Your attention please

This is important.

Does anyone know of a grocery store in the Chicagoland area (or within driving distance) that currently sells Bagel-fuls???


As I have mentioned before, my mother has an unhealthy obsession with this particular brand of frozen breakfast food that has become increasingly hard to find in local grocery stores. Recently, the situation has become dire, as she has depleted her stockpile and scoured countless frozen food aisles in the Western suburbs to no avail.

Are they discontinued? Apparently not, since she continues to receive coupons for them in the mail. Salt. In. Wound.

Before she resigns herself to a Bagel-ful-less existence, she has asked to me appeal to my blog readers with the hopes that at least one of you has recently spotted them somewhere, anywhere in Northern Illinois (she may even be willing to drive across state lines). I figured I could do this much for her, since she has done a *few* things for me throughout the course of my life.

So, if you’ve recently had a Bagel-fuls sighting, for the love of God, please comment below! And give the woman a reason to wake up in the morning.

Thank you!


February Photo a Day: Front door

Obviously I’m bending the rules a little here – this is not a photo.

But it is our front door.

I happened to stumble upon this painting by Josh Moulton one day last year as I was casually surfing the internet. I have to tell you, it’s kind of weird to be mindlessly gazing at artwork online and then – wait a minute! That’s MY house!

So of course I purchased a print. And if you’d also like a print or a painting of my house (or other cool scenes in Chicago and elsewhere), head over to Josh Moulton’s website. The guy’s got talent!

Caution: I’m taking caution

These signs are all over the city right now:

Can someone please explain to me exactly how to be cautious in this situation?

Should I suspiciously eye the top of the skyscraper as I walk by?

Should I run past in a quick zigzag motion?

Should I flatten myself against the side of the building and carefully inch my way across?

Should I find something large and heavy to carry over my head? Wear a helmet? Surround myself in a protective shield of ice-melting fire?

Whichever option I choose, I think it’s clear that if you come across me taking caution against falling ice, you yourself should also be cautious – of me.

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Have we learned NOTHING from Jurassic Park??

According to the Today Show this  morning, scientists are working on cloning the woolly mammoth, and may actually create one in the next 5 or 6 years. And within the next couple of generations, woolly mammoths could once again be roaming the plains.

They actually said that.

I guess when I got scared by Jurassic Park as a kid and my parents said, “Don’t worry, it’s just a movie,” THEY WERE WRONG.

Please excuse me while I work on suppressing disturbing visions of a cup of water vibrating in time with increasingly loud thumping sounds in the distance…