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.

The Saddest Dad

We found this hand-written note to a dad blowing in the wind in the middle of a frisbee golf course.

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


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!