So I'm sitting in my gramma's bathroom this morning thinking about the toilet paper roll debate — how some people prefer their toilet paper hanging down the front, while others prefer the back-side hang. I never had a preference — but this particular white-square length was hanging down the back, draped against the smooth pink tiled wall. And I was thinking that hmm, could that add extra germs to … [Read more...] about Toilet Paper Roll Reflections. And Art?
Seriously, the creepy woman whispering “Shhh” in the trailer—that’s the best part of Shutter Island. But the end even ruined that part because you’re like—this woman’s really crazy, how could they get her in on this whole orchestrated plot? I love you, crazy woman. She should get an Oscar for “Best Featured Performance In a Trailer To Get People To Go See a Lackluster Movie.” … [Read more...] about Shhh…”Shutter Island” Not the Shit
Puerto Ricans know how to party. And how to dress. And how to party. There's always something going on during the weekend in my Humboldt Park neighborhood, it's Puerto Rican Fest, like, every day. Did I mention they're rad dressers? It's getting pretty chilly here in Chi (and in my apartment, also known as Draftsville), so I dug up a video I took this summer—at the "official" Puerto Rican Day … [Read more...] about Shoes Made for Puerto Rican Walking
I was almost out of gas, and stuck in this waiting-for-the-millionth-train-to-pass line of cars. Then I spot a gas station. Or was it an auto repair place. Gas station! So I turn left at the light, and am waiting to turn into Ass-Saver Oasis, my car lurking. And I'm trying to nose into a line of cars, that, yes, has the green light, but if I didn't get to that pump, the road would see a higher … [Read more...] about A Note to All Drivers
So I was in Dixon, IL—Ronald Reagan's boyhood hometown—the kind of place where you eat a frozen banana dipped in that chocolate stuff that dries, cracks and peels like paint, while watching towering corn crop-sprayers ramble down the road. I was at this gallery opening—a local high school art teacher did the judging, there was free white zin and good cookies—and this woman's backside catches my … [Read more...] about D-Bag Buzz