Thursday, August 23, 2012

Confession Time

Yikes!  In the spring, in my Long Creative Project Group, I admitted to my friends the primary reason I don't post on this blog as often as I'd like: 


Blessing and curse, you are, GR.  
If you don't know what it is, but you are interested in blogs at all, come along and be addicted with me, won't you?!  Google Reader lets you subscribe to your favorite blogs.  When you open it, you see a list of the blogs you like; new posts are highlighted so you can quickly decide which and/or whether to read.  

It's my crack, everyone.  
I used to read magazines, but now, my magazines just sit in piles around the house gathering dust (so why even get magazines?  well, what else can you get with those last 2641 miles on that airline you never plan to fly again?!).  Magazines are not as portable as an iPhone with Google Reader loaded up.  

So why am I confessing this now?  For one thing, I have crossed an invisible line: I'm FORTY now.  It's time to come clean on some things.  Even if they aren't so life and death.  

And the real real reason is:
I just clicked on something in the sidebar of Google Reader that says "Trends" and I found the following fascinating (highly embarrassing?!) information about my reading habits: 

From your 212 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 1,057 itemsclicked 55 items,starred 5 items, and emailed 1 items.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Farewell 30s

Did not think of or plan to spend my last day of being 30 something sitting in various airports --Portland and Seattle-- standing by to try and get back to Chicago after spending a few days with my parents, my sister, my friends RC and CLC, my grandma, aunt and uncle.
We had a memorable time together and I plan to treasure these new memories at least until I'm 50. And maybe between now and then wifi will come more reliable so I can reflect more extensively and profoundly without being frustrated?
For now, the little things will do. Here you see the amazing chocolate cake my sister made for my birthday. Thanks, Laurs!
If you are over 40, please tell me how

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Some of What I Wore

Coming to you live from Salem, Oregon, where Aogu has kindly sent me for my last hurrah of my 30s.  Here, on Friday instead of Wednesday, are a few of the things I wore over the last few weeks.  The below is a visit to the pool.  And now I'm out of here 'cause I'm posting this from my uncle's iPad and I don't know what I'm doing!