Saturday, August 29, 2009

it's that time of year again

vacant bridal shoppe, downtown Cleveland
Originally uploaded by katherine of chicago

Birthday time! You can tell how cheerful I am about my birthday by my choice of photo, although it's actually NOT as depressing as it might seem (click on it if you've missed the lively discussion--20 comments as I post this--on Flickr). And I'm retroactively declaring it a birthday gift to fellow Flickrer Seth Tisue (whose birthday is also today), since I know he appreciates bleak sub/urban scenes as much as I do (and frankly has been a big influence on me on Flickr).

It's a bad sign that I can't even recall the last MONTH I posted or signed in here, or updated links (I know some need fixing). Soon, soon...Delay due to personal reasons, travel, etc. I will force myself to re-learn Picasa photo posting here, and be back. For now, I've got to see if Margie's Candies will give me a birthday treat (I got burned by them when I last tried, in 2007), check out the open house at Argonne National Laboratory (I've never been), and see my first Gary Railcats game tonight in Gary (vs. Fargo-Moorhead. You're invited!).


Whetstone said...

Happy birthday! About your reaction, I'm reminded of Patton Oswalt's observation that we should only celebrate certain birthdays - 16 (you can drive), 18 (you can vote), 21 (you can drink), and so forth. Having turned 29 recently, I can verify that some birthdays aren't as fun as others.

Century of Progress Homes said...


Though not necessarily related to this post, I thought you and your readers may be interested in this year's Century of Progress home tour. Five homes remaining from 1933's World's Fair in Chicago are now located in Beverly Shores, Indiana and are open for public tour once a year. This year's tour is October 10 & 11, 2009. See my blog for more information. Thanks!