It was my coworker Beck’s last day at work yesterday, and she was offering to do small drawings for anyone who stopped by her desk and wanted one.
Late last night, I happened across a news article mentioning that a threat was made regarding the University of Chicago. The threat cited the Quad and a specific time (10AM, Monday).
Some weeks ago, Liz and I were talking about trying to return to our regular “date nights.” In the course of this discussion, we ended up finding a basic “Woodworking 101” class at Rebuilding Exchange – and ended up deciding to convert our plans to “practical date nights.”
On Saturday, Liz and I went out to Wilmette to see with Lisa and James (and Cameron), who were back visiting. We also met up with Alexandra and hung out at Lisa’s parents’ house for a bit, catching up.
She felt terrible and nauseous for a long while. So then she decided to try to force herself to throw up. Which she did, and that seemed to help for a bit. But then the nausea came back. And she threw up again. And after a while, she was no longer needing to force herself to do it… she just started throwing up because that was the thing she needed to do.
Mostly what I know about deep frying turkey involves horrible YouTube videos of the process being done incorrectly. And usually there’s a bonfire near the end of these videos. So this was pretty exciting to watch.
It seems like the thing on the left is what should be on all three platforms, but in looking closer… the platform on the right is much smaller. I’m assuming the black thing is a kind transformer for the adjacent building. But on the right? The thing made out of wood? No idea.
Spotted this on the way in to work. The clouds in the sky made me think of patchwork, of a quilt covering the whole of downtown Chicago.
It’s a little over the top at the start, but… stick with it. I love when they break character, and my absolute favorite moments are the death scenes (particularly in the second and third videos). I started crying laughing during those.
I’m not sure what this is, but it’s delightful. When you watch, make sure to click on the CC icon to turn on subtitles, because they totally make the video…
I honestly can’t tell you what we watched. I think we took a nap around 11AM. Since Quincy’s passing yesterday, neither of us felt like doing much at all.
I am saddened to share the news that we had to put Quincy to sleep today. His age and arthritis made movement for him difficult, and for the past week and a half… he was largely unable to move around without assistance.
I like the phrase. A lot, actually. I like it to the point where I could see it on a poster. Or maybe even on a business card. And that’s when the idea hit me: This could be a club. And it could be a Kickstarter project.
Even though it’s not yet Thanksgiving, I liked the glow of the lights. Especially now that things are so dark, on our walk home.
While Spotify is the main streaming service in the US (which still baffles me), I chose Rdio because I just preferred Rdio’s interface. I tried Spotify initially, and just found myself confused as to how to navigate songs and collections. Going to Rdio after Spotify was like a breath of fresh air. Clean, intuitive. Well designed.