Thursday, June 23, 2005

It's gotta be the shoes

I just voted in the Sneaker Tournament. But what about the Air Jordan IV??? I used to dream of having a pair of those when I was in middle school. I saw a pair for $150 or so in New York a few years ago...and I should've bought them especially since they go for much more on eBay.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


As a kid in the 80s, I used to be a huge baseball fan - specifically a Tigers fan. I actually remember when they used to be good with the likes of Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, and Kirk Gibson. Being a huge Tigers fan, it was also ingrained in my head that .367 was Ty Cobb's career batting average - although today I see that it's actually .366.

Anyway, 367 is another very, very minor significant number today as it was 367 days ago I moved from the great college town(s) of Chapel Hill-Carrboro to the great city of Chicago. I can't believe that it's already been a year. I miss Chapel Hill a lot, but I continue to absolutely love living in Chicago. If somehow I could combine the OC with the CC, it would be near-perfect. Maybe combine the North Carolina winter and spring with the Chicago summer. Maybe pick up the whole city of Chicago and place it on top of Raleigh and Durham. Or maybe transplant WXYC to Wicker Park and give it 5000 watts. I don't know. I've always said that if I were to get sick of living in a large city like Chicago, I would look directly at a liberal college town like Chapel Hill, although there's something intriguing about California and Oregon. I can't wait until my last day of work on June 30th, when I'll be off until mid-August. I'll be hitting North Carolina in mid-July.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Alfalfa City

Ever since the kids have gotten out of school for the summer, I've been so fucking bored at work, with very little to do until next week when I'll be bombarded with work until the end of this month.

There's only so much I can do to kill time, especially with the firewall blocking various websites. So I've been killing most of my time being a nerd on Wikipedia, reading about various and random things from Swatch watches to New Trier High School to Bob Probert and more.

I also read about Chicago and various cities and towns across this country and the world and found out that Chicago is one of three US cities (NYC and LA being the other two) that are Alpha World-Class (Full Service) cities, at least according to the somewhat subjective criteria set by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network (GaWC). I find the list interesting, but I was suprised by some of the "rankings." Like, WHERE'S ST. LOUIS?!?! The strip clubs of East St. Louis have to account for something.