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dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oh man....

Jesse, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

shut your face, I'm putting a request to fix it

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

i will agree that the map is awesome

stingy, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'm trying to see how many i go through in a day but my eyes are killing me from staring at this monitor.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, it's funny that you asked for a new thread and now that there is one you have only posted one time.

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm busy. But it's good to know it's here if I need it.

Jesse, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ha:

my.barackobama.com/gochicago

jaymc, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oops, I just posted on the old thread.

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh cool, john... you get to meet Obama! Maybe he'll sit in for a couple of numbers.

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

hey, where is the N/A Q4 2007 MIX? the people want to know (was there a Q3? i can't remember).

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

ASK THAT GUY IF HE KNOWS HOW TO PARTY

La Lechera, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

the answer will be YES

La Lechera, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

yes. And wink in that way that says, "What I'm saying is, cocaine backstage, and boobs to snort it off of."

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

If Obama isn't going to get the Democratic nomination, the least he can do is get caught pantsless with powder on his nose and surrounded by freaky freaky bitches.

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

it worked for marion barry

La Lechera, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

obama for mayor!

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

Deej: join aquent. good pay, insurance after four weeks, etc. Give em my name and maybe i'll get a bonus.

-- Eazy, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 3:45 PM (55 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

Is it easy to join? will knowing you get me in??

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

Eazy, can you get me in the Masons? Or maybe the Elks or something?

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol or phi beta sigma???

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

haha i had no idea that was a black fraternity, i just searched for 'sigma fraternity' and it was the first one that came up

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

Easy if u got writing/editing skillz/portfolio but it's blood in blood out no exceptions and i'm your plus one next time you're an hob vip.

Eazy, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

i may make another crossword tonight

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

eazy whats yr email? do i have it already?

i've got to finish up @ work but i'll hit you up later tonight

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm writing from my phone anyway i'll write you later.

Eazy, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

apparently one of these jokers was going to buy the amp i put on craigslist but he never showed. so i sold it for extra extra cheap to music go round. it's worth it, i'd hate to think i was somehow encouraging that kind of thing.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

A giant space squid eating the planet would suit me just fine right about now. Either that or a giant space glass of beer being eaten by my my face.

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

there was a q3 mix at the end of q3 (july-sept). there will be a q4 mix at the end of q4 (oct-dec). so far there isn't much in q4 that i'm superpsyched about but maybe some good stuff will come out soon.

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

cococoma record release on 12/11. free show at the bottle. just sayin'.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

grrr i got our computer back and they saved most of our files and documents but some programs seem to be gone, including logic audio, which i paid like $300 for back in the day. still have the USB key but can't find the installation CD anywhere. :(

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

cococoma record release on 12/11. free show at the bottle. just sayin'.

-- chicago kevin, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:09 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

O RLY?????

gbx, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

DUDES IF I KEEP WATCHING THIS SHOW ON WTTW ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FOOD IN CHICAGO I'M GOING TO BLOW MY BRAINS OUT.

AND I CAN'T STOP!!!!

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

wow, the tootsie roll factory cranks out 66 million tootsie rolls a day.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

seriously, i think i'm at a point where i don't need a woman in my life anymore, i need a pastry chef.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

speaking of good food, we went to the hopleaf tonight...fries with aioli, onion ring bits with mustard sauce, and CB&J (cashew butter, morbier cheese and fig spread...sounds weird but is so so good). YUM

we also went to the botanic gardens to see the little chicago made of leaves, which was pretty cool, although next time it's freezing out i won't suggest taking the metra there to save money-- stupid idea!

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

also, about the first image:

"We regret to inform you that we've found an error on the Spicy Red Chicago poster. Specifically, Ukrainian Village is mis-spelled, 'Ukranian'. "

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

this weekend i think i'm going to devon avenue and do nothing but eat until my colon explodes.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

fuck, they're doing italian beef now. i think i need to go for a walk.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

johnny's on north ave in elmwood park is the best italian beef i've ever had.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

cococoma record release on 12/11. free show at the bottle. just sayin'.

-- chicago kevin, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:09 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

O RLY?????

-- gbx, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:11 PM (Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:11 PM) Bookmark Link

not really. the 10th is monday not the 11th.

soon i'll achieve mastery over the gregorian calendar then watch out.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'd kick a crippled child with cancer in exchange for two hot dogs right now.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

really kick him good too. right in the chops.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

running start then *POW* uwe von schamann soccer style right in the chimes. you provide the kid, show me the dogs, and i'll do it.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

for a hot dog?
i could see doing that for delicious, zesty indian food, but for a hot dog?
please.

hey btw i am sorry i waffled on the bike/amp-driving trade
i just realized i did that.
sorry.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

for TWO hot dogs!! TWO!!!

don't worry about the amp, it worked itself out.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

still, though...you're talking about a lesser sausage: the frank. that's not worth it just because there are two of them.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

you're crazy, you're a crazy person with crazy talk. you're out of my will.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Beef is open nights now.

Kevin, whenever I read about you and hunger I think about the two of us going to the grand buffet in the strip mall at Ashland and Barry, bringing some newspapers to read and a chess board.

Eazy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'm down man! i haven't played chess since 4th grade though and do not remember how to play.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

this weekend i think i'm going to devon avenue and do nothing but eat until my colon explodes.

-- chicago kevin, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:58 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

can i come with

gbx, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

i haven't been to devon since i've been back

gbx, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

this weekend i think i'm going to devon avenue and do nothing but eat until my colon explodes.

-- chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:58 (1 hour ago) Link

went there sunday. zam zam i <3 u

tonight i went to kumas and have finally tasted every burger on the menu

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

the minsk is :D

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

tonight i went to kumas and have finally tasted every burger on the menu

-- deej, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:00 PM (Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:00 PM) Bookmark Link

i'm just glad i didn't read that sentence on the cougar thread.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

“OUR FAMOUS KUMA BURGER” Bacon, Cheddar, Fried Egg
10

CLASSIC I LIKE THIS ONE A LOT BUT REALLY ITS JUST A BURGER W/ A FRIED EGG ON IT

KAIJO Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Frizzled Onions
10

THIS IS DECENT, NO COMPLAINTS BUT NO RAVES

BLACK SABBATH Blackening Spice, Chili, Pepper Jack, Red Onion
10

THIS IS XLNT LIKE A HAMBURGER SLOPPY JOE

YOB Smoked Gouda, Bacon, Roasted Red Peppers, Roasted Garlic Mayo
10

THIS IS NICE TOO, GOOD BALANCE BETWEEN THE PEPPERS AND THE GARLIC MAYO

IRON MAIDEN Avocado, Cherry Peppers, Pepper Jack, Chipotle Mayo
10

I HAD THIS TONIGHT, WAS NOT BLOWN AWAY BUT THE CHERRY PEPPERS DO GIVE A NEEDED ZING

SLAYER Pile of fries topped with a ½ lb. Burger, Chili, Cherry Peppers, Andouille, Onions, Jack Cheese, and Anger
12

THIS IS A MONSTER. DELICIOUS BUT U HAVE TO BE READY TO DEAL WITH THE ANDOUILLE. ALSO THE ANGER

NEUROSIS Cheddar, Swiss, Sautéed Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Mayo
10

THIS WAS VERY VERY SOLID. B+ BUT I LOVE SAUTEED SHROOMS

METALLICA Buffalo Sauce, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Dressing
10

THIS IS TOP FIVE MATERIAL MAYBE, YOU DONT NORMALLY THIS WITH BEEF BUT IT WORKED HERE

MELVINS Fresh Basil, Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato, Onion
10

THIS IS IN MY TOP THREE, MAYBE TOP TWO. FLAVORS ARE INCREDIBLE!!! GET THIS

CLUTCH Cheddar, Swiss, Jack, Smoked Gouda
10

THIS WAS PRETTY NASTY, WAY TOO MUCH DAMN CHEESE. PROBABLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STACK

MASTODON BBQ Sauce, Cheddar, Bacon, Frizzled Onions
10

PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD BUT ITS HARD TO FUCK UP A CLASSIC

LED ZEPPELIN Pulled Pork, Bacon, Cheddar, Pickles
11

I WAS LESS OF A FAN OF THIS, I THINK ZEPPELIN DESERVE BETTER, BUT ITS NOT TERRIBLE OR ANYTHING, LIKE THE CLUTCH

JUDAS PRIEST Bacon, Bleu Cheese Dressing with Apples, Walnuts, and dried cranberries
10

THIS WAS OUR DESERT BURGER TONIGHT. IMPECCABLE!!! A TOP FIVE BURGER FOR SURE. I NEVER WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THESE INGREDIENTS TO WORK TOGETHER AS WELL AS THEY DO

MOTORHEAD Goat Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Oregano, Tzatziki, Onion, Tomato
10

ANOTHER TOP FIVE, IF YOU LIKE GREEK FOOD, AS I DO, THEN U WILL LOVE THE MOTORHEAD!!!!

MAYHEM Sliced Jalapenos, Pancetta, Pepper Jack, Gardinera Mayo
10

I BARELY REMEMBER THIS, BUT NOT IN THAT GOOD 'BECAUSE IT ERASED MY BRAIN'-ALCOHOL RELATED WAY, MORE IN THAT SOLID BUT FORGETTABLE WAY

DARK THRONE Chipotle Peppers, Goat Cheese, Fresh Pico de Gallo
10

THIS IS AN AMAZING BURGER, IF U LIKE SPICE U HAVE TO GET THIS ONE. POSSIBLE TOP 3

GOBLIN COCK Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, ¼lb. Vienna Hot Dog, Tomatoes, Onion, Neon Green Relish, Sport Peppers, Pickles, Celery Salt Mustard
12

THIS IS PRETTY LOL BUT ALSO PRETTY ONE-NOTE GIMMICKY. I DON'T THINK I NEED TO EAT IT EVER AGAIN BUT IT WOULD BE WEIRD TO SAY ITS 'BAD' THAT IS KIND OF THE POINT

MINSK Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Brown Mustard
12

5/5 TASTE EXPLOSIONS!!! I LOVE A REUBEN AND IF YOU DO ALSO THEN GET THIS BURGER, THE PASTRAMI AND KRAUT ARE LOADED ON THIS SHIT. DELICIOUS

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

I MEANT DESSERT BURGER NOT DESERT BURGER LOL

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

omg they are named after metal bands, i never knew

mevlins burger w/prosciutto sounds like the best food in the world

gbx, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

Of course bacon and bleu cheese and fruit go together, they are basically my favorite pizza toppings.

Laurel, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

SEE ALSO SALADS

gbx, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh man i would kill for a mastodon or a zeppelin right now. fuuuuuuck, pulled pork.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

deej, this is good work, thank you for the information.

i am MOS DEF going to Kuma's when i'm in town in february. right now i'm aiming at the dark throne, the motorhead, or the melvins. previously i was going to get the iron maiden or the kuma burger.

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

http://chicagoburgerproject.blogspot.com/ i check this blog often because i like how they do.

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'm glad they liked Hot Chocolate, i still think about the burger i had at that place sometimes

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

johnny's on north ave in elmwood park is the best italian beef i've ever had.

Ha, my dad grew up in Elmwood Park, and I've heard my uncles talk reverently about Johnny's.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

your dad is the best italian beef i've ever had

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh man i would kill for a mastodon or a zeppelin right now. fuuuuuuck, pulled pork.

-- chicago kevin, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 11:23 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

there is a sandwich called the Pig Destroyer that is just pulled pork

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

nom?

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 07:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Katie and Jessie = bonded.

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 07:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

who is jessie?

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 13:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

please tell me you didn't misspell your own name

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 13:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

god you're picky.

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 13:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

I can't believe Minsk are already deserving of a burder.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 13:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

FFs appearance on Chic-a-go-go is finally available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTbC4m-7j2s

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 13:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

Is the awesome map available printed anywhere?

Ed, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 14:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

Of a "burger", christ I'm sleepy.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 14:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ed: http://orkposters.com/chicago.html

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 14:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ta

I'm back again in december btw, anyone up for pre-christmas beers? I promise not to have sunstroke this time.

Ed, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 14:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

anyone up for pre-christmas beers?

pleased to meet you Ed.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

I saw this ad on the subway today for a hospital with new, roomier MRI machines. It showed a big man about to go into it with his hands behind his head, straight relaxin'. It said they can accomodate people up to 550 pounds.

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Fatties be MRIin'

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

i love ben's fake drumming in that video. nick, that's a good look for you.

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

thanks dawg

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

I had a big milestone this morning: this was the first time I have ever fallen asleep oin the train and missed my stop on the way to work. Awesome!

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

I woke up at Randolph. I get off at Clark and Division. I got a good extra 15 minutes of sleep in there.

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

Better Randolph than Chinatown.

Eazy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

lucky that you actually get to sit down on the train in the morning!

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 15:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

The trains have been really empty the past couple of days. Maybe I'm just lucky. But even on a regular day, you can usually get a seat if you are getting on north of Sheridan.

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I get a seat more often than not. North siders represent what? The butt.

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

I get a seat maybe half the time when I first get on the train, but if I don't, I'm usually able to score one at Belmont, when riders switch to the Red Line.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

Also that Chic-A-G0-G0 video was rad!

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

i've told you about the time i left the h0liday club at 2 in the morning and got back to my house at 7 because i kept "falling asleep" on the train, right?

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

Why is "falling asleep" in quotes? Were you actually not falling asleep, but giving the treatment to Rebecca De Mornay, Risky Business stylee?

kenan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

can someone tell me about this holiday train? it's supposed to be on the blue line today. i don't want to miss out!

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

"falling asleep" after being at the h0liday club for four hours with a bartender who doesn't charge me.

holiday train has a couple cars done up in lights with hoiday ornamentation on and in them. usually accompanied by screaming kids. i got caught on it on the green line once a couple years ago, i try to avoid it.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

It went past the Clark/Lake elevated platform while I was waiting for the Orange line the other day, but it didn't stop. I don't really know anything about it, other than it looked pretty funny with no-one but an operator on it.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

Ben Tausig's puzzle here is really good.

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing that's the same as his Reader puzzle, in which case I'm going to save it for the el this evening.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 16:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

The holiday train is fine. But the Blessed Train is the BEST train.

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 17:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

I joined the Y yesterday. I'm a little apprehensive 'cause it was totally crowded and cramped in the gym afterwork, but my last gym was run by Xtian fundamentalists folks, so at least I'm not supporting evil.

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

Also it's way cheaper.

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

but my last gym was run by Xtian fundamentalists folks, so at least I'm not supporting evil.

what does the c in ymca stand for again?

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but it's not so Christian these days, right? They probably wouldn't refuse to support an AIDs walk?

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, there's no need to feel down.
I say, Jordan, pick yourself off the ground.

Eazy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, are you listening to me?
I said, Jordan, what do you want to be
I said, Jordan, you can make real your dreams,
but you've got to know this one thing.

No man, does it all by himself
I said, Jordan, put your pride on the shelf
And just go there, to the Y.M.C.A.
I'm sure they can help you today

Eazy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

LOLghter.

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Quiet up in hurr.

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol @ ymca

i'm going to a corny-looking chain fondue restaurant tonight!

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 18:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

y'all gon' make me lose my mind, up in hurr, up in hurr

y'all gon' make me go all out, up in hurr, up in hurr

i couldn't think what song that was at first, but finally i remembered it was DMX - Party Up

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

It went past the Clark/Lake elevated platform

I WORK RIGHT THERE IN THAT BUILDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

I've never seen the holiday train and this makes me sad.

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

WERE YOU WORKING ON WEDNESDAY MORNING LAST WEEK BECUZ I WAS TOTALLY RIGHT THERE OUTSIDE??!?!?!?!?!?!

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

YES. Well, as of 8:30 I was.

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

I see the holiday train a lot. I have seen one at least 4 times in 3 years.

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

i want to see it but i guess it doesn't make sense to have it running during the rush hour if there's going to be a bunch of screaming kids on it.

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

This building has everything. A train station, a Taco Bell, a Dress Barn... EVERYTHING.

xp Jesse stole all my holiday train views. Selfish.

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

In 2005, the Holiday Train derailed.

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

I keep forgetting that you work in that building, Jenny. We're like two blocks away from each other. Lunch at Cosi sometime?

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

xpost ahahahahaha

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

does anyone work near adams and wells?

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes, John, that would be lovely. Why don't I send you my workplace contact information and then you can contact me at my workplace with regard to lunch at Cosi sometime. They have a tasty cobb salad, although it's not really a cobb salad since it's lacking eggs and something else that I can't remember.

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

I am really into cobb salads these days.

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

jenny is basically saying "have your people call my people, we'll do lunch"?

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

She's such a lawyer.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Cobb salad just reminds me of this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5ULYWaUZMLA

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

I don't have people. I don't even have an office! But this is the nicest cubicle I've ever occupied, and they gave me an ergonomic keyboard, so I do feel like a valued member of the organization.

Also, if you work as a cook for the county hospital system for 23 years, you will make as much as I do here.

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

jenny, has your work led to anyone being imprisoned yet?

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

Not that I am aware of, but I may be partially responsible for the levying of fines or penalties.

Okay friends. Back to work. TTFN!

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

The veggie muffaletta sandwich at Cosi is A+++ (probably not "authentic" muffaletta but it is tasty).

I just had a Quesadilla Explosion (TM) salad at Chili's.

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

gross

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

I miss Bojangles.

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm actually not a fan of their muffaletta. It's too salty or something*. My old standby is the caprese, which they call a TBM.

*This could just be the location I get it at. I used to not like Cosi very much because their bread was too salty, but then someone assured me that the one I was going to (this was back when I worked at Michigan/Jackson) was notorious for oversalting their bread. I started going to the one across from the Art Institute, and voila, so much better.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

The Quesadilla XXXPLOSION (TM) was actually pretty tasty. It's basically a salad that has some tortilla strips in it and a tangy sauce and then you get quesadillas on the side.

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

i had shrimp bisque and a salad for lunch

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

I had Kr-brand spicy sweet potato soup (feat. coconut milk and peas) and a banana and a tiny sliver of leftover pumpkin pie.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

Essentially: mush. But tasty mush.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

K-ZA-DILLLLA XXXXXPPPLLLOOOOOOSSSIIIOOOOOONNN (TM)

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

i did not have a megarita or an awesome blossom

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

one of my ex-gfs worked at TGI Friday's and had to wear actual items of flair

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

actual flair

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

A muffaletta is not authentic at all if it is VEGGIE. How is that even possible? You need the additional saltiness of pork products.

I said before, it's a SALT SANDWICH.

Jesse, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

it has lots of olives

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

and i don't give a crap if it's authentic, it is tasty as a mothra

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

from the cta regarding the holiday train:

The train operates approximately from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on several Saturdays, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on select weekdays (schedules for each individual line will vary), and will make stops at all stations along the respective routes.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

quesadilla xxxplosion all over your face, all over the place

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

?

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeeeeeah

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

ew

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 19:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

tasty as a mothrafucker

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

i dare you to GIS "mothrafucker"

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

i am scared

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

nick, where's your office in evanston? i still think we should do an evanston lunch (and invite kr as well? and toby?) sometime, but it's kind of insane here at the moment so closer to the holidays would probably be better...

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i keep forgetting you're out here. I'm like a block north and a half-block west of the big movie theater, on un1vers1ty pl@ce.

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

we can eat at CHILI'S (just kidding)

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

fave evanston eatery: cozy noodles

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

gis for "mothrafucker" was clean! also:

A real S.O.B., a step up from motherfucker (but perhaps less offensive when heard in public). Evolved from motherfucker and inspired by the monstrocity Mothra, a foe of the famous Godzilla.

"That mothrafucker just stepped on my sac!"
"Mothrafucking Godzilla is always going around stepping on people's sacs."
"Only a real mothrafucking mothrafucker would commit such an inconsiderate act."

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

WTF. Who doesn't accept cash as a legitimate form of payment? I just wasted 40 minutes sitting at the DMV to renew my registration only to find out they don't accept cash. No credit card, no debit card, no cash. Checks or money orders only. What a fucking joke. Now I have to waste another lunch hour there tomorrow too.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

I bet the person who told you that was really fucking smug and aloof about it, too.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes. As if they were taking tremendous pleasure in knowing I'd wasted all that time for nothing.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

Isn't it ILLEGAL not to accept cash?? It's legal tender, for fuck's sake!

Laurel, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

wow, i had no idea how much it costs to fly business class from LA to hong kong. i'm shocked. anyone want to take a guess (without cheating)?

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

$2500?

Laurel, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

I would imagine it depends on the lead time for buying the ticket. Given a couple of months notice, I'd say $1200.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oh, from LA. That changes things. Business class is still retarded money, though.

Laurel, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

$2501?

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

$1?

Jordan, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. and i just bought it (for my boss). that's f-ing crazy.

(i'm sure you can do it cheaper, but this is refundable and the client is paying anyway.)

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jenny, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh, and it's not like they're leaving tomorrow-- this is for mid january...

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wow, United economy class for about that time is only 1400.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

"only" about half my monthly salary

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

don't you just love it when you can't concentrate on reading the newspaper at lunch because the restaurant you're in is playing aerosmith's amazing?

