Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
And it sure felt like spring today. How crazy is that?? All the ice on the sidewalk have virtually disappeared overnight. Only a week ago the temperature was like, 25 below zero. there's flooding all over the state. All I'm sayin' is I'm glad I don't live in a basement apartment!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Rants by Bex at 12:05 AM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Dammit boots!!! Why do you look so awesomely wearable!!! I'd love to get you unfortunately in these tough times (read: right before & after Christmas) I might have to sell a kidney just to pay the bills and get the rent covered. How did I stumble across you? Damn internets.
PS...It's $282 if you're my secret Santa, heh, heh..
Edit: Well, hello, hello!!! I just realized this is my 200th post!!! Not a lot by seasoned blogger standards, but most important for me as I'm not the type to stick to doing the same thing for long periods of time, it tends to get boooring, ya'know. And now I have proved myself capable of commitment (ha!). It seems that I like blogging (unlike my ventures into keeping diaries and scrapbooking, etc), so here's to another 200 blogs, or 1000 even!! Laaaters!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
At the skating rink @ Millenium Park. Skate rentals available. The last time I went it was $5 a pair. After that treat yourself to hot chocolate, yay!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I swiped this photo from The Sartorialist, he takes some great photos!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
One of my favorite food/travel writers is Peter Mayle, who's lived in Provence for years. I was introduced to his South of France in his book A Year In Provence and I immediately fell in love with the area. David Lebovitz's post on picking olives in Provence brings to life Mayle's stories for me, it's brilliant!! Check out David's post here.
Why are public officers in Illinois so corrupt?? Governor Rod Blagojevic was caught on tape selling the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama to the highest bidder. Read more here. Oy, the last Governor served a 6-year sentence for racketeering and fraud charges!!
Edit: More ridiculousness here!!
Santa Claus is coming to town - riding the CTA
The Chicago Transit Authority is getting into the holiday spirit
The spectacular train is an amazing sight - during the daytime
Interiors of the cars are decked out with thousands of multi-colored
As the train pulls into each station, Santa waves to the boarding
The Holiday Train will travel all CTA rail lines in November and
The train operates from approximately 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends,
On December 2, the train operates around the Loop to coincide
Schedules will be posted here as they become available:
November 22 -- Red and Purple Lines
Monday, December 8, 2008
Ah, a year older, but none the wiser? Maybe, maybe not. Here are a few people who share my birthday:
65 BC : Horace, Roman philosopher
1542 : Mary, Queen of Scots, beheaded at 40(?)
1574 : Maria Anna of Bavaria, Queen Consort of the Holy Roman Empire
1886 : Diego Rivera, Mexican muralist
1922 : Lucian Freud, English painter
1925 : Sammy Davis, Jr., duh
1941 : Sir Geoff Hurst, English footballer and World Cup winner (my personal favorite)
1943 : Jim Morrison, rock icon
1951 : Bill Bryson, American author and travel writer
1966 : Sinead O'Connor, Irish singer
1976 : Dominic Monaghan, Hobbit and (almost) survivor of Oceanic flight 815
December 8th is also:
National Brownie Day
Winter Flowers Day, and most bizzarely,
National Take It In The Ear Day. Hm, sounds kinky!
And while we're talking about me, let me share with you a few tidbits:
- I'm a bit obssessed with the Plantagenets and the Tudors
- I like to stand in the shower until the water runs cold (which poses a problem for Mr. Bex in the winter time, since he always jumps in the shower after I do)
- I love cupcakes
- Mr Bex and I celebrate our anniversary on Earth Day
- My ideal home is England
- If I was stranded on a desert island, the top three things I'd like to have with me are: books, laptop with endless battery life (ha!) and Pepsi
- My ideal pet is a fat gray cat (Mr Bex's too) but I don't mind a hedgehog
- I'd like to get more tattoos
- If we had kids their names would be Seven (boy) and Ocean Raine (girl)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Hi, it's Raul Gonzalez Blanco..um yea.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Rants by Bex at 12:04 AM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I saw this photo on The Sartorialist's page and fell in love with the woman on the right's shoes...what are those..spats? OMG they are brilliant!!! Brilliant I tells ya!!
Monday, December 1, 2008
President-elect Obama named Hillary Clinton Secretary of State today. I'm glad that she is part of his administration as I admire her greatly. Read more here.