Monday, December 17, 2007

Pro Model Skillz

Originally uploaded by tek77
Schweet photos @ Tim's flickr.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I am part hippie, being from Oregon, so this is exciting for me.

My kombucha is starting to grow. Took a while, I didn't know anyone with a baby so I tried finding a real chunky Synergy bottle to start with; it worked. It is supposed to aid the liver and fight cancer; personally, like many health products, I'm not totally convinced it does anything but I find the process to be fun and incredibly cheaper than buying it.

I'll have some tips later for making a good brew.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Goodbye Apartment

My apartment building in Bucktown got sold to be turned into yet more condos. It was a slum for the most part and my new place is a step up, but I really liked my bedroom window. The ivy sprung up over the summer, starting to grow through to the inside. I hope it takes over and tears the building down.

eBay Find

In my continued search for a bitchin' poncho, I came across this.

Planet Unicorn Heyyy

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Halstead Halloween Parade

Winner of hottest couple!!!
(The one on the left dresses like that all of the time...)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pokemon Pikachu iPod Nano

Looking like a toy I had in middle school, me thinks the new iPod won't age well. Also reminds me of a bathroom tile...

Monday, October 08, 2007


Downtown from Broadway Bridge

Ace Hotel fire escape

Homeless Party Crasher

This dude scared the shit out of me.

"You can't sleep on our porch."
"That's not exactly what I was doing."

I finally got back to Oregon for a week-long visit to Portland/Eugene. Didn't get to see everyone I wanted, but just hanging out and taking it easy was fantastico. It's already the wet, grey fall/winter while still in the 80s back in Chicago but I did get in a really nice bike ride along the river from St. Johns to the Broadway bridge.

Great food.


The most food I've ever had at one time. $200 of groceries delivered from; SO many plastic bags. Groceries cost about the same as at Jewel, though hippy food isn't as cheap as at Trader Joes. Search for online coupon codes.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Boys and Their Dolls

My friend Carey is in town for a few days; we had to go to his favorite 3-floor doll store...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ebay Find of the Week

Someone find me a shirt like this in a grow'd human size:

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ebay Find of the Week

A lot of educational/Christian film strips from the 50's. Link.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bowling & Biking

I biked to the south side to hand in a job application. No luck finding any mob hang-outs.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Meet Bruiser

Chicago, get ready for a natural disaster:

Watch out if you see me coming your way on this bad boy; I will cut you up with rays of broken space-time.

(Schwinn Le Tour 10 speed $100

Slumber Pod 2R: Upgrade

Finished painting ma' sleep-space room. Ready and perched for spying on neighbors' barbecues.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Art Party: 22373003 (boobless)

I found myself at a photo-art opening/daytime party Sunday. It was in a converted loft apartment somewhere south of Humboldt Park - there was a great view of the city skyline - along with the hosts' tits, all over the walls. Her tits in a industrial freezer, her tits at a steel mill, her tits in front of a laundromat, etc. She was very charming.

And plenty of fondue fountain poo poos.

I now feel the need to cover my walls with giant photos of myself.

Slumber Pod 2R: Brilliant Sea

One of the bedrooms looks like someone was locked in with a pink highlighter while on a mushroom trip. There was some sort of elephant and lots of thought bubbles drawn all over. I wish to claim it for my own because it has a view of something other than a wall and is closer to the gas space heater when the time comes for that.

There was a hole in the wall as well; pre move-in inspection by the landlord must have missed that - and the fact the wall is completely crumbling to pieces. A couple coats of Brilliant Sea will hopefully keep chunks of lead paint and asbestos off my head while I'm sleeping.

I'm thinking Valley Mist for the living room...

Slumber Pod 2R: Deck

A nice surprise is the view off of the back deck:And it tells the time!

(To the left of this photo is a richy rich older gentleman/younger wife/childs'zes house which I thought was a parking garage at first because it's that ugly and they are rarely home. Perfect kitchen view, though, I've never seen them more than snack and never together. Buy your happiness richies, C'MON! I suspect they have a pool on the roof, or they should... satellite photos are unclear).

Slumber Pod 2R: Before

I have arrived in Chicago to an empty, deliciously yellow apartment with the dog smell accompaniment. All of the doorways are arched and awkwardly doored with folding closet doors. The bathroom has a good amount of tile missing from the floor and a wall exposing water-rotted drywall. But honestly it looks better than when I came to look at it while the last tenant was still here, as you can tell by the yellow, he had terrible taste. I remember a really bad painting of a taxi cab on the wall he must have pulled inspiration from.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bee-utiful Spring!

Good Weather + Bike ride + Boku Ebay bucks + L33t r0XX0r ownage of Shadowfang Keep + Running into somone at the store who I don't hate = Good day in Eugene

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Orygun Tyme Agun

My return to Oregon has been a glorious one... I feel like my time in Eugene is akin to limbo, time seems to pass with little importance and nothing gets done. Hoo-ray for friends.

The last apartment I looked at in Chicago, on the way to the airport no less, turned out to be a dirty gem in Bucktown: beautiful views of brick walls through little windows, no doors and a little porch, but nice and big inside and just where I wanted it. I have not lived on my own since my first studio in Portland (quite an emotional disaster) but I look forward to the privacy and control over my domain. I am worried about furnishing the place but have been checking out I-go and Zipcar, or perhaps I should just get a hot bum bike set-up?

I move in April and can not bring much with me... This could be a disaster.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Bright Windows

Train Trip

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24 Hours On a Train

I have 10 more hours until I arrive back in Chicago from visiting Portland, Maine for a week. I have not taken Amtrak since I was little and only for a short trip from Eugene to Portland. I save $80 by not flying; but with 10 hours left, ask me later if it was worth it. At least I am getting in some Amtrak points. They need internets on these trains.

I briefly saw Boston at a transfer and said goodbye to New England; I didn’t get to see much of Boston but the "bomb threat" by Aqua Teen Hunger Force really left me frightened for my safety...

Trains always seem to amaze. Their lack of security, speed... as I write this we have just stopped and are being inspected by border patrol. I didn’t realize people risked freezing to death swimming across the great lakes. Exciting. If you are an illegal and get stopped on a train, just pretend to be in a deep snoring sleep; someone is using that technique a few rows back. Or take a bus.

Somehow I got sat next to the one other hipster on the train; he also is moving to Chicago to start anew - from Minneapolis; and yes, according to him, Prince does live there and does have yard sales and you can pay to hang out with him. Why would you ever leave? Unfortunately my social awkwardness only got me that far in conversation. So much for a chat-a-thon.

Chicago 1.0