I enjoyed my birthday weekend at home to the max. I spent Friday downtown with my mom shopping up and down State St and Michigan Ave, playing tourists at Millennium Park, etc. She bought me these fabulous Nine West silver Grecian style sandals that were 75% and I looooove them. They are simply fab. (see that box in the picture to the right? That's them)
If you've never been to the Congress, you should if you get the chance. There's no air conditioning. The bathrooms are dingy. The floors are sloped concrete. It's outdated. Instead of forcing people outside for their cigs, they said screw you and literally just knocked down a wall in the keg storage room for the smokers to go have their nic fit. But it's awesome. It rocks. The interior is a huuuge dome and the whole room has intricate architecture and carvings that are over 100 years old. If they ever fixed this place up I would cry. It's that awesome.
Sunday I went back downtown with K and friend and I got to act like a little kid. I jumped in fountains and looked up the skirt of Marilyn. I rode a water taxi to Navy Pier and drank a creamcicle drink while playing in the Navy Pier fountain. It's every immature late 20-something's dream day right? Ok maybe not. But for me, it was heaven to be home enjoying the city that I love and miss so much. I am so homesick right now. I will never stop saying what a wonderful city Chicago is.
I actually got a decent shot during the practice flight session on Friday
Friend and K
Yes...I am a big kid. I hope some things never change. Life would suck if I actually took myself seriously.