Spotted this on my walk to work today. I found it unusual, as it kind of looks like a storage room – but it’s mostly just a bunch of plywood in a square, with no roof? And some foliage hanging over the top.
Liz showed me this strange plant that she had spotted, on our walk home today. It’s in someone’s yard, and I can’t really tell if it’s a super overgrown weed, or if it’s something that was planted intentionally.
A few days ago, while walking to work, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I was at Wabash and Washington, and something just seemed… a little off.
Not sure what this guy is. He seems way to small/thin to be an actual earthworm. Liz spotted him, and at first I thought it was a small leaf stuck on a spiderweb. But it’s definitely a worm of some kind. Liz has a theory it’s a tapeworm, but neither of us has a clue what this guy really is.
At a distance, it looked like it might have been embroidery. But getting closer, it appeared to be a lot of markers. I was really quite baffled as to what this could be or mean.
A few weeks ago, a very large sculpture in the shape of a light bulb appeared along Logan Boulevard, Ever since then, additional sculptures have begun to appear, seemingly overnight. There’s now a sculpture on almost every other block along the boulevard, spanning from Western to Milwaukee. And no one seems to know where they came from.
As we talked more, another woman came by and tried to help me look up information on her computer. As I was spelling out the artist’s name, she exclaimed “Oh! I love Noguchi! I didn’t realize we had a fountain of his here!” She was so taken aback that she covered her mouth with her hand. I learned that she had just returned from New York, and had visited the Noguchi Museum there. I found this to be a wonderful bit of serendipity.
Has this happened to anyone else before? Does anyone know why or how something like this happens? There are a lot of complicated things in this world that I don’t understand, but up until fairly recently, I kind of thought I had ice cubes (water and a low temperature) pretty much figured out. Turns out, not so much.
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 honestly have no idea what this is. Maybe it’s an ad for something, but my first reaction was that it was a kind of pictogram puzzle. My brain keeps wanting to apply some kind of narrative or logic to this image, but all I’ve come up with so far is “steam haircut.”
Spotted this on the NW corner of Jackson and Clark, downtown Chicago. Assuming it’s something for wintertime, to prevent ice from building up… but in all my years living in the city, this is the first time I’ve seen any kind of sign like this.
Last Thursday, I noticed these strange… things, set up along the sidewalk near State and Monroe. At first glance, I thought they were lights of some kind – tall stalks with pill-shaped lightbulbs at the tips.
On the way to work yesterday morning, I spotted two odd signs posted at the Logan Square Blue Line stop. At first, they looked like ordinary signs… but something about the dotted line caught my eye, and I paused for a closer look. This first sign was a puzzler. Still not sure what it’s asking, but it was definitely interesting….
At the end of the work day last week, I was hanging out in Ben’s office for a bit. Looking out the window, we spotted a rather odd and powerful beam of light, coming from the Harold Washington Library. One theory we kicked around was there possibly being some kind of ad, projected onto the wall of the building across…