Archive for August 2012

Friends don't let friends walk around with dust on their butt

Friends don't let friends walk around with dust on their butt
Friends don’t let friends walk around with dust on their butts. So what does that say about a couple of my “friends,” we’ll call them “Mike” and “Dean,” who let me walk around all last Wednesday night looking like that ∧∧∧∧∧ ? I know! It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if I’d been walking... Read more »

The Chicago Air and Water Show is better at my house

The Chicago Air and Water Show is better at my house
One of the best kept secrets in Chicago is the Friday practice day for the air and water show. The air show is performed, pretty much as it will be on Saturday and Sunday, but without the crowds and traffic or the radio play by play. Although yesterday, one wise guy was playing the theme... Read more »

When life's a zoo, it makes a trip to the zoo worth fighting for

When life's a zoo, it makes a trip to the zoo worth fighting for
Last Friday was the first (and only) day of what we like to call “Mommy Summer Camp,” when the kids and I go off to do something fun. Granted, it’s hard with three teenagers to come up with something we can all agree upon as “fun,” but I was astonished at how hard I had... Read more »
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Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part 5

Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part 5
Ran my first mile (actually 1.1) in the Vibrams! That’s the good news. The bad news is I woke up in the middle of the night with a stabbing pain in my right heel and that BWEEE BWEEE BWEEE music from Psycho playing in my head. My right heel is my plantar fasciitis heel. That... Read more »

Dead Body Pose knocks me into the moment. Finally.

Dead Body Pose knocks me into the moment. Finally.
The right side of my face was smashed into my towel. I was breathing hard, sweating like a pig and my heart was racing. My mind was racing, too, already dreading the yoga pose coming up next, Floor Bow. I was in Savasana, Dead Body pose. The resting pose. It was then my inner personal... Read more »

Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part IV

Transitioning to Vibram running shoes: Part IV
Part IV of my series: Transitioning to Vibram running shoes Yesterday I ran .7 in the Vibrams. I really do love them—it just feels like my running stride is more graceful when I wear them. For the first time, I started my run wearing them (in the past, I waited ‘til the end of my... Read more »
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Transitioning to Vibrams III

Transitioning to Vibrams III
Part III of my series: Transitioning to Vibram running shoes Worked my way up to running a half-mile comfortably in the Vibrams, then disaster struck. Okay, not actually a disaster. Just a blister. During one of my longer runs in my Pumas (wrong socks—too thick, I think—I hadn’t intended to run long that day, but... Read more »

Can this Cubs fan promote the White Sox?

Can this Cubs fan promote the White Sox?
So there are these really nice PR ladies who keeps sending me really nice (read: flattering) emails asking me to blog about and attend their events. I’m tempted to help them out, just because they are so nice and actually do make an effort to read my blog—unlike a lot of the PR people who... Read more »