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President John F. Kennedy – Remembering 50 Years Later

The city of Dallas, Texas will be honoring the memory of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 2013, 50 years after his untimely parting.

Most people know, whether they were there or learned about it in school, that on November 22, 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated.  He was the 35th President of the United States of America.

On November 22, 2013, his memory will be celebrated at the place where it all happened, Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  This historic event will be called:  The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy.

It’s too late to request a ticket but that does not mean you cannot be apart of this memorable time in other ways.

About the event:

There will be screens outside the immediate area where spectators can watch the program.  The music starts at 11:45 AM and the program starts at 12:15 PM at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  For those who don’t know or don’t remember, this is where the tragic incident took place.  There actually white “X’s” that mark the specific spots on the road.  Thousands of people drive over them every day.

Prior to July 31st of this year, people were able to request free tickets.  The selected people who actually get the tickets will be selected at random and submitted to a screening by the Dallas Police Department.  Five thousand tickets will be issued around October.
As someone who has been through that area hundreds of times, I can’t imagine what it will look like with 5,000 people.

http://50thhonoringjohnfkennedy.com/

There will be screens nearby for people who do not get tickets.

It may be too late to get tickets but there are several other ways to be a part of this memorable celebration.

There are several website links at the 50th anniversary website.  Below I have briefly described a some of them.

The Sixth Floor Museum has a “Living History Series” and has several programs throughout the rest of the year with notable people giving their account of the assassination.  This includes doctors who worked in on the President, first-hand eyewitnesses of the incident, reporter / photographers and more.  I think it would be interesting to hear these people talk about their experience during that time.
http://www.jfk.org/index.cfm?objectid=0F7B2D92-C29F-E539-E05D035C3E5EE947

JFK Day of Service
Nov 23, 2013 will be a day of service in honor of JFK.  Remember his famous quote?  In his inauguration speech President Kennedy so famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
There are at least 2,500 slots available for volunteers on that day.  You can sign up at jfkday.com.  (I’m thinking of doing the “Communities of School” gig….teaching children about JFK and giving math and reading lessons.
http://jfkday.com/wp/serve/

Lots of interesting photos and info at this site:
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/jfk50/

Memorial Concert at Dallas Symphoony nov 21-24
https://www.dallassymphony.com/season-tickets/subscriptions/13-14-ti-classical-series/productions/presidentjfkmemorial.aspx

DMA On view from May 26 through September 15, 2013, Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy
Then it will be Amon Carter Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, where it will be on view October 12, 2013, through January 12, 2014.  and more.  It will be various art works that were installed in his room in Hotel Texas for he and the Mrs. during his final trip to Dallas in 1963.
http://www.dma.org/View/FutureExhibitions/dma_496179

JFK: A Symposium for Dallas to understand the impact of the assassination.
Saturday, November 2nd at the Southside Ballroom from 10 am-4:30 pm
http://www.dallasinstitute.org/programs_events_JFKSymposium.html

Find others here:  http://50thhonoringjohnfkennedy.com/related-links.asp

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What’s da Scoop?

My new favorite food truck and ice cream truck is What’s da Scoop?.  I see it at @KlydeWarrenPark often.

What's da Scoop? ice cream

I purchased this beautiful cone lined with Nutella®.  I have LOVED Nutella® since I was a kid in Germany (although it originated in Italy).  The ice cream had cookie dough in it and was topped with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  I know that’s a lot of sugar, but it was SO D*MN GOOD.  I want another one!

Yummy ice cream

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Scooter Boogie

I finally decided to try the Scooter Boogie, which I think is a fantastic idea.  It’s a company that delivers from any place in a specified delivery area.  According to the website they deliver to Uptown, Downtown, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, Lakewood, and some of Bishop Arts.  I think this is great because in Dallas, you can only get pizza or Asian food delivered.  Now I can eat at any restaurant in the area without even leaving the house.  And yes, for all you partiers, this includes alcohol.   The delivery guy told me they are all TABC certified and he had the sticker on his scooter to prove it.  Just think..if you’re hosting a party and you don’t want to leave it to replenish the beverages, all you have to do is make a phone call.

Scooter Boogie has several restaurants that they call “affiliated” which are basically restaurants that have signed up for the service.  The delivery fee from these restaurants tends to be cheaper and you order directly from the restaurants.  However, you can get delivery from any restaurant in the delivery area.  I think the founder came up with a smart and innovative concept.

I ordered some breakfast from Pop Diner (click her to see my blog about it).  I was told I would get it in 35 minutes or less.  When the delivery man got to my place it had been almost an hour.  My first thought was that I wasn’t going to be recommending this service because it takes way too long to get your food…and I was hungry.  However, when he got there, he explained what happened.  There was a volleyball tournament going on at the same time and apparently people had been ordering a lot of water, which is understandable since it’s summer.  That was when I started asking more questions about what they deliver.  I thought it was pretty cool that people could simply order bottled water, especially during an event that is outside.  They do not accept tips so you get what you pay for plus the delivery fee without that obligated feeling of tipping the delivery guy the right about.  Personally, I don’t like giving tips.  Don’t get me wrong, I do give them.  I just don’t like doing it.  I want to pay what the price is and no more and I don’t want to feel guilty if I can’t give a lot of extra money.  I don’t want to be worried that my future service is dependent on the tips of the past.  The delivery man was very friendly and had no problem answering my questions.  It seemed like he actually enjoyed it.  It must be a pretty interesting company to work for.  He also waived my delivery fee because, according to him, it had been about 50 minutes which is longer than they like to take on their deliveries.  I didn’t even have to ask or complain about the wait time.  He just automatically did it.  So of course, I would definitely recommend them.  I also think that the scooter idea in itself is pretty great in this growing green society we live in (and the scooter is literally green).

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First Sunset of the Summer 2013

I just really like this picture. I mostly like the way the shadows of the buildings look in the water. I’ve been to the downtown NYLO (NYLO Dallas South Side) and thought this pool looked pretty cool and innovative.  And NYLO is a pretty cool spot to hang at as well.

Fashion in the Urban Jungle

Sunset Over Dallas

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One of my favorite things is to watch the sunset.  It’s one of the most beautiful things one can do.  It’s simple, free, and magnificent.  I really feel as though once a month you should set aside a day, go to the highest point you can and just watch the sunset.  I did that on Summer Solstice.  My great friend and I went to the Nylo hotel off Lamar in Dallas had a drink, spoke, watched the sunset over the city while a DJ played in the background.

If you have not been to the Nylo off Lamar in Dallas then I HIGHLYsuggest to go.  The crowd is old enough to not get into a fight but young enough to still have fun, dance, and be jovial.  My friend and I had such a wonderful time and are making plans to go back.  Hopefully soon.  It…

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