The tree in our courtyard was gone! It had been chopped down and totally removed, in the short time I was on the phone! I was in the bedroom the whole time, and though I heard a lot of noise outside… I had no idea this was happening. By the time I had looked out, the bulk of the work was done and these two guys were clearing out the last vestiges of the tree trunk.
We arrived around 5:45PM or so, and were among the first people there. The interior decor felt really warm and elegant, including everything from the display behind the bar to the plates and napkins in front of us. There were some neat tincture/containers being used by the bartenders, and I remembered thinking that Justin would really dig this place.
I walked downstairs in the morning to find this lovely snowman, just chilling out in our courtyard. Not sure how I missed it last night, but I’m guessing he arrived sometime yesterday afternoon. Pretty tall too – and possibly one of the tallest I’ve seen in the neighborhood.
Hung out with Justin tonight, and met up for a few drinks post-work over at Small Bar. Hard to believe that it’s my first time here, as it’s a great neighborhood place (and one of those staple watering holes that I just never got around to visiting). Had a nice time settling into the place, and chatting… getting caught up.
I ended up going in a little early to work, Friday morning. Walking to the Logan Blue Line, I happened across a rainbow of colored rocks near Kedzie and Milwaukee. As I got closer, I realized they were actually candy hearts, probably left over from Valentine’s Day. And from the shape of the large pile, my thought was that perhaps…
At first, when we saw some flashing lights, we figured someone maybe got hurt or had a heart attack. But the more vehicles we started seeing, the more serious things looked. Having multiple ambulances on the scene gave me the impression that a lot of people were hurt or needed treatment.
Could it be in reference to the same guy, perhaps? In my head, I’m imagining it’s all part of a long-term conversation between the general public and some anonymous graffiti artist.
I was up early this morning, running a few errands before the start of the day. As I was driving down Logan Boulevard, a flash of white caught my eye: an enormous, origami crane sitting quietly in someone’s yard. I made a mental note to stop by on my way home, but an hour or so later on my return… had forgotten all about it. Later on in the day, I decided to trek over there on foot to take a few photos.
All too often, I’m in a scramble in the mornings. It’s a rush to gathering things up and to get out the door as quickly as possible (mostly because we’ve tried to stay in bed, as long as possible). But if I dedicated an hour to eat breakfast and relax into the day… would I have the same revelations? Would the extra effort of waking even earlier, so that I could take my mornings even slower, work out?
How Bugs wound up here is kind of a mystery to me. He’s got some mud on his feet, which suggests he’s been outside a while. He also looks to have some kind of price tag on his head. I don’t know if he was placed here on purpose, hoping someone would pick him up… or if someone transferred him from a nearby dumpster, and sat him up against a garage.
Spotted this while walking through the alley behind my apartment. Seeing this makes me think that it’s an extension of a conversation between two other people. Advice or encouragement, perhaps.
Also? I love that whoever did this took the time to add serifs to the letters. This has “graphic designer” written all over it (see what I did there).
The construction that’s been happening behind my apartment have mostly completed by now. And the area that used to be fenced, and then was opened up… has now been fenced in once more. It’s been closed up for a few weeks now, but I just got around to taking an after photo.
Spotted this while walking along Logan Boulevard and it kind of reminded me of a sticker I spotted downtown, nearly 10 years ago.
I was actually heading over to catch a bus, on my way to Wicker Park to check out Mr. Imagine’s Toy Store when I spotted this guy. Got my camera out in time to do a quick photo, and had to run back to catch the bus before it left.