March 2008

NEW: "Happy, Happy Hour" under Restaurant Reviews

An ever evolving list of my favorite happy hour spots. Check out my new page under Restaurant Reviews called Happy, Happy Hours.   I will use this page to keep a running list of my favorite  happy, happy hour restaurants and bars.   It will be added to periodically, so keep checking in! Also, I would love to know about your favorite happy hours!!  Feel free to leave your comments

Book Review: Enslaved by Ducks

  by, Bob Tarte From talking starlings to terrorizing turkeys, Tarte’s book demonstrates how our pets play an extraordinarily wonderful part in our lives. Our pets have amazing power over us; they also have an intimate and essential place, as writer Bob Tarte discovers in his book “Enslaved by Ducks.” It started with an innocent move the Michigan countryside. Tarte and wife Linda were looking for a peaceful life away

Shutter - a frightful mess of a movie

This movie gets the illustrious position as the worst movie I’ve reviewed thus far on Heidi Town.   My friends who convinced me to see it have lost all rights to pick out the  movies we see together.   Sorry Amy & Brandon!   🙂   Find out why the  movie Shutter  is such  a mess here.

Tired of Bad News? I have a remedy

I have come up with an excellent remedy to all the bad news swirling around us.   I can’t turn on the television or open the Internet without being bummed out about the economy, politics, crime, my March Madness bracket… I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of it!! My wonderful husband decided to I needed cheering up and he took me out to stand-up comedy last night.  

Book Review: The Sparrow

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell The first few chapters of The Sparrow  were confusing and in turn, boring because I couldn’t figure out what was going on. I would have put another book down, but my husband and several friends  had read this book and  liked it, so I stuck with it. The Sparrow takes the reader on several journeys; a journey to the future and a journey to

Remembering Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke died yesterday at the age of 90.   “Sometimes I’m asked how I would  liked to be remembered,” he had said in a recent interview. “I have had a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer and space promoter. Of all these things I would like to be remembered as a writer.” At his 90th birthday party, held this past December, Clarke had three wishes: for Sri