Okay, okay. I know it was 90 degrees yesterday but really, I promise-- fall is on the way. Be proactive and come on in to N2N. We have everything you could possibly want for chilly weather...and at unbeatable prices!
What's on Sale?
Arthur's latest was published on September 18th. Click here to read his thoughts on selecting a laptop.
North Hall High School's Hollow Horse Players present A Thurber Carnival, a play from 1961 based on James Thurber's writings and drawings.
A Thurber Carnival, ultimately, is about Thurber and his sardonic, exasperated look at the world. All of these pieces are written with the utmost precision, and the icy dry comedy running underneath is bracing; this is, to use an oxymoron, a savagely understated piece of work. It's student directed by Courtney Shook. It's being presented at 7:30 PM at the NHHS theatre on Thursday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 25. Tickets are $5.00.
And while I was looking for an image to go with this, I came across this wonderful column about Thurber. I just had to share. Enjoy.
Built around the songs made famous by Elvis Presley, All Shook Up tells the story of a small town girl with big dreams and the motorcycle- riding stud she falls for. Set in the 1950’s somewhere in the Midwest, Chad, a hip-swiveling, guitar-playing roustabout, is being released from prison. The warden doesn't appreciate a guy like Chad riding into town, playing his music and exciting the local women. But the women aren’t complaining!
All Shook Up will make you believe Elvis Presley is back in the building.
Shaun Hughes, son of N2N's Cheryl Hughes, is playing guitar for the production. See you Thursday night, Shaun!
...and as always, bring in the playbill from any local high school theatre production and take 20% off the price of any one item in the shop!
File this one under "Adorable"
What's for Dinner?
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 bunch spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons red raspberry jam (with seeds)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/3 cup walnut oil
freshly ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Arrange walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast in oven for 5 minutes, or until nuts begin to brown.In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, walnuts, cranberries, blue cheese, tomatoes, avocado, and red onion.In a small bowl, whisk together jam, vinegar, walnut oil, pepper, and salt. Pour over the salad just before serving, and toss to coat.
Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!
Teressa and the Next2New Crew