Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Logo feedback?

Dan Lutger (Panther Style / Reptoids / luku rocks photography & design) was kind enough to put together a logo for me! What do you think?

Pretty snazzy, huh?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hey there, how's you're week going so far?

My week is already crazy, and it's only Monday night! But it's also already been exciting and exhilarating. It's been a little scary too but things that are brand new always are, and if they're not then you're not really pushing yourself. And believe you me, i am excited to explore and conquer new territories. So let's go!

Friday, January 27, 2012

A glimpse out of my new window.

Wondering if I should do a time-lapse shoot when Lolla sets up in a few months...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Life is good.

I have big, big things going on and can't wait to share the full extent of what's going on but let's just say everything in my world seems to be firing in the same positive direction at the exact same time and I am taking NONE OF IT for granted!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

This is not the reason behind my brief posts.

Though you'd be forgiven for thinking it's because Sasha the Cat is stealing my Interwebz with her butt!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yes, yes, yes ... I'm aware!

My posting has been limited. I'm not talking as much. Lotsa photos and not lotsa words. This will change somewhat soon but for now I am SO BUSY.

Loves you.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's hard...

...to accurately convey just how exciting life is right now. Which makes me realize that maybe we don't write about the moment, we write about the effect of the moment and the moments that precede and follow that moment.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

OM nom nom burgers!

The burgers here were delicious!

The number of burger joint Foursquare thinks I visited REALLY seems like it should be much higher though...

Friday, January 13, 2012


Last night, through a simple challenge issued by Do312 to Chicagoist and Red Eye, this happened.

You have to love it when over 200 people show up for an impromptu snowball fight and the local news (and other news stations (?!)) stations deem it worthy of coverage to the point that a few actually led with us! And, thank god, #Snowbrawl2012 and #WickerPark's local trending on Twitter finally pushed #JustinBieber out of the top trends in Chicago.

Thank YOU to everyone who came out!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In a really good place.

Ten years ago I was unemployed, a victim of the post-9/11 recession and a dip in the entertainment industry. I wish current me could've talked to ten-years-ago me and let him now just how awesome his future was going to be.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I had a really hard time getting going this morning, to the point that I'm going to the gym AFTER work instead of before (something I absolutely hate doing), but this has added the necessary kick to my day to launch my good mood-o-meter.

Monday, January 09, 2012


...I have none. I mean, I'll keep up the daily gym routine and keep stretching creatively in my personal and professional lives but those are ongoing projects do don't really qualify as "resolutions."

Over the past few months I've made a concerted effort to fight my weaknesses and support my strengths so since I view that as an ongoing concern I feel no need for some sort of reset with the change of calendar years.

THAT SAID, if you are one of the folks that decided to take advantage of January 1, or thereabouts, to make a positive change in your life then I certainly applaud you. I will always support the notion of someone looking to improve themselves (or just make themselves happier through accomplishment) no matter when they decide to do so.

Whether your resolution took place January 1, or months ago, or years ago, or will take place next week or after that there is one thing I'm certain of. You can do it. You can succeed. And you will succeed.


Friday, January 06, 2012

On the road again...

Starin' out the window, gettin' some thinkin' done...

Thursday, January 05, 2012

In a time long ago...

I'm watching the pilot for Moonlighting and these guys are jogging and all I can think about is a) sweatpants were both really tight and acceptable to wear outside of the house and b) holy crap remember when personal listening devices (you know, like a Walkman tape player) were both too cumbersome and expensive to wear while doing something so capable of causing those devices harm, e.g., running?

RELATED: The title sequences for '80s shows always strike me as shockingly primitive yet strongly comforting. Als, while I know their eventual union is what ruined the show, while they're NOT together ain't Dave and Maddie just SO adorable when they spar?

SEMI-RELATED: Bruce Willis with hair!!! His own hair!!!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

End days? I think not.

It's only January 5 and already 2012 is totally kicking ass. I hope the year is treating you just as well so far!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Age versus edge.

I lived in Humboldt for many, many years. Honestly, I liked it. Until I started dating GalPal. The last place I lived was right across from the park, on North, and while the scenery was terrific, that particular corner and slice of neighborhood was not. I actually would get nervous walking from the bus stop to my house sometimes, and that was a total of 500 feet, tops. I realized that while I could deal with that sort of thing I really didn't want to force my girlfriend to, so we moved and I finally settled down in the relatively safe confines of Bucktown. This was a move a younger Tankboy would have punched me in the face for and then make fun of me for being a yuppie sellout. Whatever, we feel safer. And I'm pretty sure that despite where I live I'm still more rock and/or roll than yuppie. At least I hope so.

But man, I do still really miss living right across from Humboldt Park sometimes.