Monday, June 16, 2014

lisa knows best

I talk about my mom frequently. People that know me, know much of THAT story. The ups and downs. The ins and outs. My mother, Lisa, is a fascinating anomaly in my life. A woman that both frustrates me and inspires me.

One thing I have realized, is there was a time my mother was infinitely cooler than myself. Let's push away all her certifiable crazy and talk about one of those cool things she once did.

She has told me a lot of stories about The Safe House. A hangout of hers, in her younger years. The place has been around since the late sixties and is somewhat cheesy. However, there is nothing more awesome than local secret shrouded in spy paraphernalia.

On my next trip to Chicago, I'll have to make it a point to visit Milwaukee and see what all the hub bub is about.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

another throwback thursday

I used to travel a lot. I mean A LOT. Not international travel, as much as, always being in a different state. So, this throwback is from one of the many times I was in Vegas.

Yes, I am the girl in the "I <3 Beaver." sweatshirt. I got this sweatshirt in Beaver, Utah. I still wear it from time to time, even though it had an unfortunate rumble with some bleach. Behind this lovely group is the Excalibur. I was en-route to New York, New York.

It took me about thirty minutes to cross the catwalk and get from door to door. I was stopped every few seconds as if I was famous. People shook my hand. I got phone numbers. Someone even invited me to their room. These lovely people decided that a group shot was needed.

Note: I have no idea who any of them are and I never spoke to them again.

Sunday, June 1, 2014