A Love Note

A group of friends and I were on our way to a “Jungle Fever” themed dance when we decided to ditch the dance for some Mexican food. As we were walking to the restaurant I came across this piece of paper on the floor. I’ve kept it in my dorm since.

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

Laura and Max

This was found on the floor one rainy weekday night.

No Offense Intended

Just saw this note on the ground after leaving a coffee shop at 18th Ave. and Geary Blvd., and thought it was a pretty fair and balanced proposition for a casual “dudes only” hookup.

Love Tess

I found this on the street in front of a liquor store. I found it a few years ago but I kept it in my wallet. It seems really desperate to me.

What I Want in a Guy

There are six pages with writing in this spiral notebook (with the cover “Orient’e – Authentic Oriental, Made in Japan”), none of which look like they were done by the same person. Following a first page that simply says, “Mike’s Phylosiphy”, and several blank pages interspersed with a crossed out grocery list and a page … Continued

Spies?

I found this love letter of sorts while closing at my job. I believe it was on a bookshelf in the biography section but I’m not sure.

I Ask That Some Girl Will Open This Up

This young man clearly suffers from “nice guy” syndrome, and is driven to leave notes promoting his own worthiness for any girl who might come along. I’m particularly heart-broken by the passage at the end, in which he says he doesn’t believe in abusing girls.

Pick-up Lines

I found this at my school wedged between my desk.

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