three or four days ago, bill pierce texted me: "chicago on sunday." why not? kennedy, jonathan lopez and i packed into bill's new car and drove all night, taking shifts driving, to the windy city. i've asked everyone here if they know nic nootens, and a lot of people said no--we're skating with people who've moved here in the past 4 years. but one guy, G-Money, one of the guys who made the Chity video, said, "Nic is OG!"