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

I mean it this time - 'Slut Summer' is almost here. | April 28, 2003
For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, I wrote this nonfiction book last year called Slut Summer about the Chicago swinging community. Or, er, to be more specific, I actually got actively involved last year with the...

I'm walking and I'm typing. | April 25, 2003
Specifically, I'm walking to my friend Garth's apartment, a total distance of about two miles, so I can get online, and I don't have a new journal update yet, so I thought I'd attempt to type one on the walk...

An ex-lover is coming to visit me. | April 23, 2003
Her name is *Liz and she's about as close as I get to having a "One Who Got Away" type person in my past. We never exactly broke up, mostly because we never really went out in the first place...

Be Your Own Iron Chef: making the most of your leftovers. | April 21, 2003
(On Wednesday I reprinted an article here on Anglophilia that I wrote for a UK lifestyle website; today I thought I'd continue the streak and reprint yet another article I recently wrote. This one was for the Chicago arts-and-entertainment weekly...

Holy shit - I had a job interview. | April 18, 2003
Yeah, I know! It's the first interview I've gotten, in fact, in the six months I've been on my job search (and 150 resumes/applications I've sent out, for those who are keeping score.) And the irony of it all is...

I have a secret crush on you, England! | April 16, 2003
(This is an article I recently submitted to liv4now.com, a popular UK lifestyle website and AvantGo channel. I didn't really have any ideas for today's journal entry, so thought I'd just reprint the article here while I'm waiting to hear...

The Transition Year - month four. | April 14, 2003
It's become obvious to me that 2003 is to be one of the major transition years of my life - one where I emerge from the other side a completely different person, doing a completely different thing with my time,...

I've been thinking about the army recently. | April 11, 2003
This all came about because of this truly strange and sad article I read this week in the Christian Science Monitor. The article basically showed, through dozens of interviews, that many soldiers directly equate the anti-war protests here in the...

One of my readers has been writing about me. | April 9, 2003
It's A., the bass-playing Kansan who came and visited me here in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. I was telling her recently about how I got my AvantGo account set back up, now that I have a Palm Pilot...

Like the new look? | April 7, 2003
Yeah, I know, it's pretentious and goofy, but I don't really care. I was at the theatre recently (see below for more) and saw that a big-screen version of the excellent Alan Moore comic "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" is...