It’s been a memorable year. I for one, misplaced a pair of black Converse and made a tolerable mustard/soy sauce marinade. I know many other Chicagoans had similarly staggering peaks and heartrending valleys. That’s why today’s blog is devoted to celebrating the common man. The New York Times may have award-winning photographers and poignant headlines, but I have my parents standing inches from me having an irate discussion about the temperature of my father’s oatmeal. That friends, is what it’s really about.
First and foremost, a pig wore Mardi Gras beads at the 2010 Chicago Ribfest.
Carefree whippersnappers Zoe Cohen and Tyler Koshakow, traveling the US and living in a tent since August 1st, made a pit stop at the Lake Forest Oasis. I’ll take their impetuous youth. They can keep the tent.
Loyal Sit And Stay customers, Gus and Tiger took a ride to Chicago dog park, Wiggly Field. Gus is always ready for his close-up.
Fashion plate Willa Rose Miller attended a summer barbecue.
The Sitting Dog" owner, Angela Jacobs, had some gallstones removed. Though Angela technically lives in Madison, Wisconsin, she likes Chicago quite a bit.
Chai Wolfman, writer and mother of one-year-old twins, carved her first turkey. Note the bars on her window. Pure Chicago goodness.
Longtime Chicago residents Jen Jones and Joe Donatelli are no longer living in sin. They are however, living on the West Coast. Six of One.
Tom, who lives in Andersonville with award-winning writer Carol Anshaw, took his octopus for a spin.
Chicago Red Cross worker Amy Sutton dressed up like a giant present and kissed a married man on the Jackson El platform. For her trouble, The Ellen Degeneres show flew Amy to Los Angeles where she won thousands of dollars in prizes. That happened to me once.
Van Steuben High School alum, Maureen Rosenblum (no relation to the author except that she’s my mother) captured a Christmas tree image in frost. Thousands gathered to pray.
A freelance writer with an MFA in Creative Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sarah Terez Rosenblum, when not writing, supports herself as a figure model, Spinning instructor and teacher at Chicago's Story Studio. Inevitably one day she will find herself lecturing naked on a spinning bike. She’s kind of looking forward to it actually.