After a crazy week (cough, cough, Obama rally, cough), I opted to have a very low-key weekend, which included being home by 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. So I'm not sure how entertaining these key learnings will be, but nevertheless, some should be of interest.
- It's nice to have a "Hugh Hefner" moment at home, wrapped in a robe (sorry no Bunny moment)
- Having a security detail doesn't detract attention
- Heat lamps on public transportation platforms are very welcome in winter, but sharing them is not
- Fall is officially here, time to transition in the winter coats and find my hats
- When you fear food has gone bad (due to not cleaning out the fridge), just toss out the entire Tupperware container, don't open it, just toss it all away
- You should do at least one nice thing for someone else each day (I gave up my seat for an elderly person at Starbucks...or thought about it)
- Candy wrappers do not make a good earrings decorations
- Shouting into your cell phone on the bus is annoying to other passengers
- Saying that someone's comment is uneducated is inappropriate, especially when the person who said it is sitting right there (hi I can hear you!)
- On a cold day, a nice warm bowl of soup tastes like heaven
- Finding a hair in the salsa at a restaurant is gross
- It's okay to be super pissed off when you receive your Entertainment Weekly issue with Twilight on the cover only to open it up and realize the first three pages of the article ARE MISSING. Come on!
I reserve my weekends to be super productive, primarily Saturdays. I do this because I save all the errands I don't get to during the week for this day (within reason). But as I mentioned, after Tuesday night in Grant Park, which took a few days to bounce back from, I opted to lay low. That meant a lot of quality time on the couch with "Eclipse" and the TV. So my end thoughts tonight are rather slim.
Oh yeah, the one errand I did do on Saturday (with Ryan) was to go to Fleet Feet in Lincoln Park to try on running shoes. While trying on shoes, Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich came in to shop, complete with his security detail. No lie, I wanted it to be president-elect Obama instead, but we still gawked a little bit.
Finally, here's a cool picture I found in my stash of remaining photos from Grant Park. I have zero idea how it turned out like this but it's trippy!
How was everyone else's weekend? Do anything fun or productive? I cannot believe Thanksgiving is coming up this quickly.