My brain has great difficulty understanding that my niece, Jasmine, is looking at colleges. But more than that… that she’s considering which college to attend, and that Loyola is on the list.
When I was downstairs this morning, making coffee… I looked out the window, and spotted this portly gentleman just sitting under our arbor.
Went out after work with a few coworkers, and the spot we ended up picking was Spin – a ping pong bar downtown. Surprisingly, the last time I was here was also for a Grubhub event, back in 2018. Which in hindsight, seems like a lifetime ago.
“Clay and cast iron, rum-colored silver sunglasses
White gold, sapphire, and apricot soap
French leather purses and saris with painted-on flowers
The smell of old cedar and jasmine perfume”
It’s been a while since Liz and I were out and about. Tonight, I was participating in 20×2 Chicago. I’m usually too nervous to eat much before getting on stage (even if it’s just for two minutes), so we ended up going out afterwards for a late dinner.
I was doing some screenshots of various encounters from my Infinite Adversaries project, and figured I’d share them here. They’re not all winners, but a lot of these are pretty hilarious.
For those not familiar with the format, the event involves 20 speakers and everyone’s given the same question. Each participant is free to answer the prompt in whatever way they see fit: giving a slideshow, singing a song, interpretive dance. The only requirement is: the answer has to be given in 2 minutes or less.
It’s been a while since Daisy and Hugo had their nails trimmed. They were overdue, to say the least. And so this means… burrito time!
“When I tell you I love
the song “Edelweiss”
you have to understand
that even though I too
am a sophisticate
who scorns musicals,”
I’m being a little coy, as I don’t want to reveal yet what my project is all about. But soon.
In the meanwhile, here are some failed/rejected images from my random DALL-E attempts. They’re kinda close to what I’m after, but not quite. I’ll leave these here as a teaser. More soon.
After several days of sitting at the computer, both Liz and I decided to step away for an outing. And leave our desks, and go be around some plants for a bit. We headed over to City Escape on the North Side, and just wandered around for a bit there.
I know a project is exciting to me when I find myself waking up early.
aoyamasquare is a lovely YouTube channel, featuring a lot of short-length videos of artists, creating in their respective mediums. Lose a little time here, with a video. And then do it all over again. And again.
It’s a rough feeling, this sense that there’s never enough hours in the day. But it’s a feeling I’ve missed, and something I haven’t had a really, really long time.