Tag Archives: friends

chicagoing

26 Jul

One photo can decide the fate of your day.

Matt & Laura

Today will be good.

Bang Bang Coffee Show!

16 Jun

The Bang Bang Coffee Show is coming and, like most things these days, it could use some help to get off the ground—or onto the streets.

The concept: pie and coffee from a mobile truck with a carnivalesque theme, served up from some of the loveliest folks you’ll ever meet.

Those lovely people are Dave and Megan Miller, whom my wife and I are fortunate enough call friends, so we’ve watched this concept emerge, and I’m not joking when I say that this will be one of the coolest things tooling about on four wheels.

Even the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile is no match for the Bang Bang Coffee Show’s exuberant spectacle, homemade pie, and small-batch coffee.

Here’s a bit from Dave and Megan:

Restaurants fear food trucks because if the food is good, they create competition. Our food and coffee is amazing, so they should shake in their pants. Speaking of shake…Megan’s shaker lemon pie is to die for.

A food truck requires a smaller budget than a cafe or restaurant which is perfect, because with our word of mouth fund raising we’ve already almost raised what we need. We spent the last few weeks acquiring the truck and learning what it takes to run a food truck properly. Now we’re ready.

I can vouch for just how sweet the truck is already, and when they’re not circling their block looking for a legal place to park the thing, they’re working on hard on putting the finishing touches on it.

Can’t wait for Bang Bang to get on the road, so donate a few bucks and get some sweet deals in return. Personally, I might throw in $100 just so I can have a pie named after me.

gots to have syncopation

9 Jun

Apparent criteria for being my friend: your drunk texts must be intellectual, musical, or philosophical—preferably all three.

“I gots to have syncopation! its the only thing that creates staying power. naw mean?”

Turns out he wasn’t drunk, just in a “drunk mood.” But he says he stands by his statement.

He and I have discussed syncopation as both a musical and metaphysical element for a while now. I’m quite certain it will continue to turn up.

BangBang Coffee Show coming to Logan Square

25 Apr

Can’t say much, other than the BangBang Coffee Show gots me all atwitter.

on the 50th anniversary of human space flight

12 Apr

Timothy Schuler to Derek, Sean

Subject: Love the Google homepage today

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Derek Hamm to me

haha, me too. i’m trying to figure out how it only animates when you mouse over.

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Derek Hamm to me

This is the code just for the banner. I like it even more.

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Sean Conner to me, Derek

ditto.

The Night The Strawberry Fell Over the Drunken Crowd of Manhattan, Kansas: It was fun, it was frightening, it was the new year, I guess: We were asleep by four. When did we wake up?

2 Jan

Discussed: #4 Salsa, The Personal Hygiene of Shane Claiborne, Layers of Funk in Bathtubs, Molestaches, Pilgrimmages In Summertime, What Makes a Good Dance Party, Ireland, Suspenders Worn in Honor of Some Aryan Twins, Married Life, The Salaries of Kindergarten Teachers, Cold War Kids, Dreams on Broadway, The 21st Century Moustache, LCD Soundsystem, Angry Landlords with Busch Light, Austin City Limits, 2am, Tabor College, iPhones and Enid Youth Groups, Bad Acting and Good Acting, Daniel Boone as an Alter Ego, Trapping, Bobcats in Your Parents’ Freezer, University-Degree Punch Cards (Get 9, Get Your 10th One Free!), Reasons to Leave Hillsboro, Being White, Chocolate Peanut Butter Scones

pop fly

27 Dec

catching up with all those that’ve been on my mind
telephones suck
christmas was great, interesting, glorious (because of the warmth (physical) bestowed on us)
we’re sitting having coffee with an amazing friend
her sister’s at the table next to us
we’re in a fun city and it’s snowing
this is a break
a rest
mostly
….kind of
but we like it
i’m excited to read and not stare at a computer screen
i have too much to write right now
bottomless coffee may have been a bad idea
wool socks rock
chicago, i miss you
chad and krystal, i miss you too
shawn, (this isn’t bugging you) i miss you too
i’m pumped about pictures (!)
when will i be content?
too much time in a car vs. cravings to drive
openness and fields
kansas
this is a great, busy break
we see you
you see us
it’s nice
hugs and such
maybe even more
maybe a little less
but we’re glad
and who knows how much sleep is optimal?
we’re all old
“no one’s going home”
yeah, that’s a great movie
alright, peace