Friday, October 24, 2008

elephant and castle again

trying to calm my nerves after a long week of work and poll wacthing. i don't know about you, but I'm ready for this election to be over.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

America Hating Liberal

If I hate this country so much (which I must because I count myself as a liberal - and I'm pretty elitist to boot) why don't I just move? I ask myself that more and more it seems. But as the election comes closer, the more I see the GOP showing what I feel I've always known were the true colors of those who wan to sensor speech, take away choice and think if you don't believe in their God then you're wrong. Despite what they say, the McCain/Palin rallies aren't getting any nicer, as was reported at the Huffington Post today. I don't kid myself that Obama can fix everything. But I can't say that I'll be sticking around for long after January if he somehow doesn't win.

Monday, October 20, 2008


is a good thing...but can be a pain in the ass.

Possibly reverting back to the Stone Age

I have a rather long and involved tale about my cell phone where the one I had, and hate, was roaming all the time while Mr. H.'s phone had perfectly good, non-roaming service, so I go and get a new phone cause it's been two years and I'm that kind of consumer only to have it get NO service (not even a roam) in and around our apartment (meanwhile Mr. H. has downloaded NFL live and is watching the Brown's game "totally awesome" on his phone) go back to the store twice more and call customer service twice - all to no avail. Apparently some tower is down and I either have a phone that doesn't have a very strong antenna or I suddenly (but not Mr. H.) live in a rural area that doesn't get great reception. I've been told they are working to restore the tower, that and a $40 refund on my bill (which I basically had to beg for) have placated me for the time being. If the phone is still not working in my abode by the end of the week, I may go back eight or so years and be sans cell phone. You people know my work and home numbers. Seriously, is it that important?

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday night at the bar

I've had a couple of comments about my lack of blogging lately. So
this is for you D and Mr. H.

I'm with Mr. H at Elephant and Castle on Adams. There are a bunch of gourds adorning the bar. Mr. H thinks they look phallic. I think they look festive. Maybe if I have a few more beers.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Thoughts

First Thought
What is up with the Cubs? I mean seriously? On the plus side, if they lose their next game at least they didn't draw it out and get all of our hopes really up. I mean, I know it's a lot to ask of the universe to let an insignificant bunch of over paid boys that never figured out how to get a real job to win to lift the spirits of fans who, let's face it, mostly just like to go to the run down ballpark to drink. But it's been 100 years. I've been a Cubs fan (sure maybe not the most devoted fan, but a fan still) since 1984. Even 20 plus years is a lot of time not to win anything. But hey, whatever. If they actually do manage to win this year or the next or ever, in a weird way they will cease to be the Cubs and then what will we do?

Second Thought
I've about had it with the people who roll through stop signs and hate to wait for pedestrians to cross the street. Last night on my way home I was fully within my right to begin crossing the street when the car on the other side of the intersection gunned it (and he had a really loud muffler so it made it even that much worse) and then swerved around me as I had not yet actually made it across the street much less past the midway point. I don't think I was really in any danger of getting hit rather so much as forcing this guy to wait a few extra seconds to get wherever he was going. I'm sure it was the emergency room or something like that and his total display of douchery was completely necessary.

Third Thought
TGIF - I know, corny but totally true.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hair cut

I got my hair cut last night. My hair dresser, Bathsheba (I know ... right?), she's opening up her own salon, Sparrow, but her landlord didn't get a permit to do work on the facade so they got a stop work order and now instead of cutting hair in her new nifty hair salon she's and her partner are working out of a friend's art gallery on Milwaukee in the middle of Bucktown/Wicker Park. Contrary to Mr. H.'s popular belief, it is not in a basement. It is however, fairly basic, just a chair and some mirrors. No shampooing, so coloring, no perms (not that I think she'd give me a perm even if I begged, but who knows...maybe next time when I go in I'll ask if she can perm my hair). Anyway, the up side is that I get pretty basic hair cuts and she's charging less than she normally does since she's obviously not a fully functioning hair salon. However, now that she's the owner of her own salon, do I not need to tip her anymore? Once, a long long time ago, I went to a place and had my hair cut by the owner and he said I didn't need to tip him because he was the owner and you don't tip the owner. I don't want to offend her by tipping. So if you have any ideas, let me know.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

OMG - I'm so bored of running

I may or may not do this Higgins Half Marathon I've been training for. The good news is I didn't have to pay anything to sign up so I'm not out any money. The bad news is if I don't do it I'll feel more than just a little guilty. I'm not saying it's totally off yet, just that it's hard to continue to train. I haven't done a long run since the Walter Payton run and it's really hard to get up early on a Sunday morning and go run 8 or 9 or 10 miles. But I'm not saying I'm done yet. Just thinking about being done. I'm going to run tonight and tomorrow night and see how I feel. And if on Sunday I manage to get myself out and run 8 miles then maybe everything will be OK. I'll keep you posted.

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