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anne / March 7, 2006 11:18 AM

a hunk-a cheese!

loadzone / March 7, 2006 11:18 AM

I could go for an awkward sexual encounter.

Pooky / March 7, 2006 11:23 AM

A big tablespoon of mayonnaise.

Andy / March 7, 2006 11:26 AM


hench / March 7, 2006 11:27 AM

anne -- you beat me to it!

some dark chocolate, some good scotch, some making out, and the enjoyment of all three somewhere far away from this office would be good.

kely / March 7, 2006 11:27 AM

An hour long massage at the spa....ummmmmmmmm

Annie / March 7, 2006 11:27 AM

French fries. Or really, anything deep fried & salty.

fluffy / March 7, 2006 11:38 AM

delicious tater-tots

anne / March 7, 2006 11:41 AM

BTW, anyone else hankering for a hunk a cheese can check out youtube for pure nostalgia.

Andy / March 7, 2006 11:42 AM

A piece of hubba bubba bubble gum.

Y A J / March 7, 2006 11:47 AM

Potato chips. A colleague just walked by with a bag and now I’m craving them!

dayzella / March 7, 2006 11:58 AM

a new drug. or spring. but i'd probably settle for a freak snow day and a cup of cocoa.

Baldeesh / March 7, 2006 11:58 AM


jennifer / March 7, 2006 11:59 AM

A falafel sandwich (spicy) from Sultan's Market and a hug from my bf.

flowfeel / March 7, 2006 11:59 AM

sex, drugs and rock and roll!!!

Lody / March 7, 2006 12:15 PM

Chicago deep dish pizza and a chicago style hot dog!

(I live in Iowa now so i only get to have these every couple months when I come home.)

sky / March 7, 2006 12:19 PM

Sex. Sex. Sex. Sex. I've officially become obsessed with the fact that i haven't had it in so long that I can think of nothing else. It's all...who can i have sex with and not completely ruin our friendship.

printdude / March 7, 2006 12:25 PM

Right now, like every other waking moment, I have a deep, deep hankering for a

HOT DOG! a yummy bun filled with an encased beef product, with a splash of mustard, a tablespoon of relish and a handful of onioin. Don't forget the hot pepper,s the tomato slice, the pickle, or the celery salt!

Okay! now I am off to my turkey sammich, you bastiches. Thanks for making my otherwise satisfying lunch unfulfilling.

Lody / March 7, 2006 12:46 PM

Thanks printdude... now you had to go and make it worse. may have to come home this weekend just to hit portillo's... :)

Milt the Stilt / March 7, 2006 12:49 PM

A big, juddering pair of friendly happy breastesses!

"I got a yen that I'm dyin' to please
Til I get weak in the knees,
Gonna get me that...Poooooooon-tang!
Poon-tang, poon-tang, poon-tang!"

--- the Treniers, 1952

donna / March 7, 2006 1:09 PM

my vacation!
i don't want to wait 3 more weeks.

Lisa / March 7, 2006 1:12 PM


ellie / March 7, 2006 1:13 PM

Vegetable fried rice.

Mo / March 7, 2006 1:15 PM

a ridiculously cheesy, ridiculously buttery baked potato.

amy / March 7, 2006 1:20 PM

I need to hit something.

Instead I am craving bowling or pinball. I can't wait until I get out of this hellhole, get a beer and knock something around.

And I'm a girl.

spence / March 7, 2006 1:21 PM

About a foot of powder snow before spring so I can go up to Wisconsis and rip it up on the bunny slopes.

Justin / March 7, 2006 1:21 PM

The long gazes, the sweating, the closeness, the first kisses, nibbling her ears . . . And a new cap. Right now.

James / March 7, 2006 1:28 PM

bike wheels–and the weather to go with em

tk / March 7, 2006 1:38 PM

2 hours of thai massage

josh / March 7, 2006 1:39 PM

I've recently started hankering for strong drugs that I haven't had anything to do with in a long time. I think winter is really taking its toll on me this year. Also sex would be good.

kate / March 7, 2006 1:49 PM

A vat of Cold Stone Creamery's cake batter ice cream. Just tasted it last night - holy crap it was awesome.
I'd settle for a cupcake with far too much frosting though...

shechemist / March 7, 2006 1:49 PM

For this girl child to exit my frigging body. My due date was March 4th and I am offically, completely, done with being pregnant.

Carrie / March 7, 2006 2:57 PM

A cookie. I'll have one soon though. Like 15 minutes soon.

madachode / March 7, 2006 2:58 PM

your mom

Avril / March 7, 2006 3:07 PM

a long massage, a soak in a hot bath and 9-10 hours of (uninterrupted) sleep

'Downtime' with someone special that should include lots of: hugs/cuddling/kissing/sex.

slb / March 7, 2006 3:10 PM



a cigarette. too bad i quit months ago.

oh, and also- summertime at cedar point's waterpark. i could go for laying in an inner tube on a lazy river. and a beer in the swim-up bar.

warm weather, *please* hurry up...

