Monday, March 31, 2008

A Necessary Weekend

It is truly amazing what an early Friday dismissal from work can do for the rest of your weekend. Between the extra time to catch up on rest and more time at the gym, Saturday and Sunday found me far more relaxed and in control of my schedule than I can remember in many moons.

Each weekend morning, I exploited the agreeable morning weather for a walk to catch up on Radio Lab podcasts. These are so incredibly entertaining; I can’t rave about them enough. One live show in particular focused on the War of the Worlds radio hoax back in the ‘30’s – I can’t imagine a more interesting way to learn about what turned out to be a neat though unintended sociological experiment. Also unknown to me was that a Mexican radio station attempted to revive the hoax a few decades later…too well perhaps. The ensuing panic resulted in six deaths. Sad, yes, but if you want to go back to being happy, be sure to listen to the Laughter episode next. Passerby's on the street will certainly think you're crazy...

My work week will stand in stark contrast to the weekend—I am managing two sponsor projects for this month’s First Fridays event. Both require lots of hands-on-ness and I’m lighting a candle each evening requesting that Mother Nature not rain on this expensive parade (both figuratively and meteorologically—forecasts predict a precipitous doom).

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More Lazy, Here I Come

Most excellent - what may not deliver can still be delivered to you thanks to NightOwl Deliveries.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Guilt and Red Wine

I feel just terrible for being away for so long. Actually I don't care, but it's been difficult to find something to write about and I've been busy scouring the city for moose heads. And as for topics, I feel a bit wayward lately, so anyone got a new milieu I can occupy? At the least, send me the definition of milieu so I can use it correctly next time (though I got the spelling right on the first try...FYP!). Totally shitty spellchecker. Nevermind.

Today has been quite exciting...I have purchased:

1) A haircut. If you're in Chicago or within the general Midwestern US vicinity, I recommend Dominique. She rocks my scalp.

2) Planetarium Vial Gardens. It strokes both the mad scientist and wanna-be green thumb in me. I opted for the basil and tomato plants. Buckle your seat belts for regular picture updates! YEAH!

3) Swim goggles. For swimming, not raving.

4) Gym membership...providing an appropriate venue to use the aforementioned.

Since I can tell you're all in a list mood, I feel obliged to report on the progress that I made on goals set in the last post.

1 & 2: It's been far too cold, therefore I've abandoned the idea of ice skating for the time being. Maybe when global warming gets a better foothold.

3: Obviously, I cleared the hurdle of packing, because I now live in a frat house / ski lodge.

5: Finished I Am Legend in, like, four minutes (loved it, as I suspected) and

7: celebrated by drinking red wine nonstop until today (that's 7,259,345,346 bottles, folks).

Finally, I wish to apologize for calling Disney's animation efforts an 'abomination.' last month. I was high on red wine.