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Happy Birthday Vega!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

My beloved pooch is 6 years old today! I love my puppy!

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Feel free to post him well wishes here & I’ll be sure to pass them along (ya know, since he can’t read…).

Hit the trails

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Over the years, I have biked many times along our fine city’s lakefront. Yes, the natural and man-made scenery is exceptional, especially on picture-perfect days like today. But I would gladly trade that all in, along with the ever-growing crowds and chaos, for some peace and serenity. That is why today Mark and I opted instead to bike one of the Cook County Forest Preserve’s bike trails. Bikers, joggers and walkers can enjoy over 100 miles of paved bicycle trails and over 200 miles of multi-use trails in the Forest Preserve. Mark and I chose the Tinley Creek Trail System which runs through the towns of Crestwood and Orland Park. For almost ten miles, we did not have to worry about head-on collisions with other bikers, or confrontations with angry runners. It was nothing but paved trails, lush greenery, and even a centuries-old cemetery. Just off the Red Loop Trail near 135th Street and Harlem Avenue, we stumbled upon these gravesites. I thought it was kind of random and somewhat creepy but that’s not enough to keep me from using these trails again. And as long as all the city folk keep flocking to the lakefront and clogging the trails, I will have the Forest Preserve trails in the south suburbs all to myself.

So long, LaTroy!

Saturday, May 28th, 2005
Dear Dusty, A big thanks to you and Mr. Hendry for taking our suggestions seriously; although, I'm sure trading LaToya Hawkins had more to do with your diminishing job security. Now can you start working on getting us ... [Continue reading this entry]

Point, Click, Kill ??

Friday, May 27th, 2005
This just makes me sick. Utterly disgusting. Yet another lame brain with a bright idea to come out of Texas. If you feel so inclined, visit the whacko's website and look at all the different animals ... [Continue reading this entry]

Kilimanjaro blog

Friday, May 27th, 2005
The Boot Boyz just launched the official Mt. Kilimanjaro blog in preparation for our trip at the end of this year. Sean advises that it is not in its final form but I think it is still worth ... [Continue reading this entry]

Not sure if my Heart can take it

Saturday, May 21st, 2005
The Cubs and Swedish Covenant Hospital have teamed up once again for the Heart of a Cubs Fan Essay Contest. I entered this contest last year with what I thought was a pretty decent essay about watching ... [Continue reading this entry]

Really cheap beer

Friday, May 20th, 2005
On the sign at McNally's pub in Chicago: "Cubs sweep Sox - 5 cent beers here Monday". We know the offer is void now since the Cubs suck and they lost miserably to the White Sox today, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photographic memories

Sunday, May 15th, 2005
I was browsing the hundreds of photos I have stored at Snapfish and came across a few that are my all-time favorites. They were all taken in different places, some close to home, others far away. Each ... [Continue reading this entry]

Zoo deaths

Thursday, May 12th, 2005
Today we learned of the deaths of three langur monkeys at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo has been in the news a lot lately and not in a good way (see the bottom of the page in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mother’s Day recap

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
This has been such a crazy week. Felicia and I are both going insane, she with her new position at work, and I with work, school, and interviewing. I wanted to post a few pictures from Mother's Day ... [Continue reading this entry]