If you need another reason to visit beautiful Chicago, think
Actually, think about the Cows on Parade art installation that started in Chi-town back in 1999 and traveled the world. To date, it has raised close to $25 million for nonprofit organizations.
The horse statues currently on display around the city are also individually sponsored and beautifully decorated by local artists, and have been designed in the likeness of Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Unit horses. Each is named for a fallen police officer, and all monies raised will provide financial support to injured Chicago police officers and the families of those killed in the line of duty.
I hope Lexington, Kentucky is on the national tour because these beauties would be right at home in the Bluegrass State.
Am I right, #BBN?
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I watched The Princess Bride for the umpteenth time again today.
(It came on TV suddenly; what else could I do?)
I was playing on Facebook and Twitter at the same , where I encountered a bunch of pumpkin stuff. This spurred a random thought –
Are there any Princess Bride pumpkin carvings out there?
As you wish!
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I just read on the Interwebs that the average household mattress contains 2 million dust mites.
I don’t share this because misery loves company.
I just wonder:
Where did dust mites live before mattresses were invented?
Mattresses with linen or cotton covers didn’t appear until the mid-18th century. Were dust mites nomadic before that time? Did man’s invention change their way of life? Make them fat and lazy?
Are dust mites bigger and scarier now then they used to be??
I won’t be sleeping tonight.
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Play was suspended earlier today at the US Open due to heavy storms and lightning in the New York City area. It brought to mind the question:
Don’t tennis players know their outfits are going to get wet?
Not from rain. From sweat.
Today was the most humid day of the tournament by far, and the players — male and female alike — were drenched, their clothes reduced to near transparency. Which begs a second question:
Do they consider this possibility when they chose colors?
Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, who played earlier this afternoon, wore light grey and tan respectively in their afternoon match. After just one or two games, I could have sketched an anatomically correct map of not only their undergarments, but also any birthmarks, moles or particularly large freckles.
What gives, ladies?
I should really pass the blame to the clothing manufacturers. It seems like this issue should be part of their quality assurance testing.
We can do better, people.
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I was having a kind of blah Sunday.
Nothing wrong, but not inspired….just blah.
Then I found the work of artist Mel Bochner online. Look at what he was able to create around the very same idea —
Now, that’s inspiring!
(So is the rest of his portfolio. Check it out.)
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