Labor Day Weekend
I hope everyone had a great labor day weekend! After the family left, Jeremy and I finally got a chance to be alone again. Saturday, we spent inside watching Game Of Thrones season two and replenished the fridge with groceries. I got a chance to work on some more client work too. I’m really excited to share that once it’s done.
Sunday we made a trip to home depot to get supplies for a small DIY project. I love my desk, but I hate the dark brown color. I need a clean white surface, so in the next few weeks (once it stops raining), we’ll sand down my old desk and refinish it with “dove white” paint.
We also did lunch and a movie. For lunch we tried Owen and Engine, An English style bar and restaurant. Upon walking in, the place looked like it used to be an old house. There were narrow hallways and multiple doors and everything was dark wood. There were comfy leather seats everywhere for people to lounge and the walls were covered with a yellow green damask wall paper (much like the menu). The waitress took us upstairs to the second floor, and placed us at a table for two next to a bright window.
We both ordered the burger with sharp English cheddar and caramelized onions. It was so amazingly juicy and when we added the homemade aioli and ketchup, it just made it that much better. Sadly, there was no room for desert.
We had an hour to kill before the movie (which happened to be right across the street from the bar), so we went inside the theatre and played arcade games.
The movie itself was meh. We saw Premium Rush, a hipster movie if I ever saw one. It’s an action movie with fixed gear bikes in it. The whole premise to me was stupid, but it had Joseph Gordon-Levitt in it, so we knew we had to see it. If you like watching fast bike riding for an hour and a half, go watch it but don’t be disappointed when you realize the characters weren’t fully developed and the story was a little lacking. The only thing to me that was interesting, was the “map” sequences, that showed his routs from one end of town to the other.
Monday we wanted to get out of the house, so we headed down to Wicker park for lunch. We had only driven through it before, and it reminded me of Polk Street in San Francisco. Unfortunately most of the shops weren’t open due to labor day, but there were still some pretty cool things to see. We stopped in Myopic bookstore, which is by far one of the coolest bookstores in Chicago i’ve seen. They have Three floors of books and each floor is covered from floor to ceiling with shelves in old and used books. The design section was poor, but they had so many other cool things to look at, that I didn’t mind. I found a comfy blue chair that I wished I could have taken home with me.
I found this really strange (but awesome) store called Rudy’s Roundup. It’s full of a bunch of hipster toys and vintage style knick knacks. I totally dug it. I need to go back there alone so that I can spend more time just LOOKING at everything.
We had lunch at a bar called Pint. I was drawn to it because it had an old fashioned red phone booth outside. We expected bar food, and were actually pleasantly surprised. I ordered the taco salad and Jeremy ordered the buffalo chicken wrap. Both the chili in my salad and the buffalo sauce in Jeremy’s wrap were homemade and quite delicious, but the highlight of the meal was the desert: A turtle pie. What is a turtle pie you ask? It’s a fried brownie with ice cream. It sounds gross… but Oh.My.God. It was probably one of the BEST deserts I’ve ever had. Crunchy on the out side, warm and gooey on the inside. The cold from the ice cream gives your taste buds a refresher so you can go back in for more. It was something new, but I definitely don’t want another one any time soon. I hate to think of how many calories we had consumed.
Overall, it was a great 4 day weekend. I wish I could say it was relaxing, but alas, I’ve been juggling boyfriend time with client time. I’m afraid my mind is never “at rest”. The only time I really ever stop thinking about work is when I watch my shows or read. I even think about work in my sleep now.
I’m still developing my blog’s new identity, and I’m really excited to see how it’s turning out. Stay tuned for a mood board!