Posts Tagged "on the way to work"

I Wish You Luck

It’s unfortunate that the alley near Milwaukee/Logan tends to get this kind of graffiti. But it’s often a little better than just indiscriminate tagging – as the graffiti almost feels like a conversation: sometimes an accusation, sometimes advice. Although who these words might be between, or who these words might be intended for is kind of a mystery.

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Car with Giant, Pink Moustache – Logan Square

On the way to work Monday morning, I happened to look up at the Logan/Milwaukee intersection and spotted a flash of pink. I was able to hand LLiz my umbrella as I fumbled for my camera, wanting to document this odd sight: a car sporting an incredibly large, and incredibly pink moustache on its grill.

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The Dude Abides

Spotted this guy downtown on Friday morning. Looking at his profile from the back, I imagined him to be some kind of drug runner, given the pony tail and shirt. But it was that bag – the faded, leather bag at his side. I mean, look at that thing! Doesn’t that scream Hey, I’m going to make a quick dropoff…

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Heavy Rains Trigger Balcony Collapse, Logan Square

While walking to work this morning, Liz and I were strolling along Logan Boulevard when we heard this terrific crash across the street – it was a loud and sudden sound, a huge *thump* that clearly had come from something very heavy.

I scanned across the boulevard, but didn’t see anything immediately. Liz, with her sharp eyes, spotted a building whose front balcony had partially collapsed.

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Monster Truck

Spotted this guy slowly rolling down Milwaukee, on my way to work. Didn’t have my camera on me, so I ended up snapping a photo with my phone.

A silly thing, but it made me smile… and it made me feel like a little kid, ever so briefly.

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Courtyard Snowman

I walked downstairs in the morning to find this lovely snowman, just chilling out in our courtyard. Not sure how I missed it last night, but I’m guessing he arrived sometime yesterday afternoon. Pretty tall too – and possibly one of the tallest I’ve seen in the neighborhood.

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A Thousand Abandoned Hearts, Mostly Unbroken, Logan Square

I ended up going in a little early to work, Friday morning. Walking to the Logan Blue Line, I happened across a rainbow of colored rocks near Kedzie and Milwaukee. As I got closer, I realized they were actually candy hearts, probably left over from Valentine’s Day. And from the shape of the large pile, my thought was that perhaps…

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Found Toucan, Logan Square

Local authorities received an alert regarding a potential altercation in the Logan Square area. On arriving at the scene, they found a male toucan unresponsive. Attempts to revive the victim were unsuccessful.

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Small Snowman

He’s cute, in the way that small and petite things are automatically cute. But the way he looks has a slightly ominous feel to it, like he’s some kind of voodoo doll left outside a temple. Maybe it’s just the mouth, and the fact that it’s less of a smile and more of a grimace/yell.

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