Back in Ship Shape

The van is fully functional! The guys at Frank’s did a great job, and cost significantly less than Ben’s dad’s estimate. If they weren’t busy helping other customers out when I left I was gonna snag an honorary H.t.b.o.t.I. photo.  Oh well.

Penguins  Orchids

While I waited I checked out the Lincoln Park Zoo (left) & Conservatory (right). They’re both surprisingly big, and pleasantly free. I got the broken-spirit vibe from a lot of the animals at the zoo, but the plants seemed to be decently happy. Surprisingly the Conservatory was the more interesting of the two. After feeling pumped up about my superior intelligence and opposable thumb, I proceeded to place my $18/5-day transit pass into the dollar bill scanner. The words “don’t act like a monkey” were all too audible despite Ben not being there.

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Comment by Andrew Davidoff
2007-10-13 02:48:11

Wait…the dollar bill scanner actually took the pass and didn’t give it back?

Andrew Davidoff

Comment by Alexi
2007-10-13 09:55:25

Yea, it just sucked it in and that was that. The bus driver said he’d try to get my $ back though, I’m waiting on a call.

Comment by Andrew Davidoff
2007-10-13 23:55:19

Did it think you put in a dollar?

Andrew Davidoff

Comment by Alexi
2007-10-14 11:37:20

It didn’t register a dollar (it knew it was garbage,) but it also didn’t spit it back out. Greedy machines.

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