Friday, September 29, 2006

i found this on best of craigslist...it's a choose-your-own-adventure-style "missed connections" post, and anyone from chicago (especially if you've dealt with that special breed of chicago hipsters...) will be way too amused by it.

I saw you on the/in the/at

a)brown line
b)neo-futurists
c)whole foods at north/sheffield
d)filter

you were
a)writing in your journal
b)dumping your boyfriend
c)reading bukowski
d)rolling a cigarette

i wanted to talk to you but i was
a) listening to this Redwalls song and couldn't bear to pause it
b) too shy
c) wiping a fingerprint off my cool thrift-store aviator sunglasses
d) violating an Order of Protection as it was, no sense getting arrested

you were wearing
a) i was too distracted by your heavenly fauxhawk to notice minor details like clothing
b) an old Van Halen t-shirt and backpack with "your heart is xtypicalx" written on it in sharpie
c) the western shirt i just sold to the thrift shop last week, it's totally a sign
d) the green high heels and leg-warmers under your corduroy skirt

message me back so we can
a) go to filter and complain how bucktown is getting filled with yuppies
b) maybe get some miller high life and see my roommate's noise band
c) take artsy blurred photographs of each other
d) swap iTunes, bodily fluids


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speaking of best of craigslist, i read this one for the first time in months and months. it's still my favourite craigslist posting ever. i tried to read it out loud for my friends, and i broke down laughing so hard that i had to stop reading at least twenty times.

you silly crackheads and your spark plugs. always a good time.

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