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Welcome to the future.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Monday, 2 January 2012 16:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Quality start itt imho.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 2 January 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ty

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Monday, 2 January 2012 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, yeh. Cool poster.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 16:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Something I've been meaning to suggest for a long time is that initial posts in new threads Chicago should contain a link to the previous one. Chicago: They paved a fetid swamp/and put up a parking lot

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink

The artist seemed to think that people in the 1990s would be obsessed with flying buttresses and apparently non-functional viaduct looking things. And that we would spray paint everything gold.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

the fashions were a little bit off too.

JuliaA, Monday, 2 January 2012 17:24 (five years ago) Permalink

The woman's clothing looks like sportswear c. 1900 or 1910 or so (jacket, small hat) and while this is kind of facile, if you look at these silhouettes:

http://i.imgur.com/GRmDZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/beRTS.jpg

you can see that outside the brief dalliance into empire waists not a lot changed in women's fashion other than skirt width, sleeve shape, and hat size for over 100 years so I suppose I could see someone assuming that trend would continue for the next 100. The dude has some futuristic looking epaulettes on his jacket, though. Slick.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Monday, 2 January 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i did spray paint everything gold (and silver) in the 90s

La Lechera, Monday, 2 January 2012 19:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually I did too, for a while.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 20:15 (five years ago) Permalink

i haven't left the apartment yet. but it's kind of chilly in here. even with the thermostat set at 70.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 2 January 2012 20:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm coming to find that my place is kind of drafty. The big "balcony" door lets in a lot of air. That's really NBD in the winter, but I'm going to want to fix that in the summer to curb the cost of A/C.

It's weird that today is a bank holiday. Courts and state govt. are one thing, but I thought the banks and markets would be too busy and important to close today.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 20:52 (five years ago) Permalink

We have officially taken down all Christmas trappings. I even repotted our tiny, live Christmas tree into a regular pot. If it lives until next year, which I think we can all agree is highly unlikely although hope springs eternal, we can just decorate it again.

In other news, our upstairs neighbor is playing guitar which wouldn't bother me except that he's still in that phase of slow, 4/4 chord-chord-chord-chord guitar playing in which everybody I knew in college seemed eternally trapped. If he starts playing "I Know You Rider" or "Jane Says" I'm going upstairs and http://i.imgur.com/dGGQj.jpg.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Monday, 2 January 2012 21:28 (five years ago) Permalink

It's more like chord-chord-chord-chord-chord-chord- stop, reposition fingers -chord-chord- stop, start over -chord-chord-chord-chord

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Monday, 2 January 2012 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think I knew that you had a tree. You can totally keep it alive, probably.

That reminds me: You know which product works exactly like it's supposed to and is super useful, and actually better than expected? Bitter Apple.

http://i.imgur.com/aDOpYl.jpg

I bought a pony tail palm

http://imgur.com/WshHT

which I'm sure you can see is made to look appetizing to cats. After I sprayed it w/ Bitter Apple the would lick and start to nibble a blade, move on to another, and finally lose interest. 3 weeks have passed and the plant is not chewed up and puked out on my carpet.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I say it's better than expected b/c it effective deters the cats without seeming to be horribly disgusting. It's not scorched earth level disgusting, which I didn't want. I tasted it and it's bitter, but it doesn't linger.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

http://imgur.com/WshHT

ponytail palm

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

ooh i like that plant! it looks like a muppet!

i had a long day of EXTREMELY DULL errands and now i'm in for the evening, relieved and thinking about houseplants

La Lechera, Monday, 2 January 2012 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o42ilT_SxE

The groan at around 1:20 is hilarious. Love this dog.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 2 January 2012 22:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Stumbled onto this when searching for something else:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b62TERsnhP0

Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Interesting how that glass-domed building in the poster does resemble Ogilvie.

Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, wait, isn't that a glass-domed El station at Chicago and Franklin?

Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:12 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm in Lincolnshire waiting for my room service. not gonna do much on this business trip other than work and lounge in hotel room. too damn cold!

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:39 (five years ago) Permalink

What are you doing in Lincolnshire?

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:47 (five years ago) Permalink

That's a general question for anybody in Lincolnshire, really.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:48 (five years ago) Permalink

business...here to work in the Lincolnshire office of work for two days, then back home. easy in, easy out for the most part.

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 02:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't really know where that is tbh but I'm glad life is easy for you there.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I had to look it up but it's way far northwest.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:07 (five years ago) Permalink

well I live in FL, this is a two day excursion. not even gonna visit Chicago cuz there's no time.

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 03:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Those trips can be frustrating, particularly if its an exciting city that you've never been to before. Flying out to Austin again tomorrow night, but absolutely no time to sight see. Site surveys all day before flying home Wednesday afternoon. Same thing with a two-day trip to D.C. a couple months ago - got to see the Capitol building from afar as we drove to the job site, and that was it for my sight-seeing.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 04:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Interesting how that glass-domed building in the poster does resemble Ogilvie.

― Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Monday, January 2, 2012 8:12 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Oh, wait, isn't that a glass-domed El station at Chicago and Franklin?

― Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Monday, January 2, 2012 8:12 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

You're right, it does look a lot like the Ogilvie Trans Ctr/Citicorp Building. I don't understand the second post. I don't recall a glass-domed El station at Chicago and Franklin, but I could be wrong.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 04:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, I was mixing up Lincolnshire with Lincolnwood, which is the 1st suburb you hit when taking Lincoln Ave. out of Chicago.

Is the "shire" Lincolnshire pronounced "sheer"?

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 04:44 (five years ago) Permalink

J5, I was trying to figure out the vantage point where that picure is from, and realized that it could be a block north of Franklin & Wells, with the Ogilvie-type structure actually being a domed thing on the Chicago brown line El platform.

Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 04:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd like to share the most infectious song about construction equipment that has ever been written. I watched this video approximately 30 times with my 22-month-old nephew last week. Its effect on him is amazing to see, and the tune quickly becomes buried within one's brane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXhhXXsxSfE

bomb.gif (dan m), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 16:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Will definitely have to share that with our little guy. Right now he's absolutely loving the Good Night Good Night Construction Site book he got for Christmas.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 16:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Good Night Good Night Construction Site

Love that title.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

http://images.indiebound.com/824/877/9780811877824.jpg

Oops, its actually Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Hopefully that doesn't dampen your love.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

^^Neil Michael Haggerty side project

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 16:31 (five years ago) Permalink

My in-laws live a couple of miles from Lincolnshire -- don't know much about it otherwise.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 16:47 (five years ago) Permalink

downstairs neighbor died
RIP

La Lechera, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:28 (five years ago) Permalink

(btw she was v old and v sick, i am sure she is in a happier place now)

La Lechera, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 18:31 (five years ago) Permalink

RFI: Trader Joe's

So R and I got a TJ's gift card for Xmas but we're not sure what to spend it on. Being that I've only set foot inside one of their stores like twice, what have they got? We were kind of thinking of using it to stock up on staples. I know they have a lot of prepared/semi-prepared stuff but we cook pretty much all our own food. Can you go there and just buy a shitload of pasta or other similar things?

BTW I still kind of hate the public ethos of the place but who cares? Free food!

bomb.gif (dan m), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:40 (five years ago) Permalink

stop sweating it and just get a ton of beer

La Lechera, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:43 (five years ago) Permalink

or wine
or cheese to freeze

La Lechera, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Hummus and triple ginger snaps

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:44 (five years ago) Permalink

This is the kind of stuff I get at Trader Joe's:

bread
soy milk
cereal
orange juice
frozen pizza
wine
dry pasta
applesauce
peanut butter
Lara Bars
tortilla chips
salsa
hummus
cheese
paper towels/T.P.
laundry detergent
frozen fish
veggie burgers

TJ's is admittedly not great for produce, but I will buy stuff like bananas or mushrooms or tomatoes there if I'm running low and I don't feel like stopping at HarvesTime.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Also...

olive oil
canned beans

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:55 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah they have good oo for decent price

in sum:

olive oil
wine
beer
cheese

La Lechera, Tuesday, 3 January 2012 19:56 (five years ago) Permalink

I am the poster child for Trader Joe's ethos. I'll buy the gift card from you for 75 cents on the dollar and you can use the cash to join a CSA.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

we got a huge basket of stuff from there in addition to the card, R's aunt is a convert as well

bomb.gif (dan m), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Things I buy most often at TJ

tube o' polenta
frozen fruits and vegetables
OO
frozen chicken breasts
frozen tri-color bell pepper strips
hummus
packets of heat and serve Indian food, and tuna w/ curry (usually unavailable)

CHILI SPICED MANGO STRIPS
CHILI SPICED PINEAPPLE
FUCK YEH

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 22:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I get those flaxseed vegetable chips.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 23:41 (five years ago) Permalink

So, right before Christmas they installed this giant, touch-screen, interactive advertisement in the Clark and Lake station. If you go through the turnstiles on the JRTC side and look to your right, it’s there at the bottom of the escalators that go up to the Purple/Green/Orange/Pink platform.

Anyway, the first ad was one for Ford and you could paw at this giant (taller than most people) screen to customize a Mustang. I never saw anybody touching this. Now it’s some kind of a “game” with a “time to beat” of 27 seconds. I’ve never seen anybody using this iteration of it, and the “time to beat” has remained 27 seconds since I first noticed the change.

The thing is, did it occur to anybody that they are sticking this ad in the middle of a major, moving pedestrian traffic area? The vast majority of people passing by that touch screen are either going to or from work, or to or from the airport, and nobody in that situation is going to stop and fart around with an advertisement. It’s like, nobody realized that touch screens are not particularly enticing now that so many people roll with little touch screens in their pockets. At least not enticing enough to get people to pause on their daily commute or in the middle of the stress of traveling to or from the airport and subject themselves to a commercial.

I think this would work in the actual airport, or maybe even in Block 37, somewhere that you have a lot of foot traffic but you also have people who are not passing by on the way somewhere else.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink

tl:dr - the giant touch-screen billboard in the Clark & Lake CTA station may have edged out the Miracle Whip Addison stop for first place in my personal list of "tone deaf CTA advertising."

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

sometimes i marvel at how downtown focused some of your working days are -- i never go down there, and when i do i feel like a total tourist. i didn't used to when i worked there, but now i totally do. we went to the planetarium the other day and it felt like i might as well have been in barcelona.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:00 (five years ago) Permalink

btw jenny i read that and thought it was interesting precisely because you included ott detail

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:05 (five years ago) Permalink

also i am reading DROOD right now

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Rupert Holmes did the musical adaptation:

http://assets.sheetmusicplus.com/product/Look-Inside/covers/5406105.jpg

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:13 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i never went downtown when i was working in evanston/at home/in elgin. i like working downtown though.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:19 (five years ago) Permalink

not dickens drood, simmons drood

http://lavieenroutedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/drood_cover.jpg

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:31 (five years ago) Permalink

I never got around to reading that. I checked it out a while ago but aimed too high with my other book selections and it came unrenewably due before I could read it.

Funny you should mention it bc I was thinking of The Terror whilst lying in bed after my alarm went off this morning.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:39 (five years ago) Permalink

i read a ton of it right before bed and it gave me the craaaaziest dreams! i'm only about 100 pgs in but so far it's entertaining and surprisingly funny. Hasn't gotten v lurid yet, but i expect it will.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:41 (five years ago) Permalink

you should read it and then we can dish about it over a meal and 2-3 servings of the beverage of our choice!

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i ran out of stuff to read after reading three fun/trashy books after vacation (a book about the 1908 baseball season, a werewolf book, and a true crime book about "clark rockefeller"), and i feel like i need to read something more high-brow so i downloaded three beckett novels this morning but don't know how far i'll actually get with them (read the first one a few years ago but never the other two).

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I got Our Band Could be Your Life as a gift and have been reading a band-chapter a night the past few days. Consequently I've fallen into a hole with music listening too, been on a strict diet of basically Black Flag/Husker Du/Replacements/Minutemen/Butthole Surfers/Mission of Burma, although not in that order.

bomb.gif (dan m), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:10 (five years ago) Permalink

good book!

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:11 (five years ago) Permalink

deliberate noise by the real tough boys, what else have we got?
(ECU on facial sweat, that's what)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra6S69yGlKQ

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Nick what is the werewolf book?

I just checked out my first ebook from the library. The future is now. (btw you can now select 7, 14, or 21 days as the duration of your check out.)

Amanda, once I figured out ebooks via the CPL I put approx 1,000 things on hold but once I get that under control, I will read Drood!

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IkZ30WaOsdg/Tt0fu4MkTkI/AAAAAAAAA-U/82cDOa3kjoM/s640/TATR.JPG

the best thing about it is that you don't really realize it's a werewolf book until about halfway through, but i just ruined that for you so ha ha.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh lord, Charlaine Harris blurbed it. Do the werewolves take an inordinate number of showers?

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

ha i didn't know about the harris blurb when i read it. the tone is kind of hard-boiled, i guess? it was not an amazing book but was fun for vacay, some effectively creepy parts but fell apart in the end.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:58 (five years ago) Permalink

omg i just cut the everloving crap out of my tender thumb on a metal file folder and yelled obscenities and people in the library heard me :-/

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 18:59 (five years ago) Permalink

i spent literally the first two hours of the day yesterday trying to make copies with two different copiers continually jamming up on me and i was doing some office swearing

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 19:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Office swearing totally appropriate in both situations IMO.

When our current Big Boss first started, I ran into him twice before we officially met. Once I was struggling w/ unlocking the door to our office and dropping f-bombs like a champ. The second I was wrangling the copy machine and letting fly with a string of curses not unlike the fabled "mother fucking titty sucking two ball bitch." Meanwhile he was on the other side of a cube partition getting water and listening.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 19:27 (five years ago) Permalink

It's not as good as the time I got stuck in my coat in front of our old Big Boss but still. I surely know how to make an impression.

Maybe I should just settle in for the long haul at this job. I may not deserve any better.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink

"mother fucking titty sucking two ball bitch." reminds me that I've been wanting to vex an annoyingly Christmas-obsessed* FB friend by posting "God fuck us, one and all" as my status, but that's just a little too much, probably. So I share it with you all.

* It was carols and religious Xmas music all season, and he continues posting multiple updates on each of the 12 days of Xmas until Epiphany.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i like how cousin larry is holding an invisible (something) in that photo

pineapple?
baby?
5 lb handweight?
plate of chips and dip?

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

his balls

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

he is holding ACTING

bomb.gif (dan m), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:40 (five years ago) Permalink

His holy balls

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:40 (five years ago) Permalink

seriously, just look at that picture and imagine that he's holding his own huge, distended ball sac

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

he is holding his dream of opening a junk shop with balki in chicago

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

and also one of his balls

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

the big one

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I've probably mentioned this before, but Mark Linn-Baker was considered one of the preeminent interpreters of Chekhov to come out of Yale Drama School.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

now he is simply cozzen larry

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:25 (five years ago) Permalink

We all make choices.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

he chose to cradle his invisible ball sac like a baby, his legacy is his reward

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i remember some movie he was in with peter o'toole, where peter o'toole was a drunk movie star and linn-baker had to shepherd him around?

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink

a guy i went to high school with called me "balki" b/c he said i looked like him.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i hope you said THAT'S RIDICULOUS and then engaged him in a folk dance

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink

you and i should be balki and data for halloween next year

La Lechera, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Per a previous conversation, the movie starting Michael Caine in which Sigourney Weaver rides an exercise bike while topless is called Half Moon Street.

I learned this by googling "Sigourney Weaver rides a bike topless." It's the first result.

They're coming to get you, (Jenny), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I was talking about Michael Caine w/ you, but I don't remember Sigourney Weaver being a part of the conversation.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 22:58 (five years ago) Permalink

sarah says the art institute is free on weekdays this month fyi

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 January 2012 18:53 (five years ago) Permalink

We just finished Damages S1 last night. So good.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:46 (five years ago) Permalink

And so annoying that there seem to be no analyses on the Internet for me to read. (I guess no one got into it until the second season?)

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

when you guys read the reader's "people issue" do you get the impression that they're (mostly) just profiles of reader staffers' friends?

La Lechera, Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think I paid much attention to that feature.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:50 (five years ago) Permalink

we're watching homeland (slowly), it's kind of ridiculous but gets by on strong acting by claire danes, mandy patinkin, and especially the oddly creepy damian lewis

xpost yeah

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 5 January 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Does the reader have an app? They should.

Jeff, Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

you guys discovery center is offering a 50% off classes deal
finally, i can take one of their super sweet personal growth classes, like

"talk to anyone anytime, how to"

http://www.discoverycenter.cc/index/prsnlgr.htm

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

ott heart squeezingly painful to imagine a class that offers the following:

Want to learn how to talk to anyone at anytime and make a good impression. Are your fears of rejection in your way? Come learn how to:
o Overcome your fears
o Feel good about yourself and what you have to say
o Project self-confidence
o Start and continue conversations
We will practice self-image building and power communication skills. Alan Salami LCSW is an NLP Master Practitioner and Psychotherapist. He specializes in assisting people to learn new mental skills to transform their lives. Mat. Fee: $10

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 17:14 (five years ago) Permalink

The Discovery Center kind of blows. Or at least you need to be v cautious and selective about what you teach there.

Sincerely,
The Asshole Who Paid for a Chicago Neighborhood Tour and Ended Up Trapped on a School Bus Listening to a House Flipping Ponzi Scheme Sales Pitch

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:38 (five years ago) Permalink

"Alan Salami LCSW"

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:51 (five years ago) Permalink

"To demonstrate what I'm talking about, we're going to act out a little exercise in social phobias -- I like to call this 'Hide the Salami'."

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i took a class on proofreading there, it sucked

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

i am not actually suggesting that you guys take classes at the discovery center, i'm just kind of obsessed with it due to stuff like this "Alan Salami LCSW"

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I want to take foreign accent reduction.

Jeff, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i could teach that class

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

re: talk to anyone anywhere

1) who signs up for that class? how many students? ages? gender distribution?
2) what does alan salami do to break the ice in the most socially tense room in chicago?
3) what do the students think of the class after they take it? do they feel more able to talk to strangers?

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:19 (five years ago) Permalink

i bet changing your name to "alan salami" is a good way to start conversations.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:27 (five years ago) Permalink

q: 2) what does alan salami do to break the ice in the most socially tense room in chicago?
a: introduces himself "hello, my name is alan salami. alan salami is my name. and if i can go through life with this name, you can learn to talk to people too"

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

though most of those conversations will primarily consist of "wait, your name is alan salami?"
xpost

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

there are only seven results for a google image search for "alan salami," and none of them are pictures of a guy

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Alan Salami -- the rumors are true

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

i've wondered about that place. i thought about taking classes there - how to do photoshop, for example.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Would that be worthwhile, do you think?

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

no

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

unless you're going to spy on the other classes and report back to me in exhaustive excruciating detail about what you saw

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

for real?

i also thought about taking an excel class

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

xp

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I want to be "Danny Cappicola"

bomb.gif (dan m), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

fwiw I think the U of C Graham school would be a better option for this stuff, probably more $ though

bomb.gif (dan m), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I took a yoga class there. It was OK.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:51 (five years ago) Permalink

(Disc. Ctr., not U of C.)

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:51 (five years ago) Permalink

introducing: AMANDA MORTADELLA

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:51 (five years ago) Permalink

nick textured vegetable protein-based chorizo substitute

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Nick Quorn doesn't sound too bad but it's not as cool as Amanda Mortadella.

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 18:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny Baloney

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse Bloodsnausages

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Do you like Paul Verlaine?
Is it gonna rain today?
Do you want to call your mommy?
We can call her Alan Salami...

I'm sorry, I'll stop now. It's really hot and boring in my office.

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:04 (five years ago) Permalink

YOU'RE hot and boring.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:06 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm super bored and super lazy today. I have to do some work but I just can't.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:07 (five years ago) Permalink

nick quorn and the bad veegs

tanuki, Friday, 6 January 2012 19:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse take a class at a CCC location. They have cheep continuing ed courses in shit like that.

But really, get your bachelor's degree first.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:10 (five years ago) Permalink

OK.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Friday, 6 January 2012 19:11 (five years ago) Permalink

still hot
still bored

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Drop It Like It's Bored
Bored Child in the City
Bored for Teacher

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Friday, 6 January 2012 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

i can't even take a picture of the little white plastic baby jesus sticking out of our office rosca de reyes because i forgot my phone at home

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:33 (five years ago) Permalink

amanda how do you find out about new music?
i need to find new mp3 blogs that are well-curated. most of my new music sources are dried up.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 20:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna put my best-of-2011 playlist up on Spotify this weekend. Although it looks like Spotify is missing 11 of the 88 tracks. 12 if you count the "Edge of Glory" radio edit (they have the album version).

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 20:44 (five years ago) Permalink

hmmm good question
i'm not sure i find out about a lot actively so much as stumble on it? i still have an emusic account so that's my "try something new" allotment for the month, also keeps insane downloading under control.
really i am not an obsessive keeper-upper with stuff. i should probably read a magazine or something.

i was thinking of going to see YOB/Anatomy of Habit at the EB on Wednesday 1/25. should be a good show, but is on a weeknight :-/

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:50 (five years ago) Permalink

also like i went to that metal ensemble thing at the MCA and saw the awesome harmonium player dude there and then looked him up
totes recommend if you like that sort of thing! (organic/synthy soundscapes that sound inspired by nature)
http://mindovermirrors.tumblr.com/listen

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

i also listen to the radio a lot

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:03 (five years ago) Permalink

mostly to terry gross and then she tells me what music to like

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:07 (five years ago) Permalink

just kidding

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:07 (five years ago) Permalink

"...and later we'll talk with _____ about his/her new cee dee"
http://blogs.e-rockford.com/bricksandclicks/files/2007/10/terry_book.jpg

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Fuhreshhh Aer

bomb.gif (dan m), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

just fyi by "new stuff" i mean new-to-you stuff, not necessarily new releases

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I've liked this guy lately, he's mostly into Michigan stuff but also branches out. A lot of hardcore, screamy sludgy crusty to whiny and emo. I've found some good tracks there.

http://mindintrusion.blogspot.com/

bomb.gif (dan m), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:15 (five years ago) Permalink

oh well new to me, i just go with my <3
what am i in the mood for

for instance, i said that i would enjoy more poppy music this winter to keep me in a good mood and it has been working!

