Saturday, April 18, 2015

18 April 2015: Another Sign of Fair Weather

Spring has sprung! And with it come the crocuses, the daffodils,
the robins and baby bunnies.  But somehow nothing else
says spring like a chalk-drawn hopscotch grid. This one
was seen in Lincoln Square on Thursday. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

11 April 2015: Tax Time

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 1, 2015

1 April 2015: Is Spring Finally Springing?

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!