Kat was in High School Musical as Taylor McKessie. The show was good, in a gym, and the kids did a wonderful job. Kat showed an animation on stage which I don’t see too often in person. Maybe I am just boring. However, I think I am done with HSM. Three times is enough!
So we junked our van today. Just a car, right? If it’s just a car, why do I feel like crying? In 1995, our new family, just married the year before, replaced Bette’s old Chrysler Fifth Avenue “Blue Whale” with a brand new Dodge Ram Conversion van. Brand shiny new, with captain’s chairs, interior rope… Continue reading Ode to a Van
Saw Kat in the Deerfield Family Theater production of Bye Bye Birdie at Caruso Middle School in Deerfield. She was one of the teen extras, and it was fun to see her up there. The sets were great, and the cast was good. I had never seen the play, and I feel like I never… Continue reading Bye Bye Birdie
On our way to Amy’s wedding in Kansas City, we stopped for lunch at the Wilton Candy Kitchen in Wilton, Iowa. It is a 5 minute ride off of I-80 (Exit 271), and you are in a small town, looking a bit down on its luck, kind of like some around here. We found the… Continue reading Wilton Candy Kitchen
http://nwherald.com/articles/2008/07/23/opinion/letters/doc48869d43de61f132096929.txt Nuff said. Check out the comments. Parrot is one of my favorite blowhards in the Herald. It just scares me that there are a bunch more out there. Voting.
On 10 July Bette and I attended the Faculty/Student Benefit Concert for the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling Department of Columbia College, Chicago. Why? We responded in late spring to a letter from Alexandria, a local DMTC Master’s candidate (who actually attended Marian Central) who, for her thesis, held a series of workshops for bereaved parents,… Continue reading Dance Therapy Recital
We arose early, to grab some coffee and fruit and headed out at 7 to the race site. We found Sara there by phone. Sam was in an early wave, and was in the water by the time we got there, so we waited on the beach for him to come out. Their running friend… Continue reading Triathlon 2008 — Race, snack, and Vincent: a post-race party
Up in Minneapolis to visit Sam and Karin and cheer them on at the Lifetime fitness triathlon. We arrived Friday from a series of thunderstorms thru Wisconsin, and the weather in Minneapolis was gorgeous, but real hot and humid. We checked into the Casa, and visited with Sam for a while. Karin was out getting… Continue reading Triathlon 2008 – Carbo Loading at Al Vento
At the Green Zebra we got a little of everything. Yes, it is loud and expensive, and yes, you may hit White Castle on the way home, but it was all good… We had some beignets. We had two orders of potstickers (Curried Potato Potstickers, cilantro tamarind sauce, fresh coconut) for appetizers. We had roasted… Continue reading Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Green Zebra, Condo
For her birthday, Bette wanted to go to the Green Zebra, a nouveau-vegetarian restaurant in River West Chicago. We heard about it, seen on Check Please, and talked about with friends, none of whom had anything bad to say. Sign me up! Sara, Bette and I headed down on Wednesday afternoon on Metra, overstuffed heavy… Continue reading Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Hyatt, Tri-Delta