From Potheads to Potholes

My first impression of Chicago? Holy Batman, look at them potholes! If you don’t, your car bumps, bleeps and yells at you. Upon sharing my amusement with a local, he whispers, “well, Chicago’s still a bit corrupt.” And I think again of Boston … as I’d been walking earlier, I kept picking up silent allusions to Boston (a building, a scene, lots of brick, etc.) and here’s another link I write down in my mental notebook. In Boston, the word on the streets has been that the Big Dig failed in large part due to mob involvement and I wonder if there’s a similar link between construction and corruption here in Chicago. On a funny note, while doing a quick search to confirm the spelling of potheads and potholes (all one word or hyphenated) I stumble on a funny memoir about a man who dedicates 8 years of his life to cataloging all of IL potholes, discovers new passion in his life and falls in love. Individually, they are evil, but as a collective whole, they can be good. Does that substantiate the theory of emergence? I’ll spare you a fanatic rant on emergence for the time being … but if you haven’t heard of it, I highly recommend checking it out.

Luckily, it snowed last night so the potholes will be temporarily packed and forgotten about. I also got several recommendations from some locals yesterday, so looking forward to an exciting Tuesday!

Fanciest McDonald’s Ever

  • Rock and Roll McDonald’s – yesterday
  • Wicker Park – yesterday
  • Ice Skating in Millenium Park – today
  • Free Museums on Tuesday – today
  • Hotdog Stand – today
  • Drinks on 98th floor of Hancock Building – today or tomorrow
  • Call Heather (friend of a stranger) for lunch or shopping – today or tomorrow
  • Pick up film and compare proofs against film, settings and filters – tomorrow



  • SirTokesAlot
    May 15, 2012 at 10:54 am

    what the hell ^^ hahahah

  • Chris
    February 26, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Hey Jewel, your “theme” got wanked. Bring back the black!


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