Posts Tagged "on the way to work"

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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Balloons, Drums and Charter Schools

As I was walking to get coffee this morning (near State and Adams), I heard the sound of drums slowly getting louder and louder. I looked up, and saw a large line of people carrying red balloons, led by maybe 20 kids with drums. I wasn’t quick enough to make it over to the other side of the street, but…

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Attention Students: Class Has Now Began

While I was taking the elevator at work, the doors opened up on Everest College, where there are a lot of students training to be medical technicians. Directly in front of the elevator doors, I saw this: Wow. Just… wow. Like how I feel about ambulances, I don’t want the issue of “quality” to enter in to anything related to…

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Dueling Dentists

Spotted this on the way to work a few days ago, and it gave me a chuckle. It’s two different dentist offices (the phone numbers listed are both different), and the sign on the right says “We’re moving to bucktown October 1st”). When I took this photo, I feel like the “DENTIST” sign had just cropped up. In my head,…

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Bird on a Bench, Logan Square

It may be the shorter walk to the El, or it may just be Logan Square as a whole – but I tend to see a lot less street art and graffiti on my walks to work anymore. When I lived in Bucktown, I walked a stretch of North Avenue down to the Milwaukee/Damen/North trisection, and always seemed to spot…

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On the Way to Work

Since we moved in to our apartment, there’s been this incredibly large hole in the street, about a half a block away from us. Oftentimes, when we’re driving and looking for a parking spot… we’ll end up having to slowly drive past this thing, and it’s daunting. Cars are parked on the street, and there’s not a lot of room…

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