1. I AM APPARENTLY DEEPLY OBSESSED WITH FOOD.
Perhaps it's Chicago's food more than anything, but I reread my (primarily food-related) tweets as my trip was drawing to a close, and I was like, "damn, self." And also "I need another cookie, maybe, to deal with this news." That town is full of crazy delicious food in general, but it's ALSO a big-ass hub of the best kosher meats, for some mysterious reason, which means that we come prepared during our visits. Preparation can be loosely defined as "procuring a bag of near-NASA-levels of insulation-related technology, so as to collect and store sundry cured meats, including, but not limited to, hard salamis, sausages, and something called 'beer sticks' which looked promising." It's not that we don't have kosher meat in New York--we do--it's just that it's much better in Chicago. Plus, doing this affords us the opportunity to make numerous "I got your sausage RIGHT HERE"-type jokes, which are, I believe, a foundation of every healthy marriage. (Note: this joke also works with hard salami.)
2. JOHN IS DEAD.
I don't really know who John is, exactly, but this is what a crazy hobo very somberly said to me and Kristin as we were strolling across Bridge Over That River, I Know It's Called the Chicago River, But Does That Bridge Even Have a Name, Shit I Am Embarrassing Myself Bridge. And you know me, I take the hobos very seriously, no matter the city. So, my condolences to all those who knew and loved John.
As for my time with Kristin, as Im sure you already know, she's just fantastic. This was evidenced by her patiently listening to my earnest retelling of the plot of Vice Versa (yes, I KNOW you haven't seen it. NO ONE has), and we talked and laughed and it's honestly because I was so engrossed in hanging out that I forgot to take a picture. (BOOOOO, self.) But take my word for it: fun was had.
And speaking of fun, we also had a fantastic time hanging out with my cousin and her husband (Remember? We went to Chicago for their wedding in June?) While this picture was not taken during this trip, this does provide some insight into the grace and refinement that so exemplifies our relationship.
3. I AM GENERALLY HOPELESSLY IMMATURE, YES, BUT COME ON.
Okay, this was technically in Newark Airport, but I was on my WAY to Chicago, so it counts:
HOT ERUPTIONS? Really? Just...really? My brother (and a few others) have pointed out the hilarity of the "MoonSteamer" drink option, as well.
The fact that we were served warm nuts on the plane certainly didn't HELP matters.
4. I CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO "JUST QUICKLY BROWSE" J. CREW'S CREWCUTS SECTION.
I've just started perusing their little girl stuff, since Lo is getting big enough to wear it, and...well. I know this is Internet Blasphemy, but I think I like their little girl gear more than the stuff in my size. Look!
Lucky for me, the prices are super reasonable. (I KID.)
The three things that made me laugh the hardest this week:
A. This recap of a stunningly awful Gossip Girl episode.
B. Pale is the New Tan (via Sundry)
Have a great weekend!