1 point – “C “Author Rebekah CRANE
For most teenagers, life isn’t as simple as one would hope. Complex problems exist everywhere – which is why Esther is obsessed with math. After all, with math, every problem has a solution, whereas family, friends and love often involve situations that are harder to resolve. The Infinite Pieces of Us by Rebekah CRANE is a wonderful Young Adult novel that has it all : fascinating and loveable characters, humor, coming-of-age plot and a believable journey of self-discovery. Plus, woven into the narrative are creative math problems (“if souls really do travel in groups, but one is subtracted, is she lost forever?) and silly but charming math riddles (“You know what’s odd, Moss? What? Every other number.”). A quick and delightful read, we both loved this book.
2 points – “C” place – CLEBURNE
From the time she was in 7th grade, Gone With The Wind was Barbara’s favorite book so when we discovered that the city of Cleburne, Texas had a museum named Gone With The Wind Remembered, it was a no-brainer. We envisioned one large room with some scattered memorabilia. Boy, did we underestimate it. Founded by Vicky Lynn Rogers, who started her collection when she was 4 years old, the museum houses around 600 (!) dolls and a huge collection of memorabilia on just about every character in the book, plus Civil War Artifacts. There is a room with a video of interviews with the people involved in the making of the movie, as well as a small theatre where you can sit and watch some of the film. The museum doesn’t even house all of her collection; she has nearly 850 dolls and is still collecting. So the next time your husband or roommate tells you that you have too many shoes, just say “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
2 points – “C” restaurants/dishes
Two tacos and a Cristo waffle – sounds like it could be a country western song but it was our culinary experience for C month. Leading the way was Crush Taco in Frisco – a fabulous place for an elevated taco experience opened by the chef of two fine restaurants in Dallas: Capital Grille and Perry’s Steakhouse. We had cornflake crusted shrimp tacos and fried chicken elotes style tacos. If you’re in the area you’ve got to try them. Next up was the Legacy Hall food court in Frisco where we tried a Cuban taco at Velvet Taco (just average) and a Cristo waffle (Monte Cristo between two waffles in place of bread) at Pressed Waffle. The Cristo was delicious and worthy of their Shark Tank backing.