The storied ‘L’ train in Chicago sure has a lot of don’ts.
Don’t solicit. (Expected.)
Don’t eat. Surprising…but DC prohibits food on their subway, too. I know someone who got a ticket while visiting.
Don’t gamble. WHAT?? Now we have seriously crossed a line.
Gotta have my shell game.
Posted in Humor, Life, subway, trains, transportation, Travel
Tagged chicago. L train, eat, food, gamble, Humor, life, rules, shell game, solicit, transportation, Travel
Happy Seventh Birthday, Sticky Egg!
A lot has changed since I started this blog on a whim after watching the movie Julie and Julia.
New job. New city. New adventures, this time on my own.
Will this really be lucky seven? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Thanks for hanging around with me to find out!
Posted in Blog, History, Humor, Travel, Writing
Tagged adventure, blog, entertainment, history, Humor, job, Julie and Julia movie, lucky seven, Movies, sticky egg, Travel, writing
My mother’s china has been packed in a box for 27 years.
I have taken it with me from city to city, to nine different homes, but have never had the cabinet space to display it.
Well, today it sees the light!
Isn’t it beautiful?
After all those moves, I unwrapped each piece with some trepidation, but only one was broken.
It somehow seems fitting.
Posted in decor, Design, Family, History, Home, Humor, Love, Travel
Tagged china, decor, design, family, history, home, love, mother, moving, packing, Travel
I handed over the keys for my New York City apartment to my broker on Thursday and flew off to Chicago.
My new place won’t be ‘mine’ until Tuesday, so until then, business trips — and generous cousins in a nearby burb — are providing shelter.
I’m used to living out of a suitcase, so this vagabond period doesn’t really bother me. But it is somewhat disconcerting to not have keys to anything.
We spend so much time looking for our keys, carrying them, losing them, finding them…and now, I got nuthin.
My cousins, on the other hand….
They’re just showing off.
Posted in Family, Home, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged apartments, business trip, Chicago, cousins, family, hone, Humor, keys, life, living out of a suitcase, moving, New York City, suburbs, travrl
I began plotting my move to Manhattan at the tender age of eight at the dining room table in our tiny farm community in Kentucky.
It took me a few years, and I made some stops along the way, but I made it. And I’ve a spent the past decade here in the Big Apple.
Thank you, New York City, for being everything that little girl dreamed of and so much more.
Tomorrow I begin a new adventure in Chicago. I feel like a kid again, and just as excited!
Posted in Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged Chicago, child, dream, farm, girl, Humor, Kentucky, memories, moving, New York City, thank you note, thanks, Travel
After nearly a decade living in the Big Apple, I think this could work.
It’s like the autobahn — the two lanes would simply have different speed limits.
And no standing and staring ‘up’ allowed in the New Yorkers lane, either.
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life, New York City, Travel
Tagged autobahn, Big Apple, Humor, life, New York City, safety, tourists, traffic