Chicago: The Eponymous Thread

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crunkleJ (crunkleJ), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

hello, old server. old friend.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:05 (twelve years ago) link

I'm painting! I'm going to have to open a window soon. It smells like paint in here.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:08 (twelve years ago) link

Paint Smells of Paint, Makes Room Smell of Paint

crunkleJ (crunkleJ), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:18 (twelve years ago) link

I dreamed of Philadelphia last night. Courtney Love overdosed in a University City subway stop and it was on TV. They were hosing down the whole station and the anchorman said that this was the kind of shock that this already fragile part of South Philly could hardly bear.

crunkleJ (crunkleJ), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:21 (twelve years ago) link

hi folks. thanks for coming over last night, it was lots of fun!

jaymc (jaymc), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:22 (twelve years ago) link

I love u john and kr.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:29 (twelve years ago) link

Did J/J go? What did you guys do?

crunkleJ (crunkleJ), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

Manpile. The usual.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 11 February 2007 19:33 (twelve years ago) link

I am losing my mind! I'm not even done painting this one wall, and already I'm thinking about doing the living room. In burnt orange. UT colors.

http://www.utexas.edu/

You don't get a lot of that color, eh? I like it. It's daring. And it will go well with my chocolate brown sofa.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 11 February 2007 20:31 (twelve years ago) link

Advance is on Immer 2.

Jeff... (Jeff...), Sunday, 11 February 2007 21:30 (twelve years ago) link

And I figured out why it's on my computer: my brother put it on a mix CD for me.

jaymc (jaymc), Sunday, 11 February 2007 22:07 (twelve years ago) link

Btw, I assume it was you, Jeff, that sent me the Sendspace stuff? Thx.

jaymc (jaymc), Sunday, 11 February 2007 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

THANK YOU that was driving me nuts last night for about 5 minutes.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Sunday, 11 February 2007 22:08 (twelve years ago) link

I just came back from the laundromat where a normal looking man, tall, brown cords, sneakers, navy blue sweater, gray hair with a somewhat professorial look about him, started shouting about Jesus. And George Bush. And how the signifying characteristic of the minions of the antichrist will be that they wear black shoes and white socks.

The attendant asked him to please keep his voice down because he was disturbing other customers, to which the man shouted, "YOU ARE DISTURBING ME." He did tone it down a little, and sat down for awhile until he started shouting the Lord's Prayer. Then he bought a Pepsi and watched TV. Right before I left he did a little more shouting and then crooned, "Halleloooooooooooooooooo" for a few minutes.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Sunday, 11 February 2007 23:14 (twelve years ago) link

The attendant asked him to please keep his voice down because he was disturbing other customers, to which the man shouted, "YOU ARE DISTURBING ME."

I feel for the attendant, but this is awesome.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Sunday, 11 February 2007 23:34 (twelve years ago) link

I saw the same sort of thing not too long ago, except at the Damen Blue Line stop. The guy was on the opposite platform from me, and I can only imagine he kept shouting about Jesus and George W. Bush when his train came and he went away.

Was this guy actually doing laundry?

danno martinez (danno martinez), Sunday, 11 February 2007 23:46 (twelve years ago) link

What genre would you put xiu xiu under?

Jeff... (Jeff...), Monday, 12 February 2007 00:19 (twelve years ago) link

indie-creep

danno martinez (danno martinez), Monday, 12 February 2007 00:35 (twelve years ago) link

"warbly"

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Monday, 12 February 2007 00:36 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, he was actually doing laundry.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Monday, 12 February 2007 02:56 (twelve years ago) link

I'm sure most of you are aware of my interest in normal looking people who act completely nuts. There were a couple of these folks this weekend, most recently a few minutes ago I passed a guy in front of my house who fit this bill. He was late-30s, very blond, neatly cut hair, decently dressed, with expensive looking brown shoes. Pretty sure he was gay. He stood near my gate talking about watermelons and saying over and over something that sounded like either "Yes and no" or "Yes'm, no."

Metrosexual Healing (crunkleJ), Monday, 12 February 2007 04:43 (twelve years ago) link

Jesse, you sure know how to pick 'em.

