Year: 2009

Chicago giving more parking tickets: Good!

I don’t understand why people complain about the city giving more parking tickets. You park illegally, you get a ticket. Pretty simple. That was something I tweeted recently. I got some interesting reactions: aaa: @spudart I think the problem is how nit picky they become: almost vulture over meters. supah: @spudart they’re complaining about getting …

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Chicago Cubs Championship coins from 1907 and 1908

An eBay seller is trying to sell some “Chicago Cub Half Dollars from 1907 and 1908.” Only thing is that they are not Chicago Cub Half Dollars. They are merely normal half dollars from 1907 and 1908–the years the Cubs won the World Series. I sent a question to the seller, chicagosportsandmoresanto: ================= The image …

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Time shouts for joy

After making the last blog post, “A humidifier with water fills my heart with joy,” I was thinking that maybe it was too cheesey. But then the next day I across these verses in Psalms 65. It’s cool how even the hills have joy. The meadows and valleys shout and sing together with joy. Even …

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A humidifier with water fills my heart with joy

First sentence: — I’m happy in the morning when my humidifier still has water inside the tank. It’s funny how if the above sentence has slightly different meaning if the phrase “i’m happy” gets moved elsewhere in the sentence. Second sentence: — In the morning it makes me happy when my humidifier still has water …

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Extra rooms discovered in your apartment

Do you ever dream that you discovered a new rooom in your house/apartment? I mean sleeping-dream about it. Sometimes I’ll dream that there was this room all along in my apartment that I never knew about. I get so excited about how there’s a new room. Yet it’s also perplexing that I never knew the …

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H1N1: the secret agent of flus

I was at home sick all last week with some sort of flu. The doctor didn’t know if it was the seasonal flu or the swine flu. He thought I had the seasonal flu, but H1N1 is so similar to seasonal flu in the symptoms, I could have possibly had H1N1. Who knows? H1N1 is …

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The spooky stolen bike mystery on Halloween in Chicago

The following is what I submitted for the “Incident Description” field on chicago.stolenbike.org. They ask, “Describe in your own words what you think happened to your bike. Please include any important or unusual details that make your situation unique.” Was my thief in a halloween costume? Or perhaps a Halloween ghost? I locked my bike …

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Every 8 years comes extremely bad design on the web

First Geocities. Eight years later MySpace. What will come next? I’m guessing around 2012 we’ll have another attack of extremely poor design online. But you still have to hand it to Geocities and MySpace. Despite their total ignorance of design, they did innovate new ways to publish on the web. Come 2012, we’ll have another …

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Etymology app for the iPhone

Etymology. There’s no app for that. Dear iPhone developers, Please give the world an app for etymology. Much love, matt