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

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

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

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

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

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

Black marriage should be legal IMO.

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

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

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

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

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

...video gaaaames?

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

Happy birthday, n/a.

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

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

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

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

Ear infections are awful carl, hang in there.

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

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

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

like yakety yak

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

Oh hey Nick, I had a dream about you last night. You had somehow experienced The Afterlife (without dying) but were annoyed that it was basically just like Life On Earth. Happy birthday.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:26 (five years ago) Permalink

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

I knew that they were a coffee bar in the A.M., but do they serve beer, too? I don't know if y'all have been to K's Dugout (at Foster and ... Winchester, maybe?), but they used to open around that time as well since they catered to a lot of third-shift workers who wanted a drink when they got off work.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:28 (five years ago) Permalink

Why does K's Dugout sound so familiar?? Did we go there for your b-day drinks one time, John?

Rossi's on State St. opens at 7:00, or did years ago when I went there at 8:00 a.m. to pick up a jacket I left there the night before. There were 2 or 3 crusty looking men in there drinking beer at that time.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Quite possibly, Jesse. I haven't been there in years, but I drank there occasionally when I lived in the area. Kr still gives me shit b/c one time when we were there, I cavalierly told a middle-aged working-class dude that he should take a job he'd been offered on an oil rig in the Persian Gulf. I was all "You'll regret it if you don't!" -- which is the kind of thing 20-something college grads use as justifications for their decisions, but I obv. didn't know shit about his life.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:37 (five years ago) Permalink

We had someone's birthday afterparty there years ago, maybe that's it? K_lsey was there.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:46 (five years ago) Permalink

If the circumstances were right I think I could drink beer @ 6:30 am.

Jeff, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:52 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP Red Rooster

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

if you don't start in the morning you can't drink all day

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:00 (five years ago) Permalink

K's Dugout was a New Years Eve site in '05, if you were there then with me and Jaymc, Je55e.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 15:08 (five years ago) Permalink

^^Mayor

caro's johnson (Eazy), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Are you stalking me?

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Dr. K says hi. Seriously, as I was leaving he said "Tell everybody I said hi!" LOL

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:11 (five years ago) Permalink

fucking showoff, that guy (mayor, not dr k)

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Kay's Nappy Dugout

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

^^^was considering posting something like this but decided it was in poor taste

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Now I'm trying to keep from posting another joke about Kay's Nappy Dugout being a poor taste, but that would also be in poor taste.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:28 (five years ago) Permalink

bravo jvc, bravo

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink

thanks for the bday wishes, guys. i have the day off. sarah made me peach brown sugar muffins, but then she had an interview so i've mainly just been watching evie so far. but we're going to get gelato this afternoon and somewhere else for dinner.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 16:37 (five years ago) Permalink

If you see Kay['s nappy dugout], tell her I said hi.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

I can appreciate a solid Poster Children reference.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

I was talking to Nick.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Enough comedy jokes.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

In the immortal words of Charlie Rich:

Hey
Did you happen to see
The most nappiest dugout in the world
And if you did...

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Man, that song gets me every time.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

And happy birthday Nick.

cue "White Rabbit" (kenan), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Seriously, though, E: Is that photo of the lot behind my building?

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

JVC, I was trying to make a joke. It was a dumb joke. I hope you didn't think I was being rude to you.

I like the idea of the mayor riding his bike around behind John's apartment, pausing to stare up at his kitchen windows.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Happy n/a-Day

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I like the idea of the mayor riding his bike around behind John's apartment, pausing to stare up at his kitchen windows.

Stealing pies off window sills like a hobo.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

WORST Jimmy John's experience ever (still better than most Subway visits):

- They no longer serve alfalfa sprouts - HALF THE POINT OF JIMMY JOHN'S IMO is ALFALFA SPROUTS!!
- The cashier was uncharacteristically sullen. When I changed my mind and decided to add a cookie, she jabbed the register and muttered the new total
- The roast beef on my sandwich was simply horrible :( It was riddled with unchewable fat and connective tissue and dripping w/ mayo

Also, it took an unusually long time to get my order. Can't complain b/c it was still only like 3 or 4 minutes, but normally it's done before I've even put my wallet back in my pocket.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Yelpcago MMXII

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:14 (five years ago) Permalink

i was gonna say take it to yelp, yelpor

game of crones (La Lechera), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:14 (five years ago) Permalink

I wonder if this "Mayor" is the dude who owns the lot and with whom I once had a minor skirmish after he blocked the alley with his car.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:15 (five years ago) Permalink

It was my one sure place to get sprouts in this cruel city.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:16 (five years ago) Permalink

In that empty lot.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Jimmy Johns actually came by the library today and dropped off like 15 free mini-sandwiches for some strange reason. As a thank you for being awesome I guess. Anyway, so yay Jimmy Johns.

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:21 (five years ago) Permalink


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