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I ate at Freshii yesterday and they were playing an entire Pitbull album. Excuse meeeee

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

but i mean you can say "i would enjoy more poppy music" but then how do you know specifically what albums to get?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

i dunno, i think of something i like, and then find more like it
you know how to do this, why are you asking me?

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

(not being hostile btw -- just that i know you know how to find stuff you like. you just have to want to look around for it)

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

like i read that flying nun book and then have gone down a rabbit hole of flying nun, which has been v enjoyable!
i listen to "crush" by tall dwarfs every single time i get into the car and it's like a ritual now.

boom boom boom boom boom
tap tap tap tap tap
la la la la la la
how does it feel when you find out that everyone LOATHES you?

and then the song is over and i am on my way to my destination

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:35 (five years ago) Permalink

also lastfm radio stations are good for finding new things, better than pandora because there's more international music ime

La Lechera, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I would like to get back into the habit of exploring music that is not primarily new and buzzed-about stuff, but there is so much of that stuff that I am rarely left wanting. Sometimes I just think, like, what if I am a huge fan of (say) Rickie Lee Jones, and I just don't know it yet?

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there's a century of music that just happens not to have paid publicity at the momen, ando gets drowned out by the rest.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I can'ttypewell on this thing

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm just listening to Robin Thicke for 2012.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

i was asking you specifically because you always know about bands/music i haven't heard about

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I was better about digging into old stuff during the couple of years when I was pretending to be a Music Critic.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I basically get everything from sharemyplaylists.com

Jeff, Friday, 6 January 2012 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

You're Jeff Goldblum in The Fly.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 6 January 2012 21:59 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty good at digging, not so great about keeping up with new things

La Lechera, Saturday, 7 January 2012 00:52 (five years ago) Permalink

somebody buy me a hamburger

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Saturday, 7 January 2012 00:53 (five years ago) Permalink

cheeseburger

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Saturday, 7 January 2012 00:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd like to try out a joke here.

Q: When Morrissey dies where will his body be kept?

A: In a Moz-oleum.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Saturday, 7 January 2012 16:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Q: When Morrissey dies where will his body be kept?

A: Inside the cemetery gates

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Saturday, 7 January 2012 17:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Q: When Morrissey dies where will his body be kept?

A: Under a grave made by pretty girls

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Saturday, 7 January 2012 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Q: When Morrissey dies where will his body be kept?

A: What difference does it make?

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Saturday, 7 January 2012 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink

^^winner winner winner^^

La Lechera, Saturday, 7 January 2012 17:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Spotify link for my best-of-2011 mix:

http://open.spotify.com/user/seaworthyset/playlist/7ecSYOYVqInhzYpYd8H6Hz

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Saturday, 7 January 2012 19:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Anybody want to go to this? http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/217548

Jeff, Saturday, 7 January 2012 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Kr was literally *just* talking about that. We are probably interested.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Saturday, 7 January 2012 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm most likely in.

Jeff, Saturday, 7 January 2012 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm probably interested.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Saturday, 7 January 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

oooh that's neat
i use a little piece of cotton w/perfume oil on it in MY scent lockets, but this is a novel idea!

La Lechera, Sunday, 8 January 2012 00:11 (five years ago) Permalink

jenny are you a veronica falls fan? i think you might be.

La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 15:34 (five years ago) Permalink

may i recommend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVS_cm2HOxo

La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 15:49 (five years ago) Permalink

would anyone want to do pub quiz tomorrow?

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 9 January 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh man that sounds like fun, but given that our little guy decided this week that any sort of consistent sleep pattern is out of the question, I'm not sure I can really ditch my wife with a screaming baby until we get things a little more back on track. This weekend was awful, I think we each got a grand total of 7 hours all weekend.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 9 January 2012 17:42 (five years ago) Permalink

sucks. evie just got back on her normal schedule after vacation/teething threw her off. we had some bad nights last week but things seem good again now.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I might be interested in pub quiz.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:44 (five years ago) Permalink

jaymc would be the best pub quiz partner of all time.

btw if i were in chicago i'd totally be down for a pub quiz, anytime.

also btw, i find out if i'm moving to chicago today. *refreshes email every 2 minutes*

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

good luck brah

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

no matter what happens, i foresee a lot of drinking going on tonight

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Nick, Jenny, Jeff go dig around the City's offices and see what you can find out!

Good luck Z.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Monday, 9 January 2012 18:48 (five years ago) Permalink

this week is really busy for me or else I'd be totally in for pub quiz, R and I stopped at the Globe for a beer on Saturday and I was reminiscing a bit about past quizzes

bomb.gif (dan m), Monday, 9 January 2012 19:31 (five years ago) Permalink

I do not know about Veronica Falls but I will check them out. Thanks!

Also, good luck ZS! My fingers are crossed, just for you.

No pub quiz for me. I'm sick. Blech.

Random: someone mispronounced my last name like Bear-goes today (fluent English speaker, no discernible accent). That is a new one.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, 9 January 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny, you will like them. I bet Nick and Sarah would too. Anyone who likes super catchy UK pop with girl singer and post-punk moments.

La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 20:08 (five years ago) Permalink

niiiiiiiiiiiick where did you put those tracks you recorded most recently with (i think?) sarah and ben that i liked a lot?
are they downloadable somewhere?

La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 20:21 (five years ago) Permalink

dan, strangely enough, S and I also went to the Globe for a drink on Saturday, and I was also reminiscing about pub quiz. Might also be pub for tomorrow night, though I have a 12.5 hour day on Wednesday, so perhaps I should just make it an early night.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Monday, 9 January 2012 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

scarequotes.bandcamp.com
i think i set it so you have to pay to download but i can email them to you once i'm at home if you remind me

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 9 January 2012 20:48 (five years ago) Permalink

yaaay
ok
i just remember liking them a lot and i want to put more fun stuff on my running ipod
trying to make myself want to do that again requires some planning...

La Lechera, Monday, 9 January 2012 20:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i still need to rerecord the other song we tried to do that didn't come out due to 4-track problems.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 9 January 2012 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey, we'll be able to sneak spiced gumdrops into the Century movies:

http://chicago.racked.com/archives/2012/01/04/cvs-at-broadway-diversey-bigger-than-expected.php

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Good news! I like CVS.

Wait. Did we already talk about the fact that there will be a gigantor Walgreens competing with it? We talked about these matters separately, but it seems like there will be a face/off at some point.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, guess what? The place where Dominick's burned down and will never rise again (3050 N. Broadway)? It's going to be home to a Mariano's!

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Pub quiz rounds:

1) Holy Spy Cog 11 pts
2) Choice Key 11 pts
3) Match- Swap Rightly 14 pts
4) Chemical States Round 16 pts
5) Dead Or Canadian 11 pts
6) Pictures 15 pts
7) General Knowledge 22 pts

1 = Psychology
2 = Ice Hockey
3 = Playwrights

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 07:10 (five years ago) Permalink

yeeesh

i'm playing with advance base at the empty bottle next tuesday btw. free show if you rsvp in advance on their site. all our shows are on tuesdays for some reason.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I'll do it and cover the playwrights, if folks want to.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm thinking about it! i'll decide by the end of the day.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:59 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm not in for trivia.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

so the people possibly in for quiz are me, john, eazy, and maybe amanda? i'm feeling kind of headachey right now so i'd be ok with waiting for a week with better topics but i'll go if everyone else does. i do want to go soon though, i miss pub quiz.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I would go next week. I'm broke today.

the Smurf who'll snatch your money (Je55e), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

i could go next week too

those topics aren't really my cup of curly fries

La Lechera, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

I'll go either week. But Nick can't go next week b/c he's playing that show at the Bottle.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

oh :(

La Lechera, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

not in for pub quiz this week as I have made the thoroughly adult decision that I must be in bed by 9:30 tonight. I will then use pharmaceuticals to get myself to sleep.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

well let's just go some other time then. i think the ice hockey category would kill us this week, unless dan could come.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

it is attractive but there is a mountain of laundry in my house that ain't getting any smaller and tonight it goes DOWN

bomb.gif (dan m), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink

i am thinking of going back to ddpp tomorrow anyway

La Lechera, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

after my LONG PAINFUL ABSENCE

La Lechera, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:21 (five years ago) Permalink

man, sarah misses DDPP so much :(

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:27 (five years ago) Permalink

:( i do too

horseshoe, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:27 (five years ago) Permalink

go for all of us, amanda!!

horseshoe, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:27 (five years ago) Permalink

i believe i will! i'm just gonna hold my nose and keep going if the music is terrible.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I should sell my playwright knowledge to the random trivia table that buys me dinner.

Cheap desert locations (Eazy), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm disappointed about no pub quiz tonight. :(

But laundry is a pretty good idea.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

crispin glover at the music box this weekend: http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/collections/crispin-hellion-glover-returns/

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

i saw that
when does the cave dude have his thing there? is that happening? i keep checking the website and it keeps saying the same thing.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 10 January 2012 22:21 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't stop sneezing and one time my ex boyfriend had a friend who sneezed so much he sneezed a hole in his lung and is this going to happen to me???? I sneezed while writing this, btw.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 23:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny I think of your username several times a day whilst calling denizens of the Raleigh-Durham area.

tanuki, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 00:13 (five years ago) Permalink

All credit due to Amanda, who encourages us all to replace "Cleveland Steamer" with "The Old Fuquay-Varina."

ATTN DAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hVu6180ruI&sns=em

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 04:26 (five years ago) Permalink

hahahahaaa

Oh no....the little crab! I was so scared that the doofus Dane was going to get his nose pinched!

hahahaa

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 04:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I had no idea Great Danes were such doofuses. The one w/ the tub at the beginning is a fave. And the one freaked out by the DVD screensaver.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 04:46 (five years ago) Permalink

they are doofuses like you wouldn't believe, also droolers

bomb.gif (dan m), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:01 (five years ago) Permalink

after watching the video I have to say I hate seeing them with pinned ears, their normal big floppy ears are so great

bomb.gif (dan m), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah. Pinned ears seem really awful all around.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 08:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I stopped sneezing! Now I can't stop coughing! I hate everything!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 13:12 (five years ago) Permalink

You need to bee dictated - ha auto correct - MEDICATED.

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 13:26 (five years ago) Permalink

You should be medicated, and often, and by someone who knows how.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I just watched that video again and now I kinda want to start a great dane thread, but I'm afraid it'd just turn into me posting pictures of Vonn and I can do that on fb already

bomb.gif (dan m), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:03 (five years ago) Permalink

it's more fun to post pictures of one's dog here
trust me

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:04 (five years ago) Permalink

dogs are great dogs dogs dogs moar threads about DOGS

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

that is a great thread of dogs in general doing hilarious things but I was thinking more dane-specific

although this dude is way awesome and much much bigger than Vonn

dogs are great dogs dogs dogs moar threads about DOGS

bomb.gif (dan m), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I didn't mean to just toss that link in without saying anything.

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I was just FYI'ing you.

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

This is more appropriate for the Skokie MMXII thread, but: in another thread, I recommended

http://pics3.city-data.com/businesses/p/5/7/5/4/5295754.JPG

to Jesse. Good food and the best people-watching anywhere.

40 yoevoo (Eazy), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:32 (five years ago) Permalink

john, i am listening to your best of 2011 spotify list. i like that you included fucked up. do you like the album?

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

To quote that video, "Meep!"

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Nick, the album as a whole is a little wearying, but I like a handful of tracks from it. Even though I'm no great fan of hardcore-style vocals, I have a lot of time for darting, interlocking guitar lines.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I love those babies <3.

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:27 (five years ago) Permalink

last night on the train home, a seat opened up directly in front of where i was sitting, and this woman who was standing maybe about 20 feet away saw that it was open and she started making her way over to the seat, saying multiple times in a mousy/anxious voice "...i-i-i wouldn't mind sitting down .... i wouldn't mind sitting down..." and it made me think of one of the kind of crazy/neurotic characters kristin wiig would play on SNL so then i was imagining her as this funny sketch character and i was cracking myself up so i had a big grin on my face, and the woman (who was now seated) turned and saw me grinning so she smiled at me.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:40 (five years ago) Permalink

that reminds me of an important post i need to make to the IA thread.

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

that's a good story nick

i saw a garbage truck driver totally jamming in his truck today and it kinda made my day

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:14 (five years ago) Permalink

I miss ddpp, too! Also, Matt and I got engaged over the holidays, and it's now slowly dawning on us that we have to plan a wedding.

sisut, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Congrats! Just don't view it as a chore! We had lots of fun planning for our wedding! Sure complications are inevitable, but acknowledging that going in and erasing all expectations of any sort of "perfect" wedding make it much more enjoyable. Think of the fun things - tasting free, delicious food! Picking out decorations! Music! Lots of exclamation points!

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

i meant to say congrats!
congratulations!!
you only have to plan the wedding you want, remember that...

also please join me at ddpp. i am going tonight if anyone wants to come. mostly i want to establish myself as a regular again so i can dj ;)

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

or, what jon said in fewer words
ha

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I could frequently use someone to edit my baloney.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

YAY KATIE! Congratulations!!! Third the "only plan the wedding you want to have" advice. You seem to have pretty laid back family so I think you'll be able to do this as simply or elaborately as you want without too much hassle, no?

Also, I see you two getting married in a forest in the UP and you wearing some kind of forest maiden medieval wedding dress.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:56 (five years ago) Permalink

they're getting married naked in the sauna

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I came here to tell you all that the Erotic Fiction Contest is happening again. If you missed Jesse reading an amazing story about the sexiness of Cheese Whiz, you might want to come this year to see what miracles happen. Feb. 12, 7:30, at the Whistler.

xp LOL

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:58 (five years ago) Permalink

instead of rice or bird seed, the guests will fling the traditional homemade yogurt at them

then later matt will fling some yogurt of his own

xp - I want to read an awesome story!

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Or like an Edwardian-style dress:

http://janastarr.com/pic/DR02.jpg

See, don't worry about planning your wedding because apparently I am going to plan it for you.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay, Jesse! I'll tell P that you want to read.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

but i really want to read an AMAZING story!

why aren't you answering your work phone?

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm not at work!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks, everyone, we're actually pretty excited.

Jenny--this is perfect! Just tell me when and where to show up. I'll be your bridal marionette. Also, it will be in the woods, and we do plan to break a ceremonial plate. There shall be no yogurt flinging. Or, maybe there will!

sisut, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

we could get married at the erotic fiction contest!

sisut, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:12 (five years ago) Permalink

no way, forest forest forest!!

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Erotic fiction contest in the forest!

40 yoevoo (Eazy), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:15 (five years ago) Permalink

oh, b/c you're at home

many xps

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

We should cash in on the reality tv craze by having people vote on various components of the wedding. i envision the end result as a forest wedding/erotic fiction contest, with yogurt flinging, while wearing ewok outfits.

sisut, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't trust the people of america to have enough taste for this forest wedding/erotic fiction contest
with or without yogurt flinging

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

you would wind up naked in the mall of america backed by a high school show choir

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

ie, the worst stress dream imaginable

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:26 (five years ago) Permalink

...ending with me emerging from a blackout, wandering your parents' cabin asking for someone, anyone to let me in their sleeping bag...while flinging yogurt.

Je55e, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't wait for more edible slurry!

courtnoodle, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

^ really tempted to post this on "ILX out of context"

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:43 (five years ago) Permalink

UGH REALLY DON'T FEEL LIKE BEING AT WORK RIGHT NOW

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:44 (five years ago) Permalink

it's pretty nice out and i feel like being creative and energetic and instead i'm stuck behind a desk in a dry, overheated room

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:46 (five years ago) Permalink

me 2, want to play drums and then take a nap

bomb.gif (dan m), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:48 (five years ago) Permalink

n/a otm all around, its like 88 degrees in here right now

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

at least today i didn't wear smartwool socks like i did yesterday, i was sweltering the entire day

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:50 (five years ago) Permalink

it's pretty nice out and i feel like being creative and energetic and instead i'm stuck behind a desk in a dry, overheated room

― congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:46 PM (15 minutes ago) Bookmark

this is OMG EVERYDAY IN MY OFFICE
it is hot and totally airless in there

La Lechera, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Erotic literature aside, it's a bummer Paul McGee is leaving the Whistler. He has a great beard, and it will take a more than a few handlebar mustaches to make up for its loss.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 23:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Fiction, not literature. Definitely just fiction.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 01:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks Obama, what a bad day to have to drive for a meeting. I must have picked the exact wrong time to leave work tonight, took 55 minutes to get from 8th & Wabash to Balbo & LSD.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 01:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Courtney always knows when Obama's coming, and she often tells Jenny and me.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Can't believe it's been 47 minutes since a mention of BHO and Dr Mudbutt hasn't swooped in w/ some non-sequitir criticism of Bam.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Numero Group dance party at the Hideout this Saturday night
WHO'S WITH ME?!

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:44 (five years ago) Permalink

lol, when I was sitting in traffic I kept thinking about what Morbz would be saying

Without even really trying to bring politics into this, I do get annoyed when like any one person decides they can inconvenience so many people so they can, you know, go to dinner.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Numero Group dance party sounds pretty awesome indeed.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:45 (five years ago) Permalink

As I quoted him on FB, Stephen Fry OTM: "I loathe dancing. The people are all very sweet, but it's what they're gathered together to do that I find so ineffably, HORRIFICALLY repellent."

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I waited for prez on wrightwood with like a hundred ppl. I got tired of waiting and left.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh you wouldn't find me dancing, I can't dance. But the thought of hearing Numero Group music while watching people having a blast? Yes, please.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 02:58 (five years ago) Permalink

What's he doing in town? Why would he be on Wrightwood?

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Dunno. I did see Daly though.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Prob had dinner at weiner circle.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, Clark and Wrightwood?

Glad it didn't f up the Halsted bus route. It's a few blocks away, but it's conceivable.

I had to wait over 30 minutes for a fucking bus home tonight, and I could see 5 of them on Bus Tracker, between 10 minutes and 20 minutes from my stop. I thought that might be due to BHO mucking up traffic.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:23 (five years ago) Permalink

And at one point all the buses got between 10 and 15 minutes from the stop and then stayed there.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Dancing is a sublime activity. If anyone out there in ilxville wants to go with me Sat. lemme know!!

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:30 (five years ago) Permalink

It was some building just east of orchard.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, this is what's happening.

obama is having a 30k plate fundraiser 100 ft down the street from my boyfriend's building tonight, which dr. morbius nickname for bam should i use when i derisively heckle the attendees?

― tyga mother (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:03 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Glad I didn't have to resort to Google or something.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:47 (five years ago) Permalink

xp I feel like I'll never have the lung capacity to dance again. As I mentioned on twitter, however, I do have leftover hydrocondone so I'm going to sleep soundly and (relatively) coughlessly tonight.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:49 (five years ago) Permalink

peace be with you tonight

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

And also with you.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Ddpp was all hip hop tonight. Variable results but I had fun. Jenny you will dance again. You shall DANCE AGAIN.

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, Obama DID fuck up my commute!

At a UIC event, up to 500 donors who paid from $44 to $100 were treated to music from recording artist Janelle Monae and a guest appearance by actor Hill Harper from CSI: NY before Obama hit the stage to loud applause.

FUCK YOU BARACK HUSEIN OBAMA

FUCK YOU IN TEH FUCKAGN EXECUHOLE

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 03:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Cheap tickets, though!

40 yoevoo (Eazy), Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I was not inconvenienced by President Obama's visit to Chicago.

bomb.gif (dan m), Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:17 (five years ago) Permalink

The South Loop was all kinds of fucked up, I've really never seen anything like it. The entire area around my office was gridlocked in literally every direction because no one knew for sure where to go and there was no direction. Even the alley by our parking garage was bumper-to-bumper with people trying to escape. Jealous of people getting to see Janelle Monae though.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, BHO's visit bothered me 0.

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't have been bothered at all if I hadn't needed to drive to the office today.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:35 (five years ago) Permalink

hmm apparently it was a good thing I worked really late tonight or else bho's visit (which I didn't find out about until like half an hour ago) would have destroyed my life

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I figure my ease tonight was karmic payback for the week-long bus reroute shitshow I and many others endured due to his election night victory party set-up.

bomb.gif (dan m), Thursday, 12 January 2012 04:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Headline and story changed "drunk" to "confused."

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy cats I slept better last night than I have in weeks. I am seriously looking forward to taking it again tonight. More sleeeeeep!!!!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Professional development day -- the day you thank yourself for having the sense to get a smartphone.

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Snow is coming!

This is looking like a red letter day for everyone itt so far.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:14 (five years ago) Permalink

If I shake this cold, I'm up for Numero Group dance party - I love giving those guys money (listening to the Syl Johnson box now - so dang good). I'll bring my girlfriend. She's a Loyola english prof., so some of you ivory tower types may have some sort of notes to compare when not dancin'...

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Ooh, that sounds great. I may be up for going.

40 yoevoo (Eazy), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

We might be up for that, too -- Kr has been talking lately about wanting to go to Danny's.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:42 (five years ago) Permalink

-snoooooow

-hey guys

-hey n/a, thanks for the heads up on 'terriers' being available for streaming now. although sarah and i watched the pilot last night and it was just ok - does it get a lot better? i think i liked it more than she did, but i'm predisposed toward detective shit and have lower standards.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:44 (five years ago) Permalink

hey, where u been?
terriers stays pretty consistent so if you didn't like the first ep the rest probably won't suddenly change your mind but there is an overarching plot that develops and gets more complex. it's not like a blow you away amazing kinda show, it's more like a fun, comfortable, charming show.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

we're only about 5 episodes in btw

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

xp that reminds me of this blog post someone forwarded to me re: Danny's, wondered if any of you had seen it (after googling I discovered it made it onto Chicagoist etc)

http://bronxcheer.tumblr.com/post/14084752042/swans-you-fucking-people-make-me-sick-by

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:52 (five years ago) Permalink

do you guys realize that dance night doesn't even START until MIDNIGHT!?!
are you all INSANE!?!?

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

If I shake this cold, I'm up for Numero Group dance party - I love giving those guys money (listening to the Syl Johnson box now - so dang good).

Might I recommend hydrocodone.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I realized that and I still wanna go if anyone else does!!

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:58 (five years ago) Permalink

arouuund. i got pretty good at not checking ilx when there was no ilx to check.

i'll be in chicago on feb 10 & 11, digd0wn is doing another green mill weekend.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 12 January 2012 15:59 (five years ago) Permalink

hydrocodone makes it hard for some people to sleep, e.g., me

WB, Jordan!

