Posts Tagged "logan square"

Leave a Light On

Spotted this guy on my way to work yesterday, walking through the alleys behind my apartment. I’m not sure exactly why it caught my eye, but the light from this small lamp seemed to jump out from the drab exterior of the building.

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Meeting Dave the Mime/Magician – New Wave Coffee

As I was waiting, I glanced over a few times… trying not to stare, trying to to be rude. But my curiosity got the better of me. A few times, the guy caught my eye and seemed to smile. The way he was sitting was pretty unusual – out in the open, with no table in front of him. He looked almost regal, as though he were holding court in the coffee shop. Killing time, as it were, until his subjects arrived to pay their respects.

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Tempting the Taggers

Looked up on my way to the Logan Blue Line stop yesterday, and spotted this large, blank space. To me, it was screaming for someone to show up and tag the thing.

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Birds of a Feather

I don’t know what it is with me and my fascination with birds – particularly when I’m on my way to work. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I’m just waking up, imagining everyone (and thing) else is also just starting out their day.

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It Is Most Definitely Party Time

On my way out to run errands, I happened to see a line of cars – each of them sporting a traffic cone hat. This was early on a Saturday morning, and it made me break out into a huge grin. The cones made these cars look like they were in a parade, on their way to some kind of birthday party.

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White Coffee Lids and a Question About Sensation Transference

Normally, the lids are black. In fact, out of all the time I’ve been getting coffee from New Wave… I can’t recall a time when the lids weren’t black. Seeing white lids actually gave me a physical pause, and putting the thing on top of my cup looked a little… well, it looked weird.

Seeing these new lids, I couldn’t help but think about the concept of sensory transference, a brilliant concept coined by marketing researcher Louis Cheskin.

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Not Rats, Rainbow

On my way to work this morning, I took out the trash and walked through the alleyway that runs somewhat parallel to Logan Boulevard. Near the end, where it meets up with the alley that runs along Milwaukee… I spotted this odd note, spray-painted into the ground.

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