Journey with Mary Fran & Co. from writer’s block to a novel. Click for a bigger comic.
Here’s another great article from Bad Girl Roz Warren.
I also love cheerios. The ones from Trader Joe’s which I’m sure are healthier than any other kind. I do not eat them exclusively for breakfast, but sometimes I do eat them directly out of the box in the evening with no additives: like milk, strawberries or slightly green bananas. I also feel that that they are a satisfying meal with no calories, if only I didn’t need to eat a bowl of ice cream immediately afterwards.
Wow! I was stunned by this photo.
Here are two more examples of statues being toppled or destroyed. Powerful images.
Today was one of those very mixed days, when the urge to punch someone is balanced by the unexpected sweetness of someone else. Laura, Matt and I are working on a short film for Indiegogo to raise money, so that I can keep the blog going. I love the blog, but it is not monetized. “Is your blog monetized?” well-meaning people ask. “Nope.” “Haven’t a clue how to do it,” I say smiling. It’s true.
Yesterday we went out to shoot me drinking coffee and wearing a large sign that read: Spare some change for a starving blogger. We asked some adorable little girls if they wanted to walk past me and get in the shot. Their mother became ugly and said we had no right to ask minors that kind of question. A simple “no” would have been enough. Her face was twisted in anger. Then a young man with lots of tattoos who said he had been on a T.V. show called Cupid wandered by and was perfectly happy to look at my sign and pretend to refuse to donate to my blog.
Later we went to Howard Brown and asked if we could shoot me trying on wedding veils and 40’s jackets. They said, “Sure.” And while I was nervously putting a comb through my hair that had a veil attached a young woman came by and asked, “Are you Nicole Hollander?” I’ve loved Sylvia since I was a little girl.” So all in all the day was grand.
Before yesterday I’d never walked into this particular Brown Elephant. (The one on Clark near Balmoral and Hamburger Mary’s.) It’s astounding! The store has broken through many spaces and left the imprint of what was there before and before and before. The walls bear the traces of former beauty, perhaps a theater. Floral motifs appear between the scrapings of past embellishments… The ceilings are at least 20 feet high. Here’s a link to a video done in Judy Hoffman’s class “Documentary Video” at the University of Chicago. http://youtu.be/HMWz-QMb3eQ
Here we are in front of 90 Miles, a cuban restaurant with the best con leche in Chicago. I’m wearing my sign asking for donations. “Help a starving blogger with spare change.”