After 4 days of visiting and traipsing around the city with my high school friends, it’s down to just me again.
But maybe that’s a good thing. I probably need the sleep. Blood shot eyes confirm this.
After spending a night out in Wrigleyville, a day of shopping the neighborhood, block parties, a trip to the zoo, cheering friends on in races, eating out at a few local spots, movies, etc, we still weren’t done.
Clearly, this means we need to fuel up with breakfast again.
But anyway, I finally had an excuse to make Jessica’s Cake Batter Pancakes. There is no better way to impress your guests than with funfetti. And I had an itch for something sugary. Surprised?No you’re not. Don’t lie.
For the record, the sugar rush from the pancakes and the powdered sugar glaze will energize you for the entire rest of the morning. Promise.Just be mindful of the pancakes as they cook. Otherwise, you’ll end up with one black sheep in the bunch.I always burn at least one. Often more.
Believe it or not, we fought over who would eat it. I ended up tossing it because I had made a recipe and a half and there were WAY too many pancakes. And no one really wanted it. We were just being polite. A rarity that sometimes happens in these parts.
Afterwards, we rode the train down to Michigan Avenue. Because we all had an itch to shop. However, our most important stop was our first one of the day:We wanted to say hi to Marilyn before the rain in the forecast became a legit concern.
This 26-foot statue of her from The Seven Year Itch was debuted on Friday. My friends arrived on Friday. Coincidence or fate?This is the first, but not the last, of many trips to say hey. That I am sure of.
After sweatin’ it out on the Magnificent Mile for most of the afternoon, the decision was made to stop off for a little happy hour celebration.
Which put the trip back home in the thick of rush hour traffic. Before a Cubs game.
Not the brightest move.
But hey- when you’re thirsty, you’re thirsty…
After coming home and cooling off, the three of us decided to sweat through a second outfit for the day and head to a bar advertising $3 burger and fries and dirty trivia night.
We were there for the food. And only the food. I swear.
Yet held our own up until the 3rd round.
Either way, a good way to end the extended weekend. Leaving me here. Once again.
I’ve still got a couple of days of recovery before another weekend hits me with full force.
Happy Hump Day, kiddos!
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