Jan 28, 2012. I woke up after four hours of sleep to witness the Lakeview Polar Bear Club's 2012 plunge. It was cold, and it was awesome. No, I didn't go in. I did, however, go home and go back to bed afterwards.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Jan 21, 2012. Cash For Kids was held at the Irish American Heritage Center on Chicago's Northwest Side with several musical acts playing Johnny Cash tributes. This is Carl DaCorte from the band Iron Horse, who were joined by a former Sun labelmate of Cash's, Hayden Thompson. Their website tells me they've also been on America's Got Talent.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Jan 17, 2012. Today I was off, and sat around waiting for the call to go pick up our car, which died on Shereen three blocks into her 30-mile drive from our house. I decided to take a light and my camera on the tripod out on one of my trips to the backyard with Malicous. I didn't get dressed up, though, since I'm so stylish hanging around the house anyway.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012. On my way to work this morning, I happened upon this friendly fellow alone on his front porch in contemplation. He greeted me, then stated what was my first thought upon seeing him, that he was in mourning and hadn't even changed his clothes since yesterday's playoff game, which his beloved Green Bay Packers lost. We chatted for a few minutes, rather, he did. That's just how conversation with me often goes. I do a lot of listening, not so much talking. He considered the game, and how the week ahead of it likely affected the Packers' preparation and play. He's the kind of sports fan I can really appreciate, never expressing hatred for the New York Giants, and showing a clear appreciation for the game and other teams and their players. I know a playoff game is considerably different than the others, but at least he had next to no football heartbreak this year. While I won't go so far as to root for the Packers, I wish this good fellow a fantastic football season next year.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Jan 14, 2012. I've got a cold and feel pretty terrible. I actually expected to have photos from a punk show tonight in Pilsen, but I just wasn't up to going out. Here's hoping tomorrow's picture will be more interesting, though I'm staying home from work sick again. I guess I'll tell the dog and cat to make sure they're presentable.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Jan 13, 2012. Tonight I travelled down Ashland on the way home, because I had seen something from the bus in the morning that I wanted to shoot, if I had enough light. I also grabbed this shot, which looks far more interesting than the same view in daylight. The snow probably helps, as well. I got the other shot, too, the one I was looking for.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Jan. 12, 2012. I was under the impression that the daylight hours would be pretty moderate and the weather would turn bad in the evening. Instead, I woke up to a lot of snow, which is still falling half a day later. There is no evidence that I shoveled and salted earlier today. I guess I'll do it again and again - builds character.
Jan. 11, 2012. After work, I hopped on a train to meet some friends in another part of town. I left my bike at work, which is just as well, because I really don't want to ride with the amount of snow on the streets. I bet the plows will have cleared the roads for me by the time I come home from work tomorrow. While waiting for the Brown Line train to come, this woman came up to the platform and did me the service of standing in a spot that worked for my composition rather than sitting on a bench like everyone else had done. Thanks, Notebook Lady!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Jan 10, 2012. This, I am guessing, was a convent attached to St. Mary of the Angels cathedral across the street. It's been empty as long as I've been in Chicago, and has been expected to be turned into apartments. The land around it is apparently going to be the site of a few townhomes, which makes me wonder if this building is actually going to be demolished. I think it would be fantastic to live in such a building, especially in contrast to living in one of four new and identical homes on the same plot.
Jan 9, 2012. It was tough for me to decide between a very cute Bernese Mountain Dog puppy lying on the counter at work, and the more "relevant" LSU Tiger. I decided to go with the Tiger, since it's a bit more specific to the date. That puppy was really cute, though, and I will definitely post him on my flickr stream very soon.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Jan 8, 2012. I caught up with the Chicago No Pants Subway Ride at Roosevelt Red Line station, and rode up to Loyola with them. There were a few tense minutes when police officers made everyone get off the train because someone was apparently offended enough to call 911. I can't imagine why the hypersensitive person wasn't just told to get over it. As you can see, people are more covered than they would be at the pool.