It seems like we’re all thinking the same thing these days: how can it possibly be August already. Summer has been flying by and I really don’t want to think about how it will be over so soon after we waited so
patiently for it to arrive. So here’s how I’ve been soaking it up.
^In Arena, Wis. at Sugarland for a friend’s wedding.
^Chick trying really hard to survive 4th of July
^Helping One Tail at a Time raise money at Pitchfork
^Listening to Neutral Milk Hotel at Pitchfork
^En route to Wisconsin with Millie (& Chick of course!)
^Unimpressed with me.
^Elevator selfie, naturally.
There is nothing I love more than dogs and cop shows. Or in this instance, Police Reporter!, which was a weekly series that ran in the Chicago Herald-American starting in 1942. It featured detective-like reporters who were instrumental in solving high-profile crime cases. The feature ran Sundays for two years and included photo re-enactments of the famous crimes. Thanks, Chicago Tribune, for always sharing these these old photos from your archives. And thanks to my uncle for sending them my way!
(Photo from the Chicago Tribune)
I’m back with a black and white Friday post! A while back my uncle sent me this photo collage from the Chicago Tribune about “a good girl gone bad.” It’s the story of Wanda Stopa, a young Polish woman who was Chicago’s first woman assistant U.S. district attorney. Unfortunately that was short lived when she killed her lover’s gardener, and then committed suicide. It’s a tragic story, but worth a peek if you like reading sordid stories from the past (and really, who doesn’t?).
(Image is a Chicago Tribune historical photo)
A month may have gone by, but … I’m still here. My lack of posting has a good excuse though: we adopted this tiny houseguest(!). Meet Millie. And then we moved. Yet again to a different unit in our current building. Our previous landlord was ready to sell his condo and we, as it turns out, were not ready to buy it.
So here we are. It seemed to take longer than normal to get settled in this time around, but we’re finally there. The move seemed to be especially tough on those sweet pups as they adjusted to new territory. It’s hard when you don’t know what’s going on! Now that it’s just about the official start of summer, I’m looking forward to lots of park visits with these two.
Over the past week or so, Chick has been an avid user of the CTA, riding along on the El train like she’s been doing it for years. Continue reading