Archive for October, 2004

DJ Justin

Chicago folk! Justin’s going to be making his premiere this Thursday, at Clubfoot. Come dig the sounds.

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Save the Muffin Lady

Today, Justin let everyone know about a grass-roots movement to help out the Muffin Lady. For those who may not be familiar with her, she hits a lot of the local bars (Bucktown/Wicker Park) with a small basket full of special muffins. It’s weird – you can never really predict when you might see her. Sometimes, it’s just sheer luck…

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Cat-Sitting

So Chelsea is out of town for a few days, and I’m watching over her cat, Vince. I checked in on him yesterday, and plan to pop by today and tomorrow. I drove in to work today and, in the interest of saving some time, I decided to go check on him during my lunch break. I was originally going…

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Costume Prep

Ran around this afternoon, taking care of odds and ends. Stopped in to Chelsea’s place, to check up on her cat Vince while she’s away. Went to a few stores to buy the necessary supplies for my Halloween costume. Awww jeah! It’s always like this for me, each year. I’m so-so about dressing up. I know I want to, but…

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This Fucking Game

For anyone else who’s also developed an unhealthy fixation on this game, try using this code when you first start up: 965813472. This jumps you ahead to Level 11, and helps remove a lot of the tedium of completing the slower/earlier levels. Here’s a tip: if things start getting too hectic for you, don’t collect the coins. In fact, if…

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designing

Spent a good deal of the night working on a t-shirt design. I’m really slow at it, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable thing. I’ve got a few variations, and right now… I’m not sure if I should be trying to finish up this current idea, or if I should expend my energies towards coming up with another one. Each…

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Research

So I had this idea in mind. Half of an idea, really. I wanted to make some Flash dealie, but dealing with probabilities. Statistics. There is a 1 in X chance this will happen to you type of scenario. It’s a fairly morbid theme though, as I was interested in what the chances were of someone dying in a plane…

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Today

I saw this today, and nearly yelled out from happiness. I have been watering several pots now, for months, that are seemingly just bowls of dirt. But today, I found this shamrock stem standing tall, and it made me really, really happy. Lately, I keep meaning to go back and write more about Ann’s death. More about how I felt…

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Some History

A long while ago, back when Ann and I were dating, she gave me some of her prized shamrocks. What made them particularly great was that she gave me both green and red shamrocks, which are seemingly harder to find. This was back when I was in Columbus, maybe a good four years ago. The shamrocks were hearty and hale,…

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Designing

Thanks to motivation from Tha.Riddla, I spent a lot of tonight playing around with a t-shirt design. I was… dare I say it? I was designing tonight. And it was a lot of fun. I’m not near a final look yet, but I got a lot of explorations done. The few times I’ve done design-related stuff at work, I’ve felt…

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