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Rainbow

Justin’s new apartment is about the same distance from the Division stop, as it is from the Damen (my) stop. So… he stays on the train and gets off on Damen with me. We chat a bit, and then he asks where we’re heading for drinks. :D Right about then, Gretchen calls. We decide to all meet halfway, and wind…

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All Work and No Food Makes Felix a Dull Boy

All day today, I had nothing to eat. Around 1 PM, Justin takes off to meet the cable modem guy at his new apartment. Ben and I work some more, mention going out for lunch… and the next thing I know, it’s closing in on 4 PM. By this time, I figure shit… it’s just as well that I don’t…

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The Flash is Enjoyed By All

Well, this morning I showed Ben what I did over the weekend, and he seemed happy to see the progress. I think I surprised him, as he was only expecting a few components – and not 90% of the functionality. When Rey saw it, he didn’t seem all that enthused, but I guess the important thing is that both Ben…

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A Little Work, Even Less Sleep

I was up until 3 AM or so, organizing those pictures and updating the blog. Started out a bit after midnight, and time sorta got away from me. Next thing I know, I’m talking to a few folks online and ka-BLAMMO! It’s 4 AM. By the time I say goodnight to everyone, it’s 4:30. I read for a while in…

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Chinese Dumpling Recipe

Alright. I’ve had nothing to eat all day save coffee. Around 3:30 or so, I hit the shower and run to the store to pick up supplies. To make Chinese Dumplings, you don’t really need all that much – a few things here and there. As someone who’s not a good cook, I think this recipe is fairly easy to…

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Comedian

I have to say – I’ve never really watched Seinfeld all that much. Another area where I haven’t devoted brain space. But I know a ton of folks who have put in the hours for this show, as much as I’ve put in towards the Simpsons. This was the first I heard of a movie – and the trailer is…

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Heather and a BBQ

Heather left me a message today, and I called her back when I got home. She asked if I’d like to go with her to her friend Patrick’s cookout tomorrow, though she wasn’t sure on the time. For me, I was planning to spend tomorrow working on that Flash project for Ben, and maybe making Chinese Dumplings (my mom talked…

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The Move, a Bike Ride, a Sprained Ankle, Thai Food and Margaritas

Right as I’m walking up Marshfield towards Justin’s apartment, I see Alex heading the opposite way. Talk about synchronicity. We knock, but there’s no answer. So, like the two good Indiana boys that we are… we naturally take to a bit of curb squatting and chat. Within a few minutes, Justin shows up from a late lunch and squats with…

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Slow Morning

Puttering isn’t the right word, but it’s the first word that comes to mind. I made a rather indifferent lunch of rice, tofu, green peppers, mushrooms and onions. Eh. Didn’t really get all that much done, to be honest. I was to meet Justin at 2:00 PM, to help him go pick up a truck for his move. Big lifting…

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Pictures

Not too bad, not too bad. Came home drunk, but not violently so. Had about 3 drinks with Ed before we called it a night. Caught up some, and relaxed with the sun as the day turned into nighttime. Oddly, the same guy was sitting at the bar from the last time Ed and I came here. Weird.

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Drinks With Ed

Ah, good old, overpriced Leopard Lounge. The running joke, back when all of us ImageCare/Axiom people used to work together, was that we were only going in for one drink, that’s it. Of course, it typically turned into some horrific bacchanalian outing where we each spent roughly $50 each. But I swear to Christ, this time… this time it’ll be…

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Nothing Ends the Day Quite Like UT

This was a short day today. I got in around 9:30 or so… and got a medium coffee at the Starbucks downstairs. Though I hate to go there, it’s the closest place (unless I decide to switch to Dunkin Donuts coffee). A chain… but whaddyagonnado? I spent the morning watching Ben work through one of the few JHTML sites we…

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Merchandise Mart

I decided to grab a picture of the building that I work in, the Merchandise Mart. I heard from Justin that it’s bigger (if you’re measuring square footage) than the Empire State Building. I’m not really good assessing things on this scale – but let it be said that the MM is friggin’ huge. Also keep in mind that the…

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Chicago, I Love You

Even this morning – walking to the train, I was filled with joy and happiness and a sense of self-worth, mingling with the crowds, pushing my way onto the train platform. Something about it made me feel a part of the city, doing my little bit to keep the factory lines moving. Not in a bad way – but in…

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