I am not the artist in the family but sometimes I like to pretend. Too bad my sister’s doodles are better than my masterpieces. She is graduating with a degree in Studio Art at the end of June. I’m very proud of her and I wanted to feature some of her work here (part 1).
Off shore drilling.
The mouth of Kraken.
Four friends and I drove to see our friends for St. Patty’s Day. We stayed in Hyde Park several blocks away from Obama’s home. (My friend works at the school where the President votes.) We arrived Saturday morning and I took the bus into Grant Park. I went by myself because I wanted to see the parade and everyone else wanted to relax. I got there around 12:15pm and it was a mess. I planned on getting off at a certain stop but after a point I realized that, because of the traffic and pedestrians, it would be faster to walk. The parade route was at least 5 people deep so you couldn’t see anything unless you were on a bridge at the end of the route. I managed to see the very end of it so I was a little disappointed but I was glad to have some time to explore and experience.
No matter how many times I see the bean I still love it. Look at the green bean!
This is the back of the Millenium Park stage.
The northeastern side of the parade route.
The river was so bright in the sun. The bridge above created the beautiful pattern on the water.
I met up with the rest of my group by the Marilyn Monroe statue and we hopped on the train towards Lakeview. By the way, why is there a statue of her there? Was that famous windy skirt scene shot in Chicago or was she a native? Anyway, I have been on the rush hour subways in Paris and London so I pushed my way on but apparently no one else could make it so I waited before we headed to the House of 1000 Liquors and another friend’s apartment.
. A friend’s sister generously let us hang out on the rooftop of her very nice Lakeview apartment. We went to a karaoke bar afterwards and my boyfriend and I left early. The train station’s machines were broken so we got to get on for free. We got off at the right stop but our directions said we could switch to a bus and the line wasn’t available at the bus stop the GPS gave us. We took a taxi and made it home safe, thank god. In the morning we had an amazing breakfast at Valois dinner (where I ordered the #3 of Obama’s favorites). It is affordable and fast; I really admire the staff there as they seem to have a great dynamic and system.