“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83954 Apr 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I am just amused that anyone thinks that being THEIR fb friend is such a privilege that other people would alter their behavior before risking a defriending.
Exactly. It comes across horrible.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83955 Apr 11, 2013
At a restaurant waiting for my friend. I ordered wine and actually had a preference as to what kind of Reisling I got. Does this mean I'm becoming a wine snob or an alcoholic? Both?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#83956 Apr 11, 2013
Wow. This guy needs clean underwear!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/pos...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83957 Apr 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Thru my now former job, I got passes to Disney parks last year. Me and a guest. Took the older one to the water par last year. Got same passes again this year. Took younger one today. Older one was in school.

Came home and at dinner, he asked me with no anger in his voice, but complete seriousness, "So where are you taking ME tomorrow?"
Ha...

I saw a picture of a young, surly looking Kim Jong Un with his dad at Disney. Even that ass got to go there.:(

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83958 Apr 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. This guy needs clean underwear!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/pos...
"Footage contains an expletive"

Heh. Duh?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83959 Apr 11, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. This guy needs clean underwear!

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/pos...
That was awesome!!!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#83960 Apr 11, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
You're probably right. I'll let you know next month.
i haven't had anyone ask me about famous chicagoans.

i thoguht of somethign else to warn you about... european pillows tend to be smaller and flatter than what we ahve here, so if you are a side sleeper or just need more pillow, bring a pillow case and shove a pair of jeans or a sweater in there to prop you up... that and some anxiety over work left behind left me with some crappy nights sleep...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#83961 Apr 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
No it was just south of teh corner of Clark and Belden. Cicero is pretty far away now and had poorer transportation then.
In the early 1960's my Chicago high school offered horseback riding clases in Lincoln Park. The garage/stable was just across the street from the St Valentines Day garage. It was torn down in the 70's I think. There is a highrise public housing for seniors on the site now. My husband lived about a block away when we met in the early 80's. I haven't walked the area on foot in 30 years. I don't think there is a plaque.
The only person posting here who references being in that neighborhood might be Sam
i thoguht that was at the Biograph at Lincoln just north of Fullerton...? my collegiate stomping ground...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83962 Apr 11, 2013
alcholic, resling is sheit.
Matilda77 wrote:
At a restaurant waiting for my friend. I ordered wine and actually had a preference as to what kind of Reisling I got. Does this mean I'm becoming a wine snob or an alcoholic? Both?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#83963 Apr 11, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
Meh. I don't really care why. I care why *he* thinks we did so that I can get my A. Beyond that...<shrug>
To stop communism. At least that was the government answer of the day.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83964 Apr 11, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
i thoguht that was at the Biograph at Lincoln just north of Fullerton...? my collegiate stomping ground...
Biograph was where John Dillinger was shot.
The St Valentines Day Massacre was in the garage at Calrk and Belden

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83965 Apr 11, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
Meh. I don't really care why. I care why *he* thinks we did so that I can get my A. Beyond that...<shrug>
When you get some extra time to read (hah! I know) find Barbara Tuchman's March of Folly. She explores 5 or 6 episodes in history where governments took action that could not possibly had a favorable outcome. Most are ancient or historical but she includes VietNam.
She is a good historian and very readable.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#83966 Apr 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Biograph was where John Dillinger was shot.
The St Valentines Day Massacre was in the garage at Calrk and Belden
meh, greater lincoln park, gangsters, prohibition, shootings.... it all runs together in my mind...:-j`

<ducks & runs>

in all seriousness, do i at least get points for putting some of that together ?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#83967 Apr 11, 2013
oh, and BTW, im making a quilt/blanket for a baby shower on saturday.... i'll try to remember to get a photo i can use for my avatar. the mom asked for books, so i found some book-character fabric and i'm trying a couple things for the first time.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#83968 Apr 12, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. This guy needs clean underwear!
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/pos...
Geez....Who would imagine, fishing for tuna from a kayak, might be problematic?..lol...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#83969 Apr 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Biograph was where John Dillinger was shot.
The St Valentines Day Massacre was in the garage at Calrk and Belden
...That must be correct, since Capone's mob enemys would have been on the northside...i know that is where O'Banion, the florist was.....Capone started out running just the southside....
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#83970 Apr 12, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...That must be correct, since Capone's mob enemys would have been on the northside...i know that is where O'Banion, the florist was.....Capone started out running just the southside....
Yeah, the florist was across the street from Holy Name Cathedral.
Too bad the buildings are gone. would make a great walking tour.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#83971 Apr 12, 2013
So I watched the movie Flight last night. It was really good (and as a random aside, has a really good soundtrack) but made me feel a lot more emotional turmoil than I was expecting.

My friend: "This movie makes me never want to drink again."
Me: "This movie makes me want a drink and a cigarette."

Speaking of alcoholics, Matilda...
;)
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#83972 Apr 12, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
At a restaurant waiting for my friend. I ordered wine and actually had a preference as to what kind of Reisling I got. Does this mean I'm becoming a wine snob or an alcoholic? Both?
It does not make you a wine snob. It makes you knowledgeable as to what you like. Riesling can be a very good aperitif. Wine snobs can also be ones who ridicule your choice of wines.

I'll leave the alcoholic part up to you.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#83973 Apr 12, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, the florist was across the street from Holy Name Cathedral.
Too bad the buildings are gone. would make a great walking tour.
We watch a series on HBO, Boardwalk Empire....about a bootlegger and mob boss in Atlantic ity and Capone comes in and out of the story....

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