DC Raptoring

A DC State of Mind (A Russian Hip Hop song) by Bobby-3-Sticks

Yeah, yeah
Ayo, Democrats, it’s time.
It’s time, Democrats, alright, Democrats, begin.

The mouse drops deep, as does my cat.
I never do lying, ’cause to lie is like a mat.
Beyond that Repub wall, real life is defined.
I think of collusion, when I’m in a DC state of mind.

Hope that Rudy has got no more hooey.
My moody don’t like no dirty nudie.
He runs up to the tellie and get all screwy.
In a DC state of mind.

What more could you ask for? The clueless mouse?
You complain about Trump.
I gotta love it though – somebody still speaks for the house.

I’m rappin’ at the Russians,
And I’m being moved by their percussions.
Greedy, racist, guilty, like a Trump,
Boy, I tell you, I thought you were his chump.
I can’t take the Trump, can’t take the mouse.
I would a turned to stealing, but I ain’t no louse.

I’m rappin’ to their percussions,
And I’m gonna move on them Russians.
Yea, yaz, in a DC state of mind.
That stupid Rudy is quite the fool.
Thinking of collusion. Yaz, thinking of collusion, collusion.

Riding the Rails

Metra Trains

Our day started with a knock and a call from, “Housekeeping!” This call at least got us up and moving. We left the room and walked a couple of blocks to the Atwood for an elegant breakfast. It is in one of the buildings that were featured in the previous day’s architectural walking tour. The restaurant is named for the architect. We finished up our four-day pas de deux in Chicago and hopped a train heading east. The train left on time, but when asked when it was expected to arrive in Ann Arbor, the conductor straight-faced told the other passenger, “I don’t like the word ‘expect’.” Another day of living life run on Amtrak time. The train ended up arriving close to on time. Jane picked us up and Harry had dinner ready. Today, is Bubs’ ninetieth and we’re in town to party!

March Madness

3 Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Dr. J Series), Jeff Koons, 1985

The three teams that I care about in this year’s basketball tournament were all second seeds. Consequently, they easily beat their first round rivals today. They being Michigan State, Purdue and Michigan. Sorry Rey, but I’m headed to Ann Arbor tomorrow. It is still a long way to the finals, let alone any of the other lesser accolades, but it is always nice to sail through this first round without any upsets. This photo credit is from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).

We started with an architectural tour that took us back to our hotel and beyond. The great fire not only germinated Chicago’s architectural revolution, but also served to protect it too. The walk ended at the cultural center, which we had seen before. We then began our stroll to the north. We revisited the architecture society and toured their museum. It is much improved in their new locale.

Heading north, we walked the Miracle Mile, with a side trip to the MCA. After its closing, we continued north on foot and eventually landed in a bit of a hole-in-the wall treasure of an Italian restaurant, on Wells. After dinner it was only a short stroll to Second City.

We had tickets to the She the People show. We got there early and scored primo seating. This is a reprise show. It was funny and lived up to all my expectations as this theater’s status as an incubator for SNL. The show purported itself as a girlfriend’s guide to sisters doing it for themselves. I was perfectly seated as the object of white male hegemony and in the second act, I got my just desserts.