Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Tuesday, March 5

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


p / July 11, 2008 4:43 PM

1.get the sugar
2.get the power
3.get the womyn

Brian / July 11, 2008 5:18 PM

You just slip out the back, Jack.
Make a new plan, Stan.
You don't need to be coy, Roy.
Just get yourself free.
Hop on the bus, Gus.
You don't need to discuss much!
Just drop off the key, Lee.
And get yourself free.

Andrew / July 11, 2008 5:19 PM

1. Collect underpants
2. ?
3. Profit

Mimi / July 11, 2008 5:38 PM

Concert with friends, wine, relaxation.

Pete / July 12, 2008 6:56 AM

That's exactly what my wife asks every Saturday morning, when she sees me lazily settled in once again in my easy chair with my laptop. Even my inevitable quoting of Built to Spill ("The plan keeps coming up again/and the plan means nothing stays the same/and the plan won't accomplish anything/if it's not implemented") can derail her quest for knowing what the plan is.

Based on the drizzle and gloom this morning, whatever the plan is will likely take place indoors.

Hopeful / July 12, 2008 11:36 AM

Blind date tonight. I think it will go well.

But first:
1. Clean house
2. Paint toes
3. Make lunch
4. nap

Steven / July 12, 2008 11:57 AM

Which one, A, B or 9?

jennifer / July 12, 2008 12:53 PM

1. disable wireless connection

2. select book, read, take notes

3. continue step two until 7:00

4. get ready for dinner w/ boyfriend's misc. family members

5. arrive, be witty/charming/intelligent/mature, eat, drink

6. head south to friend's housewarming

7. home to collapse

annie / July 12, 2008 2:47 PM


fluffy / July 12, 2008 5:46 PM

there's never a real plan. it just happens. if it doesn't, oh well.

mike-ts / July 13, 2008 9:34 PM

"If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans"

- Woody Allen

Life has taught me that man, that sure is the case.

Alison / July 13, 2008 11:58 PM

...finish this flat gin and tonic and go to sleep!

Flippant / July 14, 2008 9:20 AM

Win back her trust, get married, wait until she gets her doctorate then have a kid.

There also may be some moving to another city involved...

jennifer / July 14, 2008 10:17 AM

disable internet connection, read books, take notes, eat, read books, take notes, bike, run, read books, take notes.

spence / July 14, 2008 10:49 AM

1. recover from break-up w/ ex.
2. Keep busy w/ new hobbies. (screen printing & woodworking)
3. Travel somewhere.

printdude / July 14, 2008 11:51 AM

Get home, take care of doggies.
Hop on train, meet wife for French Food this fine Bastille Day.
Wonder why the Google site and the Yahoo site don't put a francophile logo up like they do every other holiday.
Chalk it up to envy.
Pretend New Yorker has been relevant this century.
Pretend to cancel my pretend subscription.
Plot world domination.

zoenotcool / July 14, 2008 2:07 PM

No regrets.

anne / July 14, 2008 3:42 PM

work, rinse, repeat

Not-so Hopeful / July 14, 2008 10:42 PM

blind date did not work out. Tried to kiss me and I turned my head...

No plans.

GB store

Recently on Fuel

Urban Ethos [26]
What is Chicago's "urban ethos"?

Cool Glass of... [16]
What're you drinking?

Supreme Decision [22]
What's your reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act?

Taking it to the Streets [20]
Chicago Street Fairs: Revolting or Awesome?

I Can Be Cruel [9]
Be real: what is the meanest thing you've ever done?

View the complete archive

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15