Saturday, July 08, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
"I can eat and drink for free in Chicago. What's better than that?"
- Ozzie Guillen, manager of the Chicago White Sox
Actually, there are very very few things better than that, if you know Chicago - hands down, the best restaurant town in the United States. What, New York and San Francisco? Great restaurant cities, yes - but nowhere near Chicago, trust me on this.
North Jersey comes close.
Now is the best time to be there. Before it gets really humid, its almost like California.
Yeah, Im missing Chicago. I should be on a greyhound bus right now.
Heh, if I win the lotto - even a few grand, thats what id be doing.
My brain is bushed, not that Im complaining, mind you. Although ive been sleeping till whenever I want to, Ive also been shooting in parades, crowds and cold. Ive used my gloves more in the past few weeks than I have in a year.
My hands, feet and nuts are taking their own sweet time to warm up.
In anticipation for... something.. Ive prepped and upgraded my computer equipment, a logistical headache, as swapping drives, reinstalling apps, settings take a bit of time.
Not that Im complaining, mind you. Really.
Ive got a feeling the easy part is over and now the real work starts.
As I reinstalled apps after putting in the new hard drive, I was too lazy to go into my stack of CD's to find a clean version of an essential app. So, I downloaded what I needed.
Then I violated computer rule number #5.. scan every questionable file you download. I didnt.
Good thing my antivirus automatically scans my drive every morning, and lo - one of the files, sneaky bugger, had dropped a trojan horse on my system.
On my brand new drive. Grr.
Monday, July 03, 2006
Sunday, July 02, 2006
You think you're ready to go to the next level in your creative work. When you're ready, you'll be doing it. See if there's not something more you can learn, a step missed or a person you need to know.
To say you're driven is an understatement. Besides, it feels more like your special project is driving you. The night could find you toiling upward while others sleep, so tomorrow, it appears as though you've taken flight.
I didnt expect to be wowed and moved by this flick. Its not The Incredibes, and 2 year olds can spot the plot lines before the movie even starts, but its got great in-jokes (hint: Pixar is in Emeryville), fantastic details and the scenery is AMAZING.
This movie has heart.
And good jokes if you pay attention: "Im having more fun than a tornado in a trailer park!"
(Stay through the closing credits for some great in-jokes.)
I was on my way to the Dyke March, long planned, so I didnt go the one block over to catch this when I heard the shots fired.
Apparently they shot a drug dealer who didnt stop his car when challenged. The shots sounded like construction plywood boards falling. I think every cop within 2 miles responded, some even running in from foot patrols.