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Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Hey EIU kids! we've got a home to call our own on LJ! just head over to _eiu and lets get the place started!

Saturday, August 14, 2004

11:35AM - Hey there kids

Just thought I'd introduce myself... my name is Laurel and I go to Eastern. I'm a senior this year and I'm hoping this community isn't just for townies.

Friday, July 30, 2004

7:06PM - Gunner Buc's August 6th

Hardly Portland will be playing at (see title).
They do lots of covers evidently, the bands they cover that stick out in my mind are counting crows and Marroon(sp) 5.

As a cool side not all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society

Sunday, July 11, 2004

6:05PM - The gregg toland day Festival

On September 25th the will Rogers will be showing Citizen Cane and Wuthering Heights for FREE!
There will also be a juried (?) art show tours of the square, live music, and other crap
come and enjoy

Thursday, June 24, 2004

7:39AM - Taste of Champaign-Urbana

Alright, I know that this is not in the Chartoon-Chartoon district, but this weekend is the Taste of Champaign-Urbana. Anyone game? Maybe? hey, it was an idea.

Friday, May 14, 2004

12:54PM - Illinois State symbol...

...Should be changed to a construction sign. I mean c'mon how long can they keep working on I-57. I long for the day when I can go 70 MPH+ all the way to Champaign.
I know these are state workers/contractors put they still have to get some kind of work done don't they?

Sunday, April 25, 2004


hey, future investors, put a fucking krispy kreme up in one of these empty fucking buildings. hos.

on a side note, the best place to get breakfast on a sunday morning is whats cooking. its on the square, if you cant find it from there, you're a fucking moron. this is charleston we're talking about here. they stay open and serving breakfast until 2pm... good stuff. bout 6 bucks a person for a kickass filling meal.

Thursday, April 15, 2004

8:03PM - Another Concert

Yellowcar and Something Corporate Are gonna be playing here at Eastern. The Concert is on 4/25/04
call 217-581-5122 for more info/Tickets.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

10:53AM - Spring Cleaning Fest!

Alright, here is the gig. This weekend, all weekend long is a cleaning fest. A great way to start out the awesome summer that we are going to have. We already have LuvLuvFest2004 in the making. But from Friday through Sunday it will be a fest of cleaning, eating, and drinking! Throughout the years my house has collected much of other peoples junk, plus we have created much of our own too, and throughout the 3.5 years the house hasn't seen much upkeep/maintenence that it should. This is an opportunity to get a fresh new start on things! Plus many victory beers will be shared.

There are a few things though. First off, I have not confirmed this yet, but I was talking with someone today, and they were saying that to drop off trash at the garbage facility it would be about $100, wither or not it was a truck full, or a car full. I will confirm this today though. If so that is fucking rediculous, we may have to improvise and make use of several of the "disposal" units throughout Charleston ;). Also, I need a list of things that we will need. Cleaning supplies and such. I really do not know much about cleaning :P. Just the misc stuff we will need.

All can come out and enjoy this, it will be a good time! I promise, with our gang there, how could it not be ;). Though it is only "the gang" in this community, hopefully the word will get out.

9:33AM - Celebration

I've been looking for information about this years EIU Celebration and can't find anything. The DEN's website was no help and the celebration website hasn't been updated since last year. From what I understand it is on April 30th May 1st and 2nd, but I am not even sure about that.
I enjoy walking around and checking out the crafts everyone is hawking. For some reason celebration has a more comfortable feeling than other fairs/festivals.

Monday, April 12, 2004

9:31AM - Charleston Business

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about the shape that Lincoln Ave Business is in these days. It seems like every other building is empty. Off the top of my head, there is the old Wal-Mart building, Hardees(SP), Long John Silvers, The KFC/How Y'all Are building, and C&M. Then there are the two empty lots where the gas station and video store used to be by Morton Park. The Marathon (I think) at the west end of town just closed. The Ink Spot guy is closing down. Harrisons has been closing for years I have no idea if they are still open.
Yet at the same time enrollment is up at Eastern, next semester will see an extra 200 students, apartment buildings are poping up like weeds. You would think that there would be enough consumers, even if they are seasonal to support any business's that would look at opening on Lincoln, yet the buildings still sit there empty.

BTW the University Union got a liquor license, sweet.

Friday, April 9, 2004

12:40PM - First Post...

I just set up this community so I will go ahead and throw out a post. X-Krush a semi-local band has some upcoming shows. April 17th they will be playing at Trotter's Friendly Inn in Ashmore at 9pm and on April 30th they are back at Sneaky Pete's in Effingham. If you haven't seen them before you should, they do mostly covers but are pretty damn good.

Also on April 30th Bottle of Justus will be playing at Friends and Co. in Charleston. two of the members, Frontman Chris and Guitarist Joe are Chucktowners and the band rocks.