Picture of the Day: Spring!

•March 9, 2011 • 1 Comment


Photo Journal 2: Architecture

•March 9, 2011 • 1 Comment

Here is part two, architecture and related things. Same deal as the first one, the thumbnails link to the full size photos. Enjoy 🙂

Oak Wrought Iron
Old Christmas Ribbon
El Tracks, Blue Line
Coat of Arms
Wrought Iron
Fire Escape
Old Gas Lamp
Column Base

Photo Journal 1: Signs and Posters

•March 8, 2011 • 2 Comments

Okay I fibbed a bit, the photo journal is coming before my blog on art and creativity but after I saw Jen’s photos and finished mine I wanted to make the journal! So these are my first efforts, I have quite a few photos (and there will be more when we hit my side of the neighborhood!) so I divided them by theme. Tentatively, the categories will be Signs/Posters, Architecture, Weird shit in store windows (warning: some of these will be gross!) and Nature (when Spring hits there will be a lot of nature, and I mean *a lot*!) Some of the photos are untouched, some have been cropped and/or manipulated, and some are HDR. Anyway hope you enjoy them! (you can click on the thumbnails to see the full size photos as well) 🙂

Chicago Hope
Logan Square Eagle Fence
Green Party
Me Me
Vision Celestial
Bike Winter
Las Meninas
Rocking Horse
Albany Food & Liquor
Hotel Milshire


•March 6, 2011 • 1 Comment

Technically today, we start exercising. Ween has plotted a mile course around Logan Square for us to walk around, hopefully leading up to jogging around. When the weather improves, we will bring out the bikes and get them serviced and ride them around town as well.

Also tomorrow we are going to go eat at a restaurant with Jen so she can write a review for her new blog Veggie Girl Eats Out. We also plan (weather permitting) to start our photo journal of Chicago. We are going to take photos of the things we like about our neighborhood, the little cool quirky things. Should be fun 🙂

Next post will be about art and creative breakthroughs so stay tuned….

Picture of the Day: Imbolc

•March 6, 2011 • 1 Comment
Wild Onion Imbolc 2011

Imbolc Altar to Brighid 2011

Closer to British citizenship!!! (I hope)

•November 6, 2010 • 2 Comments

So rumor is that they are going to pass an exemption to the fee for 4C applications so children of UK mothers won’t have to pay £550 when children of UK Fathers never did. It almost seems to good to be true but I found these links http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2010/draft/pdf/ukdsi_9780111502327_en.pdf and
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2010/draft/em/ukdsiem_9780111502327_en.pdf which says:

“7.16 Before 1 January 1983, children born to British fathers automatically became British citizens by descent. By contrast, children born to British mothers could not acquire citizenship by descent. This situation was rectified by the British Nationality Act 1981 which provided for both British men and women to be able to pass on British citizenship by descent to children born to them after 1 January 1983. However, this change to nationality law did not capture those who had been born to British mothers before 1 January 1983. Section 4C was introduced into the British Nationality Act 1981 in April 2003 to allow persons born before 1983 that had been denied British nationality at birth when born to a British mother, to apply to register as British Citizens .

7.17 We propose introducing a fee waiver where a person makes an application for a Nationality registration in reliance upon section 4C of the British Nationality Act 1981 to better align the position of those applicants to that of applicants born to British fathers Registering as British Citizens.”

So this would be awesome!!! because it was looking like I would be paying well over $1,200 just to get my citizenship which if my Mom had been born with a penis I would have only pay the cost of the passport about £126. I could have British citizenship by Christmas…

This is the second happiest day of my life after finding out about British citizenship by descent in the first place…

Whew! I just imported my LJ

•August 29, 2010 • 3 Comments

And having done so had to add categories to every entry! But it’s good, all my DP stuff is over here now and tbh, I wasn’t really using my LJ for anything other than keeping up with friends that use it.

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