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{ Monthly Archives } May 2004

Chicago Outdoor Film Festival 2004

In case you Chicago-ans haven’t checked out the schedule for the Outdoor Film Festival this year, here you go…The Birds is certainly worth it to see a young Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren (Melanie Griffith’s mom) and Jessica Tandy. Guys & Dolls is a great musical (albeit long) but has one of the best soundtracks ever…if […]

You Get What You Pay For

Now I enjoy a bargain as much as the next person. Although I like to think of myself as a generous person, I can be rather frugal when dealing with myself. I almost never pay full price for any clothing, particularly for ‘professional’ clothes. Talbots outlet all the way! But I have learned the hard […]

The Leather Daddy and the Queen Anne Side Table

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone! (I sense the holiday weekend starting early this year – if only in my head…) Heads up on two weekend events that may tickle your fancy. Or, um, whatever you choose to have tickled. Starting today, you can enjoy the annual delights of the International Mr. Leather gathering. Get a […]

True ‘Nuff

CNN finally gets it right. ok, ok…maybe there was a little photoshopping…

Am&#233lie Still Afloat

Quick French Open update: Our girl, Am&#233lie Mauresmo safely through Round 2 after defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1. Am&#233lie will go on to play Arantxa Parra Santonja in Round 3. Another Update: Number One seed Justine Henin-Hardenne out of the French Open as she loses to Tathiana Garbin (7-5, 6-4) in Round […]

I Run a Comb Across My Head I Wish My Hair Would Settle Down

I’ve been trying to catch a photo of this one for a while now. On the left: Chicago attorney Lorraine Greenberg (specializing in personal bankruptcy cases and atrocious hair). On the right: Former Ohio Congressman (now serving 8 years for bribery and racketeering) Jim Traficant. Hee. [Travis lyrics=1]

Step Up in a Doubles Match to E and Ack and It’s Over – You Get Served Like an Ace from Martina Navratilova

And now a Mirandala.org Sports Update: Just in case you didn’t know, this is week one of the French Open. Already, there’s chaos on the courts. Andre Agassi lost to Jerome Haehnel in a first-round upset. Justine Henin-Hardenne (last year’s winner) did manage to survive her first-round match against Sandrine Testud. But Henin-Hardenne has been […]

No (Where) Else on Earth

In my perpetual surfing (cause when I’m on-site, I rarely get sleep, so I surf incessantly to keep my mind functioning)…I found out that Wynonna is going to be the headliner at The Chicago Country Music Festival this year, along with Brad Paisley!!! Not sure how that got past me for so long…I knew about […]

E is for Ethical

Ever since I was young, I’ve always felt sorry for elephants–way before my thoughts were ever evolved enough to contemplate the ethics of keeping such animals in captivity. I never cared for the circus (that also stems from a life-long fear of clowns)…but, for the elephants, my feelings have their roots in an elephant ride […]

Byte Me

My first attempt at a post with the new system…testing…testing…1…2..3…4…going to try and post a picture but I may need to read up on the Word Press blogging software. I am NOT a manual or instruction reader unless I’m totally stuck…I much prefer to teach myself through trial and error…so please bear with me… Just […]