Moving sucks. I am so incredibly excited to to be living alone in an awesome new apartment and I am SO CLOSE to being 100% moved. But I can't help but feel stressed and anxious about getting everything cleaned, organized and well...complete. A craze of emotion I have been feeling over these past few days and I look forward to this change becoming a stability.
at 11:37 PM
To All of you Meth Addicts out there: I realize you get a great high by crushing up a mixture of chemicals along with my Claritin D, which is why we need to talk. Let's just pretend you could buy meth at your local walmart instead of your local drug dealer. You'd grow accustomed to this convenience and you'd expect walmart to have your product in stock and on the shelf. Now imagine one day the government says that walmart can't sell your meth on the shelves anymore because people like me are stealing it so that we can make allergy medicine. So now you have to go to walmart during walmart pharmacy hours to purchase your meth. And EVERYTIME you purchase your meth, you have to give the cashier your state issued I.D. so that they can monitor how much meth you are buying. And if you are traveling or need to stock up on your meth becuase "you know how bad you go through withdrawals when you can't have your meth" you CAN'T. You can't, because you are only allowed a certain amount of meth PER HOUSEHOLD per month and even per purchase. Sounds ridiculous doesn't it?
Yea, I agree. But her i sit, sick as a dog because the Walgreen's pharmacy i just walked to is already closed for the night. Which means no Claritin D for me.
at 12:34 PM
We created a definition for the word minerva so that we could upload it to the website urban dictionary. And they "chose not to publish it" That is MAJOR MINERVA!
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(mah-nerr-vah) When someone or something annoys or works your nerves. Primarily used as an adjective or predicate noun. Also used as an exclamation, often by itself.
OMG, he keeps smacking his gum and it's minerva.
He is minerva because he is wearing the same shirt as me.
This song is seriously minerva.
Minerva! Where are my keys?
Minerva, why aren't you answering your phone?
Source: Steve Cole, Chicago, IL
at 10:07 AM
So stevegcole.com has turned two and then some. Two years and four days ago, from Toronto I launched my website. Part of me feels like that was so long ago, and the other part of me feels like it was just yesterday. The site has had it's ups and downs. I've definitely had my moments where the posts were few and far between, and I'm sure there will be more draughts but my goal is to keep things updated. For both you and for me. I really enjoy going through old posts and seeing what I was up to one year ago. Remember when Jordan used to post more as a comment than I wrote in the original post? Ah, to have that happen again. It motivated me to write.
Life is good right now. It seems like September is always a time of change in my life. New roommates, new jobs, new friends...I'm looking forward to that. This year the transition came a little early. I've recently cancelled my frequent flyer program to Rhode Island and found a new place to live. I moved less than one block from where I have been living so I'm still in the same neighborhood, but for the first time EVER in my life....I am living alone. WOW....so far so good. I still have some stuff to move over here but when it's all said and done I think I will be SO MUCH HAPPIER.
So here is to change. To what lies ahead in all of our lives. I have never been so ready for what life has to offer me. Perhaps it's going to be a struggle? Maybe it'll be a piece of cake. Either way, I plan on making it an adventure. BRING IT LIFE! I'm ready!
at 2:18 PM
So....I will admit. Jordan & I have a bunch of work ready to be edited and blogged. Unfortunately, most of it requires a lot of work. So, we promised ourselves that we would put something hysterical together by the nights end so that you all could enjoy it over your morning coffee. It is 3:30 in the morning, and there's not a soul it sight. The city's looking like a ghost town on a moon lit Monday night. Ok, i'm trying to be cute with lyrics to get us out of not posting the masterpiece we just filmed. It's major minerva because it really is 3:30 in the morning and we've spent an entire night and 2 hours of footage making what you will see on my next post. I promise to have it ready today, August 14th. You just can't enjoy it over your coffee. So check back soon. We promise it will be worth it.
at 1:22 AM
Oh My God!!! I am so freaking excited! Jordan's plane arrives in a couple of hours and he should be at Halsted's to see me in approx. four hours!!!!!!! Woo Hoo! I am more excited that Jesse Spano was for her caffine pills right now!!!
And I just made my first cake and took my first shower at the new apartment! OH MY GOD I LOVE IT HERE!!!!!
To an amazing weekend!
at 3:48 PM
It has been one hell of a day! I am in the best mood right now as I just reconnected with someone I haven't talked to in maybe 4 years? But it's not just "someone". It's SOMEONE. The co-founder of MINERVA, my former roommate Ryan...presh if you will. Or as he and I would say it...PREEEEEEESH!!!
I have been trying to re-gain contact with him for years with little success. Today was my lucky day. I stumbled across a bio's page of company website and there was his picture, bio and to my surprise contact information. I was still not sold on a win as I had found his brother's work information which turned into a dead end. So I picked up my phone to call him. He did not answer....so I pretty much assumed this too was a lost cause. I asked the lady on the other end if he worked there and she said yes. When I asked to talk to him she asked...."who's calling"? DA-LISH!!! I replied..."minerva". She told him a guy named Minerva was on the phone and he thought it was some sort of joke, as he and his office all use this word. When i heard his voice i started shaking. "hello this is ryan"....my reply. "MINERVA!!!" We were suddenly two little school girls who just had their first kiss on the playground. We could have talked for hours. And with as much as we said in 20 minutes we might as well have. He's calling me tomorrow at 9:01pm (we plan on talking so long that we need the free nights and weekend minutes). I CANNOT WAIT!!!!
So I called him the co-founder of Minerva. In all honestly, as much as I don't want to give it to him. If we were to own the word....I'd have to give him 51% and me 49% as he was the one that officially changed Oh My God'A I can't Believe'A How much'a he'a is on'a "My Nerves'A" into Minerva.
And the world will never be the same!
at 1:44 PM
So a group of friends asked me to join them last night at Wrigley Field as one of thier other friends backed out. Man am I glad he did. We started the evening by meeting up with each other at City Nate's house. He recently moved into the high rise that now occupies the land in which the former Marigold Bowl occupied. His unit was on the 15th floor and the view was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! The picture above is of Wrigley Field from his place...he also had a great view of downtown and a nice view of the lake.
We had nose-bleed seats at Wrigley and they ROCKED! We had WAY to much fun! The group of guys was perfect! And the energy in the stadium was great as the cubs are currently 1 game out of 1st place for the central division and only a half a game out of first for the Wild Card. This has been one hell of a turnaround year for the Cubbies. Never in a million years did I think they'd take off and make a comeback for the playoffs. Could this actually be the year? I'm afraid to let myself believe..but I do. C'MON CUBBIES!!!!
at 3:29 PM