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

I like that song, too.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

that's never happened to me because i would not remain in a restaurant playing post '78 aerosmith.

unrelated: i remembered to bring my carmex with me for the first time in a week and boy are my lips happy.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 20:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

the songs kept skipping too, so i assume it was a mix cd that one of the workers brought in. other songs were aerosmith's cryin', ben folds' rockin' the suburbs, hey jude, and some recent green day song that i can't remember the words to now.

stingy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

die die die die

Laurel, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

That playlist would make me psychotic.

Laurel, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

wuzzup dudes
tomorrow is PENULTIMATE CLASS OF 2007!

then exams
then a bunch of other stuff

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

xmas break?

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes!
I have to stick around after the semester's done for some administrative stuff, but nothing that will require teaching/grading/dealing with slimy cheaters who must think I'm an enormous moron if they think I don't know how to use google as well as they do.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

why is it so warm outside today?

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

"only" about half my monthly salary

I want your job.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

I told you guys we were hiring! Kevin got it. :D

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

I just read a good portion of "Nighttim3 0ptical Turbulenc3 Vertic@l Structur3 ab0ve D0me C in Ant@rctica" and it was damn interesting.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 21:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

Isn't it ILLEGAL not to accept cash?? It's legal tender, for fuck's sake!

Apparently not...

http://www.treas.gov/education/faq/currency/legal-tender.shtml

"QUESTION: I thought that United States currency was legal tender for all debts. Some businesses or governmental agencies say that they will only accept checks, money orders or credit cards as payment, and others will only accept currency notes in denominations of $20 or smaller. Isn't this illegal?

ANSWER: The pertinent portion of law that applies to your question is the Coinage Act of 1965, specifically Section 31 U.S.C. 5103, entitled "Legal tender," which states: "United States coins and currency (including Federal reserve notes and circulating notes of Federal reserve banks and national banks) are legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues."

This statute means that all United States money as identified above are a valid and legal offer of payment for debts when tendered to a creditor. There is, however, no Federal statute mandating that a private business, a person or an organization must accept currency or coins as for payment for goods and/or services. Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy."

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Actually, no I don't want your job. I'm editing an article on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which is more interesting, even at the expense of $800 a month.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Or however much more you make, I'm not counting.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm editing an article on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which is more interesting

yes, the cosmos pale in comparison to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'M EXCITED FOR THIS PAY CHECK SO I FINALLY SEE HOW MUCH I MAKE!!!

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

AND HOW MUCH YOU GET TAXED!!!!

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

i mean, like after taxes and shit so i can try to make a budget. i know what my salary is, natch.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

exactamundo mr. c!

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

yes, the cosmos pale in comparison to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Agreed.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

wow

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Science? Who needs it?! Give me data mining and targeted marketing under the false pretext of social interaction!"

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

Jeez, all I'm saying is that I'd much rather read about an interesting tech entrepreneur like Zuckerberg than about "Nighttim3 0ptical Turbulenc3 Vertic@l Structur3 ab0ve D0me C in Ant@rctica." I'm not making some grand statement about their relative worth in the world. I spent a summer in college editing accounting textbooks; that wasn't much fun, either.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

People like what they like.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

exactly amanda.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 22:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

Exactly Amanda, the new fragrance from Coty, is a fresh breeze on a winter's day

it's a handful of peanuts when you're hungry for salt and protein

it's a good hearted mud wrestle with a couple of steamy co-eds

it's Exactly Amanda!

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

In the end, you should like what you do. As a man of many interests, I especially like that I get to edit articles on a variety of subjects -- the next one on my pile is about the new president of Argentina -- so that works out for me much better than if I were only reading articles on a single discipline, like astronomy. But YMMV.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

People like what they like.

-- La Lechera, Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:58 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

i disagree

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

no you don't

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

I misunderstood


yes, the cosmos pale in comparison to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Agreed.

as being a grand statement of relative worth.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

you'll like what i tell you to like
and you will like what you like

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

Diverse subject material would be a perk, for sure.

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

how about either of you get me a job :D

i haven't looked at u of c in a minute so i probably should do so again

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, Books Division

Editorial Associate, Acquisitions (E-27)

Reports to: Senior Editor

Position Summary:

The Editorial Associate, Acquisitions supports work related to the acquisition of original titles for the Senior Editor for economics and law. Under editor's direction, arranges for the review of new manuscripts. Supports editor with regard to new manuscripts, series titles, imported books, revisions, and translations from review to publication. Works extensively with authors and scholarly reviewers at universities around the world. Attends scholarly meetings either with or in place of Acquisitions Editor.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree required; a minimum of one year experience in publishing in a similar position preferred; familiarity with scholarly books/journals preferred; excellent written and verbal communication skills required; strong proofreading and organizational skills required; word processing and spreadsheet skills required; courteous, tactful, and good judgment about the confidential nature of the review process required; ability to assume considerable responsibility required. A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position. High degrees of attention, concentration, and systematization; initiative and focus on detail

dan m, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

motherfucker, i'm gonna need that job in 11 months!

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

too late 4 u!!!

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

courteous, tactful, ... High degrees of attention, concentration, and systematization; initiative and focus on detail

i wasn't a good fit anyway.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

i don't pay enough attention to detail to notice those things when applying

deej, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

seriously, does calling a studio apartment a "jr one bedroom" fool anyone?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 29 November 2007 02:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ahoy. I have been to the suburbs for a reason other than going to Ikea, and having done so, I declare:You can keep 'em.

I feel like I need to be decontaminated.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 05:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Though I did get free wine and dinner, which were mitigating factors. Still, to paraphrase Ogden Nash, "The suburbs? No thonx!"

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 05:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like the old downtowns of the western suburbs, like arlington heights and hinsdale and downers grove.

Eazy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 05:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

i ate so much fucking food

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 06:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

I discovered today that the place I was working at over the summer, doing SAT tutoring, has an envelope full of money for me - over $800. For what, I'm not quite sure, but I'm not going to ask any questions.

robotsinlove, Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'd rather read about Cristina Kirchner than Mark Zuckercorn OR ding dongs over the Antarctic SO HOW ABOUT THAT?

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 12:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

i made a hilarious response to that post but ilx coding kept fucking it up so you'll just have to take my word for it that it was hilarious and start laughing right now

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 13:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

La Lechera, Thursday, 29 November 2007 13:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

it wasn't that funny

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 13:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

whoops

i overlaughed

La Lechera, Thursday, 29 November 2007 13:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of suburbs, there is a two-page advertisement for Bolingbrook in this week's Time Out Chicago. It mentions the IKEA, the new mall, and about a dozen restaurants that weren't there at all when I lived there. I'm afraid I'd barely recognize the place if I went back.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 14:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Chicago's shortest streets (some of the writing in this article is pretty bad but it's still interesting)

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 14:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wow! We were a million miles away from Chicago. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=winestyles+20290+lagrange+rd,+frankfort+il&ie=UTF8&lr=lang_en&cd=1&ll=41.717005,-87.488251&spn=0.447956,0.933838&z=10&om=1

Like Courtney said, it was a good thing that they gave each of her employees a free bottle of wine and free dinner, cuz it would have pissed a lot of people off to drive that far for a tasting of 5 wines at a chain wine retailer.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 15:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sorry about that link. Need to install BBCode extension at work.

That article was pretty great.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 15:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just typed in someone named McGee, and it made me think of McG, that music video director who did Fastball - The Way and some Sugar Ray videos. Remember him? I feel like he actually made a full length movie too, but I don't know anything about that.

stingy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

didn't he direct the charlie's angels movies?

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Director:
In Production
2000s
1990s
Untitled Matt Cirulnick/McG Project (2008) (announced) (attached)
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (2009) (pre-production) (rumored)

"Chuck" (1 episode, 2007)
- Pilot (2007) TV Episode
We Are Marshall (2006)
The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection (2005) (V) (videos "Pretty Fly [For a White Guy]" and "Why Don't You Get a Job?")
Dan Finnerty & the Dan Band: I Am Woman (2005) (TV)
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
"Fastlane" (1 episode, 2002)
- Pilot (2002) TV Episode
Cypress Hill: Still Smokin' (2001) (V) (videos "Illusions" and "Throw Your Hands In The Air")
... aka Cypress Hill: Still Smokin' - The Ultimate Video Collection (USA: reissue title)
Charlie's Angels (2000)
... aka 3 Engel für Charlie (Germany)

Sublime: Sublime (1997) (V) (video "Santeria")
Korn: Who Then Now? (1997) (V)

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 Engel für Charlie sounds so much better than what we get.

stingy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (2009) (pre-production) (rumored)

Stupid time travel, it'll never get us anywhere.

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

he looks like a douche:

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

i know, it's difficult to believe that the guy who directed "The Offspring Complete Music Video Collection" looks like that

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

i didn't realize he did we are marshall

stingy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

he's a graduate of the school i'm going to--UCI.

robotsinlove, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

So where should I go tomorrow for my birthday? Is anyone able/wanting to go out for some drinks?

stingy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

I might be hanging out with this Bulgarian Yooper guy I know, we'll see.

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

did you guys know that almost all calico cats are female? i did not know that.

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes, but I am a crazy cat lady.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

One of the people I was out to dinner with last night is a vet tech, and when I showered her a phone pic of my cats she said "oh, a girl and a boy?" And I asked her how the hell she knew that, thinking it was some vet school thing about the facial ratios or something. She told me about the calico thing, and then goes "and the other one just looks like a boy!"

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

I should say "man". He is old. Man-cat.

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

omg evil kitty was SO SWEET this morning. Purry and cozy and very very soft and warm. Really everything you want in a cat, and nothing you don't.

kenan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

I especially like the ones with bits of gray.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Boy cats tend to have bigger heads.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Here's mine getting sat on:

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

didn't mc g have something to do with the OC as well?

those cats are so cute, and i didn't know all calicos are girlcats. i want a cat!

colette, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Can you get one?

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually i think it's just that girls have small heads

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

XMAS LIST:
1) calico kitten

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

oops

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

xpost You want mine?

kenan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

How about a black one?

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

(or a tabby)

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

ILX WILL BE DOWN THIS WEEKEND. (just in case none of you ever check the main page)

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

is there a sandbox still?

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

dolly parton + amy sedaris video

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

THE SANDBOX WILL ALSO BE DOWN THIS WEEKEND

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

(on the same server, according to the admin thread)

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Laurel, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

it doesn't really make sense to get a cat yet since we don't know when/if we'll go back to london. and if we do, it would suck to have to put a new pet through the crazy quarantine!

colette, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

I finally figured out where my cat left that rogue turd one day while she was mad at me. I lived with it for days before that, though. Lots of febreeze and window opening. Really kind of a nightmare.

kenan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Quick Bitch
I just discovered another coworker who is pissed at me for being out yesterday. Male Coworker comes to my desk and asks me where he can find some checks for some draw he's working on and I don't know where they are kept for that project, so he heads to Accountant. Accountant calls me from her desk telling me it doesn't exist and all those checks came out of another common file and I should get them there. BUT he's at her desk at the very back of the office AND the files are in the drawer BESIDE her desk in alphabetical order... So then he comes all the way up to the front and hands me the same paper again. Then I go to the very back to her desk while she's sitting there and take out the two pieces he needs and go and copy them.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

That's a v. good point, C.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Like Boxes Of Shit In Your House? Get A Cat

(The Onion)

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Rogue Turd was way better as a four piece.

Mr. Que, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sarah, did she know where the papers were?

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

This is a more recent Onion article on cats that made me laugh:

Point/Counterpoint: Cats Are Better Than Dogs

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I do similar things around here sometimes, but usually b/c it's easier for me to just get something than to explain where it is, and possibly have my directions be met with confusion and more questions.

(The answer to "where is ________ document?" is more often than not, "On J's coffee table" or "Under J's desk.")

xpost- I liked that point-counterpoint a lot

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

She knew they were there though right beside her. It would have taken her 5 seconds to grab them out! I wouldn't have minded getting them if I knew they were there in the first place. She was just being deliberately annoying.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

you were out yesterday?

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yup. I was out sick.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol @ counterpoint

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I hadn't seen that one. Cat lady vs. bro: no contest.

kenan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm in sick today.

Blech.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 17:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

sick sucks :(

i've been hitting airborn, vitamins, coldeez every day just to keep this cold from taking hold basically

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Old curve on LSD (from that streets website)

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 18:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Frankfort, like most of Will County, is barely a suburb.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 18:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

that LSD photo is great-- when's it from?

colette, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

1963

http://www.forgottenchicago.com/lsd.php

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

That S curve would have sucked and been a collision-magnet.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

I need to stop making crossword puzzles because once I start one, it is very very hard to take a break, even if I should be working. Anyway, I did a theme one, or at least kind of a theme one, and it turned out all right. I'll link to it later.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

do you mean because you get involved in it, or because of that fucking demo software? :>

i've resisted downloading it at work, and i'm dying to make another one but i won't have the time until next week at the earliest

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

I mean because I get involved in it.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

me and mattttttt's cat and some stains on my shirt

this is before she got fat

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

not before I did, though

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

quality

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Btw, Jordan, I did that Tausig puzzle this morning: did you notice he used "half a rack" for ANTLER??

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha, i did notice that! except yours was "half of a gun rack", right?

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

the other i found some pics from when i was fat ('04/'05)

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

show us

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://mamadigdown.com/jazzfest9.html

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

so you 'found' them on your own band's web site?

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

nice job sherlock

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

there's a lot of weird shit buried in that site! i had never even looked through it before, i just look at the "dates" page to see when i have to leave the house :>

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

you see, you marry your band members, while my band is structured more like a temp agency

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

to be fair, i only married one band member

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

so far

n/a, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 19:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Today I had a HILARIOUS employee ID photo taken (I look insanely excited in the picture and every time I look at it I LOL) and while I waited for the picture taker, I watched a disaster safety video about this building. Every scenario started with, "In the event of (insert disaster here), the glass and steel in the main building can become deadly..."

THERE IS NOWHERE TO RUN.

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm just going to pop in here once a day around lunch and say something about this building.

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Dress Barn is having a 60% off clearance sale!

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I still can't form an opinion on whether Thompson Center is ugly or not. It confounds me.

kenan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's pretty ugly.

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

Originally, the design called for curved, insulated (double paned) glass panels, but these were found to be prohibitively expensive. Flat, insulated glass had been suggested, but were dismissed by Jahn. Single-paned (non-insulated), curved glass panels were eventually used and resulted in the need for a more expensive air conditioning system, which remains very costly to operate and is insufficient on hot days (internal temperatures have reached as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit).

Oh goodie.

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

I always kind of get a kick out of there being a food court at the center of all that curvy glass.

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

That's a couple floors higher than me, I think, but is pretty much the view from our "break room" which is really just large cubicle with a microwave in it.

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

wau

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I really do talk about this building too much. Sorry.

Likes: The Thompson Center, Dress Barn, Cobb salads
Dislikes: Two-faced people, static cling, nausea

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's open, too - no glass, so if I get overwhelmed with the hopelessness of it all one day while I'm waiting for my pop corn to pop, I can just jump right over.

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

i used to transfer there everyday, from the green line to the blue line.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

that happened in the Federal Building in milwaukee where my friend worked (suicide via atrium)

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Somebody took a dive in Marshall Fields not too long ago. I'm sure somebody has killed him/herself here at some point although I've been unable to find anything about it.

Okay, that is your daily update from Clark and Lake.

Jenny out.

Jenny, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Here's the latest crossword.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

mattttttttttttt just sent me this, figure some of you guys would enjoy perusing through the list

http://www.post-punk.com/ppvideos.html

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'll always have a soft spot for the j&m chain.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 29 November 2007 20:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

ugh, jenny i'm there with you on the static hate. for the past month, pretty much anytime i touch ANYTHING or ANYONE, there's a huge shock. it's so annoying, and kind of embarrassing to meet someone, shake hands and have them recoil in pain. WTF is up with this? can i do anything about it?

jaymc, i'm printing your crosswords and saving them for jan-march when my bosses are gone for 2 months and i have no work to do at work...it's nice to have something fun to look forward to in that time!

colette, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

p.s. killing yourself inside marshall fields seems way more wrong to me than killing yourself in the thompson center. DEATH BY DRESS BARN!

colette, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

yay crossword

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

WTF is up with this? can i do anything about it?

You need to be grounded.

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Go to your room.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

So it looks like the good Dr. and myself and hopefully a few other peeps will be hitting the Small Bar on Division tomorrow. I know it's probably gonna be really cold, but if anyone feels like coming out, the more the merrier. Last year on my bday I was at a bar trivia and we named ourselves the Stingies for that night, but when we surprisingly won a round the host (purposefully) called our name out as the Stingles (rhymes with Pringles), and continued for the rest of the night. Then all my friends started calling me Stingle for a little bit. I'm hoping tomorrow lives up to that.

stingy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Proud negro lad poses fro his portrait at 1355 So. Morgan

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

fro

racist

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

I should tell you that the typo is NOT mine.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh, those negroes. Such a proud people. And so musical!

kenan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fro sho.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

There was another one of "A pickaniny sitting on steps at ___"

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sorry if these are not as much fun for everyone as they are for me, but I think they're awesome.

The location here should be obvious - Block 37 is on the upper left.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 21:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Or whatever. It's where the TWA sign is.

Jesse, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ah, TWA. Such a different time.

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

ok, if i type the date as 11/27/09 one more time i'm going to bounce my head off my desk.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Will it still be connected to your body?

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

boing-oing-oing-oing

La Lechera, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am a superball, throw me at the wall

KitCat, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

i love photos like that, keep posting!

colette, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

jaymc, this is a good-ass puzzle. i'll e-mail you when i'm done.

Jordan, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

more fun w/ deej's terrible job:

i am expected to work 9-5 on saturday and 9-9 (12 hrs) on monday!

deej, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, J-man.

What is Block 37, anyway? I run across that term every so often, mostly having to do with CTA construction. What does it mean?

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wait, I just found a website called "Google" that can find me the answer to that question.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

tuomc

deej, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Catch 35
Bin 36
Block 37

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

one of these things is not like the other, etc

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

I still can't find out why it is called "Block 37."

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Even though I now know that it's that construction zone across from Marshall Field's.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wikipedia says it is one of the original 58 blocks of the city. So I'm guessing they refer to neighboring ones as 36, 38, and so on? No idea which way they're organized.

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 22:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

A-ha

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

My building is in Block 3.

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

OK that's really cool. I love that site.

dan m, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

There's a book called "here's the deal" that is all about block 37.

Eazy, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

Counting down...

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

(That's on Lincoln.)

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Here's 31

jaymc, Thursday, 29 November 2007 23:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Huh. I didn't know why it was called Block 37.

There is going to be a ton of retail, glass-front TV studio, condos, and hyperdupermega CTA station.

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 00:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

29

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 00:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 01:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sorry it's such a mess, but I's has no Photshop skilz LOL

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 01:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

[quote="Jenny"]Morrissey wants to know why you're on your own tonight given that you are:
1. So funny.
2. So clever.
3. So very entertaining.
4. So very good looking.[/quote]

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 01:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Nice.

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 01:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

30

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 04:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oops, I meant 28.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 04:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 04:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh btw, that Obama fundraiser we're playing next weekend? Headliners are Jeff Tweedy, Jill ("I Kissed a Girl") Sobule, and an acoustic set from ... Third Eye Blind. (It's now at the Riv, too.)

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 13:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

OK, I screwed up the count--29 was actually 30, so we're missing 29.

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 13:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

that is crazy, john. what night is that?

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 13:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's the 7th. Actually, I don't know if I should've mentioned it here. They were kind of strict about how it should be publicized. Like: our website is OK, but MySpace is not.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 14:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Why do you think that is? Congrats, BTW!!

KitCat, Friday, 30 November 2007 14:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, I fucking hate my boss. Everyone in this office takes short trips for personal stuff - dropping cars off at mechanics, picking up kids, dentists appts, whatever. I asked if I could run to the DMV first thing this morning, right when they open to avoid long lines, but he said no. So I'm fucked. Old sticker expires at midnight and I can't get a new one. So fucked. I hate this shithole.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 14:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to tweed/nast/sobule/obama jamming "all along the watchtower" at the end. How much are tix? also, check out the lineup for the second city's letters to santa next tuesday (small theater).

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 14:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

e/z - going to try and remember to come to yr uncommon ground gig next sun.

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 14:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tell them what you just told us, jon. the first part, anyway. Xpost - great, it should be a good show (w sax on a song or two).

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I plan on it, but it doesn't really do me any good now. I'm supposed to go see my grandma in the nursing home this weekend, but theres no fucking way I can risk getting a ticket for an expired sticker. Fuck.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Your mistake: you asked. Should've just gone and come in a little late.

dan m, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

ok, i think i'm going to have to change my commute in the mornings until jersey boys closes because if i have to walk by the lasalle theatre and hear "I LOVE YOU BAAAAAY-BEEEE...." first thing in the morning for much longer i'm going to shoot myself in the face.

chicago kevin, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

How much are tix?

Between $35 and $500.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately I was here at 7. I hoped coming in a fucking hour early might help entitle me to run out for 20 minutes.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Anybody know how much a ticket is for an expired registration sticker?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

you can buy them at all the check-cashing stores ... you can't just run out on your lunch break? I don't know how much the fine is, but i know the stickers are more expensive past the expiration date.

