I have a selection of brand-new items for sale - taken out of their boxes yesterday, but they arrived too late to be used and I don't have time to return them:
• 4 cotton exterior/down alternative filled pillows: $15/each, $52 for all four (seriously they are SO FLUFFY) • Queen sized down alternative comforter (reversible, one side is light grey, the other side is dark grey): $40 • Twin sized mattress protector: $20 • Beige suction cup internal bath/shower mat: $15 • Reversible cotton bath mat (dark grey): $15 • Mr. Coffee 12 cup coffee maker: $20 • 8" chef's knife: $15 (sharp sharp sharp!)
Please email me between now and midnight on Friday if you're interested in any of these items. Thanks!
Francis Dunnery will be playing a "house concert" at the home of Martin and Kate Thomson-Jones on Friday, July 20th.
Once called the “most interesting man” in rock by the British music magazine Melody Maker, Francis Dunnery is an exceptional songwriter and guitarist who has recorded and and toured with the likes of Robert Plant, Santana, Lauryn Hill, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Ian Brown (Stone Roses), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (Yes), and more. Since 2005, Dunnery has also been doing “house concert” tours—playing in people’s homes for small groups. He describes the experience this way: ”It's just me and my acoustic guitar, no amplification, singing my songs…. I sing songs and tell stories of my life. It's not a party; it's more like going to church, but church with swearing.” So if you like good songs, good guitar playing, swearing, and a Cumbrian accent, don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy all four in one evening.
You can check out Francis’s albums on Spotify—try “Tall Blonde Helicopter” and “The Gulley Flats Boys,” and then run–don’t–walk to your email account to email Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. Tickets are $30 each plus $1.21 per ticket in Paypal transaction fees; seats are limited.
In early August, my husband and I will be arriving in Oberlin to begin our new jobs teaching creative writing. We have encountered a dilemma: New faculty orientation begins Thursday, 8/16; we have two children; and there are no summer camps for children in Oberlin that week. So! We are looking for a reliable, trustworthy person to watch our two sons (ages 10 and almost 5) on Thursday, 8/16 and Friday 8/17 (all day, both days) while we attend orientation. Ideally, we would also like the person to be available at the end of the previous week and/or beginning of that week for a few hours, just to get to know us and the kids. Assuming we all get along, we'd then be glad to be able to hire the person on a regular basis for a few hours (2-3? Sometimes more?) per week during the academic year. The kids are active, so we'd love to find someone who's willing to play outside with them and supervise walks to the library and parks as well as play and read at home; ability to make a PB&J, cut up some carrots, and put the things in the dishwasher when you're done would be a plus. We'd prefer a nonsmoker who's not perma-tied to the phone; and we have two (friendly) cats in the house, just so you know. Please drop me a line if you are around, free, and interested!