Archive for August 2011

Wildlife, not a wild life

Wildlife, not a wild life
    OK- it was a quiet day with no car. Steve over-scheduled himself- podcast, massage, bike ride, pick up the car via the Electra two wheeler.  I only had one chore:  buy some groceries since I will be here alone , with only my ridiculous legs, during Steve’s Chicago Bears, Culture yogurt blitz tomorrow.... Read more »

An automotive assist to my sloth

An automotive assist to my sloth
Yesterday we tooled around, and the day was so beautiful that Steve ditched the A/C in my car, which was once his car. He lowered the windows.  As the back passenger side window dropped- it really dropped.  Into the abyss. The car is celebrating its 11th birthday, but it is a thing of beauty.  It... Read more »

Sitting still- who can do it? Me.

Sitting still- who can do it?  Me.
My reign as an underachieving vacationer continues.  We grocery shopped, played with Henry, played with Henry some more, watched him sleep, and tried to let Pat and Rachel grab a little R and R.  Then I was all sad when Henry was buckled in his car seat and returned to his urban lair.  I will... Read more »
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Irene Has Left the Coastline

We were prepared to bunker down here in Michigan and watch CNN while empathizing with the East Coasters as Irene wreaked havoc on their lives. We felt some transitory guilt about being in a beautiful spot, enjoying perfect weather as their homes were lashed. No more. We are tired of the Irene news already.  The... Read more »

Communal Vacation

Communal Vacation
We arrived late last night, and so the vacation is fairly embryonic.  We were too tired to eat, so Steve did a frozen Stouffer’s and I did Pinot Grigio from a box. Great news:  Henry has arrived with his parents.  I am over the moon to have a few days together.  I have not heard... Read more »

Ditching reality

Ditching reality
I was never a Mom who cheered the return of school.  Come to think of it, as a teacher and a student, melancholy was my essential emotion during the last week of August. No matter how many sharp crayons peeked out of my school supplies, or how much I loved the notion of starting fresh,... Read more »
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Niagara Dahls...

Niagara Dahls...
An ongoing War of the Dahls has raged for years in the burbs. We have a built in pool. Before our moving boxes were empty, Steve had a bobcat in the yard, executing a blueprint created in warp speed so I would not have time to object or postpone.  It is a sturdy rectangle with... Read more »

Janter

Front of Sun Times:  A photo of Grant Park being returned to usable condition after Lollapalooza with a self congratulatory sign that Lolla is paying for the work.  Well, yes. Because your festival rendered it unusable. The rain, crowds and heat are a recipe for turf damage.  This weekend of music is a sweetheart deal... Read more »

Now....

So…..continuing my Janifesto…and anyone reading this knows I have an inherent conflict of interest regarding Steve Dahl’s podcast because I am married to the subject  (There- I have fulfilled the Trib’s guideline for bloggers’ disclosure)  It is now the summer of 2011, and Steve has been off terrestrial radio for 30 months. He missed it.... Read more »
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On Radio, and the days ahead, part 1

Two and a half years ago, Steve was detached from a medium he loved- radio.  He stands ready today to pioneer a new model.  It is bittersweet. I love radio, too.  I met Steve on the radio before I met him in person, in Detroit.  He was different from anything I had ever heard.  He... Read more »