Lunch with Liz
Liz and I were talking on IM today, and she brought up the idea of having lunch together. The last time we went out during the workweek was back in April – so it’s definitely been a while. And while I usually balk at doing things spur-of-the-moment, I’m really glad we went today.
Liz knew of a spot right next to the Art Institute. Literally – it’s on the southern side of the building, by the main entrance. We phoned in an order to a nearby Corner Bakery, picked up our food and found a nice spot by the fountain.
View of the fountain, from where I was seated.
Looking around, directly to the left of us.
Liz, putting up with my random snapshots.
This woman behind Liz kept catching my eye. I really liked how she was sitting, and though it seems remarkably uncomfortable… I get the sense that she is, in fact, quite comfortable.
Random seagull. I learned today that it’s illegal to feed the pigeons, here in Chicago. And that I can technically be fined for it? I need to look this up.
After lunch, I decided to make a paper boat.
If I had to name it? I’d probably name it the “S.S. More Powerful Than Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, And The Incredible Hulk Put Together.”
After the fact, we decide that we should make a little note out of the extra paper. One message came to mind.
Another view from where we were sitting. There were a fair number of people when we arrived – but the area wasn’t really crowded at all. And, by the time we finished up (we arrived here at about 1:30), there weren’t many people at all. This is definitely a great spot, and I’m amazed more people don’t come here to hang out, during lunch.
As we were leaving, I looked over to find our boat half-submerged. Dang.
View of the larger fountain, near the side of the building.
Detail view. As we were standing here, more folks came up to snap photos of the figures.
A boy and his fish.
Wonderful lunch today. I had a blast, and it felt good to get out of the office for a little bit. Ah Chicago, ah Summer.