Bill / March 7, 2006 3:34 PM

"it's spanking season, and I got a hankerin' for some spankerin'!"

also, id love some thai food.

tony / March 7, 2006 3:38 PM

A nice, long nap...

printdude / March 7, 2006 3:39 PM

Yes, it's me again.

And I still want that hot dog. I think a stop at portillo's is in the works.

you remember hot dogs don't you? Those crisp casings that 'snap' as you bite in, holding the dog away from your chin so the mustard doesn't run down your shirt. But it still does, leaving the telltale badge of a chowhound. Go ahead, indulge yourself and get a weiner!

mike / March 7, 2006 3:44 PM

A unified theory of the universe. And a cigarette.

printdude / March 7, 2006 3:44 PM

Yo, slb!

I just got this in my emails.....

ou don't need a lot of time or money to enjoy a tropical getaway this winter! Come to Sandusky, OH, and enjoy Castaway Bay's “Say No To Snow” special (as little as $89 per night) now through March 24. Visit our website for more information and to place your reservation. Then start making your plans for your close-to-home island vacation!

Lody / March 7, 2006 3:58 PM

printdude... you are so mean! LOL. I have to wait till Friday to come home... Damn! Unless I go with ordering from here...
Expensive... but I believe it would be worth it!

If you ever have the chance to go to Super Dawg... they are 10x's better than Portillos!

Nothing like a Chicago dawg.

alf / March 7, 2006 3:58 PM


Cake from Taste of Heaven.

Junior Mints.



jen / March 7, 2006 4:10 PM

a joint, an ice cream cone, and a swingset on a summer afternoon.

blue moon on the ice cream cone, but since that's so rare, i'll settle for mint chocolate chip. ;)

a vicodin and a warm swim in lake michigan.

Bill / March 7, 2006 4:34 PM

speaking of hot dogs, i just ate today at the vienna beef factory at damen, elston, and fullerton. a foot long, half pound dog and order of fries for $5.95...i recommend you make it over to the factory!

karen / March 7, 2006 4:57 PM

a big ol fountain diet coke

anonymous / March 7, 2006 4:58 PM

Bill, ya beat me to it!


Emerson Dameron / March 7, 2006 5:16 PM

Cash. A vacation. Enough cash to finance a vacation. And a beer.

karen / March 7, 2006 5:32 PM

sushi....and then marathon sex...followed by ice cold orange gatorade

michelle / March 7, 2006 5:36 PM

sex. oh, and macaroni and cheese and springtime. or better yet, a beautiful spring day with sex outside, and eating mac and cheese afterwords.

e_five / March 7, 2006 5:51 PM

Irony. And payback.

robin.. / March 7, 2006 5:51 PM

cupcake! cup caaaaaaake!

Neta / March 7, 2006 7:34 PM

A blue-eyed, black-haired Bohemian reading Byron aloud to me as I rest my weary head in his lap.

Jason / March 7, 2006 8:05 PM

Cheap beer and good cigarettes.

Flips / March 7, 2006 9:14 PM

a nice hot date with a nice hot man and some nice hot making out.

and the sun. i need to see it daily, please. on my face. thanks.

key lime pie. home made by me but magically without effort.

new awesome clothes that i love.

Al aka El Negro Magnifico / March 7, 2006 9:41 PM

Sex...a threesome, actually. Money, but payday's coming in about a day.
I could probably use a copy of Sanjuro. Or Kill Girl Kill. Maybe both!

I'll settle for a cheeseburger.

jeff / March 7, 2006 10:08 PM

A large order of rib tips from Exsenators in Markham....

Oketo / March 7, 2006 10:17 PM

A nice hot, sunny day that would end with a nice ice cream sundae at Zephyr Cafe.

granny / March 7, 2006 10:19 PM

my porch swing to come out of hibernation.

I'm giving it a new coat of paint, and I'm going to plant morning glories behind it.


printdude / March 7, 2006 10:36 PM

Just so you all know, I never had that hot dog today. I know, I know! Sacrilege, for sure, but I did have a pile of Bobak's sausage with grilled onions on Turano's French rolls with a spicy dijon mustard and giardinaera. Superdawg seemed like a far ride up to Foster, and the one near me will only serve me if I carry my boarding pass. Perhaps tomorrow will bring a hot dog into my culinary excursion, but today brought none.

Carlotta / March 7, 2006 11:02 PM

A friend with benefits, esp. a particular someone with long, sensous fingers.

Zeber / March 7, 2006 11:10 PM

yes please.. how bout a hot bowl o soup? thai, chinese, chicken noodle, mexican. no matter. its true, in that is is good for the soul especially on these chilly nights.

Brandy / March 7, 2006 11:51 PM

Macaroons. (But I've got a cold, so no sweets fer me.)

anon / March 8, 2006 2:59 AM


Lody / March 8, 2006 8:11 AM

Printdude... sorry to hear that you didn't get that hot dog! Bobak's sausage!! Also very very yummy! You can't go wrong with Polish sausage... especially when you're Polish!

