Saturday, October 28, 2006

Picturing Ellen

Wow, check out these absolutely amazing photographs by Dutch artist Ellen Kooi.

Ellen's photographs have been described as being "a curious blend of documentation and psychology of the Dutch landscape." Read more about her work here.

If you're lucky enough to be in NYC, you can see a rare US exhibit at the PPOW Gallery until November 25th.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ellen's Got A Blog!

My first entry here was about Ellen DeGeneres the funniest Ellen around.

Well she finally jumped on the blogwagon and has one right here.

Bookmark it and check it daily. I know I will!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Controversial Ellen

The latest Emmy buzz is over Ellen Burstyn's nomination for Best Supporting Actress for two appearances in a movie that add up to 14 seconds of screen time.

Check out the story on Defamerwhich has a link to the clips, so you can judge for yourself.

So whaddya think?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Seafarin' Ellen


Feast your eyes on supertanker Ellen Maersk.

She's pretty big and has covered lots of ground.
Check out this photo spread by Danish sailor Ebbe Holsting.

Not much of a sailing gal myself, but seems like this Ellen is doing okay.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Get rid of all of your dangerously toxic cleansers.

Ellen Sandbeck, author of three books on non-toxic living, just came out with a new book called Organic Housekeeping.

She extols the virtues of stuff like baking soda and white vinegar which work really well and save the environment too.

I've already tried some of these methods and they do work.
They'll save you money, too.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Ellen's onstage!

Here's a not-so great review of a new play called Ellen Under Glass.

Wonder how this play was named. Perhaps an Ellen was the playwright's muse.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Oceans E-leven

Well, actually it's thirteen.

And although Catherine and Julia won't be returning, there will still be a female presence.

Is it an Ellen? You bet!

Ellen Barkin will be joining the franchise and you can read all about it right here.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Ellen's Crafty

Here's another L.A. Ellen, who's knitty, crafty and artsy.

Her blog L.A. Is My Beat is one of my daily reads.

Check it out!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Candied Ellen

Read about why they call Ellen Collins the "Lollipop Lady".

Sorry for the lack of posts, but since the readership here seems pretty low, I don't think to update here too much.

Whoever does read this, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Spooky Ellen

In time for Halloween:

Edgar and Ellen

Have a boo-tiful day!

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Knitting Ellen Pt. Deux

Nope, it's not me this time.

Ellen Harpin, founder of "The Ships Project" was just named 2005 Knitter of the Year by the Lion Brand yarn company.

Coincidentally, this blogging Ellen (me) happens to have another blog over at Lion Brand, right here.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Ellen's Stitchin'

I may be a part of the Stitch N Bitch Nation of knitting, but I'm not the only crafty Ellen around.

Check out Ellen Maurer-Stroh and her beautiful cross-stitch designs.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

European Ellen

Port Ellen

In and around Ellen.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Ellen and.....

Well, actually it's Helen AND Ellen.

They're twin sisters (Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner) from Knoxville, Tennessee, who started The Love Kitchen twenty years ago to help feed the homeless in their hometown.

Found these friends, also namedHelen and Ellen who were the first women to win the Gandhi International Peace Award in November 2004.

I looked for some more pairings, but strangely only found a Brazilian site that had two bikini-clad gals with those names.
Think we'll skip that one, ok?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Happy E-Day To Me!!

Sunday, May 01, 2005


Back with some Ellen tidbits:

When I saw the headline for this opinion piece, I thought for a moment, there really was an All-Ellen Conference. It's about Liberian Presidential Candidate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf who seems to be the main focus of this conference, which others had hoped would be more of a politically unifying experience.

Over in England, there is nothing like a dame, especially when it's Dame Ellen.
Ellen MacArthurwas recently given the title of Dame and is the youngest person to receive this high honor.

Read what Ellen Goodman has to say about being 64.

This Ellen is signing off for now.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Long Time No "E"

Judging from the lack of visitors here, I guess no one missed me. Was out of town, without my computer, so this little blog was left to gather dust.

Be back soon with more Ellen delights.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

I'm Ellen, Fly Me!

I've already found the first female Hispanic astronaut (see Jan 17th below), but did you know there's another airborne Ellen first?

Ellen Church was the world's first airline "stewardess". She was a nurse at the time and proposed the idea to United Airlines who accepted it. In 1930, "Sky Girls" was born. Ellen did much more than fluff pillows as this hometown Des Moine newspaper article explains.

Quite an interesting bit of history. I'm sure enjoying all of these Ellen finds and hope whoever stops by here, does too.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Ellen's Cookin'

I love to cook and looks like a lot of other Ellens do too.

For your culinary pleasure:

Ellen Albertson, one half of the "Cooking Couple"
Ellen Ecker Ogden
Cheap CookingEllen Ferlazzo's site about saving money on food shopping and lots of other great tips. Ellen's blog, Chronicles of a Curious Cook has a nice selection of cheap recipes with photos.
Among her many achievements, food writer Ellen Brown authored several Idiot's Guides, including this onewhich I have and love.

And for dessert, Pastries by Ellen.

