Pin Cushion Acupuncture

All the little discomforts of pregnancy have been catching up with me so I decided to seek some acupuncture help. It turns out that Seattle has two community clinics that accept a sliding fee payment. Community acupuncture means that you don't go into a little doctor's office, but instead keep your clothes on and get treated in a room with several lazy boys that you recline in and there are other people receiving treatment, too. I did it for a long time in Portland and really liked the atmosphere, so I thought I would try it here. I went this morning to Pin Cushion Clinic on capital hill and it was delightful. Julie Johnson seems a knowledgeable practitioner with a lovely demeanor and the office is very nice, too. I highly recommend it.


A taste of Chicago

I got that job I mentioned earlier and I had to come to Racine, WI for a week of meetings. Before going North, I spent a few days in Chicago visiting an old friend, Julie and her sweetie and seeing my parents' old haunts. These are a couple of little tastes from the visit.

The Vogue fabric store is in Evanston, North of Chicago, and is the town where my parents lived for several years. This store is amazing! Here is what I bought when I was there.

The Shermain Grill in Evanston--across the street from Vogue and what a treat. An old school diner with LOW prices. And, true to form, they know how to make a BLT, no messing around.

Oh, yea, that's a Chicago dog (no onions, no pepper) at Huey's hot dog shack. That full size pickle seems like it would be awkward but it is a burst of freshness on that grilled wieney!