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24th-Aug-2012 04:42 pm - My Hugh experience-part 3: Carmel
Coolest thing ever
The third concert in four days. I don't know how those rock stars do it! I guess it helps when they don't have to drive back and forth from home. LOL

I left later than I planned because I was having "mother's guilt". I spent some extra time with my 8 yr old son before taking him to my neighbor's house where my husband (wonderful man, by the way) would pick him up later.

It was after 11am by the time I hit the road, only benefit was a time change and it would be an hour earlier coming home. But since I was supposed to meet my friend, Joyce, at 2pm Eastern time, I was already an hour behind.

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24th-Aug-2012 02:18 pm - My Hugh experience-part 2: Chicago
Coolest thing ever
The day started with errands and checking out new bedroom furniture for my son. He just turned 8 and needs a nice bed now. We checked out several places and then headed home so I could get ready for the Chicago show at the Park West.

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24th-Aug-2012 12:19 pm - My Hugh experience-part 1: Milwaukee
Coolest thing ever
My whirlwind tour of the midwest, chasing Hugh around, started on Sunday, Aug 19th in Milwaukee. After a long day in downtown Chicago enjoying the Air and Water show with my family, I got home, took a quick shower, changed and left the house around 5 pm. The show in Milwaukee started at 7:30 and it was at least a 2 hour drive. Ugh. I just hoped I wouldn't run into any traffic problems.
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22nd-Jul-2012 11:11 pm - Duh
Huh?
So, I've learned that it helps quite a bit to log in if you want to see your friend's pages. I've missed so much these last few weeks!

*smacks self in head*
27th-Nov-2011 12:33 pm - Writer's Block: Background players
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This looked like a good opportunity to update my LJ.
Here's my desktop. It was taken at my aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary in October.
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Well, since it's been almost a year since I've posted to my LJ, thought I'd get you up to date on my life.

Where to start....

Josh has become an avid Star Wars fan which means he now knows the name of every starship, alien and planet in the Star Wars universe.

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Our Christmas card. We all wore Blackhawks jerseys in commemoration of the Chicago Blackhawks FINALLY winning the Stanley Cup after 49 long years since the last championship.

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Over the winter, Josh improved his skating skills and now zips around the ice like a little bullet.

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Then there was February 1st. The third largest snow storm in Chicago's history. Missed the record by about 2 inches. Lots of snow!

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Then Josh was invited to participate in being a part of the Adler Planetarium's new welcome center (opening in June). He was recorded with both audio and video and also had several pictures taken. Then he got to hang out with several astrophysicists which totally made his day!

Here he is, examining some meteorites found in South America and Africa.

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Then on to the USA Hockey National Championships in Detroit, MI where our team placed 2nd in our division.

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The following weekend I ran the Shamrock Shuffle in downtown Chicago. It's a 5 mile race through the city streets. 45,000 people participated! It was pretty cool.

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And last weekend Robbie and I attended an airplane building seminar where we learned to cut, bend and rivet aluminum into something resembling airplane parts. Before leaving, we bought the plans and the tail kit to a Sonex aircraft. Let the fun begin!

Beware! Woman with power tools!
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What the airplane looks like when finished. I'm very excited

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And lastly, I think Josh is growing gills and turning into a fish.

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How's everyone else doing out there?
LOL
This is from the Band from TV show at the Vic on 6/26/10.

28th-Jun-2010 08:12 am - Band from TV!
OMG
Hi all!

I know I haven't been here in forever but I'm going to try to start posting with a bit more regularity. Have many things to talk about but the latest was spending two days watching three different Band from TV shows. All were amazing but especially Saturday night at the Vic! Wow! They were amazing!

I must apologize ahead of time for the crappy quality of the pics. I had a cheap point and shoot that didn't like the low lighting but I did the best I could.

Hope you guys enjoy these pics of Hugh and Jesse.

First night: Friday at Harry Caray's on Navy Pier. Free show and the weather was perfect! I decided to hang out behind the stage:

Jesse before the show
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11th-May-2010 08:19 am - Where I've been
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I stole this from remydoodle
I still have several states to visit. Hopefully I'll get to all of them eventually.


visited 32 states (64%)
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It's sad that I've never been off this lousy continent. Some day... some day....


visited 3 states (1.33%)
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