In other news, my boss will be out all this week. Somehow I have to do my fair share of work in her absence.

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 12 February 2007 04:44 (twelve years ago) link

Man, this weather sucks, and I have to drive to Milwaukee for a casino gig tonight.

And the TSA fucking stole my screwdriver out of my bass drum case, so I have to buy a new one today.

JordanC (JordanC), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

They TOOK yr screwdriver?? Even though it was packed in the baggage compartment? That whole system is fucked, maaan.

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

They busted up my last case, so I guess I should be counting my blessings.

JordanC (JordanC), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

Jordan's next solo track: "Welcome to the TerrorDrum"

danno martinez (danno martinez), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:14 (twelve years ago) link

more likely the airline baggage handlers took your screwdriver.

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:23 (twelve years ago) link

Shouldn't they have their own screwdrivers?

JordanC (JordanC), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:26 (twelve years ago) link

This weather does suck a bit, but I'd rather it were warmer and snowy than the cold we've had for the last couple weeks. And no matter how snowy and slushy it gets, it's not that city in New York. 151 inches, I read? That's too much snow.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:27 (twelve years ago) link

Observations on food: 1) instant oatmeal is a little yucky, but it is oatmeal, and that's better than no oatmeal. 2) if I thought I could get by with it, I would eat mozzarella sticks morning, noon, and night.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

Buffalo? (XP)

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

Parish.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:29 (twelve years ago) link

mexico, ny?

otto midnight has a pudding problem (otto midnight), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:30 (twelve years ago) link

Freshman year, dorms, I got fat on mozzarella sticks.

JordanC (JordanC), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:39 (twelve years ago) link

Mozz sticks > fried cheese curds

JordanC (JordanC), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:39 (twelve years ago) link

Ugh, I was woken up at 7 AM by what sounded like someone pressing the buzzer to the apartment next door for an absurdly long time. When I finally got out of bed to investigate, the high-pitched whine was coming from my system (not as loud as an ordinary buzz, but plenty annoying) and in the stairwell, too. Suffice it to say, there was no one at the door. I called the maintenance man, and he had it fixed pretty quickly, but I missed out an hour's worth of sleep. :(

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

Observations on food: 1) instant oatmeal is a little yucky, but it is oatmeal, and that's better than no oatmeal. 2) if I thought I could get by with it, I would eat mozzarella sticks morning, noon, and night.

-- there to preserve disorder (fluxion2...), February 12th, 2007. (kenan) (later) (link)

Buffalo? (XP)

-- Laurel (sininspac...), February 12th, 2007. (Laurel) (later) (link)

This is an awesome xpost.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

We're having a potluck today at work. I was going to make a salad with avocado, oranges, jicama, spinach, and radishes, but the jicama I bought was severely underripe, so I threw some mango in there instead. Then I dressed it with lime juice and salt. I hope it's good.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:45 (twelve years ago) link

WTF? This winter is wearing out its fucking welcome!

Metrosexual Healing (crunkleJ), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

Why do the neighbors keep CRANKING, then turning down their reggaeton (sp?) music repeatedly?

Metrosexual Healing (crunkleJ), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:48 (twelve years ago) link

It briefly occurred to me that the buzzer was Jesse wanting his credit card back.

jaymc (jaymc), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:49 (twelve years ago) link

This winter is wearing out its fucking welcome!

It does that every year, though. Chicago winter is a rude guest indeed.

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:54 (twelve years ago) link

That sounds good, John.

On Saturday I went over to M4ddie's and experimented with tomato bisque recipes. Then yesterday I finally worked on music stuff all day, then put on pants around 10 pm to have some beers with a friend who's in town. That's how Sunday is done, yo.

