Last week I met up with Chris, Amanda, Becky and Charlie and we went to Geek Bar on North Ave. This is a super geeky bar, and not just in name. All of the cocktails and food had super geeky names. My District 12 cocktail came on fire. The fried goat cheese was called Gold Coins, etc. Also, tons of board and console games to play. And best of all, we were there for Geek Trivia night. Which was so geeky, I think we came in 3rd to last place, and that was with Chris on our team! Can you believe it? I was kind of disappointed in the nerds at our table.
Geek Bar Beta is a kind of “pop up” bar while the permanent Geek Bar is being set up in Lakeview. The Wicker Park/Bucktown location was so jammed, though. I think they should just keep it up!
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I was on a walk yesterday looking at the CTA Blue Line construction that has closed our closest station, California, several times this summer, for several days each time. Not only has our access to the train been limited, but the construction has also closed our street and ally a few times. Yesterday I couldn’t even get our car out because one end was blocked by the CTA construction and the other end was blocked by some AT&T line work.
I shouldn’t have been complaining so much! This morning we woke up to news that the California station will be closing for 6 weeks, beginning just after Labor Day! I guess it could be worse. The Damen station is closing for 9 weeks, after California reopens, and in the colder months!
I know this is all for the greater good. The Blue Line can be slow and our station is really showing its age, but after going through the big Brown Line rehab a few years back when we lived in Roscoe Village, it’s all still fresh in our minds!
Time to Google and see if walking to the Logan Square stop or walking to Western is faster. I don’t think the #56 bus is an option because the traffic through Bucktown and Wicker Park is horrible during rush hours. AHHHHHHHHH!!!
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Thanks to everyone who called, sent cards, gifts, and messages with good wishes!! My first Mother’s Day was great… and actually it was Mother’s Weekend, not Day. Everything started with celebration at Makai’s daycare on Friday evening and carried on through Sunday. Extra special thanks to Makai for sleeping in until 8:20 on Sunday morning!!! And also for being a great baby. And big thanks to Dallas for making sure my Sunday was extra special!
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