Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Am I Butch Cassidy? Or the Sundance Kid?

Sorry this has been so irregular lately (SME), but my computer doesn't communicate with the internets anymore. I guess 8 year old computers are too old...


Tyler and Cliff on the booze cruise at my work. Thanks to everyone for coming out. Your drinking on a boat gave scholarship money to kids who want to be architects!


Matt posing for his next MySpace picture.


The kids are learning stuff.


Mike & Brooke


Chicago from Lake Michigan.


Here's a series of photos...
Mike Kraus thinks, "Hmmmm... This would make a good picture."


"Mike, look at the camera. No, don't wave. You can't see Brooke."


"Sorry Mike. I didn't mean to be mean about it..."


You're a sharp man Mr. Cliff...


Tyler, a toast to your new apartment. When are we having a housewarming party?


Speeding by Navy Pier


Coming back down the Chicago River with the new Trump Tower being constructed straight ahead.


Califone at West Fest a couple of blocks from my apartment


The Ponys


More Pony action


More...


Matt, Nate, and Mike at the Whirleyway. Welcome to Chicago Nate. You are more proof that I have friends from Muskegon moving to Chicago once a week...


Hanging out on the Bloomingdale Trail


More BT action


Well, Megan and I wanted to go to this antique/flea market thing. It ended up being some shady shit at the projects. Nothing good to buy either. So, we headed to Little Italy for a festival. But, the baseball park was on the way and ended up going to see the Sox. I believe Sundays are the lamest days in baseball. Last week's Cub's game was "American Girl Night" and it was "Kid's / Spirit Day" for the Sox. Anyway, we saw Bobby Jenks tie the record for retiring batters. Second milestone baseball game I've seen at a week...


Looking out of The Cell toward the outfield.


Nothing like watching a game in 100+ degree heat and fighting Sox fans because we had seats in the shade.


Looking toward downtown from the Cell


My favorite dental sign in Logan Square


Frances, Noah, Karli, Megan, and I went to see Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid at Grant Park.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Join Me On the Lake (TONIGHT!)

First things first. We have a fundraiser at work tonight on the boat. It's a lot of fun. So, if you are interested, please email me at MKraus@architecture.org or just come on down! Here's the info:
What: Boat Booze Cruise When: Today at 6:30pm - 9pm Where: Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Why: It's a good cause and there is tons of food, and an OPEN BAR, and a DJ. How Much: $20 - to cover the cost of booze (still cheaper than our regular cruise that doesn't include booze)

On to what I've been doing!

How do you like my new wheels? I don't actually own this, but if you want to get me one for my birthday, it's on Saturday, October 13th... We had an ice cream social at work! I ate like a fat kid... Here's about half of the people at last weeks BBQ at the Murder House. Tomorrow, we'll probably have it in the yard since we are running out of room on the porch. I'll be late tomorrow since I have a meeting until 7pm...
Yes, that is Nick Fucking Butner at the BBQ.
Check out Alice's new tattoo!

Rich, Megan's brother, came to Chicago for Lollapolooza and stayed at the Sofitel. Swanky! Karli's brother, Adam, was at my apartment. Fancy! Now that Matt and Tyler have their own apartment, I've moved into Matt's room. Not completely, but near. Here's my new 'zine display! Thanks Billy of Loop Distro! Went to the Cubs game and saw Soriano tear a ligiment. Something I am sure will cause the 1st place Cubs to not make it to the playoffs. Also, Tom Glavine of the Mets won his 300th game. Something only 24 other pitchers have ever done (I think). Good times! 3rd base line at Wrigley Field. 1st base line at Wrigley Field. Derrick Lee up to bat. An old timey band played three rows behind me. I saw the banjo guy outside the stadium before the game screaming at the security "BUT, I NEED TO GET INTO THE GAME WITH MY BANJO!" Yes he did! You can get me this car. I like cars with sirens. If I get that car, I would get it repaired at this shop.
 While I waiting for my car to be fixed, I'd eat here and stare at the artwork of soccer players blocking hamburgers...





I hope everyone had a good time in Chicago for Lollapolooza. I liked seeing everyone. Frances, I hope you liked your $5 meal! xoxo, Mike

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