Hamburger Competition

Who’s hamburger would you like to try the most? The amateur’s, the home cook’s or the expert’s?

I got some good tips and would like either the home cook’s or the chef’s.

By the way, if you’re in the Chicago area and don’t want to cook your own hamburger, go to Hackney’s. They’ve got a few locations. Order the fired onion rings and Green River to drink.

You are welcome.

Which Way Challenge

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Pingyao, China

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Alive and Trekking blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form.

I went to church in the city for the first time since the infamous lockdown. This way was a surprise. This traditional church painted the drive and set up a shrine for Corpus Christi.. I’d never seen that done.

You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, canals, railroad tracks, you name it.

See more Which Way photos by clicking here. You’ll be amazed at where people are going.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge

Trains, Train Tracks

Northbrook Metra Station, 2020

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of trains or train tracks. 

Two photos. Same tracks. Different angles, different filters.

What will you share?

To see more wonderful pictures, click here.

Northbrook Station #2

 

Miss Juneteenth

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When she was a teen, Turquoise Queen won the Miss Juneteenth beauty contest. Now she’s a single mom and her daughter is old enough to compete in the contest. The high point of Turquoise’s life, which hasn’t turned out how she expected, was this pageant. She had such promise, but here she is approaching middle age, working at a restaurant, cleaning toilets, no glamor, no excitement.

If her daughter were gung ho about the pageant that would be one thing, but Kai doesn’t care that much about becoming Miss Juneteenth and she’s outright against her mom’s idea for the talent portion of the competition.

The film is a slice of life and offers a touching, geniune relationship between a mom and a daughter. I saw the film at Sundance. Now you can see it via Amazon Prime.

The film doesn’t revel in foul language or gratuitous violence. It’s great for family viewing.

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

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Northbrook, Illinois 2020

 

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For this weekly challenge Xingfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along:Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.

  • Add a tag “Pull up a Seat”.
  • Add a link to your post in the Pull up a Seat comment section, either by writing a comment with your URL or by creating a pingback.

You can see more posts by clicking here.

Come join the fun!