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, $98 after the date. I can try to run out on my lunchbreak, but the nearest check cashing place is like 25 minutes away. Stupid rich suburb. Its just so frustrating because the DMV is, quite literally, right across the street from our office.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

I have received such a ticket in NC, and I would say that it was around....$75 + court costs? (I received it along w/ 5 other citations on bs trumped up shit by cops in a small town known for its shady cops. Cop told me he didn't have room on one ticket for all 6 charges, but I was "really lucky" he didn't just decide to write each citation on a separate ticket b/c each ticket would cost me $95 in court fees, and he was tempted to write each one separately to teach me a lesson.)

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

Later that year my bf and I wanted to go to Washington DC for a mini-vacation but my tags had expired and we were too broke to afford new ones, so we took a razor out on the street, scraped a current sticker off another car, and glued it to my plate.

Those were some good times....

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ugh. Thats why I'm really nervous about not getting my sticker. I have to drive to a small town about two hours outside the city to see my grandma on Saturday, through two or three really notorious cop "speed traps".

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Anyone heard of Elon College?

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

If I had, I'd have used it in a crossword by now.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jon, just git-r-done. stay out too long for lunch, whatever. what would your ideal job be?

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

i am in my pajamas and am unshaved. i haven't even put in my contacts yet today.

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

in case you were wondering

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

My ideal job? Bits and pieces of what I do here. Just not with a boss that is great at architecture, but horrible managing people.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

My ideal job would be:

Working here, making $10K more (to start), not having to do billing or make copies (but doing more writing).

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

And having the job responsibility to burn Catch Thirty5 to the ground (sorry Leo Burnet Building).

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

Leo Burn It

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 15:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

my ex rolled with an expired sticker for 3 years, i think you'll be okay for a few days

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

A buddy of mine in college got his car towed and impounded for an expired ticket, so you know... roll the dice I guess.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

A buddy of mine in college got his car towed and impounded for an expired ticket, so you know... roll the dice I guess.

well, this may not be the best time to test them. the winter parking ban starts at 3 a.m. (i think?) so the cops and tow trucks will be out in force tonight.

chicago kevin, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Shiiiiit.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

nick, on the way to work i started listening to that recent seven second delay where they rebroadcast a show from '93, it's pretty f'n funny

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I have the same birthday as Bo Jackson, Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, Billy Idol and Ben Stiller.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

There's a good 7 Second Delay where they go back and forth playing 5 second clips from their iPods on random, and have callers vote on which person's song was better.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Happy birthday Stingy. :)

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

thanks!

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

do you think third eye blind will play semi-charmed life at the obama show? has some questionable lyrics.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

they fucking better for $500 a ticket

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

c@n@st@ should cover 'semi-charmed life' before 3EB gets on stage. cockblock

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

xpost lol

dan m, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

will 3EB play Jumper?

robotsinlove, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'd pay $500 to never hear 3rd eye blind again.

chicago kevin, Friday, 30 November 2007 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

I feel bad for a lot of 90s one hit wonder bands. If they never had a hit, people might think they were a decent local pop band that's cool for sticking it out. Now it's like, Better Than Ezra, wtf, why haven't they given up yet?

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I saw them at BLOCKBUSTERROCKFEST (1997?)!

KitCat, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

One time I saw this girl do Jumper at karaoke. It was a solid performance. She also complimented me on my performance of Runaway Train. The songs are somewhat similar thematically, I guess.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

jaymc, that's really exciting about the show, i'm sorry you'll be partying with obama instead of me, though!

also, where is the aragon ballroom on the hierarchy of venues in chicago?

j/v/c-- i know you know this, but you need to do something about your manager. i suffered through a year with a really bad, incompetent manager who was borderline abusive by the end of it, and certainly played fucked up mind games just like the whole "i don't care if everyone else is going out early, i said you can't, so you can't" you describe above. i started writing down each incident with dates, and also writing down other shady behavior by her (she took a LOT of sick days, like at least 1 a week), and eventually got so pissed i was ready to walk out, burst into tears at my other job because of a nasty email from her. went in to the director and said i was either going to have to leave or stop working for her, and you know what? he found me another manager-- one i didn't even know was coming back to the organization, so thought wasn't an option. she was awesome and we even hang out outside work. the end.

colette, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

my goal in my musical career is to be a one-hit wonder. there's something so pure about it. like they have one awesome song. and it was so awesome they could never do better.

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

i narrowly missed having to see hootie play at the gore/lieberman rally in 2000. (as in, i stood outside the gates until they finished on principle)

colette, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually a lot of my favorite pop songs are one-hits. "I Touch Myself," "Groove is in the Heart," "Jesse's Girl," etc. (don't be pedantic and point out some #32 follow-up "hit" these bands had).

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

aragon is a huge ballroom, holds probably 2,500? i saw the pixies there and psoi open for wilco (left after psoi because it was roughly 98 degrees outside and SO MUCH WORSE inside).

chicago kevin, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've only seen pixies at aragon. i guess it's pretty good for a larger venue? i got claustrophobic but shit was sold out obviously.

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

my exi rolled with an expired sticker for 3 years

pls tell 3rd eye blind guy that he had mad acting skillz in that one lifetime movie with the "girl" from "just one of the guys."

he played a ne'er-do-well boyfriend who gets his just desserts!

La Lechera, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Didn't just about everyone on this thread go to one of those Pixies shows? I am pretty sure we lined up that way once before. I went, too.

dan m, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

is aragon the one by the green mill?

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

why would i have gone to see the pixies? :)

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

i went

La Lechera, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

back to class bye bye

La Lechera, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

huh. the random dude i ran into from high school at the caribou/battles concert is apparently a big deal then, they've got 3 dates there and one of them t0rt0ise is opening for them. which seems a little weird to me!

colette, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

what band is he in?

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh nevermind, i see. :> one night, they were playing at the aragon and we were playing at the green mill, and i had a hilarious conversation with a drugged-up hippy girl who had wandered in afterwards. she was going on about their 20 min guitar solos and how they just, like, make it up, maaan!

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

(that's crazy that t0rt01se is opening!)

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Never been to the Aragon. I think it's probably the biggest non-arena venue in Chicago. Q101 does their annual festival there. Bands like the White Stripes, the Strokes, and the Flaming Lips are typical, along with a lot of huge Spanish-language bands.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wait, Colette, you know someone in U|\/|p|-|rey's McG33??

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Don't you mean Umphr3y's McG33?

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I saw Pixies at Lollapalooza that year, that was enough for me. I've only seen a few shows at the Riv (Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Belle and Sebastian, Kraftwerk), but there have seriously been no shows that I've wanted to see at the Aragon, and from what I understand, it's a pretty terrible place to see a show, anyway (bad acoustics, etc.). I don't really like big shows.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

them and tortoise is kind of a weird pairing, but i guess tortoise DO like to jam.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp Yeah, guess I should've googleproofed that.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

i mean, i've never heard of this band, have you, jordan? and three nights at the aragon? and t0rt01se opening for them? he probably thought he was going to really impress me when he told me what his band was, i just assumed it was some college band that decided to move to chicago.

xpost-- yeah, please googleproof, i really don't want him to stumble on this. i've edited my above post just in case. i went to high school with the bassist. do you know my last name? he's sta i'm ste, which in a school as small as mine meant lockers next to each other and sitting next to each other in every class for 4 years. he recognized me at that show and i looked at him and thought "i have no idea who that is" which is weird because he looked pretty much exactly the same as high school.

xxp-- we saw the pixies at alexandra palace in london-- a venue that's so big they put a carnival INSIDE. i was so bored that we left early. and got lost on the way home, so spent several hours on random busses.

colette, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

but i guess tortoise DO like to jam.

They do? I don't think Tortoise would describe themselves as a jam band, but jam-band kids seem to like them quite a bit. When I saw them at the Abbey a few years ago, there was some be-dreaded hacky-sack dude bopping around in the middle of the room. And they play Bonnaroo pretty much every year, too.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually a lot of my favorite pop songs are one-hits. "I Touch Myself," "Groove is in the Heart," "Jesse's Girl," etc. (don't be pedantic and point out some #32 follow-up "hit" these bands had).

rick springfield had 4 other top 10 hits and a slew of other top 20's. he also put out a record of bubblegum pop in '74 or so for a kids show that is one of my favorite records of all time.

chicago kevin, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i've heard of them, they are a college jam band staple. they seem to be playing all the time everywhere (never actually heard them, btw).

xpost, jaymc otm, t0rtoise is not noodly at all, but i can see why they get that crossover crowd

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually, only 3 were top 20, but a slew of top 25!

chicago kevin, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

i mean, i've never heard of this band, have you, jordan? and three nights at the aragon?

That's the thing about jam bands. If you're not into the scene, there's no reason for you to ever hear about them at all, and then suddenly String Cheese Incident or O.A.R. is selling out three straight shows at the House of Blues or whatever.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

my pixies experience, in hindsight was the worst night of my life. didn't know it 'til months later though. i've never felt so stupid in my life.

chicago kevin, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

yup, because it's not like they're on the radio or anything. it's insidious.

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

looks like ilx is shutting down IMINENTLY

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've heard of umphr3y's mcg33, though have not heard of any of their music. there is probably no need to googleproof, i think they're pretty big in the jam band circuit

n/a, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

well yeah it's not the same kind of jamming, but I mean that they can have songs that kind of go on for a while and have different parts, that would be the connection. actually come to think of it I think I saw someone at a t0rt0ise show wearing an UmphMg shirt.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

String Cheese, OAR, and Umphr3y's are all HUGE among the hippies I associated with in college. HUGE. Also, Keller Williams, Big Wu, all these bands who I've never heard and only heard people ramble on and on and on about...

(what everyone else said)

dan m, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

but I mean that they can have songs that kind of go on for a while and have different parts, that would be the connection

So what you're saying is, Beethoven was a jam band. :D

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah I realize that's pretty broad

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

I submitted a googleproof request anyway. There is an ILM thread about them.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey, so since ILX is disappearing in a half hour, what are people doing this weekend?

Kr and I are going to Red Rooster, the French bistro that was recently on Check Please!, for dinner tonight. We're also having lunch with a friend of hers tomorrow afternoon and having my mom over for dinner on Sunday. But that's about it. I'm guessing we'll watch some Six Feet Under, too.

jaymc, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Besides going out tonight to Small Bar, I'm thinking of going to see the Brotzmann Chicago Tentet tomorrow at MCA, if anyone's going to that.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

You mean we're not all going to start a gmail chat group for this occasion?

My weekend plans:
* crafting
* laundry
* band practice

KitCat, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ten bucks at the Second City next week (thing I mentioned earlier): 24 straight hours of music and improv, $10 cover, Jeff Tweedy, Steve Albini, Kim and Kelley Deal, Will Oldham, Robbie Fulks, and Jon Langford.

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

you can have group chat in gmail?

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jam bands are more indie than indie bands, as far as working independently outside of PR and media circles.

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

For a lot of the (live, primarily instrumental) N.O. bands that I like, getting into the jam band kid's pockets is so key.

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just typed in a person whose last name is Brab0y.

stingy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Part of why we don't have a clear fix on what Umph and OAR and Moe do is because the description of what they do and the narrative of who they are (the PR part) isn't part of their success. I may not like their music if I heard it, but that's very refreshing, that they're these kinds of anonymous bands.

I was on the Red Line a week or two ago with a car full of giddy college kids having just seen the John Butler Trio at the Riv.

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

Where can I get tix for that, EZ? What date? I'm looking at their site but can't find it.

KitCat, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

(getting Bonaroo and "Jam Cruise" gigs, and some guys have even gone so far as to start jam bands, ranging from terrible to pretty okay)

While jam band kids may have terrible taste, at least they're receptive to that kind of music.

Jordan, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I found news on Pfork. Why oh why do they have to do it mid-week?

KitCat, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Here's some info. It's goes from 7p.m. Tuesday to 7 p.m. Wednesday. I think the schedule will get filled out more closer to Tuesday -- looks like the Deals are playing at 1:30 a.m. (I didn't see this until now), so you may want to have a "doctor's appointment" Wednesday morning. You can buy tickets at the door -- I don't think you can get them in advance.

I've gone the past two years -- saw Shellac at 3 a.m. last year (with about 50 people in the audience in the middle of the night) and saw Tweedy and Jason Molina the year before (pretty full house) as well as the Blissters (Tweedy's then-10-year-old kid's rock band). And the comedy can be really good too -- some of the best Second City folks.

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think they do it on Tuesday nights because mainstage Second City shows on weekend nights are big moneymakers for the theater company.

Eazy, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

hee hee bl1sters are wrapping it up

KitCat, Friday, 30 November 2007 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

hey, is anyone else here yet?

colette, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

You are the first real post.

stet, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hi.

jaymc, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

we are obsessed, huh?

colette, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

How many times did you refresh today?

jaymc, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

colette how did you find this? You were here before I'd even published the address!

stet, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

i did a bit of jaymc googling... i googled "ilx sandbox" and then that took me to the lastFM page with this site, which i remember from the olden days.

i only refreshed about 5 times today, but i just got home and thought it might well be working by now. yes, i am lame.

colette, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

heheh, well timed anyway!

stet, Monday, 3 December 2007 23:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jaymc did you get my Facebook message to you about exciting upcoming event?

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 00:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes, thanks for that! I think I can go, too.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 01:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yay. He gave a good reading. And he's a nice guy. And he's a friendster friend of mine, even.

Also the map at the start of the thread is pretty great.

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 03:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

By "friendster" I meant "facebook" of course.

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 03:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mornin'. Hi, Casuistry!

My desktop weather widget shows snow, snow, and then some snow.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 14:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to my myspace song over and over. (Bonafied Lovin by Chr0meo)

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 14:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh, hey. I went to a basketball game last night! It's because I'm a huge W0fford Terriers fan.

Uh, I also kind of enjoyed being more productive while ILX was down, so I'm going to try to spend less time here for awhile.

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hi Sarah. Hi everyone.

It's still rainy out here.

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Huh! When you drop liquid on the floors at the office they go directly through the floor and into the suite below, without much of anything mitigating the flow.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Did you knock over the water cooler?

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh man. That was a bad start to the day.

The kitchen sink spigot pulls out, so I stick it directly into the coffee maker. The phone rang and I thought I turned it off, but I hadn't.

TBH, I already knew the floors leaked b/c one time I heard a CLUNK above my office, then someone cursed and a few seconds later we had a coffee fountain. Such is life in the West Loop Lofts.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 16:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, Jesse.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's quiet around here.

TOO quiet....

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

awesome:

Jad Fair would like to be added to your MySpace friends list.

By accepting Jad Fair as your friend, you will be able to send Jad Fair personal messages, view Jad Fair's photos and blog, and interact with each other's friends and network!

Click the following link to view Jad Fair's profile and accept or reject this user as your friend:

n/a, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 16:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Blind Boys of Alabama would like to be added to your MySpace friends list.

By accepting Blind Boys of Alabama as your friend, you will be able to send Blind Boys of Alabama personal messages, view Blind Boys of Alabama's photos and blog, and interact with each other's friends and network!

I wonder if they run their own myspace?

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

hey guys, it was weird working all day yesterday with no ILX. i didn't like it.

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

it looks like Jad Fair somehow has like 10 myspace pages all under the same name

n/a, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jad Unfair

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's freezing in here and my outfit is a mess--bunch of nice pieces of clothes that look dumb together.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fuck.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

I feel like an asshole.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe you need a scarf?

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

C@n@st@ mentioned on Pitchfork: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/47428-jeff-tweedy-cool-kids-rock-for-obama

n/a, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I moved on Saturday, it was awful but it's done, and my new house is crazy and also freezing. My space hea(r)ter arrives from Amazon today. The crazy part I'm just going to have to go with -- at least all the bands that played on Sat were enjoyable.

Laurel update complete.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

weekend update:
fri - saw no country for old men at the davis, thought it was weird structurally but enjoyable. some parallels with the jesse james movie, though i liked the latter more
sat - hung out at home most of the day reading the charles schulz bio and working on mixing the ff album. watched most of a bulls game for some reason. went to king khan & bbq show at the note, got in a really really bad mood because of density of assholes and general tiredness
sun - woke up in a bad mood still, had band practice which put me in a better mood, went to ben's house for enchiladas, drank a really strong margarita and got buzzed, went to target and bought god of war II, went home dreading doing my sunday work half-drunk only to find i had no work to do, played gowII and read more schulz bio.

pretty good weekend overall except for saturday night which was ironically the one "activity" i had planned

n/a, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

God. A scarf might get me sent home. I wouldn't want to look at me all day.

I have on

- pinstriped brown pants
- lovely checkered blue shirt
- tan argyle zip-up sweater
- brown shoes (they really clash with the pants bad--they're warm brown and I now see that pants are decidedly cool)

This sounds very fussy and like I know something about fashion, but I am just describing possible reasons for the self-loathing I'm experiencing when I look down at my sartorial vomit-splash.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fri- had head/chest cold. Hacked and sniffed.
Sat- Did H&O work in daytime, worked my ass off at Catch ($$)
Sun- Worked my ass of at Catch (not so much $$) and had mini burgers at Crew.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I've written our old pal Dave to thank him for the Pitchfork mention. :)

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

DAVE-O! DAVEY BOY!

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

is how you should have started the note

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

fri - went to a sports bar
sat - rehearsed all day, left car at rehearsal studio b/c of ice storm, ate and drank and ate and drank. a dude at the bar gave me basketball tickets and one of his anti-depressants, for some reason.
sun - recorded all day (got 4 songs out of it), ate mexican food, hung out w/a girl

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

jesse, i think if you zip up the sweater, you'll be fine! the shirt sounds like it might be a bit busy, so that might make it less annoying to you.

or you could have the dog rub up against your pants, and you could pretend to have a fit because it's against your religion, and that you have to go change clothes because of it?

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hahahah oh man

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Weekend:

Went to Red Rooster for dinner on Friday. Delicious and surprisingly reasonable, although we kind of splurged and got appetizers, dessert, and wine, which turned it into the second most expensive dinner we've had. Also really cozy and romantic.

Had lunch on Saturday at First Slice Cafe with Kr's friend Melissa. Grumbled about the weather. Went grocery shopping. Casted about for things to do at night: I really wanted to go out and drink, since we came home right after dinner on Friday night, but neither of us were thrilled about leaving the neighborhood. Ended up walking five blocks in the freezing rain to my friend Mark's place, where we had a couple beers and got stoned before he and his girlfriend left for a show at the Hideout. Went to bed early.

Sunday was all about cooking and cleaning. We made two (two!) lasagnas (spinach w/bechamel and mushroom and soymeat w/marinara) and served the first with an arugula salad and a bottle of pinot noir for dinner with my mom.

Somewhere in there we watched a few episodes of Six Feet Under, too.

Not a bad weekend, but I kind of missed getting drunk and smoking cigarettes. I know that probably makes me lame.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure that makes you normal.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

Friday: bands and beers w/ out of town friends at Beat Kitchen. The dude from Roadside Monument's new band was not very inspiring, the opener that sounded exactly like Explosions in the Sky was only slightly more so.
Saturday: drove to fucking Joliet to get a treadmill w/ mattttttt. The snow started just as we arrived in town. The treadmill was slightly too large to fit in my car, so we tied the hatch closed and drove back ~30 mph the whole way on slippery roads. Everyone else went slow which was fortunate given my open-door status. After that I ate pizza and fell asleep, then played video games and screwed around until I went back to bed.
Sunday: Lots of kicking it, watching soccer, doing laundry, etc. Wore pj's and didn't leave the house all day. A winner is me!

A side benefit of the trip on Saturday was driving through everyone's favorite local site of national scandal, Bolingbrook.

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

I bet you drove right by the truck stop where Drew Peterson allegedly met some truckers to help him dispose of the body. There's a Bob Evans right there, or at least there used to be.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

friday- got a little loose at my local after work, when i walked home my upstairs neighbor and a friend were heading out so i went to some bar up north i think? damen and foster maybe? i don't know. i stayed out too late, got home real early and didn't sleep much.
saturday- went to my friend's house and drank beer and ate pizza with mark & khan before going over to the note. place was oversold by about 100 people, couldn't move, got massive amounts of drinks spilled on me, took way too many elbows to the kidneys. bold ones sounded good with zac on bass. johnny and the limelights were depressing. busy signals did not play any of the songs from any of their singles. incidentally, busy signals full length is reviewed in the latest issue of spin (which also has an article in the back that name checks c0c0c0ma). i think they gave it 3 1/2 stars.
sunday- watched football, slept, watched football, went to grocery store, slept, watched football, ate, etc etc.

i've been sick the last couple days, my head is so congested that when i woke up this morning i couldn't open my left eye all the way! it looked like someone punched me. no one has (yet).

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

so i went to some bar up north i think? damen and foster maybe?

This was probably either Leadway or K's Dugout. Was there an easel in the corner and amateur art on the wall and the top 40 being played on satellite radio, or was there an Internet jukebox being commandeered by Vietnam vets?