JordanC (JordanC), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:00 (twelve years ago) link

i dl'ed 'new york groove' from iTunes yesterday and i haven't stopped listening to it since then. i heard it with the earphones on this morning on my way to work and it's is hilariously addictive. between the cheeseball '70s overblown rock production (most of it trying to mask the fact that ace frehley really couldn't sing and had a horrible new york accent), the disco chicken-scratch guitar, and the inane lyrics ("a wicked lady sittin' by my side sayin' where are we/stop at 3rd and forty-three, exit to the night/it's gonna be ectasy") i should hate this song. but i don't, i love it. i don't know if it's the hand claps or the stomping 4/4 beat or what but much like the sweet it's rediculous and awesome at the same time.

chicago kevin has a lust for bacon (chicago kevin), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:05 (twelve years ago) link

ysi?

there to preserve disorder (kenan), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:09 (twelve years ago) link

sorry, dl'd it from iTunes so it won't work on a computer that isn't "authorized" by my iTunes account.

chicago kevin has a lust for bacon (chicago kevin), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:10 (twelve years ago) link

but i'm sure you can find it for free somewhere.

chicago kevin has a lust for bacon (chicago kevin), Monday, 12 February 2007 16:11 (twelve years ago) link

double malort treatment. i was so malorted that i was coerced into buying a second round of malort. stockholm syndrome!

Z S, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 18:20 (seven years ago) link

You INSISTED on the second Malort!

Also, you tried to be a hero for the first round, so the second one taught you what's what.

TBF, the first round was not nearly as gross as I remembered.

Sandbox Jesse, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 18:37 (seven years ago) link

wait, how did i try to be a hero for the first round? as i remember, i accepted the malort with cautious humility and downed it in an appropriate fashion.

Z S, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 18:38 (seven years ago) link

You weren't duly fazed by it.

Sandbox Jesse, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 18:39 (seven years ago) link

then i wasn't trying to be a hero, it's just who i am

^to be read in the voice of Sawyer from LOST

Z S, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 18:43 (seven years ago) link

I could really go for a burger + fries from the Billy Goat. It's too far to walk today.

Sandbox Jesse, Tuesday, 27 December 2011 19:06 (seven years ago) link

Hello. My #8 bus is lost. We are goin north on Lasalle. Just passed Oak St.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:05 (seven years ago) link

We are loooooosssssttttter than fuck.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:06 (seven years ago) link

Now we are out of space and time.

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:06 (seven years ago) link

There's a reroute for the #8 but that doesn't seem quite right...

Has anyone alerted the driver?

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:07 (seven years ago) link

The reroute(in effect since December 2010 (are you Jensplaining??)) is supposed to leave Halsted by going west on North Branch, across Goose Island, East on Division, then back on route.

There might have been A re-reroute, bc the driver said we were going east on Chicago, on Larrabee, etc, but she couldn't fun Larrabee and now we are

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:11 (seven years ago) link

OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED???!?!?!?

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 00:15 (seven years ago) link

Poop, I thought the reroute would be over this December. I was looking forward to the treat of a slightly shorter commute, but instead they have just re-rerouted.

Temporary Reroute
Route(s):
#8 Halsted

Length:
Friday, December 23, 2011 - 5:00 AM
to Monday, April 30, 2012 - 6:00 PM

Why is service being changed?
Buses are rerouted due to reconstruction of the Halsted Street Bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River (847 N. Halsted).

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 01:45 (seven years ago) link

I JUST WANT MY LIFE BACK

Sandbox Jesse, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 01:45 (seven years ago) link

That metal thing at the art museum was so great! I only wish the video had been as interesting as the music but guess what - you can't have it all, especially not at that price.

league of women voters, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 02:19 (seven years ago) link

bump

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) link

lovely lady bump

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) link

Oh hey, there's a new pizza place next door on Diversey. It's called Pizza Persona, and I don't recommend it.

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:17 (seven years ago) link

I considered biking across the new bridge yesterday. Is it open to Chicago Ave now?

tanuki, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:18 (seven years ago) link

a. The pizza is really not good. It's all quasi-personal-sized (10" I think) thin crust pizzas, which is fine. But the crust is not good, and the toppings were sparse and not great. It's cheap though, so I guess if you need calories but are short on cash - well no, if that's the case, just go to McDonald's.

xp - No, I don't think so! I was going to mention that - a while back a cabbie told me that they were going to be repairing/replacing *all* of the bridges and viaducts on Halsted, and that's what they're doing. The one that goes over the south branch is now under construction. :(

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) link

I saw a car driving down it the other day and was thus confused. The bike lanes look nice.

tanuki, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:22 (seven years ago) link

I went to the planetarium yesterday and saw Jupiter through a giant telescope. It ruled.

league of women voters, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:24 (seven years ago) link

(D and I went for our <3 anniversary <3)

league of women voters, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:24 (seven years ago) link

ha - I sneezed while reading LL and Corey's posts and it looked like "I saw a car and Jupiter driving down it the other day."

