Posts in category "the3six5chicago"

September 29, 2011: Crissy Bruno

September 29, 2011: Crissy Bruno
Sigh….I woke up this morning with a bit of pain in my heart. Not the physical kind that would cause someone panic, but the emotional kind. Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and the normal routine of the day felt a bit weird. For the past decade I have gotten ready for this... Read more »

September 28, 2011: John Geletka

September 28, 2011: John Geletka
Rain. Puddles. Dark Clouds. Three days of it now. People walk around, heads down, hiding their frustration under the cover of umbrella. The water weighs down on the thin mix of plastic and cloth, the wind pushes hard in all directions, but everyone keeps walking. I do the same. Each day now, I take the... Read more »

September 27, 2011: Emily Nytko

September 27, 2011: Emily Nytko
I woke up this morning with complete dread. Your first day back to work after vacation is always the worst. Five more minutes, please! I don’t want to be an adult today. Can’t I just run away and live at my vacation destination? I can’t be the only one who goes through this struggle. Please,... Read more »
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September 26, 2011: Molly Stoltz

September 26, 2011: Molly Stoltz
It’s 7:30 am and I’m thinking about my lost cell phone and the gluten-free frozen waffles I’m having for breakfast. NPR is playing in the background. Ugh, Congress. I don’t even want to listen to their shutdown shenanigans, and I’m tired of the way they are treating U.S. citizens. I don’t play the radio for... Read more »

September 25, 2011: DJ Bassett

September 25, 2011: DJ Bassett
Sunday. The day of football and friends in Chicago. The day the Monsters of the Midway take the field to honor our proud city. The day that everyone enjoys karaoke because ever song is “Bear Down.”  I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and today I call Old Town my home…but admittedly the... Read more »

September 24, 2011: Jenni Spinner

September 24, 2011: Jenni Spinner
I’m a Packer Backer dwelling in Bear Country—that’s asking for trouble. If I sport green and gold while strolling down Lawrence or any other avenue, I’m all but guaranteed to be greeted with shouts of “Packers SUUUUCK!” from passing car windows. I retort with a hearty yell of “Super Bowl champions!,” or just point at... Read more »
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September 23, 2011: Meghan Siroky

September 23, 2011: Meghan Siroky
Woke up early but missed my bus. It’s 6:36 am. The sound of traveling is amplified in the morning. Clicking bike wheels, screeching buses, motorcycles, a helicopter. The noisy comings and goings are Chicago’s involuntary inhalations and exhalations—the city’s respiratory system. It’s vital, cyclical and (somewhat) reliable. On my northbound train to Howard, there’s a... Read more »

September 22, 2011: Alex Wilhelm

September 22, 2011: Alex Wilhelm
I was out last night. There was a company launching in the city, and so a lengthy dinner with a variety of wines was required. Then a few stops to see friends upon returning to Hyde Park were socially necessary, putting me back home past 2 in the morning. Needless to say today started a... Read more »

September 21, 2011: Margie Sutherland

September 21, 2011: Margie Sutherland
I’m at work out in Naperville. I’ve finished my umpteenth supplier negotiation over the past two weeks and I need a quick break. I went outside of the office for about 5 minutes and noticed how the leaves were changing on the trees. We’re not in fall yet, according to almanac.com, but Chicago’s definitely already... Read more »
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September 20, 2011: Jill Schacter

September 20, 2011: Jill Schacter
It’s one of those last, precious, sunny, warm days before the chill sets in to stay. Out in the backyard this morning there were leaves down on the ground that were not here yesterday. It’s hard to get used to the way it looks out here now.  In July, a five-minute windstorm took down 81... Read more »