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Morning all. Barely. I wanted ILX to be up yesterday when I had time for it.

kenan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

while king khan & bbq were playing, we were standing at the side of the stage, by the stairs. dude from busy s1gnals squeezed his way in front of me and then proceeded to pull like three of his friends in front of me too. then this big dude came pushing through, but i wouldn't move because i was tired of people shoving me. he said "get out of the fucking way!" i was pissed off and so i said "where the fuck are you going?" he gave me a dirty look but just kept moving up to the stage. i think maybe he was security or worked for the note but he had no item of clothing or badge or anything identifying him as such, and didn't say anything like "security coming through." probably dumb behavior on my part as dude was like twice my size but i was in a really bad mood, as noted.

n/a, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

This was probably either Leadway or K's Dugout. Was there an easel in the corner and amateur art on the wall and the top 40 being played on satellite radio, or was there an Internet jukebox being commandeered by Vietnam vets?

i could not tell you. i'd go with the easel place with top 40 music. there were a lot of girls there.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

My thoughts re: said show:
* first band I really liked the music, could take or leave the vocals (probably leave) as they were were a bit obvious and affected
* second band had some good slow songs, but mostly were embarrassing to watch - then guy behind me dropped all this pizza on the floor that I had to dodge
Then I did this wonderful thing that hasn't happened at a show in a long time where I got extremely claustrophobic and overheated and felt like I couldn't breath and like I would faint soon. So I rushed over towards the door and sat at the bar there. It was freezing cold but I didn't care because all I wanted was space and fresh air.
* KK &BBQ were so entertaining. Great vox. AMAZING guitar playing SKILLZ. Nice costumes. I was really annoyed by all the shoving but was still glad I went.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

What is up with KK/BBQ shows being INSANE? At Cakeshop here the sight lines are terrible to begin with, so if you weren't within about 12 feet of the stage you couldn't see anything...and I was up there but having trouble breathing and could not actually move my arms and hands, it was so tight. I gave up. Show was...well, not ruined by any means, but frankly I liked the opening bands better.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Props to n/a for holding his ground though. I hate when people shove their way to the front after arriving late. When I went to see *cough*thekillers*cough* at the Congress a couple years ago, I got burned by a cigarette for refusing to move when this girl and her 18 friends tried to push past us.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh, forgot the third band. They played while I was breathing at the bar, so I didn't see them in action. I liked them well enough, especially one song which I can't remember now, but mostly every song sounded the same. I'm sure I would have appreciated them alot more had I not been off in a corner.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

I've mentioned this before but I really hate on the shorties at shows that think that because they are half as tall as I am they can shove past me. I got here first, bitches! Of course, rock n roll doesn't usually shine on punctuality.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sarah just changed my whole life for the better. COLORED LABELS ON GMAIL ARE AMAZING.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, no problem, I'll just listen to the set while staring at the middle of your back. With laser beams.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Get there earlier and get a good spot closer to the stage.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Which is what I do and then a zillion girls shove in front of me and call over to their friends to join them.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Really I don't like anybody that feels they deserve to be closer than people who got there before them, for any reason. Also, if you can't make it through a 45 minute set without four trips to the bar for more beer, just stay by it instead of making us all suffer as you attempt to shove your way through the crowd with four full beer cups.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm just bitching -- at the last few shows I've gotten shouldered aside by much taller boys who then planted themselves right in front. Asking them to move for you sometimes backfires when you don't realize that there's going to be a mosh pit starting in approx 7 seconds and you've just moved to the front of it.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also it's not my fault they banned smoking indoors.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

What does the smoking have to do with it?

This show was so crazy smoky.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

Maybe instead of getting in front of the earlier/non-smoking/slow-drinking people, then, I should just ask them to all move closer together? Because as the club fills up the large gaps they've left between each other aren't really the appropriate spacing anymore.

Oh, Sarah, because with the ban here, I usu go outside to smoke between sets. :)

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also, if those dudes shouldered you aside to get in front, they were doing exactly what I hate!

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Exactly.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

down with tall people!

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

My best anecdote from being the tall guy in front is from when a ton of my college friends and I came to Chicago to see Fugazi at the Congress. We were the first people in line, like 5 hours before the doors opened, and we got let in in time to see the opener finishing their sound check. We were up against the stage almost all the way across. Photographers and asshole fans tried to push in front and gave me all manner of shit for being "too tall" but they didn't wait outside on the street for hours, so fuck them. Plus I was (and still am) bigger than them, and so could be intimidating. I think I was wearing a tshirt with the sleeves cut off that day, too!

Also at that show matttttt and my friends Brad and Rachel got their picture taken down in front by the stage and were on the front page of the Trib lifestyle section.

xpost: I can't hear you down there!

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

As a 5'6"er, I say tall people have every right to be as far up front as they want--as long as they're in a squatting position.

Jesse, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, like we'd cede our advantage and open ourselves up to your lilliputian kickings!

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 18:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

i get so annoyed by all this stuff at shows as well, it makes me feel old that for a lot of shows i think i'd prefer assigned seating.

dan, was that the show they did with shellac? i was there as well, although standing more towards the back. picked up cute boy that was waaaay too young for me,though.

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes! And the Ex. That was the shit. $6 for that show, what a deal. One of the best shows of my life.

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bell's returns in six bars: Clark Street Ale House, Lemmings, Silver Cloud, Northside Bar & Grill, The Handlebar, and Twisted Spoke.

Four of those six are within a half-mile radius of The Crotch. :(

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hell, 3 of them are within 3-4 blocks on the same street. I haven't been to Lemmings in a long while...

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yay for the crotch. ha ha
I love handlebar so much, so very very much.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

hola amigos
my weekend was not notable.

i did just devour a me-made spinach pie. this was my 3rd attempt to get it right (making, not eating -- i'm pretty awesome at that part) and i think i'm almost there.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

I haven't been there in a while, but I've always been kind of underwhelmed by Handlebar. Still would like to go back, though. I tried a couple of months ago, but it was way too busy and so we went to Treat instead.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Handlebar is gooooooood

i think i need to stop going to shows that other people want to go to

n/a, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, you probably need to find a more inaccessible/exclusive genre to explore.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

too many people like music

n/a, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bbbut the VEGGIE SIDES. Also, they have bottled root beer there, which makes me so so very happy.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

I recommend taking up experimental sound installations, instead.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

I went to one of those recently, in Millennium Park. Lots of space there!

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Like, you know, a drop of water falling every 3-7 minutes onto a sheet of glass, that's miced and sampled and fed back to the speakers as a child crying. That sort of thing.

Laurel, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

that was the wrong venue for that show but whatever, i know why they played it. when they were here last year they packed the abbey and before that mark practically banged out the empty bottle by himself. i wasn't shocked that it was crazy insane packed but i was hoping the weather would keep some people away.

unrelated- being so congested that you have to breath through your mouth = not good times at all.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 19:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

that stinks, kevin!

our building is having a holiday party in the lobby. i feel like the loser kid at middle school lunch, because there's nobody else in my office (literally), so i don't know anyone. i got a plate of free food and am now having a holiday party with you guys instead!

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Let's go for drinks on Thursday. I'm going to Old Timer's after work if I don't hear anything beforehand.

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm going to a champagne tasting on thurday, and then getting food ready for the party...which you're all really excited about, right? right?

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

ooh sounds like fun
but i can't because i will be hopping around gree hee hee

La Lechera, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

collette! that reminds me. i am not going to be able to make it to your party because it conflicts with another holiday party related to d's work. :( i'm sorry. i do celebrate your citizenship.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

aw, we'll miss you! have fun at the other party, though...

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

That reminds me, I'm a "maybe" for the partay.

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Just heard: Winter storm on the way, could generate 6" of snow.

I'm listening to the Democratic candidate debate live on NPR. Kucinich is astonishingly on point almost across the board.

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

All this talk of snow and no action...

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's coming down here

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

all i have to do tonight is drive to a bar for a book club meeting. luckily, this bar is close to my house and serves chili.

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 20:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

What's the book?

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am ready for this party Friday. Also, I'm pumped for our show Saturday. :-D

Hey- random question. If my company doesn't match 401k contributions, would I be better off investing for retirement some other way? Also, does the current state of the market make 401ks more risky? I need to fill out my benefit changes for 2008 asap.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Michael Perry, Population 485

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Never heard of it. Thumbs up?

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, pretty good. It's by a dude from a tiny town in Wisconsin who moved back there and became a volunteer firefighter (and writer obv.). It's some autobio, some ruminative small town stuff, some EMT/firefighting stories. Not the sort of thing I would usually pick up, but he's a good writer and I've heard he's a bro (from people who have gone to readings).

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Snow!

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm not seeing any yet!

stingy, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

drive home tonight is gonna suuuuuuuuck

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

I've got a friend in town doing residency interviews, and I'd like to convince him to move here but I don't know how what he'll think of a big winter storm. It's too bad they can't do the interviews in the summer.

stingy, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

where's your show on saturday?

i think 401Ks are risky if they invest heavily in one company (like, some companies give you a load of their own stock) but if you can pick a good index fund they're fine...you're putting money in regularly, and when the price goes down it's like you're buying a stock-market bargain!

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

I know we're not supposed to talk about 401ks, but just the other day some dude accidentally opened up my paycheck envelope and was like "I didn't see my 401k deduction, and I realized it wasn't mine", and hey, he was right. I swear to god I set up all that shit, like, a year ago, but apparently I never confirmed it. I just did, I think with the investments I picked back then...no idea what they are, but how bad can it be, right?

Jordan, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think I have the option to choose my own or have someone else choose for me.

Our show is at R0nny's in logan Square, colette. COME!

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'll certainly try to...this week is kind of insane, but i'd really like to see you guys play!

colette, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

i just found a questionable short curly hair on the lid of my coffee cup

i am not pleased

La Lechera, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Blech.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

New printer just arrived and is about to be installed! :-D Later dudes.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

A way you don't want to sign off in your letter to the Editor after your manuscript has gotten negative reviews:

"Sincelery"

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

sin celery, tomate o cebolla

La Lechera, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

If my company doesn't match 401k contributions, would I be better off investing for retirement some other way?

This is a good question, since mine doesn't, apparently.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 21:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've been rather AWOL but this article will make a lot of you want to come & visit.

http://articles.citypages.com/2007-11-28/restaurants/cheese-supreme/full/

sweet tater, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hmm... Based on this bl00mberg.com calculator, it would be really nice to have a matching contribution.

KitCat, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Anything cool going on the 14th-16th? I'll be there for sure this time. (I'm speaking at this conference.) I'll have some time to check out the city during the day on the 16th for sure. Am looking forward.

Sundar, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

sincelery = food porn?

i just walked to walgreens to get claritin (why i didn't go to the much closer cvs is beyond me, other than i keep forgetting it's there) and i can confirm that it is indeed snowing in the ukrainian village. enough to dust the ice on the side of the road.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Kevin you missed it: we just had a wine and cheese soiree for the new hosting platform launch. There was easily 40lbs of cheese (hard, soft, stinky, gooey, all varieties) up there, plus pate, salami, fruit, and of course WINE. I want to go home now, and I think I will shortly.

dan m, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hi Sundar, the only thing I know for sure that's happening is that my band is playing a show on the 14th. But you'll probably be at the AACM thing that night. Come back next week, and I bet we'll have a better idea of things to do.

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

im sick, i get off work at 10pm and have an hour+ public transportation commute home :-((((((((

deej, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

then have to leave for work @ 11am tomorrow

deej, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

deej and jvc should get together and have a complain-off about work

La Lechera, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

damn, picked the right time to get sick.

also, it appears my apartment is unheated during the day. but it was starting to come on when i got back from the drug store. i've spent my day on my couch under my duvet trying (unsuccessfully) to sleep sitting up. if i lay down the sinus pressure is too much and i start coughing.

but i did make a big cheesy baked potato so it wasn't all bad.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 22:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think we're going to see shellac that weekend. and isn't there some thrill jockey anniversary party all that weekend as well?

colette, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 00:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Rave for August: Osage County

If you are ever in San Francisco and are in a band (Nick, Sarah, John), you should play at The Make-Out Room, and I would highly recommend dinner with the predictibly debonair M. White.

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 06:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's right around the corner from my friend dan's place. should have told him you were playing....

if you were going to curate a summer film series to a general audience, using "los angeles" as your theme, what might you pick (pick 4, plus 2 backups). i was thinking:
LA Confidential
Heat
Chinatown
Boyz in d Hood
Shortcuts?
Killer of Sheep?
Collateral?

Obviously the choices here are infinitely, but what is appropriately middlebrow that it will still bring in a crowd?

robotsinlove, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 10:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'd pick Collateral over Heat, just because of the shorter length. If the audience doesn't need to know the movies already, Echo Park and Miracle Mile are both middlebrow movies themselves, just not well known.

Oh! Laurel Canyon -- that would be a good one.

I didn't play the Makeout Room but saw the Sc0tland Yard Gosp Ch0ir there last weekend, surprised them by showing up. Afterwards, a block away, at almost midnight on Sunday night, I came across this thing called Classical Revolution at a coffeehouse/bar called Revolution. Absolutely packed little room -- four musicians (strings and piano) playing Mozart, but in this live, boisterous coffeehouse way. The room was mostly lit by music-stand lights.

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 13:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

that sounds like a very eazy moment.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 13:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

what about LA Story for yuks?

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 13:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 13:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

appropriately middlebrow

lol "Crash"

Also:
The Player
The Big Lebowski
Boogie Nights or Magnolia

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_from_L.A.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

i just ran into jesse at the argyle station! i think i scared him.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090728/

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

1980s L.A. double feature: Into The Night and Body Double.

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

How did I miss the news that Kevin DuBrow died? Such a bummer you guys.

Jenny, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I was going to mention Big Trouble in Little China, but Wikipedia said it's set in San Francisco. I've never seen it. IMDB says L.A., though.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

i just ran into jesse at the argyle station! i think i scared him.

Ha, I ran into Jesse and Katie last night at the gay bar around the corner from my house.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 14:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

so i was in the kitchen and i noticed that one of the metal things that sits above the burner on the stovetop wasn't locked in place, so i went to shift it back into place, but i forgot i had JUST been using that burner to boil water and it was incredibly hot and i burned the dickens out of my thumb and index finger. this was like 3 hours ago and it still really hurts even though i've been icing my fingers all morning

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

not the good kind of icing either

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

nick and his dickensless fingers.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was just coming here to say that i saw amanda at the argyle train station this morning and i'm still scared shitless.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGG

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

You look cute today, Amanda.

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

That second one is totally stuffed. Ick.

What I've had to eat today, by me:
* 2 pieces of cinnamon toast
* coffee
* a bagel with cream cheese (it was free at work!)
* a piece of chocolate (free treats at work!)
* hot chocolate

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

There are free treats at work from Thanksgiving to New Years. I am going to get so far on cookies and banana bread and coffee cake.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've got a pretty gnarly thumb blister coming in

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

My power flickered 15 min before my alarm was supposed to go off, so I got a bonus 45 minutes of sleep :) :/. I've had some vanilla yogurt and coffee.

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

i just made cheese toast with cheddar cheese and herb chevre, it was nice. also on my third cup of coffee

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
thanks you

burns like that suck. i get them too often because of clumsy.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 15:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Haha "far," I meant "fat."

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Don't pop the blister.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

I ate 4.5 jumbonormous King Crab Legs Last Night! Plus I put away all my Side Items. YURRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM..........NOOMNOMONOMNOMNOM

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

do you play guitar with that hand, nick?

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

i play guitar with both hands

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

ha ha, but the burns were on my fretting hand, which sucks, but fortunately the worse burn is on my thumb, which doesn't really do much for fretting. my index finger is also burnt but not as bad and not on the tip, which is the important part. actually, guitar-playing callus may have protected the index tip a little.

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

though i tried to play just now and barre chords kind of suck, since i use my index finger as the barre for those. it hurt. might have to reconfigure my playing a little, at least for practice tonight

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Would it hurt as much if you wore your fingerless mittens?

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Since they would cover the lower part of your finger?

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

i play guitar with both hands

that was my joek

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh i thought you were genuinely interested in my well-being

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

:)

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

suck it up, dude

rock 'n roll

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

YYYYYAAAAAAAOOOOOOOWWWWWWW

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

i am posting to say that i am here.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am posting for the same reason as Jesse is posting.

kenan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

posto, ergo sum.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

rather, postamos, ergo somos.

is that how latin works?

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

i just fought a battle with a stapler and i triumped over that shitbag

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

oops
triumphed

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

someone should start a pants company called Triumpants,

Triumpants: They're For Winners

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol shitbag

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can't believe Dan has never heard me or others use the term shitbag.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Of course I have, dingbat, I just appreciate A's usage of the term.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

I know... it has the slight connotation of Amanda being a gritty street cop who's seen its type before.

kenan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wait wait wait, my mind is reeling. Colette, how do you know Liz K0sz@r3k nee B3@v3r?

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

In an email conversation you, Dan, said "Shitbag is new to me" or something simular.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Don't front.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse how many times have I asked you please not to discuss private emails here?

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

you guys i am totally a gritty street cop and i have seen perps like this sonofabitch stapler

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

in other news i am hungry because i know nothing of these "office treats" :(

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just ated cookies. I want lunch. Hot, hot lunch.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Guys, I'm a dating machine. That fucking awful 5 year dry spell is over. New Orleans cured me, apparently.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

Find me a girlfriend while you're at it.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't get that last image.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I <3 my Managing Editor. We're currently discussing the merits of "get my poop in a group" v. "get my shit together" via IM.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

it is a graph, most likely produced by a dating machine

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

i guess that beats "get my dung hung"

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ooooh I'll have to get her take on that one, too.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm cold. our hvac is going to be replaced tomorrow. for today no heat. or a/c.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

[insert first verse]

Chorus:
Would it hurt as much if you wore your fingerless mittens?
Would it hurt as much if you wore your fingerless mittens?

[insert second verse]

Repeat Chorus

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

Too bad about that a/c, Jesse.

Laurel, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

ha ha

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

it is snowing again

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

big fat flakes this time

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe i should go play in the snow

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

(ie scrape off our car)

n/a, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

You might as well wait a little later, right?

So one of my coworkers just sent me an email with about 20 attachments and asked me to print them all out for her, which I did. Then I noticed that the email she forwarded said "Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail." Oh well!

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

i dropped my ipod in a snow bank last night! spent five minutes digging around w/bare hands trying to find it.

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is it ok?

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

it was snowing when i got to michigan ave this morning, just lazy, lake effect stuff, nothing major. also, the museum campus looked pretty cool this morning with the muted sunlight turning the clouds almost silver and CLEAN snow on the ground instead of that grey muck that it will be by the time i get back there tonight.

back to work.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

seems to be! i pounded the slush out of the jacks and it turned on ok.

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

i love winter. i love it so very much.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Help me out here -
I've had this ideal restaurant in mind for some time - it's super cozy, w/ booths and lots dark, warm lighting, maybe a fireplace, yummy food, not too pricey or fancy. Any place fit this description?

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

moody's minus the food

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

Been to the Third Coast on Dearborn/Goethe? Heh, I was thinking Moody's too.

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

IT IS SNOWING SO MUCH AND I'M SO FUCKING HAPPY

VIOLENTLY HAPPY

LIKE BJORK

WHO IS FROM ICELAND

WHERE IT SNOWS

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

actually i don't hate moody's food but it's merely ok

if they served kuma's-like food at moody's i would be there ALL THE G-D TIME. and i would be fat.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Third Coast you say? I will check that out.

I thought Moody's was just a bar.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

They're known for their burgers.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Define "pricey or fancy."

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

nope
they have foods
just not fancy foods
i do appreciate the pickle with every sandwich

*their burgers are merely ok

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Entrees around $12-15-ish? Can be fancy, I dunno. I want peasant food. Which is sort of fancy, I guess, but in a self-effacing way.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wait, Eric, you beat me in that Scrabulous game? My two-steps-ahead plan failed miserably: I played POT (10 points) instead of WET (12 points) because it would allow me to then play PEW (16 points). I keep forgetting that the game is over as soon as the first person uses up all of their tiles. :(

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Red Rooster is really cozy and warm. Entrees are like $11-$17. No booths, though.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://chicagoburgerproject.blogspot.com/2007/06/moodys-pub_04.html

"Thus, disclosure: Moody's inspires a sentimentality in me that few other restaurants could...it's pretty much idiosychracy-themed restaurant, or a vision of what "family dining" would look like if Arthur Treacher had been able to outlast TGI Friday's. The building itself looks like some kind of conceptual Levittown Elks lodge. The dining room is almost unimaginably dark, crammed full of heavy wood tables and chairs. There are fireplaces in several corners that remain operational year-round, and everything is covered with a patina thirty years of aerosolized beef fat.* A massive multi-tiered beer garden/patio provides the corresponding yang, picnic tables shaded by a picturesque tree canopy. In a word: marvelous. Summer, Chicago, and Moody's beer garden are inextricbibly intertwined."

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's snowing in big, wet, vision-obscuring, fuck you mr. pedestrian flakes in hyde park.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 18:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

Restaurant websites too often don't give an indication of atmosphere. I want atmosphere, gd it.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh. Rosebud looks nice.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm so excited about the snow. i need to go buy boots. also, i wish they didn't use salt. it would be nice to take my skis out of the closet.

sisut, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

You could easily go skiing in Humboldt Park.

