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Why Is It That…

When you’re hungover on a Saturday, watching cartoons on tv – every other commercial is for macaroni? And it’s done in a claymation style, where it’s raining macaroni shells and people are surfing on tidal waves of cheese. I mean, I guess this appeals to young kids who like their cheese. But why aren’t they thinking of me, hungover on…

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Drinks With The Girls

Earlier tonight, Liz calls me up and asks about a particular book she and Steph leant me, a few months back. We get to talking and they invite me out to have drinks with them and Chelsea. The bar is Lemming’s, and it’s quite cool – a short bit up Damen, and a very relaxed atmosphere. The whole time, I’m…

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Speaking of Bricks

This came up earlier tonight. Amazingly, there have been a lot of these created… Another ex-girlfriend of mine (different one from the dream), always talked about us recreating the Tower of Babel out of legos. Another project we had was to recreate the Winchester mansion, completely out of legos. Ok. Hey. The blog is turning into ex-girlfriend central.

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Múm

Alright. I’m not one to typically care for "electronic" music. In fact, I’m not even sure if that’s the right term for this particular category of music. My understanding of music (outside of basic music theory) is woefully inadequate. Enter my friends. Justin leant me a CD today. I had heard snippets of it when we were performing some global…

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Mural

Two days back, I noticed they were tearing down a few buildings near where I live. One thing I forgot to mention was the amazing mural that ran alongside one of the walls, on my old street Honore. Well, tonight, on my way home, I decided to grab a shot of the (now) demolished wall: Here’s a small portion of…

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Twisted IX

Ben’s design, my Flash. Fun, fun stuff. I can’t believe someone’s paying me to do this sort of thing: View the Twisted IX microsite here.

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Dear Brain, Thanks for Nothing

Two days ago, I woke up in the middle of the night. I was a bit disoriented and hazy, since it was around 1 or 2 in the morning. I started smiling then, because I remembered the dream I was having, only moments before. I was in a kitchen somewhere, making breakfast or lunch (it still seemed bright outside in…

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Don

Today, on my way to the Blue Line, I see a guy who’s taking a picture of the nearby water tower. I stop to ask him what he’s shooting, and we start talking. I notice that he’s got exactly the same camera as me, and I pull my Olympus out. We both laugh and do a bit of show and…

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Beware of Dog

Not a half block away, I saw a woman leave her car and walk the smallest dog I’ve ever seen. Again, as if the universe wanted to prove my "the smaller the dog, the louder the bark" theory… these two show up. I think that, were it not for the leash, this little guy would have ravaged Chicago and started…

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A Few Photos From Yesterday

I actually had my camera out and about yesterday. Due to the headache, I didn’t get a chance to update. Here they are. A few buildings a block away were getting demolished. I don’t know if it’s the kid in me or what, but heavy machinery’s always fascinated me. Most everyone else that I saw walk by paused a bit,…

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Suicide

Since I saved it, by Chinese tradition you owed me your life. Jake, you cheater. It wasn’t yours to take.

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By Process of Elimination

In the mall, the gourmet cheese and wine shop began selling coffee. As an alternative to Starbucks, it’s a local business and they sell coffee for a buck (double shots of espressor for $1 too). Today, I had about six shots over the course of the work day. Oddly, I never really got peppy – I just seemed to be,…

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Bowling for Columbine

While not as good as Roger and Me, it’s definitely worth seeing. I was really taken with the first half of the movie, and especially the way Moore moves through a wide range of topics quickly. At times, he’s overly heavy handed, but hey – that’s the guy’s style. Most interesting in Moore’s explorations are his moments on the culture…

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I Make Alan Turing Proud

Lately, I’ve seen my friend Juliet logged onto her Yahoo account during the day. She only logs on at night, at home, so it was a bit odd. After asking her about this, she claims to have never logged on during the day (while at work). We’re both a bit puzzled, wondering if it’s something with Trillian on my end,…

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