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Saturday, March 2

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kathleen / February 26, 2004 1:13 PM

studying on the point this afternoon!

jennifer / February 26, 2004 1:26 PM

riding my bike. reading in the park. taking photographs. airing out the house.

Carlos / February 26, 2004 1:27 PM

I'll be opening some windows at home to let some fresh air in.

Andrew / February 26, 2004 1:47 PM

Yes, definitely airing out the house. And hopefully taking nice long walks in the sun.

Naz / February 26, 2004 1:50 PM

My windows are already open, the cats are sniffing the air and stretching out in the sun and the bike's been getting some mileage on it again. Good times.

brian / February 26, 2004 2:12 PM


miss ellen / February 26, 2004 2:15 PM

car wash!!

Pete / February 26, 2004 2:30 PM

Two words: outdoor sex.

Yes, I'm dreaming.

susan / February 26, 2004 2:38 PM

opening the windows and enjoying the fresh air while immersing myself in the world of retrotransposons.

also, counting the days til spring break.

Naz / February 26, 2004 2:38 PM

Eventually all Fuel questions turn to sex.

Brenda / February 26, 2004 2:46 PM

breathing recycled canned air on an overcrowded airplane. *sigh*

I'll be landing in sunny Austin though, so all is not lost.

shechemist / February 26, 2004 2:57 PM

biking, running, clearing a winters worth of debris from the garden beds, cooing over the tiny green shoots of green coming out of the ground, starting some seeds, and taking the beast dog to the beach.

Ian / February 26, 2004 3:06 PM

Drunk as a monkey lying in a pool of my own urine under the bridge connecting Lake Michigan to the Belmont Harbor...

Pete / February 26, 2004 3:15 PM

Naz: Fortunately not, particularly in the case of "Paper or Plastic"!

Sabrina / February 26, 2004 3:23 PM

Cleaning out my car and not killing myself on ice patches.

A lex, x, x / February 26, 2004 4:09 PM

Eventually all Fuel questions turn to sex. - Naz

And that's what I love about the Fuel questions!

emily / February 26, 2004 4:17 PM

1. Emptying my dresser drawers of any and all knee-high socks and long johns
2. Getting the car washed
3. Driving around with the sunroof open looking for a new apartment
4. Finally opening the windows more than a mere crack
5. Taking full advantage of my short commute by walking to work a few times before we move into the depths of the city

Ian / February 26, 2004 5:09 PM

I have another answer inspired by this thread on Bikeforums.

My second answer is "avoiding Critical Mass."

ma / February 26, 2004 5:46 PM

Going running outside! WOOOHOOO! :) :)

Shylo / February 26, 2004 6:42 PM

Shit. I was going to say "fucking." Whatever, Pete.

MC High Life / February 26, 2004 9:46 PM

you know, throwin' bows...

armaghetto / February 27, 2004 2:33 AM

Driving an SUV to hasten the arrival of spring

and hanging out at Brian's

jenny / February 27, 2004 7:36 AM

Skinny-dipping in Lake Michigan. Or is that jumping the gun?

Best place to do so: the north side of The Point in Hyde park. "Save the Point!"

Benjy / February 27, 2004 10:19 AM

A little shopping on Michigan Ave. Saturday and a friend's ice skating party at Millennium Park Sunday -- of course that may well be swimming instead.

mich / February 27, 2004 10:25 AM

Oh, absolutely getting outside to run along the lake! And, hey, thanks for the tip on skinny-dipping at The Point...maybe I'll try that after my run.

april / February 27, 2004 11:33 AM

A picnic and substance abuse.

kp / February 27, 2004 1:42 PM

Painting my girlfriend's livingroom
Toss back a few beers
Make love on the paint tarps

Kenan / February 27, 2004 2:05 PM

Early spring cleaning. Hand washing those sweaters that have been in constant rotation for months.

katie / February 27, 2004 2:51 PM

buying sunglasses. window shopping just to be outside. listening to less wintertime/depressing music, more springtime/kickass music.

Naz / February 27, 2004 2:54 PM

"Make love on the paint tarps"

I'm telling you, Fuel always wants to veer towards sex.

Kenan / February 28, 2004 2:41 AM

You don't like sex, Naz? i thought you were an aesthete!

Naz / February 28, 2004 9:33 AM

Oh I do. I just like stating the obvious (I had this discussion with some people that Fuel always had sex in it somewhere).

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