Rosebud is pretty alright, though I've only been to the one on Rush. Northside grill might fit your needs, too, except it's in The Crotch.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

You and Katie and your Westside-centrism.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

If I had a car I might consider some of the stuff out there. But I don't have a car b/c I don't need one. Because I don't live on the West side.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

/needless needling

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Did I not just suggest a place called "Northside"? I can't be held responsible for their inappropriate name/location issues.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

The blue line stopped very suddenly today and a standing woman slipped and fell flat on her front w/out even putting her hands out in front of her. It was bad.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

I know it's cold, but I would have found it a little funny... Like when people aren't paying attention and they lean on the old doors that open inwards and then get mauled when the train stops.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

Are those doors on any other trains besides the Blue Line? I don't like them.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, it is a bad idea to drive to the crotch anyway. Traffic SUCKS around there.

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

To reiterate, traffic sucks at the crotch.

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sorry.

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 19:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ay ay ay. We can't leave that hanging there! Come on!

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha ok.

I'm just saying that that's the only decent way to get over there. There are cabs of course. But those are for rich white people.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

There are buses for Damen, North, and Milwaukee. Also, the Blue Line.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

No good.

I would have to take a bus to Damen.

Also? I would have to take a bus.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ride your "Red" line to North, take the bus west. It's fast. I have done it.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

just go to moody's, dammit!
it's nearby, it's cozy and the food is adequate!
that's right: adequate!

La Lechera, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm just scared.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think we're going to Bin 36.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wine + Cheese = uh-huh.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like wine.

Also, I like this ALOT:

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

That reminds me, I saw a bottle of Sizzurp at a liquor store recently. I thought that they discontinued that shit.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

never heard of it.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Me neither. Not outside of hip-hop slang, at least.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

I thought it was cough syrup or some mix involving it.

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.mkjohnsimport.com/sizzurp.html

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

NOTE: I am not making any value judgement on this stuff, just the fact that it exists is enough for me.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

No codeine, no credibility.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 20:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

OMG Pandora just played TWO Duran-Duran* songs in a row!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Precious and Come Undone, 2 of my favorites)

*in Spanish this means "they last-they last"

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Lost
In a snow-filled sky
We'll make it all right
To come undone

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hi.

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey!

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yo

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hip-hop hooray!

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm doing the LA times crossword.

KitCat, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm doing the Highlights crossword.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

I did that one today. Also 2 Ben Tausig puzzles (at Metro Times and AV Club) when I had some downtime at work, which used a fair amount of the same answers.

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don' wan' to drive to band practice tonight in the snow.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm having fun on the pizza thread. Pizza turns people into assholes, I think, but that's fine.

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

The roads, at least around here, are completely fine now - even some of the side streets that were a bit treacherous this morning. The sun and traffic has gotten rid of pretty much all the ice/snow on the roads.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

God I have made way too many pizzas to be on that thread. When people started talking about how they liked their pizzas constructed I was all thinking no, no, no, NO, NO.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh good, Jon. I haven't been outside since this morning. I'll still have to scrape snow off my windshield, though.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

THE HORROR

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

I know.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm just bitching because now that the el stop is literally right around the corner from my apartment, it makes me want to drive less.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

I hear ya there, except as of late I have been too lazy in the morning to get up in time.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 21:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

hi chicago; how are you guys doing?

horseshoe, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am pretty alright, but hating PostScript at the moment.

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am pretty alright, but hating PostScript at the moment.

huh, i was just hating authors who upload 45 MB .ps files. seriously. fuck you guys.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

I want to live where John lives.

Jesse, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

i found a secret stash of graham crackers on top of the fridge in the break room

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

If you lived where I live, you'd be drunk on crab legs every week.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

OMG you guys, i'm british!

colette, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

BEGONE

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

j/k

dan m, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

jaymc-- i know liz through the wedding website that she and sarah and i were all on. we met last xmas to have a champagne and cupcake tasting at my hotel.

jesse-- you could go to volo, especially on a monday (half price wine bottles), it's dim and cozy and not stupidly expensive.

colette, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

A-ha! We went to high school together. Now I'm really bummed I can't make the party -- I haven't seen her in about a year and a half.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 22:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

I had one of the best lunches of my life yesterday at a place that fits Jesse's description (actually, Napa and Sonoma Counties are full of places that fit Jesse's description). It's called Market and it's fancy at dinnertime but they have a lunch deal of soup/sandwich/treat that was so so so so delicious.

I think expensive restaurants with high-value relatively inexpensive lunches are the best thing, besides a good heart and empathy and stuff like that.

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 23:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

I made an awes sandwich for dinner the other night: Tofurkey, havarti, tomato, arugula, avocado, and hummus on wheat toast. Delicious.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 23:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

(oh, and J, I did win that Scrabulous game -- I was thinking that I would be about 5 points short.)

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 23:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

So what would've happened if I'd played WET and you played GEL and we ended up tied at 345? Would I have been able to keep playing tiles?

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 23:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

The game ends goes on until either of us runs out of tiles, and whoever has tiles left has the remaining points subtracted from his score.

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 23:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

(cut 'ends')

Eazy, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 23:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hmmm OK. At least I got a bingo, finally.

I think I'll stick to constructing crosswords, though, for linguistic kicks. A couple times in the games I've been playing in the last week (you, Kelsey, and Kenan) I've had the tiles to make hyphenated words like IN-LAWS or fun proper nouns, and of course neither of those are legal, but bullshit like AE is. Kind of dumb.

jaymc, Wednesday, 5 December 2007 23:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

do you get the big fake turkey tofurkey, or is there like lunchmeat version as well? i've only had it once and would like to try it again.

colette, Thursday, 6 December 2007 01:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

the tofurkey deli slices are pretty good, better than the smartlife (?) ones. i bet that's what he's talking about

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 02:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

So I just had to make a short run to the store in what my computer tells me is ten degrees -- sorry, once more with proper emphasis, ten degrees -- and I promised I would have a new expletive when I got back. I came up with: "Colder than a dead man with his dick cut off." I do not know if this will catch on. For one thing, it doesn't make much sense. And yet, in an abstract way, it is powerfully evocative, and appropriately foul.

Jesus, it's cold.

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 05:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

colder than a witch's tit

I just caught a ride home from the bar that is 4 blocks from my house.

It's not really that cold though, the ride was just convenient (thx April).

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 05:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think Dan just called me a pussy. I think I shall be offended!

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 05:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Kenan, if I was going to call you a pussy I would have said, "Kenan, you pussy".

I really just wanted to use the witch's tit line.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 05:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Surely a dead, dickless man is colder.

Especially if it's ten degrees outside.

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 05:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Colder than a breast that's been suckled by Satan himself?

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 05:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think Satan is hott. And real.

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 05:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm at Courtney's house. I don't want to go outside. The forecast calls for tits.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sheeeeit. Tits was yesterday. This is way more... sloppy. Stay inside if you can.

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

morning, chicago! I am waking up with Paul Simon. :)

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

The problem is all inside your head, she said to me...

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, you know what I'd love to hear right now? The old awful Kool Moe Dee track that heavily samples "50 Ways to Leave etc." and has a rap that is... ahem... inimitable. "I got 50 ways... ta getcha!"

I will settle for Big Daddy Kane. Actually, Kane is quite fine. Not at all awful. (But still kind of hilarious.)

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

TS:

vs.

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Separated at birth:

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha totally

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

WHEN DOES SEASON 4 COME OUT ON DVD

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

couple-few days ago

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh hey this is fun:

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i191/fluxion23/20071206_weather.png

like, it's in the mid... ones? How do you round that off? Kinda like there's no snappy shorthand for this decade.

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

trying agin...

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah came out on tues. they got like four or five of the sets at our video store, but all the disc 1s were checked out by the time we got there

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 12:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

oooooooooooooooooh it's time! right in time for the end of the semester!!!!

i am so excited but they will probably be all checked out :(

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 13:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

about three or four hours after the first episode of season fifve airs, I'm gonna be one torrent downloading mofo.

kenan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 13:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sloppy? No. At 6 degrees, there is no slop.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 13:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

In the Kelvin scale, 6 degrees is the temp at which all slop becomes still.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 14:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am waking up with Paul Simon.

edie brickell pages through the phone book under "divorce lawyers"...

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 14:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

jordan, do you have yours?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 14:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

Dear guy who works in office next door,

Thank you ever so much for marrying a very talented and generous pastry chef.

Sincerely,
me

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol @ chanukah ham

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

do you get the big fake turkey tofurkey, or is there like lunchmeat version as well? i've only had it once and would like to try it again.

-- colette, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 7:31 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

the tofurkey deli slices are pretty good, better than the smartlife (?) ones. i bet that's what he's talking about

-- n/a, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 8:25 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

Yep, the deli slices. Way better than any other veggie deli slices, like Smartlife or Yves.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

"boneless spiral ham" sounds like a skateboard trick

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

i love spiral cut ham. i can't get enough of it.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

i will probably eat some ham in honor of chanukah

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

i got a "cold brew" coffee maker!

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

How is it different from a large mixing bowl, Jordan?

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Just kidding, I googled it. But I am v v v unconvinced.

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

So that shooting at a certain department store? One of our clients was on the phone w/ someone at the store and heard the shots and the shit hitting the fan.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Uh, I don't know, I haven't opened the box yet. :> There may be no difference, will let you know.

xpost

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm a little skeptical too, but I had some of the coffee at my dad's place on Thxgiving and it was great.

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh fuck, somehow my car payments have not been going through for the last three months, so now i have to pay them all at once. everything looks correct on the website, but i upped the amount three months ago and then it stopped working, i guess. :(

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

I make cold-brewed iced tea in the summer and it works great! But all it requires is a lot of cheap tea bags and a large bowl of tepid water. Combine, leave for 45 minutes, et viola, you have tea.

When you want hot coffee, do you then microwave each mug?

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think so. One of my friends in high school had a cold brew coffee maker. Her family kept coffee in the fridge at all times. Whenever you wanted a mug, you just zapped it. It was good and strong.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

I guess!

xpost

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 15:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Speaking totally hypothetically: If I tried to get a DJ gig at Schubas' upstairs room (like Nick and I did that one time), would people come? I'd probably have to persuade M@tt Ruc1ns that I could draw a crowd.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

1) Yes. Definitely.
2) What is a good kind of tea to give someone for Christmas? I suppose it should come in a nice tin or something to look presentable, as opposed to a flimsy box of tea by Celestia1 Seas0nings or something.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

What should I get my male co-workers for Xmas? The lady is easy--nice plant, candles, or tea--but the guys are harder. Maybe wine for the partner. What about the assoc--he's into sports. What can I get a sports fan??????

TELL ME

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

a classy sports-related gift is one of those baseball caps with the beer can holders and straws built in

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

or a telephone shaped like a football

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

NICK

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

you're welcome

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sarah, go here.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

i would maybe come to a dj gig

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Speaking totally hypothetically: If I tried to get a DJ gig at Schubas' upstairs room (like Nick and I did that one time), would people come? I'd probably have to persuade M@tt Ruc1ns that I could draw a crowd.

YES! this is what i've been banging on about since i moved here, especially if you play lots of music that's fun to dance to...

that's funny that you went to high school with liz, she seems really cool. you should feel free to drop by after the gig if you're not still "partying" with barak-- i think a few people are going to be coming from other things like other parties or work. it's all mellow at my house.

colette, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

p.s. i am so so glad i have a down coat, i'd forgotten how darn cold it gets here. i think i've settled into my winter uniform. it is:

running tights (thick fleecy ones)
jeans or cords or other pants
optional: nylons or tights under running tights if it's extra cold
tall boots
long sleeved t-shirt
cashmere sweater
cashmere hoody
down coat

i was almost toasty waiting for my train and i still have optional tights and optional tank top/short sleeved t-shirt under these layers.

colette, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

I thought of a place for Jesse to go, although it's probably like Moody's in that it's really a pub with decent bar food rather than a fine-dining establishment:

Monk's Pub.

Also would be a good Thirsty Thursday.

(Speaking of which, are we still doing that tonight? There's a work happy hour tonight as well, but I don't know who's going, and although I'd like to get to know some of my co-workers better, I'd also just as soon hang out with you folks.)

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Colette, *what* exactly have you been banging on about? Wanting to dance?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

How much of that do you take off at work, Colette?

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Day job only, natch.

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

1. I would probsibly come to a DJ thing.

2. I have been to Monks and it is fine.

3. I love eggs.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

And yeah, Liz is pretty cool. We were never close in high school (she was a year above me), but we had a few mutual friends and so I hung out with her a bit. (I remember going to see Ed Wood with her and some other people and dining at Fuddrucker's beforehand. Also her defending Counting Crows in the car on the way there and when I said I liked the song "Anna Begins," she thought I was making fun of her.) Anyway, we fell out of touch, as people do, and then somehow we discovered in early 2005 that we were living a block away from each other, so I went to a Memorial Day party she had, she came to see my band a couple times, I cat-sat for her once, and that's about it. I like her husband, too.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

I also remember being in awe of her smarts in high school, too. She wrote an article for the newspaper that used the word "espouse" and a short story for the literary magazine with a title in Latin (NB: our school district didn't offer Latin) (and yes, I'm aware that I used a Latin abbreviation to point that out).

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

i take off very little at work-- only the hoody at the moment, and coat obviously. it's not a very warm office, and i'm someone that's almost always cold.

i've been telling everyone how much fun it is that london ILX does poptimism once a month, which is hiring out the upstairs of a bar, playing great fun music that doesn't get played elsewhere typically, and dancing in a relaxed environment.

xpost-- i haven't met her husband yet, but look forward to it. it's funny because i've only met her IRL once i think, but have talked online quite a bit.

colette, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh, then that's almost exactly what this would be. If you can get people to dance, that is. When Nick and I did it a year and a half ago, it was after a C4n4sta show, so the only people that were there were people that had already come to the show and were just looking to extend their night a little while, so they hadn't come with the express purpose of dancing. But there were a few people that shook their tailfeathers, so to speak.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh yikes, I'd die in that many layers all day. For one thing I'd be a stuffed sausage, and none of my jeans are even CLOSE to roomy enough to get another layer underneath. For another, I'd overheat as soon as I entered a building. I'm amazed you can do it!

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp Like when P@t L0b0yk0 requested "Erotic City."

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think it would be fun to do some djing again. though i didn't do a great job last time, my choices were too obscure and i worried too much about the segues.

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

Laurel in that many layers:

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

I want to play something from the new Kylie Minogue album.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Wow" or "Heart Beats Rock."

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

i haven't heard anything from her new album, but i think i might like it from what i read. and kylie is always good for getting people to dance!

laurel, i look a bit like that as well, but i don't like tight jeans so i can fit the layers under a couple pair i have (not all, which does limit choices in winter)

colette, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Would you be DJ Se@worthy?

re: Jesse's quest, expanding on what I wrote yesterday: The Third Coast Cafe dates back to the 1930s. At the time it opened, it was on the same block as Poetry magazine when they were publishing "The Waste Land" and such, and Hemingway lived in an attic room a few doors down as well. It still has some of that feel of a sophisticated city place, more in an intellectual sense than a money one. (That's one of the things I like about Toronto -- the heart of the city is still the heart of the new culture as well.) When I lived above it for a few years, across the street was the Three Arts Club, which housed young poetesses and musicians and sculptors, and they would come into the cafe and hang out and smoke, as well as old couples and law students from Loyola and Northwestern. So I'd again recommend it.

The topic ofthis article (about the guy who did the photographs that Richard Prince wholly appropriated and sold for gajillions) really gets my goat. Best quote (from the photographer whose photographs were photographed by Prince and are now, unattributed, on posters and in museums): "If I italicized ‘Moby-Dick,’ then would it be my book? I don’t know. But I don’t think so.”

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

i have always wanted to go to monk's, ever since i first moved here and used to ride the green line into the loop everyday. also, is there a thirsty thursday afoot? i'd be down for a couple but i need to get back relatively early so i can get carrots and celery for a beef stew i'm making tonight. i'm going to put it in the crockpot and let it cook overnight. when i get home from work tomorrow i'm going to hit the polish bakery across from tuman's and get some crusty chewey bread and gorge myself on stew.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've been telling everyone how much fun it is that london ILX does poptimism once a month, which is hiring out the upstairs of a bar, playing great fun music that doesn't get played elsewhere typically, and dancing in a relaxed environment.

substitute "drinking" for "dancing" and you have wednesday's upstairs at delilah's.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would go to a bar tonight after work if peeps be wanting to go. I went to that Old Timers place earlier in the summer, it was definitely way cheap. I'd also go to a DJ night. I know someone who used to DJ at Rod@n, but he told me the boss yelled at him one night when he played Circle (my friend said it was a krauty number that he thought had enough groove to be ok), and so my friend got pissed and quit doing it.

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

kevin, dancing is the key part-- it's what keeps you young!

colette, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't like dancing.

Eric- how did you wind up living in Gold Coast?

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

What about that topic gets your goat, Eazy? I kind of like Prince, but I know what Peter Schjeldahl means when he describes him as the "quintessential artist in his generation" and not in a good way (as though his impulses toward postmodernism are superficial).

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Richard Prince, that is. Not the Purple One.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Today I hate:
* cars that need repairs
* and cost me money I don't have

Thank you that is all.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

*Whiskers on kittens
*Stank purple mittens

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

^^^i read this like you were talking about Prince the musician, and it still sort of makes sense (except for the "not in a good way" part)

xxxpost

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

*Acerbic young women
*Wearing false eyelashes

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Richard Prince's work is what bugs me about the article. The images he uses are visually arresting because a photographer, albeit on a commercial assignment, made it visually arresting. Somehow a photograph of a photograph seems more of a sham than what Warhol and Koons have done, and the idea that this other uncredited and unpaid photographer's arresting image is on banners all around the Guggenheim is just infuriating -- exactly like having someone same 'nasta or the FFs and have that unpaid "hook" be a top-10 hit earning millions for the "musician" who "made" it.

I rented a studio in the Gold Coast from 2002-2005, when I was working in the Loop and working a second job (the one I still do) as well as arty projects -- made sense to have a short commute, and it was at a time when rents were more reasonable (first two years they offered me a free months' rent to take the place).

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

I checked back with that building, and the rent is crazy now, $950 for a studio.

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

(like 'having someone sample 'nasta..., that should read)

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm antsy. I've ants in my pants.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

You don't say.

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

is that for a studio that you can live in or just a practice space type place?

colette, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wouldn't it be fun to go outside and frolic in the snow?

Yes.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, it wasn't until reading that article that I realized that the Marlboro Man photos were taken by a living photographer that prided himself on his art. I'd always assumed, not having seen them in person, that they were from old 1960s print ads where the photographer thought nothing of his assignment and, at any rate, was likely dead. I mean, I guess Prince's work sort of queries the nature of commercial vs. fine art and anonymity vs. fame, which is interesting.

Your example of the unpaid hook in a top 10 hit is not quite analogous unless the artist who appropriated the hook was using it to make an artistic or intellectual statement. I agree that it would suck to be the dude who took the original photo and hear people talking about "that great Richard Prince photo," but part of what Prince is heralded for is not simply the beauty of the image itself but the theoretical subtext.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

where the photographer thought nothing of his assignment

I recognize that this is a big assumption and probably a prejudice.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is money the problem here? What if Prince took the photos, exhibited them, but chose not to sell them? What if Prince included Jim Krantz's name on the description next to the exhibited artwork? What if Prince sold them and gave Krantz half of the proceeds?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

The thing is, the two images reproduced in the Times are really visually arresting and beautiful, compositionally. They were carefully staged, with a really talented eye (as the article says, the photographer studied with Ansel Adams). The photographer (or at least the agency creating the Marlboro ads) was definitely aware of creating iconic images; I wouldn't assume that he did so naively.

I think it's the credit as much as the money and the recognition: that Krantz's images are on banners on Fifth Avenue and on posters and on display in this museum, but somehow his photograph is not his own.

I had a friend steal a story of mine to make a screenplay of it, saying that ideas are just "in the air" for the taking. I see what he's saying, but I also think that's the point of view of someone who doesn't have many original ideas; I think Prince is appropriating this other guy's talent.

(different topic: Collete, it was studio with an unobstructed 7th floor view, a rooftop deck, and decent enough closet space, and bookshelves built into one wall. Not huge, but live-able. I loved that place, actually. Paid about $800/mo at the time, which made sense with the two jobs and getting to have a 10-minute commute to work and to live in the heart of the city. (This is how I spend my money instead of buying much of value, if you guys haven't figured that out already.))

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp I mean, I sort of read the work as an indictment of the art world and, by extension, himself, as a participant in the art world: like, "as soon as I remove the Marlboro logo, suddenly this is worth thousands of dollars, just because of who I am?"

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

but I also think that's the point of view of someone who doesn't have many original ideas

What about DJs who do remixes of other people's records? Would you say that they don't have many original ideas? I'm being deliberately provocative, but still.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

djs who do remixes generally change the song they are remixing in some way, they don't just release the same song unmodified under their own name with no credit given to the original artist

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp Or is the difference there that permission is usually sought before said remix is released commercially?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, someone who is adapting a short story into a screenplay is also necessarily changing the story, right?

I guess I agree that credit should be given in all of these instances, but I don't want to claim that this kind of appropriation is always artistically bankrupt.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think what prince is doing, as i understand it, is the definition of pretension, as he's basically saying "oh hi i'm recognizing value and beauty in this advertising that NO ONE ELSE CAN SEE (including the person who created the ad) until i point it out by contextualizing it as artwork."

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

which is lame

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm all about recognizing the beauty in the mundane but i think it's more interesting on a personal level than have some dude going "DO YOU SEE? DO YOU SEE?"

