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Tag Archives: chicago

Tag Archives: chicago


365/365 – Good Night

Part of my job at Conan is to stand in the isle of the studio audience during the commercial breaks.  Not too sure of the purpose other than keeping an eye out for people taking pictures or recording the show.  The few times I’ve done […]

I mean, really, how did he know?

349/365 – A Little Midwest Wisdom

Well, yesterday was my birthday but today is my partaaaay day.  What!  What!  Yeaaaaaa BOOOOYYYYE!  I’m getting all 1990 in this shit! Okay.  That’s over.  For now.  I can’t promise what will happen later tonight when I’ve had a few.  See, tonight I’m meeting some […]


315/365 – Driving Motivation

When I was living in Chicago, going out was no problem.  If I was invited anywhere, I would just hop in my bike, a bus or the train and whip on down to said bar/apartment/eatery/theatre/snuff film shoot . . . you know, anywhere where my presence […]


305/365 – Serrano Ave

All things change . . . positions.  Or, nothing stays put for long.  Um . . . to every thing, turn, turn, turn . . .  Damn it.  I’m saying it’s moving day, for crying out loud.  YES, another move.  So many moves.  Moves every […]


296/365 – Bumper Kissing

We all know . . . you hate Los Angeles. Seriously.  I get it.  You saw a comedian make jokes about LA or walked Hollywood Blvd once when you were 8 and made up your mind.  You probably saw Down and Out in Beverly Hills […]


273/365 – Wanted: Mediocre 60s Style Apartment Lacking Charm

The big difference between apartment hunting in Los Angels and Chicago is the amount of time you have to give yourself to find a place.  In Chicago, it’s not unheard of to start looking for an apartment 5 week before your move in date.  The […]


258/365 – Final Prep

Pat and I ran around Omaha all day today, doing our best to get Dad’s surprise party off the ground.  Grocery shopping, buying kiddie party favors, a model battleship with paints . . . you know, planing a 70 year old’s birthday party.  Then we […]

Progressive considers this a preexisting condition.

257/365 – Car Troubles and Pedestrian Traffic Patterns

People and cars are idiots.  the whole lot of em.  If you’re one of these two things, you’re probably an idiot . . . unless you’re not an idiot.  (Yogi Berra!)  Or if you’re a People Car — then you have a really weird life/car […]

Us and the home we had made in Chicago.

235/365 – The Trip-Day 1: Goodbye Chicago

Anxiety, god damn it.  Having a truck filled with your life’s belongings is a time bomb for anxiety.  Having it parked on a public street turns that time bomb into a WMD.  What I’m saying is I didn’t sleep much last night.  I just kept […]

Plus now I have time to make this sweet box fort!

233/365 – Final Prep

I’ve never been a procrastinator when it comes to big projects.  I need to start early and work in spurts.  Cramming is just not me.  Lot’s of people say they work best when working under pressure — especially time constraints.  I think that is bullshit. […]

Thank you Chicago Urinals for being there when we needed you the most.

231/365 – Miss Murphy’s & Sons

God damn.  I’m writing this post the day after our going away party and I can not remember a thing.  I was super drunk.  Supposedly I yelled at a bunch of fat girls and a cop — at the same time and almost got beat […]


229/365 – Time with Friends

When I left New York, I spent my final week trying to fit in every last tourist attraction I had neglected to see.  The Met.  Various restaurants.  The Statue of Liberty.  We had a going away party and it was fun but I felt like […]

Mischievous drunk.

228/365 – Cubs Win?

Eleven years ago I was living in New York City.  I was involved in a long distance relationship that had no end in site and I was deciding if I was gonna leave New York for greener pastures in Chicago.  The girl I was dating […]


218/365 – Master of Fine Arts

2:20am.  Reeling from a night of dancing and drinking at a wedding – slightly intoxicated and knowing that I have to awake at 6am to get ready to become a Master of Fine Arts (Graduation), I get this nebulous text message from Tammer The Hammer […]


180/365 – Back to Reality

This will be short.  After 5 weeks of hob-nobbing with entertainment professionals and pitching to producers, coming back to Chicago and trying to get North Face to take me back on the payroll is kind of a let down.  I also have an interview with […]

Chicago sign

178/365 – Sweet Home Chicago!

Listen.  I don’t have time to write anything special for you, my dear readers.  I just got home surprising Megan after being gone for 6 weeks.  So I’m just giving you a video.  Enjoy.  I have 6 weeks to catch up with Megan . . […]


157/365 – Cubs Win The World Series

After ten and a half years in Chicago, you discover certain things that make you a “true” Chicagoan.  It seeps into your blood and permeates your sweat.   There’s the litte things, like the fact that you never use ketchup on a hot dog, or […]

That tomato will never know more happiness as Tammer ends it's existence.

38/365 – Tammer the Hammer! Part 2. THE PARRY

To read Tammer the Hammer: Part 1, click here. When we last left Tammer the Hammer, he had made his digital mark on the Chicago scene with his MySpace page.  Can he live up to the hype . . . Muscle Milk and Billy Blanks […]