Archive for August, 2005

Last Day of Work

Tonight, I joined up with Liz and Steph, to help Liz celebrate her last day of work. She’s shifting locations, going part-time, and will be a fulltime student in the coming months. And of course, their bar of choice is Exit. Saw this guy on arriving, and found out he works for Exit, taking pictures all night. Lo and behold,…

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Neo’s

After the meal, everyone gathered up and were planning to hea to Neo’s. I attempted to decline, as I don’t really like dancing… but Michelle convinced me to go and just people watch. So all five of us walked to Division, crammed into a cab, and headed on up. Man. It’s been a long time since I’ve been here. A…

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Cookout and Neo’s

Howard had gotten some wild salmon, and had a cookout planned for this evening. Earlier in the day, I worried that we’d have to reschedule given the rain. But as it turned out, the weather was pretty fantastic outside, and there was nothing to worry about. In addition to the salad, we also had a boatload of wine. Justin and…

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It was a dark and stormy… afternoon?

Chris, looking out into the rain. Mid-afternoon, a big storm rolled in and clouded up a lot of downtown Chicago. Prior to this, we all heard a lot of thunder and crashing, getting progressively closer and closer. Justin noticed that the rain created rough outlines of the bridges above. Within another hour or so, the rain completely cleared out, leaving…

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More Coins

For those that have enjoyed the random coin-guessing games I’ve documented here, go check out the most recent post on rachelleb.com. Get your guessing in while the guessing’s good!

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Chess Club

Went to Chess Club again today, and it was pretty tame compared to two weeks ago. Only a handful of us tonight: me, Charlie, a new guy named Joseph, and two others: Matt and Evelyn (who I believe were also in attendence two weeks ago). Charlied made pretty quick work of me in the two games we played. I did…

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God help me

I think I’m writing again. Fiddled with a poem a few days ago. Had it with me throughout the day, and mucked with it some more tonight. On the train ride home from work, I was thinking of how to edit a few lines. And as I did that, a huge smile broke across my face. I realized, standing there…

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My Space

So recently, I created an account on MySpace.com. I had one there for a bit, but didn’t do much with it until Chelsea spurred me to flush out my profile. I’m as wary of this as I was of my Friendster account, but what the hey. If you’ve got a MySpace account or just care to look me up –…

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7:00 PM – 5:29 AM

Fell asleep on the couch last night circa 7:00 PM. Woke up around midnight. Decided that physically relocating to the bed would be too much effort. Rolled over. Woke up at 4:26 AM. Thought to myself “Huh. It’s 4:26 in the morning.” Rolled over. Woke up at 5:18 AM, to the sound of my cat coughing up a hairball. Got…

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Michael Yon

And while we’re on the topic of incredible writers, check out Michael Yon’s Iraq War blog. Yon is ex-Special Forces, and out on his own in Mosul, following soldiers around and reporting what he sees. No media affiliation, no real tie to anyone – just him, his laptop, and a camera. Here’s an excerpt: I’m wearing fire-retardant pants and a…

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dooce

Mike brought over the front page of the Trib today, as it featured an article about Heather Armstrong’s site. I’m a huge fan of hers and all, but on the front page? And isn’t her story like 2 or 3 years old or something? Regardless of how slow the Chicago Tribune may be, hers is still a great site. She’s…

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Quarters!

Matt brought in yet another bag of quarters today. What is it – two guessing games so far this month? I think we’re starting to hit some kind of trend. Here’s Mike, making his calculations. For quick reference, here are the links to prior coin-guessing games: 1) The first ever coin-guessing game.2) Matt’s Bag-O-Money Challenge3) Justin’s Quarterless Bag of Money4)…

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Ten Best Days

Ok. So I’m long, long overdue for this little bit of linkage. For those who aren’t familiar with this, I make a list once a year, usually around July (we’re running a little late this year). It all started when Alex and I went to Chinatown a few years back, and he made the suggestion to me. Since then, I’ve…

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