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

having

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think that's only part of it. The problematic relationship between the original and the copy is itself one of the work's themes.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

When Mr. Prince started reshooting ads, first prosaic ones of fountain pens and furniture sets and then more traditionally striking ones like those for Marlboro, he said he was trying to get at something he could not get at by creating his own images. He once compared the effect to the funny way that “certain records sound better when someone on the radio station plays them, than when we’re home alone and play the same records ourselves.”

this guy is fucking full of it

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't see what's wrong with that quote.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm writing a book that will be a word for word duplication of the great gatsby. i am an author.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

To me, it confirms pretty much what Nick was saying, that he thinks he sees something in a picture that other people cannot.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

I mean, what's valuable about appropriation is that it encourages us to consider context. When Prince says he was trying to get at "something he could not get at by creating his own images," what he means isn't "I don't have anything to say, I'm uncreative, I think I'll just take a photo of someone else's photo and pass it off as my own," it's that if he simply took his own photo, it wouldn't have the same kind of contextual resonance. He's asking us to examine how and why context changes the way we approach art, and whether we even call it art, and I think that's really interesting.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm writing a book that will be a word for word duplication of the great gatsby. i am an author.

Is your name Pierre Menard?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

chicago pierre menard

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

If you wrote a word-for-word duplication of The Great Gatsby, I wouldn't call you an author, but if you presented it for public exhibition, I'd be tempted to call you an artist.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

He's asking us to examine how and why context changes the way we approach art, and whether we even call it art, and I think that's really interesting.

-- jaymc, Thursday, December 6, 2007 5:57 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Link

this makes more sense to me, but wasn't marcel duchamp doing the same thing like 60 years ago?

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe he should take photos of his photos

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

ie urinal in a museum

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

his own, i mean.

i basically agree w/nick. of course context is important, but i don't know if i'm a fan of the way this dude goes about trying to control it and point it out.

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

i got motherfuckin' grapes with my lunch today. not real sweet but plenty sweet for a brutally cold winter day. motherfuckin' grapes man.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've got lunch on my motherfuckin' mind grapes

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

this makes more sense to me, but wasn't marcel duchamp doing the same thing like 60 years ago?

Yes, which is why some people claim that art ended with Duchamp, and why, I think, Peter Schjeldahl bristles at Prince's success: it's just a compendium of well-worn postmodern techniques.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe he should take photos of his photos

But his own photos weren't Marlboro ads!

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Maybe if he took photos of his own photos it would open some kind of pan-dimensional vortex and I would be able to see what he's seeing when he takes the photos of Marb ads.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I like it for the same reason I like* the Lucky Pierre experiment where they had people listen to B96 through headphones for an hour and repeat everything they heard onto a tape. It's a defamiliarization device. We become more aware of things, like the banality of radio commercials, when they're quoted.

*theoretically, since I haven't actually heard it

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

interesting article on maglev trains.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

P.S. That was a good discussion, thanks guys.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

SO TRAINS

Laurel, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's what I'm fucking talking about, first we need grade separation

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

(PS: Just remember, whenever you get fed up with my intellectual analyses of art, that if I wasn't interested in conversations like that, you likely wouldn't know me.)

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

so was there ever a consensus reached on thirsty thursday?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

the la times theme for today is kinda dumb

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'd still like to go to OT's but I drove today (sigh) so I'd have to go home first.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, let's do it. I can be there by 6, or a little after.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm busy tonight but hopefully I'll see some of you this weekend at C's (or R0nny's!).

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes, will probably be at Ronny's.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 18:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to xmas music on Pand0ra like I don't even give a Fuh.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

(Nick otm otm summary! And John I definitely think there are complexities and grey areas, but I'd respect Prince's photograph-of-a-photograph more, I think, if it had a surgeon general's warning in the corner. Or...NURSE's warning.)

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

I get it, because he made paintings of nurses.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Does anyone like Mucca Pazza? I heard them at the bar the other night and figured someone (prob. Jordan or Amander) here would be into it. I kind of liked their songs.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like Mucha Pizza.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

I've liked what I've heard (caught a little bit at the Hideout Block Party). Kr has been trying to persuade me to go see them with her for a long time.

Isn't R0b1n Russ0 really into them?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Remix opportunity

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would love to remix if someone would let me goof around with their Garageband program for a few hours.

Maybe include some Malcolm X snippets? Or Kermit the Frog? Or creating a dialogue between the two?

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just learned the other day that the beat for "Umbrella" is a GarageBand loop called "Vintage Funk Kit 03."

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Chicag0 Sl0w Down (1968 Riot Remix)

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol

xpost

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

Garageband loops are all OVER the place! I noticed them in between segments on ANTM. Then I started hearing them in commercials. Then I heard some song when I was out shopping that was almost completely garageband. It's funny because I'll hear something and be like what IS that... then I realize it's a sample I used in a St0nef0x song.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

most of those loops were recorded at a studio around here (madison)

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh crazy.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 19:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

john i'll give it a shot, even though we don't have our good software anymore and i'm supposed to be working on the ff album. i did a dismemberment plan remix for that remix album they put out a long time ago but they didn't use it, which is too bad because it was pretty good.

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can probably give you guys separated tracks, if you think that would be helpful. Either ProTools sessions or "individual dry recording stems," whatever that means.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

i don't know. i don't really know what i would do with them honestly, it just sounds fun to play around with. probably wouldn't end up with anything usable.

n/a, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

i just had some mac & cheese that burned my tongue a little. it was a bit too soupy too. i needed more noodles and less cheesy liquid.

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, not to be whatever about it, but I'm guessing we'll want a solid commitment soon-ish. Just because if WWSU ends up getting re-released early next year, we can use this as a promotional tool along with it.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Or maybe not, I dunno.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Which song is going to be the new "Don't Stop!"?

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

;-)

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

You mean the one that Obama will use as a campaign song?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

He should use OPP, but change it to "you down with O-ba-ma?" I can't think of a response that would rhyme with 'ma' though.

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yep, John.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 20:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

jaymc, separate tracks would be pretty key. i don't use pro tools and i don't know what "dry recording stems" are (bad weed???), but wav files of the individual tracks would be ideal (and should be pretty simple).

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Have we had this conversation before?

It's annoying when the boss says "Can you find me __________________" and you look and hunt and search and start to wonder if you threw it away or if it ever existed and finally you ask for help from the boss and then they come up with, "Oh, it's probably on my desk." And sure enough, there it is . :-/

Then I get a goofy stoner grin.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

what would you do: if your neighbor's laundry was in the dryer, and you took it out to dry your stuff, would you fold that shit?

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think I wouldn't take it out of the dryer.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

how long has it been in there?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

if it's like, a day or 12 hours i'd say fuck it 'cause it's wrinkled anyway. if it's been an hour i wouldn't take it out either.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I'm with Kevin.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'd say an hour. he did NOT fold my shit and now i have some wrinkly shirts and and jeans. if i was going to do the same, i would have felt bad enough about messing with his stuff that i would have tried to fold it, at least.

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

the thing is, we were hanging out earlier that night, so he could have just asked me to take it out.

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

he's probably an ironer, and doesn't understand that my whole laundry strategy is based on taking it out while it is hot and folding/hanging it right away, thus obviating the need for ironing

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm listening to the b0ld 0nes upcoming single on h0z@c records and it sounds fucking great. really good, sounds much much better than they do live and i like them as a live band.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

My friend J3ss H0ff and her fiance Chr1s B3rz@c have got to know by now that the name they've adopted to refer to themselves as a couple is the same as a record label.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, can I get an Old Timers head count?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

and was the unofficial name of a magazine for 7 years prior to being a label.

xpost.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

I must be a bad neighbor then! I was doing a load the other night and the neighbor's clothes were sitting in the dryer. Their basket was right in front, so I saw no harm in taking the clothes out and putting them in the basket. I didn't think to fold them. He was holding up the joint! We only have one washer/dryer. However, I get really upset if I'm washing clothes and someone jumps in. They see my dirty clothes right in front and then they just put my wet clothes on top of the dryer or something and start their load. Then I have to stop my whole process and start again another day. So basically, if I see someone is in the process of doing a few loads, I just come back a different day.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

i have heard a little of mucca pazza on their myspace but have not tried very hard to hear any more because when i looked on emusic for downloads and all they had was "live at l0llerpalooza" i gave up because that is not to my liking. (note i have been reading student writing all day and that makes me think in a runon sentence)

my students were so WHINY today! they were all like "the test is too LONG teacher" and then they finished like 45 min. early. It's a FINAL, y'all!

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm actually OK with removing wet clothes from the washing machine and putting them on the dryer. The way I figure, it's OK for wet clothes to sit out for a couple of hours (just not, like, overnight), and it's not like the person was going to put them back in the washing machine for any reason. Whereas with the dryer, you never know if the person wanted to throw them back in -- even if they feel totally dry, they may want to throw them in for another 10 minutes just to de-wrinkle them. Although, again, I agree with Kevin that it's probably OK if it's over an hour later.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

peoples need to learn to use a timer when they do their laundry.

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

(note i have been reading student writing all day and that makes me think in a runon sentence)

How is that a run-on sentence?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

that is not a run on sentence

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

One time a neighbor saw that we had taken his stuff out of the dryer and we noticed he put it BACK in the washer after this. He clearly didn't want anyone else touching his clothes (but I still don't think it's a bad thing to do). People should be aware when their stuff is done.

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

the one before it is though and that makes me feel like i am going nuts but on the other hand this is how my students write all the time i don't know if this bothers me but sometimes it's depend. i'm agree!

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

People should be aware when their stuff is done.
TIMER

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

We all agree then, basically.
And for the record, I only really care about my wet clothes being put on top of the dryer when:
a) I had other loads waiting to be washed (which I realize is egocentric) and/or
b) the top of the dryer is filthy

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

thankfully we now have a washer/dryer in the apt, and it's a wonderful thing

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

That does sound wonderful! Also, one day I'll have a dishwasher.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Our dryers are so old that you can't just pop in an extra quarter for 15 minutes or what-have-you. You'd have to pay another $1.50.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't think the run-on sentence you think is a run-on sentence is, in fact, a run-on sentence: it's just a long sentence with several conjunctions.

the one before it is though and that makes me feel like i am going nuts but on the other hand this is how my students write all the time i don't know if this bothers me but sometimes it's depend.

This turns into a run-in as soon as there's no punctuation or conjunction between "time" and "i," but it's OK before that (if poorly punctuated).

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I mean "run-on" not "run-in."

"I had a run-in with a run-on."

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

AGH whatever
i know what a gd run on sentence is
i have to deal with this shit all day every day

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sorry, don't mean to pick on you. This misuse of the term "run-on sentence" is just one of my pet peeves.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

today i had to tell a student that in her letter to barack0bama she had to fix her spelling of "as"

SHE SPELLED IT "ASS"

I AM IN THE TRENCHES, SON

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

here comes grizzled vet A.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's true
this girl is sassy as hell too. at the end of class she turned in her final said "i'm a lazy ass" and i was like, "is that with one 's' or two" and she laughed and said "two."

at least she laughed?

i'm sorry for fussing too. i'm just pretty gd sure that i know what a run on sentence is.

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

what grade is this?

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

this is esl/developmental english at the community/junior college level

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

I love your stories!

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 21:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

honestly, i don't think it's entirely appropriate for me to talk about this online but sometimes i can't help it. "ass" is one of those things i have to share.

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

uh oh
i didn't mean that

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

fatal blunder: made

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

"ass" is one of those things i have to share.

-- La Lechera, Thursday, December 6, 2007 4:00 PM (Thursday, December 6, 2007 4:00 PM) Bookmark Link

resisting the urge to post this to every thread on ilx right now.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

OH DON'T I KNOW IT
SO PROUD OF MYSELF

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

please don't

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

So just to clarify (I won't press the point further), do you still think the sentence about Mucca Pazza that you wrote was a run-on?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

not necessarily, but it needs help and is improperly punctuated. dude you have no idea the magnitude of run ons i see on a daily basis.

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Word.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Mucca Pazza CD is in the listening station at the Broadway Reckless.

My favorite 'manda story is the one student who wrote that workers get lezzy when the boss isn't around.

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

how long before this thread dies

ps -- know what song i can't get out of my head? "you should hear how she talks about you" by melissa manchester
http://youtube.com/watch?v=W_MZo88gzrA

xp - that was a good one. hahaha. lezzy.

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, can I get an Old Timers head count?

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

IN. I am done at 5 too so the earlier the better. I guess I can find somewhere to kill time though.

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Can't tonight but next week.

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I already said I'm f'n going like 2 days ago, just have to drop the rig off at home first. I probably won't be there until like 5:30-6 at the early end.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

i will be there around 5:15 5:30?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

i need to get some motherlovin' kleenex, i'm done and whenever the hvac comes on my eyes and nose start watering something fierce. i'm like buckingham fucking fountain over here.

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

J & J are going as well.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

x Pretttyyyy.

KitCat, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

thanks for the kleenex dan!

chicago kevin, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

I want to go, but then I also don't. Katie invited me to someplace, and I said no, but that was someplace on a certain part of town that is hard to get to/from and OT is so convenient....I dunno.

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Go ahead. Give in. Beer! Beer!

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

is OT cash only?

stingy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

They will take pretty much any form of payment you have. You could probably arrange to pay with a kidney if you were in dire financial straits but still wanted a watery beer.

dan m, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sweet, looking forward to it. Like I said earlier, I'll be there around 6.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Obama thing tomorrow just got weirder: MACY GRAY is now headlining.

jaymc, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

You know she and Tweed will do those "do do do"s on the Third Eye Blind song at the end.

Eazy, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

mucca pazza sound okay on myspace (moreso the slavicish tunes), but i'm not a fan of the whole wacky marching band circus image.

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

slavish?

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THINGS TODAY

- billing
- appeasement
- entering
- making sense of a room
- eating
---Trader Joes caramel filled chocolates, topped with crunchy rock salt
---peppermint bark
- getting some underpaid Mexicans some checks

Jesse, Thursday, 6 December 2007 22:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm not a fan of the whole wacky marching band circus image
yeah, it seems kinda corny and makes me wish they were actually a little more humorless in their presentation.

have fun tonight, goobers. wish i could join you.

La Lechera, Thursday, 6 December 2007 23:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

i am going to a high school basketball game tonight!

Jordan, Thursday, 6 December 2007 23:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is she a cheerleader or on the team?

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 01:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Trader Joes caramel filled chocolates, topped with crunchy rock salt

i had one of these tonight, it's very good! yum.

went to champagne tasting, it was pretty good. i have mid-range taste, it seems. then went to get a grilled cheese and fries. yum.

i'm up for thirsty thursday if you do it next week...

amanda, your stories make me laugh.

colette, Friday, 7 December 2007 02:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

rimshot.jpg, eazy, rimshot.jpg

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 03:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

(i'm friends with the coach)

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 03:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

It could snow 9 months out the year and I would be a happy man. I swear I'm not just (only) being contrary, but I get outdoors more in moderate winter weather than I do in any other season/weather, especially when it's snowing. Tonight I stayed on the train a couple stops and walked home in the snizzy.

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 03:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

i walked home from division and swore outloud to no one in particular the whole way home. i also stopped at picante and now have heartburn like you wouldn't believe.

so worth it though.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 05:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

I love the snow too. I don't like the ice and slush though. It makes me tense up my leg muscles and walk slowly and humorously, leading to much soreness.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 14:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Can anyone recommend a good cat sitter? I wanted to use the same company we used for the honeymoon, but they haven't called us back, so I'm thinking they are booked up already.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

No, sorry. Kenan is my cat-sitter.

Hey Colette? I don't have your email address (is your ILX email the useable?) but I have terrible news: I was on call at Catch and now I'm working. (Which is bad news, but it's also good b/c my checking acct. is going to go in the red in a few days b/c I'm so damn dumb as hell.)

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

reasons why it pays to get to know your neighbors:

-she is cat-sitting for me over xmas

-he is recording guitar tracks for a digd0wn remix

we just need to work out the laundry thing and then we'll be straight.

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

I feel like as soon as I meet a neighbor, they move away. I hope that says nothing bad about me. ha ha But seriously, there is so much turn over in our building.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

btw, it turns out high school girls aren't very good at basketball

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fuck you, my alma mater made it to the state finals last year.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'll get on that.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fuck you, my alma mater made it to the state finals last year.

-- jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:50 (2 minutes ago) Link

but that doesn't disprove jordan's theory. they could be the best of a bad lot, it wouldn't make them very good.

that said, jordan is full of shit on this one.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

that video makes me so happy

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

ha, that is pretty awesome

xpost

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

100% of the girls' high school basketball teams i've seen in the last five years are bad

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 15:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

OK, a little help here. My boss just emailed me

"What is on each of your Christmas wish lists?"

How do I answer that??

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is this your friend, Jordan?

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

she's a little prettier, and more masculine

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

This is causing roffles

Jenny says

Is there something that you could use at work that you might ask for? Like, is your office always cold? You could ask for a blanket. Do you get thirsty while typing? You could ask for a beer hat so you could drink diet coke without taking your hands off the keyboard. Is your butt dirty? You could ask her to install a bidet in the bathroom.

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Christians be getting riled up about this stupid looking Goldan Compass movie.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Christians who make the news are frequently completely cuckoo for cocoa puffs.

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

GoldEn, obviously. My typing is for shit today. The Yahoo user reviews are hilarious.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, when someone mentioned it at lunch one day - where by mention I mean just got through saying half the title - one lady yelled out, "That movie is anti-Christ!"

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Gooooooooooooldan

ah, for the days of changeable screen names...

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Apparently the movie totally mellowed down the atheistic leanings but the Christians are worried that kids who see the movie will want to read the books, which are apparently much more obvious in being anti-church and anti-religion in general, especially the second and third books in the trilogy.

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

Damn right. I don't want my kids doing any of that "reading" or "thinking".

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm having a backlash against "really good!" YA books lately, but that makes me want to read it

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

What YA books caused the backlash, Jordan?

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm having a backlash against "really good!" YA books

OTM

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Did any of you ever watch the Peanut Butter Solution?

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

i guess harry potter, plus just a general sense that adults are reading too many kids books in lieu of adult books, plus movies being made of hp/golden compass/dark is rising/wizard of earthsea/any decent middle-school level fiction (resulting in more adults reading YA books).

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

but you know, people like what they like, whatever

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

At least those people are reading something.
Hey, guess what? I'm reading Sister Carrie, which Jenny lent me, which takes place here in the 1890s. It is very enjoyable. I want to be home reading it in bed.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's true. i got depressed last night, listening to a teacher talk about how so many kids seem to actively dislike reading these days.

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ahh I see. Well, I suppose it helps to have some perspective on what "really good" means, or who's telling you so. But I've never stopped reading YA so whaddo I know? :)

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also if you think YA literature is just for kids and too simple/silly/immature/unsophisticated for adults who should really be reading Dickens or Amis or White Teeth or something, you could stand to broaden your understanding of YA. Sorry to be cranky, but it's true.

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

this is what I'm in the middle of:

http://www.amazon.com/Driver-Dangerous-Pursuit-Outlaw-Racing/dp/0061227935

Entertaining, and quite interesting at times, but wow the guy is an asshole.

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Won't someone answer my plea?

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tell him what you want for xmas.

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Let's start a SVHigh revivalist movement.
Bruce removed Jessica's bikini top in the pool!
Elizabeth keeps finding her clothes crumpled in a pile on her sister's floor!

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Her. You racist.

xpost

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

kids books are for kids
young adults books are for young adults
adults books are for adults
large print books are for large prince
thesauruses are for dinosarauruses
picture books are for illiterates
internets books is for cum-muters
picture pages is for bill cosbies
nonfictions is for the truthees
fictions is for the liars

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Besides, all the books you listed that have been movie-fied, Jordan, aren't just middle school-level, they're also all sci-fi/fantasy specifically, and the bubble of interest in that genre should prob be considered separately from the rise of YA lately -- seeing as how historically everything but the coldest, most technical sci-fi has generally been downgraded in age by publishers and booksellers and the public opinion because of a lingering prejudice that adults "don't" read about things that "aren't real".

The upswelling of YA in the last few years should really be taken as part of the aging of a generation of readers -- there was a partic large bunch of children born about 12-15 years ago, and they've been carrying the industry with them as they aged. Five or eight years ago the surge was in picture books, and movies were made of Jumanji and that silly Christmas thing about the jingle bell (a great book but ew, TOM HANKS??), and others. Harry Potter just helped to open the way for those kids to read SF/F, but the age group was already poised to latch onto SOMEthing.

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't read fiction that is real.

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, me neither except for middlegrade and YA. I think I lose interest in people older than about 14 unless they're very good at remembering how to be 14 (or younger).

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

That all may be true, but still, I don't remember adults being aware of/into the books I was reading in middle school.

xpost, you mean only fake f1ction?

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like reading about old people!

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

hey laurel, something you wrote about BF being offputting made me think that you would really like plexi 3. see if ian can burn you some of their singles.

xpost- I think I lose interest in people older than about 14 unless they're very good at remembering how to be 14

laurel kay letourneau.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think I've seen plexi 3, oddly enough, with LiveFastDie at gl@sslands. I'm not sure they made a giant impression but maybe I was distracted and/or it was an off night? Certainly didn't DISlike!

