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This is the archive page for the month [December 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 don't care if you have green hair - you're still uncool when you sit in Starbucks. | December 29, 2000
Just a random thought I had the other night while walking through the intersection of Belmont and Clark. The commodification of America really is almost complete, isn't it? Every time I start to get really scared and freaked out about...

Me and the Great Books. | December 27, 2000
So a number of weeks ago now, I was approached by a rather imposing looking gentleman after the usual Monday open mic at Mad Bar. He introduced himself as Garth Katner and said that he was from the Great Books...

Happy holidays. | December 26, 2000
Yeah, I know I said I was going to update the site over the Christmas weekend. But I ended up obsessively looking at internet porn again (what a surprise) and ran out of time to do any writing. I discovered...

Random notes. | December 22, 2000
I'm feeling lazy today, and not in much of a mood to be at work, so I thought I'd spend my time commenting on various small subjects that have built up the last several weeks, none of which are important...

Coup! | December 21, 2000
(Sorry my journal entries have been so sporadic this week. I work for a client-based company, and our clients are all currently working their asses off to get their projects finished by Christmas - which means that we work our...

Yeesh, it's cold. | December 19, 2000
I'm talking negative-20 cold (-29 Celsius) here in Chicago right now. The kind of cold where the weatherman literally says on the air, "Don't go outside unless you absolutely have to." The kind of cold where you can literally get...

The stupidest election in American history. | December 15, 2000
I'll admit it - I am absolutely, completely fed up with American politics. And who can fuckin' blame me? Within the last two years we have seen our President get caught, red-handed, fucking a college student right inside the Oval...

Check it out. | December 14, 2000
Some professor in Virginia assigned my hypernovel "Creamed Corn" as required reading in his class! Just how fuckin' cool is that? I dropped him a note yesterday, curious as to what his class thought of it and what they had...

Glorious snow! Er, I mean - Fuckin' snow! | December 13, 2000
Well, there's no other way to put this - God took a big ol' dump on Chicago this week. We got 14 inches of snow on Monday, which is the most this city has gotten in a 24-hour period in...

The rest of my weekend. | December 12, 2000
(Hey, my friend and fellow AvantGo diarist Kim Holzer Leeds dropped me a note today, telling me that there's been some major malfunctions lately with her web host. She has created a temporary channel at Geocities so that AvantGo members...

Well, the bad news is... | December 11, 2000
...that the woman I was talking about on Friday, who I met at Lucy's party and fell in love with, is in fact Al's girlfriend. Which had me all confused, because I thought his girlfriend was this attractive, tough-looking blonde...

Out of commission...again. | December 8, 2000
Ugh, I missed yet another day of work yesterday. The note I found in my pocket from Lucy on WednesdayJoyblue that night. I read "1984" again, and got an insane reaction from the audience again. Hmm. Lucy's party was...weird. It...

Not what I expected. | December 5, 2000
Sometimes in my life I will have a moment of complete surprise, a reaction from people around me that I would've never guessed would happen. It is at these times that I am forced to re-organize my thoughts about the...

Finally, a couple of good days. | December 4, 2000
Ugh, what an unproductive week I had - out sick on Tuesday, a completely lame-ass essay on Wednesday, another skipped day on Thursday because work was too chaotic to get on the web, and then Day Without Art on Friday....