Posts Tagged "liz"

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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Lincoln Park Zoo

Entryway – Lincoln Park Zoo. I should mention that Liz let me drive her Vespa today (I drove to breakfast, and to the zoo). Lots of fun, as we left North Ave due to traffic and zipped up some side streets. The Seal tank. One of Liz’s favorites, we hung out here a good long while. Truth be told, I…

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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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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…

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Fan++

One downfall with Liz’s new place – the heat. Up on the second floor, the heat tends to collect and Liz has found her bedroom (and the kitchen) to be pretty hot. There are no windows back there, so the only hope is to offset the stagnant, hot air with some fans. She and I went to Target today, and…

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Impromptu Cookout

Got an invite from Liz and Steph today, and learned they were to be grilling in the backyard. Liz and I wandered over there around 6:30 or so, with some beers. Firing up the grill… There were additional folks in the backyard, who I didn’t really know. Turns out it was the downstairs neighbors (Evan and Ryan, I think were…

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