photo montage: chicago style!
i’ve been thinking about blogging (hmm, wonder why that could be?), and i do wonder sometimes whether anyone really wants to read ‘recaps’. after all, how egomaniacal it is to believe that people actually want to read about what i did all day!? the summit has gotten me thinking about how i really would like to write posts that others fine useful and/or interesting. but then again, there is something fun (speaking for myself, anyway) about seeing how someone else enjoys their free time or chooses to be a tourist.
so . . .
photo-montage it is!
near the end! photo credit to leslie
yesterday began with a run on the lakeside path with meghann (multitasking superblogger!) and leslie (talented runner/writer about to rock her first marathon this fall). we chatted for 6 straight miles, and then i actually headed out for a second loop on my own — it was my “long” run for the week since i knew this wasn’t going to be a possibility later on. the last 4 were contemplative and lovely, with the water sparkling in the sun and apropos song selections magically coming from the iPod (sufjan stevens Illinoise? i swear that thing has a 6th sense).
one blog post, one shower, and one fantastic raw carrot muffin later (not in that order), it was time to explore. i headed out with energetic (and fellow russel + hazel devotee) haya, adorable mary, and roommate meg and walked around, and before we knew it, it was brunch time. i was impressed with how many people were enjoying a leisurely meal on a friday afternoon! or maybe we just went to the right place . . .
the entire menu looked delicious, but one item in particular screamed out to me:
i recommend lula’s if you’re ever in the area!
i’m on a BOOOOAAATT
couldn’t get the T pain skit out of my head!
haya and i had grand plans of trying to hit up GREER chicago, a drool-worthy stationery store. however, it turned out that the route involved a bus with 17 stops, so we decided to head straight for our tourist destination of the day: an architectural boat tour!
i think josh would have loved it [random fact: at one point, he actually wanted to be an architect. hence the civil engineering/art history dual major at duke]. he probably also would have appreciated a tour comprised of this list of destinations:
i was worried about being bored, but i actually loved learning about the history of the buildings as they floated on by. as soon as i saw this rounded parking deck, “heavy metal drummer” started playing in my head . . .
(they let him off, eventually.)
our roommate crew then got decked out and headed to the party!
or at least, the most delicious part of this event:
and it was awesome.