Monday, October 8, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I was just reading DOB's beelog where he mentioned that he wrote so he could remember things that happened.  That inspired me to write in here again.  I feel like I just started living in Chicago, but it has already been 7 months.  Holy crap what a blur.  Right now I remember what/when I did things by looking on my foursquare history/receipts/scars.  Maybe if I write things that I do in here it will seem more significant.  Maybe not...

The missus and I spent Memorial Day weekend in St. Louie.  We seem to end up there every other month or so.  It is always good to be back, but this weekend was mostly business and it was hot as hell as an added bonus.  The business I refer to is the less than solid real estate business that we are forced into.  We had been trying to sell our house in St. Louis since September, but finally gave up and decided to rent it to some friends of ours.  We are still losing money each month, but now we are losing so much less.  Is that cause for celebration?  Sort of.  So we went by the house to clean, grab anything else we left, meet with our new tenants, and do some yard work.  I have to say that I am pretty happy that I won't have to mow a lawn for at least a year.   

We got to fit in a little fun while we were there as well, including:  Eating at Adriana's & Mud House with Ashley, BBQing with my family, going to the I55 Raceway to see some dirt track car racing in Pevely, MO (which was actually totally fun) & Maxing and/or Relaxing. 

Other stray thoughts:

1.  There was a shoe box labeled 'Tapez' that I grabbed out of our garage that I started going through once we were back in Chicago.  There were a lot of movie ticket stubs (A Highlight:  Kuffs), lazer tag ticket stubs, McDonald's toys & a Driver's License/Student ID for a person I have never seen before.  Yes that is right.  It is an Indiana Driver's License that expired in 1997 & a Student ID for the 93/94 school year at Saint Meinrad College.  I looked the guy up on Facebook to make sure he was still alive (and that I had not murdered him) and he was still alive.  I still can't figure out why I have these, and why I would not have tried to get them back to this person. 

2.  Found a radio station past Springfield, IL that played 2 Live Crew, Beastie Boys and Slick Rick on Friday night.  It may have been a musical mirage because on the drive back on Monday it was nothing that cool.

Now back to work.....

Friday, February 3, 2012

The solitude of winter

How about that for a title?

Last night I was riding on the train and I noticed this guy sleeping across from me. I was afraid he was foaming at the mouth or had really yellow teeth because his mouth was sort of open. It turned out it was his gum which proceeded to fall out of his mouth and rest on his sweatshirt for about 15 minutes even after he woke up. He also did something I have never seen someone do. He very slowly took some toilet paper and rolled it up like a joint. He then moistened one end and started to clean/wipe inside his eyelids. It was all very strange.

After that epic train ride I met my good friend Joe downtown for some hanging and drinks. It was good to see Joe especially since I live far away and he is moving way out in the burbs in st. Louie. We ended up at some college bar called Skeeters (I think). The beer was cheap for Chicago and they had a giant jenga setup. It was amazing. This picture does not do it justice.

This weekend is going to be rough because I don't have cable and duh the Puppy Bowl is on Sunday. I'll try to make the best of it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

What day it is

I started to doubt that Chicago had the season I have come to know as winter, but I think it finally arrived. Which is fine. There was some snow the other day.  It was very pretty and I didn't have to drive anywhere so I'm all for anything that meets those two criteria.  The puppies seem to enjoy it too. I think they have been bored so anything new is very exciting.

I have been soooo busy with work that I barely know what day it is. Nothing too bad though. Just busy.

I thought for a few minutes about trying to buy Coachella tickets. Refused & Godspeed! You Black Emperor among many others will be there, but I've been there before and I'm hoping they will make their way to Chicago.  I feel like I love most Swedish things except for most of the food (stinkheads). 

This was uber boring, but I'm trying to get in the practice of writing again.. so deal with it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I went on a roof in Lakeview. It pretty much ruled.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Couch in the Bathroom

One of my favorite things lately has been listening to Beach House in the shower. That might sound very depressing, but for reals y'all. I like it. It is very relaxing. When I was getting out of the shower tonight I was thinking that the only thing better than this shower would be to have a couch to sit on in the bathroom. A bathroom couch preserves the calm feeling going on in the shower just a little longer. You could sit and listen to music, read a book, take a nap...the options are endless. Maybe it is like a sauna, but a little more comfortable. Unfortunately my bathroom couch dream is not happening any time soon because the bathroom in this apartment is way small.

In a lot of ways I feel like I'm back in college in this Chicago apartment. It is smaller than my house in St. Louis, there is no dishwasher, we don't have cable TV, I walk everywhere and I vomit from being drunk every night. Ok not every night, but I did have a drink or ten at a dinner partay on Sunday night. It was a good time. I don't miss the cable TV at all. I would prefer to have a dishwasher, but the good thing about no dishwasher is more opportunities to listen to music. I would like a couch in my kitchen too.

I have been working like a dog lately. Well a motivated dog would be more like it since my dogs sleep about 20 hours a day. Other than working I have been going on dog walks, trying to work out at the Cheetah Gym and watching Netflix. Just finished Bored to Death season 2. It just got cancelled which sucks, but was expected because things that appeal to me get cancelled.

Hey XXXmas is coming. See you there Jeebus.

emergency pudding