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

Late To Gym

I live in the ‘burbs and commute to work in Chicago every Monday through Friday on the Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line. I found this folded-up note in the Arlington Heights train station parking. Lots of schoolkids also ride this train line, and this note undoubtedly belongs to one of them.

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!

Dear Cherisse

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

Give You “a” Call

We found this late one night after walking back from the Planetarium area of the lakefront. We were walking through the pedestrian and bicycle underpass and saw it, handwritten side up.

Self-Inflicted

My friend Justin and I found this Post-it when cleaning off the desk of a recently fired co-worker. The circumstances of her leaving were dubious and she was kind of a mystery herself, so this became all the more curious a message to us. I promptly taped it to my desk where it’s been the … Continued