Idiot List

Found along the walk.

A Good Start

I found this near an elementary school– it was a great way to start my morning.

No Maternal Instinct

While cleaning off a table I found this crumpled up napkin stuffed in the seat.

Caught You

I found this while shelving Teen books at the library where I work. The fluorescent yellow caught my eye as it was sticking out of a copy of Dramarama by E. Lockhart. It particularly made me chuckle because I imagine the first writer trying to use “Bookworm!” as an insult only to receive this comeback, … Continued

Page Me Later

One cold as fuck February night in Chicago in 1999, I went to my old apartment at Fullerton and Kedzie to watch the movie “Ran” with my friend and old roommate Kelli, who still lived there. Around 3 a.m. I stumbled out to my car, full of war-fatigue from the movie, and thinking all kinds … Continued

Blah

Found on the #77 eastbound Belmont bus on a Wednesday evening.

Mickey and Sister

Found this is an old box. Didn’t know Mickey played lute!

Proud Frankie

I got this record at the local flea market. I bought it from someone who definitely wasn’t Frankie’s parents. I researched this “Frankie” and found out that it probably is Franky Bandy, who actually started this “TearDrop” Records in Chicago.

Dear Cherisse

Found on a side walk in a gutter under the El tracks near Chicago and Franklin.