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hi. how was everyone's weekend?

otto midnight (otto midnight), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:51 (fourteen years ago) link

hi otto!

i was woken up by the phone this morning, which was a good thing, because i was having a creepy dream about cannibalism, probably inspired by listening to fast food nation on audiobook and watching a travel show in which they ate all sorts of curious meats. interestingly, sheep's testicles are less disgusting than american hamburger is, as described in the book i'm reading.

JuliaA (JuliaA), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:54 (fourteen years ago) link

i am now wondering how one makes the transition from awake to fully conscious, and i have no idea.

JuliaA (JuliaA), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 14:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Hi. I'm hung over today.

dan m, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Huh, this is weird.

jaymc, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Should I be able to log in? 'Cause I don't seem to be able to.

dan m, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:13 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't think that this ILX knows who we are.

jaymc, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:16 (fourteen years ago) link

i didn't have any problem, though it's annoying to have to wait for the password email since hotmail sucks.

oh, i had to create a new account, since this isn't real ilx.

xp yeah.

JuliaA (JuliaA), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I figured as much.

dan m, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Hey.

Jordan, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:42 (fourteen years ago) link

a couple days by the ocean have me questioning if i have truly made my peace with chicago. so things are back in flux for me. how was everyone else's weekend?

otto midnight (otto midnight), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 15:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I thought it was funny that when I deleted everything in my spam folder, the google link/ad on top was for a spam + pasta recipe.

Oops, I messed up my login here by registering with the fake e-mail address.

JordanC, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I think everyone gets that link - I got one for Ginger Spam Salad, which sounded abysmal.

(sorry for the overseas intrusion, Chicago-ites, there aren't enough other threads for me to read yet!)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:18 (fourteen years ago) link

My weekend: Sleeping, cleaning, laundering, beer drinking, tour guiding, car agonizing.

dan m, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:34 (fourteen years ago) link

hi ailsa!

my weekend included napping and project runway. and david attenborough.

when you change your email address, they change your password and send it to the real email, so then you have to reset your pwd again.

JuliaA (JuliaA), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Testing testing. hello hello.

Sarah, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 17:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Heard bumping from a car at Clark and Wacker just now: "The Humpty Dance." Awesome.

jaymc, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh hi kids! I've missed you.

whoop de doodle (kenan), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 17:58 (fourteen years ago) link

The Humpty Dance was the last song played at the (surprisingly hip) wedding that my band over the weekend.

JordanC, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 18:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Not that we played it, I mean, it was on an iPod after we were done.

Although Erik did bust a Fat Boys rap to give everyone's chops a break.

JordanC (JordanC), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 18:25 (fourteen years ago) link

So I just emailed these people about their CL ad:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/muc/194189852.html

Mistake or no? Time will tell.

danno martinez, Tuesday, 15 August 2006 18:26 (fourteen years ago) link

led by a dope bass line

i'd be very wary of that adjective if i were you dan.

otto midnight (otto midnight), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 18:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Sounds fun. Here's to hoping they aren't untalented assholes.

xpost, ha

JordanC (JordanC), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 18:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Every word I say should be a hip hop quotable.

whoop de doodle (kenan), Tuesday, 15 August 2006 20:39 (fourteen years ago) link

so.... do I post here or back on the HOT's on the real ILX?

jesse k, Wednesday, 16 August 2006 02:33 (fourteen years ago) link

yawn

dan m, Thursday, 17 August 2006 16:13 (fourteen years ago) link

this place is kinda funny as a bizarro-ilx. it feels like a facade.

jaymc, Thursday, 17 August 2006 17:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I know. Or the kids' table or something.

dan m, Thursday, 17 August 2006 17:41 (fourteen years ago) link

That's what I like about it.

M White, Thursday, 17 August 2006 17:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Anyone here?

jaymc, Monday, 28 August 2006 18:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Just me.

Why didn't I go to Chicago this year? I should have!

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 28 August 2006 18:15 (fourteen years ago) link

You totally should have! I'm not likely to be in Mississippi any time soon. :(

jaymc, Monday, 28 August 2006 18:20 (fourteen years ago) link

hahaha, if you were to ever say you were thinking about it, I'd try to talk you out of it.

Mid to late October is a possibility, but I'm trying to save $$ for the big Frank's APA meetup next year. (We've narrowed it down to Netherlands or Belgium.)

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Monday, 28 August 2006 18:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Here I am.

jesse, Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Hi. I'm bored.

I see Rebirth is playing in Chicago this Sunday (3:30 at the Chicago Jazz Festival). I recommend GOING.

