Wednesday, February 3 & Thursday, February 4

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In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

1954: February 3-4

My friends and I spent a lot of time at Yvette's, the espresso shop in downtown Barrington, dreaming up grand schemes, gossiping and goofing off, doing homework, whatever. It was the hub of our social scene; five nights out of seven, you could find me there -- in fact, it got to the point where my parents would call there first if they were looking for me. It didn't help that my dad's office was right next door, which meant if I was helping him out after school, I had a convenient excuse to sneak off for a minute. Or more.

I thought about opening up a coffeeshop of my own a number of times during high school, college and a little after (not so much anymore). I really liked the name Java Trench -- still do -- and had a whole look and feel for the place worked out. I even had a logo for it. Maybe one day I'll actually do it.

What most people think of as "Barrington" is actually a confederation of suburbs. Surrounding the village of Barrington are South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Lake Barrington Shores -- not to mention Deer Park and Inverness, which shared services with Barrington until recently.

The start of the coded passage is a transcription of the horoscope I taped in below, followed by...

So, I seem to have started a relationship with a girl named ____. She's not exactly stable, but she's nice, very pretty, so we'll see what happens.

"Not very stable" turned out to mean bipolar, and she ran away from home and then was sent off to a hospital shortly thereafter. So I guess that's what happened.

No idea what "Sacoms! Tidlesh! Darsch!" means. Anyone?

Happy birthday, Suzanne!

I'm really proud of this turtle. It was one of the best impromptu sketches I ever did. (The hat was a separate sketch.) I started with the sort of lumpy head shape and just let it develop from there. It's not particularly accurate, but I like it anyway.

Not sure who wrote those two quotes, but I have a theory. I think they're inside jokes between a couple theater folk.

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This page contains a single entry by Andrew Huff published on February 3, 2010 12:24 AM.

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