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.

xoxo,

Mike

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


Same


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


Again


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


Same


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


Tim


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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