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) link

Pizza persona looks annoying. I will never eat there.

Jeff, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:38 (seven years ago) link

"discover your pizzanality"

tanuki, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:51 (seven years ago) link

I ordered The Hipster by name and it didn't feel good to do so.

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:56 (seven years ago) link

Courtney and I ate there. Her opinion was that it was actually the worst pizza she'd ever eaten.

It was bad enough that we went and ate a second lunch at Noodles & Co., which has yet to let anyone down.

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 16:57 (seven years ago) link

what do you guys think about this dramatic caveman illustration?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6588560541_beec6eaf7b.jpg

league of women voters, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:01 (seven years ago) link

(it's from a book about ancient humans)

league of women voters, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:03 (seven years ago) link

i think i want that book about ancient humans

Z S, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:22 (seven years ago) link

i've always really loved the artwork in this book and i finally got around to scanning it
this is one of my favorite images
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6588562073_750453f586.jpg

this is the cover
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6588603327_918a4974e2.jpg

league of women voters, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:24 (seven years ago) link

is all of the text on that burnt sienna background? that's awesome, if so. very primordial.

Z S, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:33 (seven years ago) link

yep. it's all red, white, and black. for an otherwise purely informative series nonfiction book about cavepeople, it's remarkably arty!

marek, our protagonist caveman, is wearing a bear pelt/corpse in that illustration btw

league of women voters, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:36 (seven years ago) link

Very nice.

Sandbox Jesse, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:56 (seven years ago) link

I'm on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

n/a, Friday, 30 December 2011 20:21 (seven years ago) link

I'm on the Brown line.

Jeff, Friday, 30 December 2011 20:39 (seven years ago) link

writing a dress code policy woo-hoo

well in (advance johnson), Friday, 30 December 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) link

10 minutes left until we close woo-hoo

well in (advance johnson), Friday, 30 December 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) link

Make it so everyone must wear a clever hat on Tuesdays.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Friday, 30 December 2011 22:49 (seven years ago) link

"Socks must match, except on alternating Thursdays, when socks are prohibited."

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Friday, 30 December 2011 22:50 (seven years ago) link

T-shirts strictly forbidden, unless they bear the logo of 1) the library or 2) Big Johnson.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Friday, 30 December 2011 22:51 (seven years ago) link

It would be wonderful to make the policy extremely convoluted and absurd. Though I guess technically it's not a policy but a clarification of a policy.

well in (advance johnson), Friday, 30 December 2011 23:03 (seven years ago) link

loljenny

v-whiney (Cuauhtemoc Blanco), Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:02 (seven years ago) link

things i need to do, but cannot manage to do so far yet today:

-- laundry
-- produce market shopping
-- washing the dog
-- changing out of my head-to-toe green loungewear outfit
-- going outside
-- combing my hair

I did manage to take a shower and eat lunch.

league of women voters, Sunday, 1 January 2012 21:29 (seven years ago) link

i look like a tired snowpea.

league of women voters, Sunday, 1 January 2012 21:30 (seven years ago) link

I haven't combed my hair today either. Or gone outside or done laundry but tbf I didn't have very high aspirations today re: activity.

Fixing to make a roast chicken, sweet potatoes, and collards, though.

wore glasses and said things (thejenny), Sunday, 1 January 2012 23:48 (seven years ago) link

Yo, real ilx is back.

Jeff, Monday, 2 January 2012 01:42 (seven years ago) link

It's not loading.

Sandbox Jesse, Monday, 2 January 2012 02:28 (seven years ago) link

never mind, it finally loaded.

Sandbox Jesse, Monday, 2 January 2012 02:28 (seven years ago) link


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