*NOTE* This has been sitting in my drafts folder 80% complete for 6 months. I got to a certain point, hit the wall and blanked on how to deal with the pain (the reason why will be obvious). Then I refused to post anything else because I hadn’t finished my annual B-Fest write up (as […]
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26 January 2018. The sun sets over Lake Michigan as a cool breeze ruffles the hair of the secretive creatures that scutter towards their lair for the next 24 hours. The time, 6:00 PM; the place, Norris Auditorium; and the event all these curiously masochistic examples of humanity have gathered for; B-Fest 2018 It Begins: […]
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I’m late sharing this here, for which I apologize, but in roughly three weeks we are heading off on a really excellent Doctor Who themed nautical adventure. Most excited about our stop in Jamaica as it’s a new port of call for us as a family. And this year’s guest list is fab. Anyhow, it’s not too late to drop everything and join us!
We will be sailing out of Miami, FL on March 3rd. Details are at the link above.
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Less than a month until this year’s festival. Come join the Beautiful Bald Babes as we once again shave our heads for childhood cancer and, while you are there, enjoy beer and a Proper Pie or two. It’s a great event and the Saint Baldrick’s Foundation will hold their annual head-shaving event Saturday […]
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January 22nd 2016, Norris Auditorium, Northwestern University – Once again I took my favorite seat, (second row, second seat from the left) curled up under my fuzzy blankie (to hide my personal Facebook updating during the event), and settled in for 24 more hours of the best of the worst. What I lacked in theme […]
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Note: All photos herein were taken by me. I tried to remember to ask folks if it was OK to share them in this venue, but I know I missed a few people. If you are featured here and would prefer not to be, please let me know and I will remove you. Honestly, I […]
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And our annual pilgrimage to Dallas comes round again. Wow, 10 years, that’s a lot of crap movies (over 130 according to the commemorative programs one of the usual gang of psychopaths very kindly produced for the occasion). I didn’t attend my first T-Fest until 2008, so I missed those first three glorious years, but […]
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Ah, Richmond on NASCAR weekend, what’s a car-bored girl to do? Turns out that for the past ten years a great alternative event has been taking place about 30 minutes west of the city The South African Food and Wine Festival is the brainchild of the folks at Greyhaven Winery, one of the many vineyards […]
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Because I promised to share this story one day… NOTE: This article was originally written in 2010 for inclusion in the historical records of my then National Guard unit. I was a newly minted (and anciently cynical, having spent a number of years in the NCO corps) Medical Officer whose first assignment from the BC […]
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It’s been suggested that I may have a bit of a Colonial Williamsburg problem. Living only an hour away, I have an annual pass most years and find that it combines nicely with several other events that I attend regularly in the region. Christmas there is an extended family tradition and I just find that […]
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