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….”
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”
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!
I loved Tom Tom Club. Music, in general in the 80s was pretty exciting. Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Pat Benatar, Tina Turner, Sade-many women from the era are still working today.
Yesterday I heard the song The Man with the Four Way Hips. Continue reading “The Man With the…NSFW”
I ditched the mini blinds in my bedroom for a light blocking shade. It’s made a serious difference in my sleep.
I quickly realized I forgot about one thing though!
I have two windows and the shade spans both of them. Continue reading “Getting a Little Shady”
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I sort of regularly grab a cocktail at a little place called Gino’s North. It’s in Edgewater, a few doors east of the Granville L stop.
Back in the early ’40’s founder and and restaurateur Frank Meltiades dreamed of having a swanky cocktail lounge. When the space became available, he opened the Snow Drop Lounge. The lounge was named after the Per Hasselberg statue, Snöcklackan. Frank picked out this reproduction to grace the bar and she’s lived here since.
Continue reading “Finding Presidents in Unusual Places”
Some More Presidents Get Treated Like Han Solo….
Max is a skateboard icon!
The Chicago River is still a “working” river here in River West.
I also like that all the barges over here have my monogram!
I always check the number on the hull.
It would be very fun to spot one with my birthday someday!
So I have come to the conclusion that most of the sex I’ve had in my lifetime has been nonconsensual. It has been sex I have not really wanted.
It was sex that I had because I didn’t want to deal with the fallout of saying No. I didn’t want to be badgered for the rest of the night or maybe I felt obligated or It was 12 degrees and I didn’t want to walk home or maybe I didn’t want to hurt his feelings or my lifetime socialization taught me that any man would certainly know what I “needed” more than I possibly could.
Continue reading “The Grey Area – NSFW”
#nofilter #noedit #nocrop #nonothing #insitsu
It’s been months since I’ve not hit “Edit!” A South Loop beauty. Yes, I trespassed.