Archives: [February 2003]
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This is the archive page for the month [February 2003]; 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.

God, I'm so broke right now. | February 27, 2003
How broke am I? I'm so broke I had to convince the woman at my convenience store to swap me fifty pennies for two quarters so I could ride the train over to Lincoln Square tonight to meet up with...

Jason Pettus, beefaholic. | February 25, 2003
Have I told this story yet? My friend Carrie has a medical condition right now that's making her anemic; among other advice, her doctor has strongly advised her to eat a serving of red meat once a day, for the...

I went on a date last night. | February 21, 2003
It's the first date I've been on in about nine months - or, if you want to get technical about it, since my ex-girlfriend and I never really went on a formal "date" before starting to go out, it's actually...

Viva la Wi-Fi! | February 17, 2003
My friend Garth had a surprise for me today when I went over to his place to check my email; namely, the entire time he's had his laptop he's also owned a wireless modem (otherwise known as a WiFi card)...

I got an answer to my book. | February 15, 2003
"My book" in this case being Slut Summer, a nonfiction book I wrote in 2002 about the Chicago swinging community. For those who weren't following along at the website while the book was being written, basically I threw myself into...

That girl I like is here again. | February 14, 2003
I'm at Katarina's, a coffeehouse near the corner of Irving Park Road and Damen. Katarina's is one of the last successful independent coffeehouses on the entire northside of Chicago, mostly because they're a full restaurant and live-music club during the...

I'm at the Hideout. | February 11, 2003
It's one of those infamous secret uber-slacker bars where all the famous indie-rockers hang out so that they won't have people bothering them because they're famous indie- rockers. Everyone at the Hideout is a hipster, in fact, and it's considered...

I threw up at the poetry party. | February 10, 2003
Granted, I did wait until I was a couple of blocks away from the party before throwing up. And yes, it was only a quick little vomit into someone's side yard and then I was fine again the rest of...

I got a piece of mail addressed to my ex-girlfriend. | February 9, 2003
We haven't dated for about nine months now, but back when we first became a couple there was a period when she was having her mail delivered to my place (after she had left her New York apartment but before...

I had six teeth removed today. | February 7, 2003
For those who missed the last issue, I'm in the middle of having my horribly disfigured mouth reconstructed right now - the six-month process includes eight root canals, six surgical extractions, fourteen cavities filled, a whole mess of crowns, and...

The space shuttle blew up this weekend. | February 5, 2003
And I know this is going to sound callous, but I just haven't been able to work up the sense of loss and grief that the media keeps telling me I'm supposed to be having right now. I mean, all...