A typical Saturday morning in the Bullen-Karpo household. Coffee in a homemade mug and HGTV: A step outside on the patio, to be greeted by an uninvited guest (I can’t believe I took this picture): It’s like the Battle of Gettysburg around here: Gator playing around with Google Sites: Alley, unamused:
Sometimes a day at the zoo — even a rainy, grey, les misérables day — can revive you. Thank goodliness we have the glass between us and mother nature. Who says we’re too old for the carousel? My mother sure doesn’t! I just like this photo of my darling Sarah. Taken while waiting. A graceful… Read More A soggy day at the Brookfield Zoo
Today is Gerald and my ninth anniversary! I’m surprised he’s stuck around that long. I love him. In honor of this day, let’s watch a performance from the musical Nine, featuring the original Broadway cast: FYI: As I’m sure we all know, this musical has received the Hollywood treatment, set for release December 25. And… Read More Nine.
I win. (Yes, that’s my mug crudely Photoshopped onto Reese Witherspoon’s.) I love Gerald and my friends.
My darling Gerald is throwing me a birthday party (yes — a few days past my actual bday, but who wants to get drunk on a Monday night?). At first, the entire party was a (top secret) surprise! And, because it’s Gerald, who can’t keep a secret longer than a newborn can hold its bladder,… Read More Ten things that (most likely) won’t happen at my birthday party
This weekend, I hosted a viewing party of one of my absolute favorite films, Valley of the Dolls. It was everything I hoped it would be. Only Jamie and I had seen the film before, and we loved living the camp and high drama through these VOTD virgins. We applauded Neely’s cross-your-heart necklace: …laughed uproariously… Read More “Dolls” and Apple Orchards
Gator and I spent our Labor Day weekend helping his mother and father sell their stuff for some extra cash in support of their upcoming move. The yard sale lasted from Sat morning (which required us to leave Chi after work on Fri — arriving in Michigan around midnight) through Monday. However, Monday didn’t happen,… Read More Things I learned at the yard sale
Why else would you wake up at the crack of dawn to hail a cab during a sleeting, thunder-snowing blizzard to go downtown to stand in Grant Park for 1.5 hours while snow slowly slides down your back and then herd up like so much cattle to run in slushpuddles for 4.97 miles on your… Read More I think I’m touched in the head
Not necessarily in that order. First off: Coraline in 3D was wondrous. Such artistry and craft. I loved every minute of it. The 3D effects were cool, but not jarring. Subtle, if you will. And I love children’s tales that are basically dark morality lessons. (Shockheaded Peter, anyone?) For children: Mind your parents or risk… Read More Painting and Coraline in 3D