Sunday Several

(As opposed to the Friday Five.)

Spent much of yesterday at O’Hare. No one looks their best at the airport, but the religious have an advantage due to their professional costumes. Sighted: priests in full cassocks, Buddhist monks in robes, and nuns in habits. The nuns were buying popcorn.

Every time I’m in O’Hare, I crack up when I see this:

It just seems so incongruous. Why the graphic arts in particular, Chicago? I like to picture the graphic arts saluting back.

Read the New Yorker’s Summer Fiction issue, which includes this Talk of the Town piece about Steve Earle. In it we learn that he’ll be doing the theme for the final season of my only TV obsession, The Wire, which thrills me beyond measure, and also features my new favorite quote: “I need to be able to walk out of my door and see a same-sex biracial couple walking down the street holding hands. That makes me feel safe.”

Number of beloved tchotchkes broken by Snag in our absence: one.

Number of kittens delivered by Snag’s mom and sister in our absence: eight.

Number we might possibly consider adopting: one.

Number of spayings and neuterings we are likely to help pay for: more than one.

Number of days before I get on another airplane: twelve.

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  • sdn
    June 10, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    Number of kittens delivered by Snag’s mom and sister in our absence: eight.

    oh jesus.

  • Vicki
    June 12, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    This comment is more about reading The Rules for Hearts but I live near Chicago and do laugh every time I come across funny signs in O’hare. So, about The Rules for Hearts; I think it was a very great sequel to Empress of the World. I would love to see you keep writing about the characters from there. I seriously do not know what character I like better. Battle and Nic are pretty great. I really enjoy your writing style and though I am 20 years old, I still appreciate Young Adult Novels. Maybe being 20 is still in that young adult category. Please check out my website. I just starting blogging and well, it would be great to have some feedback. Thank you.


  • sara
    June 12, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    hey, vicki, thank you so much!
    and “vulvasaur” is a great blog name. memorable. :)

  • Donna
    June 29, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    For those of you following the saga of snag’s mom and aunt, they have now been spayed and are well on the way to recovery. They will be up for adoption later in the week-end and their photos will be found on Craigslist. They will be the snuggled orange kitties.