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This is the archive page for the month [June 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'm so glad I don't have internet access at home right now. | June 30, 2000
Every time I've gotten trashed in the last three weeks, I get home and suddenly decide that it's the perfect time to write you a drunken, obsessive, sloppily-composed letter about how much I miss you. Which of course I do,...

That guy was in the convenience store again. | June 29, 2000
He works there, at the one right behind the alley from my building. I've probably stopped in that convenience store just about every day now for the three years I've lived in my current apartment - in the morning for...

Palm makes their first mistake. | June 28, 2000
So, this from PDAlive, a website which presents the latest news from the world of portable devices: Palm risks alienating two of its leading partners tomorrow, when it will announce support for an expansion card format incompatible with those used...

Odds and ends. | June 27, 2000
Lots of little things to talk about today, so I thought I'd break them up by subject, just like America's most beloved columnist, Larry King. Blasphemous plays. Last week I saw the new play by my friends at Defiant Theatre,...

My penis was asking about you last night. | June 21, 2000
Actually, I'm going to be a total tease and choose not to write about this. It was going to be a little story about someone I once had sex with, and how the other night I was laying in my...

Real poets don't go to Prom. | June 20, 2000
Or, at least, that seems to be the impression after attending the first annual "Prom Night" at the Mental Graffiti open mic last night at Madbar. The show was supposed to be everyone's reminisces and anecdotes about their Prom experiences,...

You're getting sleepy. You're getting very sleepy. | June 19, 2000
Well, I'm back from a successful and fun weekend in St. Louis. I'm about to keel over from sleep deprivation, but I'm back. Friday night at Midway was like dealing with a psychotic ex-girlfriend - "I want to get back...

I've been having action-adventure dreams. | June 16, 2000
It's the damnedest thing - for the last two nights in a row, I've had dreams that could've been made into summer blockbusters starring Bruce Willis. Last night I dreamt that I was a cocaine smuggler and that I had...

I took too much speed last night. | June 15, 2000
I was in a bad mood so I took four ephedrine pills instead of two before heading out to Joyblue. Ah, Joyblue. Every Wednesday at 9 pm I say, "Tonight's the night I stay sober and be a good little...

I've got comics on the brain. | June 14, 2000
Between designing the site for my friend Carrie's strip "Alternator," reviewing about ten comics this week for TheComicStore.com, and doing a feature article on the new Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud, my whole life seems to have become centered on...

My chair's all squishy. | June 13, 2000
It rained for exactly ten minutes in Chicago this morning, and it just so happened to be the ten minutes I was walking from the el to work. So now I'm drenched from head to toe, thus ensuring that I...

I had a fun weekend. | June 12, 2000
It wasn't terribly exciting, but enjoyable nonetheless. On Saturday morning I met up with Carrie, who I'm designing a website for. She and Patrick just got back from New York, where she was in a really popular comic art show...

5 a.m. and nothing to do. | June 9, 2000
My body's been acting kind of funky this week, because I'm out of money and haven't been eating or smoking regularly. I woke up at 5:00 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. I just lied in my bed...

Day jobs. | June 8, 2000
I've recently become a big fan of an Alaskan humor columnist named Marty Beckerman, and this week we've been corresponding back and forth a bit. He asked me what I do for a day job and what my goals as...

I know that creepy Snickers panda guy. | June 7, 2000
Do you know the commercial I'm talking about? It shows a typical office environment, except there's a guy standing around, making a picture of a panda bear in a magazine talk in a falsetto voice. "Ooh, let's all eat bamboo...

If I were a girl I'd be in a punk rock band. | June 6, 2000
And not just any punk rock band but the hardest, loudest, most badass punk band in the history of time. And what's more, I'd play bass in the punk band. I'd play bass and be the lead singer, slinging that...

Starfuckers unite! | June 5, 2000
(Warning: lethal amounts of name-dropping lie ahead.) Well, it was a very busy weekend here in the Windy City, thanks to the random overlap of three different events - 1) the ABA's BookExpo America convention; 2) the Printer's Row book...

Letters from Iceland, part 3. | June 2, 2000
My friend Kim Holzer Leeds vacationed in Iceland last week and was kind enough to send along an online journal of the experience. Today are the last two reports she sent before heading back to the US. (You can also...

Scalpin' tickets at Wrigley Field. | June 1, 2000
My friend *Matt has quite an interesting entrepreneurial job - he scalps tickets, mostly at Cubs and White Sox games, but will also travel out-of-state to cover the occasional rock concert or Notre Dame match. I've always found this aspect...