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

I have had that hyper reaction to codeine in the past, but something seems to have changed and now I'm a well on my way to being a pill junky.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:07 (five years ago) Permalink

do you guys realize that dance night doesn't even START until MIDNIGHT!?!
are you all INSANE!?!?

When I was your age, young man, I was seeing Fake Fiction shows at midnight.

40 yoevoo (Eazy), Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Lol talk guy on bus stood up and said loudly "Hey, get up jackass, we gotta be in court." a lot of heads turned bc it wasn't apparent that he was talking into his hands free phone mic.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

dang it's snowing so hard but doesn't seem to be sticking at all. all this wasted effort by god.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

i think the problem is all the snow seems to be going sideways, instead of towards the ground.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

rookie mistake

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey so Kr and I got Settlers of Catan for x-mas. Anyone wanna play it with us sometime?

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

YES OMG YES

I love that game.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:45 (five years ago) Permalink

OK so i have a TEN MINUTE lunch break
if anyone wants to go to the thing on saturday, email me -- I know it's late, I know you're weary, I know your plans don't include me...still, dance party!! think about it.

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 17:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Settlers of catan looks awesome, though tbf I'm not exactly sure what it is.

In related news, due to wedding registry hilarity, we now have two brand new "classic" Clue board games, if anybody wants one.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

I'll play if it is the iPhone version.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I got electronic catchphrase for Xmas that I want to break out for a game night.

courtnoodle, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

i wish someone here would play catan with us

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

jeff and jenny have we played settlers of cataan? i get it mixed up with that other board game we play sometimes.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Who wants to play the battle star galactica game again??

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:26 (five years ago) Permalink

We have, I think you may have won.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:26 (five years ago) Permalink

n/a we played Settlers once and IIRC you liked it.

I was thinking about the BSG game the other day and coming to terms with the likelihood that I'll never play it again.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:28 (five years ago) Permalink

:(

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

We should really just sell it then.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I got electronic catchphrase for Xmas that I want to break out for a game night.

I thought you have always had Catchphrase?

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

It's *electronic*.

I would like to give Settlers of Cataan a go. I'm worried I'm not smart enough for it, tbh.

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I was not aware there was an analog Catchphrase.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

xp Aw, I made you frown. I just feel like its complexity makes playing it a chore for ppl who aren't super enthusiastic about that kind of game. Since its hard to find players, we don't play it much and we have to relearn it every time, which makes it more complex…

I feel like we need to go play at the f'n Dice Dojo or something to really take full advantage.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse, Settlers is really easy to learn. It probably takes a few games to really develop a strategy but that's part of the fun IMO.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I had to drive to and back from a meeting out in Aurora this moring, they are actually doing an admirable job of keeping up on the roads and sidewalks. Its nasty way out west.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 18:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Dice Dojo is awesome!

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel like the captain of the football team when I walk I'm there.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 19:08 (five years ago) Permalink

No, I just got electronic catchphrase. I think there might have been a card game version?

courtnoodle, Thursday, 12 January 2012 19:09 (five years ago) Permalink

So who brought electronic Catchphrase to our apartment in like 2008?

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Thursday, 12 January 2012 19:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i liked the BSG game more once i became a cylon and was basically a spoiler for everyone else

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 19:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse, Settlers is really easy to learn. It probably takes a few games to really develop a strategy but that's part of the fun IMO.

i feel the need to insert the "a few minutes to learn...a lifetime to master!" thing here

your pain is probably equal (Z S), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:01 (five years ago) Permalink

carcassonne 4 lyfe
(i have only played catan once and it was confusing...because i only played it once)

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

carcasson is the game i get confused with settlers of cataan

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Carcassone is infinitely better.

I think the bsg game would be more fun with 4 or 5 ppl. It would also take 4 hours to play.

Jeff, Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

call of Cthulhu owns all these games

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually I own all these games.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Except Call of Cthulhu.

What kind of game is it?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:44 (five years ago) Permalink

hyper-nerdy board game where you collaborate with co-players to try to figure out deep dark mysteries and avoid going insane or dying in various ways

also it's very hard to actually "win"

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

and, as the name suggests, it is set within the Lovecraftian world

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

That sounds really good.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:23 (five years ago) Permalink

it's fun but it can be really goddamn frustrating to play for 2-3 hours and then BOOM Cthulhu rises and everyone loses their mind with fear and it's over

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

sounds like my prom night

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

hey they're letting us out at 4:30 due to weather

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

biking to/from work was... challenging

tanuki, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:08 (five years ago) Permalink

oh no
poor tanuki!

people are such roadhog bastards on the roads you take too

La Lechera, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:14 (five years ago) Permalink

xp So I saw.

Where do you work now?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Did anyone else get that plowtracker to load?

Since I had my meeting out in the middle of nowhere this morning I have to drive home tonight. Trying to decide if I should leave soon or wait until the rush of everyone leaving early passes.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I got it to load on my desktop but it took awhile.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Same for me

Je55e, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:19 (five years ago) Permalink

lech: they weren't too bad, though i did get yelled at by some dude crossing the street. i couldn't understand him and wasn't overly interested to hear exactly what he said tbh.

jenny: halsted/division-ish

tanuki, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i would be up for borad games if it ever comes to pass

tanuki, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:30 (five years ago) Permalink

I meant where as in what do you do/who is your employer.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

ah, sorry — it's a sort-of fundraising call center for orchestras/ballets/theaters

tanuki, Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ATTN dan m

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Friday, 13 January 2012 03:53 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, I've seen some pictures on fb from friends in Homer and the surrounding areas, lots of snow

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 13 January 2012 04:44 (five years ago) Permalink

The CTA bus system is absolutely worthless. Standing at the stop for the 97 near my house and nearly empty bus drives right past me. Apparently standing directly under a bus stop sign and waving both arms as the bus passes is code for, "no thanks, I'm good, just standing out here for the hell of it, please go on".

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 13 January 2012 14:42 (five years ago) Permalink

The sample size you're relying on is too small to reach the conclusion that the CTA bus system is worthless. But I totally feel b/c that happened to me once and it gave me the steaming, eye-bleeding rage.

Je55e, Friday, 13 January 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha, yeah. I turn into Yosemite Sam and start cursing incoherently and jumping up and down and launching myself into the air by shooting my guns at the ground.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 13 January 2012 15:55 (five years ago) Permalink

hahahaha
oh jenny that would be hilarious

La Lechera, Friday, 13 January 2012 15:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I'm not at all serious that the entire system is worthless, but I was trying to let off steam without relying on the many four-letter words I wanted to shout. Just super annoying.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 13 January 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

phillip ordered a cab this morning to get to work and it took the company 45 minutes to finally call him... to tell him that there would be a delay

tanuki, Friday, 13 January 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

whatcha guys doin this weekend?

i get out at 3 today and have monday off for mlk day
practicing for the advance base show at empty bottle
going to the shower for ben and amy's baby (who is like 2 months old)

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 13 January 2012 19:44 (five years ago) Permalink

book release party for a friend tonight & maybe a stop at quenchers for another friend of a friend's band if we can stay awake
friends from the UP playing a show in the neighborhood saturday night (u guys should all come -- http://redettes.bandcamp.com/album/ed)
lazy lazy sunday
day off monday

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 13 January 2012 19:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Would love a day off on Monday tbh.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 13 January 2012 19:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Dinner at GTFO tonight and them video games/couch/tv until Tuesday.

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 19:51 (five years ago) Permalink

-Tonight: Having a drink after work w/a friend of Kr's
-Tomorrow: ?
-Sunday: Hosting Kr's parents for brunch, then going to Blackhawks game at night (our first! -- my mom won tix)

Hopefully finishing up S2 of Damages somewhere in there, too.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 13 January 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Dinner at GTFO tonight

Get the fuck out, you're eating at GT Fish & Oyster?

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 13 January 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Affirmative.

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 20:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Am I a foodie now?

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 20:01 (five years ago) Permalink

'fraid so

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 13 January 2012 20:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Dammit.

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, I never noticed the initials of GT Fish & Oyster before.

Gosh they must be so embarrassed.

Je55e, Friday, 13 January 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i will probably also watch some football playoffs

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 13 January 2012 20:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh

- Tonight I'm going to see the Girl with the Dragon Roll Tutu w/ Courtney (if anyone wants to join, let me know)
- Tomorrow: Dunno
- Sunday: ?
- Monday: Day off

Je55e, Friday, 13 January 2012 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Dinner at GTFO tonight and them video games/couch/tv until Tuesday.

Mostly this, unless I feel better. If so I will leave the house and hang out with S/a and WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 13 January 2012 20:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey guess what? I went to the fancy Walgreen's on State St. It's kind of too much ~dazzle~ for a drug store but they don't lock up their deodorant so I will shop there.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 13 January 2012 20:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, I never noticed the initials of GT Fish & Oyster before.

I only noticed it when we went a couple weeks ago.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 13 January 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey, so my boss - the one you never hear about b/c he's sane, capable of using MS Office, and not a freak - is running for judge in Cook County. He is a very competent, smart, efficient, and ethical lawyer, and I think his politics are agreeable. I will be voting for him. Check him out http://cleary for judge.com/ (remove spaces, obv.).

Je55e, Friday, 13 January 2012 21:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Shit. It's going to get monster cold tonight.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 13 January 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

tonight: relaxing/recovering
tomorrow: work/NUMERO GRP DANCE PARTYEE -- who's in? clearly you guys have nothing else to do...
sunday: recovering/relaxing

La Lechera, Friday, 13 January 2012 21:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I love you and I love your energy and enthusiasm but unless I can get that 3-11 flex time shift I keep asking for or start doing coke again, the odds of me ever going to a midnight dance party are slim.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 13 January 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

That party train left the station c 2003.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 13 January 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

once in a while i can handle it
not all the time!

La Lechera, Friday, 13 January 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

i have learned that i can survive on much less sleep than i thought i needed
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH deal with it world

La Lechera, Friday, 13 January 2012 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't need the full eight hours every night, I find. Just about five or six. When I get into real trouble is when I get two or three.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 13 January 2012 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, A, after discussing with the missus, I think we are probably out for Sat. night as well.

Bon Ivoj (jaymc), Friday, 13 January 2012 21:59 (five years ago) Permalink

I got 7 solid hours last night. It was glorious.

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, 7 is my ideal
8+ if i'm sick
5-6 in a pinch
less than that and i am likely to start crying at some point during the day

La Lechera, Friday, 13 January 2012 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I seriously need like 10 hours of sleep a night, which I obviously never get, thus me being tired all the time.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Friday, 13 January 2012 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I need to find out what's up with that sleep study. I really want to get surgery on my stupid head so I can sleep like I used to.

Amanda, I am not in. I'm actually not as dead set against dancing as I said. I hate it out of envy.

Je55e, Friday, 13 January 2012 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm out of the dance party too.

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 22:50 (five years ago) Permalink

just saw today that some djs i know in new york have slots until 4:00 tonight, and i had a similar reaction to n/a (A.M.?! ARE YOU INSANE?). can't imagine having to play a 3 am set. i'm amazed that i can still play a gig and stay up until 1:30 or 2:00 now, given that i regularly go to bed around 11:00 and would sleep for well over 8 hours if i could.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 13 January 2012 22:54 (five years ago) Permalink

It seems to me that the gays start nights out later and stay out later. This is based on experience in NC and the last few times I went out w/ some gay guys.

I like that in New Orleans there are dance clubs where the party keeps going strong until mid-morning some nights. I found myself in a foam party at 8 a.m. one time.

Je55e, Friday, 13 January 2012 23:06 (five years ago) Permalink

That's the stuff of nightmares.

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 23:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Re: rent, is that for a 1 bdrm, 2?

Jeff, Friday, 13 January 2012 23:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I seriously need like 10 hours of sleep a night, which I obviously never get, thus me being tired all the time.

^^^

I blame this on the fact that I have to get up so early. If I could sleep in until 9, I think I'd be more well rested.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 13 January 2012 23:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Just in case anybody thinks Jeff is a foodie, you should all know that at least once a week, we eat a frozen pepperoni pizza with canned mushrooms and olives on it for dinner.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 14 January 2012 02:56 (five years ago) Permalink

GTFO was really good and we're drunk, btw.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 14 January 2012 02:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha- posted at 8:56 PM

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:27 (five years ago) Permalink

OK so here's the thing.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i1.fc-img.com/fc03img/Comcast_CIM_Prod_Fancast_Image/4/885/1316707462569_house-of-games_2X1_640_320.jpg

The thing is. What is the thing? The...thing? Are you, are you, are you listening? Do you see? Do you...look: do you: will you: see?

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Oops, nevermind.

WTF. Why is nevermind not one word? It certainly should be.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Short for "never you mind."

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Here's the thing Eric

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Is the "here's the thing" story common knowledge? If not, I'll tell you:

Years ago, Bagourtney, Jenny, and I were in the Ohio House diner eating breakfast after yoga. A few booths away there was a cop on a cell phone talking to a man named Terry. Terry was a tenant in the cop's rental hoe, and the cop was clearly not happy w/ Terry b/c Terry had numerous complaints. At first Terry seemed like the good guy because come on, angry cop landlord is not the most sympathetic type, but then it became apparent that Terry hadn't paid rent in many months and he probably sort of sucked at life.

The cop kept saying "Terry listen -- Terry you need to pay -- Terry -- Terry --" until he got fed up and said "Okay Terry, here's the thing: fuck you."

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:14 (five years ago) Permalink

It was like found drama.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:15 (five years ago) Permalink

That's beautiful.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey, speaking of which, here's the thing: there's a Mamet play about lawyers opening at the Goodman this week. I've read the script, can't promise it will be great, but will at least have some good word nuggets.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

(That said, there are cheap(er) previews this coming week--I would be up for going.)

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, my friend Leigh, who saw Virginia Woolf and had dinner at Italian Village with us a few years ago, has her first novel out and will likely get famous.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

(Us being me, Jesse, Jenny, Jeff maybe, and I don't remember who else.)

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Terry was a tenant in the cop's rental hoe

long duk dan (dan m), Saturday, 14 January 2012 19:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Haha. My fucking M key has problems. I have sprayed it w/ air, but it's still sticking.

Re that play, I might want to see it? I mean, while I have come to think that Mamet might be a hack, I like his "word nuggets" as you say and I would like to see him put lawyers on stage. But what is deterring me is Mamet's unbearably stupid opinion pieces.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Come buy my coffee table. I'll give you the ILX discount.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/fuo/2800131381.html

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I went looking for a picture of Brenda on Flickr and I got sucked into a nostalgia hole.

Party at a friend's house in some dumb small town in NC, circa 2003.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/1/32628_f2b0ed79ff.jpg

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I wonder who drove home? We were very good about not drunk driving.

As I said on an an email and IM: I am not dissing my current looks, but man, I used to be a cutie, but I thought I was weird looking and ugly. If I saw me then in a bar now I'd buy all the drinks me then could put in his sweet pink mouth.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:30 (five years ago) Permalink

And I'd shave his soul patch.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Courtney looking very pretty there, too. And Jeff looking "last known photo before campus massacre."

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

what's with the pillows on your laps?!

La Lechera, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

I think we spent the night? I think that was Sean & Beth's house. God, we were so young!
Xp

courtnoodle, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh you're right, I think we did spend the night!

I noticed the pillows, too. That's just how I sit.

Though at that particular moment Jeff and I were hiding our erections.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I need a beard in that picture. A face one.

Jeff, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I won't bombard the thread, but this is a very important picture.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1810/139/121/1309983927/n1309983927_30218917_1202.jpg

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

July 4, 2003 or 2004. Hour 5 or 6 of a 14.5 hour drinking marathon. The day Jenny sang to a farm team baseball player that he was a pussy, threw my shoes on the field, apologized to the player, asked that player to pick up my shoes, then called him a pussy again.

lol @ "a face one"

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I made that my Match.com profile pic once.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I look better now than I did 8-9 years ago.

Jeff, Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny can we get that coffee table????

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny says yes. We also just lowered the price to zero.

Jeff, Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Thank you! Though I will insist on paying or whatever

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:08 (five years ago) Permalink

When do you want to come get it? I took down the CL listing just for you. And you are paying us in two ways: 1) carrying it out of the house and 2) making it so I don't have to answer emails like this "Let me ask you something does it have storage at the other side too?" or let the person who wrote that email in my house.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:33 (five years ago) Permalink

We will also be selling/giving to ILXors the following furniture items:

Green desk/armoire set (together or separate)
Vintage Lane cedar chest

The desk/armoire are not that great but would be awesome fix up pieces. The cedar chest is old, but really cool. It's just too big for anywhere we might want to put it.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Could you post a pic of the desk/armoire set?

Man, stupid Firefox's dictionary sucks a lot. It doesn't like "armoire" and offers no substitutes.

Je55e, Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Eventually, but you have seen it! It's been in our apartment since we lived in Glenwood.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks again! I can come get it anytime. tomorrow?

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, my friend Leigh, who saw Virginia Woolf and had dinner at Italian Village with us a few years ago, has her first novel out and will likely get famous.

I've never met her, but I vaguely recalled your being friends with her when I saw the novel on the front table at Book Cellar last weekend.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Tomorrow is great! One of us should be here throughout the day. Just text when you are coming over.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Sunday, 15 January 2012 00:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Do I have to shower?

Jeff, Sunday, 15 January 2012 00:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay I'll text at some point. Jeff, you do not have to shower, I can take it. Also, I am planning on carrying the table back to our apartment on my back.

Seriously, though, I hope it fits in my car! I should buy rope or something.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Sunday, 15 January 2012 01:08 (five years ago) Permalink

What kind of car do you have? I had that same kind of coffee table (EVERYBODY in the free world has that coffee table!) and I fit it in a hatchback. A Prius, I think. I don't think they're too hard to take apart, if you have to. The tables, not Priuses.

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 01:18 (five years ago) Permalink

You have a hatchback, don't you? If you have fold the back seats down, you should be fine.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Sunday, 15 January 2012 01:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah but I have a tiny hatchback, a yaris. It should fit, but it could stick out the back a bit.

Sara had that exact coffee table when I met her, so this will be exciting.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Sunday, 15 January 2012 02:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh right, I've been in that car.

It will fit, even if you have to leave the hatchback open.

I don't know why I'm involving myself in this.

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 02:02 (five years ago) Permalink

nice work, team

long duk dan (dan m), Sunday, 15 January 2012 09:20 (five years ago) Permalink

you guys missed an awesome dance party

La Lechera, Sunday, 15 January 2012 09:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Yessssss you did!!!!!

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Sunday, 15 January 2012 09:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Amanda and I IMed earlier and I was going to go (not to dance, just to judge people) but then I got a Garfield grade nap attack at 8:00 and it was over.

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

I was in the depths of codeine-induced sleep. (Still coughing at night (and during the day, come or think of it), not actually addicted to codeine. Yet.)

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

The only thing to judge was that a Daily Show guy was doing stand-up beforehand and decided to try out an extra half-hour of new material. This meant that the club was at capacity, so there was a long wait to get in, until the comedy show let out. Other than that, some club-sapphic pairs of gals, just a few dudes being bros, a few pairs of dancers who took over big swaths of the dance floor, and other than that everyone was who there were and the music was all great.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:37 (five years ago) Permalink

phillip and i watched episodes of archer and venture bros until we went to bed

tanuki, Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Also guess what -- not tired, only had 1 beer, feeling good. Staying up til 4 isn't as taxing as it may appear! I've done it several times recently, in fact!

La Lechera, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

I was kidding about judging. And I was thinking about Jeff's advice to someone on ILX, "Dance like everybody's judging you." (who was that?)

Corey, there will be new Archer episodes soon!

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

So guess what? I started a thread on ILM last night and it was not a disaster. Worst Pixies song

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

xp it was my first time watching it. i think i like it more than sealab, but i'd need to see more eps to tell

tanuki, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Archer v. Sealab is very much apples an oranges IMO.

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

they share some writers don't they?

tanuki, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Marduk commands you to reconsider your opinion.

Jeff, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh I don't know.

I just meant that the styles are very different, though thinking about it now I can see some intersections. The characters are all kind of jerky and the jokes are often somewhat blue. But Sealab is more about absurdism and non-sequitirs. Archer eps stick w/ their story and characters rather than veer off into stuff like the 5:00 long "UH OH!" bit.

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjkdMQzNbt4

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:42 (five years ago) Permalink

ha! i'd always wondered where "we have uh-oh" came from

tanuki, Sunday, 15 January 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

The only thing to judge was that a Daily Show guy was doing stand-up beforehand and decided to try out an extra half-hour of new material.

Wyatt Cenac? I know he was in town this week.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Sunday, 15 January 2012 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, we even saw him walk around the building when they wouldn't let us in. He stayed for the dance party too, but was not dancing.

La Lechera, Sunday, 15 January 2012 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Btw he was cute, smaller than I expected, and had a beard. Lotsa dull jokes though, including lol buying condoms is embarrassing.

La Lechera, Sunday, 15 January 2012 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow. That's really bad.

Je55e, Sunday, 15 January 2012 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

tres leches, i used some of that dried mango powder. my stir-fry is now deliciously tangy.

tanuki, Sunday, 15 January 2012 23:36 (five years ago) Permalink

awesome!!! i hope you sang "lemme tang it" while you were cooking :)

La Lechera, Sunday, 15 January 2012 23:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey sorry I didn't check in. Hope the coffee table transportation went OK <3

Je55e, Monday, 16 January 2012 03:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think Wyatt Cenac was on a live episode of WTF not too long ago and I was kinda ~shrug~ about him. Not that that's the best venue to judge someone as a performer, but it seemed like he was mostly coasting on charm.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Monday, 16 January 2012 05:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Weekly check-in to see who might be up for pub quiz tonight.

1) Odd Mint Saucepans 14 pts
2) A Witch Liver 10 pts
3) Finish the Lyrics 12 pts
4) Chemical States Round 16 pts
5) Dead Or Canadian 11 pts
6) Pictures 15 pts
7) General Knowledge 22 pts

1 = Stand-Up Comedians
2 = The Civil War (or possibly "Welch Trivia": questions about Jack and/or Raquel Welch)

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

can't do tonight as per empty bottle show as previously discussed. seems like it's going to be pretty poorly attended (tuesday night plus snow in the forecast). i'm now playing bass on three songs and keyboards on two songs, instead of just autoharp all the time, plus singing backups on a couple of songs, which is fun.
too bad, "stand-up comedians" is a good category.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh riiiight. Sorry.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

it is cold

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:33 (five years ago) Permalink

how was your show?

