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This is the exact basketball hoop in Belmar where I dumped 22 points on JR Smith in a summer league and also 27 points on another standout player who started 3 years at Louisville). I remember this because it was the same basket both times. Granted JR Smith didn’t guard me the whole time, but he did get put on PG defense detail after I put in 12 points in the first 5 or so minutes.
Regardless, I quit basketball my senior year and that was the best decision I made in my entire high school career.
This is a sign for the Garden State Parkway, the transportation lifeblood of the Garden State and consequently the bane of all locals’ existence in the summer. This road is the reason people like those in the cast of the Jersey Shore TV show can come to NJ. So most locals agree that if they could blow it up, they would. Regardless, these signs are in every corner of the state.
So instead of fishing through pages of my blog, which was just as boring as I expected it to be, I’m just going to post 5 pictures from New Jersey, where I’m originally from. It’s my way of giving the ultimate slap in the face to the name of my blog, which I created… so basically I’m slapping myself.
How much does a polar bear weigh? Not as much as THIS ANCHOR!
This is Tank.
He’s a 1 year old flat coat retriever and he belongs to Coach - one of the owners of the Bar1 bars.
He ran out of Durkin’s the other day (810 W Diversey) and is probably scared to death (he is NOT a super confident dog).
Keep an eye out for what looks like a black golden retriever in East Lakeview, kiddos. And if you find him, call 773.525.2515
I know I said I’d stop posting and I will, but this is important. I saw this guy a few weeks ago at Durkins and immediately wanted a dog that I could take to bars with me. Help find him!
After some deliberation with myself, I have decided that it is time for the original Streets of Chicago blog to come to a close. I just don’t have the time and boredom I once had to blog consistently and with good effort. In celebration of my blog’s life, I will be posting My Top 10 All Time Favorite Streets of Chicago posts leading up to this weekend (I need until the weekend because I need to go through about 4000 posts).
For those of you who wish to stay in touch, please do! I will still be on Tumblr checking out everyone else’s blogs for my amusement. And if you don’t want to put forth the effort of keeping in touch or you worry that your morning session of time-wasting at work will be incomplete without me, have no fear. I leave this format to bring you a new form of entertainment. In my new blog/website with a name TBD, I will be posting columns about various topics of my choosing (ranging from personal experiences and funny stories to sports, entertainment, city living, nightlife, restaurant picks and critiques, photography, fashion… yes, fashion, and more). I will also enter the podcast and video format where I will be chatting with an assortment of folks (including Tumblrs and Tumblrettes) and visiting fun places inside and outside of Chicago. The posts will be less frequent, but I promise will be more entertaining.
Anyway, sorry frequent followers about dropping the bomb. If you have recommendations about your favorite posts of all time, email me. Until then, I’m out! PEACE!