Things to Do ...
Gift Wrap with an IP Message
Want to spread the word about intellectual property and what's not cool? Check out this giftwrap, also available as fabric, wallpaper and self-stick woven wallpaper.
National Chamber Ensemble
This one gets a huge flick of my paw! The www.nationalchamberensemble.org presents unusual and fun concerts. Their Artistic Director, Leo Sushansky, flips over backwards to come up with new ways to make music interesting to all ages. Mommy says I can't go, but I can listen to them on YouTube. Hey - that's my big brother on the left!
Play with your food
Let www.idafrosk.com (also instagram.com/idafrosk) and jimspancakes.com be your inspiration and guide for what you can do with edible. Ida reproduces famous artworks on toast, while Jim has created a new art form from colored pancake batter. My mommy says she would eat breakfast every day if it looked like this.
... or play your food
The Vegetable Orchestra (vegetableorchestra.org/) and Heita show you how to make music with your fruits and vegetables. When you're done you can make a vegetable soup and fruit salad.
Visit Alexandria, Virginia
Check out Visit Alexandria Virginia (visitalexandriava.com) for events ranging from special exhibits at Mount Vernon to chamber music at the Lyceum. Alexandria hosts a few great parades each year, festivals and great restaurants. The Torpedo Factory houses artists and artisans on the waterfront to the Potomac River, where tour boats and dinner cruises launch. Scooting out the other end of town, you can view the city from the heights of the Washington Masonic Lodge, soak up blues, coffee and ice cream in Del Ray and trot out to Green Spring Gardens to see the nation's witchhazel collection and a huge and varied collection that includes some very choice catnip, pick up some gifts or delight in special afternoon teas and lectures (reservations required).
Do you have 100 days to reach a goal?
They say every journey starts with a few small steps. Visit https://giveit100.com/ and learn how to upload a video a day for 100 days to learn how to do something new or accomplish some goal for yourself in 100 days. An intriguing concept and it has worked for many people. Even if you don't want to upload a video for everyone else to see, do something to record yourself - a photo, a journal -- just do it!
Homeowner Protection Plans
If you live in Northern Virginia and are a customer of Dominion power, check out these must have homeowner protection plans at https://www.dominionenergy.com/en/home-protection. For small monthly fees, you can purchase protection for you heating system, your hotwater heater, sewage lines, indoor plumbing, electrical system, and the water main line from your house to the street, including a small extra for covering sidewalk, pavement and landscaping repairs. If you ever need these things, it will be worth every penny.