Anyway, some exciting things we've done recently in spite of my recent sinus infection:
-Sailing on Lake Michigan through a fantastically cheap Groupon. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I would recommend. It was a little cold because of the wind, but at least it didn't rain!
-Watching The Great Gatsby. I liked the movie, but was somehow not very attached to the characters. It was mildly disappointing because I loved the book and felt very attached to the characters there, but what can you do? Book to movie adaptations never live up to snuff.
-Eating! We tried a bunch of different restaurants, including Bodega (Mexican food), which has carne asada fries. We took the food home, but M said the place itself was really nice inside, like a classy taqueria. I definitely want to go back.
We also tried Rockit, a subsidiary restaurant of the company where a good friend works. The music was so good--unexpected mixes of songs from really disparate genres. We went for dinner but I definitely want to go back for dancing. The downstairs area was a little more tame dinner crowd (at 9 pm on a Friday night), while the upstairs had a more upbeat scene with pool tables, a DJ, and plenty of seating around a round bar.
I'm pretty excited for some upcoming events. We're keeping busy all spring and summer to take advantage of the weather!
-Apps & drinks at the Conrad Hotel rooftop bar! I got yet another deal.
-the PAWS Chicago 8k run/4k walk (with our dog, Arwen!) benefiting a local no-kill animal shelter. It'll be at Montrose Harbor this Sunday. I didn't realize it was so soon, but it'll be fun!!
-Trying the Michelin-recommended Usagi Ya sushi restaurant in Wicker Park...we got a deal (I know, I love them because they're cheap) for a tasting menu.