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Wednesday, August 25, 2004


Like many in the USA this Summer 2004, I’ve been tossed and turned by the unnaturally COOOOL weather.

Now that it’s in the HOT HIGH 80s, I’m trying to play CatchUP with all the summer activities I missed earlier in the season.
The weekends have been chockOblock full of hither and yon!
Playtime and sandtime; festivals and shows!

This weekend in Chicago was the BEST so far! The 46th (!) Annual Chicago Air & Water Show took place over Lakefront and I joined the over 2.2 MILLION folks who sat a spell down by the waterside…

The Pageantry! The FlyBys! The Ice Cream! The Radio Wing Men! The Golden Knights! The mighty, the one and only, BLUE ANGELS!!!

I LOVE THE AIR SHOW! It is one of my lifetime ambitions to fly in an F16 (or other jet) and take pictures from the air! I’ve taken enough from the ground, (including several days last week), to have virtual WhipLAsh from the spinning around of my camera and tripod (it’s quite a sudden movement – BOOOINGG! – when you track those babies through a fly by!).

I was so excited by all of this that when I attended the show I never even saw it coming!

The Sunburn!

I am fried, ON ONE SIDE ONLY, like a piece of fine BACON!

I guess I was so used to the Summer being pitifully SUNless, that I forgot all about the water reflection factor and bright overhead orb effect. YUP! I had on a ton of sunscreen but Mr. Sun found me none-the-less and striped me like a freshly-painted BARBER POLE!


HENCE! the scarlet-hued picture above – Missy Red Face in her Lacy Poncho!

Now that I’ve photographed it, I’m saving the
NOMER: Urban Pshawl for another creation, because it looks, well, rather trad And I LOVE IT!

I think it would l@@k very special in, hmmm, KOIGU!!!

click HERE for stitch CU…

NOTE: on a normal person, the length at the wrists would be at least 2 inches longer but I have very long arms…

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