Science Kid Some of my fondest memories from my childhood were going on school field trips to the great museums of Chicago. We'd jump on a big yellow bus and head to the city for a day of learning. I remember seeing airplanes (Museum of Science and Industry), dinosaurs (Field Museum), planets (Adler Planetarium) and fish (Shedd Aquarium). My family didn't make it … [Read more...] about Reverse Christmas
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, back from a looooooong hiatus. Mr. 1500 note: It's been like a million years since the Mrs. has written anything here! I've felt a lot of pressure steering this ship on my own, but I know you've been busy, wife. Mrs. 1500 note: Well, one of us has to work...Anyway, back to MY post. Mr. 1500 note: Your post? Wait, isn't this MY blog? Why don't you … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Holiday Gifts – How Do You Handle Not Wanting Anything?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 ranting today. Last week, we took an epic car trip through four states to visit four different sets of people. I wrote earlier about how I didn't really want to buy gifts or have gifts purchased for us, and of course this all fell on deaf ears. Our car was filled to the brim on the way home. After I wrote that post, I started shopping, because I needed … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant – How the Grinch Stole My Christmas Spirit
I had something completely different planned for today, but two phone calls this week caused me to shift gears. Both calls were from family members who asked the question I almost* hate to hear more than any other: What do you want for Christmas? My answer is always the same: "I'd really like a Ferrari 458 (red please). However, I realize that gift is beyond your means. … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Tell me what you want for Christmas!