Posts Tagged "on the way home"

On the Way Home

I walked up Damen and stopped in to Filter to grab a cup of coffee. There, at the trisection, I came across two guys working an incredibly ancient camera on a tripod. I got talking with them, and learned that the camera they’re using is a really old WWII camera (that uses 16mm film). On the left it’s Jason and…

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Painter on the Subway

On the way home, Chris and I noticed a guy who was furiously sketching into a notepad on the subway. I don’t recall all the specifics, but he had frizzy hair, earphones, and a crazy-looking black and white, checkered backpack. He kept digging into this bag, looking for various pencils and whatnot. The whole time we rode back, this guy…

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On the way home

I stopped off at a few places. I went in to Myopic Books to ask whether the Wicker Park Chess Club is currently meeting. So far, due to the reconstruction, they haven’t reconvened. But I’ve been asking. Hmm. There’s a Poetry Series there. I wonder if I should try to see if I can read (or if they only allow…

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On the way home

I stopped by Myopic this evening because they used to have this chess group that met on Wednesdays. I stumbled across them all one evening, when I was there browsing… and happened across a bunch of tables, and a bunch of people playing. Since that one run-in, I have yet to see them again. But I’ve thought about joining, both…

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The Neighborhood Boys: Update

I ran into the boys again today, on the way home from work. One of them (I still haven’t learned their names) showed me this samurai sword he had and how, if flicked the right way, the blade would shoot forward like a missle leaving the scabbard still in his hand. Pretty cool. They walked with me for a bit,…

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The Neighborhood Boys: Backstory

A little backstory. Last weekend, I was walking down my street to get some coffee. I passed by a few neighborhood boys (early elementary school age) who were just hanging out on their front steps. They had these pop-guns, the kind that shoot out rubber darts that stick to windows if you lick the ends. But without the darts. They…

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After Work

Walked down Milwaukee, which is a different route than I normally take. Happened to see this taped alongside a newspaper stand. Alright, what’s up with these guys? Is it a dealership somewhere that gives them away? Or is this some larger family of antenna-heads that I’m only just now meeting? I met this guy’s brother yesterday, and I met the…

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