A while back a guy in my office emailled everyone in Chicago about some almost free Cubs tickets that were available. Many people in our office travel and have a Starwood Preferred Guest account and they were having a promo offering Cubs-Braves bleacher tickets for a prime “platinum” weekend game this past weekend. The face value of each ticket was $67 but if you used a few of your SPG points, you could get these tickets for about $1 each!. I jumped on it and got the max 4 tickets that I could get. I thought it would be fun to take my dad, since he’d never been to Wrigley Field, and maybe my brother and Amanda or one of the kids. My brother has been to the park twice (first time, second time), but the others haven’t. Anyway, my brother and his family were camping, so Paul and Kate came, but my dad was free so he got to go to Wrigley Field for the first time.
The bleachers were not too rowdy, like they can sometimes be, which was good. I also saw and visited with some other friends from work who hopped on the deal like I did – Chris, Charlie, Waleed. I heard Geoff was there too, but I didn’t see him. We drank a few Shock Top beers, ate a bunch of peanuts, had some hot dogs. The game had a lot of runs and was exciting, even though the Cubs lost. Still a great time!
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Last Friday Michelle hosted an International/Olympic-themed dinner party at her house. Each person picked a country and made some food or a drink from there. I picked U.S. and made banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting (recipe). We also had Moscow Mules, Mexican cups, French tarts, American sliders, Mexican guacamole, Italian pasta, Swedish meatballs, Swiss (??) vodka-soaked gummy lifesavers, cake shaped as a bobsled track, an ice luge for shots, a few Spanish tapas dishes, and many bottles of wine from around the world.
We mostly just sat around eating and drinking and debating which was the cutest guy from each country as they did their march in the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony. Oh, also a lot of discussion about Shaun White‘s haircut.
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I guess that selecting the winners based on which team comes first alphabetically isn’t exactly the smartest strategy, BUT I was the only person I know to pick Harvard and Florida Golf Coast University to win. FGCU is my favorite now. DUNK CITY!
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