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{ Monthly Archives } April 2004

How could I possibly be expected to handle school/work on a day like this?

It’s beautiful. It’s Friday. I’m ready to play. Anybody want to play hooky on this ideal day in Chicago?

Look Between the Lines, Girls, Read Beneath the Text

Late report on our field trip to the Alix Olson show at Schubas last Saturday. In case you’re not familiar with her work, Olson is a spoken-word artist – but clear those images of self-important, over-emoting, coffeeshop-inhabiting, beat-poet wannabes out of your mind. Being at an Alix Olson show is more like attending an inspiring […]

If this is what 40 looks like…

i’m working through the grammar of my fears

I was watching The Today Show this morning (as I have every morning since the days of Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw in the 1970’s…) and wanted to share the surprise best seller which was featured. Now I paid a great deal of attention all through school, and was corrected incessently by my parents, but […]

and the dog caught up with rabbit laughing hysterically

I assume everyone has a hobby or collection for which they have passion. One of my longest-running collections is that of the world’s greatest cartoon dog: SNOOPY. Pictured are seven of my figurines and stuffed Snoopys (Snoopies?)…I have them for most holidays. I wish I could approach everything with as much joy as Snoopy. So […]

Guy, Je T’aime! Ne Me Quitte Pas.

Last night we went to see ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (or ‘Les Parapluies de Cherbourg’) at the Music Box Theater. It’s the 40th anniversary of the film (which was recently restored) and it’s worth seeing. I’ve loved this film for years – at least since I was 12 (and going through a very sentimental phase). […]


Maybe everyone’s seen this before (I mean, it’s not like I live in a big town with a lot of cars)…but I saw this bumpersticker coming home today…

We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field

The beginning of April always means the beginning of the season for the best sport: BASEBALL. 2004 marks the 50th anniversary of the best team (not winning-est) in the game, The Baltimore Orioles. We have Javy Lopez, B.J. Surhoff and Raphael Palmeiro has come back to us from The Rangers and legendary Orioles Elrod Hendricks, […]

Blogs on the Side

Life gets hectic, y’all. We know that. Sometimes you’re just really busy and you can’t keep up with the pace of the Sideblog. Because of this, you miss important information, like where to find the lyrics to the Silence of the Lambs musical. We feel your pain. We care. So, beginning today, we offer you […]