In the waiting area. I don’t know what’s funnier – the cover of “Modern Cat,” or the fact that the dog magazine is called “drool.”
I have what I think is a great idea. I have what I think is a terrible idea. We will see.
Liz was out in the yard today, doing some preliminary cleanup. We’ve had a spate of good, warm weather… and though we expect it to get colder soon, she’s been taking advantage of the extra sunlight and the extra warmth.
What’s hilarious to me, is that there’s an entry for Infinite Adversaries that has a summary of my project. And the summary is written by ChatGPT. Because of course it is.
Today, after work, we decided to actually go out to a physical store and go shopping (neither of us could really remember the last time we did this). We visited REI on the North side of Chicago, looking to get some hiking shoes, and some layers.
I got a good laugh when I saw this, and managed to snap a quick photo. Is it weird that I had a flashback to the video for Let Forever Be, by the Chemical Brothers?
Caught this moment where Hugo hopped on top of the hut, and was content to just sit there while getting pets.
I’ve seen Pandemic around for a long, long time. It’s one of these classic board games that I’ve heard tons about, but never played. I’ve debated purchasing it several times in the past, but the rules always intimidated me… and I held off.
A few weeks back, I ended up going to our local toy store and finally bit the bullet. I looked over the instructions, and got comfortable enough with things that I decided I wanted to try to experience what this board game was all about.
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.