July 22nd, 2014
Which is fine with me! The car wash is so old and ugly and hardly anyone is ever there using it. And they don’t maintain their property and the sidewalk is SOOO bad in front of it. I’d welcome some high-density studio apartments here! I’m a little nostalgic for this kind of car wash. It reminds me of the kind we had growing up in New London, WI, but it’s out of date. No one uses it. And I’d rather have a well-maintained property that’s not an eyesore!
Tags:car wash·Chicago·logan square·new london·Nostalgia·Wisconsin
July 21st, 2014
Brown Bag Seafood opened in the building next to the building my office is in. We went to their opening day about a couple months ago. It was pretty much a $#!% show. I’ve been back a couple times since that day and am happy to report that all the service issues have been ironed out. The food is great. It’s a bit more spendy than I’d allow for on a daily basis, but once in a while is fine.
Tags:brown bag seafood·Chicago·lakeshore east·seafood
July 20th, 2014
Friday Night: Dinner outside with Jen and Quinn at their house. Lots of high fiving and dancing.
Saturday Morning: Early morning date with Ellyza and Loden at Little Gym. We attended a free introductory class where Makai sat there and looked at me like “Really? I got outta bed early for this?” To be fair, I think he did have fun some of the time. But we had to be at the gym at 8 a.m. and he usually sleeps til 7:30, so yeh. Up early. Also, he’s been kind of a daredevil and has banged his face (split lip, eye bruise, bleeding teeth) a few times this week. It kind of annoyed me that once he was in a padded space he didn’t want to do anything! I think he just needed more time to warm up to the place and the people. If we went every week, I’m sure it would be way different. As long has he got his venti latte on the way!
Saturday Afternoon: Barbecue at Danny, Caroline and Rory’s new place in Riverside. Such a big house and a nice yard! It was great to check it out. Trent, Loden, Ellyza, Jen, Chad and Quinn all came out too. Danny grilled pork tacos and they were so delicious. Makai and Ellyza had fun chilling out in the pool while Quinn and Rory ran around like crazy! Oh, and there’s a funny kissing cousins photo of Rory and Makai that will someday be used for blackmail purposes
Sunday Afternoon: Cousin Alexia’s first birthday party! Got to see lots of Dallas’s relatives that we haven’t seen since Christmas time. And we got to see Danny and Caroline and Rory again. And Cory, who lives in Colorado and we haven’t seen for a couple years!
We caught up with many friends this weekend and had a great time!
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