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Passing it on

As I was walking home on the bridge across the Chicago River, I stopped about halfway. Turned around, dug in my pockets and gave the $2 to the homeless guy who’s always sitting on a crate, begging for change. I used to say that I’d give change to anyone who asked, as long as I had it. Working downtown for…

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The Private Life of Plants

At the end of the workday, Matt and I talked again about his Venus flytraps. I brought up a documentary that I saw a few years ago, when I was in Columbus. It was by Sir David Attenborough, and called The Private Life of Plants. Some amazing forms of plant life on that documentary (not sure if it started, or…

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$2

While standing in line at Au Bon Pain (where I tend to get a bowl of soup for lunch), I looked down and saw two folded dollar bills, sitting on the ground. For some reason, I seem to be attracting a lot of loose, lost money lately. I pick up the $2, and proceed to ask everyone in front of…

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Dionaea muscipula

Today, Matt walked into the office with a small parcel from the post office. As a few of us were milling around and talking, we look over and see Matt remove three objects from his box – each one looked like the plastic container you would get if you ordered a sundae. On closer inspection, we discovered he had purchased…

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Luv Cheese

At the Christmas party for Q101, I talked briefly with one of the guys from Mancow’s morning show. I asked him a bit about what he does, and expressed interest in watching him work. I’ve always been curious about some of the sound applications they use, and how they go about creating effects, voice-overs, and the like. Well, today I…

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24 Hours Later: Pants! Woohoo! Let’s Hear it For Pants!

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Keeping Track

Officially, two people have told me over the Internet that they were "impressed" by my "nakedness." I’d just like that on the record.

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11:11 PM

A little under an hour to go! Good thing too, since it’s gotten much colder. Heat is on and running strong. So far tonight, I haven’t gotten much else done. I had dinner and watched the first half of Sneakers (bought the DVD yesterday). Played Unreal Tournament naked – that was a first. I think I’ve run out of nude…

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For Future Reference

When you go to the kitchen, where you’ve kept all the lights turned off so that no one can see inside… when you go in there to grab a bottle of Bass from the fridge, remember one thing: It really makes no difference if you crouch down when that fridge light pops on. Understandably, you don’t want people to see…

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Update, 7:02 PM

God damn! When did it get cold? Jebus. I’m almost tempted to wash some dishes… almost. Five hours until midnight. Then I get to put on some pants.

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More Realizations

Some more thoughts I’ve had, as the day’s progressed: I am now a member of that growing group of people who, on the Internet, have declared themselves to be "currently naked." I am now one of fourteen people in the world who have cooked catfish while in the nude. I have technically, strictly by definition, posted a nude picture of…

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Dinner

Was working on making some catfish for dinner, mixed vegetables, rice. Until today, I never really experienced apprehension (serious, every-move-is-slow-and-careful-apprehension) while cutting vegetables. While I was cooking, I started to imagine all sorts of mishaps – and wondered what combination of events might lead to injury and, subsequently, discovery. Area Man Found in Kitchen Naked, Clutching Knife Wound. Authorities Baffled….

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Just So It’s Clear

I understand that reading this may be a somewhat unnerving experience for you. But I don’t want you to worry. I give you my word. Scout’s honor. God as my witness. Rest assured I am typing with both hands.

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Afternoon

Trying to work on the portfolio, but can’t seem to make much progress. Nudity sorta hindering things. Wondering if there’s some correlation between creativity and clothing. A few more things I’ve learned today, being naked: Nudity does not hinder your ability to make scrambled eggs. Washing the dishes makes you feel warmer. The refrigerator is actually really fucking cold. When…

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