Saturday, April 18, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
I took a little trip over to Lincoln Square today. As i was strolling up Western towards Lawrence, i saw a guy dressed as the Statue of Liberty. His shoulders were slumped, his head was bowed, and i could almost hear him asking himself how he ever ended up standing on a street corner in pseudo-patriotic drag, advertising a tax service. As someone who has had her share of bumps and unexpected u-turns in life, my heart kind of ached for the guy. But then i crossed the street and saw his counterpart, the man pictured here. He was prancing and kicking and playing that fake guitar for all he was worth (He even threw in a few Pete-Townsendesque windmills for my benefit). It was a good reminder that you ought to make the most of what you've got. And if all life hands you is a crappy job, then turn it into some memorable street theater.
Oh, and don't forget to pay your taxes.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
|The crocuses arrive fashionably late|
Hard to believe, but it is April and i just saw the first real springtime flowers, a nice patch of crocuses on Farwell Avenue west of Greenview. I've seen a few lonely and anemic-looking crocuses in the past week, but these are the first that actually look healthy enough to make me believe that spring is finally here. I can hardly wait for the daffodils to bloom!