Monday, February 27, 2006

footsteps left in the snow...

it was snowing that day. it was very cold. it was my first trip to chicago.
it was the fall of 1993 and as a freshman in college, i had decided to go visit one of my best friends from high school. college was a miserable experience that first semester. i had been in rehearsal nearly non-stop which didn't allow me to make many new friends or hold on to the few that i had met during the ever-so-popular "orientation weekend."
i escaped to chicago.
chicago, where it was so cold that winter that the moisture in your nose froze if you went outside.
this is chicago, huh?
four years later i packed up my crx and headed north on I-40 out of little rock.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

and now for something completely different...

here is a pic of stephen murray connecting with a softball from season '04.
sing it with me now....
soft ball is fun
soft ball is great...

Thursday, February 16, 2006

My Alarm Clock.

so this was my morning wake up call.

the lot next door to our house will soon be a two story singe family home. they begun construction a couple of weeks ago and things seem to be progressing well...good for them!!!

meanwhile...they've completely demolished MY front yard, damaged part of my sidewalk, and this morning... this is what i see when i walk out the door to go to work.

that's my car surrounded by cones. the metal sheet i was parked on was moved out from under my wheel leaving my car hovering over a large hole in the street.

"um....that's my car."


pause...."Can you give us five or ten minutes?"

not that i have a choice, really.

twenty minutes later they finally slide the plate back and move the large truck out of the middle of the street and i can now go to work.

they say there are two seasons in chicago.

winter and contstruction.

this morning i was in the middle of both.

Friday, February 03, 2006


We are live!
WRLS is on the air!

Our fifth installment of Wireless, Strawdog's Radio Show, begins previews Feb. 3, 2006
Watch for pictures of the Feb 4 preview followed by THE SET, Strawdog's new and improved open mic night. for more info.