Okay, now I'm really hungry.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Zoo Ellen

Among the many tributes Ellen MacArthur received for breaking her world record, this oneis most likely the strangest.

I wonder how Ellen feels about this. Personally, I'd rather have a sandwich named after me.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Small Town Ellen

As a kid, we spent some summers in the Catskills and at some point would end up in Ellenville. I remember feeling incredibly special being in a town bearing my name and always wondered who the Ellen was it was named after.

Read "The History of Ellenville" to reveal that answer. Lots more history can be found here.

Ellenville was the home of many hotels and bungalow colonies where many of my relatives went to escape the heat of the summer. I didn't get it exactly, since it was pretty hot up there too. Guess it was more affordable than other places. Among the many hotels was the Nevele, which amazingly is still there. I was a spellling whiz in school and I remember feeling so clever when I figured out that Nevele is "eleven" spelled backwards. Here are some examples of Ellenville hotels in their heyday:
Mt. Meenaga Hotel
Breeze Lawn
Cherry Hill

Wanna fly? Ellenville's The Hang Gliding Capital of the East.

Wonder if you get any town discounts for being an Ellen?

Monday, February 14, 2005

Ellen Has A Heart

It's Valentine's Day and I am sure you are as tired as I am of all of the news stories telling you how good chocolate is for you. Where's the holiday that's gonna tell me that pizza is good for me, too?

Here at e-is-for-ellen, we scoff at the traditional and here's today's tidbit:

What's a trucker to do on Valentine's Day? Ask Ellen.

Saturday, February 12, 2005


It was challenging and often dangerous, but Ellen MacArthur was determined to break the record for a solo sailing voyage around the globe. The daily updates were real life cliffhangers and so glad her hard work paid off!

Read all about it here.

Believe it or not, she's already planning her next challenge as there are other sailing records to break.

They should call her Tenacious E!

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Knitting Ellen

I'm a knitter and have another blog dedicated to my love of the craft.

Believe it or not, there's plenty of Ellen-related stuff in the fiber world, too.

Check out this lovely sweater, miniature period patterns, line of yarn, fiber farm and knitting poet from 1894.

Cool how I knit all this info together, isn't it?

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Ellen's Eats

When I lived in NYC, I passed by Ellen's Stardust Diner countless times, but never had a chance to stop in.

Even more interesting than the diner itself, was the fact that Ellen Hart was a former Miss Subways. This was a beauty contest held on the NYC subway from the 1940's to the 1970's. Scroll down the page to see a bunch of the former candidates.

Here's how it looked in the subway.

I wonder what the prize was. Probably something really girly, like a free perm or a handbag.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

LA in Shades of Ellen Gray

I live in Los Angeles, where show business is everywhere.

Just running out to buy a container of milk, I might see Tom Hanks or Jennifer Garner or Michelle Pfeiffer.
The dry cleaner has headshots of all of their famous customers. Even the DMV has headshots!!
Some restaurants actually close early on Oscar day and the streets are deserted. Either folks are actually at the ceremony or watching them, because they are connected in some way.

Just found this interesting blog, written by Ellen Gray, who is the entertainment columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. The blog documents her impressions of the Television Critics Association's Winter meetings in Hollywood.

It's nice to read someone's honest opinion of this event, as opposed to the screaming, attack on your senses approach of "Entertainment Tonight" and all of its clones.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Lather, Rinse, Ellen

I love beauty products. Not so much makeup, since most of the time I just wear red lipstick. I love soaps and lotions, not only for the wonderful scents and combos of exotic ingredients, but for the packaging too.

Came across this British company called Original Source whose products I had never heard of, since they're not available here. This review explains the Ellen connection:

"Upon reading the back of the bottle; it provides a cute little history of the Original Source Range. The tale tells like this;
‘The Original Source range of shower products is inspired by the bush remedies of Ellen Wakeman. Daughter of missionaries in New South Wales, she disgraced her family when she ran away to join the Australian Gold rush in 1857. By means left vague in the records of time, Ellen persuaded a barber to take her on as an apprentice. While learning to shave whiskers and pull prospectors teeth, she also discovered the healing powers of the plants that grow in the outback – and became famous for her herbal cures.’ "

Unfortunately that's the only info I can find on Ellen Wakeman. Hope I can find a way to sample the stuff sometime soon.
Sounds yummy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Home is Where the Ellen Is

The other day I went to my version of Disneyland,IKEA.

I was tickled to see the following:

Check out: the curtains, quilt cover and pillowcases and another pillowcase.

Anyone know what Blomma and Ruta mean?

Monday, January 17, 2005

Up, Up, Ellen and Away!

There are lots of amazing Ellens out there.

Did you know that Ellen Ochoa is the first Hispanic female astronaut?

Years ago, it seemed like we all knew all of the astronaut's names and missions, but now there are so many it's hard to keep up. As a kid I was completely fascinated by the Solar System and had models and mobiles in my room. Not so much today, but the recent pictures of Saturn and the sunspots were pretty thrilling and brought back that old feeling again.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Inventing Ellen

She wasn't wishy-washy, but Ellen Eglui invented something that sort of was.