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This is an archive collection of entries from  my main personal blog, My Mundane Mid-Life.

This collection of entries is from August 2007.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Severe weather alert

Never, in my... ummm... 29 years in my career, have I EVER had to evacuate my office due to severe weather... until today.

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posted at 03:46 PM | Link | Mundane | Care to comment? | |

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Drizzle

I opened the garage door and glanced outside, It was gloomy, but I could see a fine drizzle coming down. I took off my glasses and left them on the roof of my car. I walked out onto the driveway. The neighborhood was perfectly quiet, rare for a weekday morning. I looked across the street to my left and saw a bunny sitting in the parkway, getting wet. There wasn't a breeze at all. Quiet and calm. I looked to my right and I saw a squirrel standing up watching me, just taking in the drizzle.

I really enjoyed that rain.

posted at 08:31 AM | Link | Mundane | Care to comment? | |

Sunday, August 05, 2007

A bit of relief?

On Thursday morning, I lamented about I how I was feeling due to Baseball in Chicago.

I feel only SLIGHTLY better today.

The Sox won 4 straight, sweeping the Detroit Tigers knocking them out of first place, and are 7-3 in their last 10.

The Cubs lost tonight, are 5-5 in their last 10, and dropped a game out of first place.

Now, look... this has been just a crazy year... and I'm not saying that these teams are finally doing what I had expected them to do... far from it.

It's Chicago. It's August.

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. You just never know.

posted at 09:35 PM | Link | Baseball | Care to comment? | |

Saturday, August 04, 2007

mmmmmm.... creamy.....

I wanted to go get some audio to use in my podcast, so I drove up to the Wisconsin State Fair.

I really do enjoy going up there. The drive was pretty crappy this year with all of the highway construction in Illinois, but it was tolerable.

It's been a few years since I've been there, but it just seems that things change and yet they stay the same. Obviously the permanent buildings don't really change, but all of the other food vendors (as well as the other "non-food" vendors) may have different setups.. or are new to the event. What a wonderful place to just graze on food.

Which lead me to the destination of my pilgrimage: The Cream Puff Parlor.

83 Years at the fair - they are WONDERFUL. I wanted to bring some home for my family to eat tomorrow, but... whipped cream? Summer? long drive home? How am I going to pull this off?

I bought a 6-pack and this year a special add-on: a special soft-sided cooler the same size as the 6-pack box, that has 2 re-freezable ice packs that slip into the lid and the base of the cooler! Sweet... and they cooler is made with insulted reflecting mylar so you could use it as a warming bag, too, when not transporting cream puffs.

posted at 05:56 PM | Link | Mundane | Care to comment? | |

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ahhhhh... a chance to ... relax?

Carol took off this morning to drive up to Diane's in Michigan for the annual "Summer Club" weekend with the girls.

The house is mine... all alone... until Sunday night...

....ahhhhhhhhh....

posted at 08:46 AM | Link | Mundane | Care to comment? | |
A city full of ties

My world is crumbling in front of me...

My team, the Chicago White Sox are tied for last place in the AL Central Division (13 games out with the Kansas City Royals).

And... there's that "other" team... the Chicago Cubs are tied for first in the NL Central Division with the Milwaukee Brewers (6 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals).

I feel ill.

And, with the Cubs up for sale, I have to admit that there's a noble campaign going on: a group of Chicagoans working to facilitate a fan-owned buyout of the Chicago Cubs and restore the voice of the fans within baseball - 4FansSake.com

posted at 08:19 AM | Link | Baseball | Care to comment? | |

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

*nose wiggle* *nose wiggle*

First of the month, first words today - "Rabbit, Rabbit!" said out loud for luck... (with two nose wiggles from our two bunnies Indy and Chip)...

...and I forgot to do it, as my first words were some expletive as I squeezed out too much shampoo into my palm in the shower...

so... since I am doomed for not saying the luck phrase that pays, go checkout the Wikipedia entry on this: "Rabbit rabbit".

posted at 08:09 AM | Link | Memes | Care to comment? | |

 

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