Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Z's Washington Post Article

Z is taking a Public Theology class this semester.
His professor is also a blogger for
The Washington Post.

Part of the class consists of the students blogging
responses to prompts from the WP
about faith perspectives on major current/political issues.

Occasionally, some of the students' work may be selected
for publication in the WP.

So today, Z was published. :)

Here's the link:

Ashes to Ashes, We All Fall Down

Monday, September 21, 2009


Here's a few pictures to show you what
we've been up to...

Mr. W in his collar (we've been nursing his sore paw)

I had a blast at the Hyde Park Children's
Book Fair with Erin & Nora!

Z plays on & manages the LSTC football team.

Z is sweet & brings me flowers.

& we have fun cheering for our Chicago Fire!

So, we've been busy with all that, plus classes, Z's work, job hunting,
shopping at Hyde Park Produce, chapel, and spending time with our friends.

Come visit!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I've gotta feelin'...

Today my friend Erin and I
went to be in the Oprah audience.

A couple of years ago we got to be on stage
as part of a world record:

100 people inside 1 bubble (we did it!)

And because we had to watch the rest of the show from backstage
we also received audience reservations for
a show taped shortly thereafter.

I didn't know the likelihood of getting tickets again,
but since I still don't have a job,
I'm trying to take advantage of my free time to do some fun stuff.

So off to Oprah we went this morning at 6 am.
The show was about hoarding (from A & E's "Hoarders")
which was interesting, but not the best part.

After some seating confusion we were taken from our obstructed view seats
down to the 4th row right behind Oprah's chair,
meaning we were within 10 feet of her the whole time,
plus we will be on TV when it airs.

The BEST part still, though, was before the actual show.
Oprah just had her 24th Season Kickoff Party on the Mag Mile
and it aired today while we were there.

So Oprah came in to the studio and watched Oprah on TV
with us, her studio audience, and she was sitting just a few chairs
away from us, commenting on the show
and just having fun.

Random opportunities to do things like this make me
love Chicago even more!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Around the Apt.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.
We've been slowly getting back into the swing of things.
Z has already started with football practices and begins
classes and work this week.

I'm in my 3rd week of classes already and still applying for jobs,
but I'm starting to get interview call backs, so
hopefully something will happen with that soon.

Meanwhile, we're loving catching up with old friends, making some new,
going to Fire games, watching college football,
and downtown events like the
Jazz Festival.

Here are a few photos from random things around our new apartment.