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This is the archive page for the month [February 2000]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

I call them Hipster Weekends. | February 29, 2000
They happen to me every so often, where just about everything you do over the course of three days is also being attended by the movers and shakers of the Chicago arts scene. Usually they're centered around special occasions -...

It's time for the ol' mailbag. | February 28, 2000
Actually, I had a really interesting weekend, but I'm exhausted from it so will wait until tomorrow to tell you how it went. (In a nutshell: I got trashed at Carrie's book release party, got in a big conversation about...

Dave Eggers - now HE'S a rock star. | February 24, 2000
The founder of Might and McSweeney's magazines is reading tonight at Quimby's Bookstore in support of his new book, and Shappy's been telling me this week about all the rock-star demands his publicist has been sending along - no one...

Tempe, Day 3. | February 23, 2000
Something to keep in mind about six people in a one-bedroom apartment is that, not only can you not have sex, you don't even have the time or privacy to masturbate. For me this is a problem. Ever since I...

Tempe, Day 2. | February 22, 2000
There's a couple of things to know about the city of Mesa, Arizona, things we were unaware of ourselves until after the fact: 1) The city of Mesa has virtually banned all smoking in public places, including parking lots; and...

Dear Patrick and Carrie: The leather jacket was a hit. | February 21, 2000
All weekend in Arizona people were referring to me alternately as "Slick," "Badass," and "Steve McQueen." (Okay, mostly because I was telling them to refer to me that way.) Amazingly it was too hot during most of the day to...

Good grief. | February 15, 2000
I was fairly dismayed by the lack of acknowledgement from other cartoonists over the retirement of Charles Schulz. An argument could have been made in the case of the daily strip, in that his retirement announcement had caught everyone by...

Look out, Dr. Carter! | February 11, 2000
The Sweeps stunt on E.R. last night was fucking intense! Carter and Lucy spent the episode watching a walk-in patient who they later diagnose as a paranoid schizophrenic. Then near the end of the episode, Carter goes to a back...

Douglas Coupland is obsessed with me. | February 8, 2000
Or, more accurately, Douglas Coupland is obsessed with my ear infection. I went and saw my literary hero speak for the first time Monday night at Barbara's Bookstore on Wells, on tour for his new novel Miss Wyoming. (Which, by...

Masturbation -- I stand corrected. | February 3, 2000
Heard from several women yesterday about the masturbation essay I wrote yesterday. They correctly pointed out that self-knowledge often aids in having orgasms with a partner. I should have clarified my thoughts; my musing was about the fact that once...

I wonder if I masturbate too much. | February 1, 2000
It's a thought that occured to me this week, after hearing from a female e-friend that she masturbates more than the male average, based on a report she found recently. So then I told her how many times I masturbate...