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waleeta / February 2, 2005 12:22 PM

Being an insomniac. I have mastered the art of sleeplessness.

wackpuma / February 2, 2005 12:45 PM

. . .giving a shortcut from one place to another, anywhere in the Cook, Dupage, Lake, Kane, McHenry counties.

Ramsin / February 2, 2005 1:03 PM

Trivial Pursuit 90's Edition.

Heather S. / February 2, 2005 1:12 PM

...making popcorn on the stove. Canola Oil + Yoder's Tiny Tender White Popcorn = yum!

Andrew / February 2, 2005 1:50 PM

...at saying, "I am a mother pheasant plucker. I pluck mother pheasants. I am the most pleasant mother pheasant plucker that ever plucked a mother pheasant."

Ian / February 2, 2005 1:50 PM

weaseling out of obligations

emily / February 2, 2005 1:51 PM

breaking new year's resolutions.

Steve / February 2, 2005 1:53 PM

...goofing off at work.

RH / February 2, 2005 1:57 PM

Procrastinating. Spelling. Getting babies to sleep.

Stas' / February 2, 2005 2:02 PM

Timing traffic lights, having the worse attention defecit disorder, approaching anybody in conversation, making them my friend, and changing the mood or atmosphere of a room.

Leo / February 2, 2005 2:07 PM

Rock, paper, scissors.

Michael / February 2, 2005 2:09 PM

...beer bongs.

karen / February 2, 2005 2:11 PM

being able to name what a song is within the first couple of notes

Naz / February 2, 2005 2:22 PM

Knowing what song/person/movie you're talking about before you even properly encapsulate what it is.

jgs / February 2, 2005 2:30 PM

scathing criticism.

Pete / February 2, 2005 2:43 PM

Filling in blanks. Oh, and also being an unrepentant smartass.

Eamon / February 2, 2005 2:44 PM

...identifying the voice in that commercial. Also, Scrabble. Also, deep-frying.

jen / February 2, 2005 2:50 PM

...singing bad top 10 songs from my younger days and subsequently getting them stuck in others' heads.

Steve / February 2, 2005 2:56 PM

...loading a dishwasher. My kung fu is mightier than yours.

Mike / February 2, 2005 2:59 PM

...brutal, unvarnished honesty.

I've said that someone's baby was ugly (not to her face, but to a room full of people...it did get cute later). I'll tell people that I don't like their favorite music, TV shows and movies.
I'm learning to control it.

e_five / February 2, 2005 3:04 PM

Selfish sex.

Maggie / February 2, 2005 3:09 PM

baking brownies.

j3s / February 2, 2005 3:12 PM

- Connect Four.

- eating ridiculous amounts of chocolate.

- getting drunk and doing stupid stuff so I can have something to laugh at myself for.

- not recognizing people I have met 10 times.

Andy / February 2, 2005 3:29 PM

looking much younger than I really am.

breaking up with someone in an honest, tactful way.

eep / February 2, 2005 3:30 PM

...alphabetizing backwards

Naz / February 2, 2005 3:31 PM

...doing Snow's "Informer".

j3s / February 2, 2005 3:52 PM

I'll vouch for Naz's cover of "Informer." I might even still have some video if it from one of Shylo's parties.

Gretta / February 2, 2005 3:54 PM

being able to completly wipe the slate clean.

jima / February 2, 2005 4:05 PM

playing the ukulele.

Alice / February 2, 2005 4:11 PM

forgetting things I don't want to remember.

Eamon / February 2, 2005 4:16 PM

Like what, Alice?

jm / February 2, 2005 4:25 PM

Self-blame. I excel at the Art of Self Criticism.

I know. It's a gift. Probably from my mother.

am / February 2, 2005 4:30 PM

making people cry. not that i'm proud of that but every so often, it does come in handy.

and shopping.

kelly / February 2, 2005 4:55 PM

eating all my vegetables...

Leelah / February 2, 2005 5:12 PM

teaching "Macbeth"

daruma / February 2, 2005 6:26 PM

staying friends with the ex-es. It's "my thing."

Veronica / February 2, 2005 6:53 PM

Naming X-Files episodes within ten seconds of viewing, from any spot during the episode. Up through season five, at least. It's all one blur of crap from that point on.

Rebecca / February 2, 2005 8:24 PM

Teaching nerds how to flirt.

Joe / February 2, 2005 8:43 PM

...filling in blanks

chris / February 2, 2005 11:46 PM

life

paul / February 3, 2005 5:23 AM

No, I'm way better than you at sleepnessless. Posting at noon, geesh, what an amatuer.

Shylo / February 3, 2005 7:52 AM

Snow's Informer? I do not remember this from my parties. Oh, please! Video!

I have instant recall of ever Golden Girls episode ever. Also, I am a really good house painter.

MC / February 3, 2005 7:52 AM

Wearing BIG pants, and giving birth to twins.

mmmm, and blowing snow.

Erik / February 3, 2005 9:24 AM

combing moustaches.
I get a little lonely sometimes.

monkey / February 3, 2005 9:57 AM

Bases Loaded 2, original nintendo. Jersey rules!

Jason / February 3, 2005 10:15 AM

playing old time fiddle tunes on a trumpet.

Erica / February 3, 2005 10:29 AM

Impulsive Internet shopping. Some of it downright pathetic, like the collection of Dream Pets I bought on Fred Flare Dot Com.

Fred, you are the devil with cool junk for sale.

roderick / February 3, 2005 10:51 AM

Knowing offbeat information. Or BS'ing that I know it. You'd never know.

waleeta / February 3, 2005 12:50 PM

Oh yeah Paul? I haven't slept since I wrote that sh*t!

davin / February 3, 2005 12:52 PM

watching tv.
hands down. i am so good.

meg / February 3, 2005 12:52 PM

Remembering precise details about people I've only met briefly.

c / February 3, 2005 1:57 PM

...making risotto.

Ellie / February 3, 2005 2:26 PM

knowing the words that make up acronyms.

Moustache Man / February 3, 2005 2:51 PM

Cunnilingus.

Kris / February 3, 2005 2:52 PM

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Margaret / February 3, 2005 2:56 PM

giving cats scritches behind the ears.

Veronica / February 3, 2005 3:02 PM

giving myself weird haircuts

Charlie / February 3, 2005 3:09 PM

...being turned down by chicks.

L / February 3, 2005 3:40 PM

Smoking copious amounts of herb.

w / February 3, 2005 3:55 PM

Moustache Man and L, you are both hereby invited to my house.

sarah / February 3, 2005 4:25 PM

- walking for miles in a fourth of july parade wearing a giant papier-mache baby head

steve_sleeve / February 4, 2005 1:05 AM

THE INTERNET(s)

amyc / February 4, 2005 9:04 AM

...nothing. Sigh.

kerry / February 4, 2005 11:33 AM

. . . keeping balanced on a moving train.

Oh, and not shaving my legs. I totally rule at that.

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