Chicago Adventures

First Few Observations from the New City

So I’ve been in Chicago for almost a whole week now, and I haven’t had any observations.  Wait a minute, that’s ridiculous, of course I have.  Here they are:

– I found a Thai food place within about 10 minutes of being here.  I knew this was meant to be.  So needless to say, I went there first thing:

It was my first lunch in the big city.  And it was amazing (I have since had more Thai from somewhere else, Chinese, and Japanese food.  I love Asian food for those of you who didn’t know).

– My goal over the next few weeks is to work from a different coffeeshop every single day.  3 for 3 so far.  All really cool places too.  Here was my first cup of coffee:

You probably can’t really tell from that picture, but that cup dwarfed my hand.  “I believe I ordered the large” was my first thought.

– I have thus far received a lot of phone calls since being here from people back in GR, which has been wonderful.  And thanks to my best friend Ryan and my other really good friend Karl coming down the day after I got here, this has been a tremendously smooth move to make.  I’m so grateful for all the people who I love so much, and who apparently love me back.  I’ve also grown to really really like Facebook since moving here.

– I got my bed all setup on the first day here, just so I’d have a place to sleep that night.  A few different people called me that night, and I mentioned to them “Got my bed all setup” and all three of them responded with “oh, so you can bring some hot chick home already.”  I mean, I know I’m a little bit of a ladykiller, but no one considers that I would just want to sleep after two days of moving?

– Saw this on my moving truck:

Figured that was a good sign.

– Walking down the street my third day living here I had about 5 people stop in their cars and ask for directions.  Do I just look like someone who would know their way around?  I felt really bad because I could only help like one of them.  So I may just start wandering the streets for a while to really know my way around so I can help all these people that stop and ask for directions.

– I spent an unbelievable amount of money on sushi the other night:

Which was amazing, but I found it funny that the next night I spent $10 on a meal at a diner that was more food than I got for well more than triple that price the night before.  Ah, good ol’ Americana (that $10 meal was fantastic too).

– Chicago coffeehouses are big on the “Kitchen Sink Cookies” which are cookies with almost everything in them.  I don’t really have a response to that, just thought it was interesting.

– Oh and last observation, the kitties are pretty much already settled

Plenty more adventures and observations to come!

4 thoughts on “First Few Observations from the New City”

  1. The kitties got so big! I remember when they were munchkins. That they’re settled is a good sign indeed–I suspect it means you’re feeling pretty at home yourself. 🙂

  2. Dude! *Your a cat person*. Oh man, I just might have to remove you from my feeds. 😉 Just kidding, I actually love cats, but unfortunately, I’m terribly allergic.

    Chicago is my favorite town. I was born in Arlington Heights, and moved to West Chicago shortly thereafter. We moved to Virginia when I was five, but my dad is from Rockford, so even after leaving, we came back to see family quite a bit. Also, I went to Wheaton, so I would often escape to Chicago for weekends.

    I’ll look you up next time I’m in town!

  3. Dude!

    Last weekend was awesome. Thanks for everything! Jacqui and I can’t wait to come up and visit together. Also I think you should post about the coffee shop across the street and the cheese incident. I think the public needs this information.

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