As Far As I Can Tell


Well, it’s been an eventful few days. The weekend was spent in Kalamazoo, looking at apartments and being there for 1977 Mopeds’ first day. The friends and family grand opening went well. Lots of people, a good amount of sales, and a whole spinner rack full of the new Swarm and Destroy movie. The DVD is now for sale off of the Moped Army website along with being available at the shop.

Dan has really pulled this thing together in a hurry; best of luck.

Meredith and I found an apartment to rent in an old firehouse. It’s the second floor apartment in the back, which used to be a hayloft when it was in operation. It’s a loft design with just one huge room plus a small kitchen and bathroom. It’s really neat. Right now we’re waiting for our current landlord to get back to our possible new landlord to recommend us as good tenets. Hopefully we can get a lease signed soon.

This morning I won an eBay auction for a used 4-color screen printing press. New ones are expensive enough that I’ve put off getting one, but I got this one for only $150. It’s a bit beat up and I have to drive to Detroit to get it, but I’m really excited by the possibilities of being able to print multi-color posters and t-shirts. I hope to go get it later this week.

Tonight I went to the 3 Penny Cinema in Lincoln Park for the first time. Although a cheap second run theater, you definitely get what you pay for. The seats were pretty broken and there was an aisle light with a broken cover that kept shining in my eyes the whole show. I had to sit in a weird curled up position so my leg would block the light for me. I could of just changed seats, but hey — the movie had started.

I saw Spirited Away, which I missed on it’s first run because I was too busy watching other good movies out at the time. It was great, and at times hilarious madness.

Besides just looking for apartments this weekend Meredith moved into the W.R.C. building on campus and is back at Kalamazoo College. We’ll be seeing each other every weekend, but it’s going to be hard to get used to her not being here in the evenings. Chicago and Meredith, you are so intertwined.

Daniel Robert Webber Kastner, Owner

Counter and showroom floor, 1977 Mopeds

Mopeds on the showroom floor and my parents standing by video games

Respect goes to Vornkamp Bike



It’s only a month or so and we can make the weekends seem long. This has become my mantra. I miss eating dinner with you at our little table.

Posted by: meredith on April 2, 2003 3:00 PM

Hey, as a person who spent three months away from my loved one… I’ll testify that it can be done. It’s hard, but you’ll do it. Spend your time together wisely, and when not together keep yourselves as busy as possible and while not putting your loved one out of your mind, try not to dwell on your “missing.” it’ll be over before you know it and it’ll make you appreciate time together so much more.

Posted by: eric on April 2, 2003 3:29 PM

at least it’s a short time. remember how i visited you back in 1997 be/c my girlfriend lived in allen park and i lived in evanston? i’m so proud of dan. i’ll definitely be a customer if i ever finally join the moped revolution. and as for the apartment—so neato, so cheap. funny that a fire staiton used to have a hayloft—isn’t hay very very flammable?

Posted by: jim on April 4, 2003 6:56 PM

As far as who can tell?

Chicago, IL

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