Thursday, June 17, 2010
ART WORKS! On the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric just recently, a segment featured a young girl with a big heart. Fond of vacationing in the South during the summer, she is a bird lover / expert. When she heard of the plight of the wild birds living in the South, who are trying to survive the BP oil spill, she decided to take action! Using her artistic talents, as well as her compassion, she draws and paints wild birds. Posting her works of art on Facebook, she has raised $100,000 -- so far -- which she plans to donate to save the wild birds in the South! ART WORKS! WORD ON THE STREET: In Alabama, fishing has been a way of life -- and a way to earn a living for many fishermen, most of whom also have families to support. These fishermen are out of work and being kept from their livelihood due to big mistakes of BP Oil Co. "Fishing is all they've ever done. It's all they know," said one patron at DQ today, who hails from Alabama. All talk, no action! LET US ADULTS LEARN FROM THE KIDS!
Hi! My ON LINE EXHIBIT: Mural of Long Island Sound (in 7 panels) is just about done! Complete with narrative copy which accompanied my Midwinter Artist Reception/ Family Housewarming! For more info, go to: http://sites.google.com/site/makingartaffordabletothepublic/ Take care! Wish you were here! Time for a lunch break! and to visit the rams! AND LAMBS: 5 BLACK, 5 BROWN, AND ONE WHITE! anbd DQ! (Denise...Denise Dances...2010 -- She's baaaaack!)
FOLLOW YOUR DIABETES FOOD PLAN. If you don't have one, ask your doctor about seeing a dietician / nutritionist who specializes in Diabetes. (Special thanks to Dr. Patel at Sound Medical Associates in GROTON and Joslin Diabetes Center at L&M Hospital in New London. The staff are all great, but I would especially like to thank my Nutritionist Deb Petersen for all of her help and expertise.) CHECK YOUR FEET EVERY DAY FOR CUTS, BLISTERS, RED SPOTS AND SWELLING. Get 30-60 minutes of activity on most days of the week. (Hey. I don't look this good for nothing. What're you crazy? Think you got problems? Are you kiddin' me? I DON'T GET NO RESPECT!!!...* * * :) DID YOU CHECK YOUR BLOOD SUGAR??? High blood sugar can make you feel thirsty and tired, cause blurry vision, or make you urinate often. Low blood sugar can make you feel weak, tired, confused and /or shaky. (Does it come as no surprise to you..by now...that I would say...that I would consider a return to perfect health payment enough???...* * * :) MISS HICKEY. HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIENCING STRESS OF AN UNUSUAL NATURE? Miss Hickey? Miss Hickey! (For more info, go to: http://www.WebMD.com and search for "diabetes newsletter.")
SIDE EFFECTS NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, DRY MOUTH, LOSS OF APPETITE, INCREASED SWEATING, DROWSINESS, DIARRHEA, UPSET STOMACH, OR TROUBLE SLEEPING MAY OCCUR. IF ANY OF THESE EFFECTS PERSIST OR WORSEN, NOTIFY YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST PROMPTLY...TELL YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF ANY OF THESE UNLIKELY BUT SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS OCCUR: UNUSUAL OR SEVERE MENTAL/MOOD CHANGES (E.G. AGITATION, NERVOUSNESS, SUICIDAL THOUGHTS), DECREASE IN SEXUAL ABILITY, DECREASED INTEREST IN SEX, UNCONTROLLABLE SHAKING (TREMOR), UNUSUAL WEIGHT LOSS...SYMPTOMS OF A SERIOUS ALLERGIC REACTION MAY INCLUDE: RASH, ITCHING/SWELLING (ESPECIALLY OF THE FACE, TONGUE, THROAT), SEVERE DIZZINESS, TROUBLE BREATHING. THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS. IF YOU NOTICE OTHER EFFECTS NOT LISTED ABOVE, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST. YOU MAY REPORT SIDE EFFECTS TO THE FDA AT 1-800-FDA-1088. Depression Hurts.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
UP AND COMING: (1) Mix Pod: I plan to set my blog to music soon, so that YOU can hear all the songs in my head. (2) "Depression Hurts" (3) Diabetes Link and (4) "The Next Great Artist:" For more info, go to: http://www.DeniseHickey.UNHInspires.info and be sure to watch "WORK OF ART: The Next Great Artist" on BRAVO TV tonite at 10pm! (5) See http://sites.google.com/site/makingartaffordabletothepublic/ for TEXT to accompany my on-line exhibit (Mural of Long Island Sound in 7 panels). (Denise...Denise Dances...2010 -- She's baaaack!) Be sure to visit "your father" on Sunday (to you, BC!)
VOCAB: (1) favor: n. [ME, friendly regard, attractiveness fr. OF favor friendly regard, fr. L. fr. favere to be favorable; akin to OHG gouma attention, OSlav govet: to revere] 1: archaic a: APPEARANCE b: (1): FACE (2) a facial feature 2a (1) friendly regard shown toward another esp. by a superior (2) approving consideration or attention: AP - PROBATION b: PARTIALITY c: archaic: LENIENCY d: archaic: PERMISSION e: POPULARITY 3a: gracious kindness; also: an act of such kindness b archaic: HELP, ASSISTANCE c pl: effort in one's behalf or interest: ATTENTION 4a: a token of love (as a ribbon) usu. worn conspicuously c: BADGE 5a: a special privilege or right granted or conceded...7: BEHALF, INTEREST.
