Hope your Fourth was lovely

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We had a great neighborhood get-together, hosted by Chippie's family. Good food, free drinks, manageable humidity, supersoakers and fireworks. The perfect recipe, I'd say. Thought I'd try my hand at that Miksang photography that Ali was talking about on her blog. Huh? Yes? And Dan debuted "1950s" guy. The only thing you're not seeing in this photo is the gin … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHope your Fourth was lovely

Declaring my independence from generalized expectations

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Falling under the respective headings of “No Festering Allowed,” “Appropriate F-bomb Usage Guidelines,” and, of course, “Excessive Punctuation 101,” I have a need to write today to address one poster’s comment from yesterday. It read as follows: PLEASE!!! NO MORE ABOUT THE F*CKING iPHONE! IT'S AN OVERPRICED TRENDY PHONE! I expected more from you 🙁 Posted by: Stephanie | July … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDeclaring my independence from generalized expectations

I wish…

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…that I could just take the entire summer off. And slip and slide, baby. (with lots of sunscreen, bug spray, of course, and… central air.)

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Looking forward to senior travel packages

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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