Looking forward to senior travel packages

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life34 Comments

Flying home today, from SLC, I sat next to the sweetest retired couple, who were returning from a tour group visit to Yellowstone National Park. As they spoke, I learned they were from extreme upstate New York, just a few miles from the Canadian border, and that they took a trip a year. Next year, they are planning a group … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLooking forward to senior travel packages

I was a Roland girl

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life47 Comments

In the category of Going against the obvious choice, (much like my preference for Grieco over Depp, which actually was period related, in that, i'm no fool in 2007—I'd choose Depp) i was a Roland (yes, look right) girl. Deciding I needed to take a break from searching YouTube for every obscure Neil Finn-related clip I could unearth, I was … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI was a Roland girl

Thank you, Chip

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life51 Comments

She goes home next week, and I will be in Utah all week, and not present for the hand off. I could get all sentimental here, but I'm trying to save critical typing for work-related functions. Instead, I offer my photographic tribute to a very fine dog that I wish we would have been smart enough to have bred while … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThank you, Chip

Fanning the flames of self pity

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life67 Comments

That would be me. First off, thanks for all the great info on repetitive stress/carpal tunnel. I devour that kind of stuff. Especially when believe me, I’m fairly convinced it’s far worse. Secondly, I did go to a general practioner who looked at me with roughly the same interest I would demonstrate were I sitting in on a 90-minute lecture … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFanning the flames of self pity

Giving the wrist a break

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life73 Comments

Going to be taking a needed break from typing for a few days, of any kind. Never had any numbness and loss of strength in the old hand…the tool that allows me to have a career in design (no, no self pity detected there) and two days ago it started. Real common for designers who spend hours and hours working … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGiving the wrist a break

Cobalt monday

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life38 Comments

It's always going to be a slight let down when you have such a lovely weekend, then it comes to an end. Spending time with Tara and Margie (and Darth Vader) is a good thing. We ate lots of good Indian food (twice!). Saw a funny movie (Knocked Up) and just hung out, in between Tara's shoots. The weather was … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCobalt monday

Row 1, Seats 5 & 6, Orchestra Pit

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life51 Comments

I cannot breathe right now. Never. Ever. Ever. Never. Ever. Have I. Gotten. Front. Row. Seats. To ANYTHING. Ever. (Okay…I did have seats in the Second Row, for the Bauhaus reunion show in 2003, but that was not about love. That was about nostalgia.) This is about LOVE. Love. Deep. Abiding. Pure. Inspired. Love. My stomach hurts. I am in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRow 1, Seats 5 & 6, Orchestra Pit

Warning: explicit content and early ’90s warning

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life50 Comments

Dan: "Well what about David Duchovny?" Me: Um, no. Dan: "Depp?" Me: Uh-uh. Dan: Grieco? Me: Absolutely. In the oft-appearing, always charming and completely fruitless discussion about potential three-way candidates. He just knows me SO well… The only reason he brings up this discussion in the first place, is in the hopes that it will swing his way…and that would … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWarning: explicit content and early ’90s warning

It’s a dry heat

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life24 Comments

[photo taken during my parents visit. chip found aidan's temporary sleeping space, and lost no time making, as Donna Downey might say…the Most of It?] Woke up to a muggy, muggy day. I realize a great many of you live where it's probably muggy every day from like, April through October, but for this Pacific Northwest born and bred girl, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt’s a dry heat


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life16 Comments

While watching a show on Animal Planet called Animal Miracles, he was telling me the story about a police officer's who's dog died in the line of duty, saving the officer's life, when he added, emphatically: "It's just so touching."

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