Posts Tagged "on the way home"

Jesus, Creator of Plate Tectonics and the AIDS Virus

Well, I’ve only go half the story for you on this. I was walking to the Jackson Blue Line stop, on my way home… and I spotted this guy near the middle of the platform.

Not only was he holding up a cardboard sign, he also had messages printed out on both his jacket and his backpack. On the back of his jacket, I believe the text was: “Jesus says I have the keys of death.” I don’t remember what his backpack said.

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But You Kept the Baby, Right?

I can’t help but imagine that someone hit a certain frustration point, and decided to just up and trash the stroller right there and then. There was no folding up, no trying to fit it inside…

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4 Shots On Ice

Finding this here, I imagined a guy who sat for a while, got pretty amped up, and then ran off to go attend to some important task or errand. I started laughing to myself, imagining a guy running full steam…

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To Drink Or Not To Drink

Spotted this on my way home last night, and it made me laugh. The sign seems at odds with the faucet, jammed into the side of the fire hydrant. One half of the thing was encouraging you to drink, the other half warning you against it. Now that I see an actual sign warning against drinking… it’s making me rethink…

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Cloudy Sky, Clear Sky

Spotted this on the way home, near the Logan Blue Line stop. As I was looking up, I noticed clouds occupying only half the sky. One side had them, the other side was absolutely clear – as blank as a piece of paper. This photo doesn’t really do the moment much justice, but it felt like I was looking at…

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Tilted Tables

We got out of work a little early on Friday, and on my way home I spotted these tables set up outside Ciao Napoli Pizzeria. Tilted tables, tilted. Related:CTA TiltImaginary Captions: Funny CTA Ad

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On Soft Breezes and Prophylactics

On boarding the Blue Line on my way home, I found an open seat in the front of the car (the kind that’s isolated from the rest of the seats). I sat down quickly, and started playing some games on my iPhone. After a few stops, I rested my left arm on the ledge by the window. I felt a…

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Heading to Work, Heading Home

Spotted this ad near the Logan Blue Line stop on Friday. The frustrated, bearded caveman is really what makes the ad, I think. On the way home. In the past week or so, when the sun is setting… it illuminates the sidewalk on my way home. The sunlight hits me from behind, and I see an incredibly elongated version of…

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Late Snowfall, Walking Home

Today, starting around the late afternoon, we began getting a good amount of thick, thick snowfall. While I wasn’t super crazy about getting even more snow, I have to admit it was quite beautiful. Walking around in the afternoon felt like being inside a very large snowglobe. Even the sound of traffic didn’t spoil how serene it felt. As people…

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RIP Tiny Snowmen

Spotted this on my way home from work, last night. Given their configuration, I’m guessing (hoping) these were tiny snowmen, standing guard like tiny gargoyles on the front steps. Related:Tackling a Starbucks SnowmanLove is EverywhereThe Snow Gets EverywhereImages of SnowHuge SnowflakesFirst Snow

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Repeating Ads Within the Tunnel at State/Jackson

On the way home today… I noticed that all the ads were replaced in the tunnel between the Blue and Red Lines, at Jackson. Not only that though, they were al replaced with the exact same advertisement. I imagine the goal of this was to saturate the area, and get the company’s message out. But the effect on me was…

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Meeting Rachelle for the First Time

Losing early in poker last night actually gave me a bit of luck on the train. On the way home I happened to run into Rachelle, right as we were both getting off at California. Rachelle’s site is a blog I’ve followed now for almost five years now. Wow – just looked that up, and I can’t believe it’s been…

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Critical Mass Bikers, Logan Square

On my way home, I got stopped right at Logan Boulevard. A sea of bicycles went by, stopping traffic from all directions. Luckily I got my camera out, and shot a few minutes of everyone biking by. There were a lot of folks yelling out “Happy Friday” to everyone, and lots of smiling and waving. This was a fun end…

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