Chicago Category

Daaaaa Dash!

Saturday morning, I ran my second official 5K! Tamara scored free registration for the both of us when her friends couldn’t make it last minute, and invited me along. And so, I found myself amidst hundreds of other mustachioed, aviator-clad runners at the Soldier Field Ditka Dash! It was a really fun time! In my […]

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Clang, clang, clang went the trolley (party!)

Many of my Chicago friends have summer birthdays, which make for fun birthday parties. My friend Evelyn just celebrated hers with a Trolley Party! If you’re not from the Midwest, you may have never heard of this concept before – at least I hadn’t. But everyone assured me it would be a blast, and it […]

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Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Happy Monday, y’all! There are many things I love about my job, but the commute is not one of them. Thankfully, I have a bunch of great train buddies to pass the time with, and we’ve recently started planning after-work outings. Hence, the formation of the Metra Supper Club! Every month, one of us picks […]

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Jay Pharoah at Zanies

I love comedy shows; over the years I’ve seen Russell Peters, Dane Cook, and Aziz Ansari twice each, in addition to some lesser known comedians in New York. I also grew up watching Saturday Night Live. So when my friends Jane and Bernard invited me to see Jay Pharoah at Zanies last week, it was […]

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Counting Crows at Ravinia

The first concert I ever attended was Counting Crows (featuring the Goo Good Dolls), 17 years ago; Monday night I had the chance to hear them play again! This time, at Ravinia, with Toad The Wet Sprocket. Talk about reliving the 90’s. One of the best music producing decades, in my opinion! The concert was […]

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