The Stream of Whatever

One thousand, five hundred and sixty-five. That’s how many blog-related emails were waiting in Outlook on May 5th. The Fourth could no longer be with me or help. I deleted them all. Yes, I did that. There’s no way I could attend to one thousand, five hundred and sixty-five emails. Sorry blogger buddies, don’t take this personally. I’ve been gone Monday through Thursday the last two weeks. The weekends have flown by. I’ve been packing, unpacking, doing laundry, re-packing, eatingRead more

SoCS: The Big Uh-Oh Birthday

It is my birthday month A September baby I am I have a sneaking hunch That I will soon be on the lam I cannot let this one pass by Without a celebratory note About my age I will not lie I’m old enough to vote It’s a banner year, this one Another decade older Which deserves lots of fun And a girl embracing bolder A weekend in Door County is planned For friends, shopping and wine Where laughing isRead more

Different Directions

“Life’s too much fun to have it go in just one direction.” ~Carly Rae Jepsen~ So it was during an eleven-day vacation that lasted through July 4th. Those days were spent lounging, biking, traveling, hiking, eating, shopping, imbibing and spending time with friends at a campground wedding. Many directions. For the sake of time and in the spirit of One-Liner Wednesday (which already makes this post too long), I will spare a good share of the details for possible futureRead more

Journey on Two Wheels

 On the menu today: Journeys, limericks, and alliteration. They traveled far and wide, on a concrete road Past the mountains, along the coast, the beauty of an ode Two wheels under the seat Carried them in a forward feat Iron motor moving to the music of a rider’s adventure told (Today’s response to 201 Poetry is an homage to my former days as a biker chick. I miss the journeys.)Read more

Life Wide Open

Feel the rain on your skin No one else can feel it for you Only you can let it in No one else, no one else Can speak the words on your lips Drench yourself in words unspoken Live your life with arms wide open Today is where your book begins The rest is still unwritten ~Natasha Bedingfield~ I thought the words of a song would be a good place to start. I’ve been feeling grumpy lately about the coldRead more

A Grand View

We want to see your interpretation of grand, from festive holiday city scenes to the Christmas tree in your living room to other shots that will make our jaws drop. While I believe my Christmas tree IS grand, I’ve chosen a picture from late September and a trip to Chicago for this week’s photo challenge. While I had driven around Chicago many times in the past, I had not walked the streets of Michigan Avenue and the surrounding areas, as an adult,Read more

Chicago Weird

The Pillsbury Dough Boy was called in to help with the design of this Cheesecake Factory. There were rumors he was smoking something whacky at the time. Harry! Tommy! Dick! Sally! . . . . Look! It’s the Big Giant Head! I have an overbite. The fish has an overbite. Coincidence? Thankfully, I don’t have his googly eyes or fins. Pretty, non-working fire hydrant. Good to know in a fire. Is drinking a bitter woman good for you? Doesn’t itRead more