Friday, February 25, 2011

The Monroe Building

Built in 1912 and designed by Holabird and Roche, the Monroe Building (center) is a beautiful example of early skyscraper design. Here is a picture of it today (or nearly so):

The best part? I spend all day in it, every day of the week, working, looking across at the Bean and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Life is grand.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Job, New Experiences

It should be obvious to anyone who has ever taken a look at my blog that I have been reticent, to put it mildly, to update my blog. Thirteen months is inexcusable, and for that I apologize. In the long months since I've last posted a thing, I've:

- Gotten married. Pretty rad

- Gotten a cat (Templeton) and a dog (Rye). Those astute few will quickly realize, yes, we named our pets after liquor.

- Recently got a new job. I no longer work for the advertising dollar. Instead, I've moved on, to a (I hope) higher calling. I work for the Pritzker Military Library. If you have a passing familiarity with my interests, you'll quickly realize working at the library is a great chance to do something personally rewarding.

-I've also continued my Kuma's habit (my last blog post 13 months ago). It had started long before my last post, and it continues still. My current favorite burger? The Absu.

Don't worry - I still enjoy clothes and what have you, and should have some content and (hopefully) photos soon.

Thanks for standing by!