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

how long ago was it? they haven't even been together a year yet!

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Over the summer, with Theresa and sleep...it was warm weather. The rest of the line up was LFD and Aa and a very Joy Div-y post-punk band from Paris called Frustration.

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

i know the frustration, on s-s records?
i still think you'd dig the plexi 3 singles.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah! And yes, you're probably right -- I like what they have on mice pace.

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

apropos of nothing, just saw it elsewhere and it made me laugh:

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wu-Tang is for the children.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Here come the Martain Martians,
And I wouldn't be surprised if they were riding on their Martian bike.
And we have to find out right now
What kind of flavor do these Martians like.

Here come the Martian Martians
And they're riding on their Martian bike
Well, we have to find out right now
What kind of ice cream do the Martians like?
Here come the Martian Martians
Why staying in such a cheap hotel?
Maybe we should help out the Martians
Looks like the Martians ain't doin' too well.

Martian time time time
Well, it's Martian rhyme time
We got a Martian rhyme for Martian Martian time
And the Martians got notebooks in their little hand
Well they're strangers in this land
Martian time It's Martian Martian time

Well, here come the Martian Martains.
They're trying to fight with rocks and sticks
Don't the Martians know better?
Looks like they're up to their same old tricks.
Well, here come the Martian Martians,
They got notebooks in their hand.
What are they trying to write down?
I guess they must be strangers in this land.

Martian rhyme rhyme
Well, Martian time time
Well, you got Martian rhymes for Martian Martian time.
See, the Martians have notebooks in their little hand.
See, they're still strangers in this land.
Martian time, it's Martian Martian time.

Well, here come the Martians
Baking up a Martian cake
We better find out right now
What kind of flavor do these Martians make.
Well, here come the Martian Martians,
There're Martian schoolgirls too
Well, I like the Martian schoolgirls,
And I hope they like me too.
Martian rhyme rhyme rhyme
It's Martian time time time
You got the Martian rhymes for Martian Martian time.

The Martians have notebooks in their little hand
Because they're strangers in this land.
Martian rhyme, it's Martian Martian time.
Well, here come the Martian Martians
Well, they're baking up a Martian pie
I hope the Martians like me
And give some to I.
Well, here come the Martian Martians,
Well, they're setting up a Kool-Aid stand.
Where's their financial advisor?
Somebody should take him by the hand.
Martian rhyme rhyme rhyme
Martian time time time
You got a Martian rhyme for Martian Martian time.
And the Martians have notebooks in their little hand
They're still strangers in this land
Martian rhyme, it's Martian Martian time.

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

that was after j.r. had lost his already tenuous grip on reality.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like reading about old people!

-- Jordan, Friday, December 7, 2007 5:00 PM (29 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

this made me larf

i just finished grading one set of exams and i have some news for you.
guys, just so you know these are the other ways that you can spell "Ecuadorean" (which is the NYT's preferred spelling)
* ecuadoreas
* ecuatidians
* equatos

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

What about equator?

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

no, equatos

i cannot stop laughing

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm reading Benjamin Kunkel's Indecision, and the narrator (who, to be fair, isn't so sharp when it comes to the world around him) calls them "Ecuadoris."

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahahaha oh god

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

equations

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also, FYI
The ancient pyramids of the Aztecs were made 100 years ago.

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

NO. Wait, really? Can't be.

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

so THAT'S who built the pyramids!

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

100 year old Aztecs.

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's what my dad said

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

someone explain this crossword clue: big foot? = EEE

is that a european shoe size or something?

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

width?
or maybe it's like OMG BIGFOOT EEEEEEEEEEEE

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

EEE indicates width in a shoe size. It also shows up in a lot of crosswords.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tausig's puzzle this week was the easiest of his I've ever done: I did it on the way home the other night, and I was done before I got to Fullerton.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i agree, super easy (both the inkwell one and the one in the Onion)

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

i like doing easy crosswords though :>

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I meant the Inkwell one. Haven't done the Onion one yet.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

the past couple of weekends sarah and i have taken the onion and reader crosswords with us to brunch and traded them back and forth while waiting for our food. most obnoxious cute couple thing to do y/n?

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

y

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

no, that's a good system

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

more obnoxious than doing it: braggin on the internet about doing it

;)

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

but if i don't brag, who will appreciate the beauty of our pure love?

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

the baby jesus

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

coooooooooooouuples
doing crosswords tooooooooogether
hooooooolding hands
dooooon't you wish you were like them
yooooooou're going to be doing crosswords alone ...
fooooooooooooooooooooooooooreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

laaaaa deeeeeeee da deee daaaaaaaaa

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

who are you

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

a smug chanteur

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

who are you???

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

do you even know?????

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

nick, i got over the hump, i listen to seven second delay now

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

i do know
i am an equato

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm planning to get faded at a baby shower tomorrow

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

señora roboto

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm sick just in time for the weekend! yay me!!

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

equato sounds like one of those made-up fruits where they force two fruits to have sex to one another. like ... a cantelope and ... a tangerine ... and a ... blueberry. a menage a trois de fruits.

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mel Gibson's Equato

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

OH MY FUCKING GOD YOU KNOW WHAT I LOVE MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD? GIVING REMEDIAL COMPUTER LESSONS TO 50 YEAR OLD WOMEN. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY DON'T ACTUALLY WANT HELP, THEY WANT ME TO GIVE UP AND DO IT FOR THEM. GOD I LOVE THAT. I LOVE THAT SO MUCH.

HOW DO YOU BROWSE FILES? HOW DO YOU BROWSE FILES? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

kenan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's entirely possible that I have had too much coffee.

kenan, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to be doing crosswords alone forever.

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Pluots are so delicious.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

I prefer doing crosswords alone, too.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

But that's largely because I like the sense of pride and accomplishment, where I can be like I DID THAT ALL BY MYSELF.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wamu's hold music sounds like the intro for "Like a Virgin"

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

before i moved in with jen our sunday morning ritual was doing the online crossword in the irish times, euro spellings fucked us every time.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 18:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

i have an as yet unfulfilled fantasy about sunday morning in bed, including a lady, coffee, and crosswords. maybe waffles.

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

my left eye has been twitching uncontrollably for the last few days, wtf

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey, what does "FTW" stand for?

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

for the win

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

jordan, don't be greedy. i'd settle for a sunday in bed with any one of those things.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

is it really so much to ask?!

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

(i guess the lady is the key part that i've been missing)

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fuck The World

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

waffles in bed seems like a bad idea to me, especially if they have maple syrup on (which they must do). i can't even imagine having syrup seeping into the mattress.

colette, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fear The Waffles

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

i can't even imagine having syrup seeping into the mattress.

of all the things that could seep into a mattress maple syrup is probably the most innocuous.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

just don't use too much syrup, waffles are nature's syrup holders. or sometimes i make sour cream waffles and top with sour cream.

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

btw, i have my cold brew coffee cold brewing at home. or, i guess it brewed last night, and now the concentrate is draining. i'm a little skeptical of the microwaving part, but i look forward to not having to make coffee for at least two weeks.

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

OMG Jordan's sour cream waffles!!!
You should talk about them with a lady friend and maybe one thing will lead to another.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh, i have talked up breakfast at my place already :>

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would be more than happy to act as a reference on behalf of your waffle-making skills.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Man, I totally want to make those this weekend.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Check this out. One of my sisters was supposed to buy my sister-in-law's train ticket and get reimbursed for it (they were traveling from DC together) and she FORGOT to buy the other ticket!! Now the train is full. :-(

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

ugh, that sounds not good, sarah! this is why i prefer to make my own travel arrangements even if it means doing it for other people as well...

colette, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Totally random - of course - but at lunch today we were talking about our benefits program, since we're in open enrollment now. Anyway, all these questions were flying, so I came out with, "Hey, does it make any sense to start a 401k even though our company doesn't match contributions?" And it was like a total freeze-frame in a bad comedy, perhaps accompanied by a record scratch, whereupon one coworker said, "Sarah!! You are foolish not to already have a 401k at your age! Please tell me you at least have an IRA going??" Oh, good times.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 19:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh, i have talked up breakfast at my place already :>

Hard to schedule in until basketball season's over, right?

"Breakfast in Bed" by Dusty Springfield is one of the great raunchy songs ever.

The EEE reminded me of this book.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ugh. I need to put away money for retirement. Or funeral at least.

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

you know how it is, she's got games, finals, ACTs, driver's license test, etc.

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

plus i'll bet her babysitter watches her like a hawk, amirite?

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

who babysits the babysitters?

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

you do, uncle badtouch.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Overheard in New York:

Dad: What are you going to do if a boy tries to kiss you?
Little girl: Bop him on the head.
Dad: That's right -- bop him on the head with a stick.

--1 train

Laurel, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

all the kids are "bopping" these days

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

there's no stopping
the cretins from bopping

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

there's a film trailer that's on the "kicking and screaming" VHS that i've seen a million times, and this conversation is making me thing of part of it. "she's 16, she's got no pores!" "she's got no drivers license."

you had to be there, obv.

hmm, i would like to go home now to make the focaccia for tonight.

colette, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yay! Oh, by the way, c, my mom found a used dutch oven for me for xmas! I haven't tried making the bread yet though.

KitCat, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

cool, it's actually evolving all over the place. cooks illustrated suggests replacing about 1/3 of the water with beer (light lager, to be exact) and add a teaspoon of vinegar as well. this gives it a more flavorful taste...i think it helps, but we're probably just going to make a starter and use that.

colette, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

all my friends are boppin' the blues, it must be goin' round

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

don't fear the perkins

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey, I just found that my big Hollywood movie appearance from 1995 is online. I'm wearing glasses and am not attractively outfitted, at 0:04.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha, are you walking by from the left? awesome.

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

silvialaputa (2 months ago) Show Hide Marked as spam 0 (Reply)
QUE GRAN PELICULA

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

It took some acting prep to appear to be convincingly engaged in conversation with my walking companion.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Was the language barrier much of a problem for you?

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

They CGI-ed my mouth to make it look like I was speaking Spanish.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey, there goes the state pinball champion.

jaymc, Friday, 7 December 2007 20:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

silvialaputa? who gives themselves that kind of name?

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

silvia

La Lechera, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

does anyone know anything about the red-blue line superstation planned for Block 37? I keep reading that the platform and tracks will be connected, but I don't understand how the tracks can be connected.

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

welding

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

I could see a superstation going from Washington/Michigan to Washington/Dearborn, but I guess that's how the two stations were connected before the station closed.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

it would be pretty unsafe to put a train on tracks that weren't connected to anything.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Construction to modify the State Street subway platform for connecting tunnels and tracks that will link the Red and Blue Line subways and connect them to the planned rapid transit station at 108 N. State Street begins 12:00 midnight,
Monday, October 23, 2006.

from the CTA's news release

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's State St. in Wisconsin, btw

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

That Blue transit center over at Clark/Lake is such a shiny big one that they won't replace that, I'm sure, so maybe the blue will jut over an extra block and run by a platform connecting to the red platform? I can't imagine that they would put both trains on the same track -- that would just gum up everything.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would imagine they say "connect" in the same manner that the Red Line is connected to the elevated Loop tracks or like the Paulina connecting track before it became part of the Pink line. There is a tunnel that breaks off of the Blue between Grand and C/L, too.

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Construction to modify the State Street subway platform for connecting tunnels and tracks

^^that wording is lacking and ambiguous

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Write an angry email to the CTA.

dan m, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Why can't I find anything online that shows an artist's rendering of the completed superstation?

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Friday, 7 December 2007 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

LIAR!

http://transit.toronto.on.ca!!!!!!!!!!!!!/images/subway-5122-05.jpg

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

here come the martian martians

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would love to have that drawing framed on my living-room wall.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

the perspective on that thing is kkkkeeerazy

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

like if you look in the foreground and you imagine that those tubes are sitting on the surface of the street instead of under the street but for some reason the people inside are half as tall as the people outside, and suddenly it's an m.c. escher painting

n/a, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like the two women in matching outfits on the sidewalk.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

And those trees must be 50 feet tall.

Eazy, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

A 50 foot tree is not unlikely, is it?

Jesse, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

later gators, i'm going home and going to bed.

chicago kevin, Friday, 7 December 2007 22:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Going home and going to bed ruined my Friday night... I'm sorry I didn't make it out, guys.

dan m, Saturday, 8 December 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

50 foot tree is likely. Here's a real photo of that station.

I have to be far away from Ronny's 'til 11 or midnight, so I may have to miss the extravaganza tonight, alas alas.

Eazy, Saturday, 8 December 2007 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

:-(

gbx, Saturday, 8 December 2007 18:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

i had a great time last night, thanks everyone that helped me celebrate!

any idea about the timing of the show tonight? we'd like to come but are both exhausted and so knowing when everyone is on would help with planning...

colette, Saturday, 8 December 2007 18:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for having us over! I'm really glad that I was able to make it because I had a grand time.

Jesse, do you remember this?

Jenny, Saturday, 8 December 2007 19:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also:

Jenny, Saturday, 8 December 2007 19:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

show starts at 9 - 9:30ish, spectacles play first, then sharks, then us, with poem2song and magic in between sets i think? i like all the bands playing tonight so i would tell people to get there early but my guess is sharks will start around 10-10:30ish and we'll start about an hour after that?

n/a, Saturday, 8 December 2007 19:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

I do remember that! I have a video of that day too! Let's eat 'shrooms again soon. You're got a lawyering job now, it'll be fine.

Jesse, Saturday, 8 December 2007 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Attn: lawyers

Some of my coworkers and I have questions about collective bargaining and NICA (Nat'l Independent Contractor Association). We are....disgruntled.

gbx, Saturday, 8 December 2007 22:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

C-I'm sorry I didn't make it to the party last night, many happy congratulations! N & S, no chance you guys are going on earlier than 11:30ish, is there? I promise I'll make it one of these days, but I have a 11:30 call at the Playground. boo.

sisut, Saturday, 8 December 2007 22:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

wow, i just did a crossword with "stereolab", "ween", and "rilo" (kiley) as answers. actually i've never heard rilo kiley, but that one shows up in puzzles all the time.

Jordan, Saturday, 8 December 2007 22:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Attn: bike messengers

Email me.

Jenny, Sunday, 9 December 2007 01:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

Attn Xwrdrz stfu, srsment

Jesse, Sunday, 9 December 2007 09:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

uh, jk?

Jesse, Sunday, 9 December 2007 09:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

My last crossword had RILO in it.

And I just did a new one, but I have to wait until tomorrow morning before I can import it into Crossword Weaver (which is only available for PC).

jaymc, Sunday, 9 December 2007 22:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, I can't tell if you're actually annoyed by the crossword puzzle talk on this thread or not. You've made a couple comments that make me think you are, but maybe I'm just reading into it too much.

jaymc, Sunday, 9 December 2007 22:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Earlier all I said was that I was surprised that there wasn't a crossword thread. And then when I wrote STFU, I was drunk and utterly unreasonable.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 05:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

And I wanted to use the abbreviation "srsmt" b/c I thought it was clever.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 05:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

IS THIS, OR IS THIS *NOT* THE BEST CHRISTMAS CARD YOU'VE EVER SEEN???

(despite my crappy scan of it, and the sloppy redaction of the phone number)

From Robin Ru550.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 06:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

= Serieusement?

Eazy, Monday, 10 December 2007 13:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

Good morning!
How was the show last night, Eric? I ended up not leaving the apartment once yesterday. I didn't even open the door!

KitCat, Monday, 10 December 2007 14:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

And I just did a new one, but I have to wait until tomorrow morning before I can import it into Crossword Weaver

So what did you do it on?

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

I fulfilled my xword fantasy yesterday. :) It involved the NYT puzzle, for one thing.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think that's supposed to be notated with :) :) :) jordan.

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was being modest :) :) :)

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

but for real, actually finishing that puzzle took alllll day, and some community assistance.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

but for real, actually finishing that puzzle took alllll day,

my heart's not exactly breaking over here...

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol at community assistance

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

sorry, i'll stop braggin' 2007.

also i watched disc 1 of the Wire season 4 and i'm obsessed all over again. i almost bought the box just so i wouldn't have to wait until later this week for netflix to send more, but it was $50.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

i did not step foot in a bar this weekend for the first time in a while. and apparently i missed a good time up at HC thursday night. "dancers", coked out millionaires, puking.... sounds like it had it all.

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

That is indeed a great Xmas card.

kenan, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

also i watched disc 1 of the Wire season 4 and i'm obsessed all over again

^^^ ditto. we watched all of disc 1 last night. so good. it's kind of crazy how many characters they have at this point, though it's not too hard getting caught back up again. i had totally forgotten about the excon/boxing instructor guy.

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 15:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think am going to make Ye Olde River Wolf chili soon (possibly for an informal chili battle). if anyone else has a good chili recipe, pls share!

xpost, cutty!

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

there have to be like 10 plotlines going right now, huh?

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

i would try and list them all but i would probably piss somebody off

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

i told a teacher about the Wire and she was skeptical (thought it would be on some Dangerous Minds shit). then i showed her the classroom scenes from episode 3 and totally won her over.

i know, right?

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

THE WIRE SPOILER ALERT

current plotlines:
1. mayoral race
2. prez becomes a teacher
3. excon/boxing instructor guy
4. bodie's weak renegade corner
5. wiretap unit going after marlo
6. ex-police guy helping college study young offenders
7. new group of young kids (dookie, ponytail kid, randy, et al)
8. omar
9. bald white dude working as security for the mayor
10. drug kingpin consortium trying to get marlo to help crack down on NY dealers
11. mcnulty is settled down/bunk and other homicide dudes (neither of these is really a full plot line at this point so I counted each as half)

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

obv. some of those are bigger than others, and there's a lot of overlap

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

I've seen a handful of episodes from the first season so none of that means anything to me. It is one of those shows I will probably watch in its entirety in a furious month of Netflixing/torrenting, someday.

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

somemonth

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

don't forget freamon following the barksdale money trail and the higher-ups breaking up the unit

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

and bunk's homicide case, which will obv. intersect with marlo and his hitmen

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

that girl killer (w/the nail gun) is totally creepy

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was joking last night that she is going to fall in love with bodie and there will be some romeo & juliet action (this will not happen).

did you see that omar's boyfriend was reading a george pelecanos book?

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

We didn't even realize that character was a girl until we heard her name was Felicia.

KitCat, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

srsmt = serieusment, yes.

I want to show everyone that credit card.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fuck. CHRISTMAS CARD.

I had a terrible night at Catch and needed medicating and I am suffering from Xanax-brain this morning.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

were you guys all hooked on the wire right away? we watched the first episode of the first season and were kind of "meh." but everyone says it's so great...

colette, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, honestly i didn't know that character was a girl until i listened to a little of the commentary!

did you see that omar's boyfriend was reading a george pelecanos book?

ha, no, i was wondering what book that was.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

thinking back, i was interested right away but it might have taken a couple episodes for me to get totally hooked.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

it definitely gets better as it goes on and there is less emphasis on mcnulty as a central character, as he's the most stereotypical cop show character on The Wire. but if you don't like it after the first few episodes, you're probably not going to like the rest.

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

So what did you do it on?

Crossword Wizard, which is for Mac. It allows you to make the grid but not to turn it into a pretty page with columns of clues, etc.

Anyway: here it is.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

Whoops, that was too small. I mean this.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

Awesome. Do you just pick a standard grid from a template? It seems like the grid options in Crossword Weaver are kind of limited, but I don't feel equipped to make one from scratch or whatever.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

I CAN'T WRITE A CURSIVE "B" TO SAVE MY LIFE. (trying to forge my boss's signature)

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

also i watched disc 1 of the Wire season 4 and i'm obsessed all over again. METOO.
I also did not realize creepy nail gun kid was a girl until JUST NOW. I thought someone referred to him as a she, which confused me, but I had been watching for several hours at that point and was experiencing fatigue.

The classroom scenes are GRATE.

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Carcetti totally creeps me out too. Man do I love that show.

Colette, as for your question, yes I was hooked right away, but I am a a pretty big fan of the genre. Try it with the subtitles on -- it relieves some of my name-related listening fatigue.

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

also i am going to start spelling your name correctly starting today

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just make my own grids. Sometimes I do the whole grid first before filling in clues and sometimes it kind of fills itself in as I go along. Once you've done a couple, it's easy to remember what works and what doesn't, like how you need at least three black squares at the grid's edge after at least three rows. Crossword Weaver also automatically makes it symmetrical for you (if you put a black square in the top-left corner, it will automatically create on in the bottom-right).

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

sometimes it kind of fills itself in as I go along

I don't mean this literally. Just that the words I pick dictate what the grid looks like, rather than the grid dictating what words I pick.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

Very interesting, I did the opposite on my first puzzle, which probably made it harder than necessary. Next time I won't work from a template.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

you guys i think i have the arthuritis in my left wrist/hand
:(
hello geritol

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also, now that I'm doing themed puzzles, I have to fill in the theme answers first.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Does anyone here know any good bossanova music?

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Besides, like, Getz/Gilberto?

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

I used to have a cheap Antonio Carlos Jobim sampler that was pretty undeniable.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I guess? I am searching ILM threads for later reading.

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

jobim, sergio mendes' brasiliero album, getz/gilberto is the obvious one, Black Orpheus soundtrack

xpost

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

(This is the Jobim comp I had.)

