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Nothing Better To Do

July 6th 2007 2 minutes to read

Ahhh the joy of staying up late, you can force a night owl to function like a normal “daylight” person but it feels so good to stay up when it’s pitch black outside! It doesn’t hurt that I am off work tomorrow. Once I actually have some money in the bank again I can finally go back to the glory of farm hunting, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and more!

I am having the weirdest emotional time lately… cracked out glitterized hormones? Perhaps. A lot of it is my son hollering in my ear right now, “ICE CREAM!” because well… I promised him ice cream after dinner. Speaking of my child, I asked him, “Hey babe, what are clouds made of?”, and he replied, “White things and… (in a dramatic whisper) CCCAANNDDYY!”. Yep. Anyway, I realize a lot of it is just the stressful transition of leaving a long time job and starting a new one and being freaking broke until I get my first glorious paycheck, and part of it is that my son is going through a “DADDDDYYY!” phase lately, which sucks, you know being that I am a single mother and his father is pretty much a pathetic lump of nothingness in our lives. Whatever… I have mommy powers according to the wee one so it’s all good. And as I declare daily, I can NOT be broken! Oddly enough, when I typed that, I wanted to do a finger snap in a Z formation…

Because I love them…. what are your favorite power ballad songs (especially from the 80’s!) ? I have an obscene love for Michael Bolton, but also would like to expand my already… rather large… power ballad podlet playlist.

Lastly, some photos.




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I only got four hours of broken-up sleep last night. I’ve never been good at napping. I’m just left in this exhausted awake state of being.


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Aww. Your son is awesome. I wish clouds were made out of candy – it’s so much more exciting than evaporated water. :(

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.

Hows the hand, by the way? <3

Reply to Sarah
james r.

That third shot is amazing. The lighting is perfect. Great capture!

80’s power ballads… Now we’re talking MY territory. Well, 80s anyway. Ha. So how about three random ones… First, in honour of a fellow nightowl, “Can’t Wait For The Night”, by Brighton Rock. Then “I Want To Know What Love Is”, by Foreigner. Third, “Here With Me” by REO Speedwagon. And I guess almost anything by Chicago or Peter Cetera from the 80s, but I wouldn’t know anything about that. *cough*

Reply to james r.

Helllloooo! did he get the ice cream? from where?

Reply to john

Excellent shots, as always!

Power ballads, eh?  Not my biggest strong suit when it comes to music, and I’m sure anything I came up with would already be on your list! haha

Reply to Ally

I wish fireworks weren’t illegal here, I miss playing with them (probably the ‘fire’ part) as for power ballads I dn’t believe I ever understood the definition of one.

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