Thursday, January 31, 2008


If you've ever had the pleasure of riding along with me in my car, anywhere, then you already know that everywhere we go we get VIP parking (partly thanks to one little blue sign.....great, I probably just fucked it up for myself). Anyway...but this time one time in particular, I open the door and I got a lil red carpet at my feet...
VIP PARKING! everywhere I go...
Other random shit:
An old school free.99 dildo..... shaped like an oversized index finger and thumb...
Gold diggin
Uggs abandoned in the right place.....
Someone made the right decision...
A dinner fit for sultans.....
Pollo entero!!!
Snaggled toothed Chalmers
Snaggle toothed!
the Lil Sultan himself
Cracked out leroy
I think again we were the only ones really laughing...
I see you.....

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I thought I hated the world, but thanks to MYSPACE.COM and it's awesome bulletin feature, I had the privilege of coming across someone who hates it just a little bit more than me. I definitely laughed out loud on several occasions while reading this, so I'm putting this up purely for everyone's entertainment..straight copy/pasted because even I couldn't come up with some of these things..sexual predators? Electric shoes? Enjoy! Oh, and if you're the individual who wrote this and you just so happen to be reading this, holler!

Mid-West Freshness

Is Online

Date: Jan 30, 2008 6:52 PM
Subject: i hate alot of shit
Body: like....

garbage cans
elecrtic shoes
mrs. eytel
rpg games
text messages
sexual predators
those pictures where u can interpret two things but u dont know wich on is right
gurls who act like they dont care what they look like but they totaly do
people involved in the welfare system
the "true" story
people who say there racist yet seem to get along with everyone
the paradigm shift in birthdays over the next 50 years
final destination 2
methane amphedamine

if u hate these things to mail me 5 dollars for copyright obligations


I know that the majority of DONT BE CHI readers are male, but I'm sorry..I gotta get super female for a second. There is nothing better than a slammin' pair of heels. This reason alone is why I'm happy that I'm a woman. I've just become addicted in the last year or so and there are no signs of turning back. I'm 5'3, so the higher..the better. Stack em' up and make me as tall as possible. I just purchased Calvin Klein's "Precious" heels (above) because I've been looking for this oxblood sort of color for a minute. I'm in love.

Modest Matt..

Matt is such a stand up dude. Words cannot explain. Check out this interview and stop by the shop!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MGB is e-famous.

Sike. A few days ago, I was getting my blog on and came across a picture that I had taken up on one of my favorite websites, The Consumerist. Click here to check it out.

Dollar beers, plastic cups..

A little over a year ago, I went into this super grimey bar on Fullerton and Milwaukee called Two-Way Lounge for a friend's birthday. This was during my "rum and Coke with two cherries" phase, so I proceeded to order one from this middle-aged, slightly haggard lookin' lady. I'm not hating, it went along with the whole motif, right? So anyway, I ordered and she replied with "Honey, we don't got cherries." Fair enough. I went with a Gin and Tonic because drink-wise, if it wasn't the former, it was the latter. The bar is a little dark, but not dark enough to mask ol' girl's weird, puffy eye. Did the bartender who was making my drink have some sort of eye infection or pink eye? I could've sworn I saw some gooey shit. Do eye excretions count as Chicago health code violations? I'm sitting there thinking all these crazy things and what does the bartender do seconds later? She rubs her eye, grabs the lime and puts it in my drink. Was I disgusted? A little. Was I mad? Of course not. It goes along with the whole motif, remember? I've been there a ton of times since that faithful night, but let me fast forward to yesterday morning, 7am. Fox News was talking about the first bar in the city of Chicago that has been cited since the smoking ban was put into effect. Who was it? Surprise, surprise.

flicks flicks flicks flicks..

Monday, January 28, 2008


Seth, didn't you do this one time? Anyway..

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Is it Friday yet?

I'm Fucked!

"This is not a good day to push your luck. Hold off."

A post V's Day Event..

A.Okay Official in Chicago, in collaboration with dWebz Corporation, has an awesome event coming up February 15th titled A. Okay Loves CTA (Chicago Train Art.) The event is showcasing artist created and designed DIY trains as well as actual O-Scale Model trains. Over fifty artists will splash their personal urban and graffiti art upon the trains in collaboration, or single handedly. With live screen-printing by Radah, body painting by Mario from Mario Ink, and an after party at Spot 6, this looks like a great way to spend your post Valentine’s Day night!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

MacBook Air..

I'm a PC user, but I will admit that the new MacBook Air is cute.
The song used in the commercial is even cuter, though.

Yael Naim "New Soul" (MP3)

You already know....

