… or at least it feels like I did for a bit. In my defense, I’ve been very very busy with fabulous friends and crazy amounts of things to do. Let’s rewind a bit, shall we?
After work, we got together and headed into the city towards Papacito’s for a solid BYOB experience in the Lakeview neighborhood. I had been there before. It’s nothing fancy, but if you like some decent Mexican food and have an adoration for cheesy deliciousness, it’s the place you want to be.See? Needless to say, they approved.We were full and ready for the next adventure: Annoyance Theater in Uptown Chicago. We considered Second City, but I thought it’d be fun to give them a little bit more of an intimate experience. We looked at the show list. And were intrigued by one of the shows- lovingly called Co-Ed Prison Sluts. It wasn’t just one of us that pushed to see it. We were ALL intrigued and decided to go. And giggled about the name of the show every time it was mentioned. Because we’re really 12-year-old girls at heart.
The show was raunchy fo’ sho’. But what can you expect with a name like that? And it was hilarious. A bit juevnile, but hilarious. Fun fact- it’s the longest running musical comedy in Chicago. So obviously they’re doing something right. Even if it had a creepster clown… because really, who’s not scared of clowns? They’re just awful.
A hundred laughs, two bars, and five hours of sleep later, we were up and ready to hit the city again!Large coffee mug and an ice pack. Sorry this is “pre-makeup”. If your eyes have started to burn, I suggest you scroll down immediately… aaaahhhh!
How else would I want to start the weekend? Oh yeah… with a solid breakfast for me and my guests:Everyone loves a baked pancake.Once we were safe and sound on the metra, I started to plan our assault on Michigan Avenue. We started out in Millenium Park:We cooled off in Crowne Plaza and headed to Park Grill Cafe in Millenium Park to eat. If you haven’t been- think twice. It’s overpriced. We knew this, but said screw it because we happened to be hungry right then and there and the view was pretty.
How did the stalking Shia tracking down of the movie set go? Eh. We didn’t get nearly as close as we wanted. And after a few failed attempts at different routes toward the blocked off area, we just settled for the random props being shipped in and out and overall excitement of what was going on.
We also checked out the recently installed Eye Sculpture in Pritzker Park in the Loop by the artist Tony Tasset. It’s hanging out there until some time in October.
It was eye-opening to say the least…
All we could really think about is what would happen if it got loose and started rolling down the street… Being as how it’s 30-foot tall, it would be traumatizing! And most likely quite dangerous.
After all that walking around for 4 or 5 hours, I was cool with saying no to yoga. And saying yes to Lou Malnati’s deep dish with the hometown girls and my suburb ladies.
Oh and if you haven’t noticed, I wore a romper all day in the city. I finally broke down and went with the trend- they just looked so comfy! And it totally was… But I do warn you- if you like to stay well-hydrahted like I do (which means going to the bathroom often), be prepared for feeling awkward. It’s like you undress every time you have to go. Sort of a pain. And I’m pretty sure they don’t make jumpers with snaps in the crotch for anyone over the age of 6. But it’d be pretty cool if they did…
Life is good…
Fleet Feet Women’s 10k race recap tomorrow (it went well!). I’ve GOT to take a nap. I haven’t had more than five hours of sleep in any night for the last three days. It’s nap time.
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