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Liam And ‘Hawks Swinging To The Cup Finals, Project On WGN Radio

After a morning run in the May heat of Chicago (it was quite moist out there), we took Liam to Kankakee for his first trip south of Interstate 80. We had a nice time, enjoyed a little breakfast, brought home more gifts and introduced Liam to his Great Grandma Kelly. (Funny, cute side story – My Grandma was having a tough time grasping Liam’s name. It went from Leon to I-AM before we straightened it out. Good times; and she’s not the only one to have trouble with the pronunciation, which surprised me. I thought Liam was a fairly common name.)

Liam with Great Grandma Kelly. Or, Leon, whatever.

A couple of weeks ago talk of a Baby Swing dominated the comment section of the blog. Several readers and friends offered their swings, swings they didn’t use and provided recommendations. We held out for nearly a month, but over the past few days Liam has started to have increasing Spurts of Sourness, as I like to call them.

Enter the Graco SnugGlider.

Liam's SnugGlider. The ladies love it.

Despite the offers of a complimentary swing (thanks, you know who you are) we wanted to make the purchase. We wanted something fairly inexpensive, mobile, took up little space and made the little guy a happy camper. In fact, old HS running colleague Kari suggested the SungGlider since we have the car seat which attached seamlessly.

The jury remains out as he’s only been in it a couple of times. It does make me yearn for a hammock for the back patio, however.

GO HAWKS: I have to think the Blackhawks are going all the way after sweeping San Jose earlier today. They are an impressive group of players, characters, front office ingenuity and brand purveyors. It is all coming together for the Wirtz franchise. Good luck playing for the Stanley Cup!

THE THINGS UNSAID PROJECT FEATURED ON WGN RADIO: The home of the Cubs and Blackhawks was home to The Things Unsaid Project this morning, as project co-creator Danny Smith was interviewed by Chicago journalist Rick Kogan on WGN Radio. The other co-creator? Me. Take a listen; it’s just a few minutes long.



Scarface School Play Scares Me – Awesome

Colleagues Miami U Hockey Fan; Redhawks in Frozen Four, JJAR and Marathon Man with elite politicians from two of the most crippled governments in the US - The State of Illinois and Cook County.

The Marathon Man passed along a link to me with a baffling video.

I’m not sure what to do with it, but it made me laugh and feel terribly uncomfortable all at the same time. It’s not a real school play, as Chicagoist pointed out to me via TMZ so take a deep breath.

I wonder if SulliChild will aspire to be a Thespian? If so, I will try to steer her/him to more classical selections/genres in lieu of Oliver Stone cult hits.

AWESOME AROUND TOWN: Typically, I wouldn’t give up an opportunity to visit the venerable Manny’s for lunch. But with a trip to the United Center on tap for tonight to catch Joe Alexander and the Bulls, I opted out for the usual and affordable: PB & J. Of course, today I miss out on meeting Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, his newly minted running mate Sheila Simon and new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

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