Once we were ready to take things outside, we were greeted with… a small snow shower. This would be a recurring thing on a very unusual day, weather-wise.
So. While it’s not the developmental cyst, I actually need to now schedule an appointment with a neurologist (and possibly get an MRI). Dr. Powell said that the issue I’m experiencing isn’t dire… but it’s important to try to figure out why it’s happening. He said that 99 times out of 100, it’s nothing. But there’s a slight chance the issue is happening due to something like a brain tumor. So it’s important to get and rule out the bad stuff.
For me, this part of the process was the most daunting. I was worried about screwing something up. After a few pilot holes though… I quickly became more comfortable about the process.
Super excited to announce that I’ll be participating again in the next
20×2 Chicago, where 20 creatives are given the same question… and only 2 minutes to answer. The prompt this time is Why Did You Stop? and looks to be a fun one.
It’s hard to pin down specific topics, as the poems are pretty varied and jump around in terms of subject matter. I talk a bit about astronomy, Axl Rose, God and religion, Mary Poppins, and how I imagine heavy metal drummers meet their ends. It’s all a rich tapestry.
Videos were recorded of all the readers (there’s a really impressive archive on YouTube), and I’ll share mine once it’s up! Really great time, and truly enjoyed the chance to read my poems again in a public venue.
I’m excited to share that I’ll be reading my poems next week (March 1st) at Tuesday Funk – “Chicago’s eclectic monthly reading series.” Hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, the event takes place at Hopleaf Bar in Andersonville.
It’s funny in that, talking to Liz, we both realized we were kind of excited at the idea of Permaseal coming. We’ve been getting so much done and ready for their arrival, it’s almost turned into a mini-milestone.
Usually when someone yells out the name of a famous person at me, it’s done out of provocation: Bruce Lee, Mr. Miyagi, that sort of thing. When someone yells a name at me, I immediately tense up and prepare myself for some kind of altercation. But somewhere around 2013… strangers started coming up to me thinking I was Steve Aoki.
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.
Paris, Day 7: Day Trip to Reims, Champagne, and Touring the Chalk Caves at Taittinger
Bruges, Day 2
I was in Evernote today, and accidentally hit a button that triggered my laptop’s camera. While it was open, I ended up just taking a photo anyways, since it seemed to capture the background of where I work.
Did I also mention that we’ve had several (large) moths in the house this week too? And that both of them were also dispatched by me, inside the same bathroom? This is fast turning into a kind of weird Thunderdome scenario for me. Which is ok so far, in that I’ve been winning. But it’s still a little unnerving.