Up to my old tricks

Well, I'm back. I've neglected this blog for long enough and now that my life has returned to normal (whatever that means), I can start new.

First, with my move to Chicago from DC, I plan to back away from the political slant. I read today that Political Blogs are the #1 category of blogs and political blog readers are the most intense! I believe it, there's a lot to be intense about. BUT, I don't think I can bring the information or well-spoken opinion like other, more established political blogs, so instead I'll discuss things I know about, namely being 24 in Chicago and doing the things I do....movies, books, concerts, bars, shopping.

I will say that I'm thinking more and more about selling something online. I just don't have quite the right idea YET.

Chicago is awesome thus far and I really can't say I miss my old friends, maybe because I didn't have many. I miss Tony and Ryan and Sheila and Kyle. There you go guys!

I saw my friend Lauren in Ellen Under Glass, a House Theatre production, last night at Gallery 37. It was REALLY good with music and dance incorporated into the script. Lauren played a fallen angel who helped keep the story's character's in their respective places (heaven, black mountain/purgatory, or the town). About an hour long and $15, it was a perfect date night for me and Jason in the city. We went to drinks with Lauren, Ian (her friend from another class), Devon (lead singer in the play), and his two friends. Lots of fun!


Bush says trust "my government"

The latest attempt by Bush and Co. to squash a growing bi-partisan chorus of doubts about the UAE port deal is laughable. From the Washington Post today:

"This wouldn't be going forward if we were not certain that our ports would be secure," Bush said at a Cabinet meeting. "The more people learn about the transaction that has been scrutinized and approved by my government, the more they will be comforted that our ports will be secure."

So Bush is certain, but can't say who or when the deal was made? Heck, he supposedly didn't even know about the deal until he started listening to the media!

And what's with "my government"? Did we give it to him? Does he own it? Is he king?


Idea Origination

A friend once told me he had two uninspired ideas in his life. Is anything uninspired? Discuss.

Everything Progressive

Everything Progressive

The idea of being relevant -
Quite a hard reality to learn
in this West Coast Future...
is it a feature that we
Will never have?


Self-Absorbed Post

I went shopping after work today. After giving away 1/6 of my wardrobe and receiving my yearly bonus from the company, I decided it was time to get some nice clothes for work. I am pretty set in the shoes department, so I focused on clothes only (trying for mostly tops).

  • Banana Republic: Blue Collar, Long-Sleeve, Button-Down ($60); Thin Silk? Button Cardigan with Tie ($79 on sale for $50)
  • Ann Taylor: Black/Cream/Hint of Red Pants ($128 on sale for $90); Cream Cable-Knit Sweater ($68)
  • Express: Tan Editor Pants ($68); White Collar, Long-Sleeve, Button Down ($40)
  • The Limited: Blue Henly Sweater (on sale $30)

I think I got decent deals on high quality stuff. I probably could have gotten some of it cheaper, but who has time to go shopping every week?