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this morning i was listening to jaymc's steely dan mix and i was like "i'm going to wait and listen to 'hey 19' after i'm done at the dmv and walking over to my work." and then while i was taking my written exam at the dmv, i realized they were playing "hey 19" over the speakers.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I have a free ticket to see Kurt Vile at Lincoln Hall on the 20th, as part of an assignment to photograph the show. A paid assignment with a press pass! Awesome!

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

You are at Pippins.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Saturday, 12 May 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

My head is awesome.

Jeff, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

What year was that?

Jeff, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's an old picture, of me and Je55e sharing a tender moment.

Jeff, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aawwww...

courtnoodle, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is that at that bar in Carrboro, NC??

Pita Malört (Je55e), Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't remember that picture but it reminds me of that place - the Orange County Social Club.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, I have no idea what year that was - I found it on another thread. I forget which one.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, it is the OCSC.

Jeff, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

We have a bunch of pictures from there for some reason.

Jeff, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Half of them are of Christian.

Jeff, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm ready a really good book. The Countess by Rebecca Johns - http://www.amazon.com/The-Countess-Novel-Rebecca-Johns/dp/0307588459. It's historical fiction about everybody's favorite grumpy Hungarian countess, Elizabeth Nadasdy nee Bathory. It's proper historical fiction, not SHE WAS REALLY A VAMPIRE fiction, and it is really fascinating. And gross.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend who works in one of the Prudential buildings is FBing about protesters breaking in and getting arrested (Obama HQ also in that building).

caro's johnson (Eazy), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh dang.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

just got a copy of a PDF detailing road closures for NATO, hello chaos

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg hellzone
thanks nato

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm torn between being very excited about all of the protests/civil disobedience and being preemptively exhausted about how this is going to impact my daily life and also being very stressed because I have so much work to do and can't afford to miss any days.

The latter two are exacerbated by my having contracted a Hell Cold sometime this weekend.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

jenny you need to slow down!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey did you get yourself a present?
i did -- i bought three soundtracks from la la land records :-/

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

three

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Monday, 14 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

caro's johnson (Eazy), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Slow down, Chicago (Jenny slow down)

I did not get myself a present. But I'm not shy about getting myself presents so it's okay.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I learned a new word from that story - squadrol. It's the proper term for a paddy wagon.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, I wonder what the Russians-Control-The-Weather guy is doing this week.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also reading about singing Down by the Riverside and This Little Light of Mine as part of a faith-based social justice protest gave me flashbacks.

xp Or Obama Spare My Child for Me/Father's Rights Hunger Strike guy, nee FBI Stop Raping my Wife guy. Maybe he's working from home.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dan, who issued that map? I don't understand the why it says Northbound Lake St. and Southbound Lake St.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's my fault, I cut off part of the legend when cropping it out of the PDF. It should be Lake Shore Drive.

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also reading about singing Down by the Riverside and This Little Light of Mine as part of a faith-based social justice protest gave me flashbacks.

Me too! I actually had to speak during a public group prayer one time in NOLA. Fortunately the some leaders of the Worker Justice, Inc. had schooled me on their experiences in hiding godless atheism.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

They are removing public bike racks for next weekend. I feel like that's more about targeting protesters than it is about public safety.

If they want to remove things that might interfere with public safety, they should burn the big white statute/public urinal in front of my building.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

people are freaking out. but it's so beautiful outside.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

so a friend of mine is pretty heavily involved with occupy chicago's media team, and he keeps retweeting people who are harassing them via twitter, and it's like reading the comments on a trib article but worse

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ugh. Rahm has basically painted all potential protesters as terrorists so it's no surprise people are being jerks.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone want to go on a trolly tour? http://chicagohistory.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/tours/chicago-craft-beer-week

Jeff, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 11:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

n.m., regional one sold out. Not too interested in Europeaon. USA USA USA.

Jeff, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although, that may be less of a clusterfuck than other events.

Jeff, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you know the Map Room opens at 6:30 AM every weekday?

Jeff, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I'm getting annoyed by news headlines this morning. Not even the articles - just the headlines (especially this one - Political Memo: For Some, Same-Sex Marriage Is Not Politics, It’s Personal - NO SHIT). I think I should call out of work and go to the Map Room.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also this one, which is blessedly behind the Sun Times's new paywall - "The real black marriage problem."

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Black marriage should be legal IMO.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope the article is accompanied by a guy with a cat-who-ate-the-canary smile and a woman with her arms crossed.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have an ear infection.
I found a spider in my shoe.
Happy birthday, Nick.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

...video gaaaames?

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Happy birthday, n/a.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had to go on FB to confirm that it was really your birthday bc I couldn't remember and I feared Carl was laying a trap.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Happy birthday n/a! Hope you get to do something fun.

Ear infections are awful carl, hang in there.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

happy birthday n/a
you should teach evie to sing 50s doo wop songs and then record them

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

like yakety yak

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink


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