JordanC (JordanC), Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:25 (fourteen years ago) link

i don't understand. why can't we have real ilx?

jesse, Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:42 (fourteen years ago) link

You can't handle real ILX.

http://www.beckerfilms.com/JackNicholson.gif

jaymc, Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:45 (fourteen years ago) link

What a lovable old coot!

jaymc, Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Jack, who’s always thought his erotic appeal is underrated, first asked for sex scenes. “These kind of monsters, they don’t usually have a sex life onscreen, so I wanted to bring that to the part.” He chuckles. “I pushed that side pretty good. He’s a mad, bad nut job, so he’s evil sexually too. Fuck ’em, kill ’em, you know … At the moment, it’s a matter of discussion how far we went, as a matter of fact,” he says proudly, noting that Scorsese’s currently debating whether to edit down his brutal lovemaking.

JordanC (JordanC), Thursday, 31 August 2006 19:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Hi Chicagofags! I was just checking this thread for shits and giggles and saw the Jack Nicholson pictures. A preview before BEERFEST was for some big-timey vaguely cop/crime-drama that starred Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alec Baldwin, etc etc, lots of BIG NAME GUYS. And then BEERFEST came on and we larffed. And got drunk.

nklshs (nklshs), Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:00 (fourteen years ago) link

That Nicholson quote is terrifying. It sounds like he's trying to turn the character into Frank Booth:

http://adulecine.ovh.org/cinema/images/blue_velvet01.jpg

jaymc, Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Hi Nick -- yeah, I think that's the movie that the bit Jordan quoted is about. It's called The Departed.

jaymc, Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:09 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm here.

i can't handle the chicago threads on the real ILX.

i miss chicago like mad, you guys.

grady, Thursday, 31 August 2006 20:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I just filled out the questionnaire for my high-school reunion. YES.

Plan for tonight:

1. Little Miss Sunshine at the Davis Theater
2. Brighton MA at Schubas
3. Hang out with potential new guitarist (!) at Schubas after the show

jaymc, Thursday, 31 August 2006 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

There's a band called Brighton MA? Huh.

Jessie the Monster (scarymonster), Thursday, 31 August 2006 22:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Chicago! Specifically Eric!

Let's go see this play: http://www.congosquaretheatre.org/richard.asp

jenny (pullapartgirl), Friday, 1 September 2006 13:18 (fourteen years ago) link

There's a band called Brighton MA? Huh.

Yup. Named after the lead singer's hometown. I didn't make it to the show, though. I was hungry after seeing the movie, so I had dinner instead. (Movie, btw, was just okaaaay. There were some funny moments, but I sometimes resist movies that try to endear me to the characters by ramming down my throat how adorably quirky everyone is.)

jaymc, Friday, 1 September 2006 13:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Jenny, that play looks very interesting.

I had the most wonderful bottle of cabernet last night (well, one glass of it). I am coming to understand that there's nothing wrong with a screw cap. It feels weird for a while, but then you taste the wine, and you realize that it's not automatically Mad Dog just because it has a screw cap.

whoop de doodle (kenan), Friday, 1 September 2006 14:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Screw caps are making a comeback due to cork shortages.

jenny (pullapartgirl), Friday, 1 September 2006 14:10 (fourteen years ago) link

If the CIO should ever leave you,
Your life would still go on, believe you.

Eazy (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I am not drinking for a while. I could still go out I guess, but I shouldn't be out in public lest I spend money.

crunkleJ (crunkleJ), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Dammit, I want to go to yoga at 4 AND go to TT but that's just not practical.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:16 (fourteen years ago) link

how long does yoga take and where is it?

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:17 (fourteen years ago) link

hey, could someone go to theponys.com and snag the tour dates? it's blocked here today. i blame dan martin.

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:19 (fourteen years ago) link

FRIDAY 1/12/2007 SCHUBAS CHICAGO 9PM 18+

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Yoga takes an hour and a half and is four blocks from my abode.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh man, the four blocks thing is deadly.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link

What about TT at Friar Tucks or Monsignor Murphy's or one of those near your abode?

Eazy (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Yoga takes an hour and a half and is four blocks from my abode.

Maybe you could just meditate/relax/center/whatever really quickly?

JordanC (JordanC), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:22 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost Or Brother Booze or Monks and Drunks?

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:23 (fourteen years ago) link

If those bars existed I would totally go.

JordanC (JordanC), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:24 (fourteen years ago) link

four blocks from jenny's abode = another timezone from tt's. :(


that was the only date listed? i can't remember when jered said they were playing boston, it's either the 27th or 29th.

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Bars in the Jesuit District.

Eazy (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:25 (fourteen years ago) link

That was the only date listed.

The Jesuits can drink, no doubt.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:26 (fourteen years ago) link

goddamn it, i will say the new web filters are VERY good at what they do, i can't get to anything good. can't find shit about dick in this motherfuck.

xpost- i was raised by jesuits! it's true!

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Jesuits raise wild men.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

I've been curious about this Irish pub that I've seen a bunch of times right at Belmont and Sheridan, on the ground floor of some high-rise. It seems so other-worldly over there, and, even though I'm sure it's generic inside, I'd like to check it out sometime.

