Muncie Apartment Living: April 2018
Welcome to this month's edition of Muncie Apartment Living, brought to you by The Haven, our apartments for rent in Muncie, Indiana. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Poetry Month and National Pecan Month; topics surrounding holidays like World Health Day and Golfer's Day; movies you might want to check out this month like A Quiet Place and Overboard; and book suggestions like The White Album and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.
National Poetry Month
We have the perfect way for you to celebrate National Poetry Month. Visit White Rabbit Books to find some great poetry. “White Rabbit Books is a locally owned and operated bookstore. Stop in for a massive collection of used books, rare comics, VHS, DVDs, magazines, D&D and RPG manuals from 1980 to present, collectibles, adult and pulp comics on two floors.” White Rabbit Books is about a 12-minute drive from The Haven. Happy National Poetry Month!
National Pecan Month
This month is National Pecan Month! To celebrate, make these Toasted Coconut-Pecan Cupcakes from Southern Living. To make them you’ll need butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, well-shaken can of coconut milk, sweetened and toasted coconut flakes, and finely chopped toasted pecans. For the frosting you’ll need cream cheese, butter, whole milk, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and sweetened coconut flakes. Enjoy!
World Health Day
Celebrate World Health Day on April 7th! Make your life a little bit healthier by following one or more of these tips: don't skip meals, choose to eat protein for breakfast, smile more, get outside, let yourself get the sleep you need, drink more water, and choose healthier meal options. See what a difference these small steps can make in your life!
Will you be visiting The Players Club at Woodland Trails to celebrate Golfer's Day this year on April 10th? We suggest you check it out! Here’s some information from their website: “The Players Club is a public 18-hole Muncie golf course often proclaimed as the best track in East Central Indiana. Voted as the top public access course for under $50.00 in the state of Indiana by Golf Digest in 1998-1999. Since then our Muncie golf course has only improved in condition. We offer some of the most competitive rates around, which keeps our customers coming back time after time. We strive to have the best golfing experience, from the moment you arrive in the golf shop, to the condition of the course, and everywhere in between.” The Players Club at Woodland Trails is about a 10-minute drive from The Haven. Happy Golfer's Day!
A Quiet Place comes out this month! Check it out this month after Friday, April 6. "A family lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.” Buy your tickets online for a great weekend.
Have you seen Overboard yet? Check it out in theaters beginning Friday, April 13. "Kate is a single, working-class mother of three who's hired to clean a luxury yacht that belongs to Leonardo -- a selfish, spoiled and wealthy Mexican playboy. After unjustly firing Kate, Leonardo falls off the boat and wakes up with no memory of who he is. To get payback, Kate shows up at the hospital and convinces the confused amnesiac that they're married. As Leonardo tries to get used to manual labor and his new family, Kate starts to wonder how long she can keep fooling her fake husband." Check out Overboard soon! Buy your tickets today.
The White Album by Joan Didion
Joan Didion examines the wreck of the sixties with poignant and perceptive essays like “The White Album,” “James Pike, American,” “Holy Water,” “Georgia O’Keeffe.” and “On the Morning After the Sixties.” Didion’s work, though no longer contemporary, still holds the bite and sting it held when first published.
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
“Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In ‘Books and Roses’ one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In ‘Is Your Blood as Red as This?’ an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. ‘“Sorry” Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea’ involves a ‘house of locks,’ where doors can be closed only with a key—with surprising, unobservable developments. And in ‘If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don't You Think,’ a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).”