Posts Tagged "on the way to work"

Alex and His Mysterious Box

I learned his name was Alex, and that he was a student. He told me the device was something he made for his “Real-Time Systems Class.” It was something that allowed him to manipulate audio and video. He mentioned a few more technical things, which I didn’t quite remember.

I noticed the top of the box had a picture of an old Sega… and so I asked if the insides were made from an old console.

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Old Multimedia

I spotted this box of old VHS tapes in the alleyway, behind my apartment. On walking by, I was struck by the fact that all the tapes looked to be in pretty good (if not great) condition. I paused and debated briefly snatching them up, only to remember that I don’t own a VHS player. Even if I wanted these tapes, I would have no way to actually view them.

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Not Rats, Rainbow

On my way to work this morning, I took out the trash and walked through the alleyway that runs somewhat parallel to Logan Boulevard. Near the end, where it meets up with the alley that runs along Milwaukee… I spotted this odd note, spray-painted into the ground.

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Three Semi-Naked Guys: Men’s Wearhouse Street Promotion

One of the benefits of having your spouse work near where you work: taking the same route together in the mornings. Most days, Liz and I are on the Blue Line downtown, and we part ways at State and Jackson. Today, she gave me a call letting me know there was some kind of promotional stunt happening near Wabash and…

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Illinois Centennial Monument: New Bird Record

Spotted this small gathering of birds on the way to work yesterday morning. I’ve seen two birds on the statue before, but this was my first glimpse of a group of them (six in total). Specifically, they are perched atop the Illinois Centennial Monument. But for my money, it’s six birds sitting on a giant eagle. I wonder if the…

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Umbrella Hat, Logan Square

Spotted this woman walking around Logan Square yesterday. I’m not sure of the actual purpose of her umbrella hat. If it was meant to block the sun, that made sense… but there were a ton of clouds out, and the entire sky was a blanket of gray. If it was meant to prevent against rain, it would protect her head……

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Tiny Signs, Logan Square

On the way to work today, Liz insisted that we swing by the Logan Square Comfort Station – a small building located on a triangular patch of land, nestled between Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee. As we got closer to the building, she kept asking me Do you see it yet? I didn’t notice the tiny signs until I got really…

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Breakfast on the Go

Liz, on the way to work. As we were walking out the door, I noticed my wife had not one but two slices of bread in her hands. We were running a bit late, and she was having breakfast on the go. For some reason, seeing her double fisting bread made me laugh. And I love the fact that she’s…

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I Keep the Snowmobiles Parked Out Back

Some mornings, I head to work via the alleys behind my apartment. Usually if I need to take out the trash, I’ll go down the back stairs and walk along the alley that kicks out further up the street, near New Wave Coffee. The alley by us converges with another alley (that runs parallel to Milwaukee Avenue). The space between…

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Two Local Putty Tats, Wanted for Questioning

Logan Square – Chicago, IL. At 8:15 AM, local authorities found the body of an unidentified Logan Square male at Logan and Milwaukee. There were no witnesses at the time of discovery. Known around the neighborhood as Tweety, friends and neighbors remember the man’s slight lisp and distinctive voice. He was 68 years old. The victim’s longtime roommate is currently…

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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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