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    Posted by Jonathan on 25th June 2016 (All posts by )

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    Ice

    Posted by Jonathan on 16th June 2016 (All posts by )

    ice

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    Keeping Portland Weird

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on 28th May 2016 (All posts by )

    I recently relocated to Portland and there’s a lot of interesting stuff to see and do here, along with annoyances.

    Pug AT AT

    Pug AT AT at Star Wars Pug Parade in Portland

    I went to a Star Wars themed Pug Parade at a local brewery and this pug dressed as an Imperial AT AT was my favorite. I love the dog’s shy look as it was lavished with attention.

    Didgeridoo Band

    Didgeridoo Band

    This guy plays an amplified Didgeridoo along with a drummer and while it is amusing for the first few minutes it gets old quite quickly as the low drone buzz reverberates through the neighborhood.

    Barlow Gin and Tonic

    Barlow Gin and Tonic Portland

    I ordered a gin and tonic at a local artisanal bar over happy hour and this is what I received, quite different from my expectations of clear liquid with a lime. But it was quite tasty!

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    Blue Bird

    Posted by Jonathan on 20th May 2016 (All posts by )

    headless peacock

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    8th St

    Posted by Jonathan on 14th May 2016 (All posts by )

    Calle Ocho Street Fair

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    Carl in Portland

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on 14th May 2016 (All posts by )

    Recently I became “Carl from Portland” with a move from living in downtown Chicago to the West Coast. It has taken me a while to get settled but I wanted to say hello to my friends at Chicago Boyz.

    Originally I started taking pictures of all the weird people I saw in Portland – guys wearing kilts or fishnets, girls dressed up like bumblebees with ukuleles, and all manner of tattoos, nose rings and piercings. But then I realized – hey – that’s like taking a picture of a drunk, fat guy at a Bears game. Unless you can go beyond the obvious, don’t do it at all. Or maybe that is grist for a future post.

    First the highlights – Portland has an incredible location. Not only does the city offer everything you’d expect in a big city (restaurants, concerts, cool stores, ability to walk around, nightlife) – they have little to no crime (when compared to ChiRaq) – but you can go about an hour and a half and be on the Pacific Ocean, or about an hour and a half the other way and be hiking in real mountains. Here is a photo I took at Cannon Beach when I went there early in April for an unseasonably warm and beautiful day (I’m told). Below is a photo of Mount Hood from a recent hike we took last weekend.

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    Posted in Announcements, Photos | 12 Comments »

    La Casa de las Baleadas

    Posted by Jonathan on 2nd May 2016 (All posts by )

    La Casa de las Baleadas

    La Casa de las Baleadas is the official Honduran restaurant of the Chicago Boyz blog

    Posted in Photos, Product Reviews/Endorsements | 8 Comments »

    Dreams From My Taqueria

    Posted by Jonathan on 30th April 2016 (All posts by )

    Friday night bike ride.
    It appeared like a vision,
    Answering prayers.
     
    taqueria

    Posted in Photos, Poetry | 4 Comments »

    Airport

    Posted by Jonathan on 26th April 2016 (All posts by )

    BWI, 2013.

    airport

    Posted in Photos | 10 Comments »

    Dream Car

    Posted by Jonathan on 22nd April 2016 (All posts by )

    RENT YOUR DREAM CAR

    Posted in Photos | 8 Comments »

    Balance

    Posted by Jonathan on 17th April 2016 (All posts by )

    yin v. yang

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Colors

    Posted by Jonathan on 14th April 2016 (All posts by )

    red

     
     
    green

     
     
    blue

     

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Shoes

    Posted by Jonathan on 13th April 2016 (All posts by )

    shoes

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    No Parking

    Posted by Jonathan on 8th April 2016 (All posts by )

    hey you kids

    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »

    Climate Change

    Posted by Jonathan on 4th April 2016 (All posts by )

    not Chicago

    Thirsting for knowledge and maybe a cold one, Chicagoboyz set sail in search of the fabled Lost Republican City of Atlantis, which scientists believe was located on the site of modern Lake Michigan before the entire region was submerged by meltwater from the impact of a prehistoric yellow-ice comet.