La Lechera, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Gaahahdsafwh Nick, I wanted to go to your stupid show and I only remembered it last night at about 9:30. I need a social secretary.

Je55e, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:36 (five years ago) Permalink

i've been playing in my friend's band for about a year, most of the time i play autoharp. last night we're playing a show, we're a fairly quiet band, and a drunk guy decides that the middle of a song is a good time to wander up and ask what the instrument i'm playing is called. i try to just stare him down, he says "you don't know what it's called? ok" and wanders away. kinda put me in an odd funk for the rest of the set.

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the club also arbitrarily pushed back the start of the music by an hour, literally minutes after we were talking about how we liked playing there because they're so professional

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congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i think it was fine but i was in a weird mood after having to wait around with nothing to do for the four hours between sound check and our set, plus the drunk guy, plus an annoying opening band. there were a surprising number of people there though, i guess because free show.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:55 (five years ago) Permalink

should've kicked drunk guy in the forehead imo

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

four hours is a long time, geez
i'd be antsy
at least there were people there, even though one of them was drunk guy?

La Lechera, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Empty Bottle is only good for rock. The rest gets drowned out by yayhoos.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i've seen some great loud jazz shows there, and folk stuff too but there were as many times that the singer had to yell STFU.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

one of my favorites was seeing alasdair roberts with like 20 other people including the bartender
i remember there being a LOT of problems when we went to see lavender diamond though. that was a long time ago, eh?

La Lechera, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, and I tried seeing Azita there a time or two, to no avail.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:52 (five years ago) Permalink

bert jansch was great though, and no one bothered him because everyone was there to see him

La Lechera, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i've definitely seen quiet bands get overwhelmed by crowd noise there (whoever opened for bill callahan/smog that time i went with jeff), or sometimes they try to make quiet bands LOUD to compensate and lose the dynamics, which i think was more what happened with us - they had the bass pumped, which isn't really appropriate for our songs.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:58 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry for the bitching. it wasn't that bad.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

anyone know anyone looking for editorial work?

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

New CTA Stations

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Thursday, 19 January 2012 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I was hoping this was about the proposed new stop on the Yellow Line that would be blocks from my house. That would be great.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

if I lived on the far south side I'd be pretty pissed about some of this happening instead of extending the red line

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 20:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm not sure that fancy new platforms should be first on the list. I think extending services would be a priority, but lets not expect CTA to exhibit logic.

But then I'm furious with the CTA because the goddamn 97 bus I mentioned earlier has driven past me at the stop three times in the last week and a half now and my complaints seem to be doing no good.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 20:55 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't even want to know what the cta has planned for my stop

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 20:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Bus tracker has developed an annoying glitch for the westbound Diversey stop in front of my apartment. It will say Approaching when it absolutely is NOT but it will say that for several minutes. Then it will either switch to an accurate estimate or get stuck on 6 or 7 minutes.

At eastbound Belmont bus stop by Courtney's house (Belmont Blue Line) Bus Tracker consistently predicts 5 minutes when it is 2 stops away. That's pretty fucking exasperating. Those 2 stops = 2 minutes MAX. >:[

Je55e, Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I've been enjoying the electronic trackers on select bus stops.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd be happy of they just put new metal caps on the stairs at Wilson. The ones there now are worn smooth and slick and one of these wet and ice days, I know I'm going ass over elbow down those stairs.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

the steps are all really scary
i often get this terrible OH GOD I'M GOING TO FALL sensation and it's awful

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:46 (five years ago) Permalink

The steps on the stations they are remodeling are bad, too. Hate those steps. Hate that gonna fall feeling.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

every time it's like having a heart attack!

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:56 (five years ago) Permalink

all of a sudden the phrase "heart attack" sounded really weird

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack
You oughta know by now

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:07 (five years ago) Permalink

PRESSURE

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:08 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry

PRESH-UH

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:08 (five years ago) Permalink

You cannot handle it.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

haha wikipedia:

"Pressure" is a synthesizer-driven song from 1982 by Billy Joel about difficulty dealing with the stress of daily living.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:10 (five years ago) Permalink

PRESH-UH!
deet doot deet deet deet doot deet deet deet doot deet deet deet doot deet deet deet doot deet deet

my bff and i used to have so many larfs pretending to be billy joel singing that song

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

i think that's how i learned the word "rationale" too

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Seriously? I just spilled like 1/4 cup of water on my cell phone, 98% of which was kept away by the protective cover, but apparently the three drops that got inside the cover have fucked it completely. So not happy right now.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

i was probably 7, so yeah

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

turn it off and pull the battery out if you can

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

He is really intense about the stress of daily living in that song, it is troo.

1-2-3-4 PRESH-UH

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Done and done. Both sitting out and drying right now.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh god a weird, unnotified XP!!!! I'm sorry about your phone, John!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:19 (five years ago) Permalink

JON

God. I suck.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:19 (five years ago) Permalink

let them sit for 24hrs or more

same thing happened to me with beer and laptop, it amazingly survived

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZO954_SQUY

sorry about your phone j dogg

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

also I would say take your phone apart as much as you easily can, more area exposed = more thoroughly dry

I am guessing you probably know this but I want to say THERE IS HOPE

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:21 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC0dTcjUH9o

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Its cool, might be an excuse to upgrade but of course I am 6 months away from contract ending. The water indicator strip appears to not have been touched though, so I don't know.

Billy Joel vid is making me feel better.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

it's totally hilarious!

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:23 (five years ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/82/Billyjoelgreatesthits.jpg

This was my mom's preferred "cleaning album" on Saturdays so I heard more fucking Billy Joel in my life than I ever needed to hear.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

"Allentown" still rules

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Allentown is legitimately a good song.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

R is a huge, unrepentant, celebratory fan of Billy Joel

like she will threaten to cut your face if you besmirch him

not really

but close

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

like she will threaten to cut your face if you besmirch him
this is the kind of dedication i can support

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:29 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't know that many of his songs. i am an unabashed fan of "uptown girl" because it's so dorky and catchy, kinda like "we didn't start the fire," and despise "piano man." can't think of any other ones i know.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah "Allentown" is a good song and my parents dragged me to see him live once and I'll begrudgingly admit he put on a good show, but he has so many corny songs that I just can't really ever take him seriously.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

we've been singing "honesty" to the dog for a while now, subbing his name (vonnegut) for the titular line

usually it goes "vonnnnnnegut / is such a giant dog", or "is sleeping on the floor", or whatever else he happens to be doing at the time

sometimes I think we've both gone insane simultaneously and therefore seem completely normal to one another

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Brenderand Eddie
were still going steady
in the summer of '76

BUM BUM

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

you don't want me to go into detail with my billy joel memories

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I was a big fan of "Storm Front" in seventh grade.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

was steely dan's "barrytown" a response to "allentown" or vice versa?

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

xp "downeaster 'alexa'" is a pretty rockin jam

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

'keepin the faith' is pretty bad

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I had Storm Front because it was the first time I forgot to return one of those Columbia House things on time and it showed up. I didn't learn until later that I could've just sent it back. I think I listened to it once.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

75. That should obv be 75 up there. Stupid thumbs.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

my only other billy joel reference is getting a casio for xmas when i was like 11 and the demo song being "just the way you are." i wonder how much money he got for that.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

$1,000,000

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

weird
mine had stuff like "down by the old folks home" and "greensleeves"

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:41 (five years ago) Permalink

OK FINE i also know "my life" which is annoyingly catchy. gets stuck in my head when i don't want it there.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

i know like a zillion billy joel songs
and i'm going to sing all of them here tonight

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

good comment on the youtube video for "my life"

why can't musicians like billy joel be around today

Coolz444 1 month ago 4

pretty sure billy joel is still alive?

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but to be sort of fair to Coolz444 he's only been "composing" classical stuff for a long time now.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink

the good old days weren't always good
and tomorrow ain't as bad as it see-ee-eeems

La Lechera, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I kind of enjoy that b. joel has stopped writing new songs and just performs the hits now

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:45 (five years ago) Permalink

there was a b. joel concert on pbs a couple weeks ago and it was almost enjoyable

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:45 (five years ago) Permalink

that video is really weird. it has a long intro where billy joel is tough and wearing a leather jacket and walking around with other tough guys while a groovin' beat plays, then suddenly they're in a recording studio dressed like dorks playing the song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3JFEfdK_Ls&ob=av2n

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers.
You'll get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I've always meant to listen to more Billy Joel after reading Chuck Klosterman's impassioned defense of Glass Houses a while ago.

Here are the Billy Joel singles I recognize as having heard:

Piano Man (Probably? I couldn't hum it.)
New York State of Mind (I know I've heard it at least once -- in The Beaver Trilogy)
Just the Way You Are
Only the Good Die Young
My Life
You May Be Right
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
Uptown Girl (Probably the first B. Joel song I ever heard, since the Chipmunks covered it)
We Didn't Start the Fire
I Go to Extremes
The River of Dreams

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I sort of think I like the idea of Billy Joel more than the reality. Like I think the aesthetic of it being 1978 and this sad-eyed crooner playing piano in a fancy brass furnished and wood-panelled bar for lawyers doing bumps in the bathroom as they prepare for, or come down from, a night at the disco is sort of cool. But then I hear his songs.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

xp Oh, and also The Longest Time, which is Kr's favorite B. Joel song.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

All apologies to R but I p much hate Billy Joel, except for Allentown. You grow up as close to Jersey as I did and you will either love him or be so overexposed to him that his music gives you stabbing head pain. I'm in the latter camp.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, watching that pbs concert was interesting because the audience was basically filled with the kind of people I hated growing up in the NYC area...

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Thursday, 19 January 2012 23:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Billy Joel grew up like 5 min from me in. L-town (he hung out at the pool where I took my swimming lessons) and people in my town revere him, despite the fact that he thinks people from L-town are "trash".

courtnoodle, Friday, 20 January 2012 01:22 (five years ago) Permalink

courtnoodle why don't you ask for access to the 77 board? there's mad pussy there.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:21 (five years ago) Permalink

By which I mean of course that there is a thread full of crazy cats (all joking aside there is).

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I fully support a McCormick place train stop. Will make packet pickup for races much much easier. That place is such a pain in the ass to get to.

Are you changing wards? http://media.apps.chicagotribune.com/ward-redistricting-2012/index.html

Jeff, Friday, 20 January 2012 12:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, not having a McCormick Place stop as always been a little wtf to me. Guys, you can rest easy. My phone works fine this morning after drying out overnight.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 14:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Yay!

Speaking of the CTA, why did the purple line go the wrong way around the Loop this morning? I was v confused.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes. My train conductor wouldn't shut up about it.

Jeff, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:20 (five years ago) Permalink

I hadn't heard that it was. The redline was all sorts of crazy this morning. All of the fearmongering weather reports must have scared people into not driving because the redline train was already like 65% full at Howard.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Je55e, how do I ask for access?

courtnoodle, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

xp Mine either but I had my earphones in and wasn't listening. I just figured he was babbling about the blessed train or being careful on the steps or something.

I mean, no biggie. Washington and Wells isn't exactly miles away, but I have grown accustomed to getting off the train in my actual building.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Ct, there's a thread for asking that maybe someone with desktop access can post for you. You just post asking for access and a mod will set you up.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny I honestly am in awe of your phone typing skills if all of your posts are from your phone. How do you do it?!!

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

SUPERTHUMBS

For really long things (like my family crisis freak out), I will write myself an email and copy paste it.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean it is truly amazing

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:31 (five years ago) Permalink

there is just no way I can type on my phone with my meat-thumbs

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i have regular thumbs with decent dexterity and i could never in a million years type a paragraph with my thumbs
i guess i could in an emergency, but do not have the patience for that on a normal day

it's more the patience than the manual dexterity that amazes me!

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I dunno. The worst part is having to catch all the mistaken auto corrects. But I guess it's just practice?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

It's surely not the thing you will be remembered for, but it's an impressive skill nevertheless ;)

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

If you ever get your electronic device wet it's also a good idea to put it in a bag of rice.

xp - COURTNOODLE I WILL ASK FOR YOU THESE FIVE WORDS I SWEAR TO YOU

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:48 (five years ago) Permalink

there is just no way I can type on my phone with my meat-thumbs

As I'm sure you know, I have meat thumbs, but I am a thumbtyping pro. I can *almost* thumbtype without looking b/c autocorrect is really good, but I wind up hitting delete or submit when I try it.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 15:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm wondering if ZS got his job in town, but I'm feeling bad knowing that if it hasn't been announced it might not have happened. Just curious.

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't think he did

tanuki, Friday, 20 January 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Thx Je55e!

courtnoodle, Friday, 20 January 2012 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he posted on FB that he didn't get it. :/

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

well, that blows

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 16:39 (five years ago) Permalink

speaking of jobs I posted this on fb but if anyone knows anyone interested in some entry-level editorial work, I've got a lead for ya

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

the snow has begun up here btw

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 16:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I was searching ILX for "red barn" posts and came across this charming exchange from 2005 (2005!!) Also lol/sad that I have been talking/obsessing about the same goddamn things for going on 7 years.

I don't like books where rich white people have emotional breakdowns because they have realized their lives are empty.

HAHA! Avoid the collected works of Richard Yates! I am totally with you on that one.

If you're looking for something not all that well-written but scary, try Harvest Home, by Thomas Tryon if you haven't already. I also admit to really enjoying a book about the salacious murder of Maria Marten in the early 1800s in rural England -- I read a cheesy book called The Red Barn Mystery by ?? and have another book I'm saving for Christmastime that contains court proceedings and whatnot. Thousands of people attended the hanging of William Corder and the coroner actually bound a book with his skin. Awesome. (and true!)

― The Milkmaid (of Human Kindness) (The Milkmaid), Friday, November 18, 2005 9:10 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I just admitted to liking cheesy true crime. It's true, I do like cheesy true crime, but preferably when it's distant from the present in space and time.

― The Milkmaid (of Human Kindness) (The Milkmaid), Friday, November 18, 2005 9:16 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

You've mentiontioned Richard Yates before. He's a sore spot, apparently. Did he once dump you or something?

― Paunchy Stratego (kenan), Friday, November 18, 2005 9:19 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Oh OH! Yes, I *heart* cheesey crime. I love modern true crime and especially love historical cheesey crime. How could I forget?

Thanks, Amanda! I'm adding those to my list.

― pullapartgirl (pullapartgirl), Friday, November 18, 2005 9:20 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:04 (five years ago) Permalink

that first line was quoted from a post above

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

mostly i really can't believe this

You've mentiontioned Richard Yates before. He's a sore spot, apparently. Did he once dump you or something?

― Paunchy Stratego (kenan), Friday, November 18, 2005 9:19 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't like books where rich white people have emotional breakdowns because they have realized their lives are empty.

I think I like this stuff out of some weird romantic aspiration: these people always have great old houses and books and liquor cabinets.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:09 (five years ago) Permalink

BUT ARE THEY HAPPY!?!?!?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Mitt Romney reminds me of one of those guys.

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

He thinks "I've got it all...why am I not happy?!" and then he sneaks some whiskey on the back stairs while his 5 handsome sons sit around and talk about their jobs.

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:12 (five years ago) Permalink

xxp They're not, but I find that kind of disheveled anomie strangely alluring, too. Drinking whiskey before noon and going home with someone you met at a fancy cocktail party.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Mitt Romney reminds me of one of those guys.

Huh, well, I am not as interested in the unhappiness of Mormon MBAs.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:18 (five years ago) Permalink

See, they all kinda look the same to me.

Like this:

http://iconicphotos.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/1963-offical-photo.jpg?w=700

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Do you watch Mad Men, or no?

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

No.

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Do you watch /Mad Men/, or no?

I think you quoted me re: the rich white guys bit so I will answer:

Yes but not bc of the rich white guys.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i get really sick of angsty middle-aged white guys (rich or not) and sometimes they seem to be all over my damn reading list so i have to mix things up.

right now, reading tipping the velvet. (victorian lesbianism YAY)

JuliaA, Friday, 20 January 2012 19:59 (five years ago) Permalink

pls tell me how I can avoid angsty middle-aged whiteguydom

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:05 (five years ago) Permalink

YES.

xp

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:05 (five years ago) Permalink

dan m you are not on that path to citizenship, i wouldn't worry about it

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Alert: I have now been to the fancy State St. Walgreens three times and am available to answer questions about the experience for the curious.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I walked by it the other day and it looked crazy busy so I kept a-scootin'.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

bathroom fixtures: gold plated y/n?

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

xp I just feel like I might have some angst coming my way eventually, plus I'm almost MID 30S and white btw

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

N on gold plated bathroom fixtures
Your angst will emerge in the form of curmudgeonliness most likely, which is way more of agl than roiling self pity masked with scotch and cigar smoke.

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:14 (five years ago) Permalink

I have not been in the bathroom of the fancy Walgreens.

I did learn today that "Popchips" are disgusting. And I often miss Munchos so I'm not like a fancy discerning crunchy snack person.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm typing on the big computer, btw, Amanda, fyi lol.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I would throw all the Popchips in the world into the river for one bag of Munchos.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't even really like scotch or cigars honestly so that's cool.

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Do you resent your wife because she wants you to live in a big house with her and care about your children and have sex with her sometimes when you really want to spend the mortgage payment on a fancy sportscar and have sex with a high school cheerleader?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

The sidewalk clearing snowblower guys are barely keeping up.

This is going to be an interesting rush hour.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow... Numerous xposts w/out a warning.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah its a mess out there. Glad I took the train.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Angsty rich white-people books are not always about male protags! See, e.g., Joan Didion's Play It As It Lays.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Or, IIRC, Paula Fox's Desperate Characters.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think anyone claimed they were?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:48 (five years ago) Permalink

xp - Totally!

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 20:49 (five years ago) Permalink

No, but Jenny's post seemed to reduce the genre to the plot of Americna Beauty.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i don't like most of those books but just usually because not much happens in them story-wise. it's just people moping and talking and being boring. i need me a story of some kind.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 20 January 2012 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Revolutionary Road is full of stuff happening.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 21:07 (five years ago) Permalink

No, but Jenny's post seemed to reduce the genre to the plot of /Americna Beauty/.

Yes. I went for an exemplar instead of trying to be all inclusive. I am typing with my thumbs, you know.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

it's just people moping and talking and being boring.
this is my point
even if stuff happens, it's boring stuff for the most part. i used to like paula fox but after a while even she bored me.

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

but it doesn't really have to do with the characters being white or rich or male or angsty, it has to do with them being boring. or rather, the stories (or lack thereof) being boring.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

exactly!

La Lechera, Friday, 20 January 2012 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

In Revolutionary Road lots of non-boring stuff happens. Abortion, suicide, drunkenness are but a few of the exciting things you will find in Revolutionary Road.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I like gripping plots, but I also admire mimesis.

Girl I want to take you to a JBR (jaymc), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Courtney just reminded me a few days ago that I don't like John Irving b/c "too much stuff happens" in his books.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 21:43 (five years ago) Permalink

it just keeps snowing and i don't think they're plowing here until it stops. i'm just going to plan on spending two hours in the car going home.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

ok i guess they are trying to plow & salt, but it looks grim out there.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

got a bunch of digdown guys trying to come in from mpls & chi for a show tonight too. :/

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

as long as it clears up by weds. for my flight to atlanta i am ok with the snow

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Its supposed to be 40 on Sunday, so you should be okay. Actually the snow is supposed to be done around midnight tonight.

Funny, but this seems to be living up exactly to the forecasts, in terms of intensity and timing.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

My concession to the snow is as follows:

1. Not wearing a cute skirt and heels out tonight.
2. Nixing the plans to go to Del Seoul, Fountainhead, Matchbox and Small Bar for the anniversary funtimes tonight.
3. Instead, bundling up and walking to Welcome Bar*, Ciao, Longman& Eagle and Small Bar.

*Welcome Bar does not appear to have a name. However, it is across the street from our apartment, has a welcome sign, and the promise of cheap beer.

sisut, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Apparently the CTA has rerouted all buses off of LSD already. They are really, really scared of repeating last year's clusterfuck, huh?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I take it back. Matt has conducted copious research and discovered, at least as of 2010, that the name is Sofia's.

sisut, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:18 (five years ago) Permalink

This shit is probably going to make me miss my trail race in Rockford tomorrow.

Jeff, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Well it now looks like the heaviest snow is supposed to be out of the area shortly after 6, so maybe it won't be too bad.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

LOL @ rerouting off LSD.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh my goddess, this commute is gonna be something. Should I just have a few beers and wait out rush hour? It is bad bad bad on Halsted. And on Jackson. A cop was just sitting in traffic with sirens wailing, going nowhere.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:35 (five years ago) Permalink

You should just bury yourself in the snow.

Jeff, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Preferably yellow.

Jeff, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Unplowed Revolutionary Road.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Friday, 20 January 2012 23:39 (five years ago) Permalink

This girl doesn't seem to get cabs... She keeps hailing cabs with light off and then getting petulant when they don't stop. Also just hailing everything on four wheels?

Reporting live from Greektown, I'm Je55e K3hropolo5.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Fr rl tho I think I'm gonna go sit in a Greek bar and get pants shittingly durnk. Its been 15 min and the buses just aren't coming and I'm cold and horngry.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Just don't end up going home with sme Captain Lou Albano type.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Friday, 20 January 2012 23:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Or some otter.

Jeff, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I wish some otter would come give me a fucking ride. After 20 min I think this might actually be accurate....

http://i.imgur.com/LedTv.jpg

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

He'd feed me mussels and take me Sledding.

Je55e, Friday, 20 January 2012 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Update

I'm on a bus.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:00 (five years ago) Permalink

In 26 minutes we've moved 1.2 mile

http://cache0.bigcartel.com/product_images/3379561/EIT_SHIRT_NEW.jpg

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry. I'm just mingling.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:27 (five years ago) Permalink

My train commute was a piece of cake. Wasn't even crowded. Then I fell twice on the way home because nobody on Diversey from the train station wast to Lincoln shovels their fucking walks, and I got into it with a douchebee in a white SUV turning onto Racine who drove DIRECTLY TOWARDS ME while I was carefully shuffling through the unplowed slush, with the light. I actually dawdled on the corner waiting for him to get out of the car after he pulled into the gas station because I was going to share some things about how his actions made me feel, but he just pumped his gas without paying attention to me. I GUESS HE WAS SCARED.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse, you're going to be on that bus for hours. Do you have a seat or are you standing?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I should say - the douchebee actually made eye contact with me while he drove toward me, and appeared to be saying things loudly in his car, so it's not like this was an accident. He really felt my presence as a pedestrian crossing the street was cramping his driving style.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm seated.

