Don't worry Phun, I'm not stealing your thunder.
This birthday, really a birthweek, turned out to be one of the nicest I've had in a long time. I was initially kind of bummed out because it was on a week day, but as it turns out, that just makes everyone extend the whole thing because it's harder for everyone to get together on the same night.
The week started off with a bang upon receiving news that our first offer on our condo actually met our price after a little back and forth; as of yesterday, all the contracts were signed. That's right - we've sold our condo! After that, it was off to view a place we're considering renting in Bridgeport (home of the Chicago White Sox!). The place was amazing; it's an old converted church on 31st street, and it just blows my mind. Photos (not mine) are uploaded here for bragging purposes.
Wednesday, the actual main event, my friends from work took me over to the planetarium for lunch, where the food was really good, and the view was even better. I hadn't been there since I was a kid, so it was cool to see all the renovations they had done. The day seemed to revolve around food, because in the evening we Dan and I met Ben and Julie, our most favorite biking twosome, at a place called La Luce. Food there was awesome, as was the company. Apologies to all involved for getting all pouty when we couldn't get Hawks tickets, but the night ended on a good note with a nice chill session at their condo with their awesome dog, Molly.
The fun and food continued on to Thursday with a nice dinner with my brother and sister-in-law at a place called Wave. The spot was really swank and the food was lush. Some of it was tapas-style, and the rest were amazingly-prepared middle eastern fusion main courses. I'd definitely like to go there again, at least for drinks, because the view of the lake was wonderful.
Tonight we continue on with a Champagne benefit/auction for the Pritzker Military Library. Technically this is a late birthday present from me to Dan, but I am looking forward to it as well.
Tomorrow, as mentioned, we have the main event. Tuesday the week of birthday finally draws to a close with dinner with my parents at Andalous, a Moroccan restaurant that completely kicks butt.
After all this, I will be one year older, and about 10lb heavier. A big 'thank you' to everyone that made this year a good one!


julie said...

congrats on selling the place! i for one and quite sad that you won't be so nearby...
good luck tomorrow- you'll do awesome.

yeahdog said...

You know we'll be seeing each other lots though - we've got veggies to share!

julie said...

so... how'd ya do?

yeahdog said...

see 'meh.' Title says it all!

Cycling Phun said...

WOO HOO! sounds like a blast. Im hoping for more of the same, but the new gear makes whatever else more than worthwhile. Actually got out in the snow yesterday, fun fun!