Showing posts from February, 2008

February 29

Happy Leap Day!
Happy Leap Night!
I'm just sitting
and blogging
by candlelight.

I think it will be a tradition from now on. Cue up the laptop, turn down the lights, light the candles, and blog. I've read that a lot of writers have their own rituals.
When I do a little more research, I'll share what I find.

This past week I've read two fun books: Hide and Seek by Fern Michaels and
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich. Both are fun reads. I laughed out loud in a restaurant during a passage in Evanovich's book--a sign of a successful read.

Tomorrow will be March! Let's hope for a spring reprieve!


Toenail Polish, Geek Chics, and Taekwondo

(Geek Chics Photograph Courtesy of Lori Caskey Sigety February 2008)

It's been a busy Friday. I was tired of having tacky toes for taekwondo class, so I made an appointment to have my nails polished. The salon didn't have my Vampire State Building flavor, but they did have a sultry berry color. So I obliged. It was lovely, with the vibrating massage chair and the foot bubble bath. And the technician was kind to my tender little toes.

There was one logistical problem: I couldn't wear my boots for an hour and a half after they were polished.(They give you flimsy paper slippers.) So with gauze between each toe and with paper slippers, I managed to carefully hobble out to the car in the middle of winter with exposed toes. (But it was a nice day for February.) It must've looked silly to have my hat, coat, scarf, and gloves on with my jeans rolled up and my bare feet exposed in paper slippers.

And I realized I had to run an errand. I needed to pick up my new glasses and contac…

Sunday Night Blog: Continuation of the List

(Library Amaryllis: Photograph Courtesy of LCS. February 2008) Hello,How many items did I accomplish on my list today? 1.) Slept in (until almost noon)2.) Ate brunch3.) Went out and purchased cell phone (it's pink)4.) Worked out (Trampoline and forms)5.) Practiced on marimba 6.) Paid two bills7.) Cleaned kitchen instead of master bedroom8.) Checked emailNot too bad... I'm sure I'll have more for the week. Hope you have a lovely week!Love,Lolo

Saturday Night Scribe: Blogging by Candlelight

(Jack the Cat with Remote, February 2008) Hello,It's actually been almost a week since my last posting! Perhaps a case of mid-winter writer's block? No... I was writing in a different capacity last week; cranking out two reports: a monthly narrative and a nineteen-page annual report for libraryland. So glad it's done and off my back so I can come back to writing more blogs. One night last week, Jack the Cat was sitting in an upright position like a human. So, we slipped the remote controller under his paw and took this photograph. I wonder what TV show he was watching? Last night, we hosted film night with a women's group and it was so much fun! There were about fifteen of us...and Steve.(He hid after sampling the food.) We had an anti-Valentine theme and watched the following movie entitled The Shape of Things. It's arty, based on a stage play, and quite cynical. I enjoyed it. The four main characters were a trip. The soiree ended last night, or should I say this m…

Monday snowfall

Hi, Winter weather combined with a full moon emerging makes for a rough day. Well, I wrote a haiku commiserating my mood: Monday snowfall covers February skies sneaky full moon rises (LCS 2008) I'm anticipating a happier Tuesday. Love, Lolo

Dave Matthews and Amy Winehouse: An Eclectic, Jazzy, Musical Evening

Hello, I was fortunate enough to have a snow day so I didn't have play library today. But, I did play library at home; since it was frigid outside I sequestered myself to my studio with the laptop and the jambox and listened to music. The album I chose tonight was slightly retro: Crash by The Dave Matthews Band. The music was easy enough so I could concentrate on my reports but not too soothing so I didn't fall asleep on the laptop. Here's a few lyrics from the song Two Step: Celebrate we will Because life is short but sweet for certain We're climbing two by two To be sure these days continue These things we cannot change... Things we cannot change At 8:00 p.m. I cleaned up the studio and headed downstairs to watch the Grammys. I was so happy to see that Amy Winehouse won four Grammys already. I really like her album Back to Black. Love, Lolo

Freaky Fun Friday

Hello, It's been a fast and furious Friday. I visited my optometrist this morning, tolerated the numbing eye drops and the glaucoma test, and dealt with dialated eyes. I must have looked like an addict, because they were huge and freaky! Sadly, my vision worsened a bit, so we're trying new contacts with a higher power. I am actually looking forward to getting older so when I start becoming far-sighted, my vision will actually improve. Still too chicken for laser surgery. (Cluck cluck) But anyway, I bought a groovy new pair of glasses. Tres chic, dahling. New geek chics for a new year. I am presented with the lovely fake plastic sunglasses that look like 3-D glasses and thank goodness for them, because with the brightness and the snow outside, it would have been miserable. (This is what a vampire must feel like during the daytime.)
Then off to buy pizza for staff (last day for one of my staff), and found out the order was placed by staff, but they didn't have it on the comput…

cactus flower for happy inga day

(Spiral Cactus Flower II, 2006)


Hope you are having a good day. It was a rough one for me--very busy and very snowy. This is the time of year where I pull out the Hawaiian tropic sunning oil, put a dab on my arms and smell like summer at the beach. I am also drawn to flowers and nature, which is why I have enclosed a photograph of a cactus flower I took a couple of years ago in Michigan.

I met two artists last night who inspired me to revisit some of the photography I have done recently. One is a sculptor and one is a photographer. Steve and I visited their studio and it was so much fun. Their hospitality and good vibes are amazing. If you want to know who these artists are, send me an email and I will send you their names and websites. (I want to protect privacy on this blog.)

I'm also giving a shout out to my friend inga, who is celebrating her birthday today! Happy happy inga day!

More Later,
Love, Lolo

The Trio's Experience


There were eight of us who celebrated my friend's birthday last night. She made reservations for a new restaurant/jazz club called Trio's. I loved the experience-from the modern look outside to when you open the doors (or rather, a host opens it for you)-to the moment when the host wishes us goodnight and opens the door again.

Since I fixed my hair (no hat), applied war paint, and donned a short skirt (well, short for me-knee length), Steve dropped me off and parked the car. In the comfortable foyer, I rested on the couch and struck up a conversation with a classy lady concerning the menu and the music. She recommended the sweet potatoes-there's actually brown sugar on top! Mmm. It was nice to have met her. She was off to see the musical Evita (which is why parking was scarce.)

As we entered the place, small colorful lamps dangled from the ceiling over the tables, and artwork adorned the walls. The left side of the place, which was not in a straight line, but rather cur…

Happy February

Hello, I need to be working on my annual report but I have been doing other things instead like housework and surfing the web. :) It's been a good weekend so far... I am very excited that we will be trying out a new restaurant in town... it's called Trio's. It's a jazzy place in downtown South Bend. I'll give you the scoop on the dining experience. This morning I attended class as a brown belt for the first time. We started working on the sword form and Taegout(sp) 6. It's really cool. It's hard to get the sword back in the belt, but I will keep working on it. More Later! Love, Lolo