palsgraf_polka: (Tube)
Thursday June 3rd:

Arrive at ORD at 16:32. Check in at hotel. Haven't decided what to do with my Thursday night yet.

Friday June 4th:

10:00 Architectural Riverboat Cruise for an hour.
11:00-14:00 TBD
14:00-16:00 Walking Tour - Historic Downtown (north): Treasures of Culture & Commerce
16:00 meet [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri at the hotel, catch up with her
18:00 dinner with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri
20:00-23:00 Two comedy shows with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri

Saturday June 5th:

Morning with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri at the Planetarium
Lunch with [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri
Afternoon catching up on internet at hotel while [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri naps
Evening is dinner with [livejournal.com profile] jblaque and company at the Chinese BBQ
Late evening get shitfaced with [livejournal.com profile] jblaque and company at the bar

Sunday June 6th:

Morning: send [livejournal.com profile] wobblerlorri back to the airport
10:00-12:00: Walking Tour: Historic Downtown (south): Rise of the Skyscraper
Lunch somewhere
Afternoon: DuSable Museum of African American History
Evening: Dinner somewhere nice Rosebud [Thanks [livejournal.com profile] jblaque] and then relax at the hotel!

Monday June 7th:

Morning & Early afternoon: The Art Institute!
17:25 my flight home from ORD to LGB

I am so excited!
palsgraf_polka: (Joker)
Ok! I am booked and ready to go to CHICAGO! I will be staying June 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th and flying out on the afternoon of the 7th.

I am planning a get together on Saturday June 5th. [livejournal.com profile] jblaque, [livejournal.com profile] iron_chef_gein and [livejournal.com profile] ygrii_blop are already coming. I would hope that [livejournal.com profile] nurzrachet could be convinced to come as well. Anyone else in the area, please come! I'd love to meet you! Maybe [livejournal.com profile] toohipanna or [livejournal.com profile] deliverer or [livejournal.com profile] charon52 or [livejournal.com profile] nova_42 can make the drive.

And [livejournal.com profile] ygrii_blop please e-mail me or reply to my Facebook message because I need to work some details out with you.

I'm so excited! I'm going to go to the Art Institute, have some great food, meet some great friends and experience a new part of the country. I can't wait.

Bats!

Aug. 18th, 2009 08:49 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Elyse)
I was outside smoking just now and there was a bat flying around catching bugs! It was so cool! I wonder where it came from?

Dinner!

Jul. 11th, 2009 09:50 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Amelie - Fingers)
WD-50!

Here's my gastronomical adventure tonight.

Let's start off with the complimentary amuse bouche (I will try my best to remember what was in everything) of fried frog's legs with a pomegranate reduction with some sort of fruit balls that were sort of like caviar with kelp pieces on top. It was weird, I won't deny it, and it was the first time I had tried frog's legs, but it was interesting:



and away we go! )

The dinner itself was very interesting, and the flavor combinations were totally mind blowing. While some of the things tasted very strange to me, I really appreciated the depths of flavor and the artistry and I was really glad I went there. How many times can you say you've had food like that? And like I said in my last post, Wylie Dufresne was so sweet and nerdy and cute and I told him how much I loved Top Chef and he said "Next time I'll try to do better" (in the current series "Top Chef Masters" he sort of flamed out in the first round, but I really appreciated his efforts) and I told him I thought he did well, and that he probably already knew who won (he winked at me and said "For $20 I'll tell you." and I laughed and said I didn't want to be spoiled...oh my god he is so cute) but I always love him on the show when he's a judge or a competitor.

So I had a blast. Then I went to Times Square - OMG it is insanity on a scale I have never witnessed before. It was really cool.

Ok, I have to go to bed. I'm exhausted. And tomorrow I'm getting together with [livejournal.com profile] msginnyo and I'm really excited!
palsgraf_polka: (Me - With Camera)
My trip is in 17 days! Woohoo! I can't wait to see Independence Hall, or the Mutter or MOMA. I'm so excited for those of you I'll be meeting (remember hyenas, plan for Philly on Friday night 07/10/09 for our get together)! I can't wait.

I'm really looking forward to going to the top of the Empire State Building. It is the tallest building in NYC again, you know.

My new Skechers I bought are really comfy - I wore them all day yesterday so I could break them in, but they were perfect. They don't need breaking in at all.



I am going to be limited to VERY little luggage - I won't have time to go find each hotel early in the day to leave things there before going out and about, I'm going to have to backpack like I did in 1996. So I really have to pare things down so it's manageable. It will be a challenge, but it'll be sort of like Tetris so it'll be fun.

And last but not least, I leave you with this gem I saw at the grocery store yesterday:

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