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Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Just woke up from a fascinating dream.

It was a hard-boiled mystery story, printed as a cheap old paperback whose yellowing pages broke from the binding as I read.
The first-person protagonist was a drag queen named Chakodray, who was navigating a seedy underbelly of Chicago. My mental picture of Chakodray was that he was black, stout, and bald, and clearly unfeminine despite wearing women's clothes.
Clues I remember: both the original victim and the she's-probably-going-to-die-too witness (referred to in the book as a "Sine", which I assumed was slang for prostitute) had a black eye. The original victim had had a baseball bat nearby; the sine said she had picked up a telescope by mistake.
The fusillade of gunfire through the door that had interrupted the interview with the sine had apparently been a warning to her--but my mystery-reading instincts thought that it would turn out that the real purpose was to kill the black dog outside.
Chapter 3 had just begun an uncomfortable interview with the police when I was wakened.

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2:17p - The Triple Undisputed Burger
I'm linking to http://www.pioneerlocal.com/lakezurich/news/1842862,megabites-wiener-triple-undisputed-102909-s1.article mostly for a few choice quotes:

Schreiber went to work, becoming the first person I have ever seen get meat on his ears.

After two hours, 15 minutes and two Marlboro reds, Schreiber declared himself the conqueror of the Triple Undisputed. Paschalis and I pretended not to notice the uneaten top bun and the bits of meat hidden beneath it. After all, Schreiber had done something neither of us would ever do.

Because we want to live.

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