Posts Tagged "on the way to work"

Early Espresso

From time to time, I have this pattern: wake up early, run some errands at the nearby Walgreen’s, stop for an espresso at the French bakery.

This all happens fairly early, circa 7-7:30 AM. But it’s a nice start to my morning, in that I’ll sit and sip on this espresso for a little while, before heading home.

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Monsters Everywhere

Hats off to you, Ramani Asait. I hope some day in the future, when you Google your name, you stumble across this small tribute to you monster. Well done, sir.

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Waiting at the Edge of the Millennium (Station)

On the way in to work yesterday, I happened to be sitting in the frontmost car. We were stopped for a long while, just as we were entering Millennium Station. In fact, we were stopped so long… I decided to amble over to the front window, just to take a peek at the station.

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Who is Missing This?

But this? I’m… not really sure what happened here. Or whether the prior owner is coming back? Though I’d really love to know what led up to this moment. Hats off to the polite person who decided to hang this thing up on the fence, just in case.

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I Wonder What That’s For

Spotted this small little switch/box, on the side of the Metra train that arrives across from our platform each morning. There’s a predictable cadence to the trains that show up before ours (an express whooshes by, the South Shore stops, and this guy pulls up across the way).

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Deck the City Hall Halls

Today, as I was walking through, I spotted some of the in-progress decorations and holiday prep. The sight of this enormous wreath, leaning on a small scissor lift, was a humorous juxtaposition of the seasonal and the mechanical.

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Stasis

Spotted this while walking to work. It’s been sitting in a nearby apartment complex lot for some time, at least since the Spring of this year. The windows have been open, and I think it’s seem more than one thunderstorm.

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Standalone

I think Liz and I both spotted this at the same time. There’s a block that we walk down that has various flowers along the way.

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Remembering How I Used to Look at the World

I used to look at the world through a different lens back then, seeing shadows and movement. Wondering how I might recreate a certain instance or effect in Flash. I’d be taking the Blue Line to or from work, and the rapid shimmer of light within the train car made me think about keyframes and masks.

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We’ll Fix it Later

In the building where I work, there are a set of elevator banks that take me to my floor. In each of the four elevators (on my side of the main lobby), every single loving one of them has at least two or more visible screws missing.

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