Once in a while I become angsty about my blog’s looks, and then go into a redecorating coma for a week trying to put things right. So, here I am, regenerating again. Welcome to this site’s Fifth Republic!
On the homepage, I’ve finally found a timeline plugin which I’m happy with, and which will quietly mock my insufficient frequency of blogging. Over in the sidebar – unless you’re on a phone, of course, in which case it’ll be stuffed down the bottom somewhere – you’ll notice some enticing emoji. Click / tap / concentrate the power of your mind on these to explore the archives geographically. (It’s non-exhaustive, I hasten to add, partly because that would take an awfully long time and partly because geotagging people’s homes is a little creepy.) And yes, there are also bugs. Sorry about the bugs. I will try and fix the bugs.
Finally, at the request of precisely one person, you can subscribe for email updates in the footer. (Q: Couldn’t you just tell Randi when you’ve added a new post? A: I guess.)
Talking of Randi, we can finally add her to the Faces of Freedom gallery at the Chicago History Museum after a quick trip this morning, following in the footsteps of Cat and Matt when they visited Chicago. (Yes, you can also find that on the Chicago map! It’s all so integrated!) And talking of Cat and Matt, remember when we spent hours watching YouTube videos of people opening mystery boxes? Well, once I got back to Chicago I decided I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of a mystery box of their own, so I sent them a package containing a pair of men’s touchscreen gloves, a Halloween glow pendant, some Reese’s miniatures, a ‘Super Asmr Tingles Collection 2’ CD and a Wisconsin Badgers shower curtain. I think you can see Cat’s joy in every frame. (And yes, the woman in the post office genuinely asked me if Cat Hurley was a human or whether I was addressing a box to a cat.)
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