    Posted in Photos, That's NOT Funny | 5 Comments »

    Omsk & Arkhangelsk (Archangel)

    Posted by Michael Hiteshew on 2nd April 2016 (All posts by )

    Communism followed by oligarchy:

    Omsk   (Map)

    Arkhangelsk  (Map)

    These are obviously depressed areas. Interesting, however, the number of comments along the lines of ‘Same here!’ I have no idea how representative this is, though I’ve read that things are very bad in Russia these days. Sanctions are currently biting in making things even worse. Remember to be grateful for where you live and what you’ve inherited.

    (My browser auto-translates to English with the Google Translate for Chrome plugin.)

    Posted in Current Events, Economics & Finance, Photos, Russia | 29 Comments »

    ChicagoBoyz Waiting Room Series

    Posted by Dan from Madison on 2nd April 2016 (All posts by )

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    Diagnosis: rhinitis medicamentosa.

    Posted in Personal Finance, Photos, Waiting Rooms | 4 Comments »

    Using Your Canon or Nikon DSLR

    Posted by Michael Hiteshew on 26th March 2016 (All posts by )

    CannonT5iPhotography tutorials, understanding your camera and what those dials, buttons and menus actually do, it’s a virtual photography course:

    PhotoRec Toby

    Years ago, when I bought my first inexpensive film SLR, I bought a book on basic photography which helped me immensely. Just learning the basics on framing a photo, controlling and using depth of field and exposure speeds changed the quality of my photos dramatically. Like anything, getting a few fundamentals correct makes all the difference.

    Next, your camera came with image editing software. Learn to use it. Ansel Adams did most of his work in the dark room. What took him hours or days you can do in minutes with software. Simple things like cropping your photos for greater effect, white balancing and enhancing brightness or contrast can take a dull photo and create something beautiful.

    Posted in Photos | 8 Comments »

    Always Dancing

    Posted by Dan from Madison on 26th March 2016 (All posts by )

    kid-horse

    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »

    Chicago Boyz Waiting Room Series: 4

    Posted by Jonathan on 22nd March 2016 (All posts by )

    chairs

    Posted in Photos, Waiting Rooms | 5 Comments »

    Chicago River and Construction

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on 20th March 2016 (All posts by )

    There’s a lot of activity along the Chicago River. If you haven’t been to Chicago in a while I highly recommend that you take the river walk along the south side of the Chicago River which extends through Streeterville / River North. They have bars and restaurants and you can rent canoes and do some people-watching at river level. Here’s the official web site.

    The construction is fun to watch as you walk down Wacker Drive. They have barges where they bring in equipment and install a metal barrier and then fill it in with gravel to extend out into the river. The river is still green from St. Patrick’s day in this photo above. If you have kids or grandchildren who like to watch construction and cranes and such this is highly recommended, as well.





    We keep building new high rises in Chicago. This photo is looking west along the river and you can see the two large buildings that are nearly completed. It is a whole new Chicago!




    Cross posted at LITGM

    Posted in Chicagoania, Photos | 3 Comments »

    Costco

    Posted by Jonathan on 18th March 2016 (All posts by )

    refugees

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Voting

    Posted by Jonathan on 15th March 2016 (All posts by )

    Choices, past and present.
    2016 Florida Republican presidential primary ballot
     
     
     
    Marco Rubio’s cousin. Seemed like a nice guy.
    Marco's cousin
     

    Posted in Elections, Photos, Politics | 6 Comments »

    3.0i

    Posted by Jonathan on 12th March 2016 (All posts by )

    3.0i

    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »

    Cherokee

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 4th March 2016 (All posts by )

    Cherokee Football Pride 2

    High school football pride, in Cherokee, a small town gem in the heart of the  Texas Hill Country

    Posted in Photos | 7 Comments »