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This d-a-m-n weather!

Saturday, May 29th, 2004

Why is it, every Memorial Day weekend, the weather is always rainy and cold? A three day weekend that we have to spend indoors. We might as well just go to work on Monday!

It’s Saturday afternoon and I thought I’d be able to spend some time on the roof deck today, getting some sun, and reading a book. There’s no sun in sight, it’s windy and cold, so I’m inside playing around on eBay and watching bad movies on cable. Even Vega seems depressed.

At least I’m going to be spending tonight and tomorrow with friends. That’s one advantage of having a three day weekend — more time with friends.

Country Western Bar Filled with White Trash

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Yesterday was Dad’s birthday, so the family went out for dinner at Pizza D.O.C. on Lawrence, near Western. We took the festivities to Carol’s Pub afterward for beers and karaoke. Laura had mentioned how fun Carol’s is on Thursday because of karaoke. I quickly put in my slip (and a tip for the karaoke dj) for a song and then another slip minutes later. I wanted to sing some country music! The people who sang were entertaining, a couple of people were good, but most people were just God-awful! The most memorable awful performance of the night was the overweight lesbian who wore a skin tight lime green top, black skirt, and red leather sandals with heart shape details. Her rendition of Me and My Bobby McGee was, literally, painful! “Big Tits,” as my father named her, was the worst karoake singer I have heard in my entire lifetime.

The dj called me up for my first song but he was playing the wrong song so I had to take my seat and wait for him to call me again. Many, many minutes later, the dj called me up to sing, and I rocked out Long Time Gone by the Dixie Chicks. It was soooooo much fun! Those hillbillies love their country music. People were hooting and hollaring, clapping, and stomping their feet.

Besides “Big Tits,” the white trash couple making out near the stage were grossing me out. They weren’t just kissing; they were going at it! At one point, she straddled him and they were grinding! Ugh, get a frickin’ room already!

We left soon after my song. I don’t think too many people in our group will be going back there anytime soon. I may go back next month for their karaoke contest. The winner gets a trip for two to Las Vegas. Seeing fat chicks with big boobs in too-tight shirts, and gross, grinding hillbillies may just be worth it for a free trip to Viva Las Vegas!!!

Holy awesome deal Batman!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004
Just found out about this awesome deal from Travelzoo. Too bad I have a job that I must keep and a Master's program I'm already committed to, or I'd be on one of those flights, headed back to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Superstar Dreams

Monday, May 24th, 2004
This past Saturday I auditioned for an American Idol-esque television show called "Gimme the Mike" for NBC 5. It's a local television show where Chicago singers compete to be the "Gimme the Mike" champion. The rules and regulations said that ... [Continue reading this entry]

Happy Birthday…

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004
....to Julie Pesce (pictured here with Felicia), my best friend from high school. Jul, I hope you're out enjoying your day and having a blast. I owe you a birthday dinner, or a drink at least!

A good laugh

Saturday, May 22nd, 2004
My old pal Chris sent this comic strip to me today. Thought it was pretty funny and wanted to share with everyone.

Chicago Summer Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 20th, 2004
One of the reasons I love Chicago so much is our summer season (whenever it decides to arrive and stay for a while) and all the events and activities it has to offer. This summer will be no different ... [Continue reading this entry]

Big Frank finally did it!

Monday, May 17th, 2004
After 35 years with the Chicago Police Department, Dear Old Dad hung up the gunbelt and turned in the badge. But, as you can see, he kept the riot helmet. The whole famiglia went out last ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mio Sopranino

Monday, May 17th, 2004
Since everyone has been introduced to Vega, Felicia's pony - uh, I mean dog - I thought I'd give my baby a little face time, too. This is my little buddie, Soprano. He enjoys watching Cubs games ... [Continue reading this entry]

Sunday night

Sunday, May 16th, 2004
It's almost midnight on Sunday night and I'm exhausted. But I can't seem to pry myself away from my laptop and go to sleep. I know I will regret this in the morning when I'm cranky and moving ... [Continue reading this entry]