Monthly Archives: June 2012

Getting in Touch with my Family Tree

Every now and then, I feel a pull from part of my family tree that cries, “Uff Da”!  So, it makes perfect sense that I would want to see Garrison Keillor at Ravinia, an outdoor music theatre in the northern suburbs of Chicago. 

Keillor is a great story-teller and can carry a tune. He is perfect for the radio as he speaks in his deep, down-to-earth tone that makes one think of the Common Loon, Minnesota’s state bird.  The bird, crazy, yet Read the rest of this entry

Sweetness Withdrawal

Perhaps it’s due to my sweetness withdrawal, but many things that aren’t considered quintessential food are now looking like food. For example, on one of my recent walks, I noticed these pretty tiger lilies in the front of someone’s house.

Peach Slice Surprise – Are Those Blueberries on the Left?

But I didn’t see that, I saw Read the rest of this entry

The Adventures of Self Impressed

My office is shutting down. For those who have followed my blog, you may be thinking this is Ground Hog Day because I wrote the same thing just about a year ago after I was just getting used to my 68th floor view of Lake Michigan but I digress. I’m pretty sure I have the office move process down pat by now.  

As I toss old items and stumble upon old mementos, it reminds me of all of the charming and witty characters that have filled my days with laughter at this place.  One that comes to mind is that of the amusing stylings of SELF IMPRESSED. Just by his name, you know he is smitten with himself.  The King of Quips did have a great singing voice and was in good shape as many were reminded during various muscle flexing sessions. 

We’d be working on a project and he couldn’t remember his password, so he would pause and look at me with complete sincerity and ask, Read the rest of this entry

One Must Write To Make Things Feel Right…

The birthday was a success! I went out-of-town for a week to get some LA sun, consume many avocados, and enjoy the sites with my adorable niece and nephew.  

I checked my Facebook page before I boarded my early morning flight and there were already messages from my thoughtful Facebook family.  I turned my phone back on when I got to LA and it was beeping like crazy from all of the messages!

I say it every year, but that has to be one of the best things about Facebook.  If you are lucky enough to have attentive friends and they think of you that day and write on your wall, it’s hard not to feel a bit giddy!

My flight home was spent reading on my Nook and watching my neighbor who was a technological junkie that could not be satiated.  She started off with her Macbook or maybe it was an Air, was typing furiously, and suddenly got bored. So, she took out her Ipad and read on there for a little bit. I’m guessing it was the 50 Shades trilogy but I didn’t crane my neck that far!   But, you could tell she was feeling anxious, so she put the Ipad away and took her laptop again.  Dissatisfied, she finally took out a third item that resembled a Kindle Fire.  She didn’t look like she was reading on that device. I believe she was playing a game. Restless, she went back to her Ipad.  You get the picture. 

In between her device transitions,  I caught my other neighbor munching on a Choco-Pie, Read the rest of this entry

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