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This is the archive page for the month [September 2005]; 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.

Notes from a roadtrip. | September 26, 2005
September 23, 5:45 pm. Greetings from I-55, somewhere in the middle of Illinois, where I am currently making a roadtrip with my childhood friend Tom to the sleepy suburb of St. Charles, Missouri, where we both grew up. I'm writing...

What a weekend!, day 2. | September 20, 2005
Yesterday I got to talking about the unusually busy weekend I just had, because of my friend Alamar being in town from Germany, and us getting a bunch of this stuff out of the way because he's very close to...

What a weekend! | September 19, 2005
Well, we're on the tail end of my friend Alamar's visit to Chicago - just today and tomorrow, then he spends the entire day Wednesday in transit back to Germany. It just so happens that most of Alamar's biggest experiences...

[randommedia]: Conversation with my friend Alamar, Chicago Metra train ride to Fermilab | September 17, 2005
An episode of my podcast [randommedia], this one a conversation with my visiting German friend Alamar, during our suburban train ride to the campus of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Regarding Fermilab and the kindness of strangers. | September 16, 2005
So, regular readers will know already that my friend Alamar is visiting Chicago right now from his home in Germany. And yesterday we finally got out to one of Alamar's "must-see" destinations, the Fermi National Accelerator Lab in the far...

Odds and ends. | September 14, 2005
I've got a number of notes piling up here on my Treo; so in usual fashion I thought I'd just post them all at once today. Enjoy. --So, day 7 of my friend Alamar's Chicago vacation, and things are still...

Alamar's trip - a report from day 6. | September 13, 2005
Well, hi there, everybody, and my apologies for being too sick to post an entry yesterday. (Don't worry - all will be explained below.) As regular readers know, my friend Alamar is in town right now, visiting America for the...

[randommedia]: Conversation with my friend Alamar, Chicago el ride | September 10, 2005
An episode of my podcast [randommedia], this one a conversation with my German friend Alamar during his first-ever visit to Chicago, recorded on the red-line el train.

[randommedia]: Sidewalk conversation between bars, Belmont and Clark, Chicago | September 10, 2005
An episode of my podcast [randommedia], this one a drunk conversation with friends drifting in and out, as we walk down the sidewalk at Belmont and Clark from a horrible karaoke night to a cool indie-rock dive bar.

[randommedia]: Report from an impromptu party at my apartment, 3:30 a.m., Uptown, Chicago | September 10, 2005
An episode of my podcast [randommedia], this one a very drunken conversation with my friend Tom, on how it is that I suddenly find myself hosting a rowdy party in my studio apartment at 3:30 in the morning, in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

Penises! Here's what women think of 'em. | September 9, 2005
(Caution: Today's entry discusses sexuality in a graphic fashion, including several homoerotic comments from your humble bisexual narrator. Those who don't wish to read about such things [including, as always, the author's family] should skip today's post.) So, last week...

Bike adventure: Uptown to the end of Lakeshore Drive. | September 8, 2005
Huzzah! My first summer as a Chicago bicyclist is now officially under my belt, and the benefits to my life (that I've been dutifully recording here all summer) have been enormous - I'm in better shape than ever, in better...

Odds and ends. | September 7, 2005
I have a growing number of notes piling up on my Treo, so in usual fashion I thought I'd post them all at once today. Enjoy. --A recent disturbing thought, inspired by the disaster which has turned out to be...

This might be the most pointless entry I've ever written. | September 6, 2005
I've been debating with myself for weeks, in fact, about whether or not to even write about this, because it really is that pointless. See, there's this local television station here in Chicago, channel 23, too low-rent to even be...

Whatever happened to Great American Disasters? | September 2, 2005
Wow - the extent of the destruction in New Orleans is so overwhelming, my mind is still having a hard time even wrapping itself around it all. In fact, I think the only real comparison to be made is to...

Random notes for September 2nd. | September 2, 2005
Some random notes, while I'm here: --Hee-ho, 78 new photos at my Flickr account today! This seems to be following a trend I've set since starting up the Movable-Type-powered version of my blog, earlier this summer; namely, I'm getting to...

How do you entertain a German for two weeks? | September 1, 2005
(Okay, a couple of tech warnings today before anything else: 1) I just consolidated a bunch of old journal entries earlier today, so those who read this through my feed are going to see them all show up again in...