August 25th, 2007

going out, Sept '06

Out on the town

I met up with madresal last night for beers and conversation. It was great to see her after all these months and hear about her trip to Peru. We talked about all sorts of stuff. Work, traveling, movies. She had to get up early though, so we parted ways around 11pm and I took the train back to Lincoln Park. I didn't feel like going home yet, so when I got off the train in my neighborhood I ran over to the Red Lion Pub and took a seat at the bar. I hadn't been in there for years and didn't know a soul, but nevertheless was soon in a fascinating conversation with a couple that had just moved to Chicago earlier in the week. And although the place closed at 2am, the bartender and regulars bid me to stay once the chairs were up and and the lights low for a last round, and we all talked about art and writing until around 3am when I grabbed up my things and waved goodbye. It was a good time, and I'll have to go back some time soon.

Things I see, things I buy

An interesting arrangement.


I bought this shirt today. It is made from other shirts. I wasn't planning on buying any clothes, but it just looked so fun and it's a one-of-a-kind. Plus it looked good on me, so that sealed the deal.


I took a long walk. Picked up my leather jacket from the repair shop; it has brand new pockets, the cuffs are repaired, and the hole in the back where the stitching came undone is sewed up. I stopped in at a used book store and browsed through a bunch of books. I stopped in at a nail salon and got my eyebrows waxed. It's always amazing to me how such a small thing like that can make my eyes look so much more refined. It makes me happy - Yay for waxed eyebrows.

On the complexion front, things are going much better since I quit wearing Neutrogena's zits ahoy sunblock. Steaming my face each evening has helped a great deal, too. Now I'm pretty much just dealing with the scaring that's been left behind, which will eventually fade.