palsgraf_polka: (Holy Voldy)
palsgraf_polka: (Holy Voldy)
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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 [ profile] wobblerlorri at the hotel, catch up with her
18:00 dinner with [ profile] wobblerlorri
20:00-23:00 Two comedy shows with [ profile] wobblerlorri

Saturday June 5th:

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

Sunday June 6th:

Morning: send [ 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 [ 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: (Me - 05122010)
I'll be enjoying my first night in Chicago! I am so looking forward to meeting (in alphabetical order) [ profile] iron_chef_gein, [ profile] jblaque and [ profile] wobblerlorri! I am so fucking excited! I have so many cool things planned and I'm just beside myself.
palsgraf_polka: (Dance with a fat girl)
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. [ profile] jblaque, [ profile] iron_chef_gein and [ profile] ygrii_blop are already coming. I would hope that [ profile] nurzrachet could be convinced to come as well. Anyone else in the area, please come! I'd love to meet you! Maybe [ profile] toohipanna or [ profile] deliverer or [ profile] charon52 or [ profile] nova_42 can make the drive.

And [ 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.
palsgraf_polka: (OMG Yay)
[ profile] janeygrrrl! I'm so excited for your new life and your new adventure and I wish you all the best. <3
palsgraf_polka: (Leonard is the hottest of the Nerd Show)

Sheldon! Nerd Show is coming soon! SMOOCH
palsgraf_polka: (Harry Naked Scares Voldemort)
For my beloved [ profile] bebo_65:

palsgraf_polka: (Me - With Camera)
Be welcomed by NYC

clicky for the remainder )


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

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 [ profile] msginnyo and I'm really excited!
palsgraf_polka: (Default)
So in 12 hours I will be boarding a plane to Philadelphia! I will be meeting up with [ profile] cyberbertha and son, [ profile] emt420 and possibly Hollister (from ye old AT days) in Philly, and then hopefully with [ profile] msginnyo and [ profile] a_newchapter4me in NYC!

I can't get the stupid LJ Text feature to register my new phone number with the text posting, so if I can't get that to work by the time I leave my house at 3am to drive to LA, then I'll just be able to post with voice posts.

I'm going to have so much fun! I'll take lots of pictures and and bore you all with them when I get back!

You kids be good while I'm gone!
palsgraf_polka: (Joker)

ETA: for [ profile] kittylitter1, [ profile] wobblerlorri and [ profile] scarybaldguy :

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:


May. 21st, 2009 01:27 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Pho & Comics)
I went and had lunch with [ profile] kittylitter1 at Brummi's, the local German restaurant we went to a couple of months ago. It was nice to see her again.

We started with the soup of the day, which was a sour clear soup with vinegar and shredded beef and pickled vegetables. It was really good:

Then I had the bockwurst with sauerkraut, but I didn't want potato salad so I asked if I could have the egg noodles from today's goulash special, and she said yes, but (you have to imagine the woman with the thick German accent) "Only if you have ze gravy on ze noodles! Ze MUST have ze gravy!" So I had the gravy on the was actually sort of like having a mini-goulash on my plate. Everything was quite tasty:

And of course we couldn't resist the apple fritters:

And I really enjoyed having lunch with [ profile] kittylitter1! I love talking to her because we're very similar yet so different. It's fun. :)
palsgraf_polka: (Neko)
Reposted at his request:

Dear Friends -

Please take just a moment to click here and cast a vote for my friend Brandy's mom. She's a wonderful lady who has faced some heart-wrenching challenges over her lifetime, and we're trying to win her a well-deserved trip to NYC for Mother's Day.

It'll take less than 30 seconds to lend a hand, won't cost you a penny, and won't land you on a mailing list.

I deeply appreciate your help. Thank you!

P.S. Bonus appreciation/admiration points if you'd repost this request in your journal. The contest ends in two days.
palsgraf_polka: (Me - Baby)
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That would be [ profile] philosophyjeff. I believe we met in 1990 when he was a freshman in high school and I was a sophomore. We ran in the same group of friends for a few years, and we grew up one block from each other. Our houses were even the same exact floor plan, but reversed (it was like Bizarro Home when I went to his house). We drifted apart after high school and found each other here 2 years ago.


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