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When I Grow Up…

This morning, I got an e-mail from an old high school friend of mine, Craig. He filled me in a bit on what he’s doing, and I responded to his e-mail only a few moments ago. As I was writing to him, describing what I’d been up to, what I was doing at work, etc etc… it struck me. I’m…

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Finding Old Photographs

I was digging around some old boxes, looking for a Photoshop book that my friend Jim got me, months ago. In so doing, I came across a small stash of photographs, some good, some bad. When I found them, I knew I didn’t want to look at them… but of course, I then had to immediately go through them. Sucks.

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The Excitement is Almost Too Much to Bear

Yesterday, I ran a ton of errands. I’ve been meaning to get a tea kettle for a while now, and decided to throw some money towards a crock pot. Not sure why, but I’ve been playing with this idea for some time. My mom used one (on rare occasions), and from my understanding… you just leave the fucking thing on…

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Fire and Ice

By Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire; Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To know that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.

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5:00 AM

Woke up, drank some juice and then decided I felt like staying up. Not sure why. On PBS, there was a documentary on the life of Robert Frost. It was an old documentary, which you can somehow always tell based on clothing styles of the folks they interview, as well as the "grain" of the film. The whole thing just…

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Flash/XML Gallery

At work, I walked Justin through a Flash/XML photo gallery that Ben and I created for the Emmis stations. This is a variation on what I was doing before (which involved using Flash’s built-in Combo Box and List Box), and I learned a ton making it. Instead of using Flash’s components, I ended up using the createEmptyMovieClip method. I got…

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The City is Still Sleeping

The odd thing about downtown Chicago, early on the weekends: it’s a ghost town. Barely anyone on the trains at all. When I got off at Clark and Lake, get this: I saw someone moving around on the tracks! I realized that it was a CTA worker, cleaning the walls. Funny – I’ve only recently begun to use the trains…

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Easy Like Saturday Morning

Woke up early this morning, and headed in to the office to meet with Justin. Yes yes yes. It’s Saturday. And the two of us are being geeky and spending the day at work. Oddly when I woke up, I was in a rather terrific mood. I got some coffee and even though there was a light snow falling I…

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Sensory Deprivation: Sorta Like Altered States, But With Less Peyote

A bit late with this, but I’m hoping it’s worth it. Here’s the recap of yesterday’s adventures with Justin and Ben, floating for an hour in sensory deprivation tanks: Ben and Justin, all of us standing at the Merchandise Mart station, waiting for the train. I’m excited at this point, and it’s around 1:00 PM. The idea that we’re going…

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On My Way to Work…

Brought the camera with me today, to document the whole sensory deprivation tank experience. Walking to the train, I started snapping a few photos. And in the afternoon, I got a few more when going to the bank. Feels good to be using that camera again. Stopped to take this. It’s nothing more than some cable wire, but I got…

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Sensory Deprivation

Happening tomorrow! I can’t wait! I’m going to try to get some decent sleep tonight. That way, I’ll be rested and ready to… uh… rest… in the… uh tank. yeah.

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