Monday, March 30, 2015

30 March 2015: Signs of Things to Come

A new paint job for the former Morse L/Bullhead Cantina
The former Bullhead Cantina looks like it is getting ready for its next incarnation. Workers were outside today giving it a fresh coat of paint. They didn't know what was going in the space but i'm still hoping that someone will finally have the good sense to open a breakfast spot there, preferably a place that serves breakfast until the wee small hours. 
Because bacon and waffles at 2AM.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

15 March 2015: The Spirit of the Viaduct

Up until last night, i'd assumed that the reason the Red Line viaduct at Farwell Ave. is falling apart is because of the general collapse of the American infrastructure. So it was a great relief to discover a much more mythically awesome explanation. As this picture reveals, there is a guardian spirit living within the viaduct who just wants to break free and check out what's happening in Rogers Park. Some might question if this spirit is in fact a troll, what with the whole living under a bridge thing and all. But i feel relatively certain that this is not the case. Rogers Park has many, many trolls (If you doubt me, just check EveryBlock), but none of them have the placid and benign demeanor of this entity. 

For the sake of reference, here is a wider view of the crumbly bit of viaduct 
where the mystical being appeared.

Friday, March 13, 2015

13 March 2015: How Much Is that Beaver in the Window?

The window displays at Edgewater Antique Mall are always fabulous. 
but today's is one of the best i've seen. Even though i am not usually a big fan
of taxidermy,
in this case i'll make an exception.

Friday, March 6, 2015

6 March 2015: And Now a Word from Tyrion Lannister

After months of ignoring the obvious, Tyrion Lannister today acknowledged
that the Starks had in fact been correct in warning that winter was coming.
However, he also pointed out that their prediction was both excessively gloomy
and short-sighted, since, just as winter must inevitably come,
it must also eventually go.