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Monday, February 26

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C-Note / September 26, 2007 9:56 PM

Everything, just like Jack taught me.

Carlotta / September 26, 2007 11:12 PM

WMVP AM 1000 as I pack up my apartment for a weekend move. Their non-stop chatter fills my head and crowds out my panic about getting it all done in time.

printdude / September 26, 2007 11:35 PM

The baseball playoff hunt.
Hyper-creative flash sites.
Cool Weather.

paul / September 26, 2007 11:58 PM

...My new hat

...ginger ale



hench / September 27, 2007 12:19 AM

the video footage that i shot at the beastie boys show tonight...

avant/chicago / September 27, 2007 7:13 AM

A hole - we need a spot to bury Grossman's career!

JohnnyQ / September 27, 2007 8:08 AM

Been busy digging myself a hole at work for almost a year now. Just about to hit bottom and will welcome unemployment with a big smile.

m / September 27, 2007 8:40 AM

i dont even have a kid but im tempted to buy one to see how it sounds...

mucifer / September 27, 2007 9:04 AM

diplo. dinner with the band. anders nilsen. yo majesty.

Spook / September 27, 2007 9:18 AM

I'm diggin' big time that
finally, finally U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald is investigating the Chicago Police Torture Scandal running from the 1970s on

Bill V / September 27, 2007 9:26 AM

The cooler weather, a long bike ride, the new Shout Out Louds CD, and some football.

TRoyal / September 27, 2007 9:30 AM

Independent rock with an indie-pop sensibility. Or, prog-rock with ironic overtones. Or alt-pop with progressive sensibilities.

kl5 / September 27, 2007 9:38 AM


ahn / September 27, 2007 9:46 AM

i'm digging this series of fantasy books about dragons and the napoleonic wars. the temeraire series by naomi novik. there are 3 or 4 of them right now, total geektastic escaptist fantasy good times. i wish i was louging around my house reading one of them right now.

mike / September 27, 2007 10:27 AM

• Playoff fever

• Football fever

• Animal Collective

• IPAs

• Sticky Rice Thai

• New apartment

Josh / September 27, 2007 10:29 AM

Losing weight. New suits for night life. End-of-the-day gin & tonics. Cucumbers. Being this age. Growing out my hair for winter. Three songs looped in my head for the past week.

ivy / September 27, 2007 10:31 AM

...your grave.

Now just stand right there on the edge, and let me hit the back of your head with this shovel...



Ok, now could someone give me a hand? This hole with an unconscious person at the bottom isn't gonna fill itself!

Jill / September 27, 2007 10:40 AM

The martini I will be enjoying after work.

Emerson Dameron / September 27, 2007 10:43 AM

The weather. It's an easy one, but it's everywhere.

UGK. Abe Frohman's, the new coffeeshop on Western. Outdated slang.

Spook / September 27, 2007 11:33 AM

So you're one of those guy who wears suites “out on the town”! OMG

Ivy, we are all diggin' our grave right!?! Cool! Reminds me of the grave digger in Hamlet, the smartest dude in western lit! Thanks for the mental jolt!

kleinstadt / September 27, 2007 11:38 AM

Emerson, that is far out, man.

Baldeesh / September 27, 2007 11:42 AM

My job.
Week 2 without TV (my TV took a shit, and I just haven't bothered with it).
Ramona the Pest.
My knitting skillz.
My friends.

I'm digging the weather, too, because cooking and baking is just better when it's chilly outside. That and I'm not sweating my ass off.

kate / September 27, 2007 12:39 PM

The fact that winter beards aren't that far away.

Riding my bike everywhere and getting crrrazy fast, y'all.

$1 PBRs all day, every day.

Bob Seger all day, every day.

Dance parties.

Kay / September 27, 2007 12:54 PM

My husband's pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food light ice cream, which I'm in the process of finishing off. Or phinishing oph.

fluffy / September 27, 2007 1:32 PM

myself. I'm working on being normal. I hope I get there sometime.

I'm diggin the weather.

I always dig my cat, who is spectacular. He's so happy to see me always.

I'm digging staining cabbage leaves with ink and just let the ink flow into the crevaces.

