Ten Best Days of 2006


Post-work – February 27th, 2006

Hanging out with Justin post-work leads us to a tobacco cafe, where we meet up with the Muffin Lady, play a few rounds of Phase Ten, and I eventually meet the woman that I’m going to marry.


Eight Hours in Continental Cafe – March 12th, 2006

Hanging out with Gretchen and Abby at Continental Cafe, what started as a brief lunch turned into a massive, eight-hour affair that spanned the course of two full meals and an incredible amount of Tuica.



Sumo Wrestlers in the Conference Room – April 28th, 2006

Part of the perks of working at a radio station is that there are days like this: Sumo Wrestlers doing their thing in the conference room. This sort of thing doesn’t happen if you work at an Insurance company.



Found Magazine + PostSecret: Intuit Gallery – June 2nd, 2006

Getting to see Frank Warren from PostSecret was inspiring and moving. And listening to the guys from Found do their thing had me laughing to tears. There is a TON of great video on this post, so definitely check this one out.



Meeting Me for the First Time – June 23rd, 2006

Things started innocently enough, when my friend Matt Riddle mentioned that he saw someone who looked just like me. Ben did some digging around, and eventually found the person in question on Flickr. A few emails later, a meeting between me and the guy who looks like me was set up… and I ventured out to meet my dopplegäanger



Lincoln Park Zoo – June 24th, 2006

Having never been before, Liz takes me to the Lincoln Park Zoo (one of her favorite spots – and it’s now one of mine).



Dirty Found – July 29th, 2006 (NSFW)

Again, in terms of laughter, I was rolling with tears in my eyes. While it’s a bit naughtier (and really Not Safe For Work), this was a fun evening.



Always Ask – August 10th, 2006

Outside of Diversey Rock’n Bowl, Liz and I happened to see a guy standing near an open door. We ventured over and asked to step inside, and I can’t tell you how glad I was I asked.



Frankfort Fall Festival – September 3rd, 2006

Today marked the first time I met Liz’s brother-in-law, Dan. I woke up bright and early, and had a full day helping out with the annual Frankfort Fall Festival. Though this was my first time, I felt incredibly included in the event, and had a great time contributing to the day.

There were some great moments – driving a golf cart to drop off a ton of middle school volunteers, Katie’s singing of the National Anthem, and the classic neighborhood Water Balloon War.



Road Trip: Green Bay – October 27th

Travelling north to visit Alex and Linda and Johanna, this was a great day filled with custom-built ukeleles, an unbelievable egg salad sandwich that I still think about, and an evening of ukelele performances at Kavarna (the vegetarian coffee house that Alex and Linda own).