Monday, January 30, 2006

The Immortals Are Laughing At You. (Pics)

I've been spending most of my weekend thinking. Thinking pretty much about everything. I've been studying. Been working on my art. Working on my finances. Where in the world I would like to travel to complete my final yearly goal. So, I've been listening to music and reading books. Doing quite a bit of soul searching by being a hermit. A recluse.

Tonight, I will head over to Cleo's for Monday Knight Klub-Chicago Chapter for some wings. Alice said she wanted to go and I'll give Nummerdor a call after he's done with work. That's really it. I've paid the rent today and all my other chores are done. Monday is really the best day of my weekend. It's like a Sunday where everything is open and nothing is too busy...

Here are some pics. Nothing much. Just thought many of you haven't seen my place and all yet. Soon to be featured in Better Homes & Gardens...

This is the livingroom. Notice the decor. I call it "Broke." The TV stand and coffee table are homemade. The couch, rug, wine holder, and table in the bottom right corner are found. The "Chouch," (half-chair, half-couch) is a mystery to me. Comfy as hell though. Legend has it that is was sold as a "Nintendo Chair" in the late 1980's. Proof one man's garbage is another man's treasure.

This is the kitchen. Nothing too remarkable about it.

Here's my room. My old computer on it's fancy computer desk. A painting. A couple of pictures of kids I found in a dumpster behind a store while walking home drinking and the Brown Line was closed. The little German flag above the closet is from the German-American Parade in Lincoln Square when I first moved back to Chicago.

My room again.

This is the OPEN exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. It's really cool. There's all sorts of TV's and information and diagrams and blueprints and stuff all over. Makes me kind of wish I went into architecture.

A ground level view of the OPEN exhibit.

A elevation view of the OPEN exhibit.

Since I have a master's degree in Nonprofit Management, they decided that part of my job should be to handle giving donations to local schools and charities for fundraisers. I'll get a request, sign a couple of forms, and ship them out a package for a silent auction or whatever. One request was for a school band and this was their logo, a lion playing the big ass drum. To me, this is the best kind of art there is.

That's all from the "Paris on the Prairie." I hope everyone is doing alright. Hopefully, I will more interesting pictures next time. Unfortunately, the last time I went out I didn't have my camera because I had to recharge the batteries. Tis pity.



Tuesday, January 24, 2006

As Promised: Chicago Pics Late Dec-Present-CAPTIONED

Happy B-Day Audrey!

You look great wearing burgers

Bonnie Blair - Olympian Speed Skater

More Bonnie with kids

This is what my art has to compete with in the office. I should just admit defeat

Charniece's new tattoo

Work Christmas party with Whiskey and golf

More golf

Christmas party moved to Su Casa

Chicago looks beautiful in fresh snow

Work was so slow, I created this on my cabinet. It's an office supply Chicago skyline.

Hello Danielle.

The Darkroom on Monday Night Klub-Chicago Chapter

Playing pool at Darkroom

The greatest piece of jewerly ever. It's a dog ring. With my discount, it's only $5

I imagine him as a detective circa 1925 just waiting for a dame to come in to give him a case. That or else he ate the detective and is waiting to eat the dame when she comes in...

Elizabeth at Clio's eatting a giant salad when she should be eatting wings

Me, Noah, and Frances at the Damen stop Brown Line


Noah and I failing to take one decent shot together

France's giant hand

Frances at the Two-Way

Bathroom at Two-Way

Harold Washington Library

Rem Koolhaas piece for Mies Van Der Rohe

Koolhass at IIT

Koolhaas at IIT

Me at Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House

Audrey at the same exact place

Frank Lloyd Wright's interior at the Rookery

Again at the Rookery

The Hulk has finally tamed the beast

I don't think Jenny can bring that bottle on the street. Or can she?

Josh and Simone

What do liberals hate? Is it talk radio? Is it wind? Is it the wind from talk radio? Is this from Grand Rapids?

You can't turn down the love robot

Dad and the Grizzly Bear on the L

I don't think the Grizzly Bear knows who I am

Oh sweet Mutiny. You provide so much for so little.

My office on my first day of work. I had to throw everything out. Imagine this totally different

You know the singing noctural animals from the Mountain Dew commercial. I saw this in there and thought it looked like someone I knew. Strange...

New Years at Club Foot

Laia at Club Foot

New Years at Innertown

Elizabeth on New Years


Anne and I at Innertown

Roberto at the Swank Frank on New Years

Elizabeth and Anne at People Tapas on New Years

New Years profile pic for Elizabeth.

Suddenly on New Years, the camera was turned on me. I'm now a violent criminal

Roberto at Club Foot


I don't know what Anne's doing here

Roberto needs to stop playing with the noisemakers

Laia and Anne on New Years at Club Foot

Matt and Roberto with noisemakers

A pigeon bonfire I found while on a scavenger hunt for work

accidental pictures are sometimes best

Neighborhood represent

Roberto right before he killed me

Roberto after he killed me

Roberto just before he sucked the blood out of Michelle's neck

Robert's amazing scorpion clock

A peace protest with shoes at Federal Plaza

Jenny making snow angels

The weirdest snowblower/plow thing ever

Tim and Laia


Harassing Tim still

I can't say. Just trust me. It's funny.

Waiting for the bus in Wicker Park

On the way to the bus

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