But yes, I just made this late breakfast. Yesterday was a whirlwind and I’m all out of whack it seems.
That can sometimes be a good thing.
O’Hare is a huge place. And I have no sense of direction. So it took a bit to finally come together. Which is sad, because I had a plan. And a sign for when she walked out from the gate:Totally didn’t get to use it. But it’s the thought that counts, right?
And yeah- we have nicknames. I call her monkey and she calls me penguin.
You can try to understand our crazy if you want to. But I don’t really even know how we became so weird…I already had breakfast, and Ashlee’s not a big breakfast person, so we split a cookie from Starbucks. The white chocolate icing was fab. But we both said the same thing. Crunchy sugar cookies are not nearly as good as soft ones. Truth.
After a couple hours, she had to leave for her flight home. I’m being mischievous and am already coming up with ways to sabotage her next layover so she’ll have no choice but to stay in Chicago. For good. Muhahahaha…
I also had another friend who was in the area for the weekend from Philly. We went to college together and there was an MU game on last night, so it only seemed natural that we made our way to The Spread (my favorite Mizzou bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood).The three of us slowly and randomly worked our way around the city. It would have been faster had we not had a cab driver who hated life and decided to tell us why and then the other cab driver who seemed more lost than we were.
My favorite spot of the night was at Cubby Bear just outside of Wrigleyville. The big Northwestern vs. Illinios game was played inside of Wrigley field yesterday and ESPN College Game Day had been there. Needless to say, the streets were packed. The bars were full. The drinks were flowing.
The pizza was also ordered. And demolished.
We crashed at a friend’s house (drinking and driving should never be mixed, kids!) and I woke up with a bit of a headache. Which is somewhat surprising considering how much we ate at the end of the night. I’m not a big believer in Advil (seriously- I’ve only stashed one or two sample packets of Advil at home from work for worst-case scenarios), so my cure came in the form of this: They should really come up with a bigger size for their iced teas. Like a pony keg. I’d dig it. Because this was obviously not enough (refer to coffee in the first picture that was immediately consumed after my tea was gone).
I think I have a caffeine addiction.
I also think that is not a surprising revelation.
I also think it may be time to lounge some more. It’s Sunday. Sundays are lazy. Truth.
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