Posted @ 11:50 CDT
Last night I got into Chicago around 19:00 CDT. Coming into the city was gorgeous. Chicago reminds me of a mixture between DC and NY in terms of building size, street activity, and things to do.
A friend of mine that I met through another friend was gracious enough to let me stay at her place in South Loop. Easy access to the metro and plenty of restaurants. After getting situated, we went to a bar and restaurant to grab some food and drinks. One thing I like to do when I visit cities like Chicago is go to a speakeasy. When you are in any city that was affected by prohibition, you are sure to find one still around–converted into a hidden bar, tucked away in an alley where the only way to get in is with a password. Well I found one yesterday…I was disappointed though. It wasn’t really hidden and it felt like I was in someone’s dark and musty, wood-paneled den. Ended up getting a $5 shot-and-beer and getting out of dodge…
Around 23:30 CDT we went to meet my homeboy (who is part of my skate family) to skate at the Glenwood rink! Stayed there for about an hour then went to Markham rink. I haven’t been skating in about three months since I hurt my toe playing basketball. It felt good. Skating is my release–a necessary one.
Posted @ 14:00 CDT
After having a disappointing breakfast at the Original Pancake House on Bellevue, I came to Starbucks to work. Many of you know my mom, sister, and I would eat at the one in Rockville, Maryland almost every Sunday. However, most people do not know that we used to go to the original “OHOP” in Portland, Oregon when I was younger. I’ve been a patron for about 24 years! Wow. Didn’t hit me until I did the math. Usually one of the best places to eat breakfast but you always have a one or two that will let you down. I had the cherry Kijafa crepes and what I got was crepes with cherry compote that you’d put in a cherry pie. Talk about let down. It’s all good. I ate the crepes, home fries, and sausage — left the cherries.
Time to get some work done. You’ll hear from me later!