We’ll drink to sorrow then we’ll drink to waste. We’ll drink a toast to the inhuman race. Here’s to the world and the times we’re in. Here’s to the kid a real man among men. You’re cold and mean, and in between you’re rotten to the core.

So my date, Colleen told e she likes martinis so I spent all week practicing and I got really really good at it. Sadly she was on meds for her bronchitis (ain’t nobody got time for that) and could only nurse a few the hours we’d hang out at Casa Diablo after our downtown meet. 

I met Colleen on POF and we talked for over a week and ended up meeting a week after our plan due to her getting really sick. It worked out for the best. The Saturday we planned to meet up in was cold and rainy and just plain miserable. When we met a week water it was chilly and sun was shining. We met at my former office building in the Nilly Cafe only 1/4 block from the Art Institute.

This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York: ANDY WARHOL—FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN Oct 20, 2019–Jan 26, 2020

This major retrospective—the first to be organized by a US institution in 30 years—builds on the wealth of new research, scholarship, and perspectives that has emerged since Andy Warhol’s early death at age 58 in 1987. More than 400 works offer a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist, not only illuminating the breadth, depth, and interconnectedness of Warhol’s production across the entirety of his career but also highlighting the ways that he anticipated the issues, effects, and pace of our current digital age.

Now being that I worked at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh when it opened in 1994 this exhibit left a lot to be desired and besides anyone who as been to my home, knows upon entering how much Warhol’s legacy has had an impact on my life and my work ethic. 

The Andy Warhol Museum is located on the North Shore of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. The museum holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives from the Pittsburgh-born pop art icon. The museum is located in an 88,000-square-foot (8,200 m2) facility on seven floors. Containing 17 galleries, the museum features 900 paintings, close to 2,000 works on paper, over 1,000 published unique prints, 77 sculptures, 4,000 photographs, and over 4,350 Warhol films and videotaped works. Its most recent operating budget (2010) was $6.1 million. In addition to its Pittsburgh location the museum has sponsored 56 traveling exhibits that have attracted close to 9 million visitors in 153 venues worldwide since 1996.

We stood in line for tickets for nearly and hour and were through the exhibit in about 25-30 min. It was beautiful and spacious but lacked anything “edgy” which is what I mostly enjoy and appreciate. 

Colleen at the exhibit.

LOOK AT THE BALLS ON THAT LION!

Chicago’s Dog House 816 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago www.chicagosdoghousechicago.com

I first encounter this place at the Chicago Hot Dog Fest last September which was the last date I was on before meeting up with Colleen in December. The Wagyu Beef concoction made me an instant fan. We had:

2 Chicago Style Hot Dog Mustard, tomato, onion, relish, pickle, hot peppers and celery salt

A Champer Sausage A massive aligator sausage with caramelized onions and sweetasian chili sauce
And the great dog I’ve ever had, the 1/3lb Wagyu Beef Sausage infused with Jalapenos and Cheddar Cheese topped with Dijon Mustard and Giardiniera peppers

Its a no frills place to eat but well worth it and easy to find. I’m for sure going back.

After we ate and found a place to pee we took the train to my place and I showed her around and then I made martinis and put on some 80’s hard rock via Pandora which we both really enjoy. She is my age after all. She also hares my fucked up and vulgar sense of humor. At one point we realized it was only 530. After the Johnny Depp narrated Doors documentary ended it was 1230AM and we went to bed. 

I woke up around 7AM and she was sitting on the futon. She said she slept out there she said yes. I asked it I was talking in my sleep and yes she told me she witnessed my tourettes but also that she was coughing all night. 

Around 930 I walked her to the train and hung out all day working on MK stuff. 

That is the end of the store of my most recent dating experience. 

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