Cora The Explora Heads To Chicago

See, here's my problem.  I'm dating a totally amazing, totally artistically gifted wonderful woman, Cora.  She's coming to Chicago for the first time, EVER, and I want to do something special on my blog to honor that visit.

She made her own Jack Sparrow doll.

And this is what I come up with:

It's Cora! 
Yeah, that's the picture you see in the dictionary next to the word "Dude!"  Defined as "You just SO blew it."

Sigh…  It's going to be a FRIGID weekend in Chicago.

So, let's try this again, but try something more up my artistic avenue:

And the word of the day is "CORA"The "O" and the "R" are pictures we took in Seattle.  The "C' and the "A" are pictures from Chicago.  I think they blend nicely.

Just a few notes before I dash off:

1 – Come back tomorrow!  I will be doing something special for a certain birthday girl.

2 – Cora knew about the picture, and encouraged me to run it.  The wig was from what was going to be a Carrot Top Halloween costume, and it's got on my cheater reading specs which I've use 3 times ever.  The glass head?  What kind of weirdo has one of those?  Turns out both Cora and I own one.  Yeah, if that's not a sign from GOD I don't know what is.

And to steal from Gwen, who I will be seeing next weekend, "Have a great holiday* weekend, Monkeys!" 

*Holiday does not apply to those of you living in countries where Monday isn't a holiday, or you live in the South, where its bad form to 'The War of Northern Aggression Day',


Char said...

Awe, who could not LOVE that! I know it will bring Cora to tears. You two have a wonderful weekend!

Dr Zibbs said...

You can't go wrong with macaroni art.

Cora said...

Awwwwwww, you made it? You finished the CORA project? Char is right, I nearly cried when I saw that. It's lovely!! Thank you!!


See you very soon!!!!

SkylersDad said...

Have fun you two crazy kids!

mo.stoneskin said...

I could do with getting some of those glass heads. I'd place them looking out of windows to freak out the neighbours.

Scope said...

Mo, thanks for reminding me. Have to take Cora by the "ELVIS House" because, well, yeah, like your idea. But it's ELVIS!

I have pictures.

Gwen said...

Awww! That is totally awesome! I love that the letters are a mix of your city and hers, and from pix you took together.

You two crazy kids have a great time this weekend. Love ya both.

Soda and Candy said...

Damn yankees.

Sass said...

Have a fabulous weekend!!!!

Fancy Schmancy said...

okay I know I'm totally late, and by the time you guys read this, you might be just separating from coital bliss (damn I hope so! Woot). But, I love you both, and I hope you had an amazing, spectacular, wonderful, fantastic time together! Woot!

Morgan the Muse said...

a glass head? I want one! I think that is a sign.

J.J. in L.A. said...


I asked Cora, and now I'll ask you. It's 10:47 Chicago time...do you know where your boxers/tightie whities are? ; )

I hope you guys are having a blast! I bet Cora is keeping you awake because traveling east is easy on the body clock. lol!