Archive for 2011

We're moving!

Earlier this year, we launched the3six5 Chicago as our first local edition. We did this for several reasons, but it was primarily to see if it could work. The good news is that it did. The bad news is that the timing was awful. Given what’s going on in our lives, we just haven’t been... Read more »

December 6, 2011: Amy Johnson

December 6, 2011: Amy Johnson
I’m so glad it’s snowing!  Even just these few tiny, flakes.  People always get mad at my excitement for the snow, but if you don’t want to bundle up in the winter, then why do you live in Chicago?  I think the weather is one of Chicago’s best qualities. We have outdoor ice skating and... Read more »

December 2, 2011: Rachel Green

December 2, 2011: Rachel Green
Waking up to your face glued to a MAC keyboard, a half empty can of red bull next to my bed, and 20 text messages on your cell phone screen, is normally how my day begins. Today was no different. Before I can do anything, I say a prayer. “Dear Lord, Please grant me the wisdom of Solomon,... Read more »
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December 1, 2011: Andrew Galbraith

December 1, 2011: Andrew Galbraith
Beepbeepbeep. Beepbeepbeep. Beepbeepbeep. Groggily pressing snooze on my phone’s alarm, I mumble about ten more minutes before getting up to no one in particular. Begrudgingly conceding to my slavish schedule, a Red Bull snaps open – my reward for making it to the fridge without tripping over a dog toy. Twenty minutes in the bathroom... Read more »

November 18, 2011: DJ Francis

November 18, 2011: DJ Francis
I’ve spent the whole day – save a few hours tonight – outside of Chicago. Not that I planned it this way. I was on a last-minute business trip to…well, I probably shouldn’t say. OK, the state rhymes with Funtucky, but I can’t say any more. Kablooey-ville, Funtucky. It’s a great place, don’t get me wrong, but it’s... Read more »

November 8, 2011: David T. Jones

November 8, 2011: David T. Jones
I always, foolishly, picture future events occurring in some kind of wonderful, zen-like, extremely focused state. Pick any random date in the future and it will blissfully, effortlessly be totally under control. But any day that goes by the name “today” is always a bit of a blur. Like today’s today. This particular today was... Read more »
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November 4, 2011: Christine Busby

November 4, 2011: Christine Busby
Made the coffee, grabbed the paper. Marveled at the fact that our jack-o-lanterns have survived both squirrels and the kids who threw trash all over our front yard. And then I worked at my desk, listening to a giant backhoe scraping up debris from yesterday’s demolition of the little brick house across the street. Tried... Read more »

November 3, 2011: Bill Savage

November 3, 2011: Bill Savage
35 mph winds from the northeast make the lake roar and the alarm clock unnecessary. A low grey sky and spitting rain, but the radio says it’ll clear up later, so I bike to work. On Rogers Park and Evanston side streets, buildings mostly block the wind except by Calvary Cemetery (Hi Mom!). Wet leaves... Read more »

November 2, 2011: Donaldson

November 2, 2011: Donaldson
My cab driver complains about the timing of construction on Lake Shore Drive, which began on Monday. On Halloween; trick indeed. Usually a Red Line commuter, I completely forgot. The cabbie says they should be working at night. I say workers would be paid more to work at night (not to mention safety), which he... Read more »
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November 1, 2011: Ryan Gallentine

November 1, 2011: Ryan Gallentine
The first day of November, or as retailers in the Loop apparently like to call it “holiday season.” Still showing the remnants of my Halloween costume attire, I awoke this morning and turned the calendar page. Seeing the word “November” out in the plain like that brought a certain amount of trepidation. Starbucks has already... Read more »