Friday, January 12, 2018

Stuck (012/365)

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TIME: 4:45 PM
PLACE: Yard
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)

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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)

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TIME: 7:33 AM
PLACE: Work
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)

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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)

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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)

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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.
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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.
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Abandoned theater.
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Detail above door on theater
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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.
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Stella and her friend Robert.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Multi-Tasking (006/365)

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TIME: 3:20 PM
PLACE: Living room
SUBJECT: Jack

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