1.9 miles. I really should have taken a train or gone to a bar.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:46 (five years ago) Permalink

phillip (my bf) is having his birthday dinner tonight and there hasn't been a single bus for over an hour

it took me an hour and a half to get home (it normally takes about 20 min). i hate to be a major asshole but i really don't want to fucking go anywhere.

tanuki, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I think you have a pretty good reason to bow out.

OMG. I think rush hour just magically ended. Just like THAT! Wow.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:52 (five years ago) Permalink

now the bus tracker map isn't showing any buses at all and bf isn't answering my fb messages. now i feel like an asshole and can't even enjoy being snowed in.

tanuki, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Bus tracker completely stopped working from what I can tell. Tried numerous routes, all = no buses.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Including at stops ahead of the bus I'm currently on.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry Corey. Hope you get to enjoy snowing in later maybe with him.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:02 (five years ago) Permalink

now there's a bus

@_@

tanuki, Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Two hours five minutes to drive from HP to LS.

long duk dan (dan m), Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:35 (five years ago) Permalink

It only took me three hours to get home. Lucky I left an hour early.

the emancipation of distraction (askance johnson), Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm home. That was not that fun

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Train wasn't bad, 97 down Howard was a shitshow though. Cars stuck at every other intersection blocking traffic.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Saturday, 21 January 2012 02:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I think there is a homeless person hanging out in the lobby of my building. She is in her 50's, kinda haggard looking, Ace bandage under her swollen calf (pant leg hiked up), sitting in one of the chairs by the elevator and mailboxes, a rolling suitcase next to her. She was asleep until I opened the elevator gate, and she was back asleep when I got back from 7-Eleven.

There is a similar character who hangs out in the locker room at my gym. He even has a big swollen leg. I see him every couple weeks slumped practically in half on the same bench in the back, sometimes w/ his shoe off.

The woman in my building I get, but how does the guy have a membership card to the gym? Could have found it, I suppose, but I've been seeing him since 2008 or 2009. That's a long time for a lost card to work.

Je55e, Saturday, 21 January 2012 06:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I just shoveled so much snow. We now have the clearest, most well-salted patch of sidewalk on either side of our block.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 21 January 2012 19:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Why is all of the salt blue this year? It reminds me of when raspberry suddenly turned blue for no reason and then from that point forward, "raspberry" was "blue raspberry", which means nothing to me.
It's either a mystery or Walter White's fault. Either way, I don't like the blue salt.

La Lechera, Saturday, 21 January 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

There was blue salt and regular old gray salt at Home Depot. I bought the gray because it was waaaay cheaper, but some of the blue salt was advertised as being dog paw friendly. So maybe blue salt is good!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 21 January 2012 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

tell that to my little three legged limpers! i guess they mean nontoxic, though. i guess the blue raspberry salt is ok then.

La Lechera, Saturday, 21 January 2012 22:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Aww

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:02 (five years ago) Permalink

I do feel bad about getting the big bag of cheap salt w/r/t dog paws. The paw-friendly salt was like twice as much money for a third as much product. Also the melt rating was lower than the regular salt.

But I still feel bad.

Amanda, do you put shoes on your dogs?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Wait, the melt rating was higher. So the dog salt was rated to melt down to like 20 degrees and the cruel salt was like -5.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Amanda, do you put shoes on your dogs?
I don't. They're ok without them, and they are already whiny/wimpy enough and I can't handle one more additional "put the shoes on the dogs" responsibility in addition to everything else, esp. when they are doing ok so far.

It's not a big deal about the salt! I was really more alarmed that it was blue and unnatural looking than the melt rate/poisonous nature tbh.

La Lechera, Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, we always buy the paw friendly salt because of all the dogs in our neighborhood, but its ridiculously expensive compared to regular salt and it works maybe half as well.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:32 (five years ago) Permalink

We're going to switch to bacon salt.

Jeff, Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Truly the most dog-friendly salt.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Sunday, 22 January 2012 00:27 (five years ago) Permalink

GUYS GUYS (esp NICK because his music is on it)

R0tters just won audiobook of the year Odyssey award!!

So proud.

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 15:14 (five years ago) Permalink

woohoo!

long duk dan (dan m), Monday, 23 January 2012 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

AWESOME!!!!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, 23 January 2012 15:43 (five years ago) Permalink

also jenny and gang -- i am officially a contestant in the 9th annual you know what contest
questions:

do we know anyone who has a fog machine i could borrow?
do we know anyone who has a thing that would alter my voice as i read into a microphone?

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

:D on both counts.

JuliaA, Monday, 23 January 2012 16:12 (five years ago) Permalink

i'd look at the toy store for some kind of voice-altering toy, that would probably be the most cost-effective option.

congrats to DK

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 January 2012 16:24 (five years ago) Permalink

it's been a long time, but i just heard from my old buddies, the ski bro CPAs:

Guys,

I'm sorry as well. I wanted to see that T.V. I just came from my doctor and I have an appointment with the surgeon next Monday the 30th. He said I might have hernia's on both sides. Ever since I got a copy of the Kama Sutra for my iPad I've been a wreck. Have fun.

Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: I just need to pack

Guys-
Sorry if this is a duplicate, I thought the first didn't go through. My skis are tuned, and I am starting to hydrate. Jeff and I leave on Friday morning and get in around 10:30. When do all of you arrive? Please count me in for Second City and whatever else is planned.
Peter I am sorry that you wont be joining us, it will not be the same. Ho
Looking forward to catching up.
Les

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 23 January 2012 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

"it will not be the same, ho"

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 23 January 2012 16:42 (five years ago) Permalink

this is the music i did for dan's audiobook by the way:
http://www.myspace.com/vorvolakas
it's me trying to do black metal.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 January 2012 16:47 (five years ago) Permalink

it was great!! i don't know why you never piped up about it aside from maintaining the mystery of vorvolakas.

also good advice about the toy store. will do. thx.

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 16:48 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah it was supposed to be mysterious. so mysterious that no one heard it.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 January 2012 16:51 (five years ago) Permalink

i tagged it on lastfm
did my part

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

so mysterious that it is on myspace

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:25 (five years ago) Permalink

veeeery mysterious

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 17:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Now that the secret is out, there goes your Decibel cover story. You'll have to wait for the oral history of Vorvolakas when it gets inducted into the hall of fame.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 23 January 2012 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

good to hear jordan's bros are still skiing, hope they're weathering the economic downturn OK

long duk dan (dan m), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink

"it will not be the same ho."

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, 23 January 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

my hernia's hernia

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 23 January 2012 18:24 (five years ago) Permalink

sounds good n/a. very blackened. i never would have guessed it was you. some cool sound effects in there too.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 23 January 2012 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks! it's crazy how well you can approximate screaming by whispering.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 January 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

vorvolakas will be robbed in the EOY traxx poll

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I keep thinking about signing up for Alan Salami's class.

La Lechera, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:56 (five years ago) Permalink

hahaha

Performance art. Do it.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesus, this Chicago Mag story from 1989: The Boys of Rush Street.

A few special lines:

“Lotta tuna walking,” says Jack.

...

Sunglasses on a strap hide Jack’s blue eyes. The strap reads VAURNET FRANCE, which is more important than any protection the glasses may provide.

...

In a cab Dwarfboy says to the driver, “Can I have your shoe?” The driver turns way around to look at him.

“You wacky?” he asks. This cabby’s from Chicago

Je55e, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 02:05 (five years ago) Permalink

And then at the end the author/narrator refers to himself in the third person for no good reason Dwarfboy gets out in front of his coop near Wrigley Field and says to the other passenger in the cab “I got an extra bed downstairs."

Je55e, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 02:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I guess it's too late to corral anyone for pub quiz?

Anyway, the second and third rounds are on The A-Team (which I know zip about) and feminism.

jaymc, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh I forgot about pub quiz and now I got a pizza in the oven.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

too late.

The Panera by my house is kind of weird - it's like an old folks social club in the evenings. There are 5 tables with at least one old person at each, a couple with 5-7 of them, and a couple guys going around working the room, chatting, regaling, mackin'.

And now one guy....I truly can't tell if he's laughing or sobbing into his phone.

Je55e, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 02:14 (five years ago) Permalink

that was like when i was commuting to evanston at 6 a.m. and i'd go in dunkin donuts to get a bagel or something and there'd be 8 old dudes in there drinking their small coffees

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 02:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i can't wait until we're those guys

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 02:53 (five years ago) Permalink

http://mvjantzen.com/games/hangman.php?chicago

fun times

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 14:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Nice. I managed to get through six of those without a single mistake.

jaymc, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 15:05 (five years ago) Permalink

does it ever do numbered-street stations?

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the second one I got was

63__.

jaymc, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm in Atlanta (on a plane)

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Was looking for something and found this

Jenny, if I crawled inside of you and played fetus, would you abort me?

― At first I thought it was a stupid idea, then it made me cry (Jesse), Friday, August 7, 2009 11:40 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

With relish.

― she is writing about love (Jenny), Friday, August 7, 2009 11:41 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I would abort you with relish. It is a new technique that they are using in Bolivia.

― she is writing about love (Jenny), Friday, August 7, 2009 11:41 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark

Je55e, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:02 (five years ago) Permalink

must be sweet relish

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

'cause that shit is gross

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:09 (five years ago) Permalink

discus

La Lechera, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Is that recent?

His turn as a jr date rape wannabe/giant tool in his post-AD movies have made me pretty much indifferent to him as an actor.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think I want to. Holding out for that being a look he cultivated for a 30-second tossed off joke in the Arrested Development movie.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:16 (five years ago) Permalink

people say he bears resemblance to Chicago Fire captain Logan Pause

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2803/screenshot001ox.jpg

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes.

Things I noticed about that picture:
* his hands
* his foot placement/stance
* chambray shirt
* all the other things you probably noticed about that picture

La Lechera, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Thinking specifically of Superbad and the comic book one where he dates a high schooler and then falls in love with a MPDG on roller skates. xp to self

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink

huh, never heard the term MPDG before, that's apt

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Guys, sorry for being obnoxious but I'm drinking an iced coffee outside. It is beautiful here.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Where? Are you still in Hotlanta?

Je55e, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I just got here!

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't believe you said hotlanta.

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

This area where I'm staying is pretty boring though, all hotels and chain restaurants. If that makes you feel better.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I'll say it again: Hotlanta.

Je55e, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Friendship: off

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Where are you staying, Nick?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Buckhead?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Are you near the train? You could go to Little Five Points and look at things.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Heed this MARTA man's advice:

http://www.itsmarta.com/uploadedimages/safety-on-MARTA-rotator.gif

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, look. That gif contains multitudes.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm not really going to have much free time. I'm just going to enjoy my free fancy hotel room and decent weather.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 22:49 (five years ago) Permalink

You know what's great? These things!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gbFAJxBFL.jpg

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Not necessarily that brand, but egg rings in general, and especially the silicone ones.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:34 (five years ago) Permalink

I eat two eggs at a time. I think the system is failing us.

Jeff, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:35 (five years ago) Permalink

THEY COME IN TWO PACKS AT OUR LOCAL TJ MAXX!

If I can summon the energy to put on pants, I'm going to go run some errands buy two more while I'm out.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:37 (five years ago) Permalink

You can't cook an egg w/out a ring? What's the matter with you?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Phatlanta

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I forget to whom I made the fairly shameful confession that I'm probably going to wind up buying this product

http://www.harrietcarter.com/resources/harrietCarter/images/products/processed/4393.detail.a.jpg

I can cook an egg without a ring! But it's so much better in a ring, especially since most of my eggs go on English muffins.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:40 (five years ago) Permalink

We eat a lot of eggs. Eggs are the life fruit.

Jeff, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I cannot poach an egg so the poachers are a little more appealing. Jesse did you know you can make an omelette in a ziplock bag?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ7vWvOmNRM

xp - no, what? Tell me more.

those aren't egg poachers, they're OUT-OF-SHELL hard boiled egg devices!

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:58 (five years ago) Permalink

The Horrors part of the commercial could be better, but still

http://i.imgur.com/DOmbul.png

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Haha peeling all night!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Bookmarked, ty!

Crack no more than two eggs (large or x-large) into each bag and shake to combine.

Like hell.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:08 (five years ago) Permalink

That's where I used to live! So glad I'm not there now! That's some shit. The property mgmt company is generally OK AFAICT, but I'd be pissed at them if I still lived there.

EZ, I'm sure this spring in Chicago will be very interesting. And a mess.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Hmm. The douchebee gay-right-winger (Palin groupie) property manager seems to have deleted his FB profile? I unblocked him, but now I can't even find him on a search when I'm logged out.

I was hoping to see his opinions on the City's intervention. He despises "our Democrat overlords," as he called them when IL passed a law making landlords change or re-key locks between tenants.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:20 (five years ago) Permalink

"This isn't Elizabethan England," said Fr@ncisco Ben@vid3s, 32. "There is no way I'm going to heat up water and take it to the tub."

I LOLed.

Also this: "According to the city Buildings Department, the building is among many built before 1975 that is not in compliance with updated fire safety codes and has yet to submit a fire safety plan that lays out how it plans to comply" is really scary. That recent fire in the apartment building on LSD in which the woman was killed in the elevator didn't have sprinklers and was pretty much a giant death trap.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:34 (five years ago) Permalink

The manager of that property is kind of gruff, so I'm not surprised that in the (raw) video, the reporter who was not being let into the building said "these people are hostile when they come out." She's not the best public face for them. But you know, just like a strident lesbian.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:40 (five years ago) Permalink

She probably goes to anti-abortion rallies.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:42 (five years ago) Permalink

one of my former UCP colleagues lives in that building, fb indicates she is not happy with the situation

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:12 (five years ago) Permalink

since i have been known to post pictures of terry gross, what do you think of her new look
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6763971111_8f0b290821.jpg

La Lechera, Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Lol are you asking bc she's flipping the bird?

Amanda as I was perusing old ChILX threads yesterday I found a series of posts of you soothing me by pretending to be Terri Gross.

Je55e, Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:34 (five years ago) Permalink

So you know how I was bragging about my iced coffee yesterday? I went to bed at midnight and didn't fall asleep until about 3. And I had to get up at 6:30. Karma.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Fuck Adam Scott, now there's a triangle head. (Also, what is that from, Chicago Tonight?)

jaymc, Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

colbert!

La Lechera, Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:45 (five years ago) Permalink

She looks like an old man who looks like an old lesbian.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 15:42 (five years ago) Permalink

'Sup.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:34 (five years ago) Permalink

can someone clone him please

La Lechera, Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I know, right? (That was totally a LL bat signal.)

Hey, Chicago Opera Theater is running a 50% off 2012 subscription sale so if you want to go see all three operas in their season this year (Moscow, Cheryomushki; Teseo; and The Magic Flute) you can do so for as low as $72 total.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:37 (five years ago) Permalink

I got the Wednesday night subscriber package. Also! A fellow board member works for the L. Opera and free tickets is one of her perks and she hates opera (lol) so she's giving me freebies to Aida in March.

I am definitely making up for not seeing any opera in 2011.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:38 (five years ago) Permalink

R and her mom (and maybe me?) will be going to Aida as well

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:04 (five years ago) Permalink

I <3 Verdi.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

i lol every time i read "long duk dan"
seriously

La Lechera, Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

thx, it is one of my better display names

I'll admit to briefly considering making it "long dong dan" but I figured that'd be in too bad of taste

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:00 (five years ago) Permalink

also not as funny as duk

La Lechera, Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

totally

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

richard wright looks like my dad during the 70s in that photo

tanuki, Friday, 27 January 2012 01:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I <3 Verdi.

Not a sentence I see everyday, anywhere, but one that I fully agree with.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Friday, 27 January 2012 02:06 (five years ago) Permalink

One of my favorite movies of 2011 (7.5 minutes long):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTzm3knkjzg

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Friday, 27 January 2012 02:11 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofy5gNkKGOo

It was inevitable...Does anyone else hate these people as much as I do? Is it even worth talking about how dumb this one is? Not to mention racist and homophobic!

robotsinlove, Friday, 27 January 2012 14:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm impressed by how consistently unfunny those videos (apart from the original) are

tanuki, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:02 (five years ago) Permalink

I *just* watched it right before you posted it. And yeah, pretty dumb.

jaymc, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I also didn't understand 90% of what the woman was referencing during that quick-cut sequence near the end.

jaymc, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:05 (five years ago) Permalink

ALSO I hate when things like "Hold on, there's a train" are construed (in this video and IRL) as "LOL Chicago!!!" when they're true for any city with a subway/rail system.

jaymc, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:07 (five years ago) Permalink

right, as if asking "how much is your rent" is sooooo chicago. and john, i think she's listing 4 AM bars, which devolves into just a list of random things. but seriously, fuck these people. please move back to osh kosh.

robotsinlove, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:13 (five years ago) Permalink

hey, do you guys have any thoughts on what cell phone carrier might get the best voice/data coverage around here? I guess we're actually choosing between at&t and sprint because sara wants an iphone and I don't want to stick with verizon...I have no ability to choose between these two carriers, thus my asking here

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 15:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I've had Sprint with my dumbphone and it's been fine.

do you not like slouching? (Eazy), Friday, 27 January 2012 15:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Depends where you are though, when I used to have Sprint and lived in Bucktown I couldn't get a signal at all in my apartment. But I'm sure the service has improved since then.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I have AT&T and I have constant frustration with slow/no data. If I'm not mistaken, the iPhone 5 is going to be on their new 4G LTE network, so maybe that's worth waiting for.

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:57 (five years ago) Permalink

That Shit Chicagoans Say video is just terrible. A FB friend posted it last with the comment So much of this I say!! Some people Liked it, and one of his friends said Denn!5 McDullardhead I am overwhelmed by how much I can identify with the things said in this video! ; )
13 hours ago · Like · 1

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 15:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Hmmm...well I'm probably going to get a 4G phone now, and I think sara's going to get like the iphone 3 or 4 to save money so who knows

maybe it doesn't matter and I should just flip a coin

xp

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:01 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe it doesn't matter and I should just flip a coin

I think this is the key. I've had U.S. Cellular, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon over the past 10 yeas and I've had pretty much equal overall service.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:11 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe we should just go with at&t then, that's what sara has now and she's okay with it, but she only has a dumbphone at the moment. and at&t gets like the worst ratings ever in consumer reports, which scares me.

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm sure this is all very interesting to all of you.

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I am lukewarm on AT&T but Jeff sent me something recently wherein somebody compared data speed and connectivity among Chicago carriers and AT&T was the clear winner. So p much they all suck and you should go w/ the cheapest or one w/ best customer service.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I would be very surprised if the next iPhone is a 4G phone.

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

The 3G coverage in Hong Kong was amazing. It was like a broadband connection that always worked. That needs to happen here.

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:19 (five years ago) Permalink

I got Sprint basically only because I get a discount through the university.

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

n/a is on his way to go hang out in my old 'hood in ATL and I am having a strange combo of envy and nostalgia, which is weird bc I was objectively miserable for most of my time there and I have never really wanted to go back.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:27 (five years ago) Permalink

LOL based on how slow the MARTA trains are and the walk Im only going to have like 45 minutes to hang out. My goal is a good lunch. Maybe a burrito.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Jeff, why do you think the next iphone won't be 4G?

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

MARTA will make you appreciate the CTA, though. Phew.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Where's a good burrito place in the loop that might actually have seating available at lunch? We've got a big client in the office and we've been instructed not to eat at our desks so bringing food back is not an option. I'm really craving a good burrito today.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:42 (five years ago) Permalink

What time? I like La Cocina.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Probably be after 1 or so, to avoid the main noon rush.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:46 (five years ago) Permalink

You've got to be kidding me that AT&T was rated best. That's terrible news. I'm also disappointed to hear that iPhone 5 won't be 4G. Why the hell not?

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:48 (five years ago) Permalink

You'll be good then. There's one in Jackson between State and Dearborn.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks! Think I'll give that a try.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:50 (five years ago) Permalink

It could be 4G, but Tim Cook has said several times that the tech isn't mature enough for apple to move to that yet. Issues with the size of the chipset, battery life, readiness of the carriers networks.

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse and I are going to see Diamanda Galas at the MCA on Feb. 23.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 17:53 (five years ago) Permalink

How does that thing markers always does go?

\(^_^)/

Is that it? Anyway, that's how I feel inside!

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 18:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Jenny do you use Instagram? I uploaded some Five points pics.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I do! I'll go look!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

It all looks the same.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:16 (five years ago) Permalink

No veggie burritos at Vortex or EAYC. I got a veggie burger at Vortex. It was alright. That place has a lot of rules.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:20 (five years ago) Permalink

The neighborhood is nice though. I had fun walking around.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Aw, sad about no veggie burritos at EAYC. I ate them so much. I probably made Jeff eat them.

I'm glad you had fun!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow. I just looked up the "rules" at the Vortex. What a bunch of assholes. Sorry I said to go there.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

They've got almost as many pages of rules in their menu as pages of food items. I'm usually a really good tipper, but any place that harps on you unrelentingly about how much you need to tip instantly makes me want to be a horrible tipper.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 18:55 (five years ago) Permalink

it makes me think that they have been emotionally damaged in some way
kuma's has rules too though

La Lechera, Friday, 27 January 2012 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't remember it being that bad or being so sexist but this was 12 years ago. And my regular haunts were EAYC and the Brewhouse since I felt a little insufficiently counter cultural to go the Vortex in the evenings.

xp I have issues with Kuma's on that, too. That whole "hostility" approach to customer service. Dumb.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was a little disappointed with that aspect of Kuma's when I finally went there, but the delicious food helped me get over it.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:00 (five years ago) Permalink

What rules does Kumas have?

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:01 (five years ago) Permalink

That said, we do have some rules we’d appreciate you abide by:

1) We do not take reservations.
2) We will not “put on the game, bro”
3) No music requests.
4) No Minors after 10pm.
5) Our kitchen is only 16×6. Please be patient.

