amazing nature landscapes: on the horizon

dearest odyssians,

hello all. heres a nice ocean pic. looks like its pretty warm out there in this photo. a lot warmer than o and om are here in chi town. right now its a balmy negative 15. that aint a typo. odie thinks this weather is worth drinking a gallon of rum over.and blacking out for 4 weeks. and waking up when it gets above freezing. like the end of april.  i agree. but weve abstained from making a pirates night of it all for reasons that.. actually for no particular reason whatsoever. and were not even sure why that is. we could have really blown a rum soaked hole right through the middle of this deep freeze depression the midwest has succumbed to- the depression thats taken us right along with it. but alas. we’ve remained head squarely on shoulders. and aren’t faring too badly for it.

 if you’re in the upper part of the lower  48  we hope you are enjoying the polar vortex with us and  that all this chilled joy its bringing you breathless memories that you haven’t you’ll never forget – if you’ve refused to drink them into oblivion. you’ll certainly have them for the next 60 years. i think thats a real possibility considering how truly cold and snowy its been.

have a great one.


o and om

Amazing nature landscapes: the hide of sin

Dearest odyssians,
I am lost. Even in a world with extensive amounts of bacardi…


Please don’t take this as a negative blog. It’s positive because We just want to mention some thoughts that came to mind :
Remain true to yourselves,  despite your selves.
O and om
Hiding in the shade , realizing plain truth.  Fighting for the light.

amazing nature landscapes: the cold is (never) at bay

Dearest odyssians,

We are joining you again from the depths of frigid winter in the midwest. ive got the heat cranked up to 75 and have on head to toe layers indoors. Odie is wearing his new fave sweater with mickey mouse on it. lets just say hes down the with program – of the season.

we really cant be sure how earlier civilizations survived winters here without k2 hyperwarm mounting climbing arctic coats and hot cocoa with extra whip… but somehow they did. then they were run out by those who set up slap board wooden houses, burned them down, set up skyscrapers and voila! there are millions of us here having a sh*t great time of it all. tis the season to layer, and face cover, and hand cover, and leg warmer… though no shoe nor boot nor thermal underwear onesie can really absolve this type of cold.

why didnt our forefathers migrate away from here forever and put up warning sides that read “beware all future migrants who deign to make longterm shelter here. you will curse yourselves for the decision for the rest of your earthly days and your ancestors shall curse you for the decision forever -between the dates of sept 1 and may 1. just so you know. have a nice day.”

the summer is really not long enough to justify the caca of spring fall and winter that surround her short season so. much better to be a seminole than an illinois during winter, id say. no disrespect to any tribes in the making of this judgement which is about location.

not everyone feels this way. ive heard a few say “i love the cold” from their heated armchair before a roaring fireplace drinking hot toddys and wearing fur lined bear skin slippers. but hey…me not being able to take this might just come across as me being irascible me and not me and my inability to keep warm when its negative 10 outside.

“its irascible you.” – odie

“thanks for the support.” – odiemama

enough about the weather. we are here. we are stuck. for the duration of the season. hoping to finally break free of illinois winters once and for all – not thru death or destruction, but through a preemptive strike aka move to a warmer locale.

stay inside. stay warm. save the skin on your face and hands for another summer. and grab the hot buttered rum to dull all other pains and ills associated with the season,

good tidings to all,


O and OM

** extra credit. is that ice in the pic above, or just fluvials? drop me a line and let us know…