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jennifer / October 15, 2008 1:03 AM

sleep, while trying to ignore the loud sex that my neighbor upstairs is having.

oh yes, and then lots of work to do in the morning. but first, sleep.

Gaigen / October 15, 2008 8:38 AM

Not sure. Going to lay my cards on the table (again) and after that, it's up to her, I guess.

eee / October 15, 2008 9:03 AM

Beats me. I guess we'll just wait and see how this all plays out. In the meantime, fondue on Friday!

charlie / October 15, 2008 9:03 AM

Move to northern Washington State and grow my own food.

V / October 15, 2008 9:20 AM

Sit and spin.

p / October 15, 2008 9:20 AM

brown chicken brown cow

Eyes Open / October 15, 2008 9:23 AM

Obama wins election. Country goes into actual recession.

95% of Americans worse off. 5% ride it out.

Irisheyes1212 / October 15, 2008 9:36 AM

I'm going to get back on my healthy eating regimen. After I eat the leftover Thai, Irish Stew, and cake in the fridge. And not tomorrow either because I work late and have yoga and won't have time to cook. The weekend is out too because I am fully booked.
I'll start Monday. =^..^=

lmy / October 15, 2008 9:43 AM

try to complete the final 3 new year's resolutions/goals i set for myself before the year runs out - lose weight, pay off my debt and get over my ex.
at least the first two are out of the way - moved into my own place and went on vacation (never been out of the country and got to london and amsterdam - yeah, boyee)

anne / October 15, 2008 9:46 AM

File a grievance with the Illinois Insurance Commission. Pray for better healthcare in '09.

Baldeesh / October 15, 2008 10:33 AM

I have no idea if he thinks that "Sweetest Day" is a holiday. I don't think it is, and I'm going to pretend to forget.

But I'm making brownies anyway, 'cause if he thinks it's a holiday or whatever, I can be all like, "Yay! That's why I made brownies!"

kate / October 15, 2008 10:36 AM

Find new job
Live alone
Buy new bike
Enjoy each other's company

...and get ill at the dance party on Friday.

B / October 15, 2008 10:46 AM

Gather up the courage to quit this week and practice getting up early for my new longer commute.

zoenotcool / October 15, 2008 11:05 AM

Remember to be, not always to "do."
Try yoga in new neighborhood.
Tie up loose ends.
Burn grudge list?
Enforce personal boundaries with emotional vampires and other toxic people.
Decorate for Halloween.
Celebrate birthday.
Hope for the best.

spence / October 15, 2008 11:08 AM

-prep for trip to Nepal in November

-start dating again

-Pray that McCain and Palin "Obama is a terrorist" rhetoric doesn't turn into acts of vigilante violence.

Cheryl / October 15, 2008 11:27 AM

Write a calm, affectionate email to my brother reminding him that he lives in a state that could actually not go Republican this year and that voting for Nader really isn't an option for him.

Jasmine / October 15, 2008 12:10 PM

  • Finish spec scripts.
  • Start dating.
  • Throw out old clothes (to make way for new clothes).
  • Decide if I'm really going to Philippines in March for grandmother's 85th birthday.
  • Get excited about trip to Take Me Out this weekend.
  • Donate more money to Obama.

Irisheyes1212 / October 15, 2008 12:23 PM

Baldeesh - "I have no idea if he thinks that "Sweetest Day" is a holiday. I don't think it is, and I'm going to pretend to forget."

Me too. We've been together 2 months. Secretly I'm hoping for some flowers because I love flowers. But if not it won't be a huge bummer. It's kind of a lame holiday but @-`---

Carlotta / October 15, 2008 1:08 PM

Get a job -- something! anything!

Lose 10 more pounds before the year-end holiday season. (already lost 34 lbs. this year)

Go through my possessions and get rid of as much as possible: books, knicknacks, and especially clothes that I'll never wear again.

Carlotta / October 15, 2008 1:08 PM

Get a job -- something! anything!

Lose 10 more pounds before the year-end holiday season. (already lost 34 lbs. this year)

Go through my possessions and get rid of as much as possible: books, knicknacks, and especially clothes that I'll never wear again.

annie / October 15, 2008 2:25 PM

prepare to be laid off...they've been talking about it for 3 weeks and are just sitting here, working and waiting.

if laid off, move to a smaller city that is more affordable. and with that a much more economical way of life, no shows, no smokes, no bars, no cable, no shopping, no dinners out. Need to get that 6 months of savings taken care of.
Oh and cancel my trip to the Dominican Republic Sunday for the week b/c a hurricane is about to hit it.

Last trip before parenthood..goodbye. Oh yeah and start a family!!

fluffy / October 15, 2008 3:18 PM

Pack up and move to Texas.
Get a job.
Start eating healthy again.

Hal / October 15, 2008 3:59 PM

1) Cook and clean for the in-laws arrival tonight.

