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9/17/2019 · 2:03 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
sometimes waiting and watching is all you can do. The weather has been oscillating quite a bit this... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 1:30 pm· Jaime · Good Bye Blue Sky
It's summer. We don't adventure much in the summer. It's too hot & buggy. We hibernate and wait... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 2:25 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
So how goes the summer of adventure? Inquiring minds want to know.... | Read More

6/6/2018 · 12:46 am· Michael (Net2007) · My friend, my friend, (s)he’s got a knife
I've often felt this way, it's strange and divisive times in many ways. As far as this goes, I... | Read More

7/12/2017 · 4:22 pm· Trouble · Half of Us Are Wrong or in the Alternative, Half of Us Are Right
I've been following the saga and cataloging links of interest that contain more than mere rhetoric.... | Read More


Southside and Savannah Irish

Filed under: — Jaime @ 2:19 pm

ABC7 out of Chicago is streaming the Southside Irish parade live. Rawk. All the fun of my youth without any of the weather.

The parade is an annual tradition on my dad’s side of the family. The weather always sucked, which was proper because the parade embodied a certain defiance of winter and hardship in general. Of all the things I miss, I think I may miss the Southside Irish Song the most. It was a catchy little ditty. Or may the Wee Folks of Washtenaw and Talman.

Savannah’s set for our own party, starting sometime this coming midweek. A combination of good timing (St. Pat’s is on a Friday this year), good weather, and winter-escapism parties disrupted elsewhere, Savannah is geared up to get down.

Just gotta kill this cold. If only I could stomach Irish Whiskey, that stuff’ll kill germs quick.


Who is this dude in the black hood with a scythe following me around?

Filed under: — Jaime @ 12:41 pm

Since nearly the beginning of this year, I have been bitching that the weather is nice or at least tolerable all week, and then the weekend comes and it sucks. We had been stuck in this recurring pattern until this very weekend.

Right now, it is finally gorgeous out. Upper 70s going to 80s, everything’s blooming, the sun is shining, birds are singing, squirrels are acting squirrelly. And here I am with one of the worst head colds I’ve had in years. Came down with it Tuesday. Hopefully, it peaked out last night (when I briefly considered clawing off the flesh of my face to get my sinuses to stop hurting). I’ll be damned it I’m not going to find a way to enjoy this weather. Even if that means I crawl out on all fours and pass out in a backyard of leaves that I should be raking.



Filed under: — Jaime @ 1:03 pm

If you own or have ever employed the used a leaf blower you should be taken out and flogged publicly. Or, at the very least, forced to sit through hours of audio recordings of your damned machine. There is nothing a leaf blower can do that a hose or broom can’t.

I’ll spare you my sentiments on the connection between lizard brain-driven males and their apparent need to use leaf blowers. C’mon, you gotta admit, women don’t have this issue. ;)

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