They're cool...
And they're on the cover of URB Jan/Feb 08!

but you ain't the only ones who love the Cool Kids.... Justin Timberlake himself is a fan also!

**Ok I'm editing, because I didn't know it was already out there like that... daammn...but yes.... JT called THE COOL KIDS to tell them they got his support! Which means he's coming over to eat!!


I'm blatantly jacking this from another Chicago blog that my girl Alicia contributes to.These things are sprouting up left and right, apparently. Anyway, Sharkula. Can I describe him? Not really. Do I suggest going? Hell yes.

I hate airports.

One time I flew to New York (through O'hare) and was delayed several hours. I also had to switch planes because the first one wasn't operating correctly, it was missing a part, the wing was broken, something to that extent. I arrived at Laguardia, but somehow my luggage didn't. I didn't know where my luggage was and more importantly, American Airlines didn't know where my luggage was. You try explaining to an individual with broken English that lives in India what a 80's turquoise Nike duffle bag looks like. Outsourcing..that's what's up. I hung out in Brooklyn for 2 full days with nothing but the clothes on my back, which was a tanktop, cardigan and some booty shorts. I also didn't have makeup. Finally, my luggage was found. I didn't ask where it made a detour to. What did I get out of this? Two 25 dollar American Airline vouchers and a $50 check that didn't arrive until 4 months after the fact. Here are the "Top 10 Airports With Worst On-Time Departures." Is anyone surprised that both O'hare and Midway made the list?

10. Chicago, IL (MDW) 74.09%
9. Miami, FL (MIA) 73.70%
8. New York, NY (LGA) 72.29%
7. Atlanta, GA (ATL) 72.19%
6. Charlotte, NC (CLT) 71.66%
5. Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX (DFW) 71.57%
4. Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 69.62%
3. New York, NY (JFK) 69.06%
2. Newark, NJ (EWR) 68.40%
1. Chicago, IL (ORD) 68.15%

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

These are a few of my favorite thangs..

It's still Winter..and I'm still wearing boots. This hasn't stopped me from starting the process known as "Spring shoe selection," however. Phase I: sneakers. Here are just a few pairs that I've been feeling. Can you tell from these quick picks that I'm very partial to gray/maroon/white/black with the exception of the first pair of Infrared Air Maxs? I'll get into sandals/flats/heels at a different time.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Similar to this one time I shroomed..

I'am Still Here.

Operating a vehicle while listening to your ipod isn't the safest thing to do, but I'm guilty of it...I do it all the time. While driving to work this morning, I had my ish on shuffle (the only way to do it) and Tupac's aka Makaveli's "Hail Mary" came on. First off, I haven't heard this song in YEARS, why my ipod decided to play it this morning at 7am is beyond me. But alright, it got me thinking. Do people still think that he is alive, chillin' on some deserted island with Jim Morrisson and Elvis? I remember when the whole situation went down (I was like 9, right AB?)..and people (including myself) were scrambling online to research the conspiracy theory and find some answers. This is when the infamous "Reasons Why Tupac is Still Alive" list came out. Here are the first two examples:
1. 2Pac began calling himself Makaveli. Machiavelli was an Italian war strategist who advocated faking one’s death to fool their enemies. 2Pac was a fan of Machiavelli and had read his books. Perhaps 2Pac is taking his advice? (But that is not all Machiavelli did… Nicolo Machiavelli was a political, military theorist, historian, playwright, diplomat, and military planner. He is well known today. Some of his works are “The Prince” (1513), and The Art of War (1521). NOTE: Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony’s new double album which features 2Pac is called “The Art Of War.” Coincedence Or Not???)
2. 2Pac was cremated the day after he died. Since when does some one get cremated the day after a murder? There was no autopsy. Plus, no one can ask to dig up his grave like they wanted to do with Elvis and like they did with Abraham Lincoln. (An autopsy picture “leaked” onto the Internet, click here to take a look. However, this could easily be a fake picture.)
For the other reasons, click here.

Where I'm going with this, I'm not quite sure. Do I believe he's alive? I don't know, who really cares? The only worthwhile thing that came out of this though: Dave Chapelle's song "I Wrote This Song Back in '94."

Sunday, January 20, 2008

H Demands Respect

HDR Photos, a little mix between Chicago and New York:

Some forever rockin Pilsen murals, Ashland and Cullerton
Behind This Fence
Abandoned housing, Southside Chicago
Does Your Apartment Get HOT?
Old Town/Goose Island area, Chicago
Windy City
And the rest are New York, I don't even know where....
Early Morning
Light At The ....
Cool Winter
Just A Few Steps Back
West Side Of Town
Name That Artist?
I Just Say
My Man Frank
Brooklyn's City Tech
Just Another