And during patio season (summer):
1) Patio opens when we open it.
2) To go service ends during patio season. Or when the patio is running. Whether it is sooner or later than the dates posted.
3) Patio is open when weather permits.
4) Patio closes Monday- Saturday at 10:30pm. Sundays at 9:00pm.
5) Kitchen is still only 16×6. Please be even more patient.

Nowhere near as off-putting as those Vortex ones though.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:02 (five years ago) Permalink

At least Kuma's used "please". Vortex was like one notch short of, "if you don't like it, fuck off".

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

those are all pretty reasonable imo

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink

ugh the 'bar etiquette' rules on that vortex site are the worst

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:07 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/LpsFp.png

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:08 (five years ago) Permalink

So its run by libertarians then?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I should have posted the whole thing

http://i.imgur.com/MsTdn.png

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i am not reading that because i am never ever going there

La Lechera, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:14 (five years ago) Permalink

When I first googled it, the pictures popped up on the menu and it didn't exactly strike me as the type of place that someone in this thread would recommend.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Kumas rules seem reasonable, even appreciated. I didn't even read the rules at Vortex. But it's weird they're 18 and up all the time. It seemed a little douchey in a "cool" way. The thrift clothes/head shop next door had a handwritten pro-Ron Paul sign outside.

I'm at the airport now and there's a lawyer getting very mad about law stuff on his cell. Someone's lawyer recused the judge.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I've had Sprint with my dumbphone and it's been fine.

lol @ the retronym "dumbphone"

jaymc, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm down with the 'victimized' explanation -- seems as if some real assholes have been in there before

coupled, of course, with owner assholism

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

nope, on further perusal, just owner assholism

place reminds me of THE ALLEY too for some reason

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, I googled vortex to check out their rules, and I'm fairly certain that it's where I spent New Year's Eve 1999 with my sister. WTF.

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

same brand of asshole

La Lechera, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

actually it was New Year's Eve 1998.
xp

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

(not your sister aj)

La Lechera, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha ha I was going to compare it to The Alley but I feel bad for Jenny, everyone piling on her restaurant recommendation. It was fine, it really was.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't recall ever going into the Vortex. Seems like I would have at some point.

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Fyi that La Cocina on Jackson is gone. The John Marshall is taking over all that space. In line at Chipotle now. :/

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:45 (five years ago) Permalink

La Cochina Mexicana.

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 19:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Ha ha I was going to compare it to The Alley but I feel bad for Jenny, everyone piling on her restaurant recommendation. It was fine, it really was.

It's okay! It was one of three places and it sounds like you tried EAYC first, which is significantly less douchey. I mean, the Vortex has a skull door and that's cool but yeah, either it wasn't that shitty when I lived there or I didn't remember it well enough. Like I said, it wasn't my regular bar.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 20:34 (five years ago) Permalink

EAYC looked nice for a drink but they didn't have much on their food menu.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 27 January 2012 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Who's going to Winter Brew this weekend again?

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 22:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Jordan, my boss just forwarded me an email from a friend who likes M@m@ DD and is going to see them on F@br@y@ 1@ @ the G@@@@ @ill.

xp - I want to but I didn't get a ticket :(

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Today's conversation inspired a new display name.

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Friday, 27 January 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Thank you. That makes my abject restaurant recommendation failure a little easier to handle.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Who's going to Winter Brew this weekend again?

Yo.

jaymc, Friday, 27 January 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

sw@g

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 27 January 2012 22:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I also would love to go to winter brew -- didn't realize tickets would sell out so quick!

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 22:29 (five years ago) Permalink

People are begging for tickets on Craig's List.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 22:30 (five years ago) Permalink

why's the man always tryin to keep me down?

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Friday, 27 January 2012 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

:(

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 23:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe all of you jerks who didn't get tickets can hang out and drink

http://www.alienjesus.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/.chelada-1259.jpg

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 27 January 2012 23:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Whoa weird. I was JUST thinking about clams, Clamato, and "No clam???!!!"

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 23:49 (five years ago) Permalink

No clam.

Je55e, Friday, 27 January 2012 23:50 (five years ago) Permalink

It's a clambake in here.

Jeff, Friday, 27 January 2012 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

la combinacion perfecta

long duk dan (dan m), Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Do any of you dykes want to meet me for a burger or pancake and a beer? I want company out amongst people.

Je55e, Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I'll never get used to the fact that "amongst" is not a real word! Or at least not the accepted American spelling. I really hope it doesn't sound like a Brit affectation b/c it completely is not.

Je55e, Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:48 (five years ago) Permalink

staying in tonight 'cause I gotta get up early tomorrow

buona terra is on check please! tonight!

http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?erube_fh=cp&cp.submit.restaurantDetail=1&cp.id=400

long duk dan (dan m), Saturday, 28 January 2012 01:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, class starts tomorrow at 9 and I have to be there early because I have to get keys and get somebody to show me how to use the fancy computer projector set up. So I'm in tonight.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Saturday, 28 January 2012 01:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I was thinking about going out to find food and/or watching a movie, but wound up getting verrrry sleepy and having a K8-E Balticburger style episode of narcolepsy on my couch at about 7:45.

Pretty bummed about missing Winter Brew :(

Je55e, Saturday, 28 January 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Finally figured out how to check e-books out of the library and all of my hold books say something like:

You are patron 13 out of 18 on the waiting list.
Library copies owned: 2

http://hornsletloebeklub.dk/wp-admin/js/gob-bluth-i11.jpg

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, 30 January 2012 13:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I really don't understand this manufactured scarcity with lending e-books. If something is apparently that popular, surely its fairly easy to license another copy to satisfy demand? Maybe I just don't understand enough about how this works from the library's end. I tried to check out some e-books from the Evanston library, but I quickly gave up. I think I'm still on the waiting list for one book three months later.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 30 January 2012 14:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't get how it could be harder to get e-books than physical books. When I checked out the complete poems of Anne Sexton a couple of weeks ago, there was a whole shelf of the same exact book. Probably 15 copies. (Which reminds me, I should renew that check-out online. I love that you can do that.)

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Monday, 30 January 2012 14:37 (five years ago) Permalink

hey do any of you know the name of a contact person at the whistler? if so, would you email it to me? thankeeeeee.

La Lechera, Monday, 30 January 2012 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

L.L., per our Outloud conversation the other evening, let me know if you're still interested in getting some Frank's APA sample mailings!

Rotary Boy of the Month (WmC), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Wait you didn't get my facebook message? I remembered yesterday and wrote to you.

La Lechera, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

"I remembered" <-- this is one of those lame phrases they put on those little ribbons for losers, like "I did my best!" and "A+ attitude!"

La Lechera, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I didn't get it! I just checked again to see if I overlooked it, but I didn't get it at all.

Rotary Boy of the Month (WmC), Monday, 30 January 2012 15:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i hope i sent my address to the right WC. let's check and survey the damage...

La Lechera, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:53 (five years ago) Permalink

no i sent it to the right person. check the "other" messages? or i can webmail it to you. i can't remember your actual email address, if i ever had it.

La Lechera, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

this is great fun

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:02 (five years ago) Permalink

:D

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Aha, there it is! FB's interface is so counterintuitive. Will send mail!

Rotary Boy of the Month (WmC), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Finally figured out how to check e-books out of the library and all of my hold books say something like:

You are patron 13 out of 18 on the waiting list.
Library copies owned: 2

http://hornsletloebeklub.dk/wp-admin/js/gob-bluth-i11.jpg

― gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, January 30, 2012 7:38 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

again, this is partially because the default check-out period is 3 weeks and because there's no real incentive to return an ebook before that 3 weeks is up (because there are no late fees) and it's not really clear you can even do so. so almost everyone who checks out an ebook will have it for 3 weeks, so the lists pile up.

I really don't understand this manufactured scarcity with lending e-books. If something is apparently that popular, surely its fairly easy to license another copy to satisfy demand? Maybe I just don't understand enough about how this works from the library's end.

i don't know for sure but my guess is that the budget for e-books at most libraries is still relatively small compared to hard copy books because it's still a new/unproven market. so they might not have enough $$$ to buy like 10 "copies" of a given e-book. there is also just general weirdness in the publishing/licensing/borrowing around e-books at this point so it could be something more arcane. libraries are very interested in tracking interest in various books and trying to meet that interest so i doubt the issue is really a library just not buying enough copies because of ignorance.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, a lot of it is just that the explosion in ebooks has happened really quickly and libraries haven't caught up with events yet. Like, our ebook usage has skyrocketed even very recently, since so many people got ereaders for Christmas. And a lot of people (myself included) are loathe to cut print book budget to pay for ebooks, but I guess it will come to that soon.

Also, buying ebooks is kind of complicated -- you have to go through a separate vendor and most libraries in the area (not including CPL obv) are part of a larger consortium for ebooks too.

Also, basically all option for buying ebooks for libraries suck, so it's hard to get too excited about any of it. Some new vendors are getting into it, so maybe it will get better.

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:30 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm talking only about public libraries FYI, I don't know about academic/special though I'm sure n/a does

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:31 (five years ago) Permalink

my boss asked me to look into it for our library, even though it's pretty out-of-character for us and not really in line with our policies, and dealing with overdrive for a collection of our size would be prohibitively expensive, and they're kind of the only kid on the block at this point.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks guys, that is helpful to hear. I just always assumed it would be quciker and "easier" to get a new digital copy than a physical copy, but it makes sense to hear how the different budgets are tied into it.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 30 January 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Baker and Taylor have a new ebook product out that sounds interesting, though I think it would be just as expensive as overdrive. 3M has one coming soon too.

xp

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Monday, 30 January 2012 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

YENNY look someone cloned David Gilmour and made him go by "Astronautalis"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/Astronautalis.jpg

La Lechera, Monday, 30 January 2012 16:45 (five years ago) Permalink

He needs more hair.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, 30 January 2012 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

doesn't he? it looks like someone chopped off his mane and all he got to show for it was that necklace and a beige cardigan

La Lechera, Monday, 30 January 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

can't recall if this made it onto one of the old threads or not

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNMinoa9ILg&feature=g-upl&context=G2c20309AUAAAAAAACAA

long duk dan (dan m), Monday, 30 January 2012 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Weather is looking nice. Wouldn't it be great if it didn't snow anymore this winter?

Jeff, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 12:50 (five years ago) Permalink

High of 59!!!

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 12:53 (five years ago) Permalink

That makes me fundamentally uneasy.

Also making me uneasy: woman on train this morning with cartload of bottles filled with what appeared to be urine.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink

The other day I saw a guy walking across the intersection of Clark and Foster pushing three cases of PBR that were resting comfortably in his wheelchair.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Speaking of containers of urine, I mean.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Not really. PBR is ok.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Slightly tastier than urine.

Jeff, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:09 (five years ago) Permalink

I am so exhausted, I need to learn how to fall back asleep more easily.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:30 (five years ago) Permalink

I Pee, Eh?

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:36 (five years ago) Permalink

jvc do you like the mark mcguire comp that came out last year -- a young person's guide? do you like ashra/gottching? for whatever reason, that particular guitar sound really helped me distract my brain to the point where i was able to fall asleep when i was having all of that trouble last year.

i was going to put this on the insomnia thread but it seemed like i was too BLALBLALBLA

La Lechera, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Haha, yeah that was a very rambling post of mine, but I'm exhausted. Funny you should ask about that McGuire comp, I JUST picked it up finally a couple weeks ago and love it - thats actually a really good call and I think I'll try to have that loaded up on the iPod by my bed. Ashra and Gottsching in general have been on my list of "to explore" for awhile now, but haven't just yet.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 14:55 (five years ago) Permalink

this is a good time for that! i have other recommendations but i'll let you start there.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:02 (five years ago) Permalink

This winter is not OK with me. I want some snow and cold. What I really want is Snowpocalypse 2012.

Did you guys know that postage rates went up last week? 1 penny increase for regular letters.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I actually didn't know that!

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

For some reason my office's postage meter didn't automatically update like it was supposed to.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:55 (five years ago) Permalink

1) Try Hot Rick 11 pts
2) Bee Hell Unit 12 pts
3) Match- Aw Eerie Thong Afoul 13 pts
4) Chemical States Round 16 pts
5) Dead Or Canadian 11 pts
6) Pictures 15 pts
7) General Knowledge 22 pts

1 = 30 Rock
2 = The Blue Line?
3 = ?

jaymc, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i'd be down

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:09 (five years ago) Permalink

bee hell unit = the blue nile?

tanuki, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Ohhh. Possibly!

jaymc, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

blue line seems more likely

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:13 (five years ago) Permalink

come on, guys, we can do this!

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't go, I was at the Globe last night.

While there, I did learn something interesting: they bought the shitty bar next door and are going to expand westward starting pretty soon. There were guys with blueprints in there taking measurements.

long duk dan (dan m), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:56 (five years ago) Permalink

huh that bar hasn't been there long

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

The bar w/ the neon martini in the window? That place looked like a hole.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm going to an event tonight so I can't make it.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

At the very least I want to figure out that third anagram.

jaymc, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

what kind of event are you going to?

La Lechera, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

If anyone has time to kill in the Loop on Wed I have a 5 1/2-hour break in between classes and will be spending it at the AIC museum. It's free!

tanuki, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm going to a event for K8e's school.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

It's an appetizer event.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 21:01 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess no pub quiz :(

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:14 (five years ago) Permalink

It's a fund raiser.

It's a prison party.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Nick, I can ask around and see if anyone else is interested.

jaymc, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

OK, I guess it's off.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 00:36 (five years ago) Permalink

goat

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 00:52 (five years ago) Permalink

it's yr birthday :D

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 00:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I left that playing while I folded socks and underwear and it seems to have given Brenda PTSD. She has been hunkering by the coffee table w/ her ears folded back for a while now.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 06:38 (five years ago) Permalink

The Malort video is p. funny.

The Shit Chicagoans Say video is really annoying, except for the part where they single commercial jingles to themselves while they do household chores.

Okay, I'm caught up on videos now.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I hate the SCS video.

Jeff, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Surprise!

Jeff, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

All those videos (apart from the original) are made by people with no concept of comedic delivery

tanuki, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink

What is the original?

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Xpost which is sad considering the Chicago one seems to have the stink of improv ppl on it.

Jeff, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Exactly.

tanuki, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:24 (five years ago) Permalink

the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-yLGIH7W9Y

tanuki, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:27 (five years ago) Permalink

The Shit Chicagoans Say video is really annoying, except for the part where they single commercial jingles to themselves while they do household chores.

That part was good - possibly funny - bc it was actually true and unique to Chicago unlike the rest of that crap.

Ct's sister sent us the Long Island one and it was at least tolerable bc it was LI-specific and not in dumb, obvious ways (eg Guidos, saying "Long Guyland") but like "We have to transfer at Jamaica??"

Chicago: "why does the Red Line always smell like piss?" Oh hoho! OUR train is gross! Say something about Malort or even Obama or fucking Mrs OLeary's GD cow. C'MON!!

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Or, isn't that the bar where John Wayne Gacy used to go?

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

"wtf is with these diagonal streets"

tanuki, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

"Only sinners smoke cigarettes. You smoke cigarettes, you're going to hell."

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:42 (five years ago) Permalink

There are no homosexuals in the Bible!

FBI STOP RAPNG MY WIFE

Okay, I kind of liked the guy smacking the be-ketchuped hot dog out of the woman's hand but that's just because I like slapstick and thinking about running up to somebody and smacking a hotdog out of their hand is inherently funny to me.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Can I ask you a question about your hair?

I don't know if those shitbirds are Chicago specific, though.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I didn't watch the video. At any time, did any person refer to "Jewels"?

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Nein.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:04 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's crap

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:06 (five years ago) Permalink

You mean like "I'm going to Jewels to get sport peppers" and not "Dick Durbin kicked me in the Family Jewels" right?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

At any time, did any person refer to "Jewels"?

No b/c it was a 20-something college-educated white North Sider's take on Chicago.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:29 (five years ago) Permalink

xp yes

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

"let's line up by age"

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, Goose Island Stout fest ticket sold out less than a minute after going on sell today. Did not get in.

Jeff, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Huh, I don't think I knew that Soul Train started on Ch. 26 before going into syndication. Don Cornelius plus Svengoolie is quite a legacy.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:20 (five years ago) Permalink

^ shit Chicagoans say

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:07 (five years ago) Permalink

I'll have you know I remember Rich Koz (aka Svengoolie) from his days hosting the after-school block of kids' programming on Ch. 32 in the early '90s. Also went to high school with his niece, iirc.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

i love svengoolie

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I love Svengoolie and I think local TV horror hosts are a national treasure, all joking aside.

xp! Yay! Sisters!

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

In my homeland we have Ghoulardi.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gWAAit4WPE

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

We had Saturday Night Dead and Creature Double Feature but I don't remember the hosts. Elvira, of course, and Joe Bob Briggs but they weren't local.

I wish I had a Svengoolie growing up. Actually, I would rally like to be a TV horror host. I think I'd be good at it.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh snap - Saturday Night Dead was hosted by Stella the Maneater from Manayunk.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

guessin no one wants to watch the super bowl with me on sunday? (not in a self-pitying way, in a "no one else here really watches football" way). we're going to make nachos and drink beer.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:35 (five years ago) Permalink

We accidentally scheduled an importan board meeting on Sunday in which we welcome and orient new members. It never even came up in the planning in that we scheduling it for Superbowl Sunday, which is pretty lol.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:38 (five years ago) Permalink

guessin no one wants to watch the super bowl with me on sunday?

I have no skin in the game whatsoever anymore. I can't even pick which team I dislike more, much less which one I like more.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I hope they both lose somehow.

Jeff, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:44 (five years ago) Permalink

This year, we all already lost.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm already going to a SB party.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:46 (five years ago) Permalink

hahaha

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

"SB party"

La Lechera, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:48 (five years ago) Permalink

SB party tonight!
SB party tonight!
We've got nothing better to do
Than watch the SB and have a couple of brews

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:50 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm vaguely rooting for the patriots because:
it was v. v. entertaining when they demolished the tebow broncos
rob gronkowski is pretty fun to watch
belichek's coldness and ruthlessness are appealing in a movie villain style
and
i pretty much always root against NY sports teams

but yeah i don't really care that much about either team

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I rooted for the Patriots vs. the Giants four years ago b/c I wanted them to make NFL HISTORY. But since that's not an issue this time around, I don't care who wins.

jaymc, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I would root for the giants if I had to because I'm still bitter about the patriots / Carolina Super Bowl results.

Jeff, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:57 (five years ago) Permalink

All I know is, the Saints can eat my butthole for losing so stupidly to the 49ers. That game was like watching a ship sink, with no lifeboats.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

being from connecticut, this sb could be very interesting
because it is possible that certain members of my family could kill other members of my family

I guess I will root for the patriots if I have to root for somebody

I chipped a tooth on the buttbone (askance johnson), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

well thank you at least for indulging me with super bowl talk

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 21:20 (five years ago) Permalink

The big giant bags of frozen

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

great post

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm just going to guess and say that was intended for the trader joes thread

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

ha ha

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

It's like a horse ebooks tweet.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse_eBooks

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

The big giant bags of frozen garbage corn.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes, Dan is right. I started to post in the TJ about the big giant bags of frozen but then I got bored and when I was walking the dog I must have hit post when I put my phone in my pocket.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

god damn this new bookmarking

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

The big giant bags of frozen

Opening phrase of Je55e's erotic short fiction for the big benefit.

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey Cave is gonna be at EB 4/21 and you can rsveepee for free entry. I did!

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Alert: Brown and Purple Line delays bc of an "unauthorized person" on the tracks at… Paulina?

Jeff just said there are Red Line delays, too. :|

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I was just noticing a clot of people hailing cabs at Halsted and Diversey, maybe related.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Red/Brown/Purple Line Express trains are operating with residual delays, after earlier police activity at Fullerton.

Jeff, Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I was just noticing a clot of people hailing cabs at Halsted and Diversey, maybe related.

Definitely.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Bus driver says Move back make room!

Passengers squeeze by befuddled, put-upon looking girl. Mouth gawping like a fish, eyes wide and darting over the back of the bus, she wonders, What could be back there that lures the others??

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 13:54 (five years ago) Permalink

She blocks the path of a passenger trying alight. Excuse me. Excuse me! Excuse me could you please move I'm trying to get off the bus!

Girl's face crumples and she croaks Omigahd!

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:02 (five years ago) Permalink

I got a seat on the purple line. Whatever happened worked out well for me.

Jeff, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:09 (five years ago) Permalink

COMMUTING

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I got a seat on the purple line. Whatever happened worked out well for me.

tmi

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:36 (five years ago) Permalink

seriously good people of chilx, you can go see CAVE with ME for FREE 4/21 at the EB
i said it again
think about it

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:40 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv1RVkqacZM

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Amanda, did you see the thread about life coaches/Landmark-esque culty self-help programs? I believe that is right up your bailiwick.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:47 (five years ago) Permalink

NO! I love that shit.

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I have something to tell you too, but I can't say it in public -- will email u!

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:48 (five years ago) Permalink

I want to see CAVE and even better for free, but I'm honestly not feeling a show that doesn't start until after 10:00 PM and has at least one opening band.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Amanda, I really would like to hear your story about U-NO-HOO (rhymes with "mom eat ham jewel")

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:11 (five years ago) Permalink

then i expect you to attend this show with me

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I like the Cave album but probably not enough to see a show.

jaymc, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

That's cold dude.

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry! I just so rarely see shows these days, my standards are probably higher than they used to be.

jaymc, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

:) no prob i was just kidding!

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I think the next show I'm going to go see is the Mastodon/Opeth/Ghost show.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I have to attend a meeting at 11:30 that I fear is going to result in my workload increasing exponentially.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Barf

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i am interested in cave but have trouble committing to something almost three months away. but maybe i should rsvp anyways.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

that's what i did
i might as well b/c it's free

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i rsvp'd. hopefully i won't forget. i'll put it in my phone.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I was right about the meeting yay for me.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Meaning the purpose of the meeting was to inform us that from now on, we have an additional 1-3 things to write per week on top of our regular stuff.