I'm still craving a dog from Portillo's... and Lou's or Gino's pizza sounds better today.

josh / March 8, 2006 8:14 AM

Damn! Now I want a hot dog today, only a few more hours to lunch...

Loddii / March 8, 2006 8:16 AM

I really should just open up my own Vienna beef hot dog stand. Though, I'd probably eat all the dogs up...

MikeH / March 8, 2006 8:19 AM

A cigarette and an Irish coffee...

Bubblee / March 8, 2006 8:23 AM

Solitude, that's all I ask for!

charlie D / March 8, 2006 8:48 AM

Camera lenses......

Naz / March 8, 2006 9:07 AM

All this hot dog talk... I think a trip to Trader Joe's for their Teriyahi Ginger Chicken Sausage is in order.

Good call on your folks since I had no idea what I wanted to eat today.

olive / March 8, 2006 9:11 AM

a new job, or for current job to stop sucking and start being cool like it once was.

eep / March 8, 2006 9:55 AM

A good cup of coffee. And a big, warm bed with fluffy pillows and down comforters. It's only 9:55, and I'm craving a nap.

annie / March 8, 2006 10:04 AM

a 1-2 bdrm non-garden apartment w/hardwood floors, laundry in building, porch/deck area, cats allowed, in my price range, in my neighborhood.
making out would be good,
and chocolate, always chocolate.

Linda / March 8, 2006 10:24 AM

Cherry Coke

em / March 8, 2006 10:34 AM

a bloody mary. and just one day to sleep in. just ONE!

and maybe a day with no consequences.

apd / March 8, 2006 11:20 AM

I'd like some sex, but mostly I want to be free of all deadlines. I really want a completely new job. Will someone please hire me? I'm super qualified!!

Josh / March 8, 2006 11:21 AM

Spring, so I can get back on my bicycle. I'd also love to spend my lunch hour just making out with a total stranger.

dan / March 8, 2006 11:30 AM

a ham sandwich, from the Hop Leaf, so much pork-y goodness.

And a copy of Samurai Champloo on DVD. I just caught the first two episodes of it on Adult Swim. God, that show is gorgeous.

fluffy / March 8, 2006 11:44 AM

oooh yes, a bloody mary, a cig, lots of money and a strong crazy guy to shag

but i'm not a drunk, crazy materialistic slut- i promise!

Paula / March 8, 2006 12:31 PM

One more good, not-in-the-hospital day with my mom before she dies.

slb / March 8, 2006 12:31 PM

some fried chicken, because someone in my office is eating some and it smells *awesome.*

also, a really long bike ride. maybe this weekend... could it really be the start of spring??? feels pretty nice out there right now...

red / March 8, 2006 12:51 PM

fish tacos and sex...not necessarily at the same time

and I 2nd camera lenses!

jennifer / March 8, 2006 1:14 PM

a little respect from some of my coworkers in my last two weeks at this life-sucking job.

a hug from the boy.

a miracle to fix my camera.

warm weather.

"Fred Garvin" / March 8, 2006 1:20 PM

are all the women asking for hot make outs and hot lovin' seriously asking? because, you know, im available.

Stuck in Idaho / March 8, 2006 3:06 PM

a greasy gyro and fries from Mr. Greek. It's the little things that are missed.

julie / March 8, 2006 3:12 PM

hot dougs.

i moved from chicago to minneapolis a month ago, and last weekend was back in chicago and i was SOOO excited that i'd get to go to hot dougs.

but he decided to go on vacation and close the store. i was devastated.

jtrain / March 8, 2006 3:30 PM

Totally down with the hot make-out action.

I'd expecially like it with a certain buddy of mine with whom I've become quite close lately. But now, of course, our friendship is too nice and comfortable to risk ruining it like that. Damn this whole growing-up thing, fuck maturity and responsibility.

I'll take someone with a really inquisitive set of lips and tongue, someone who understands that kissing is about exploring, and grasping, and responding...and biting.

Jon Kelly - ExtraTV Correspondent / March 8, 2006 4:03 PM

Wow. A lot of sexiness going on here in this thread. Isn't it sexy? I think it's hot! I wonder who's the sexiest? Anyone mind if I say "sexy" again because I get paid a bonus every time I say the word "sexy" (oops I did it again! thats my car payment this month).

d. / March 8, 2006 4:29 PM

I really, really, really, want a big fat steak right now. I haven't had one in over a goddamn year -- it's not that I've given up red meat, but for some reason, just haven't had steak!

Also, I'm sick of being shy and lonely. I wish I had somewhere good to be, with somebody who kinda liked me back. Fuck, I'm pathetic.

not as lame / March 8, 2006 5:10 PM

A domino's pizza from 10 years ago (they tasted better). And my boyfriend who lives far away.

Trance / March 8, 2006 6:24 PM

Something new.

Steve / March 8, 2006 9:37 PM

As always, small bits of pig.

Sam / March 8, 2006 10:12 PM

Loads of making out, like for hours; peach pie, and a hot day at the beach

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