Thursday, February 17, 2011

Out and about, on a Nice Day...

...shooting some bits...

...and pieces.

Got back home and decided to make 'pizza from scratch' with lotsa trimmings. YUM!

That's tomorrow's brunch you're looking at!

Then, I opened the blog to find that...OMG(oodness), the "Anony-mice" (the troll(s), do not care my my photography, nor the fact that I give recipes for healthy food (Michelle Obama, BEWARE of my troll(s)!).

First, they hate how I look at almost 65 ("not as good as Betty White"). Then, they don't like (vehemently) the photos I have taken 'from my window', a recurring series I've done. Next, they tell me to "take you (sic) meds" and ask "How can you sit at the computer all day?"

Well...I don't sit at the computer all day...and I am quite proficient; after having done graphics for 19 years now; and I have some really great software...which means I don't have to sit for long, idiot(s).

Actually, I prefer to read books, which is why I skim through the 'Favorites' list, skipping many websites along the way.

BTW...the troll(s) claim to be 'half-Italian', which I imagine, in Chicago, translates into 'half-Sicilian'--ancestors from an entirely different place.

That's why neither of them would like the 'pesto-based' pizza...the recipe comes from Genova, the home of someone called CRISTOFORO COLOMBO (you may know him as 'Christopher Columbus'?

And I shall continue to photograph what I see, as long as I live, and post as long as I can do so...because the United States of America needs documenting of every day's events...trivial as they might be to you, EVIL troll(s)!

And thanks so much for 'boosting' my number of readers!

Post-blizzard Absurdity!

After my walk along the lake yesterday, I turned west at Greenleaf Avenue to head back up Sheridan Road. When I reached the corner, this was what I saw:

Plow damage to the Loyola Park Fieldhouse planter

In the clean-up after the Groundhog Day blizzard, this walk was closed to foot traffic, as up to nine-foot high piles of snow had been dumped along most of this two-block western boundary of Loyola Park.

Though I'm not certain when this plow came through to clear the walk, I am dismayed at the destruction!

Bench #1

Bench #2

Bench #3

Bench #4

Bench #5

Toward the back of this snow pile is a metal trash container, which was attached to the sidewalk a half-block away. The mangled black shape in the foreground is the heavy-duty plastic liner.

An example of what the benches used to look like (on an interior park path)

These benches have been in place since, at least, the late 1950s. Seats and backs were replaced by Chicago Park District as necessary.

To have these five benches destroyed in one fell swoop is ABSURD!
Was the plow driver drunk, or on drugs?

I also wonder...what did the plow blade look like after this total debacle?