*seething job hate*

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Particularly insulted by the statement that we're not expected to work overtime or take work home since there is no other way to accommodate the increase.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry jenny. my work is reasonable right now but i am regretting involvement on this association committee where i'm supposed to be doing -something- but the committee head isn't doing a great job of telling me exactly what i should be doing so i feel lost and frazzled

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

why why why why why did I look at the comments on the trib story about the egyptian soccer riot, it's like some kind of self-flagellation punishment

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:04 (five years ago) Permalink

i somehow tore the elbow on my favorite/nicest work shirt. rip work shirt.

anyone got any recommendations for a restaurant in the loop where i can host a dinner for members of the association i'm in? preferably not super-expensive?

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I've always found it's hard to go wrong in greektown but that's not in the loop

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 2 February 2012 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't host a lot of association dinners, mind

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 2 February 2012 20:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Italian Village?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 20:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Not State and Lake.

Jeff, Thursday, 2 February 2012 20:58 (five years ago) Permalink

we're probably going to be doing a bigger event in Greektown in March. this is probably only going to be a few people so it doesn't have to be anywhere huge or somewhere with private rooms

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 21:02 (five years ago) Permalink

The only midrange places I can think of in the Loop are, like, Indian or Thai joints.

jaymc, Thursday, 2 February 2012 21:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Walnut Room
Siam Rice

Can you go over the river? What about Maggiano's or another of LEY's fine restaurants?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 21:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i like thai food. siam rice looks good.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes, River North opens things up considerably. Cafe Iberico. Slurping Turtle. Mercadito. Etc. There's also a good no-frills sushi place on Wells I can't remember the name of.

jaymc, Thursday, 2 February 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

here is a super bowl article that may be of interest to jaymc. it's by ken jennings: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7528909/jeopardy-super-champion-ken-jennings-10-best-super-bowls-trivia-history

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

or maybe not. it's kind of dumb. sorry.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I love Siam Rice. It's very affordable and tasty. They are kind of oriented towards their lunch business, which is very busy, and so tend to kind of rush you in and out of there. Or they make you feel kind of rushed. Depending on the size of your party, you might want to call ahead.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:19 (five years ago) Permalink

xp Yeah, I would've preferred more sports facts. But thanks for the tip, anyway! The only thing I ever read on Grantland is Hollywood Prospectus, and mostly just Mark Harris's Oscar columns.

jaymc, Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Only things I've read there are Colson Whitehead's World Series of Poker diary and Klosterman.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:28 (five years ago) Permalink

i check it, i like their more analytical/stats-based stuff though i don't always understand it. simmons is a doofus and the little i've read of klosterman's stuff i find v. v. irritating. but i liked whitehead on poker a lot. they have good articles about professional wrestling too (not that i know anything about professional wrestling - that's why i like these articles).

is siam rice mellower at dinner? this is supposed to be a social/discussion thing so i don't want us to feel hurried after like half an hour.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry i'm being so needy. i can figure this out on my own.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I was going to suggest the Dead Wrestler of the Week feature on Grantland, but that is actually on Deadspin. Still: highly recommended, even if you don't care about wrestling as a thing to watch/follow.

You're not being needy! I would not recommend Siam Rice as a place for socializing/discussion. They're not going to kick you out, but they will just stop coming to the table. It's also kind of loud in there.

Are you opposed to Italian Village? Because that might be the ticket.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

well i already picked siam rice. apparently i CAN'T figure this out on my own.

j/k it'll be ok.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah that Dead Wrestler of the Week feature is fantastic.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2012 22:46 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.suntimes.com/10392900-417/downtown-chicago-target-store-to-open-july-29.html

Quicker than I thought. They got a lot of building to do in there.

Jeff, Friday, 3 February 2012 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink

This is my favorite song from the last 10 years. I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d6b1yn-YhQ&sns=em

Jeff, Friday, 3 February 2012 15:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Weird.

I heard Gucci Gucci for the first time the other day. That's probably my fave of all eternity.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 3 February 2012 15:39 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-asks-police-if-hes-wanted-and-ends-up-facing-weapons-charges-20120202,0,2069895.story

this story is ridiculous and scary, gonna make me think that every jerk in a big SUV is probably armed to the teeth now

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:05 (five years ago) Permalink

also loooool dude you're dumb as shit

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:05 (five years ago) Permalink

o_0

Everything about that story reads some sort of mental breakdown or break with reality.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

A coworker sent me an Outlook calendar event to mark the July Target opening. Ha.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Pretty much going to avoid that block until September.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Ran into T0n1 Pr3ckw1nkl3 and she let me on the escalator in front of her. Class act. Glad I voted for her.

Apparently PQ is skulking around here today, too.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:43 (five years ago) Permalink

alan salami

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:07 (five years ago) Permalink

wait I don't think we saw this one

http://discoverycenter.cc/classes/il3451.htm

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Alan Salami is a psychotherapist and collector of religions. He has been studying the esoteric for over 30 years and knows many of the movers and shakers in the field both locally and nationally.

bahahahahaha

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

ok now i clearly know that i have to take one of his classes

the one that tells me how many kinds of druids there are!

dying!

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

"I saw it on the web!"

3451 INSIDE THE OCCULT: A SHORT SAFE JOURNEY
When you mention the occult, most people are either scared or curious. Either way this class will enlighten you as to the different facets of the occult in a safe and open environment. We will talk about wicca, alchemy, voodoo, spells, astrology, tarot cards and other topics most people avoid in regular company. Do unicorns exist? How many kinds of Druids are there? What's the REAL story behind Halloween? Come prepared with questions and learn where to find a Voodoo Priestess in Chicago, how many Wiccan Covens there are locally, and many other venues where you can delve deeper into occult studies that are right at your doorstep. Mat Fee: $10.00
Alan Salami is a psychotherapist and collector of religions. He has been studying the esoteric for over 30 years and knows many of the movers and shakers in the field both locally and nationally.

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:09 (five years ago) Permalink

collector of religions

"Dude I'll totally trade you Taoism and Wicca for that Judaism!"

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

holy shit

it's only $10!! i think i'm going. that's it.

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

oh no, it's $50 :(

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:12 (five years ago) Permalink

even the esoteric comes with a price in this economy

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:14 (five years ago) Permalink

their website is truly appalling

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

i like the list of classes for FRIENDS AND LOVERS

0023 Chicago Sex Tour
3556 Talk To Anyone Anytime, How To
3606 Coffeemating
3608 Pain Management
3627 How To Meet And Attract Women
3630 X-Tasy Spot, How To Find The
3651 Bondage And Domination, An Introduction
3666 Networking For Kinky People
3676 How To Get A Second Date
3687 The Art Of Pompoir
3688 Black Women's Dating Boot Camp
3689 Internet Dating Success For Men

http://discoverycenter.cc/index/frndlove.htm

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

INSIDE THE OCCULT: A SHORT SAFE JOURNEY

really loving this combination of title and subtitle, it's like "SCARY!: but not too scary"

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

0023 Chicago Sex Tour - sounds like my prom night
3556 Talk To Anyone Anytime, How To - sounds like my prom night
3606 Coffeemating - sounds like my prom night
3608 Pain Management - sounds like my prom night
3627 How To Meet And Attract Women - sounds like my prom night
3630 X-Tasy Spot, How To Find The - sounds like my prom night
3651 Bondage And Domination, An Introduction - sounds like my prom night
3666 Networking For Kinky People - sounds like my prom night
3676 How To Get A Second Date - sounds like my prom night
3687 The Art Of Pompoir - sounds like my prom night
3688 Black Women's Dating Boot Camp - sounds like my prom night
3689 Internet Dating Success For Men - sounds like my prom night

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Host Serpent Libertine will take you to some of the sexiest spots in Chicago

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Networking for Kinky People

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:19 (five years ago) Permalink

3651 Bondage And Domination, An Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dddAi8FF3F4

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:19 (five years ago) Permalink

alan
salami

La Lechera, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Would like to see the first day of that Pain Management class: half S&M-ers who saw it on the Friends & Lovers page, half people who've had terrible surgery and are trying to keep it together.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:28 (five years ago) Permalink

and one very confused window installer

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

If I weren't so consarned busy, I would pay for BOTH of us to take Alan Salami's occult class, Amanda.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Galway Bay (Diversey bar) Facebook profile pic:

https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-ash2/274723_1835013234_1577155060_n.jpg

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 17:51 (five years ago) Permalink

So, uh, its going to be interesting around here in May, huh?

Hacker group Anonymous is calling for NATO/G8 protesters to barricade Chicago for the whole month of May. Add that to the 50,000 protesters that AdBusters is rallying, and May is going to be... interesting.

Anonymous also hacked into law enforcement websites last week in Salt Lake City, Syracuse, New York, and Boston, plus a justice ministry website in Greece. ABC7 writes:

Police websites in the Chicago area were not affected, but there is reason to suspect the group Anonymous is winding up to sucker-punch Chicago during the G8/NATO summits in May.

On the group's YouTube channel and website is a message for Chicago: An escalation of the protests.

The management company at my building actually forwarded an email from a Chicago business group that is "strongly encouraging" all businesses located in the Loop to have employees work from home throughout the duration of the G8 summit.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 February 2012 03:46 (five years ago) Permalink

from HuffPo:

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce has instructed businesses in the Loop area, particularly those on State Street and North Michigan Avenue, should institute "24-hour security on the street" to help ensure their customers' safety. Where possible, Loop businesses are being told to allow their employees to work from home.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 February 2012 03:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Yep, yep. Verrrry much so.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Monday, 6 February 2012 03:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Curious to know who thought scheduling both the G8 and the NATO summits at the same time, in the same city, was ever going to be a good idea.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 February 2012 04:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Dag, I hate working from home.

Jeff, Monday, 6 February 2012 04:02 (five years ago) Permalink

This means my work will be a clusterfuck because we in no way have our stuff set up to allow people to work from home. Although maybe I'll be far enough south to not really worry about it.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 February 2012 04:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't wait to read about how how you guys are handling your commute on those days.

La Lechera, Monday, 6 February 2012 04:06 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

long duk dan (dan m), Monday, 6 February 2012 05:03 (five years ago) Permalink

wtf is with people in this town driving the wrong way down the highway

long duk dan (dan m), Monday, 6 February 2012 21:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah that seems to happen way too frequently around here.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 February 2012 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh that paragraph about the beer lists rings painfully true.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 February 2012 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't rely on servers for beer knowledge. Know your game going in. Or have a smartphone.

Jeff, Monday, 6 February 2012 22:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I know we are living in a beer wonderland and I love it and it is amazing.

But sometimes I yearn for the days when a fancy beer meant like a sam adams or a bass. lol old

I also am somewhat disgusted by the "rare beer" phenomenon of ludicrously limited barrel aged whatever that costs like $25 for a bomber. Maybe I should start drinking herbal tea instead.

the glass of beer (askance johnson), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

though maybe the beer bubble will pop soon

the glass of beer (askance johnson), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't rely on servers for beer knowledge. Know your game going in. Or have a smartphone.

Its not so much the lack of knowledge that bothers me, its when the server disappears for 20 minutes before coming back to tell you that what you wanted isn't on tap right now.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:18 (five years ago) Permalink

I also am somewhat disgusted by the "rare beer" phenomenon of ludicrously limited barrel aged whatever that costs like $25 for a bomber.

most of that stuff is crap ime, the best beers are meticulously crafted over thousands of batches

long duk dan (dan m), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I love a lot of those fancy beers BUT, unsurprisingly, I refuse to go to much trouble to try them. If they are on tap somewhere that I like to go, that's fine.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I did stand in line for some Half Acre limited release but that was a gesture of love towards Jeff, not towards the beer.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

hey y'all, looking forward to being back in chicago this weekend. staying at my gf's brother's place near milwaukee & halstead.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't worry guys, I'll stand in all the rare beer lines for you. Except when I send Jenny.

Jeff, Monday, 6 February 2012 23:22 (five years ago) Permalink

And sure rare certainly does not always equal good. But with variations that are released yearly like GI Bourbon County Stout, or Founders Kentucky /Canadian Stout, chances are pretty good that it is phenomenal.

Jeff, Monday, 6 February 2012 23:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Hold on to your butts, y'all.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Are you ready?

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 13:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I changed my user name.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 13:25 (five years ago) Permalink

This will only lead to pain and sorrow.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 13:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Why are you so afraid of change?

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 13:30 (five years ago) Permalink

I LIKE pain and sorrow.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 14:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Was it someone in a Chicago thread talking about that Youth Lagoon record? Or am I confusing it with something else? I was walking down Printer's Row from lunch last week and saw the storefront for Hydrogen Plus Records that I'd apparently passed by many times without ever seeing. Anyway, the selection is pretty small and definitely geared only towards whatever Pitchfork is currently hyping, but I did pick up the Youth Lagoon and Pop. 1280 records. Both are really good.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 14:34 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah I was diggin it and included a song in the 2011 spreadsheet dealie

long duk dan (dan m), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:49 (five years ago) Permalink

omg! but what does "carl agatha" MEAN? should i not call you "J____" anymore?

horseshoe, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Hold on to your butts, y'all.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Are you ready?

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

HAY GUYS CAN I BE A SCHILL? MY GOOD, GOOD, GREAT FRIENDS IN SHARPLESS ARE PLAYING LINCOLN HALL ON THE 24TH AND I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THAT THE VENUE WAS _FULL_! This is the biggest show they've played!

http://www.lincolnhallchicago.com/Shows/02-24-2012%20Sharpless

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:55 (five years ago) Permalink

i am going to be playing a show in madison WI on feb. 24

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

: [

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:04 (five years ago) Permalink

omg! but what does "carl agatha" MEAN? should i not call you "J____" anymore?

It's what I named a character in Rock Band once, kind of after a character in Battlestar Galactica who is super dumb and handsome (Carl Agathon). So it is like a two layer cake of dorkiness. Three layers if you consider it is now an Internet message board handle.

You can still call me Jenny!

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:05 (five years ago) Permalink

oh duh! carl agathon is helo!

horseshoe, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:10 (five years ago) Permalink

I've never seen you as a Carl.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Carl Smithers is a little upset that he won't be the most famous Carl around these parts anymore.

ALSO CAN I BE A SHILL FOR A SECOND and encourage you all to attend the (erotic) FICTION CONTEST held by Jenny-Carl's health organization at which:

* There will be no reiki
* I will make my triumphant return to the stage
* I will loan a book to Dr Advance Johnson
* I might tell you my Mom Samsamuel story but only if there are not too many ppl listening

It is THIS SUNDAY and I vow to BRING IT.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I like the cognitive dissonance of a buxom lady with a butch name.

Wait, wait, wait, there's going to be a La Lechera's Parlor of Sinful Tales?

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

OMG

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

oh duh! carl agathon is helo!

Yeah! But he was such a dimbulb that I often felt compelled to scold him using his full name.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

It's my Beaver Trilogy. I'm the first installment, then someone (probably not Sean Penn, maybe someone classy like Sarah Polley) will come along and fictionalize this talent show, and that will then be made into another 3rd installment by a known Hollywood weirdo (I am hoping for the woman fka JT Leroy) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beaver_Trilogy

Then all three installments will not be released on DVD ever.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:24 (five years ago) Permalink

god, I think I have the beaver trilogy sitting on my hardrive somewhere, I should actually watch it one day

though the trilogy can't really be as good as the this american life piece about it

the glass of beer (askance johnson), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I think it might be. No Ira Glass, for one.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:30 (five years ago) Permalink

oh hey it's on youtube

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I have seen it in a thee-ate-er

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

beaver trilogy, sounds like my prom night!

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I just had a great idea.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Is it about Nick's prom night?

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:42 (five years ago) Permalink

No but it relates to the Beaver Trilogy. I'm actually the THIRD part.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I have seen it in a thee-ate-er

Me too!

jaymc, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Anyway, not to be a PEDANT, but doesn't Agathon from BSG spell his first name with a K?

jaymc, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

yes but i like carl agatha more than karl agatha, so i think Jenny should keep it

horseshoe, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

ALSO CAN I BE A SHILL FOR A SECOND and encourage you all to attend the (erotic) FICTION CONTEST held by Jenny-Carl's health organization at which:

Hey, am I actually reading in this thing? I said I would but I don't remember if I got confirmation. Sadly I'm pretty sure that whatever I read will definitely not touch last year's selection.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Jesse--this will be a great warm-up for your one-man show!

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Are you guys writing this stuff, or is it like smut karaoke?

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost he does, but carl agatha spells it with a c.

Jesse, it will prob be like last year and you'll just have to show up and volunteer.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

I am not writing anything. I only WISH I had written what I read last year. It's really a shame the video didn't turn out b/c that was one of my top 10 shining moments in life. SEMI-EDIBLE SLURRY (paraphrased?)

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I wrote mine, but it is high concept and involves images and a projector.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh! Wow.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

Is accidentally-racist-jokes karaoke in that Top 10?

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Definitely.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

have any of you guys been to native foods? it's a vegan restaurant chain and there's one in the loop on south clark. i'm intrigued, might check it out next time i have $$$ to eat out: http://nativefoods.com/

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I haven't been, but a non-veg friend was talking up the one in Wicker Park. Sounded promising.

long duk dan (dan m), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

if i were in WP i'd probably eat somewhere else but for the loop it's exciting.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i just mean there are lots of interesting places with veggie options in WP, not so much downtown

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i go to the loop 2-3x a year

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe a few times more

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i remember when i only went to the loop 2-3 times a year. i was so young then. so naive.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Let's line up by how many times you've been to the loop.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks to school I pretty much live there.

tanuki, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks to work I pretty much work there.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I've probably only ever been to the loop like a couple dozen times.

However, I have a workshop at the Harold Washington Library next Friday and I'm really excited! I will be able to ride the el to work and everything.

the glass of beer (askance johnson), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

i used to work on jackson but that was nearly 6 years ago

SIX YEARS AGO ffs

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

my life: where is it going, where has it been

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

i literally lived in the loop, at the center of the coordinate system, when i lived in the dorms my first year of college

1staethyr, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Those art institute kids that are in the dorm beside my work smoke a lot of cigarettes.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Columbia students smoke a lot of cigarettes. Actually, people in the South Loop in general smoke a lot of cigarettes.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:52 (five years ago) Permalink

I kind of wish I smoked a lot of cigarettes.

the glass of beer (askance johnson), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

i was always bugged out that culinary students at CHIC (when i worked next door to CHIC) smoked so much - like don't you need those taste buds, dudes?

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

also did you know cigarettes cost like $8 a pack? i don't understand how anyone affords a serious smoking habit.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel like all cooks/chefs smoke? Maybe I just get that from anthony bourdain.

xp

the glass of beer (askance johnson), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

i smoked a lot of cigarettes outside of my saic dorm. i was in the one by carson pirie-scott, though, not the fancy newer one across from the chicago theater. (xp i have no idea which one you work by)

1staethyr, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:58 (five years ago) Permalink

when I started smoking circa 1992, cigarettes where $2.50 a pack. A GOLDEN AGE>

the glass of beer (askance johnson), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:59 (five years ago) Permalink

i used to work on jackson but that was nearly 6 years ago

I worked on Jackson 6+ yrs ago! Technically I've only ever worked in THE LOOP for about a year, cumulatively.

jaymc, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:00 (five years ago) Permalink

who r u 1staethyr?

the only time i smoked was when i lived in india and you could buy half-packs or even single cigarettes from the tobacco dudes

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I smoked a lot when I was a line cook

well, not while working

long duk dan (dan m), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:02 (five years ago) Permalink

I feel like all cooks/chefs smoke? Maybe I just get that from anthony bourdain.

Pretty OTM.

And I smoked a cigarette w/ the wine director at B!n 36. My former co-worker who used to work at B!n said that despite being a heavy smoker, but she had an incredible nose on her.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

when i started smoking cigarettes were $3 a pack, but that was also in texas (where cigarettes are still pretty cheap)

xp i'm just a semi-lurker who live in chicago. i mostly read politics threads i guess, posted some on OWS thread

1staethyr, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:09 (five years ago) Permalink

oh ok welcome!

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Hi 1staethyr and welcome!

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey, related to culinary students, I had dinner last week at the dining room at Kendall College. They have a weeknight prix-fixe 3-course dinner--it's like a restaurant, except the servers and everyone else is in class and being observed. Very good food, nice view of downtown.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Hi there! Xp

DUDES I worked on Jackson six years ago! Catty corner from Amanda, even.

Also: when I started smoking, I could afford a pack of cigarettes and a tank of gas w/ my $10/week school year allowance.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:40 (five years ago) Permalink

I just had a fancy lawyer lunch at Epic ending with maybe the best bread pudding I have ever eaten.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Not Epic Burger.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:42 (five years ago) Permalink

No. Epic, on Hubbard next to the terribly named Slurping Turtle.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:43 (five years ago) Permalink

that is a DISGUSTING name for an establishment

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I really hate it and don't understand how anybody thought it was a good idea.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

clearly the people making decisions at that establishment cannot be trusted

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:50 (five years ago) Permalink

He's a famous chef - Takashi Yagihashi.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Sapphic euphamism?

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 20:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey, related to culinary students, I had dinner last week at the dining room at Kendall College. They have a weeknight prix-fixe 3-course dinner--it's like a restaurant, except the servers and everyone else is in class and being observed. Very good food, nice view of downtown.

― ‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, February 7, 2012 1:38 PM (57 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

they have this at CHIC too, when i started working at the n@tional h3adache f0undation they took me there for lunch

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 20:37 (five years ago) Permalink

late check on interest for pub(e) quiz:

1) Own Paradise Stereos 11 pts
2) Envied Alcohol 11 pts
3) Finish the Lyrics 14 pts
4) Chemical States Round 16 pts
5) Dead Or Canadian 11 pts
6) Pictures 15 pts
7) General Knowledge 22 pts

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm not making any promises but sarah's mom is supposed to be here tonight so i MIGHT be able to convince sarah to come, even though she hates trivia

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:46 (five years ago) Permalink

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmeow.........

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't tonight, sorry.

jaymc, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

But I can go pretty much any other Tuesday for the rest of my life.

jaymc, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

oh no, Brenda's on Je55e's computer again.

tanuki, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't go.

Jeff, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Me neither and I am making a grump face b/c Sarah might go and I cannot.

>:|

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:23 (five years ago) Permalink

well she probably won't if no one else does. she really doesn't like trivia so i think i could only convince her if it would be more of a social thing.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I would like to preliminarily commit to go on the week of my birthday, that would be 2/21.

long duk dan (dan m), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:25 (five years ago) Permalink

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmeow.........

