1. A friendly reminder of activity.

    Surprisingly, after I lost my job, I had a week of going out and throwing my resume everywhere, then a week and a half of sleeping as much as possible. The job loss and a lot of other things cluttered my brain, and I needed time to re-energize, resurge, and return to form, and probably a couple other words that begin with “re-“. I’ve been writing like hell for Chicago Literati, working on some short stories, listening to the new Rise Against record, going on OkCupid dates (all two of them), reading a collection of music interviews from The Believer, and wrapping my head around some stuff.

    I still sleep a lot though. That’ll never change.


  2. amandaonwriting:

    The things that happen when you don’t plot…


  3. I’m so proud of this I want to show it to my dad.


  4. "Greetings. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Romeo and I grew up in Chicago. I won’t give you my life story in one message but I’ve come a long way when it comes to understanding the universe. I am mainly writing to you tonight to present to you the concept of "As above, so below" and with this idea we can come to understand that just like our inner creations form so does this outer giant universe. Our emotion’s and things that we do continue to reflect and manifest through all of space and time forever. Oneness is the key to harness this power, understanding that we are one and reflections of the emotions of the universe which are really our emotions allows for true control. So with that concept we can send our positive vibration to the world and in this reward; the world will not send back positive vibration, but will manifest it. This allows for new and more dynamic frequencies of positivity to be open to us as a whole. There we can use law of attraction to recognize with this higher vibrational frequency and explore the opportunity it forecast. Synchronistic events will be the catalyst to the illumination of your divine spiritual exploration." - Sent at 2:10am

    Somebody sent me this message on OkCupid. At 2:10 in the morning.


  5. tetw:

    To win on of our 100 favourite non-fiction books (you get to choose which one) just reblog this post. Not on Tumblr? Tweet a link tagged #tetw. We’ll pick a random winner. No cash alternative. Judge’s decision is final. Bla bla bla.


  6. I wrote about Crumbs, working there, and finding out I was fired from the news.

    That’s right. I found out I lost my job by following the news.


  7. Concert Review: Afrojack at Navy Pier, 7/5/2014

    The sky thickened with clouds, but the news said it wasn’t supposed to rain. I believed the news and traveled to Navy Pier without an umbrella, but with my drawstring bag and my diabetic needs i.e. my insulin, my freezepack for the insulin, my testing kit, etc. I wasn’t sure how to dress for my first ever EDM concert, but I thought my funky jeans made up for the basic tank top. What I was sure of were my boots. Say what you want about combat boots, but I will die with my Doc Martens laced to my ankles.

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  8. Where I propose the idea to tear the T off the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.