Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 fun (and cheap) things to do this summer

Summer School is about to start! Relax now before its time to hit the books again. I thought I would post 10 inexpensive ways to have fun and enjoy the Summer Season.

  • Ride a bike
  • Watch a baseball game
  • Visit a Park
  • Hit the water – go swimming
  • Read a book
  • Play Games
  • Have a water balloon Fight
  • Go for a walk
  • BBQ – light the grill
  • Hit the road – go for a drive

The BEST and CHEAPEST way to enjoy the summer is to visit the LIBRARY! Come see what we have to offer! Books, CDs, Videos, and internet access all for free! All available in our air conditioned environment!

Are there other things you like to do to enjoy the summer season? Any ways you stop and enjoy the warm weather? Post a comment and share!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – Summer Foods

What a great time of year. Hot days and warm nights with daylight until 9pm! Summers always include lots of family get-to-gathers, with great food and traditions. It's time to get the grill out! Here is a list of favorite Summer Foods. Do you have a favorite? Post a comment and share.

  1. Anything on the grill – burgers, hotdogs, steaks. They just can't be beat.
  2. Apple Pie – Nothing says America better.
  3. Watermelon – ice cold with just a dash of salt…yum
  4. Tomatoes - either homegrown, or the ones on the vine.
  5. Ice-cream – Homemade Vanilla, a family tradition that cannot be beat.
  6. Summer Squash – Yellow squash and zucchini- I hope the gardens come in soon.
  7. Strawberry Shortcake – Its almost healthy...
  8. Peaches – Texas peaches are the best
  9. Avocados – buttery goodness
  10. Grilled Chicken, ribs, etc. – I know it's also number one – but anything on a grill is worth mentioning twice!

I hope you have good times this summer! Enjoy.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Slideshow of pictures.

The library is proud to have Congressman Charlie Stenholm’s desk and papers in the library. There was a previous post about that here.

Follow this link to view a slide show of pictures from his recent visit to the library: http://s689.photobucket.com/albums/vv252/Tarleton_photo/Stenholm%20Archive/?albumview=slideshow

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Vacation Spots

The semester is over. We made it! Are you as ready for a vacation as I am? I thought I would share these picks for Top U.S. Vacation Spots (They do include some spots in Canada):

1. New York
2. San Francisco
3. Chicago
4. Santa Fe
5. Quebec City
6. Charleston, South Carolina
7. Vancouver
8. Montreal
9. Victoria, British Columbia
10. Seattle

I hope everyone gets to take a nice vacation this year!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Trogdon House will be renovated!

How wonderful that our Tarleton president and his wife, the Dottavios, have elected to renovate the Trogdon House and live in it! It is a beautiful home and a Tarleton treasure. I was shocked to learn that there was serious consideration given to demolishing this home some years ago (thanks for the info, Thomas Schilb!) Do not tell Dallas, but new is not automatically better. And sometimes, saving and renovating is the very greenest option.

The United States is blessed with many significant historical sites, but we lose some every year. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has published its 22nd Annual List of Endangered Sites. You can help preserve them!

Spend your summer saving something wonderful! Tarleton is showing you how it is done.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stenholm Visits Library

Former U.S. Congressman Charles Stenholm visited the Dick Smith Library on Monday, May 4. The Library recently received the desk Mr. Stenholm used while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Texas' then-District 17 from 1979 to 2005. Library staff put some of his memorabilia on display along with the desk in the Special Collections Suite on the lower level of the library. The photo shows Stenholm sitting in his former office chair at his desk in the library.

The Library also has Stenholm's legislative papers, which Collections Archivist Gary Spurr is working on indexing and describing.

Mr. Stenholm is a 1959 graduate of Tarleton, which at that time was a two-year college. He majored in Agricultural Education and served as his class vice-president. He was tied for #3 in Honor Points, and a member of the Barons. He was President of the Tarleton "T" Association (athletes who have earned a letter) and Sentinel of the Tarleton Collegiate FFA Chapter. He was an end on the Plowboys football team his second year, and a forward on the basketball team both years. He was a Captain in the Second Battle Group of the ROTC his second year, and a member of First Platoon Company G his first year. In his first year, he was also listed in "Who's Who in Grade Points," tied for first with six others.

(Photo courtesy Alyson Chapman, Communications Specialist, Media Relations office. Information about Stenholm's activities at Tarleton is from the 1958 and 1959 Grassburrs.)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 ways to spend your Summer

It the final Tuesday of the semester! Can you believe it is already over, and that you made it! To help celebrate, here are 10 ways you can spend your summer!

  • Catch up on sleep, family, and friends.
  • Help save the planet – be green.
  • Read a good book.
  • Take a summer class.
  • Study abroad.
  • Take a great vacation.
  • Lose 10 pounds.
  • Develop your hobbies, or start a new one.
  • De-clutter and organize your room, apartment or house.
  • Work, work, work.

Do you have any ideas how you are going to spend your summer? Post a comment and share!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Frazzled By Finals?

Try some of the stress relief suggestions posted by TSU students during The Stress Free Zone event:

Run or workout
Eat a Butterfinger Sonic blast (yum yum)
Thinking A Happy Thought!
Chillin' w/ friends

Prayer & reading my Bible
Play piano
Play on the Wii
Take a walk"
Breathe deeply
Take a trip out of town
Ride my bicycle...
Work with my horsey!
Prayer (amen)!
Think childhood thoughts & dreams
Dr. House (cracks me up)!
Live it up/Drink it down/Study the next day!
Walk around the park (slowly)
Prayer -n- meditation
Rock Climb!
Hot Bath and Tunes + Candles
Cigarettes + Diet Coke
Clean my car or play with my dog or GO SHOPPING
I [heart] on my horse + practice Brl Racing
My pack a day habit
12 ounces @ a time!
Look on Facebook or Myspace
Marathon CSI
Work On Hot Rod
Watch a funny movie
the BAR!
Bubble Baths!
Punch Something
Take a hot bath
listen to music
Go fishin'
I Pray! Let Go & Let God
Blow Bubbles
PLAY Kittens
Talk 2 GOD
3 minute mini-vacation

Good luck on your finals!