Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

But it don't snow here

It stays pretty green

Tired Tire

Just this morning I drove past Swedish Imports (the place where I get my Saab serviced) and thought to myself "My car has been trouble free for so long."

Until this afternoon. After an obscene amount of reschedules I was headed to the dentist. On I-40 and I heard a weird nose. At first I thought it was the CD I was playing but the noise didn't go away when I turned it down. Then I thought a window might be open. That didn't appear to be the case. Then there was blue smoke and a bad smell and I got myself off that highway right away. This was the state of my tire.

I was calm and cool (well not cool, it's really hot out there) and called roadside assistance for a tow. They asked if I had a spare tire. I had no idea but checked the trunk and realized there was a donut. Before I had the opportunity to figure out how the hell I was going to get it on someone pulled over and helped. Ah, damsel in distress. Dentist appointment missed, donut on and at the tire place waiting for a hypothesis as to what happened and a new tire.
UPDATE from Tire Guys: There was a nail in the time and then it was low and then it just ripped itself up.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dancing with Myself

This is sort of embarrassing but too funny not to share
My hair had been straightened. A different, less recognizable look for me. Maybe like Sampson, without my bounce I can't dance. Nah. It's not the hair.

Poochikins, not Parker.

The dog in this video was a roommate for several months. During that time, I tried to change his name from "Parker" to "Poochikins" with some success, apparently.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One Day

There was too much missing in between for me to enjoy this book. I know that was the point, I just didn't like it.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So this was pretty much my Friday. And Saturday.

Perfect escape for a few humid, rainy and kinda gloomy days.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010


Work brought me to Chicago, so I brought myself here a day early to visit Lucius - the 35 day old kid you see in the picture(I am almost as many years old as he is days old) He belongs to Abby Zitin. Abby introduced me to some of her pals as "one of her oldest friends." I prefer to say we have been friends for a very long time.

Also on the scene was Brita Zitin (Abby's sister) who is a wonderful auntie.

In the past when Abby and I have gotten together we've gone shopping at Anthropologie. I'll miss that, but this was nice too.

Cold feet.