2) Recover from the shock from realizing that our anniversary is also fucking Sweetest Day and it took me three years to notice that. Though it's also possible that I have realized this before and have just successfully blocked it from my mind each and every time I make the discovery.

Which would actually be a little cool - like an ultra-mundane version of Memento.

Steven / October 15, 2008 6:09 PM

Re-read an online article "How Dogs Think" in order to figure out why my new IG puppy Bonaparte Ugo Tito Timoteo di Bourbon ("Boner" for short) left me potty #2 in the bathtub this morning. It can't possibly be because of the name? It's not like I named him Dweezil or Suri or Gobi. Sorry, Sahara.

Leelah / October 15, 2008 6:19 PM

--Lose weight? Check!
--Complete a marathon?

Time to focus on the task of acquiring a super awesome boyfriend...

momo / October 15, 2008 8:15 PM

Finish my thesis already. So close!
Apply for MFA programs.
Start working on my elaborate halloween costume.

yvor / October 15, 2008 8:21 PM

Build time machine. Reset to spring 1993. Rebuild.

SR / October 16, 2008 10:36 AM

Rediscover Zest for Life. Safeguard it through the Winter.

Spook / October 16, 2008 10:56 AM

I think I'm gonna call her

Mucky Fingers / October 16, 2008 11:30 AM

*Continue exercise regimen.
*Replace innertube on rear bike tire (again).
*Wish for rainy days below 60 degrees.
*Make a pot of feijoada.
*Soldier on.

snuh / October 16, 2008 11:53 AM

now that i've up and moved to CA, start planning how soon to come back to IL.

Nicole / October 16, 2008 12:33 PM

Hal - I hope you realize Sweetest Day is like Thanksgiving...always on the say day of the week. Not on the same date every year. This would be the first year it occurred on your anniversary.

Spook / October 16, 2008 12:55 PM

Damn fluff, you out?

I'm gone "miss" you girl

matt / October 16, 2008 12:57 PM

Enjoy one of the few perfect falls days we get.

fluffy / October 16, 2008 3:24 PM

Not so fast, Spook. They do have this internet thing in Texas too. And the plan is to come back to Chicago.

Val / October 16, 2008 4:28 PM

Find myself. Find my holloween costume. Find a good bottle of Champagne.

Starcrunch / October 16, 2008 8:00 PM

- Try not to go over-budget while working a job that pays literally less than minimum wage.
- Continue workout regimen to relieve stress.
- Fully utilize and grow my support structure to keep from going crazy during a year of service.

tracy / October 16, 2008 9:22 PM

staying up late to do a paper that could've been done hours ago. blasted facebook.

Luke / October 17, 2008 1:15 AM

hmmm...well, Annie and I just cancelled our vacation to the Dominican Republic because we don't know if she'll have her job when we get back. Since I'll be working next week now, I decided to take Friday off, so I guess that means that next on the agenda is:

1) Continuing to drink this evening until I feel like stopping or there's nothing else to drink, while watching Adult Swim (yay!)

2) Getting a much-needed haircut in the morning from my favorite barber, Norm.

3) Making a call or two to appease clients who are pissed off that I just cancelled all of my calls tomorrow (ideally, before step 4).

4) Going to Mac's for a little day drinking

5) Purchasing firewood and pumpkins for an evening of Halloween fun (by the way, anyone know where I can buy firewood within walking distance of Chicago/Damen???)

vanessa / October 17, 2008 8:18 AM

-Look for a yellow dress and yellow shoes for my Halloween costume.

-Read a good book over the weekend.

-Start dating again. Something about fall and cuddling, you know?

annie / October 17, 2008 12:55 PM

@ luke, (ahem) mentioning firewood and Chicago/Damen...people will think we are the neighborhood arsonist..who it appears has decided to take 2 nights off.

Hal / October 17, 2008 3:03 PM

Nicole -

a) You "hope [I] realize Sweetest Day is like Thanksgiving...always on the say day of the week."? Obviously, I didn't realize.

b) Yet you act like it's a failing that I don't keep track of a bullshit holiday?

c) It was also a joke. You're that person in a group, right? The know-it-all that steps on any joke or smart-ass remark to show how smart you are? Sheesh.

On topic:

Having had a moderate success with the Red Wine Beef Daube (French Beef Stew) in my new dutch oven, make the gorgonzola-stuffed gnocchi and prep the Prosciutto-wrapped chicken with rosemary skers for tomorrow night.

trying / October 17, 2008 3:03 PM

Avoid alcohol until at least Tuesday, when I'll pee on a stick and see if my boyfriend managed to knock me up. Unlike 13 years ago, this time that would be good news.

Steven / October 17, 2008 6:30 PM

Just waiting for John McCain to put his Darth Vader helmut back on and go find another galaxy to rant in.

jennifer / October 19, 2008 6:53 PM

time to buckle down and move past the anxiety and write these funding applications.

cold out / October 19, 2008 10:05 PM

glass half empty:
Wondering how I will cure lonliness.

glass half full:
He's out there.

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