I’m pretty sure Kong toys are generally considered virtually indestructible. Maybe this one was defective.
I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but you know how it is. Life gets in the way of best laid plans and all that. Or, if you’re me: Rain+flip-flops+wet steps=Tragedy for my ass and back. I was out of commission for a little while. And that’s why it took me so long to get around to this post.
A few weeks ago I was in Chicago for work but ended up with a few hours to sight see.
I was told that the best place to go see with the temps and the time was the Art Institute of Chicago. And yes, yes it was.
Oh. My. Word. This is possibly the most amazing art museum I have been to (I haven’t been to MoMA yet). And in two hours I know I only managed to see a tiny fraction of what was there. I think I could spend a week in that place and not see everything. It was amazing. After losing an hour in some renaissance era paintings, my time was extremely limited. So I decided to go and see the art of my people and my tribe.
Let me tell you something. They are very particular about you NOT taking pictures of the artwork. So I had to ask permission to take a picture of this door. Which I got, but was told only to take a picture of the door. Um, a glass door. So… you know… well, I technically did NOT take any pictures of the artwork. And only took a picture of the door.
Right? … Sort of? … Anyway… Moving right along. I really REALLY want to go back and spend a day or three seeing all there is to see at the Art Institute. It’s an amazing place to be.
After that I had to head to the airport. And on the way out, I saw the famous Chicago Bean from the back of the cab. It’s apparently just down the road from the Art Institute.
I have to get back up there when it’s not freezing outside. But the coolness didn’t end there. Because on the flight home? We flew over a storm. Do you know how cool that looks? Way cool. I tried really hard to get a photo of the lightning outside the clouds, but didn’t manage it. Lightening is fast, y’all. And by the time I would remember to take a photo instead of just watching it, well, it was gone. I did, however, get a few pictures of lightning flashing inside a cloud. Which looks pretty neat, too. See?
Sometimes my life is pretty awesome (minus falling down the stairs).
A few weeks ago I had to take a late evening flight and finally did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I took pictures of the city lights below. I always love seeing the lights from this angle. I’m pretty sure this is Atlanta at night. The city lights are so bright that you can’t see a single star in the sky. I find this both amazing and sad at the same time.
This is possibly one of the coldest winters I have ever experienced in the South. I won’t say in my life because I did spend part of one Christmas break in New York when I was a little kid. My first real experience with snow was that year. Having never experienced snow, I was surprised to find that when you played in it for awhile, you eventually got wet. Sometimes knowledge is useless without experience. But the point is, I DON’T LIVE IN A PLACE WHERE IT IS SUPPOSED TO SNOW. And while the snow hasn’t been sticking, I don’t think I have ever seen an icicle on my mailbox before. I am not really excited about it, either. I’m ready for summer. I can say this with absolute certainty, though: I am so very glad I am a knitter. At least I have my handknits to keep me warm.
I think it’s always a mistake to do declare, “I’M GOING TO DOING THIS!” Because Murphy, the police of the Universe and Karma, will totally smack you down.That being said, I am once again going to try to keep a photoblog.
I AM POKING MURPHY AND HIS STUPID LAW RIGHT IN THE EYE.
This is all part of my master plan to do more stuff that I’ve always wanted to do. Like, you know how I bought some lenses for my camera? I haven’t used them since! That is just not right. So I am taking a stand and am going to kick myself into gear and DO instead of just TALK ABOUT DOING.
And I will start that tomorrow.
Anyway, to get to the photos you can just click on the tab up at the top called APAD.
I really really really like my new macro lens.
I really really like the idea of taking a picture every day even if I don’t always know what to take the picture of. And I like the idea of dedicating a little space on the internets to showcase my little pictures, crappy or not. Because, you know, I am a very important person.
Isn’t that why you keep coming back here?
I thought so.
So, I decided to start Project 365 again on March 1. Which I did. And I commemorated this special occasion by creating a photoblog. You can get to it by heading over to the side column and clicking on the thumbnail under Photo du Jour.
Or you can just go here: http://littledramapants.com/photoblog/
(If you go there and want to get back here, just click the “Home” tab over there and it will bring you back here. Voila! Just be sure to leave me all kinds of love and affirmation of my awesome skills at taking pictures over there before you come back over here.)
Plus, if I tell you guys about it, then in theory, I am obligated to keep up with it. So you’re kind of like my checks and balances. Don’t you feel special? You should feel special. Because you are special. And gosh darn it, people like you.
- Thank you all for your care and concern. I have done quite a bit of healing. And while I will never forget what happened, I am ready to move on from it. All things considered, I’m in a good place.
- Knitting has really helped me get through the last two weeks. Lace knitting can be very therapeutic. Especially when your entire focus is on your knitting and you are therefore less inclined to make mistakes.
- I already knew this, but it has only been reinforced by my recent trials: I have the greatest husband in the universe.
- Because of what happened, I sort of failed pretty hard at Project 365. I think I would like to pick it up again, but I might wait to start next month.
- We have joined the YMCA in order to incorporate working out on a more regular basis. I’m really looking forward to swimming laps again. It’s one of my favorite things to do.
- Getting to hang out with Evil Science Chick over the weekend was also extremely awesome. We basically had Stitch ‘n Bitch for two days straight. In our pajamas. Now that is what I would call a weekend full of win. And ribs. And brownies. Mmmmmm….
- Also, this is the only halfway decent picture I took while ESC was here:
I’m still doing Project 365, but I’ve decided to stop blogging them unless they’re just something really groovy I want to post. Because this is my blog and I can do what I want to. Do what I want to…
Anyway, if you want to keep up with it, you can do so here. Because I know you would hate to miss seeing something like this:
I thought that doing Project 365 would be a way for me to be a better blogger, but in reality, it just makes me a lazier blogger. I mean, really, all I have to do is post a picture a day. How creative is that? So I will try to wow you with more knitted cupcakes, falling asleep at the drop of a hat and the sharp increase in peeing activities that now rule my day. I know. Riveting material. Don’t you wish you could be me?