Archive for March, 2005

Good Luck Riddla!

After his performance at the Great Lakes Regional competition, Matt (Tha.Riddla) is Seattle-bound, where he’ll compete in the United States Barista Championship. Here’s a sense of what all’s involved: Competitors will be judged by one Head Judge, four Sensory Judges and two TechnicalJudges. Each competitor shall serve each of the four Sensory Judges a single espresso, asingle cappuccino and a…

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My family’s pretty awesome

My family’s pretty awesome (or crazy, depending on how you look at things). They’re in Indianapolis, but opted to drive the 3+ hours up to Chicago, have lunch with me, and then drive 3+ hours back. All in one day. And just for me. We were going to Pacific Cafe for lunch, but on arriving found out they’re closed on…

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Lunch and Quimby’s

For lunch today, I walked over to Zen Noodles (formerly Hi Ricky’s), and got some Pad Siew to go. While they were getting my order ready, I slipped next door to Quimby’s Bookstore. It’s always fun to peruse through their wares, and I ended up buying some more comics. I really enjoy Neil Gaiman’s stories, and I’m a huge fan…

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1K

So it was the transmission. Thankfully, it’s not a replacement. But still, all told, the parts and labor come out to a little under $1,000. Ah well. At least I’ll have a car that actually shifts gears. It’ll be nice to have a dependable vehicle again. To make this worthwhile, I guess I need to take more roadtrips. :)

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Finally dropped my car off

Finally dropped my car off this morning to the shop, as it’s been acting up the past two weeks. The transmission has been spotty, and it’s just been getting progressively worse and worse. Before work this morning (around 7:45 AM), I dropped it off at Nortown (it’s really close to Exit), and walked back home. Got a few fun pics…

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Spent the day watching episodes

Spent the day watching episodes of Monk, and puttering around the aparment. Got some more cleaning done, and finally situated the bookshelves in my bedroom. Finally. Had a great talk tonight with my friend Dipti, who called me to say Happy Birthday (a few days early). We caught up with each other, and were on the phone a good while….

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Setup

Got the weight bench officially set up today. I think I need to find some stoppers for the base of this thing, as it tends to slide around a lot. It’s a tight fit, but I think it’ll work. Here’s to me integrating regular workouts into my schedule!

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I walked to a

I walked to a nearby hardware store to buy an adjustable wrench, and spotted this fantastic note right by my place, on the corner of Wood and North Ave. Just look at that tape, at the precise, methodical way this message was affixed! Now here’s someone who really likes their daily Sun-Times.

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Didn’t leave the house today.

Didn’t leave the house today. I’m starting to think that this working from home thing is leaning me towards the introversion. Didn’t even blink at the fact that I’ve been inside all day. Nothing. On the plus side, I spent this morning working in my pajamas. And then I spent the rest of the day in a bathrobe. Fucking A.

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Giant Steps

Stop whatever it is you’re doing and check out Giant Steps. Do it now – don’t even pause to think about it. This is a piece by Michal Levy, and it simply rocks, copyright issues be damned. Great stuff, and I keep watching it and watching it. Link shamelessly stolen from Ektopia, a site that’s always on top of things…

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Archives

After my first official day of working at home, I gotta say – it’s delightful. I had a blast bopping around my apartment, and there’s a tremendous sense of freedom as I go about all my tasks. For the record, seeing as how I’ve had like 4 people ask me… yes, I was wearing pants. Thanks, guys. So far, I’ve…

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Flytown

My friend Dan, another graduate of the MFA program at OSU, has set his pen aside momentarily to take up the camera. He’s got a short film opening tomorrow called Flytown, starring a few folks you might recognize. Namely, my friends Akhim (Cabey Baby!) and Mike (who in the film lands one hell of a punch). If you’re near Columbus…

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