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50 Show-Stopping Gowns You Can Expect To See On The Emmy Red Carpet »
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a protein-rich, lowfat ice cream that tastes good?

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since i started weight watchers last year, apart from a skinny cow ice-cream-sandwich jag last summer, i’ve managed to stay away from ice cream.  (i say a prayer of thanks to ben & jerry whenever i’m near their section of the freezer for choosing flavors that don’t appeal to me for their new center-core ice creams or i’d be a dead man at 350 lbs.)  

i read something about halo top ice cream online the other day and was happy to see it in my store.  it’s an “all natural” (i put that in quotes because it’s a meaningless marketing term that happens to work on people) high-protein, low-fat ice cream that tastes good!

i bought lemon cake and chocolate.  there’s also vanilla and strawberry.  a quarter of a container is just 3 WW points. 

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‘I Love Summer’, A Series of High-Speed Photos of People Emerging From a Water Slide
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work in progress: finally on part 3 of my ashburn shawl. there’s much pink in my immediate future!  #knitting #knittersofinstagram #madelinetosh #ashburn

work in progress: finally on part 3 of my ashburn shawl. there’s much pink in my immediate future! #knitting #knittersofinstagram #madelinetosh #ashburn

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for non-chicagoans: this is in the heart of downtown.  just google “lake & wells, chicago” to see the current street view.  consider your mind blown.

Looking north across the river from what is now Lake and Wells, 1871, Chicago.

for non-chicagoans: this is in the heart of downtown.  just google “lake & wells, chicago” to see the current street view.  consider your mind blown.

Looking north across the river from what is now Lake and Wells, 1871, Chicago.

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State Street, north from Madison, 1880, Chicago.

State Street, north from Madison, 1880, Chicago.

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a really, really old chicago pic!

The south east corner of Clark and Randolph, pre-fire,1865, Chicago.

a really, really old chicago pic!

The south east corner of Clark and Randolph, pre-fire,1865, Chicago.

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new and entertaining documentary…

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this documentary, the dog, is getting all sorts of great reviews so i needed to see what’s going on.  it’s a very offbeat story with a cast of even more offbeat characters and it’s very well done.

the focus is john wojtowicz, the dog, the real-life bank robber featured in the 1970’s award-winning film, “dog day afternoon”.  if you recall, he was robbing the bank to pay for the sex change operation of his male “wife” while his legal, female wife (and mother of his 2 children) watched the 14-hour standoff on TV.  the dog’s loyal and long-suffering mother is the star of this movie for me.

in theaters and on itunes.

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my new favorite website/service…

even though i use a separate email address for all of my online subscriptions and e-shopping, i still get tons of emails cluttering my mailbox.  many of them are not junk (i’m pretty assiduous when it comes to unsubscribing from emails i don’t wish to receive) but waves and waves of them divert my attention from the more necessary emails in my box. 

enter unroll.me!  when you sign up for unroll.me and give it access to your email address, it magically assembles a list of all of your online subscriptions.  from this list, you can 1) delete subscriptions, 2) leave them exactly as they are, 3) move them into a folder delivered to your mailbox once a day.  this folder contains all of your subscription emails in one place so you can deal with them as and when you will.

unroll.me is free, kinda.  as payment, when you sign up, you must recommend the site one time via one of your social media accounts.  this made me squirrelly at first but, once i started using the service, i realized it was a tiny price to pay. 

my mailbox is now so uncluttered and refreshing to visit, it’s like it was feng shui’d!

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