Friday, January 12, 2018

Stuck (012/365)

TIME: 4:45 PM
SUBJECT: Leaf in fence

Good News: I only had a 1/2 day of work today , a great way to kick off the three day weekend - Yay!

Bad News: It’s going to be very cold the next few days, highs in the 20’s, lows in the single digits; maybe some snow Sunday night into Monday -  Boo!

Good News: I’m not this leaf, which is stuck in the fence in the freezing air - Yay!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Taco Bell Haiku (011/365)

TIME: 2:58 PM
PLACE: My car
SUBJECT: Hot sauce

Stuck at Taco Bell
Cars in line move at snail’s pace
Where is my hot sauce?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Personal & Confidential (010/365)

TIME: 7:33 AM
SUBJECT: Interoffice envelope

I received this in the interoffice mail – at first I thought I was receiving a giant Cracker Jack prize, like a huge tattoo!

Alas, it was just some personnel correspondence for my direct reports.

Too bad, a giant tattoo would have been awesome.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tree (009/365)

TIME: 6:53 PM
PLACE: Millstadt, IL
SUBJECT: Tree in parking lot

The fog is beginning to roll in this evening.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Elvis & Me (008/365)

TIME: 05 Aug 1990
PLACE: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
SUBJECT: Me, Elvis

Happy birthday Elvis!

I need to visit you again.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Things Remembered (007/365)

TIME: 12:44 PM
PLACE: Alton Square Mall
SUBJECT: Closed storefront

HH, SD and I went to Alton Square mall to eat at Olga’s.
The mall is pretty empty.
All of the stores are at the other end.  It also houses a branch of the Hayner Public Library – it is open on Sundays – that is a good thing.
After, we drove to downtown Alton.
Abandoned theater.
Detail above door on theater
Then we drove a little north east of town to see the Robert Wadlow, “Alton’s Gentle Giant” statue.

Robert was born on Feb 22, 1918 in Alton and at age 5, was 5’6” tall; at age 10 he was 6’5” tall; and at age 13, he was 7’4” tall. 
On July 4th, 1940, Robert marched in a local parade and got a blister on his foot.  It became infected and he died soon after at the age of 22. At the time of his death, he was 8’11.1” tall.
Stella and her friend Robert.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Multi-Tasking (006/365)

TIME: 3:20 PM
PLACE: Living room

He’s guarding the bottle of change and sucking up all the hot air at the same time.