Life has been pretty boring lately to tell the truth, so I had a field trip up to Chicago and visited a couple of high school friends and then went to my best friend’s graduation from the University of Chicago.
First I hung out with Rose and Lillian and went to a couple of good restaurants (definitely visit Russian Tea Time across from the Art Institute in downtown if you’re ever in Chicago! Meals are about $15-20 and imo worth every penny), talked about the oldies music we like, caught up on each other’s news, and so on.
Saturday I spent six hours outside in the 60º weather to watch Peggy graduate in Anthropology. The weather was miserable – but could have been worse since it didn’t actually rain – but it was nice to get to know her extended family better. They are all so nice and friendly! I guess Texans are good that way. :) Lunch was in the U of Chicago Hogwarts Library (okay, I don’t know what it’s actually called, but it definitely could have been used as a set for the movie). We went out for Chinese in the evening, which was tasty, and then had cake at the hotel.
Sunday I finally won a game of Kicker/Foosball! Lillian and I went to her apartment building’s game room and had an excellent and highly-skilled game of “who can better avoid putting the ball in her own goal?” That was a lot of fun. Then it was back to Peggy’s family to see the Blues Festival, go shopping for her brother’s birthday present, and find lunch before we drove back home.