Full of Grace

Grace Assembly of God

My work schedule the past couple weeks has been very full… largely due to the fact that the Grace Assembly of God web site that I designed and developed was finally launched. This site, and the others I am wrapping up, will shortly be making their way into the portfolio section, so check back soon.

The Unknowns

After reading in the Carmel Magazine about Thai Castle and it’s owners, Andy and I have been determined to try it, and now have eaten there two weeks in a row. Last week we had take out, but today we dined in. We knew the food would be good, but the service is really what makes this restaurant one worth coming back to.

Thai Castle (which is in a strip mall at the intersection of Rangeline and 126th street in Carmel) opened last fall, and was start by the husband and wife duo of Nikone and Ratchanee Unknown. (The unusual name is the result of a mixup at immigration.) During our late lunchtime visit, our server (perhaps Mrs. Unknown herself) was incredibly sweet-hearted and the conversation we could overhear coming from the kitchen seemed cheerful.

Andy and I hope that our continued patronage will be contagious to the rest of Carmel, and the Thai Castle and the Unknowns will become very well known for their food and exceptional service.

Paws & Think

Paws & Think is an organization that I just recently became aware of. Paws & Think partners dogs from shelters with at-risk youth, who train the dogs in basic skills to increases their chances of being adopted. They also have programs where certified dogs provide pet therapy, AND have a program where dogs are trained to become assistance dogs to people with special needs.

I am going work as a volunteer at their next Youth Program, and am going to the upcoming event this Sunday at Bark Tutor in Broad Ripple to learn even more about their programs. I may even enroll Skyler in classes so that she can become a part of their pet therapy program.

Chit Chat

On Friday, we went to Indy’s first Pecha Kucha night (officially pronounced peh-chak-cha) at the Harrison Center for the Arts.

The object of Pecha Kucha (which means “chit chat” in Japanese) is to give a presenter 6 minutes and 40 seconds to get their point across, to an audience that may or may not even be listening (thanks to the open bar.) To make it more difficult, the presenter is limited to using only 20 slides that will be on the screen for 20 seconds each. There was a variety of topics discussed, but my favorite was Jim Walker’s presenatation “The Big Donut.”

The event was sold out and the crowd was lively. (You can check out some video from the event on the Smaller Indiana website.)