Monday, May 29, 2006

Great weekend

Three day weekends rock. I went out each night, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Cubs game on Saturday afternoon, a BBQ Sunday afternoon and to the X-Men movie this afternoon. So much activity! Good times. And the best part? This coming week is only four days long.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


At a meeting yesterday (that I can't say too much about due to NDA), one of the presenters gave a great quote: "I firmly believe that God creates opportunity for those who step up and take opportunity."

Umar Saleemi

Umar Saleemi asked me to help his page rank.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Honeyboy Edwards

Last night I went to see Honeyboy Edwards at a show hosted by the Old Town School of Folk Music (where I take guitar classes). This guy is a blues guitar legend. He'll turn 91 years old this July. 91! Unreal. One thing that makes him so special is that he's one of the last living links to Robert Johnson, a founder of Delta Blues who died in 1938. Honeyboy was even with Johnson on the night he died. Johnson is cited as an influence by tons of famous musicians, including Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and U2, to name a few. The show was solid. He's old and slowed down some, but he still plays deliberately and with precision, with a raspy hollow voice. It was definitely worth seeing. You can catch him at the Chicago Blues Festival this June 8-11.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Indentured Servitude

Yes folks, I'm entering the 21st century world of indentured servitude: I'm taking out a mortgage and buying property.

Kidding aside, assuming everything goes through I'll move this summer to a condo in Lakeview. It's a gut rehab, so everything inside will be new and fairly high-end (hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, washer and dryer in unit). I'm pretty jazzed!