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

i tend to like samba stuff a lot more, like any carlinhos brown album.

also david byrne's label put out some great brazilian comps, i forget what they're called.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah -- all of it
i would start with joao gilberto/stan getz (can't remember the name of the album)

oops too late for me
damn that arthuritis

worst medical advice ever:
"Another technique is to substitute distraction for pain. Focus your attention on things that you enjoy. Imagine a peaceful setting and wonderful physical sensations. Thinking about something that is enjoyable can help you relax and become less stressed. Find something that will make you laugh -- a cartoon, a funny movie, or even a new joke. Try to put some joy back into your life. Even a small change in your mental image may break the pain cycle and provide relief."

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jobim's Wave is all right, too, but it's a little too sweeping and orchestral for my tastes.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

Whose the hell advice is that??

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

goddamn webmd

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

You know what makes me happy and distracts me from pain?? PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS, THAT'S WHAT.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

i stretch and rub my wrist/hand/forearm, like, every five minutes. i don't even notice i do it anymore.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Seriously. "A cartoon" is not gonna cut it. I am wearing a wrist brace for the second year in a row.

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

I stopped reading WebMD a long time ago. Worst possible thing for hypochondriacs.

Also, I'm starting to get sick. :(

I almost didn't come into work today.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

thx peeps

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

I hurt my left wrist yesterday, I shit you not, while air drumming. In the shower.

Later on I went to Home Depot and bought a shovel, then shoveled all the snow/slush/ice off of our sidewalk, which actually helped it a bit. And now I have a blister on my hand.

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

which actually helped it a bit

my wrist

and the sidewalk, too

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

amanda, i keep reading about a supplement that's good for aching joints, but don't know if it's a scam or not-- glucosamine, i think?

colette, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

I hurt my left wrist yesterday, I shit you not, while air drumming.

haha, i've done this too, though not seriously. i think it's because your movements are waaay more exaggerated than when you actually have a stick in your hand.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to start an Air Drumming Awareness Organization.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

do any of you have a good vegetarian lasagna recipe you can send me? i just want regular lasagna, with noodles, sauce, cheese, and mmmmmmmaybe spinach. no eggplant, zucchini, squash, anything else like that. classic lasagna.

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

hmmm can't you just make regular lasagna without the meat if you don't want veggies in it

sauce noodles sauce cheese sauce noodles repeat until pan is full

i give glucosamine to my elder doggie for his joints. maybe i should take it too.

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

We made lasagna last weekend. I can send you a recipe later. We did two kinds: 1) spinach and bechamel sauce, and 2) mushroom and marinara sauce. But they both had the same base of no-boil noodles and three kinds of cheese: parmesan, fontina, and cottage (the latter substituting for ricotta and barely noticeable, if you're not a fan of cottage, which I'm not).

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I AM STUPID AND I NEED A RECIPE

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

i actually don't like ricotta or cottage cheese but apparently some is necessary for lasagna

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cheese-Lasagna/Detail.aspx looks pretty similar to one we did from jamie's italy (the only jamie oliver cookbook i like)

i'd like to make more pasta bakes this winter.

jaymc, did you make the bechamel sauce yourself or was it ready made? i'm always scared to try stuff like that.

colette, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

zukes are awes in lasag

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

We made the bechamel ourselves. Or rather, Kr did. I don't remember what was in it. The recipe was from Cook's Illustrated.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

i use low fat ricotta and it has never bothered me -- i'm not a fan of ricotta generally. if you want to put some frozen spinach in there just layer with the sauce/cheese OR mix in with the cheese for minimal noticing of the spinach. also remember an egg in the cheese mixture to hold it together.

i guess i just usually don't use a recipe for pasta dishes.

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

i can't tell the difference between frozen spinach and fresh in something that's cooked to hell like lasagna is, so that's why i recommend frozen (chopped, in the bag not the weird box) for ease.

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

See, here's the thing: with this recipe we used, the lasagna only has to be cooked for 20 minutes. We blanched the spinach first, so it stayed moist and fresh.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

mmm, this is making me hungry! i'm not sure PB&J is going to cut it, but alas that's what i've got. but lovely leftover art of pizza stuffed pizza for dinner tonight, which is certainly in the same family.

colette, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, 20 min is very short! i usually cook it for like an hour. honestly, i learned how to make lasagna from reading the noodle box.

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink


Spinach Lasagna

The Problem: A test kitchen sampling of representative recipes revealed that most cookbook authors tried to add "personality" by seasoning the lasagna with extraneous, bold ingredients. One, with an excess of garlic and bunches of basil, tasted not like spinach but pesto. Another was overwhelmed by pungent Gorgonzola. Tomato-based spinach lasagnas (which are quite common) weren't much good either, although the acidic, sweet tomatoes distracted tasters from the slimy spinach--perhaps a blessing in disguise.

The Goal: In northern Italy, where traditional spinach lasagna has its roots, cooks keep things simple, combining layers of homemade pasta, fresh spinach, béchamel (white sauce), and cheese. It makes an ideal entrée for informal dinner parties, given its delicate flavors and straightforward ingredient list. A successful spinach lasagna contains fresh, green spinach highlighted by a delicate, savory sauce, tender noodles, and mild, creamy cheese.

The Solution: Start with no-boil noodles but soak them in hot tap water for five-minutes to soften. Blanch the spinach and then wring out to remove all excess water. Layer the noodles and spinach with traditional béchamel, fontina, and Parmesan cheeses and, instead of ricotta, use cottage cheese. The cottage cheese, pureed with an egg to smooth out its curds, may be heretical to a northern Italian cook, but it provides a pleasing tang and extra creaminess without the distinct, somewhat dry layer created by ricotta. Bake just 20 minutes in the oven and then brown quickly under the broiler.

The rest of the recipe is only online for subscribers, but I can transcribe later.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh wow, do i get online access with the subscription i got as a wedding present? that would be great, i can't believe i didn't know that before.

colette, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

pizza stuffed pizza?!

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

i will eat ricotta but i'm not a huge fan either. i think i was scarred by some terrible calzones in my past.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ, i called a jewish bookstore in milwaukee to get a gift certificate for my mom, and OVER THE PHONE they ask what i do in town and if i'm still in school and if i'm interested in attending some events over at the jewish center. these people.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Did you say "I'm particularly interested in eating bacon, do you have a bacon night?"

Laurel, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

hahaha
also haha: jesus christ, i called a jewish bookstore...

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've been watching a lot of curb your enthusiasm lately. the one with the orthodox jews at the ski lodge = omg.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but why didn't Rachel call someone to help them herself?

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Good point! It would have been better if they didn't force the cell phone in so that Larry could make that call at the end.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

try the recipe that john's talking about. krista brought me some and it was really fucking good. i <3 me some spinach lasagna.

JuliaA, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

does anyone else bother with hotmail accounts anymore? i haven't been able to get into mine for days because of this new windows live thing. i did a google search and found lots of complaints from ppl who couldn't get into their email, and also this post:

Hello i live in Kenya and i just opened my windows live email I.D and i am loving it everyday

this shit is srsly annoying me though.

JuliaA, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

All my personal stuff is on Gmail now and spammy/ordering stuff is on Yahoo.

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 18:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ha, that prompted me to look at my email and I got a reminder that I had agreed to go to this tonight:

http://www.genart.org/event.view.htm?itemid=2145

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I have too many friends still using hotmail. I finally convinced one to switch to gmail, and gmail prompty suspended his account for a few days because they thought he was a spambot for some reason. :(

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

my plate is full tonight, stew making, baby sitting, record release show going, beer drinking, regret making, etc.

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

who put the prompt in the prompty prompty prompt

what a weird word

La Lechera, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

mss (dpm)%

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

am i an evil person for only emailing my family from my hotmail spammy/ordering account, and leaving my personal gmail account non-family?

my mom does spam me with bs forwards though.

JuliaA, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

kevin, i hope you are scheduling the regret-making after the baby-sitting.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

my mom is coming to town to make latkes tonight.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

baby-making, regret-sitting

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

Enjoy that xp

Laurel, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

kevin, i hope you are scheduling the regret-making after the baby-sitting.

yeah, i'm *hoping* i won't have to do the baby sitting as caring for an actual infant baby scares the living crap out of me. i told them they should just prop the kid up on a bar stool during soundcheck. they sell earplugs there, i don't know what the problem is.

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

The problem is that can she even hold her own head up yet? Actually she probably can, she's older than I originally thought.

Laurel, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

they've got a car seat, strap that thing to a stool.

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

Baby is going to be posting here tomorrow bitching about tall people at shows.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

They raise 'em right in Chicago.

Laurel, Monday, 10 December 2007 19:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just ate a scone that didn't completely suck. This is a breakthrough.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

a winner is you

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

apparently kids are still into ska? and have ska bands? i don't know if this is reassuring or worrying.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

It gives them a reason to learn the trombone, I guess.

Laurel, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like it when brass instruments stay relevant.

Laurel, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

^^^i have very mixed feelings about this. although, one of our best trombone players started in ska.

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

good ska is good music, bad ska is bad music

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

pparently kids are still into ska? and have ska bands? i don't know if this is reassuring or worrying.

-- Jordan, Monday, December 10, 2007 2:36 PM (Monday, December 10, 2007 2:36 PM) Bookmark Link

that depends, is your retirement heavily tied to the porkpie hat industry?

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

AWESOME!!! I'm off the babysitting hook!

chicago kevin, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

YAY time for party!

Laurel, Monday, 10 December 2007 20:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

getting references for grad school = ;_; x 1,000,000

i am going to get one from my boss, no biggy. but academic references are important. i am trying to get one from a prof. who i only had for one class, but it was psychology of religion, and my majors were psych and religion, and he gave me an A-. however, i sucked overall in psych so if he looks at my overall gpa for that major then i am screwed. meanwhile, only two of the religion profs i had are still teaching at w&m and i didn't do too impressively in either of their classes (one gave me a C+ and a B, other one gave me a C+ and a B-). i got good grades in other religion classes but none of those profs are there anymore, most are probably retired and i can't remember their names anyways because it was 7+ years ago. what was i doing in college?

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

i need two refs. for one school, so that's not too much of a problem, i can use my boss and hopefully the psych of religion prof. but the other school wants three references. for the third do i use a) a professor who won't remember me and who didn't give me very good grades or b) my boss from richmond

ugh

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't know what I'm talking about, bbbbuut... Maybe it's ok to use the Richmond boss since you haven't been in school for so long?

KitCat, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

i emailed one of the religion profs anyways, asking if i can send her my resume and update her on what i've been doing since graduation and we'll talk about a reference once she's had a chance to read it. if i feel like her reference will be no good i can just not use it.

now for a nap

n/a, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe you should ask your mom

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Argh, I really want to skip band practice tonight because I feel like shit but was told this Friday's show is too important. :(

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Where is the next show?

KitCat, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

Schubas. Label guy will be there.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

Eep

KitCat, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't think a prof being at the same school you graduated from is a requirement for using them as an academic reference? If that's the case I'm never ever going to be able to go to grad school because most of the profs I would ask for a reference have left MTU by now.

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I would hate to have to get refs for grad school. I've been out of school for 3 years and my last 2 semesters were trainwrecks. Right now though my boss likes me and I'm going to be enrolled in undergrad again, so I guess I have a second chance.

Nick, have you decided what you're going for? Did you say it and I missed it?

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

My finger hurts. I cut it on a stone crab claw last night and there is a flap of skin hanging off of it. So worth it, though nomnomnom.

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I have no idea what I would do either. I could do R1chard D4vis, and then maybe track down the one professor whose class I actually liked, participated in, and did okay in.

Where did you eat, Jesse?

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

What Dan said, unless Nick means that he can't track down the profs who have left or retired. (Although I would think the school might be able to help you with that.)

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 21:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I ate at the restaurant where I work. Hunched over a stainless steel prep table in back. Have you had stone crab?? so YUM!

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 22:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

And so sharp!

Jesse, Monday, 10 December 2007 22:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

There's a prof in the English department who was my advisor, my thesis advisor, and whom I took a couple of classes with, including freshman and senior seminar and an independent study. I've also kept in touch with her over the last few years, so she'd be the ideal candidate for a reference. After that, I imagine I would probably ask the chair of the English department, who's no longer there but who Google tells me is now at Cal State-Fullerton.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Both folks who'd be my first choices are now at UW-Milwaukee.

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 22:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, I was stubborn enough that I don't have to come to rehearsal tonight after all. I hate shit like this, though. I don't like feeling like I have to defend how sick I am.

jaymc, Monday, 10 December 2007 23:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Both folks who'd be my first choices are now at UW-Milwaukee.

you say that like they're dead

Jordan, Monday, 10 December 2007 23:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Quite the contrary, actually! They escaped the sinking ship that is their department and are much happier now, I think.

dan m, Monday, 10 December 2007 23:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

met gbx 2nite

deej, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 09:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

evan next time we do boner jams you need to play the saxophone ok? ok

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 13:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

i listened to the bj ep this morning. it is disorienting

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 13:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Dear SUV drivers,
You know, you may be invincible in your four-wheel drive vehicles, but you do still have to brake like the rest of us.

Love,

Me

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 13:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

anyone know any hungry ESL teachers? send those people my way please

we are hiring for spring '08

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 14:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm hungry. But I'm not an ESL teacher.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 15:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't get moms out of my place until 1 am last night

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 15:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

ha ha She's a party animal!

Last night, I grocery shopped 'til I dropped. I got home, had some lovely soy tacos a la Nick, then fell asleep in front of White Christmas. When I woke up, they were singing the theme song in a big production number. Then it was THE END.

KitCat, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 15:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Dear Qu|ll.com--

You will not lure me back to your company by offering me the following DVDs for free.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Save BIG and get hot DVD releases for the holidays!

"Shrek the Third" DVD © 2007 DreamWorks Animation

"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" DVD © 2007 Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc

"Ocean's 13" DVD © 2007 Warner Brothers Pictures

"Live Free or Die Hard" DVD © 2007 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC

"High School Musical 2" DVD © 2007 Disney Enterprises

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Dear Administrative Assistant at Mega Law Firm,

You suck at your job. You are obviously stoned, and my name is not Jeffie. Who the hell is name JEFFIE?

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jeff?

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Maybe he has a speech impediment?

dan m, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Maybe he just has really big jowls.

dan m, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

You are obviously stoned, and my name is not Jeffie.

Guess what ... IT IS NOW, JEFFIE

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

Dear US District Courts

Why are most of your documents available *ONLY* in Word Perfect format? Eh?

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

you guys yesterday i was caught up in a case of mistaken identity, debt collection and on-the-phone legal drama that i only bring up to tell you this:
if you are listed anywhere in the phone book, even without your full name, this may happen to you.

also: i got a jury duty notice! it's for early january.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Are you happy about that? You seem excited.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

My bossgal says: lawyers do not select juries, juries select themselves.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp - not really, but at least it comes between semesters. i hope i don't have to actually be on a jury.

i am definitely not excited about being mistaken for a debtor with my same name (diff. middle initial) and harassed for months about it.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

debtor
sorry that sounds way more extreme than it really is.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

the best is being on a MOCK jury

My bossman has the same first and last name as another lawyer who works at an address that is 1 digit different from ours on the same street. There are hilarious mixups constantly. A personal injury lawyer kept calling here telling him he was going to be subpoenaed for testimony about a car accident he witnessed on Halloween in New Orleans, but he was here on Halloween.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey, Jordan: this is really embarrassing but could you remind me what state you live in, again? I'm just checking b/c I've had a special request for a holiday gift-finding favor from a work colleague, but it's MN sports team-oriented.

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wisconsin :>

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Kelsey is in MN, though?

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm in my own private Idaho.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is it something to do with the Minnesota Fighting Saints?

dan m, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

jesse: my old roommate's boyfriend's name was jeffie (or at least that's what everyone called him)

guys, i'm on dialup at work! no DSL today. thank goodness there's a backup plan, esp as i'm alone in the office all day.

colette, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Haha sadly no.

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jeffie is a ridiculous name.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's no Jimmy.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I am having a weird surge of a sense of endless possibility! I think it's this weather.

Last night I went to the top of the 'Cock and it was awesome. The sky was clear for a bit and then the clouds rolled in and it was incredible.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

it kind of suited him, in a weird way.

colette, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

judging by gis, a lot of jeffies out there haven't made it :(

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

You mean, they aren't immortal?

KitCat, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha @ dead jeffies

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha at immortal jeffies

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like the idea of an immortal being, a entity who was transcended physical form and exists outside of time, a being of pure energy, a pure creative force that neither punishes nor rewards, named Jeffie.

kenan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hahahaha, yes.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm LOLing quietly as possible. LOLQAP.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

has kenan heard about the guy at my party who was pretending to be him?

colette, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

!

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

?

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

$

dan m, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Jenny filled me in on that guy. I'm so sorry I missed him!

kenan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

We could have had a competition to find out who was more Kenan.

kenan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

well, it helps that your name is actually kenan

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

+10 pts

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

That's So Kenan

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

My radiator leaked last night, ruining about $75 worth of pornographic printed matter. Then my cat peed on my coat which had fallen to the floor. It was a wet night, chez moi.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

You have hard copies of porn? That's so retro!

kenan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't know about str8 porn, but gay porn mags are sold in 3packs wrapped in plastic. You get 2 good ones and then they hide some crap inside, quite often a Playgirl.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

kenan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

That's funny, usually Nick does the Jenny-baiting.

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's a topsy-turvy day!

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

i was gonna say: not funny

i am riled up because i just read some shit about how mike huckaboob thinks that women should "graciously submit" to their husbands?

that guy freaks me out because he has kind eyes but says (and believes) the most totally batshit things.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jenny-baiting is no fun these days b/c Jenny's busy working.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'll give him graciously.

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

I was hanging out with this girl last night who is a stay at home mom. At some point the gay Republican racist leather guy I work with at Catch showed up. She told him that she was a stay at home mom and he said, "good for you, more women should follow your example. It's awful how many mothers work these days."

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'll graciously submit to your mom!

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

i've graciously submitted to your mom.

off topic, wednesday night drinks with gr8080 at a site to be determined. clear your calendars now.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

buh?
ok

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

can we start somewhat early in the evening?

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

you can start drinking as soon as you wake up if you want, nick.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

the huckabee thread is interesting. the general consensus on the guy is that he is easy to read and open, that he doesn't try to hide his opinions, and that he did some good things in arkansas, but that on the other hand he is creepy and his opinions are really really wrong and weird on some things.

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

i don't know what his schedule is like, he said last night wednesday would be the best night. he's in town for work so i'm guessing he won't want to stay out all night and early-ish drinks would probably be in order? but again, i don't know, i'm guessing. he said he'd email me i think. i don't remember.

xpost

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

sounds great to me, actually. After-work type thing.

kenan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

Jesse has a navy pee coat.

Eazy, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

why is greek-style yogurt so much more delish than regular yogurt? i am eating some right now (pomegranate flavored) and man, it's like 100x better than watery, gelatinous dannon. it's not overly sugary either.

APPROVED.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 17:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

gimme some

KitCat, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Is it the 3 Gods brand?? that is awesome!

xppost -..-.-.-.-.-...-.-.-.-.-.-.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Thank ye.

KitCat, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

happy fucking birthday to me!

riday Jan 11th
at Lucky Gator Loft

BYOB

* Busy Signals
* Cheap Time
* Wax Museums
* The Catburglars

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

it is snowing like a motherfucker here

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

amanda, toby loves TJ greek yogurt as well, and we finally figured out why...it's something crazy like 12% fat! regular full fat yogurt was 5-6%, and low fat is like 2%, so it's a big jump. it's the only kind he'll eat.

colette, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

this was just sent to me, it's terrifying: http://www.kittywigs.com/wigindex.html

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

straight to del.icio.us

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

mine was fat free!

La Lechera, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Blonde sets off your kitty’s eyes and makes your kitty look tan.

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

gaaaaaaaaah

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

(meanwhile sarah has ordered two of each style)

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

btw dan's new nickname = Big Mustard

n/a, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

alternately, old yella.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

old dirty yella.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm really hungry. i have an appetite for something really, really good.

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think i'm going to buy <a href="http://madison.craigslist.org/ele/505343603.html";>this</a> cheap turntable tomorrow. the dude lives down the street from me, which is a big selling point.

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

oops.

also here is my boring music post of 2007

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 18:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

This chicken carbonara sandwich is making me want to take back every bad thing I ever said about Quizno's.

kenan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think I prefer old dirty yella to Big Mustard, but so be it. I happily accept this delicious condiment nickname.

dan m, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

YOU RELISH IT.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

HAW!

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

I LOVE KITTY WIGS I LOVE I LOVE

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

OMG - chocolate covered baklava? YES I THINK SO!!!

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

BECAUSE I HATE I LOVE BECAUSE I HATE I LOVE BECAUSE I HA-

Sorry, that was a little Nectarine No. 9 moment.

Laurel, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh shit. I just found out that the guy I'm going out with on Thursday is a

Jesse, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha!

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

sucker

dan m, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

is he a gay republican racist leather guy?

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

BIG MUSTARD vs. BIG TUNA

Jordan, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

I kind of have Jim hair going on at the moment.

dan m, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

NO, he's not the racist gay republican leather guy. Jordan, you've met the gay racist leather republican! At C3ll Block.