Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Pain

I woke up at 4 a.m. and me and the kitties watched the Royal Wedding. Then I wore a crown to work. Life's good!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Showers Bring April Flowers

Beautiful spring flowers have begun to bloom on the bus-stop island next to my house. It had been a cold and rainy April, so this is our present. Happy spring all!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Latest Event

Here's a pic of the latest event I'm promoting for Asians and Friends Chicago. It's atop the beautiful Dana Hotel and will be a "Green Fairy" blast with absinthe as a theme.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Milwaukee Road Trip

One of our big highlights this Easter weekend was a trip to Milwaukee to celebrate Bob's big 6-0. We went to the Great Lakes Distillery for their absinthe. What a blast!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Randaroonie at the Spoke

My bestest college friend Randeee who now lives in London dropped by Chicago to visit his Windy City pals. Here we are after lunch at the Twisted Spoke! Wild!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

You Better Hit It Mr. Will

The most hilarious and artfully timed thing happened in dance class last night. Our instructor, Will, was teaching a Horton modern class and giving us (20 or so dancers) a correction about a right hip thrust. We weren't serving it. He said, "You got to give me that pow." So he demonstrates. And just when his hip and head bam to the side, a flash of lightning and crack of thunder hit at that exact moment.

It was magical. Unthinkable. Like voodoo.

And instead of being phased, he looks at us with a "See? Did you get that?" We all howl! And then we dance around him like tribal worshipers and bow as if he were Zeus the God of Thunder. It was unbelievable. Once in a lifetime.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rob's Disco Karaoke Birthday

My friend Rob's birthday was at a Karaoke place where you rent rooms and sing. Then we went to Hamburger Mary's for disco night. That's why I have an afro on. (Did I need a reason to look like Annie? The sun'll come out, tomorrow ...)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bob's Birthday Dinner Part I

Happiest of birthdays to Bob! We went out with some friends last night to celebrate his big 6-0 at our favorite place, Greek Islands restaurant, but it's just the beginning. We're probably going to have yet another fun meal and then travel with a group to Milwaukee in a couple of weeks to really put the icing on the cake. Happy birthday honey!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

R.I.P.: Cabrini Green Projects

This is the last high-rise in the notrious projects that Chicago came to be known for through the 60's and 70's (and well into the 1990s). In the last decade, they've been shut down and then torn down one by one. This was last weekend. It's probably a mound of rubble right now.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Weekend with LA-LA Friends

I hung around with a couple of visiting friends this past weekend. Here I am with my friend Al from L.A. (in the middle who I went to high school with in Honolulu) and Phil who just moved back to the Chicago area from L.A.