Well it’s Tuesday and I’m back at work. On my least favorite day. Ick! Oh well, it was soooo worth it. Ashlee and I had a blast yesterday. We slept in (until like 8:30- woot woot!) and just slowly got ourselves going and making plans. We narrowed it down to a museum day- Chicago History Museum and Field Museum. I still hadn’t made my way into the History Museum yet, so I was ready.
We decided it might be fun to do breakfast in the city. So I grabbed a Fiber One from the gift basket I got at Jaime’s shower to tide me over. Thank god I did… we took the metra in and tried out the bus system. I never claimed to be an expert on public transit in Chicago. Never. I rely heavily on Google transit to tell me what to do. But sometimes human error occurs. And sometimes you end up getting on the wrong bus. And sometimes you end up in areas you probably shouldn’t be. Like what happened to us yesterday. Uh… oops. So the bus ride was a little longer than we thought it would take. But we got to where we needed to get eventually:
No pictures, sadly. Why? Because my camera battery crapped out on me. I didn’t realize it was low after the weekend. Even that morning, I thought, “Should I charge my camera battery? Nah… it has enough power surely…” Nope. I turn it on and get the message “Change Battery Pack”. Damn! Enough with the camera issues!!! And Ashlee’s had died well before mine because she was already on day 4 of her trip…
So, I apologize for the grainy crackberry pics you will be seeing for the rest of the post. But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do…
One thing that did go our way? We made it to the History Museum, and it was a day of free admission! Score! So first, we checked out the children’s museum:
Then we strolled upstairs… The little Playboy display was one of my fav things to look at. Apparently the bunny costume was modeled after the measurements of this girl Suzy- who was decided to be the ideal proportions for the Playboy club. Yeah… her waist was 23 inches. I’d have to break a couple ribs to come close to that one… And we won’t even talk about how much help I’d need to fill in the top of the costume… damn “runner’s boobs”. :pMany of the exhibits had to do with the World Fair. They had a train car you could walk into and around and pretend to be a member of the times. Ashlee was Newton- a grocer who enjoyed the moving sidewalk exhibit. My card said I was Matilda- a widow who liked the Agriculture Building. I decided she was probably a sassy broad. Just like me. ;)The History Museum was a lot of fun. We stayed until close. Sadly, there was a fashion exhibit that was closed- we were both a little bummed about that one. But honestly, time-wise we may have not gotten to see it anways. After the History Museum closed, we decided to skip Field Museum (figuring by the time we got there, it’d be closed, too, if not already).
To Ogilvie we went to catch a metra back out to the ‘burbs. Both of us just adore Sheldon on Big Bang Theory, so we got some carryout at a little Mexican place near me and made it back to my apartment just in time to watch it. Turns out it was a rerun we had both seen, but really- it’s still hilarious. Check out my burrito I got:
It was a chicken burrito the size of my head. For reals. Apparently my toes were just curling in excitement. The awesome people at the restaurant gave us chips and dip while we waited for our food to be ready to carry out, so I didn’t need that at all! After the pic, I took a knife to it. Three meals out of this craziness. Holy crap.
This morning I sadly took Ashlee to the airport on the way to work. It’s funny because we started chatting away as soon as I picked her up on Sunday straight through the entire trip all the way until I dropped her off. I’m so glad she came! She said they might try to make another trip up to Chicago over the summer. I said fantastic. Everyone loves the Chi in the summer… :)
Anyhoo, so that was my great weekend! I loved it. And now everything goes back to normal… Back to work. Back to my workout schedule (Nothing crazy tonight- just The Shred if I’m up to it because I really am a walking zombie today). Back to my routine. The sleep will be needed. But she’ll be missed until I get to see her again!
Have a good Tuesday everyone! I’m gonna go grab another cup of coffee…
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