― garbage corn fan (Je55e), Tuesday, February 7, 2012 9:51 PM (33 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This was amusing here, but when I saw it out of context on the Excelsior thread I actually snortOLed and now I can't stop giggling about it.

carl agatha, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:25 (five years ago) Permalink

I would like to preliminarily commit to go on the week of my birthday, that would be 2/21.

― long duk dan (dan m), Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:25 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that week is going to be nuts for me and i'll have played a show the night before (at the burlington in logan square, if anyone's interested), so it would be tough for me

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:33 (five years ago) Permalink

That got excelsiored?? Wow. I'm famous.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 02:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't remember if we've talked about it here before or not, but the blog that broke the "gang sign city sticker" story, Second City Cop, is horrifying. I didn't feel protected by the police in any way before reading it, now I feel actively disdained by them.

long duk dan (dan m), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh god yes that blog is horrifying, iirc I was introduced to it via one of these threads.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I used to read it bc at some point, he expressed a surprisingly nuanced understanding of race/poverty/crime. And then one day he's blogging about all the ghetto animals or whatever and THEN got all huffy when ppl were like "Dude, that's racist." So I stopped reading.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Really its the comments from his readers that make it even more troubling, these are from a post about an illegal, overcrowded club:

Fuck it! 19P every call you get there...let them kill each other!

I suggest bulldozing or catching it afire the next time it's filled at four times the allowed capacity. Is hoping for an E2 repeat a bad thing?

Let an E2 type disaster happen. Show up and calmly tell everyone that fire is on the way. In the meantime let them crush, stab, shoot and whatever else they want to do to each other.

And, apparently, most of these regular commenters are cops.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

OMG yeah, now I remember why I quit reading too. Stay far far away from the comments section on the Anthony Abbate case post.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

hadn't heard about the city sticker thing at all. oops.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I just read about the gang sign thing and it is suuuuuuper dumb. Like, super dumb. You know what those hands look like? Hands drawn by somebody who can't draw hands very well. That's it. Good christ, what a bunch of fucking dummies.

carl agatha, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Yo, I'm in Houston.

Jeff, Thursday, 9 February 2012 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

We're losing Jeff to Big Oil.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 9 February 2012 00:57 (five years ago) Permalink

xxp that's what I said to R, that it comes off more as a notion from a obsessive/paranoid person than of anything else

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:49 (five years ago) Permalink

I changed my user name so I could call Jody Weiss a fucking dummy on the internet.

omg there is just now a total explosion of frat boy debauchery happening outside our apartment... Is there some kind of major midwest college sportsball something or other happening?

carl agatha, Thursday, 9 February 2012 04:14 (five years ago) Permalink

The previous Friday, Rakesh J. Baker, 23, drove his SUV five miles inbound on the outbound Stevenson Expressway before crashing head-on with another vehicle on the ramp from LakeShore Drive. No one was killed.

On Dec. 15, a driver traveled 11 miles north in the southbound lanes of the Kennedy and Edens expressways before he was stopped. Miraculously, he didn't hit anyone. The driver was arrested on DUI charges.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:53 (five years ago) Permalink

what would you guys call the neighborhood around grand & milwaukee & halsted? also, any restaurant recommendations around there?

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:53 (five years ago) Permalink

according to my bike map it's considered river north

tanuki, Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:55 (five years ago) Permalink

there's a kitsch'n at chicago and halsted, that's the only place i can think of

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:56 (five years ago) Permalink

I can imagine how disorienting it would be to see a car coming at you in your lane, and how it might be just too surreal to react to.

*

J: That's kind of West Town, but kind of no man's land.

But there's a good restaurant in an old narrow dining car: Silver Palm.

http://thesilverpalmrestaurant.com/

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

(Silver Palm is right at Milwaukee/Chicago/Halsted)

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

i think of river north as being east of the river (LOL) but i wouldn't know what the area jordan's talking about would be

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 9 February 2012 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

I would probably call it West Town, too.

For restaurants, I'd go just a few blocks west of that intersection, across the highway. There's a decent sushi/Thai place (Butterfly), an Italian deli that's supposed to be excellent (Bari), and a biker-themed burger joint (Twisted Spoke).

Right at Grand/Milwaukee/Halsted, there's a nice Italian place called Piccolo Sogno that I hear is good, although I get the impression people mostly like it for the sprawling enclosed patio in the summer.

jaymc, Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

(Silver Palm is right at Milwaukee/Chicago/Halsted)

Actually, this is Milwaukee/Chicago/Ogden. About the same distance as the places I mentioned, but northwest instead of west.

jaymc, Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks guys. we'll probably just go to victory's banner anyway.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

ha, that's right, twisted spoke is one of those places that shows p0rn during brunch

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:09 (five years ago) Permalink

attn n/a - today i was walking my dog and it was sunny and beautiful and your song "place and time" started playing and i was like WHAT IS THIS (I have a shuffle, can't see what's playing ever) but as soon as you started singing, i knew what it was and was like DANG this song is good

just wanted to tell you that
of those two i have historically preferred "mind" but the other one sounded super best today.

jordan did i miss your show yet? when is it again?!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

if it hasn't happened yet, does anyone want to go?

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

it's tomorrow, and also saturday night

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

and we'll have the best sousaphonist on earth in the lineup

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:12 (five years ago) Permalink

right! i think i had planned on going tomorrow and then relaxin on saturday to get ready for sunday

OOOOH exciting!!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually, this is Milwaukee/Chicago/Ogden
Oh yer right yer right

Oh wow, Jordan, didn't know about the shows--will try to make it Sat.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

sweet

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink

a little bit southwest (like a 10 minute walk maybe?) of grand/halsted/milwaukee is where Publican is, and after going there a few weeks ago I am a stan for that place

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

if anyone wants to join me on friday, lemme know
or just meet me at the green mill and surprise me
like pop out from behind the banquette and scream SURPRIZE!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:23 (five years ago) Permalink

what time?

tanuki, Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

attn n/a - today i was walking my dog and it was sunny and beautiful and your song "place and time" started playing and i was like WHAT IS THIS (I have a shuffle, can't see what's playing ever) but as soon as you started singing, i knew what it was and was like DANG this song is good

aw thanks amanda! i am happy with those songs too. i've been getting more excited about home recording stuff again recently (using my reel-to-reel 4-track more) and have a few songs and so hopefully someday i'll put out more stuff. trying to get a short album's worth done first. kind of in that same vein of trying to keep the songs and arrangements pretty simple, but maybe a little slower/murkier than those songs. also we're going to jam with ben again in march sometime but dunno if we'll really have anything to record.

i tried to record some ebow drones recently based on your request but my delay/looping pedal, which is central to the process, appears to be busted. hopefully i just need a new adapter for it.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:40 (five years ago) Permalink

we're in springfield this weekend so no mama digdowns for us

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Our weekend is kind of up in the air -- might be up for MD on Sat., though.

I think Jody and I might collab on some recordings, Postal Service-style.

jaymc, Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:42 (five years ago) Permalink

fun. if you guys need spastic noise guitar on anything, just let me know.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:44 (five years ago) Permalink

if you need a spastic person for anything, let me know

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:48 (five years ago) Permalink

i think the show starts at 9 tanuki!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

but we have to get there early so lemme know if you're serious tomorrow and we can coordinate

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

9 am Saturday class means no Friday night Digd0wns for me. I'll play Saturday night by ear. Honestly I'm coming off a crazy busy two weeks, officially over once I drag myself home from class on Saturday, and there's a good chance I will be unintentionally asleep on the couch before you start playing.

carl agatha, Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I am dumb and haven't been following well — what kind of show is it?

tanuki, Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:53 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEvE5Dz_YuI

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:58 (five years ago) Permalink

ah, okay — I'd go if it was just me but Phillip and I will be hanging out on Friday and I don't know if I could convince him to sit through a set of dixieland jazz :\

tanuki, Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

if you change your mind, lemme know!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

also green mill is a nice place to go on a date fyi

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I've never been but really want to since seeing it explode in Thief

tanuki, Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:20 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm just saying that i think you can build it up sufficiently to make him want to go
make it sound classy and exciting! uptown! al capone! secret tunnels! grouchy but extremely efficient veteran cocktail waitresses!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:24 (five years ago) Permalink

some of my soccerfriends are likely going to be there tomorrow night, I've been invited but I don't know if I can stay up that late anymore :(

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:27 (five years ago) Permalink

the sat show starts and ends a little earlier, 8 - 12 iirc.

ha i forgot about that video, i am not a big fan of it. this is by far my favorite of the random videos on youtube (for the 2nd half mostly):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqb6qdZveRE

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Italian deli that's supposed to be excellent (Bari)

Jordan, you would probably like this place. Tasty, oily Italian sandwiches.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i bet. do they do hot sandwiches? because i really like hot sandwiches. could always get them to go and then put them under the broiler i guess.

i'm planning on hitting that banh mi place on broadway before the show tomorrow.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

if you're feeling like pho in addition to sangwich try tank across the street. GOOD.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

that reminds me I saw that Ba Le on Check Please! recently... there was one dude on the show who just kept calling it and the surrounding neighborhood "dirty" and I'm like wtf dude have you been to Chicago before?

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

ugh

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:31 (five years ago) Permalink

does he have any idea how many germs he is carrying around like ALL THE TIME?
dirty, i am so sure

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i was amazed by ba le's general shininess.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:37 (five years ago) Permalink

it's totally renovated! i still think their refrigerated goods leave something to be desired, but the sandwiches are always good.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:39 (five years ago) Permalink

found the clip

http://video.wttw.com/video/1622433552/#

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

looking at the ba le menu and now i'm fiending for it. how do i choose only one sandwich?

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:19 (five years ago) Permalink

"only one sandwich" doesn't sound like the Jordan I know

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:21 (five years ago) Permalink

ha. i'm trying out self-restraint in 2012. i'm 30 now, can't eat like i used to. well, i totally can, but sometimes i don't feel good about it.

actually i want to bring some other folks down there and do the buy 5 + get 1 free.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

The sandwiches are pretty small!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:26 (five years ago) Permalink

when i go to nhu lan a lot of times i feel like one sandwich isn't quite enough but two is too much. it's annoying.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:45 (five years ago) Permalink

sandwiches should be bigger. or smaller.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:46 (five years ago) Permalink

i'll also be having an avocado smoothie btw.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i should probably get a spring roll or some other kind of side next time i go to nhu lan. i pretty much only go to nhu lan when sarah's out of town because she doesn't like banh mi.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 9 February 2012 20:49 (five years ago) Permalink

tbf to Check Please dude, that T at Broadway and Argyle is the only place in Chicago where I regularly came across chicken feet lying in the gutter. But really, fuck that guy.

NICK. Eat one and one half sandwich.

carl agatha, Thursday, 9 February 2012 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

JORDAN. Choose the lemon grass pork sausage sandwich hurry

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 9 February 2012 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

ok! i was thinking that or the bbq pork, with a passing interest in the meatball.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 21:40 (five years ago) Permalink

bbq pork is top notch
do not get the refrigerator spring rolls, they are gummy

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 February 2012 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Lemon grass sausage! LEMON GRASS SAUSAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111

There are or used to be sweet rice and coconut crepe-type things for desert and they are very good.

carl agatha, Thursday, 9 February 2012 22:08 (five years ago) Permalink

I gotta say lemongrass too. But the bbq is good.

Dangit now I want to go there. I *am* going to be up at like Lincoln and Foster tonight, it not that much farther away...

long duk dan (dan m), Thursday, 9 February 2012 22:16 (five years ago) Permalink

ok lemongrass. or both.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Thursday, 9 February 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

I saw this weekend that that there is a brand new banh mi place on Broadway at Carmen.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 9 February 2012 23:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Those big giant bags of frozen

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Thursday, 9 February 2012 23:21 (five years ago) Permalink

that reminds me I saw that Ba Le on Check Please! recently... there was one dude on the show who just kept calling it and the surrounding neighborhood "dirty" and I'm like wtf dude have you been to Chicago before?

Barf. I just watched the video and yeh, fuck that guy. When Alpana asks him what he thought, he can't make it through a sentence without interrupting himself to say how dirty the area was. "I took my nephew -- and again, the area was just [cringes apologetically, sucks in through his teeth] really dirty -- and inside it was really chaotic so we ate outside and it was kind of.... [cringe, hiss] dirty."

He also said something about the "uniqueness" of the neighborhood and how you gotta expect to "see things."

I wish a compulsive hand washing affliction on this guy.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 10 February 2012 01:14 (five years ago) Permalink

What was his restaurant pick?

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Friday, 10 February 2012 01:25 (five years ago) Permalink

(Laying odds on the western suburbs.)

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Friday, 10 February 2012 01:26 (five years ago) Permalink

I was curious too but I just couldn't stand to watch for myself.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 10 February 2012 01:42 (five years ago) Permalink

some place in River North called Zocalo

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 10 February 2012 14:43 (five years ago) Permalink

not to be confused with Vocalo

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 10 February 2012 14:47 (five years ago) Permalink

uh oh, i wonder how concerned i should be about the snow + getting to chicago tonight?

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 15:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe tho iirc it's mostly lake effect so it might not be as bad as far inland as the expressways you'll be taking.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 10 February 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Why does this guy have his bike on the train during rush hour. Bad boy.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 10 February 2012 15:25 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm guilty of that — once when there was a sudden torrent of rain and another time when my back tire was completely flat

tanuki, Friday, 10 February 2012 15:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Bosslady asked me to make her a reservation at a place called Brunch in downtown and when I called they said that they only take reservations by email to the manager. I sort of hate that place now.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

you have to be friends with the manager on facebook

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:16 (five years ago) Permalink

reservations by twitter dm only

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:16 (five years ago) Permalink

to make a reservation, post your desired time on tumblr and receive at least three (3) re-blogs

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

it's faster to bribe the manager via his kickstarter

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

i was trying to figure out yesterday if there's a minimum amount you can set for your goal on kickstarter, but i couldn't find out. i thought it would be funny to set up like a $10 kickstarter, but the max people can support you is 10 cents

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:19 (five years ago) Permalink

I would back your $10 project with ten of my own cents.

carl agatha, Friday, 10 February 2012 19:21 (five years ago) Permalink

I actually made the first kickstarter donation yesterday. My friend's sister is trying to make a horror movie.

carl agatha, Friday, 10 February 2012 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I think kickstarter is generally OK and a good idea, but when I saw that there was a kickstarter page to put out a record by D|smemberment Pl@n's Tr@vis M0rris0n, I had to lol.

long duk dan (dan m), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:27 (five years ago) Permalink

I agree but honestly, unless it is someone I know or a close relative of someone I know and that person is doing something that is relevant to my interests, I'm unlikely to donate anything. Like, after registering, kickstarter.com was all "Browse around for other awesome projects to support!" which... nah.

carl agatha, Friday, 10 February 2012 19:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i've been donating to some for the first time, but i still hate when bands are (imo) asking for more money than they need for shit they maybe shouldn't be spending money on anyway. like, why should you get to record in the studio and get your music mixed/mastered/replicated at no cost to yourself, especially when everyone else is spending less money on buying their own gear and learning how to record themselves?

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Maybe they need to recoup all the money they've spent on music lessons and e-mail blasts and taking cabs to gigs.

jaymc, Friday, 10 February 2012 20:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i would feel pretty shitty about setting up a kickstarter for anything i wanted to do but that's just me. if i had a ton of disposable income i'd probably want to pay for my friends to do cool things. i did wish i had the money to help pay for the silkworm documentary (the band silkworm, not the the insect) because that is something i want to come to fruition.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:37 (five years ago) Permalink

in summary, maybe i shouldn't feel so shitty about this

i talked about this on the kickstarter thread but one of the founders of kickstarter is a guy who 1) used to post on ILX frequently and 2) went to college with me and was at the college radio station the same time (we were co-music directors one year).

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

where "this" = "theoretically asking for funding on kickstarter." don't worry, i'm not planning any kickstarter ventures really.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

basically i think there are lots of cool things that deserve funding on kickstarter but there's a lot of gross stuff too.

like this is pretty crazy: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/117867-double-fine-kickstarter (TLDR version - video game company Double Fine raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter in one day). Double Fine makes cool games and I'm glad they get to make more but it seems weird they couldn't raise money any other way based on their reputations.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh wow I had no idea Y.S. was involved w/it!

jaymc, Friday, 10 February 2012 20:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Knowing you, I am unsurprised that you would not want to start a kickstarter campaign for a thing you want to do, but I would gleefully support any project you "kickstarted" there. That goes for all the Chicago ILXors (and your sisters, providing they are trying to make horror movies).

carl agatha, Friday, 10 February 2012 20:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh wow I had no idea Y.S. was involved w/it!

― jaymc, Friday, February 10, 2012 2:42 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i only found out within the past year i think.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I kind of forgot about him. But I did meet him briefly at P4k Fest a few years ago.

jaymc, Friday, 10 February 2012 20:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i think i'd be ok with doing a kickstarter if i came up with a really amazing idea that i was sure i could follow through on and was really worth people's money. but what are the odds of that?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Build a better dildo.

jaymc, Friday, 10 February 2012 20:53 (five years ago) Permalink

didn't momus do this like 15 years ago?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost!

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 20:54 (five years ago) Permalink

man, there is some shitty stuff on kickstarter

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink

it's crazy what has like $10,000 in funding though. i thought people were poor these days.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:06 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry, i should be posting on the kickstarter thread.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:06 (five years ago) Permalink

You should be able to negative contribute to something. Like, I have $50 worth of hate for the smidgen stick and I would be willing to pay that much to crush this man's dreams.

carl agatha, Friday, 10 February 2012 21:19 (five years ago) Permalink

otm

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:21 (five years ago) Permalink

i contributed to a buddy who got a custom quarter-tone guitar made, and is performing specially commissioned music.

http://https%3A//fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s320x320/430260_10101077267838497_8622040_67222319_1238172095_n.jpg

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

if you can't see that, it's a guitar with a shitload of frets.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

man, there is some shitty stuff on kickstarter the Internet.

I may do one to take the Interrogation show to NY and/or Edinburgh.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

ok hitting the road, see some of you guys tonight!

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:32 (five years ago) Permalink

NEWSFLASH: We are switching plans and D and I will be at the Green Mill show tomorrow night rather than tonight. I'm stupid exhausted and no fun to be around.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 10 February 2012 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Jordanian I am sorry, but we will totes be there tomorrow. I just need to recover from back to back classes, two mad shitty meetings, and falling on my face in the alley while simultaneously flinging a bag of dog poop into the air.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 10 February 2012 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

It is no fun out there right now.

tanuki, Friday, 10 February 2012 22:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Like a Russian model out there: very pretty, no fun.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Friday, 10 February 2012 22:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Who Amandawg, I hope your face and your poo are OK.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 10 February 2012 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

poo is in the dumpster
hip, shoulder, and knee are ouchy!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 10 February 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

that's right, i said ouchy and i am allowed to because i FELL ON MY FACE IN AN ALLEY
that gives me certain rights

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Friday, 10 February 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Aw poor thing! Falls really suck.

carl agatha, Friday, 10 February 2012 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Mamada, I was in your neighborhood on Sunday evening. I went to Mayne Stage (??) on Morse and the gay bar known as The Glenwood and to Oasis.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Friday, 10 February 2012 22:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Wheeeee I hope you did not find it filthy or full of chicken feet.

Please note that D and I are definitely going to the Green Mill tonight, perhaps we will see you there!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Saturday, 11 February 2012 23:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Reminder: Tonight is the filthy fictions show. Come to the Whistler at 7:30. John, that includes you.

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I have a hot date. Have fun!

jaymc, Monday, 13 February 2012 00:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, Jordan, good to see you last night! We split toward the end of the third set. Liked all the MJ tunes.

jaymc, Monday, 13 February 2012 00:38 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, thanks for coming! it was great to see everybody.

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 13 February 2012 15:15 (five years ago) Permalink

totes! i was glad to finally meet your gf too. i like her.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 15:16 (five years ago) Permalink

also i did not win the contest, fyi. i didn't even get a prize for participating. i guess i have the pride and satisfaction of a job well done, and that's probably what matters. i'm not a competitive person anyway.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 15:17 (five years ago) Permalink

aw

the third kind of dubstep (Jordan), Monday, 13 February 2012 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

jesse posted a picture to the what's happening thread on 77 *without asking me*
(but i don't mind. i secretly wanted someone to do that and i look alright :)

i guess maybe i should market myself as a bachelorette party clown and maybe i could embarrass some people for money.

(aside --> no joke, i met a young female clown on the train once on my way to work. she complimented my bag and then somehow we started talking about where we were going and she told me that she is a clown. so i guess it's a thing?)

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

jesse posted a picture to the what's happening thread on 77 *without asking me*

Is he one of those "it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission" people? They make me IA.

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Monday, 13 February 2012 15:50 (five years ago) Permalink

it's ok because it's not ugly
i would be complaining if it were ugly but i look alright.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

That's a topgrading question. xpost

Jeff, Monday, 13 February 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

not to be all superficial but

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:00 (five years ago) Permalink

I didn't think it was something that I needed to ask permission to do!

garbage corn fan (Je55e), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:02 (five years ago) Permalink

jesse honestly? even after i said "please do not take pictures of me" out loud while we were standing by the bar? i'm not mad, but yes, in general i would prefer to be asked if a picture of me is being posted in a public place. i am a control freak! get used to it.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

:)

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Monday, 13 February 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

My twitter feed is making me feel broken because I don't like Adele.

carl agatha, Monday, 13 February 2012 16:59 (five years ago) Permalink

haha. i have no feelings about her beyond thinking "rolling in the deep" is a good song, but she was kind of adorable last night.

horseshoe, Monday, 13 February 2012 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I just looked at some pictures of her and she looked super pretty. And I think she has a good voice. I'm just bored by all of her songs that I've heard.

carl agatha, Monday, 13 February 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

when she won the album of the year grammy she started crying and then laughed while she was doing her thank yous and said she had "a bit of snot" or had gotten a bit of snot on the grammy or something and i think everyone i was watching with was pretty charmed.

horseshoe, Monday, 13 February 2012 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

i also very much admired her eye makeup and spent a lot of time thinking about how one would achieve that effect.

horseshoe, Monday, 13 February 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't really get why people watch the grammys or really any award shows. the oscars kind of make sense because some people seem to care on some level who wins oscars but no one really cares who wins grammys or golden globes or whatever.

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 February 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

the grammys are terrible and i have no idea why i watch them :/

horseshoe, Monday, 13 February 2012 17:09 (five years ago)