It’s a tough world for a big city rat…
I often get offered a seat on the CTA. I usually take it.
Today, though I said “No Thank You.” I’ve been standing more lately; it really is a perfect opportunity to exercise my balance skills. I’m not good at standing and “phoning” either, so it maximizes my time off social media, too. Continue reading “The Joys of Standing on the CTA”
Throughout my adult life, I’ve been fascinated with the Persephone myth. There are so many interpretations and translations, it is impossible to tell what truly happened. Then, I don my 20th-and 21st-century glasses and the picture gets even more murky. Mythology is like that. Continue reading “Half My Time….”
Religion is the Opioid of the Masses….
Opioid is the Religion of the Masses….
I absolutely love this lipstick shade. It’s the best shade of brown for me. It is ChocoLiscious indeed. Richly pigmented, it seems to have more of a yellow than a blue cast. There is not a hint of purple in this shade. I like to avoid blue or or near my face, because it makes me look sallow.
I have had this for almost a year. Today was the first time I looked at the bottom of the tube!
I discovered that not only is it a perfectly flattering shade, it’s number in the Revlon system is one of my favorite numbers! 665! It’s one less than 666! It’s second in evil! Second place has to be always “on” and ready to strike because you never know when opportunity will arrive! 665 is more than 666!
Second ALWAYS works harder! Second place ALWAYS wants it more!
I have cleaned for people on and off for most of my adult life. It’s can be very rewarding. You can often make serious progress in a short time. The results of your efforts are immediately visible and clients are usually pleased.
My decades of experience have occasionally left me very disappointed and disgusted as well. I’ve learned to avoid at least one type of client. This type appeared on FB today; looking for help. Continue reading “The Worst Client….”
I am working on using computers while standing; we sit way to much in our culture. I do notice I am more focused; and I stretch more. It challenges your balance, too.
I’ve been really successful at work but home has been a challenge. I did not have any furniture at the right height. Continue reading “Better Balance in a Few Ways”
The Chicago River has been transformed from a mostly “working” river to a recreational treasure. However, near my office, it’s still a working river; there’s a cement factory nearby.
I like that most of the barges I see are monogramed with my initials. I always check the number on the hull. It would be very fun to spot one with my birthday someday! #goals
I get it…sometimes I just want to blend in, too.
My side gig is with Chicago Action Sports. We provide skateboard and BMX clinics for Chicago Park District. I love this woman’s skateboard!
Cormorants are one my my favorite species of birds. Norwegian tradition puts them on the same footing as cardinals in western cultures. In Norway, if a person is lost at sea they return as a cormorant to visit their loved ones here on earth. Spotting one in Rogers Park was a special thrill for me!
Lately I’ve been thinking about how long I have stayed in relationships that did not suit me anymore. I am working on letting all of that go.
When we fret about all the time we have wasted on someone or something, we are wasting even more time on it!
Don’t let whatever or whoever it was take even more away from you now!
Always great to see Scabby on the street!
I hope he survives the assault on his right to be free speech!
This is Abraham Lincoln’s foot; rendered by Mr. Charles Keck. The sculpture is located in the Edgewater neighborhood on Chicago.