Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nunsense this Weekend!

It's already here. Our second, self-produced weekend of Nunsense A-men! It'll be at Mary's Attic, above Hamburger Mary's 5400 N. Clark in Chicago. 7:30 p.m. all three nights, Thurs., Fri. and Sat., Feb. 28-29 and March 1. $10--cheap! It's a darling space, very jewel box in that old Chicago-architecture way. I'll take pix this weekend. Can't wait!

Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm in Urinetown in the Burbs!

I'm so excited I'm peeing in my pants! I got the role of Hot Blades Harry in the Winnetka Theater (Big Noise) production of Urinetown. Harry is kind of a psychopath itching to kill anyone who's deserving (which is a big list). It's an ensemble role, but he's got a song and dance number that parodies the West Side Story or Fosse style where he's trying to convince the mob to kill the daughter of Urine Good Company's CEO. That's the company in charge of the town's toilets. It's very funny and great for me to both sing and dance. I can't wait. the production is set for the last weekend of April and the first three weekends in May. It'll be at the Prairie Lakes community-center stage in Des Plaines. More info to come!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

San Antonio Gas Stations

What do I do for a living? I write about convenience stores and gasoline stations! Last week I was in San Antonio for a conference on convenience retailing that my company, CSP, puts out. Here's some pics of the lobby of a refiner-marketer called Valero and an ExxonMobil station we visited. Enjoy!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Night at the Opera

Here's a few pics from last week. I keep forgetting to say what a wonderful time the opera is. The Lyric is truly a grand place with a fabulous foyer and wonderful acoustics. Here's a few shots of me and Bob at Falstaff. The usher is Marlene who's become a buddy of ours.

Friday, February 08, 2008


Part of my fabulous life is my partner Bob's operatic passion. We have season tickets to the Lyric Opera of Chicago--a premiere venue for world-class singers. Tomorrow night is Falstaff, and the reviews look great. Again, every now and then I'm moved by my own wonderful life.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Car Icicles

This picture is from a car in the parking lot where I work. What I'm wondering is, how long do you have to leave your car idle to get icicles like that? The things I ponder ...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Photo Fame

My snow photos made the cut for the local NBC 5 affiliate's "Send us your snow pictures" Internet slideshow. I sent in two of the photos from yesterday's Chicago Postcard blog entry. Apparently anybody can get their photos posted, but nonetheless, I am now a published photo journalist. Oooo, smell my sh*t.

And it looks like I can send cat pictures too. I see a new career budding.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Chicago Postcard: Wish You Were Here?

Wish you were here and I wish I was in Hawaii. Almost a foot of snow so far and still falling here in Chicago. Thought I'd post a few pictures of the winter wonderland. Took 2.5 hours to get home last night and thank goodness, our workplace told us to stay home today. Whee! Snow day!