On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Monday, May 31, 2010

I'm on vacation

And you should be, too.

Vacation in Chi-town means one thing to me:

I'm off to have another one.  Happy holiday!


  1. We took our kids to DQ for the first time Saturday. We ate outside at the tables. It was awesome and inspired by your online blizzard eating!

  2. The FIRST time?!? Wow!!! I feel like I should turn you into DCFS for child neglect! :)

    Of course I'm completely kidding. In reality you deserve an award for healthy parenting. I hope they loved it! ...but not too much, so they don't become addicts like me.