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Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

In just a few short hours, my good mate and one of the founders of BootsnAll, Chris Heidrich, will be arriving back in the good ole U.S. of A. Chris has spent the last year and a half working from his home/Oz BNA office in Brisbane. I last saw him almost three years ago when he was an usher in my wedding. He has finally gotten permission to re-enter the country and there is a big surprise bash planned for this evening at the BNA headquarters in Portland. I wish I could be there for his arrival but see I have this job I need to go to every day… I’m happy just knowing that he’s on American soil once again and that I’ll get to see him soon enough. Welcome back Chrissy!

Kid Sister, Wherever I Go, You’re Gonna Go…Kid Sister & Me!

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Where have I been, you ask? I’ve been around but too busy (er, lazy) to take any substantial amount of time to write anything for my beloved blog. I haven’t forgotten about my devoted *fans!*

A few things Iíd like to mentionÖ

I love the Cubs but they make me sick. I refuse to waste anymore of my time watching their games. When they start playing baseball, someone please let me know. Maybe Iíll tune in.

On a related note, Cincinnati was fun. The Tuna filled you in on the trip but she forgot to mention how I got soaking wet from a huge wave that hit me while waiting in line to board the riverboat. Flicka was not happy!

Work has been very busy. I have a job where I donít know what Iíll be doing from one day to the next. As the Strategic Development Manager (I DID NOT come up with that title, actually, I cannot stand my title Ė and no, I do not work for the Pentagon) for the Property Management division as well as the Executive Assistant to the head honcho, I wear many hats. Having been brought up in a crazy and hectic household prepared me for my two-position job. Any sane person couldnít handle it. Any sane person would have said HELL NO! and demanded the company hire another person. Sometimes it helps to be a little crazy, as such is the case with my job. I love being responsible for so many things but sometimes Flicka needs a break. Iím hoping to take a few days off next week but please donít tell my boss before I do.

Iíve been meaning to mention a great book I read about a month ago called Hairstyles of the Damned. A Chicago writer named Joe Meno, who teaches Fiction Writing at my alma mater, Columbia College Chicago, wrote it. ItĎs a story of two best friends (a guy and a girl) during their high school years in the early nineties. Heís in love with her even though sheís fat but she loves the hottie who fools around with her but denies her of the relationship and respect she is seeking. Meno describes so perfectly many Chicago neighborhoods, high schools, restaurants, and institutions including music venues. I recommend this book to anyone who grew up in Chicago, specifically those who know the South Side, which is the setting for the book. If you survived the four torturous years of high school you will relate to this book. It wasnít life changing but I related to the characters as different as they are from me, specifically the confusion that comes along with high school including drinking, sex, drugs, peer pressure, and especially, their love for and reliance on music. Read it, youíll like it.

Kid Sister, Wherever I Go, You’re Gonna Go…Kid Sister & Me!

Monday, September 27th, 2004
Where have I been, you ask? I've been around but too busy (er, lazy) to take any substantial amount of time to write anything for my beloved blog. I haven't forgotten about my devoted *fans!* A few ... [Continue reading this entry]

An anniversary of sorts

Monday, September 27th, 2004
One year ago today, my Cubs clinched the National League Central Division. That was the beginning of one of the happiest, yet most stressful, and often tear-soaked times of my life. I bookmarked this site several months ... [Continue reading this entry]

Good Homer Cooking

Monday, September 27th, 2004
I just have to brag for a minute about the awesome meal my husband Mark - um, I mean, Homer - made last night. We were over at Julie & Kevin's and Homer was the chef du jour. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Un-@#$%ing-believable!!!

Saturday, September 25th, 2004
Dear Dusty, Buckle up, Johnnie B., and get ready for an earful from me. This ain't no love letter. Bottom of the ninth against the Mets. Cubs up 3-0. Two outs. Two strikes. Two on. LaTroy ... [Continue reading this entry]

Oh happy day

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
Today is one of those days when it feels like everything is right in the world. I have just come off a wonderful weekend trip with my husband, my sister (and her sidekick, BTB), and one of my best ... [Continue reading this entry]

O-Hi-O

Sunday, September 19th, 2004
Six games. Eight days. Two cities. Obsessed? Possibly. But it does explain why there has not been a new entry on this blog in a week. See folks, it is mid-September and we have a baseball team trying to make ... [Continue reading this entry]

Is this thing on?

Monday, September 13th, 2004
Can you tell at which point Bob & I realized the pictures were being taken? Note: You should only enter a photo booth while sober! But who knew that bars had photo booths?!

Mark your calendars!

Sunday, September 12th, 2004
I have always wanted to be a writer and since I haven't "made it" yet, I try to support the ones I know who are the real deal. Jen Leo is one of those people and she happens ... [Continue reading this entry]