I'm digging reading all the cool books I bought the other day. yay.

Allan / September 27, 2007 1:55 PM

I'm horny.

p / September 27, 2007 2:12 PM

-helpful customer service people w/ southern accents
-telling energy beverages to fuck off
-embracing getting back into blackhawks this season, busting out old smedium jersey
-Pumpkin Everything
-Timely Flight Departures
-Inventing the Abbotts-era Jennifer Connelly
-TMNT on tv last night
-Impromptu Dressup Sex in which pulled up tall socks, underwear and small t-shirt= jennifer beals in Flashdance, and Big Sunglasses & Black Socks= Police Officer
-wondering if low end and hegewisch residents know where the "new" eastside is and vice versa.
-impending "Hole Up Somewhere and Drink Heavy Beers" weather

Ramsin / September 27, 2007 2:30 PM

knowledge. always!

anon / September 27, 2007 2:38 PM

I'm digging the fact that fluffy's posts never fail to annoy the hell out of me. Serious. I actually look forward to reading them, so I can be all, "GOD!"

JAH / September 27, 2007 2:43 PM

The weather - I love Fall, and am seriously happy to see it finally appear

The new Shout Out Louds and Spoon albums

Math - I'm studying for the GRE and the quantitative section is killing me

Erica / September 27, 2007 3:04 PM

Herbaliser (all)
The Zombies (all)
Chromeo, "Mama's Boy"
Tim Armstrong, "Into Action"
Nouvelle Vague, "Just Can't Get Enough"
Thin Lizzy (all/always) – pretty decent site.

This weekend:
Getting Friday and Monday off
Baking my first apple pie
Watching Fay Grim
Having the house all to myself – but nothing good can come of that.

Dreaming about Halloween
Fall weather
Sleeping in

I dig a lot.

Allan / September 27, 2007 3:20 PM

Hey guys lay off of fluffy! I think she is nice and she is nice to me and this is Chicago not Soviet Russia! By the way what I am digging is the Illinois Lottery. I won earlier this week. Not millions but enough so I will be okay not having a job for a while. I think I am still in shock.

Eamon / September 27, 2007 4:17 PM

HEY! Put my ice cream back!

alison / September 27, 2007 4:28 PM

Congratulations, Allan!

That's amazing.

I'm digging today's Rearview photo. Too funny.

carrie / September 27, 2007 4:31 PM

I am diggin the jacket I found the other day and cooking and reading and actually kind of putting myself on a budget. I've gotten very good about not going all wiiiiild and spending money I don't have on booze.

Fluffy, I love your posts and I'm sure Mr. M does, too. Plus, it's hard to dislike anyone who goes by "Fluffy".
Allan, did you really win?? I've been plotting what to do with my non-existant winnings for the past few months. I will be happy for you and jealous all in one if you did win.

jennifer / September 27, 2007 5:00 PM

my first apt. all by myself!

learning swahili

my upcoming weekend with my boy

running bits of the marathon with my friends in my show of solidarity

coloured leaves

getting identity fraud sorted out

it's a multifaceted list, to say the least.

Carlotta / September 27, 2007 5:33 PM

I'll tell you what I'm NOT diggin' right now: ATM FRAUD!

Just a few hours ago I used my bank's bank-by-phone option to confirm the amount of money I thought I had in my checking account. I was shocked to learn that I'm nearly $1,000 in the hole!!!

Recent account activity showed that two $500 withdrawals occurred on consecutive days earlier this week.

Conferring with one of my bank's tellers at a local branch, he said that various ATMS "in the area" have had scanning software loaded into them that enables the collection of account and PIN data.

Not only has this particular national bank been targeted, but he mentioned the name of another national bank whose customers also have been victimized.

I don't know if this helps, but I've taken withdrawals from ATMs in Lincoln Park, Old Town, and West Lakeview.

-- I used ONLY my particular bank's ATMs.

-- NO ONE except me knew my PIN number.

-- I had possession of my ATM card AT ALL TIMES.

-- NO ONE stood behind me when I made withdrawals.

You can do everything right and still be victimized....

I've posted this on the Open Forum of CraigsList. Please let everyone you know to keep on top of their bank accounts, NO MATTER WHO YOU BANK WITH!!!

