Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Well, you just never know what's around the corner, just like I said last night.
The particular surprise around the corner to which I am referring, however, could be a good thing.
It's just too early to tell.
So I won't say anything else, other than ...hmmmm.....you just never know what's going to fall from the sky.
And no, it's probably not what you're thinking.
Matter of fact, I would give you 500 guesses, and feel pretty safe you wouldn't get it.
That's all for now.
Cross your fingers.
Stay tuned.
Enjoy Somewhere Over the Rainbow - look over to the left and up a little.
Click play.
Let yourself dream a little.
You just never know what might happen.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cancer sucks

Cancer took both of my grandmothers. One when I was seven years old, and one when I was 33. On Labor Day weekend this year, it took my friend Jason. And now every day I watch my boss struggling with it. Struggling to hold it together when she talks about what will happen. Struggling to walk. Struggling to think clearly. Struggling to complete tasks at work. Struggling to even make it into work. Struggling to get to treatment. Struggling to just keep going.

I don't have anything especially profound or insightful to say about any of this. Just that it sucks to see people hurting. It sucks to feel helpless and scared. It sucks that there's not a cure. It sucks that sometimes it seems like cancer is everywhere.

It really puts things into perspective, and reminds me that life is short, our times together are precious, and you just never know what's around the corner.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Today I learned...

1. Chili made with Boca soy burger is pretty tasty.
2. My boss is pretty awesome. (I didn't really learn that today - I already knew it - she just greatly reinforced it today.)

Surely there is more, but this is all that comes to mind.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm a posting fool tonight...

I don't think I ever posted any photos from our trip to Vegas earlier in the year. Here are some random favorites. This is where we stayed.

I just like this.

Yes, there is glass between us.

We saw this rabbit one day on the way out, and I just had to take his picture.

Today I learned that:

1. A good friend of mine is starting law school in the spring.
2. I don't really care for Orville Reddenbocker Natural Buttery Garlic popcorn.
3. I'm really not sure how to spell Orville Reddenbocker.

(I did not claim that the things I learn everyday will be important, or serious. And surely, you didn't expect them to be, did you?)

Need a focus!!

I'm jealous of some blogs-the ones that are devoted to a single idea, that go in one direction, that have one focus. Did you ever see the one that is devoted to sightings of signs that are written in all caps, except for the l? It's called lowercase l, and it cracks me up that someone noticed that, and then turned it into a blog. http://lowercasel.blogspot.com/

And then there is the one devoted to the misuse of quotation marks. Love it, love it, love it.


I tried having focus once, remember? I was going to share 30 secrets in 30 days. Uh, yeah... that didn't work.

New plan: Every day (that I post) I will post one thing that I learned that day. They say you learn something everyday, right? We'll see......

Saturday, September 13, 2008

My new favorite song

I took off that other post about Thriving Ivory because it automatically played - and that's just annoying.


Oh, Happy Dog!

Thanks, Sports Com! What a great way to end the pool season - a "puppy plunge" where only dogs are allowed in the pool. We had a great time. Bailey is truly a city dog now, I guess. Here she is relaxing in the kiddie pool by the fountain.

We were one of the first ones to arrive. Some of the dogs took a while to warm up to the water, but not Bailey. Here she is overlooking her kingdom. I think she was thinking, "This would fit in our back yard!"

Lounging poolside, that's my dog.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

More from Chicago

We spent Labor Day weekend in Chicago. This was taken at the Navy Pier. It reminds me of some Floating Men lyrics. I'm sure you're surprised...

If I could do it over

I'd own a souvenir stand

On some dust covered highway

On some boarded up strand

Where the ghost of a thrill ride

Looms, creaks, and commands

Lost armies of seagulls

On a kingdom of sand