Friday, February 29, 2008

060/366 - Horsie


Thursday, February 28, 2008

059/366 - *gulp*


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

058/366 - Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

057/366 - Light grid

Light grid

Monday, February 25, 2008

056/366 - CTA haiku

CTA haiku 2

Sunday, February 24, 2008

055/366 - Not smart

Not smart

The weather in Chicago was relatively nice for February. The key words in that last sentence were "relatively" and "for February." Apparently the high temperature this afternoon was in the upper 30's. Compared to recent weather that's nice. But, really, it's not all that warm.

I arrived at the Starbucks on the corner of Lawrence and Broadway a little after 1:00 pm. From the time I arrived until the time I left a few hours later there was a steady stream of people who were coming in to get warm drinks who were waiting to get into the Riviera for a concert tonight. It seemed as if most of these people did not have coats on. Many wore just hoodies, some had only short sleeves. They came in to get a warm beverage and/or use the restroom, then went back out and stood in line. I'm guessing doors were at 5:00, so some of these people were there for a few hours. Without a coat.

As I said, it's nice day for February, but...

I've stood in line before general admission shows many times. Most of the venues I go to have coat checks (I don't recall if the Riviera does or not), or I try to get in early so I'm along the barrier and can lay my coat on it. At first I thought maybe I'm getting old, but even at a young age I don't think I stood in line for a show in winter without a coat. What are these kids thinking?

Clearly I took this picture from inside the Starbucks, given that you can see the dirty window marks in the shot.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

054/366 - Thank goodness

Thank goodness

Friday, February 22, 2008

053/366 - Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile

Thursday, February 21, 2008

052/366 - Salmon


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

051/366 - Huh?


Yes, I am aware that this is a truly terrible photo. I was on the phone between periods, and when I looked up, this is what I saw. What is going on here? I mean, I know it was some sort of contest, but by the time I looked up I was unable to determine exactly what was happening. I'm guessing they had to get a puck in the net? I did actually see that one dude fall down. They had their backs to me, and when I first saw them, given their shape, I thought it might have been some sort of sausage race thing. From behind they look like the sausages!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

050/366 - Skull


Monday, February 18, 2008

049/366 - Car parts

Car parts

Sunday, February 17, 2008

048/366 - Left right

Left right

Saturday, February 16, 2008

047/366 - Night train

Night train

Friday, February 15, 2008

046/366 - Who did that?

Who did that?

How does this happen?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

045/366 - Valentine's day 2008

Valentine's day 2008

Often when you make grand plans for special occasions they end in disappointment. So what did my boyfriend and I do to celebrate Valentine's day? We had one beer each at a dive bar we hadn't been to before. And it was relaxed and nice and we were happy.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

044/366 - Under the chair

Under the chair

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

043/366 - Caution: Watch for falling ice

Caution: Watch for falling ice

Normally I am okay with winter, but I'm ready for spring.

Monday, February 11, 2008

042/366 - Not again

Not again

Sunday, February 10, 2008

041/366 - brrr


It's just a thin piece of glass, but it's what separates me from the warmth of my apartment and the frigid temperatures outside. I haven't left the apartment yet today, and I have no plans to leave for the rest of the day.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

040/366 - Touched Up

Touched Up

This is a horrible picture on my part, but I'm not left handed, nor could I see the screen, I was in bad lighting, and I was in a hurry to take it because the battery was about to die. At least it is clear.

Friday, February 08, 2008

039/366 - Academia


Thursday, February 07, 2008

038/366 - Pumpkin ravioli + stout = yum

pumpkin ravioli + stout = yum

Tonight we went to the Uncommon Ground in Edgewater for the second time. The first time was for brunch, this time it was for dinner. I think I could eat this pumpkin ravioli every day and not get sick of it. Yum!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

037/366 - Snowy Courtyard

Snowy courtyard

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Are you watching JBTV?

I used to watch JBTV all the time when I was much younger, but somewhere along the line I stopped. I happened to catch it again a few weeks ago. I didn't even realize it was still on the air, but it is. So imagine my delight when I found Chicagoist's interview with Jerry Bryant!

036/366 - Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday

Dear Mother Nature,

I was happy to see that you decided to give us a couple of warm days to melt all of that snow you dumped on us last week.

Slick streets

It was very nice of you to get it out of the way for us, even if it meant having to break the Olympic long jump record in order to cross the street because of the several-inches-deep puddles of slush and muddy water at every street corner.

So what is this I'm hearing about you sending us another foot of snow over the next 24 hours? Just as you melt our snow you replace it? And I was thinking you were being nice to us.

Do you have bipolar disorder? Perhaps it's time for you to seek professional help.


Monday, February 04, 2008

035/366 - Lobster and speaker

Lobster and speaker

This is what one is reduced to taking pictures of when they are home sick.

What a weird time to be working

Last night we went to my friends' home to watch the Super Bowl. Around 7:30, I think during a commercial, I looked out the window and this is what I saw:


If you look closely on the platforms you will see people. Working on a crane.

At 7:30 on a Sunday night.

In a snowstorm.

During the Super Bowl.


I'm very glad I didn't have to do that. As if it wasn't bad enough that it was on Super Bowl Sunday, can you imagine climbing up on that thing in the snow? We watched them for a while, climbing up and down between platforms in the snow. That didn't look like fun.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

034/366 - Looking down

Looking down

Saturday, February 02, 2008

033/366 - Boomer


Friday, February 01, 2008

032/366 - Main street - clear; side street - not so much

Main street - clear; side street - not so much