House of Jules II

My House away from the House (away from the house).

15 notes &

Just a normal Sunday morning conversation with my dad

Dad: “Yeah, try that. Or you could also ask your building maintenance man what he uses.”

Me: “Good idea. I’ll see what Elvis has to say.”

Dad: “Elvis?”

Me: “The maintenance man.”

Dad: “Elvis the pelvis?! Is his brother Eenis the penis?”

Me: “I have no idea. I don’t know Elvis like that. And I’ve never met a penis named Eenis.”

Filed under family tree

26 notes &

A celebration of fifty years together deserves a little more oomph than just words on a piece of paper that an inkjet printer spits out

Me: “What are you doing for the invitations?”

Mom: “Your sister and I are figuring out the wording, and I have some gold-edged paper.”

Me: “Paper, like regular inkjet printer paper? For your 50th anniversary vow renewal and party?”

Mom: ”If it doesn’t look nice enough, I suppose I could buy some card stock.”

Me: ”And you’re going to print it out at home?”

Mom: ”I was just looking for a cheap option.”

Me: ”You do realize there’s a graphic designer in your family, right?”

Mom: ”You want to make the invitation?”

Me: ”I’m just saying that you have another option: Your daughter who never charges you to design things, and who will send it out to be professionally printed somewhere that charges less than the cost of that gold-edged paper and your ink combined. I’ll even incorporate pictures from your wedding album.”

Mom: ”Okay.”

Filed under You will not inkjet print your 50th anniversary celebration invites as long as I'm alive This milestone deserves something more personal than that

25 notes &

Six dollars in my pocket and that’ll be just enough to buy a cider or two for Saturday
1. Decades of practice, and you, too, can be this skilled at winking. You can see my technique is 100% on point.
2. Tumblr is showing that I have 3 inbox messages, but it won’t show me the messages.
3. I’ve been away from my computer for all of about 15 minutes today, including the time it took me to type this post. It’s been kind of nice. I’ll catch up on my dash tomorrow. I hope you’re all doing well!
4. Chaka Khan’s Tell Me Something Good has been in my head all day. I never get sick of that song, or Chaka Khan.
5. Today was Record Store Day and for the first time ever, I didn’t participate. Being an adult isn’t always as exciting as deciding to eat ice cream for dinner. It also means being financially responsible and not spending money when you just paid your taxes. Even if that Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes: Live at the Greek 3-LP set I really wanted is impossible to get (for a reasonable price from an actual record store, and not from the jerks who buy the RSD releases, only to re-sell them immediately at inflated prices on Ebay. Grrrrrr.) when I have some disposable income, it’s not that big of a deal. It’s just stuff. But it did feel really weird to miss out on the thrill of the hunt.
6. It’s nearly 70 degrees in Chicago and I’m heading out to meet a few friends on the pub patio in my hood for a drink. Feels like a cider day to me.
Have a sensational Saturday. Wink at yourself in the mirror. I do it all the time. You don’t get this good at something without practice. (That’s what your mom said)

Six dollars in my pocket and that’ll be just enough to buy a cider or two for Saturday

1. Decades of practice, and you, too, can be this skilled at winking. You can see my technique is 100% on point.

2. Tumblr is showing that I have 3 inbox messages, but it won’t show me the messages.

3. I’ve been away from my computer for all of about 15 minutes today, including the time it took me to type this post. It’s been kind of nice. I’ll catch up on my dash tomorrow. I hope you’re all doing well!

4. Chaka Khan’s Tell Me Something Good has been in my head all day. I never get sick of that song, or Chaka Khan.

5. Today was Record Store Day and for the first time ever, I didn’t participate. Being an adult isn’t always as exciting as deciding to eat ice cream for dinner. It also means being financially responsible and not spending money when you just paid your taxes. Even if that Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes: Live at the Greek 3-LP set I really wanted is impossible to get (for a reasonable price from an actual record store, and not from the jerks who buy the RSD releases, only to re-sell them immediately at inflated prices on Ebay. Grrrrrr.) when I have some disposable income, it’s not that big of a deal. It’s just stuff. But it did feel really weird to miss out on the thrill of the hunt.

6. It’s nearly 70 degrees in Chicago and I’m heading out to meet a few friends on the pub patio in my hood for a drink. Feels like a cider day to me.

Have a sensational Saturday. Wink at yourself in the mirror. I do it all the time. You don’t get this good at something without practice. (That’s what your mom said)

Filed under GPOY Six for Saturday

19 notes &

Feeling my spine separate from my body halfway between my parking spot and the door to my building, because I’m carrying 20 grocery bags (which must weigh approximately 8,000 pounds) and I don’t do second trips.

Feeling my spine separate from my body halfway between my parking spot and the door to my building, because I’m carrying 20 grocery bags (which must weigh approximately 8,000 pounds) and I don’t do second trips.

50 notes &

Just grabbed the last 6-pack of Oberon. I’ve never had it before, so I hope this victorious feeling isn’t for nothing.

Just grabbed the last 6-pack of Oberon. I’ve never had it before, so I hope this victorious feeling isn’t for nothing.