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11:37 a.m. Today: the Taste + who knows?
12:28 p.m. we both managed to leave our transit cards at home. drat!
I have a wallet that just has my chicago related things in it and it is right now at home on my kitchen counter. It does me no good there! So we had to go buy cta 3 day passes.
12:28 p.m. I am starving.
I had not eaten yet. I was hungry and crabby and headachey.
2:35 p.m. yay for food!
3:21 p.m. end round 1. I can eat no more. stuffed but happy!
4:03 p.m. checking out that new sears tower thing. I'm excited!
We weren't too terribly far away so we walked over there to go up to see the new observation things. We hadn't gone there at all before so it worked out well. The line was loooong.
5:17 p.m. my baaaaack huuuurts.
Like I said. The line was loooooong. The wait took forever. And I was carrying a heavy bag on my shoulder. My back was complaining.
5:43 p.m. http://twitpic.com/92zr7 - (picture)from the top of the Sears Tower
5:58 p.m. http://twitpic.com/931la - window thing at sears tower
That second picture was taken from inside the glass observation thing. It had just opened to the public that day. They're glass and jut out from the building 4 feet or so. So when you go in it everything but behind you is clear glass. It wasn't nearly as unsettling as I thought it would be. I was kind of disappointed!
6:34 p.m. heading back north for dinner with the fam
They picked us up from the station when we got off the train. That was nice!
7:03 p.m. we are looking for something fun to do tonight.
7:33 p.m. little scottish girl with adorable voice/accent asked me "why is your hair pink?" she was so darn cute!
I was in the bathroom at Sears Tower and her mother pointed me out to her. She was adorable! I told her that it was because I like it. And because once you're a grown up, no one can tell you not to!
8:48 p.m. food was *fabulous*!
Oh, it really really was. I had the A-1 Peppercorn burger (which they describe as: Sizzling, hickory smoked bacon, melted Pepper Jack cheese, A1 peppercorn spread, crispy onion straws, onions and tomatoes on an onion bun.) I substituted a turkey burger for the cow. I don't like burgers or turkey usually but it was SO GOOD.
11:00 p.m. At Hamburger Mary's having drinks & dessert.
Mmmm, fried twinkies! Delicious! Also had some pink drink that was there special. Followed that up with a Long Guy Land and then some other stuff once Aharona and Ken arrived & we went upstairs.
11:!5 p.m. Steve just made a very ugly face at my drink.
My pink drink involved sour mix. Steve is not a fan.
11:15 p.m. Talked to Aharona. She said she might come out but I suspect she won't. Too bad!
Obviously I was wrong.
11:21 p.m. Yay she's coming!
12:10 a.m. Yay! Aharona is adorable!
12:37 a.m. Just had a shot that tasted a bit like a jolly rancher.
1:07 a.m. another jolly rancher shot. aharona is sipping hers.
1:13 a.m. We have met pwople! Rachel and Patricia. We stole their table.
We went and sat down and then all of a sudden two girls appeared and sat with us. We had taken their table so they just decided to join us. There was a Rachel and a Patricia. Nice, very drunk girls.
1:38 a.m. I completely forgot what I was going to write. Oh well!
1:47 a.m. Steve is dancing with one of the girls. It's really something.
That was with Rachel. She was really getting down. She told Steve he had big nipples. Um, what?
2:40 a.m. We're back home. Well, home until we go *home* home anyway.