June 27, 2004

should we send back our $300 refunds?

the iraq war will cost each family $3415. (via metafilter)

also, while i'm at it, seeing all of the flags half-mast for reagan is starting to piss me off. what makes his life any more important than those lost in iraq?

shouldn't we have just been flying the flags at half-mast throughout the whole 'war' for all of the fallen?

Posted by donna at 04:19 PM | Comments (0)

oh misery.

this is 12 shots of absolute lemon lined up on a bar on southport ave.

last night, i went to a bachelorette party.

later, when they made me go to barleycorn's, i wanted to shoot myself - or everyone in there. it was hard to decide.

did you know that upstairs at the wrigleyville barleycorn, there's a vip section with velvet ropes and everything? seriously. puhleeease.

the place doesn't even have old style.

Posted by donna at 02:06 PM | Comments (0)

June 23, 2004

e.t. buckle up.

this may be the best sign ever.

seriously, ever.

connecticut rocks.

Posted by donna at 06:16 PM | Comments (0)

June 20, 2004


at epcot, i turned my future-phone into a portable do-it-yourself photo studio.

as a bus full of disney characters rolled up outside of japan, i kept my eye on mickey and followed him to his designated 'photo-op' place.

as my first photo was so quick and skillful, i had time to get both pluto and donald to pose with me as well.

the 'spotters' (the people who babysit the characters) all thought i was crazy for taking the photos myself.

i offered to email the photo to mickey, but he didn't say anything.

Posted by donna at 03:08 PM | Comments (0)

June 18, 2004

excessive, yet fun.

last night, i ate dinner at the haunted mansion dinner theater thingy at disney mgm studios theme park.

it was a big production. it was hosted by madame carlotta and her faithful butler, broome. and i thought my job was strange - these people host fake dinner parties at disney world all under the conceit that you're at the haunted mansion. well, you are kinda at the mansion, it's the actual set they used in the movie - yeah the crappy one with eddie murphy.

the food was pretty good and pretty strange. pictured is the 'blood orange sorbet' artfully served atop a hollow skull made of ice that is made to glow with red led's and made to steam with little chunks of dry ice. yeah, pretty over the top.

the main course was a giant rib-eye steak served with some sort of merlot reduction poured over it. it looked just like blood. inspired, i say.

Posted by donna at 11:44 AM | Comments (0)

June 16, 2004

my favorite tubcat.

this is buddha.

she weighs 18 lbs.

she is a force to be reckoned with.

at my last apartment, the floorboards would creak when she would walk across them. she is that much.

i bathe her regularly because she has some trouble reaching her rear end. after about a week's time, this causes her to smell quite shitty.

still, she's the most well behaved cat i've ever seen. all hail buddha.

Posted by donna at 10:54 PM | Comments (1)

June 14, 2004


thank you very much
check over and down there on the right.

under 'images'. yup - you guessed it, i finally posted the photos.

the pestering paid off. thanks.

now there is proof i went to thailand.

soon to follow are more photos from previous trips and outings.

Posted by donna at 12:46 AM | Comments (0)

June 10, 2004


if i post something here and there's the threat that someone might read this, i'll talk myself into getting off my ass and posting all my pictures from bangkok - of which there are actually quite few, due to my forgetting to put my battery in my camera one day.
oh well, at least i had my futurephone.

Posted by donna at 11:49 AM | Comments (3)

June 09, 2004

amateur vs. professional

this was found in the alley behind my house.
and this was found on a light pole in the south loop.
decide for yourself which is better.

Posted by donna at 03:41 PM | Comments (2)