Sunday, August 08, 2010

Chicago Sights

My nephew Blake was in town this weekend. We took a Segway ride on Thursday (like we did with his sister last summer). So fun! So many weird people in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza.

Buckingham Fountain
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(Husband and nephew)

Prairie Field out past the Planetarium, near old Meigs Field. I have lived in this area for 20 years and I didn't even know this area existed before Thursday!
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By the Planetarium
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Kids goofing around under the Bean
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Ha! You go, boyfriend.

Guy shooting a rap video
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For reals, yo! See him rewind his boombox to get ready for the second take. Hee!
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Take two. Oh, distracted by the little girl!
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Monday, June 28, 2010

More scenes from Chicago

Crossing over the highway.
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UIC was having a graduation celebration.
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Buckingham Fountain. I don't actually think I've ever been this close before.
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Wider angle shot. Such a pretty day!
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Lots of people's creativity is inspired by the beautiful parks in Chicago.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yoga at Millenium Park

Before we begin:

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The view during Downward-Facing Dog:

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I am seriously loving Saturday-morning yoga downtown. I can hardly move today, but I still love it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blackhawks Pride

A collection of all the Blackhawks gear I was able to see this weekend. Go Hawks!

The Art Institute lions
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Flags on the Michigan Avenue bridge
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Sue the dinosaur outside the Field Museum
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Sue, later that night
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Michigan Avenue goings-on

In the course of one day, here are some of the people I saw up and down Michigan Avenue.

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Earnest nerd playing the guitar and singing to his girlfriend.

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Young girls waiting for the Puerto Rican parade to begin.

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More parade revelers.

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Wedding party in front of the Wrigley Building.

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A chess and checkers race game. Set up right in front of the Art Institute at night. Weird!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chicago Weekend

We had another great weekend in downtown Chicago. Lots of Blackhawks pride, lots of goings-on up and down Michigan Avenue. Plus, it was a beautiful summer day.

First we did yoga at Millenium Park. This was before most people arrived.

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This was my view from way in the back. Man, it was HARD!

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After a tasty breakfast at Yolk, I goofed around in the Agora sculptures. My friend Jessie took these shots. Thanks, J!

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A really earnest nerd sang to his girlfriend as she tanned and ignored him.
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Later I went on the river and lake architecture boat tour. I love that tour, so pretty!
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(That is my favorite building in the Loop. I love the old-school short brick and ivy against the tall gleaming glass skyscrapers. The ivy growth isn't a random coincidence, either.)

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Then I went to a concert. Keith Urban is a tiny dot in the crowd. Oh, I curse my decision not to bring my camera! The iPhone camera stinks.

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More photos coming this week, promise!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Dad! Hey, you are finally old enough to retire, hahahaha. Enjoy your 65th!

I found some great old photos of the two of us through the years. I am only going to post a couple for today, in honor of my old man. :)

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Could this be any more 1970? I think not. The floral couch, the hilarious little mustache he is sporting, my avocado green knitted vest and plaid pants...CLASSIC.

The thing about my dad that has never changed is that he likes to give smooches to his daughters. Sometimes I don't want one.

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And sometimes I do.

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He almost didn't make it to my wedding because he was sick and the doctor told him not to fly. But he did, and he walked me down the aisle and did all the things that dads do at weddings. We even got to dance. My face is hidden, but trust me, I am losing it there.

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Happy Birthday, Daddy! Love you.