February 9th, 2015
Our book club at work has been revived. I missed the meeting, but was told this was the next book to read. So I did. I really liked the premise. A woman whose family was murdered when she was a child. She was there but has problems remembering. Her brother has been in jail all this time…. she starts to investigate. It’s a murder mystery with a twist. While I really liked it, I thought it was an odd choice for a work book club. Some of the scenes are really gruesome! I had to skip a few pages.
Tags:Books·dark places·gillian flynn
February 4th, 2015
Last week we went to Aria for lunch for Restaurant Week. My coworkers and I were over there a couple years ago for Restaurant Week and I think I liked the food better this time. The onion soup was SO good.. I was talking about it at home and Dallas ended up making soup for us at home.. so I scored twice on that!
Tags:adam·aj·aria·becky·Chicago·katie·lakeshore east·megan·restaurant week·the loop
February 2nd, 2015
I finally saw the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with my brother and Jessica over the weekend. The movie has been out a long time so we only had two locations to pick from. The time that worked best brought us to the theater on Webster, which I haven’t been to for probably close to 2 years. I was surprised to see assigned seating, only 5 rows of seats, seats that recline all the way back at the press of a button, tables with every seat. Also, beer and wine at the concessions. And not crappy beer. My brother got some Ale Syndicate craft beer that’s made in my neighborhood.
The movie was pretty good. A good ending. I enjoyed it. You’ll love it if you love fight scenes. There’s a lot of fighting.
And with that comes the end of an era! My brother and I saw all of the Lord of the Rings movies together (the first one came out in 2001!). Even when I didn’t live nearby, we would see them together when I came home for Christmas because the movies always came out at Christmastime. After the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, then they made the three Hobbit movies. This was the last of those movies. I know they can’t make these movies forever, but I’ll miss the tradition!
Tags:ale syndicate·beer·Chicago·depaul·jessica·movies·richard·the hobbit·webster place