Monthly Archives: September 2004

A year or so and a couple anniversaries.

Just over a year ago (Sept 27 or 28) I was walking to Siam Country to have Lunch with my friend and fellow writer Amy. On my way to the ATM, I heard a screech and a thump and a … Continue reading

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If you read it…

Okay, yes. When you do customer assistance on the phone you get aggravated. “Why don’t they just read the instructions?” “The FAQs are online, why don’t they read them?” “READ, Damn it, read!” I’ve done customer service, I know. But … Continue reading

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Voter Registration Scare

Yesterday I got an email from True Majority saying that I wasn’t registered to vote at the address I gave them. Shit! I thought I changed my address! This morning I called the Chicago Board of Elections and checked my … Continue reading

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Old bits and new bits.

I pulled out a notebook with old set lists in it today. Why? A guy I do improv with wants to learn about stand up comedy and wanted to see how I used to work. There were some bits I’d … Continue reading

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And sometimes…

Sometimes technology creates stumbling blocks. Sometimes voicemails go unlistened to for 21 days. Sometimes people are extremely forgiving about being blown off and flexible about short notice. A guy who responded to my craigslist ad last month quit emailing me … Continue reading

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Someone with a kid, quick, buy these shirts.

As most things, I was alerted by Gaper’s Block. Two great kids shirts. One says, “I wouldn’t vote for Bush if I were you.” and the other says, “Mommy wants a new president.” http://www.lowercasetee.com/ifiwere.php http://www.lowercasetee.com/index.php

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Rest in Peace, sweet Miles.

Today I missed a phone call while I was in the shower. My good friend Cathy called and didn’t leave a message. Wierd, I thought, something must be wrong. Cathy is a teacher, so a mid morning phone call is … Continue reading

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Yummy home made soup!

I made two pots of soup tonight. Well, one is done, the other is simmering away in the crock pot. The first was a pot of homemade tomato soup. It was modified from a recipe on Gaper’s Block. You have … Continue reading

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Lose a customer, gain a customer.

Today was a day of ups and downs. We have a neighborhood pediatrician who always suggests his patients and their parents come for an ice cream cone after a shot or blood draw. Only recently have his patients starting saying … Continue reading

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About damn time.

Our website is done! Our website is done! Check it out at http://www.sweetoccasionsandmore.com Yes, in case you are wondering, I scooped those lovely ice cream cones.

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