October 19, 2008

commonly referred to as: a reality check

I'm home in Chicagoland this weekend, and even though it has been a few short days I'm longing to live here again. It just feels like home, and I want to get to know the fabulous city better, and so many dear people live here.

And then I spent an hour in construction traffic, and gave myself a good smack on the forehead.

October 12, 2008

gone soft in my advanced age

Woke up this morning and the house was 55 degrees. Finally caved and turned the heat on.

October 8, 2008

For future reference

If you are ever invited to be interviewed by David Letterman on the Late Show, and bail at the last minute to "go save the economy", DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES turn up in an interview with Katie Couric INSTEAD. Did Ferris Bueller let his dad see him in the cab in downtown Chicago on the day he faked sick and skipped school? Absolutely not. If he had, I assure you Dave wouldn't let him hear the end of it. "It's like we caught him getting a manicure or something!"

October 6, 2008

Personal reasons

why fall is superior to every other season:

I can step out the door without instantly sweating.

The dog gets more exercise because we can both step outside without instantly sweating.

Sleeping weather.

Scents: pumpkin anything, apple spice whatever, bonfires, dying leaves (the only dying thing that doesn't smell like it's decomposing), the first whiff of snow at night (yes it DOES have a smell), stew, soup, tea, bread baking, anything baking.

I can climb into my car without baking.

Attire: sweaters, scarves, cute-although-impractical jackets, flats (which can be worn without puddles of foot sweat), boots, and hats.

That one day we get an extra hour of sleep.

TV shows that aren't all reality shows are back.

The advent of a slew of holidays.

School supplies, regardless of whether I am personally in school or not.

...this year we have had quite the lingering-last-guest, overstaying-his-welcome Indian Summer, but after a couple of days of relief nearly a week into October, I think it's safe to say we will have our smidge of autumn, however brief.

(song of the season: Re: Stacks by Bon Iver)

October 2, 2008

spot on

In reference to a massive fly circling the office at work:

S: (pointing and exclaiming) We could ALL ride to Jamaica on that thing!