Eazy (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

So can the Christian Brothers:

http://www.barmedia.com/BC5Reviews/images/ChristianBrothers1.jpg

(Fun fact: my dad was in the Christian Bros. seminary for a year in the mid-1960s.)

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Monks and Drunks

This is a great name for a bar. Really.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Eric, are you talking about Bridget McNeill's? I went there with Renee once.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:32 (fourteen years ago) link

(I just noticed that the first comment on that Chicagoist article is from M. C@lv3rt.)

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:33 (fourteen years ago) link

is monks on lake street still open? i used to see it from the green line, i think it's west of clark & lake and either just before or just after the rive?

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:33 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes, yes, Bridget McNeill's is it.

Eazy (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:35 (fourteen years ago) link

I think Monk's is still around. That would be a good TTs as well. It seems like the Loop version of Moody's to me.

Eazy (Eazy), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:36 (fourteen years ago) link

I want to go to Bridget McNeill's. And Monk's. And Old Timer's. I like bars.

If my dumb yoga studio had some early morning classes, this wouldn't be a problem.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:36 (fourteen years ago) link

i want to go to a different neighborhood for the next tt's so if we have it up by jenny & jeff's that's cool. i just need to allot some extra travel time.

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:39 (fourteen years ago) link

I read that big Reader article on the Bell's dingus today, it was interesting.

JordanC (JordanC), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:40 (fourteen years ago) link

I love Monk's. Yeah, it's still open. Last time I was there, one of the people I was with knew the owner, and we got freebies all night. Sweet.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:41 (fourteen years ago) link

kenan, what happened at tuman's?

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:42 (fourteen years ago) link

shit, hold that story, i gotta go.

share yr love, chicago.

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I have been really bemoaning the lack of good beer selection in this shit hole town lately.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Nothing happened at Tuman's, far as I know. I found a scarf.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:47 (fourteen years ago) link

OH MY GOD REALLY???

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Is the beer selection in liquor stores limited too?

JordanC (JordanC), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:51 (fourteen years ago) link

I have been really bemoaning the lack of good beer selection in this shit hole town lately.

Whaddar you talking about, can't you get Bud bottles everywhere?

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Depends on the store, but I haven't found anything like State Line Liquors in MD or Liquormart in Boulder, CO around here. Then again, I have not been looking that hard. I just prefer to bitch.

xpost - no, can't get OLD STYLE everywhere!

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:54 (fourteen years ago) link

State Line Liquors

*genuflects*

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh my.

JordanC (JordanC), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:57 (fourteen years ago) link

A store with ~ 700 North American craft brewed beers. In Elkton fucking Maryland. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FROM A MAJOR CITY?

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:58 (fourteen years ago) link

The guy in the cube next to me always says "g/f" on the phone instead of "girlfriend". As in "gee slash eff". IT HAS MORE SYLLABLES AND SOUNDS DUMB. JUST SAY GIRLFRIEND, FLAPJAWS.

JordanC (JordanC), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 22:59 (fourteen years ago) link

don't you mean JACKBALLS?

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 23:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Haha. I was walking around downtown Chi with some dudes and saw a place called the Flapjaws Cafe or something, and it stuck (as in "what's up, flapjaws" or "listen to ol flapjaws here").

JordanC (JordanC), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 23:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Holy cow, State Line Liquors, wtf. And here I was happy with the place at Clark and Foster. (Except dude gave me a shitty wine recommendation last time I was in there.)

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 23:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Jenny, we should go here:

http://www.samswine.com/Products/beer.aspx

Jeff... (Jeff...), Wednesday, 3 January 2007 23:48 (fourteen years ago) link

Hiya, I took most of the afternoon off to tend to some bidness.

For big beer (and of course, wine) selection I like http://www.samswine.com/Main.aspx -- closer to my house, VAS Foremost liquor actually has a lot of good Belgians and craft brews.

I will go anywhere for TT, just don't make me decide. Extra travel time may be needed, and I may bring a friend.

Otto, you ought to know better than to trifle with the VA Office of Internet Time-Wasting Prevention Department, Northern Illinois Division. We see all, we know all.

The dude from Scrubs ruins that show, I don't care how funny it supposedly is. He sucks so hard. The Office, OZ, C.Y.E., and Mr. Show are all grebtx1000. Well, only the first 4.5 seasons of OZ, really.

xpost: GREAT MINDS, JEFF

danno martinez (danno martinez), Thursday, 4 January 2007 00:02 (fourteen years ago) link

FIELD TRIP TO SAM'S WINE.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Thursday, 4 January 2007 00:32 (fourteen years ago) link

OLD ILX IS BACK UP.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 4 January 2007 00:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I've heard good things about foremost as well. Haven't been in the Binny's downtown, but I should check it out.

Jeff... (Jeff...), Thursday, 4 January 2007 01:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I started a new thread on the nu-old ilx: http://ilx.wh3rd.net/thread.php?msgid=7486949

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Thursday, 4 January 2007 01:31 (fourteen years ago) link


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