LEGACY Normally, opening day at Ocean Beach marks the beginning of the summer season. But since June 2007, I am hit hard with emotions I don't know what to do with: Dizzinesss...Anger...Irritation...Breathlessness...Sadness...Feeling as if I am about to faint. This year, the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend was overcast, hazy, foggy. I DID go to the beach. I found a box of 80 beer cans in the trash and cashed them in for four dollars! which went to put gas in my gas tank. to go to the Virtu Art Festival in Westerly, RI with my sister Kelley. To look at booths for my upcoming show at Mystic Art Festival on August 14 & 15, 2010! On Saturday, May 29; Kelley and I attended Virtu in Westerly. Is that why I felt: FATIGUE...HEADACHE...OVERWHELMED...that day. On Tuesday, June 1: Old Sins Cast Long Shadows -- Ghosts of my past. Is THAT why I felt the way I did? On Saturday, June 5: Humidity coupled with grief. Palpable at The Parade. It was all too much. Yes, I remember. On Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 12:30pm, my Guardian Angels came to my rescue. I hadn't heard from my best friend Paula in three days. She didn't answer her phone. She didn't return my calls. I knew something was wrong. On Sunday, June 17, 2007-- my Guardian Angel in Heaven brought me my Guardian Angels here on Earth. Yes, I remember. Her LEGACY to me. (Today, on the eve of June 17, I would like to thank the New London Police Department once again -- for coming to my rescue on Sunday, June 17, 2007 -- and how many times since then!!!...* * * :) Denise -- Williams Park Apts.
Monday, June 14, 2010
MOVIE MADNESS XIV: My long lost review of the USCG Concert in January 2010 and resultant concert schedule. (I've got to see this movie. I've got to see it; I've got to see it. Are we going? We're going; aren't we? If we don't go, I'm going to be mad!!!...* * * :) Started abruptly at 1400 hours, without innuendo, with the impossibly dynamic Theme from Mission: Impossible by Lalo Schifrin and Danny Elfman, arr. by Jay Bocook. Following closely on its heels was, of course -- SEMPER PARATUS! the official military march of the Coast Guard Band which exemplifies steadfastness, courage and always ready to help! Next came the Sea Hawk by Eric Korngold, arr. by Charles Sayre, a 1940s swashbuckler, replete with pirates and starring Erol Flynn in the bold, dramatic crystal clear brass, charismatic of the band. Sugarland Express, a movie directed by Steven Spielberg, composed by John Williams and trans. Stephen Bull, featured MUC Elizabeth Jackson as Flute Soloist. As teh long silver instrument glistened in the spotlight, she skillfully played the mysterious tune. Tombstone, a spaghetti western circa 1993, by Bruce Broughton, arr. Randol Bass has a "Happy Ending where the hero gets the bad guy AND he gets the girl." Just before Intermission, the entrancing Adventures on Earth from E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial) by John Williams, ar. Paul Lavendar. Another Spielberg movie, the bicycle chase and ET's fond farewell to his earthling family ensues. Serenada Schizophrenia: III. A Brass Thing by Danny Elfman, arr. Richard Saucedo -- have you seen it? No, I haven't. Yes, I have. Features "a gumbo of musical styles" in a concert piece from IMAX Film, Deep Sea 3-D. Been there. No, I haven't. Yes, I have. Don't wanna go there ever again!!!...* * * :) featured a suspenseful tango beat. In "Oscar Sings," a medley of ten songs by MU1 Lisa Williamson, Soprano and the USCG Swing Band, including "The Way You Look Tonight" (1936), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (1945), "Moon River" and Here Comes the Groom" (1951). At this point, a break in the program for awards. First up, the Sam Hasty Award, in honor of Sam Hasty who died of Leukemia on Oct. 10, 2001. Ironically, his best friend MUC Joel Flunker was honored with this award for his outstanding contribution to the Band since 1995. Although brief, it was hard to get through this part of the concert without crying (as I remember Paula). Following this tribute, CWO3 Richard Wyman was awarded a Coast Guard Achievement Medal for his many accomplishments, including conducting complex, challenging scores and his many duties as a Concert Host and engaging speaker. Next came Dracula: End Title by John Williams, arr. Randol Bass, in which Dracula attempts to seduce another man's fiancee, invoking terror! Limit of Love: Umizaru by Sato Naoki -- (a 2006 action flick from Japan) a most beautiful tune -- tender and haunting -- begins with Ian Frenkel on the piano, followed by the flute -- to the drumbeat of a military march -- and by far, my favorite. The Theme to Star Wars, unannounced broughtr up teh unexpected finale/ encore but you knew that. THE NEXT CONCERT WILL BE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 20 AT 3PM AT FORT TRUMBULL, NL, CT, "Music of the Great Outdoors." (Happy Father's Day! Father comes first...as always!:) On Sunday, July 4 at 3pm, the band salutes John Phillips Sousa (Honeeey, see you at the beeeeaach! Too much JPS for me.) On Sunday, Sept. 5, at 3pm at Fort Trumbull, the Band ends the summer season with a bang! Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. THE BAND'S CONCERT HOME, LEAMY HALL IS CLOSING FOR RENOVATIONS. AFTER SUMMER CONCERTS AT FT TRUMBULL, THE BAND WILL TAKE UP RESIDENCY AT THE GARDE ARTS CENTER IN NL, CT. Hope to see you there.
http://www.hotlyrics.net/lyrics/E/Ella_Fitzgerald/Don_t_Worry_About_Me.html Don't worry 'bout me...I'll get along...Just you forget about me...Be happy my love...Just say that our little show is over...And so the story ends...Why not call it a day, the sensible way...And we'll remain friends...Look out for yourself...Should be the rule...Just give your heart and your love, to whomever you love. Don't you be a fool. Baby, why stop and cling...to some fading thing...That used to be...So if you can't forget...DON'T YOU WORRY 'BOUT ME. -- Ella Fitzgerald. (Today is the three year anniversary of my good friend Paula's passing and her birthday, June 14, 1938.)UP NEXT: LEGACY.