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Forty-Four Notable Things I Did While I Was Forty-Four October 24, 2019

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  1. Made the most of renovations that were in progress during our Halloween party.


    Spooky ghost wall!

  2. Won NaNoWriMo (again)
  3. Started learning to play the ukulele
  4. Saw Twelfth Night at the Chicago Botanical Gardens
  5. Finally rode the “new” Ferris wheel at Navy Pier


    Bigger and better!

  6. Learned some origami


    My first origami!

  7. Had carpal tunnel surgery
  8. Expanded my haikubulary
  9. Made cake pops (and learned it was such a PITA that I’m unlikely to ever do it again)


    I don’t do this for just anyone!

  10. Helped my parents celebrate their 50th anniversary–at the very place they met!


    Aren’t they cute?

  11. Solved a mystery in the 1920s


    1920s murder mystery dinner

  12. Saw immersive theater
  13. Went to Cat Video fest
  14. Made a Mary Peepins diorama


    Just a spoonful of sugar…

  15. Tried acupuncture for various ailments (unfortunately, it didn’t help)
  16. Took an enameling class


    I made these!

  17. Bought something from a Mold-o-Rama (which I never did as a kid)


    Meet Stephanie

  18. Saw several big metal chickens
  19. Celebrated my 15th anniversary (by eating dinner in the dark
  20. …and meeting anniversary twins!)
  21. Re-created some photos

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  22. Visited Mariposa Grove

    Bachelor & Three Graces

    Bachelor and Three Graces – absolutely magical in the snow!

  23. Saw Tunnel View

    Sun-kissed colors of Tunnel View

    Tunnel View

  24. Hiked the Mist Trail

    Vernal Fall mistbow

    Complete with mistbow!

  25. Impersonated a sheep

    Not actually a four-horned sheep


  26. Saw Old Faithful Geyser of California erupt
  27. Took goat selfies


    Goat selfie!

  28. Engaged in some much-needed hammocking


    Yes, hammock can be a verb!

  29. Learned my height in cherry pies (42)


    I’m not sure why the cherry pie is not a standard unit of measure!

  30. Visited Pyramid Point
  31. Completed Julaiku
  32. Went to my first Cubs rooftop game


    Go Cubbies!

  33. Bought new coffee and end tables (a big deal for a person with furniture commitment issues!)
  34. Unearthed some curious things while cleaning out the old tables


    Honestly, I have no idea

  35. Illuminated with Hello Kitty


    Hello Tipsy

  36. Knitted a baby blanket
  37. Saw Hamilton
  38. Bought little pieces of art from an old cigarette vending machine


    I really love this idea!

  39. Had the world’s most insane milkshake (well, some of it anyway)


    I won’t even speculate about the calorie content!

  40. Entered Pitch Wars (fingers crossed!)
  41. Visited Baltimore for the first time
  42. Did some boozy arts and crafts


    Bipedal lunar beavers especially rule!

  43. Took a beading workshop


    I made this too!

  44. Met Liz Phair!


    The Liz Club!


Memento August 11, 2019

Filed under: Poetry,Writing — lizardesque @ 4:04 pm
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On a sultry night

Late in summer

When one could easily forget

That the weather will soon turn cool

I follow its yellow-green glow

Across the yard

Until it flits

To somewhere beyond my sight


I do not know it then

But I have just seen

My last firefly of the season

And I wish

I could remind myself

To savor that moment


It’s Been Fun! July 31, 2019

Filed under: haiku,julaiku,Poetry,Writing — lizardesque @ 9:09 am
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Syllables written:

Four hundred and sixty-five

Julaiku, adieu!


Fun With Fabric Markers July 30, 2019

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Before each wearing

My formerly black and white

Dress gets more color


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AKA The Internet July 29, 2019

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If Only They’d Last July 28, 2019

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On occasional

Organization jags, I

Wrestle entropy


She’s Lucky She’s Adorable July 27, 2019

Filed under: Animals,haiku,julaiku,Life tales,Poetry,Writing — lizardesque @ 2:48 pm
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I’m petting my cat

When suddenly she decides

It’s now bitey time!