This CAN happen to you!!!

fluffy / September 27, 2007 5:53 PM

So, I annoy you, but you don't say what exactly it is that is so annoying.

I'm diggin annoying anon! Annoyanon! That's my GB battlecry!

Anon calls out to god when he/she/it reads my posts yet, I'm agnostic. I feel powerful, in an underdog kinda way (the cartoon, not the shitty real-dog movie)

p.s.- thanks Allan - and congrats on your win. It was meant to be.

The El / September 27, 2007 8:22 PM

Fluff, I like your posts. Especialy the cat part.

Anyway, what I'm diggin'...
Looking for a new job
my man
sushi, always

Jason. / September 27, 2007 10:37 PM

My students. They're great!

kate / September 28, 2007 12:07 AM



J D / September 28, 2007 1:40 AM

Holes, lots and lots of large holes. (landscape contractor).

Q: If it takes two men to dig a hole in 2 hours, how long does it take 10 men to dig half a hole?

A: What is half a hole? Isnt it still a hole?

Question proposed by customer that apparently wanted her hole "dug faster" (her words, not mine)

madachode / September 28, 2007 8:05 AM

I'm diggin the fact that there is a cure for homosexuality and that means no more tax payer money spent on poles on halsted to glorify ass packers

spence / September 28, 2007 9:16 AM

Oktoberfest brews, harvest and pumpkin ales, it's like Christmas for beer drinkers. And spending 3 weeks in Argentina, should be pretty cool as well...

spence / September 28, 2007 9:25 AM

Oktoberfest brews, harvest and pumpkin ales. It's like Christmas for beer drinkers.

graumach / September 28, 2007 9:29 AM

Simple things during an otherwise crumby week...

The weather (yes, again) -- clear skies, cooler temps, and the fact that Autumn's going to be lovely on account of all the rain we had this summer. That black and gray are very much the colors this season. The prospect of doing lots of dancing, etc at a big Assyrian wedding that I'm going to this weekend. The way the new joints by M.I.A. and Gang Gang Dance make interesting companion pieces. Stuff that I got for my birthday. Opportunities to grow, change, learn.

Katie / September 28, 2007 9:40 AM

Being single again.




pantagrapher / September 28, 2007 10:10 AM

I'm digging the Incredible Shrinking Magic Number. Thanks, Brewers.

skafiend / September 28, 2007 10:37 AM

...that unexpected bump I got in my paycheck this week when I checked my account online... HEY-YOOOOOO!!!! Erica, Tim Armstrong. "Wake Up" is my iPod walking-down-the-street theme song

...your scene

...the weather. Not too hot, hot too cold

...Rex gettin' the boot. Nice guy, but he ain't getting it done right now.

...Ken Burns' "The War". The guy knows how to make a fuckin' documentary

...the laughable NL Central. Doesn't anybody want to win that damn thing? LOL... swept by Florida.. I mean, c'mon!

me / September 28, 2007 10:51 AM

-Moving in with my boo this weekend

-Getting a dog. Finally

-Impending Dance Parties

-The Bears (even Sexy Rexy)

- Getting agents, getting auditions and getting cast.

peta / September 28, 2007 11:10 AM

It's Friday!

mucifer / September 28, 2007 11:19 AM

i'm diggin' my boyfriends' ass, which is a cure for my grade school pussy inclinations. didn't need tax money for that glory hole!!!

Andrew / September 28, 2007 1:36 PM

Hey all, just wanted to let you know -- in case you missed it the other day -- we upgraded Movable Type (the software that runs this site) and ended up having some technical difficulties with comments. Basically, we can't get MT to stop moderating everyone's comments to spam.

We'll continue to limp along here, but it'll probably be a few days till we're able to get it fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience, and especially for having to make you wait for your comments to appear.

Steven / September 28, 2007 9:22 PM

My Italian Greyhound, Spugi di Savoia. He's just turned 16 months and loves to dance to Donna Summer remixes for mini Eggo waffles.

Judy / September 30, 2007 11:32 AM

- my kitty
- my doggie
- the book I'm reading
- being single again
. . . with a possibility on the horizon
- lovely fall weather

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