Monday, October 5, 2015

He Goaled! (278/365)

TIME: 6:48 PM
PLACE: Highland, IL
SUBJECT: Soccer game/My boy

My Jamesy made a goal!
See, that’s the ball in the net!
(Too bad the light was quickly fading and all of my pictures turned out crappy. Don’t look too close!)

He was happy.

His teammates were happy for him.

And we won 3-0.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Movies (277/365)

“Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show.”

”TIME: 2:55 PM
PLACE: Lincoln Theatre
SUBJECT: Movie screen surround

HH and I went to see the matinee showing of “The Martian” at the Lincoln.
We bought popcorn, of which I somehow managed to jam a hull between my teeth and gum within 5 seconds of eating my first handful.
Nevertheless, I thought the movie was pretty damn good.
Love Matt Damon.
Two thumbs up!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cook-Off Remnants (276/365)

“Trash has given us an appetite for art”
Pauline Kael (American Critic and Author, 1919-2001)

TIME: 9:02 PM
PLACE: Downtown

It’s the 1st weekend of October and that means the annual Chili Cook-Off is happening downtown in our fair city.
I didn’t go last night, the kids did.  They said it was packed – or as my husband likes so say “It was all ass-holes and elbows out there”
Tonight, the aforementioned husband and I ventured out.
It wasn’t too bad this evening, though there were several booths that had sold out.
Still, there was plenty of chili to be had.
Beer too.
And it was a nice crisp evening.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Bad Cologne (275/365)

“Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed”
Josh Billings (American Humorist, 1818-1885)

TIME: 7:08 PM
PLACE: Gas Station
SUBJECT: Warning on pump

This is good advice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Throwback Thursday (274/365)

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“Sorority Picture!”

DATE: April 1, 1995
PLACE: B-Street Bar
SUBJECT: My cousin and me

One of my favorite photos from my wedding day (besides the ones with my husband of course)
My cousin and best friend and me doing our “Sorority Picture!” pose.
Neither of us were ever in a sorority.
But, while I was going to school at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, she came for a visit.
We went to a fraternity party and we noticed that all of the sorority girls posed like this in
Beer glass/cup/bottle prominently displayed.
Mouth wide open.
Bent at the knees.
Heads together.
Always having an a-mazing time.
So, yeah.
We always take a “Sorority Picture” when we go out now.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Keeping It In Bounds (244/365)

TIME: 5:17 PM
PLACE: Collinsville High School

Soccer season is back in full swing.
James is playing on the Junior-Varsity team.
He’s a Defender (of truth, justice and the American way…)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Cicada (243/365)

“I guess I felt attached to my weakness. My pain and suffering too. Summer light, the smell of a breeze, the sound of cicadas - if I like these things, why should I apologize?”
― Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

TIME: 6:16 AM
PLACE: Back door

I heard him way before I saw him hanging out on the storm door frame.
The sound of cicadas = summer to me.

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