Showing posts from October, 2017

Girls' Weekend--Part 2

Maya on the steps of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha on Sunday afternoon.
Sculpture at the Joslyn with Omaha Central High School in the background.
Chihuly, Inside & Out, 2000, by Dale Chihuly.
View from the 15th-floor elevator bay at our hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Omaha.
Cotton candy at Scary Acres on Saturday night.
Maya and pretty long lines at Scary Acres.

Girls'Weekend--Part 1

Old Market. Maya is in the white sweatshirt.
Upstream Brewing Company for dinner.
View of Omaha from our room on the 15th floor.
Breakfast at our hotel today.

Recent Reads

Colorado 14er Disasters:  Victims of the Game by Mark Scott-Nash (2009).  Covers some of the disasters experienced by climbers, from very experienced to novice, while climbing one of Colorado's 14,000-foot-plus mountains.  Good reminder of the way mistakes and/or bad decisions, often combined with thinking affected by altitude, can culminate in severe injuries or death.

The Climb Up to Hell by Jack Olsen (1962).  Detailed analysis of the 1957 climb of the Eiger (Swiss Alps) in which two pairs (two Germans and two Italians) crossed paths on the climb.  Only one climber survived the Eiger, unleashing scandal and mystery that reverberates even today.  Olsen's account reads like an engrossing novel.

The Devil in Whitechapel:  The Untold Story of Jack the Ripper by Robert Keller (2016).  Well-researched information regarding the series of 1888 murders of prostitutes in London's East End.  While eliminating some suspects, Keller doesn't pretend to have an answer to the true id…

Outgoing Mail--October 1-15, 2017

Card and Letter to Remi in Utah.

Letters to Karen in Denmark, Nicole in Canada, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin, Jenn in Texas, Fish in Taiwan, Laura in Iowa, Penny in Canada, Kerry in Northern Ireland, William in New Mexico, Wanda in Canada, and Michele in New Mexico.

Postcards to Terri in California, Liz in Iowa, Kate in Iowa, Joel in Arizona, Jenn in Texas, SJ in Iowa, Iris in Oregon, Fish in Taiwan, Garrett in New Mexico, Barbara in South Carolina, Steph in Minnesota, Amanda in New Mexico, Hans in Sweden, and Becky in Oregon.

Incoming Mail--Kate in Iowa

Cute decorated card envelope.

Incoming Mail--Iris in Oregon

Lovely drawing with a letter from a young pen friend.

Incoming Mail--Penny in Canada

More cool Canadian stamps.

Incoming Mail--Claudia in California

Handmade envelope with a letter.

Video Binge--10/10/2017

When It's Over--LoverboyTurn Me Loose--LoverboyRing on Every Finger--LOCASHSorry Not Sorry--Demi LovatoLollipop--Lil Wayne ft. StaticGold--KiiaraGot to Be Your Lover--Billy IdolBye Bye Love--The CarsCould This Be Love--WhitesnakeLet Me Love You Down--Ready for the WorldUnforgettable--French Montana ft. Swae LeeIn My House--Mary Jane GirlsSuper Freak--Rick JamesLovergirl--Teena MarieI Need Love--Billy IdolKiss You All Over--ExileYou're the Only Woman--AmbrosiaShe's Gone--Hall & OatesHow Deep is Your Love--Bee GeesHow Long has This Been Going On?--AceI'm Your Man--Wham!

Current Little Pleasures

Pantene Shampoo

Mr. Mercedes TV show

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino from Starbucks

Si Eau de Parfum by Giorgio Armani

Staycation--taking a few days off from work soon.  Plans include lunch with a friend and her daughter that I haven't seen in at least a couple of years, time with Maya while she's on her break from school, and a long to-do list for things around the house.

Sweet SJ

SJ at another wedding.

Outgoing Mail--September 16-30, 2017

Card and Letter to Liz in Iowa.

Letters to Penny in Canada, Barbara in South Carolina, Michele in New Mexico, Tami in Oregon, Wanda in Canada, and Sue in North Carolina.

Cards to SJ in Iowa and William in New Mexico.

Postcards to Fish in Taiwan, Jenn in Texas, and Joel in Arizona.