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Go go go go go go go!

Work again seemed like constant moving and doing. Lotsa crap happening, and a lot left to do. Justin and I stayed late, and ended up chatting work shit until about 7:30, 8 PM. Afterwards, we went down to Dunphy’s (inside the Mart) and had some beers with Emma. A nice, relaxing time – I got out of there around 9:30,…

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Low, Revisited

I’m digging the idea of shooting pictures from a low perspective. It’s really fun. Soon, I expect I’ll be lying down in the middle of the road.

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When the Universe is Trying to Tell You to Go Back to Bed

This morning, as I was stumbling around the apartment getting ready for work… I grabbed a pair of gloves. It’s been bitterly cold in Chicago this week, and holding my camera has gotten to be pretty painful without any sort of protection. When I’m halfway down North Avenue, one glove on my left hand, I realize something has gone horribly,…

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Be More

About two weeks ago, I saw a few PBS commercials that made me giddy with laughter. Fallon, along with Alfonso Cuaron and Fran?Åois Girard, made some great promotional spots for them. Their "Be More" campaign has, in my book, been immensely succesful so far. My favorite is Naked, but they’re all really good. Photo booth, from their earlier "Stay Curious"…

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LOW

I came across retrospectiv a few days ago. I know nothing about them, but the concept seems cool. The Flash site bogs down for me, but I care less about the interface and more about the photos. They’re not all great, but the few that are good are really good. I’ve been thinking about the "low" vantage point ever since…

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Memories…

In my undergraduate days, I lived with four other guys in a house on North Lincoln. This was in Bloomington, Indiana. All of us were "neighbors" our first year, Freshmen in the dorms. We became friends and decided to live together our second year. For the next four years, we stayed roommates through school, through graduation and had a wonderful…

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Ccccc-c-c-c-c-c-c-cold!

I think my nose hairs froze together this morning, waiting for the train. Seriously. It’s cold as hell here tonight, and my apartment seems incapable of retaining heat. Partly, I’m sure it’s because this building is "sunk" into the ground (the yard is a good fifteen? twenty? feet below street level). So technically, though I’m on the first floor… I’m…

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Artful Dodger

Got a call from Alex about an hour ago. Going to head over to the Artful Dodger with him and Justin for some drinks. Hard to say no, partly because the bar is right down the street from me, and also because I haven’t seen Alex in god knows how long. Here’s Felix. Getting out of the house some. Woo!

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Yeah, I Know

The navigation needs to be reworked a bit more. It’s functional, but far from intuitive. Grumpy had some good suggestions for me a while back, which I have yet to implement. Soon.

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What Goes Around

Over the weekend, Phantom mentioned a bit about online games. A few titles were thrown around, and Battlefield 1942 came up. Well, as it turns out I purchased the game many months ago, around the same time I bought Unreal Tournament 2003. For many a month, that Battlefield 1942 game has been sitting on my desk, just collecting dust. Since…

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Parental Advice

Alright, I made a promise I wouldn’t. But I guess I need some venting. Mom and dad called. Shot the shit for a while. And then my mom picks up where my dad left off, in an earlier conversation. They both feel that I should go back to school, and get a degree in computer science. They know jack about…

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Beef Stew

Meh. It was alright. Potatoes turned out well, but the beef was a bit dry. I mixed in some cubes of beef, three potatoes, half a red onion, two portabella mushrooms, a clove of garlic and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Definitely needed more spices (I threw in salt and pepper, but apparently not enough). I cooked the thing on…

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The Universe Has a Sense of Humor

Seems to be a good day for old friends. First I got that e-mail from Craig. Then, I got a call from my old coworker Thomas. And then, I got an e-mail from a grad school buddy, Wade. I first started smoking with my friend Craig, in high school. Thomas, Josh and I worked for the same company, and took…

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