What are YOU doing here?

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Lotus Elise in a parking lot in winter? Weird. But, yeap, it’s here. Gorgeous car! I think it would be too small for me or the Jezzer.

Lazing around



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Laying around in bed is sweet.

The auto show… Meh



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The snoozefest that is the Chicago Auto Show, I know, is with many justifications. The economy…. The economy… I suppose that’s why there’s nothing new of great note.

So why not do something completely different? Why not build a design studio where you can watch engineers making a new car in 2 weeks. Maybe just in the computer. Take feedback from people at the Show and make a prototype in CAD in the two weeks. Then take that CAD, build a concept, and display it the following year. A car for the people, by the people.

And stop using every trick in the book, Ford. Your booth is trash with cluttered type on displays. Come on. Let the cars do the work. Give us some more space to play with them.

I did score a hot point. Michael and Ellen hanging out at the G8 display. We had a great, crying kind of laugh. I hope they’re there next year. So much fun!

I’ll have more soon. Trust me: not done by a long shot.

Mad dash to work!



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Back to the grind! I haven’t seen so many people on the Blue Line, but
then again I was half-way down the train cars this morning when I’m
usually in the first two.

Oops!



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Okay, nine.

V’Day: Unexpected treats



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The first part of our low-key Valentines’ Day was lunch. We went to
this out-of-the-way stand on Elston. It seats 10 people. Seriously.

V’Day: Pre gifting from E!



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My surprise treat today was an early Valentine’s gift from E. She sent
a (healthy) basket of fruit flowers and a side box of chocolate-
covered strawberries. I love that girl!

One year later…



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One year ago this morning I was in Cleveland waiting for a plane to
come back home. My how time flies and how much our lives have changed
since then.

“A Powerful Noise”



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Looks like a pretty cool event coming up on the 5th. I don’t know if E
would like to go.

Getting to work … without snow!



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Back to the grind and near-record temperatures. After a wonderful
weekend on the farm, I am happy and recharged for the rest of the week.