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The Cheerleaders

Posted on March 29, 2012

I watched the first season of Glee and liked it. After that it seemed to veer off course, or at least the course I wanted it to take. Sometimes I still catch an occasional episode or two and there’s something that’s always intrigued me. The cheerleaders wear their uniforms to school every day. The cheerleaders at my high school wore their uniforms only on Fridays. I guess I’m not really bothered by the Glee wardrobe choice, just maybe jealous my cheerleaders only chose the one day. In biology class my teacher assigned this freckled brunette girl Heidi as my partner. That meant we shared a table with two chairs for an entire semester. It also meant that I would never cut Friday’s class because….Heidi…

Quenchers and Rooney Mara

Posted on March 26, 2012

In an earlier post I mentioned a mate of mine, recluse author Clive Javanski. We did take that little trip and more on that later. But we also stopped at Quencher’s Saloon in Chicago – not too far from an old apartment of mine and my favorite little  dive bar, Mickey’s. If someone asked me to list my favorite drinky hangouts in the city Quenchers would be in the top 5. I’m not gonna go into all the details and  history of the place, and I’m not really an expert. But it’s where I had my first ever pint of O.K. Beer Okocim. It’s where I played Cibo Matto on the jukebox on a first date. She was impressed just a little more with…

My beloved Doc Martens

Posted on March 22, 2012

Another entry of nwidodgy’s “fashion week.” My beloved and trusted steel toe Doc Martens. They’ve been through a lot in their 10 years or so – many girlfriends, dive bars, a few different countries, a couple different Jeeps, several theater productions, and so on. And concerts. In fact, I apologize to all the gals and their little feet that they’ve stepped at crowded venues like Metro, Empty Bottle, Gogarty’s, Traxx, etc.