Every year at this time, the news stations around Denver start urging people to go on drive to look at the colors changing. They post picture after picture, exactly like the one above, showing people who don’t go on a drive just what they are missing. After all, I’ve seen both and Colorado’s fall rivals the famed fall-color changes in New England. What is the purpose of a drive? I
I am writing an article about this band for the newspaper. During our interview today I discovered their CD release party is this weekend, so I decided to give them a plug here on HeidiTown. Mad Brad & his Trailer Trash Troubadours is a country/bluegrass band with what guitarist, lead vocalist and writer Brad Handley calls an “eclectic” sound. The CD is called “Everything u no iz Rong.” My favorite
Have the owners of the Reader’s Cove, a Ft. Collins, Colorado bookstore, been drinking a little too much Captain Morgans? I recently received an email from the store outlining upcoming events. This Saturday, September 19th, the store is celebrating “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” And guess what, after a little research I discovered September 19th really is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Honestly, I can’t make this stuff up.
Patrick Swayze passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer. He was 57. This is sad news. Swayze was one of those celebrities I really, truly liked. He seemed genuine and had been married to the same woman for over thirty years, an amazing and commendable feat in Hollywood. He was gifted in so many areas – singing, dancing, writing, acting, and the eighties and nineties wouldn’t have been the same without
Barnes & Noble now offers free wi-fi, and it’s about time. Many smaller coffee shops and bookstores beat B&N to the punch, but the world’s largest bookseller has finally come to their senses. Free wi-fi is now available at all their stores. I go to the B&N at The Promenade Shops in Loveland, and one issue I have with the place are the unhappy workers. It’s service with
It’s another HeidiTown rant, and it’s about time. A year and a half has past since I wrote a rant, about cell phones in theaters. Today it’s kids and babies in theaters, though the cell phone problem hasn’t gotten any better. I’m not talking about children at cartoon movies. I’m talking about kids at the movies I go to – primarily PG13 or R movies with adult themes. I cannot
I’m a little sad to see summer on the way out, but there are two great things about fall. Well, three actually. 1. Football 2. Movies 3. Survivor (yes, I still watch it) Yes, the fall movie line up is here and this means the summer blockbuster will be replaced by more thoughtful story lines, better acting and more movies made for an adult audience. This summer wasn’t a
Rated PG13 Directed by Shane Acker Produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov Starring Elijah Wood, John C. Riley, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau and Christopher Plummer Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 2.5/5 Word of Warning: This film is not for children. A few selfish parents brought their little ones (3 to 9-yr-olds) with them to this movie and the kids alternated between scared and bored – just peachy for
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Jax Ranch & Home will be hosting a Local Author’s Day this Saturday at the Fort Collins store. Over 50 authors will be available to sign and chat about their books. Click here for a list of authors. The event will be held at Jax (1000 N. 287 Hwy), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009.