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a picture is worth a thousand words

Popular Halloween Costumes. Multiple Choice: Which one does not belong?

October 29, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

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Happy Halloween! saying it now ’cause this Saturday I’ll be too busy eating, eh, giving out candy

October 26, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet This post should file under: I am too lazy busy to write a proper post so I will just upload the really cute picture my 6-year-old made p.s. I know there are some of you that despise those who say “Halloween is my favorite holiday”, secretly condemning those as Heathens.  No apology given here. […]

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“Mid American” by Ed Paschke in 1969. Strangely resonating…

October 25, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet This painting was by Ed Paschke in 1969. 40 years ago. It is on exhibit at the new modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. For some unknown reason, I found it sad and strangely resonating when I saw it for the first time. And till this day, I am haunted by it. […]

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Fall in Chicago. It is back!

October 18, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Fall arrived in our neck of the woods towards the end of September.  That was when I realized our maple tree was the first one on the block to start turning red. Living in Chicago for over a decade has taught us to appreciate a sunny mild day with a blue sky dotted with […]

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What I learned from using a Neti pot: Waterboarding IS torture!

October 14, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet For the new diagnosis of my hacking cough, the good doctor not only put me on steroid and on codeine, he also recommended the use of Neti pot. Up till this day, I have never even heard of such a thing. He showed me a sample. How adorable! It’s a mini teapot! It was […]

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Tis almost Halloween. Do you know where your costume is? Let Zoltar inspire you…

October 13, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Remember Zoltar? From the movie Big?  Well, here is to help you remember… How many of us have thought about seeking the exact Zoltar out, not to make a wish, but just to say, “I have seen it. THE Zoltar in the movie with Tom Hanks!” Well, this post is not about that Zoltar. […]

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Marge Simpson, the next Playboy girl? Magazine editors amaze me too…

October 11, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet This is all over the news lately.  Or at least, on the Interweb.  Here is the part that made me laugh out loud: New CEO Scott Flanders says the idea is to attract readers in their 20s to a magazine where the average reader’s age is 35… So, let me get this straight: the […]

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Herald to Halloween? Walnut that looks like Jack Skellington

September 27, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Originally uploaded by The Absence of Alternatives. My youngest went tramping in the woods with daddy this weekend and came upon this great looking walnut.  He was very excited since, at least to him and all of us in the family actually, it looks like Jack Skellington in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas… […]

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Dear God, it’s me, not Margaret, but before I die, may I please go to Bora Bora?

September 22, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Seriously, I have promised myself that I will finish this white paper I am working on before I do anything else.  Except breathe.  And drink a lot of water which is good for you.  And then of course, pee.  And I have been working really hard, until I had to search for a research […]

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How come others got a long letter from a Nigeria princess and I, this?

September 15, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

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