I finally got out of bed today! I had so much fun yesterday at the Cubs game with my lovely, hilarious, and generous friend, Danielle. I was very fortunate to experience the 1914 Club with its exceptionally good food (I had a veggie burger and arugula salad with gorgonzola and peanuts), lot of vodka sodas,… Continue reading Lazy Sunday
Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge
This will be a short post, as I have a fun one planned for tomorrow, but I just felt the need to proclaim springtime in Chicago, finally. Check out today's forecast and the rest of the week. No sign of snow! My parka is at the dry cleaners for good reason, hurray! It's about time.… Continue reading Finally Spring!
Normally, I don't wake up before 6am on a Saturday morning. Today, for great reason! I'll be heading to Indiana for one of my dearest friend's baby showers! I've had many friends have beautiful, lovely babies, but Britt would be my first best friend that is my age going through the process. I love hearing her… Continue reading Friends & Babies!
Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer's new movie, I Feel Pretty. I'd seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I'm all for a bawdy sense of humor à… Continue reading Smörgåsbord II
S-Town. A podcast from Serial and This American Life. Hosted by Brian Reed. Seven chapters that I finished listening to yesterday with each episode lasting an hour, give or take. Midway through, I was already raving to anyone that would listen that this was the next investigative journalism triumph and I couldn't wait for the… Continue reading S-Town
Did you like Free Willy? Neither did I. In retrospect, the concept I agree with, but Orcinus orca, also known as the killer whale, is truly the stuff of nightmares. It's the stuff of my regular nightmares. It all started with watching the award-winning documentary Blackfish, on Netflix a few years ago. I've always enjoyed nature related documentaries,… Continue reading Orcas
This morning, I went for a walk by Lake Michigan. It was very chilly and windy by the water, but absolutely beautiful. The sunny chorus of crashing waves was oddly peaceful. I'm keeping today's post simple by sharing some pictures I took on my walk. Note the hints of spring around the corner! Thanks for… Continue reading A Simple Sunday Walk
When you think about your first memory, can you actually remember anything distinct? Do you know how old you were, what you were doing? Can you literally envision your world the same way you would be looking out on it now? I take pride in having a great memory. It's helped me in my personal… Continue reading My First Memory
Firstly, I want to give a huge shout-out to my aunt Alice and uncle Bruce for being the most wonderful hosts once again. I had a fantastic time; it was equal parts fun activities and unadulterated relaxation, which was just what I needed! The weather in south Florida also happened to be perfect the entire… Continue reading Spring Break in Florida: Sights, Sounds, Sips & More!