miles on the honda
Friday, October 31, 2003
Posted 12:41:12 PM by Ben
Sunday, October 26, 2003
Posted 10:13:32 PM by Ben
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Posted 2:32:18 PM by Ben
*answered the phone at 10am when my dad called to ask about computers. i told him i was still sleeping and i would call back when i got up.
not a very productive day. oh well. today i'm sitting here at work for five hours. this is less productive. the only question i have asked in the three hours that i've been here is, "do you know when daylight savings time begins? " man.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Posted 8:44:04 PM by Ben
our 25 hour train trip got off to a rough start, with a 1.5 hour delay right off the bat. we sat around and tried to amuse our selves. the big board said that their were technical issues to deal with. oh boy.
this was really the only picture that i took on the entire train ride. just not in much of a picture taking mood. next, andy and evelyn are sitting around the apartment in dc that we stayed at.
oh washington dc. we were going to ignore the whole tourist thing while there, but we couldn't resist. they are going to put a big fence around the washington monument soon, so i thought that i better get one last hug in with the monument before it was too late. then andy and i found this great statue of george mason, all alone in the middle of a flower garden, so we thought it only appropriate to hug him too.
they are also building this giant wwII monument right at the end of the reflecting pool, so the whole this is empty now. kind of sad and depressing. get some water back in their quick. then that night we went to see the ex at the black cat. damn fine band. i spent a good portion of the show watching the drummer. does anyone here at chicago know dorthee brantz? the drummer looked just like her.
this is the outside of the place in dc where we were staying. a very roughly converted warehouse off an alley. then, we went to new york and andy and i walked out to the center of the brooklyn bridge and pondered the city a little. kind of, mostly we just wondered where mike norbeck was and why we didn't see him running over the bridge. in case you didn't know, mike's the most wannabe brooklyn kid here at school.
now comes a little gap in the pictures. we hung out in new york for a few days, and then went up to suggs house in binghamton. we were fed great food, drank tons of wine and then spent two hour just soaking in a hot tub. the only picture i managed to take was my shriveled hand. then we went ba ck to margret's house in scarsdale the next day, ate more great food and sort of hung around and did little but relax. i took no pictures in this time. i guess i was too busy taking it easy for photographs. the next photo i have is wus hanging out in the nyu library while we waited for willa to get home. my sister looked at this picture and asked, why was there a yard sale in the library? yeah, we were kind of a mess.
we eventually made our way to times square, but we couldn't figure out who was on trl. that night we went to a game at shea stadium. what a shitty park, let me just say, if you go, don't get your heart set on finding nachoes, it might take you 2.5 innings to get some.
the next day we made our way up to boston via the chinatown bus. it might have seemed longer, but i just sat and read moneyball. that night we droped off our stuff and went to the middle east to see, among others, quasi. the next day we met up with liz bellis, who graduated from the u of c last year and now goes to harvard law school. she took us a law school drinking house (that's not the real name, but you get the idea) where we sat around and drank free beer all night. good ol' harvard.
then the next day i got on a train to rochester to visit pete, but i took no pictures there. none. so, that's it.
Thursday, October 02, 2003
first of all, the twins are in the playoffs. they beat the yankees in game one and as i write this they are playing them again in game two. of course i have to work tonight, so in lieu of watching the game i thought i'd listen to it on the internet radio. easy right? wrong. it cost money and i forgot that i don't have a code this year. in my last minute scramble to find a code i see that if i sign up to buy 8 free weeks of sports illustraed i get the free audio on the internet. so, i did and it worked. now all i have to do is remember to cancel in the next 8 weeks or i start paying money.
it's funny how things go. i'm just beginning the quarter, but the month of october is already filling up. this weekend we are painting the apartment, next my family is coming to chicago and the weekend after lindsay is coming to visit. i'll give you one guess which one i am looking forward to least.
baseball on the internet is about 1000 times more nerve racking than watching it on tv. every fly ball sounds like it could be a home run. the annoucers gets so excited that i think i'm going to have a heart attack each time something happens. it's only the second inning. i think i may not make it though the entire game.
school seems to come last in my mind on the priority list. maybe that's not best, but what can i do?