Posts Tagged "liz"

Apple Pie and Fancy Gadgetry

Liz decided to try her hand at apple pie tonight, and made use of a few gifts that she’s gotten during the process. I took some video of the apple-peeler and the whipped cream maker in action. Does this look familiar? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

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Old Trees, Old Friends

Quick view of the courtyard area, from my hotel room window. Today, on our “free day,” Liz and I signed up to go on a tour of Muir Woods. Liz was keen on seeing the Redwoods and it sounded like a great thing to do. The only bummer was that, all day today, it was raining. Nonstop, cloudy sky raining….

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San Francisco: Fisherman’s Wharf

The next day, a bunch of the family were invited out by my uncle Charles for an early lunch. A ton of folks set out from the hotel down to Fisherman’s Wharf – we expected a brief walk, but ended up walking a good thirty minutes or more, before we got there. Along the way, I spotted the usual stuff…

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Richard and Katherine, San Francisco Wedding

Flew in to San Francisco today with Liz, and it’s been pretty nonstop since the AM. We took the Blue Line to Clark/Lake, hopped on the Orange to Midway, boarded a plane to Oakland, hopped on a bus that took us to a BART station, hopped on BART, got into downtown San Francisco, hopped in a cab and arrived at…

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Welcome, Paige!

Liz and I went down to Frankfort today, and had dinner with her family. She took my car early this morning (she’s working part-time, down there) and I met up with her later on via Metra. Tonight was my first glimpse of baby Paige, newly arrived and all sorts of cute. She was in and out of sleep the whole…

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Renegade Craft Fair

Today, Liz and I had a big day planned, attending the Renegade Craft Fair at Wicker Park. However, at Liz’s apartment, we both had a bit of a surprise in store. This is the view from her front steps. Looking out onto the street. Where a festival was being set up. Vendors were getting their booths ready, and ATM machines…

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Frankfort Fall Festival

Today was an early day, as I was drafted into work last night to help with the Festival. Everyone who works as a volunteer for the festival gets a yellow shirt – and I got mine this morning. My alarm went off at 6:30 AM, and I was the first to hit the shower. By the time I walked into…

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Shedd Aquarium

On our last half-day Friday of the year, Liz and I decided to spend our time at the Shedd Aquarium. It’s been a while since I’ve been here (and even longer for Liz – last time she was here was when she was a kid). I’ve got a lot of fond memories of the place, as my family used to…

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Diversey Rock’n Bowl

Left work at work today, because Liz and I had scheduled a date night. Went out to dinner, ran a quick errand, and then made our way over to Diversey Rock’n Bowl for a few rounds of bowling action fun. It’s been a while since I’ve been here. And though I’ve bowled here since the infamous Q101 Christmas Party Incident,…

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Stacey, Jasmine, Joanne

Jasmine, looking cute as ever during our meal at Club Lucky. I’m not sure if this is a Chinese thing, or just something with our family, but there’s always been a big rush to grab the bill. This is something that’s stemmed from back when I was a kid – and all the adults (uncles/aunts) all vied for the priviledge/honor…

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Mmmmm

In addition to all the fabulous stuff Liz made last night, she also made a light strawberry cheesecake (which we were too full to eat). And so – today, we got to dig in a little bit. And, what better way to eat pie than with some whipped cream? After the previously unsuccessful attempt, we had our hopes up that…

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Bongo Room

I’ve been wanting to go to the Bongo Room for breakfast for some time now. This morning, Liz and I started off our day doing just that – brunch at the Bongo Room, and then off to the zoo for an afternoon of hanging out with animals. The coffee here is great, and though we didn’t land a table –…

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