Archive for July 2011

Do-Gooder Graffitti Redux

Do-Gooder Graffitti Redux
My Do-Gooder graffiti artist struck again.  This time, he (or she?) really struck me. I mean, as regular readers of acitymom know, I’m a sucker for irony. And this time, my do-gooder topped himself (maybe even me!) He wrote, “Nothing is Permanent” on the wall of a cemetery. I think he even wrote in chalk.... Read more »

Folk and Roots Fest Weirdo Watch

Whenever you go to one of Chicago’s many festivals, like the Folk and Roots Festival we attended Saturday, you have to expect to encounter a few weirdoes, myself included. However this time, the weirdoes came in counterintuitive packages. Saturday was a perfect day weather-wise for hanging out and listening to great music. The large crowd... Read more »

This Summer, CTA Means "Children Traveling Autonomously"

This Summer, CTA Means "Children Traveling Autonomously"
The words Independence Day carry a new meaning in our house this year. You see, my sons have discovered the CTA. Of course they’ve been using public transportation their entire urban lives, but now it’s different. Before, we used to go with them. And when we took them places on the El or the bus,... Read more »
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Human Pincushion learns to just say "No"

Human Pincushion learns to just say "No"
The nurse had the syringe stuck in the inside of my arm and was rooting around, trying to find one of my veins, which, in her defense, I’ve been told are small.  This hurt. (the rooting around, not the insult to the size of my veins.) And so I said, “Okay, we’re done.” She did... Read more »