Chicken or beef


I enjoy long layovers, where I can wander leisurely and enjoy the bustle. Where I can eat at my own pace and look up why Chicago’s airport has the code ORD: A defunct community just west of Chicago called Orchard Place became the site of a military (and later, commercial) airport called Orchard Field. In […]

The first day of the tour

First stop was technically Chicago, but only for a few hours. There I met up with the first of 6 other travelmates, Todd. He helped me sort out a baggage issue and we shared a brew. Then we arrived in Munich some 8 hours later. Me? A little worse for the wear. Passed fields of […]

Left Chicago early that day

The thing about the internet is that you don’t really need to schedule time on your trip to hit up The Magnificent Mile when you’re in Chicago anymore. We have Crate & Barrel in our suburbs and UPS at our doorstep. I’m remiss that we didn’t hit up Wishbone for breakfast because if America runs […]

Arcade Fire & The National, Chicago

A trip to Chicago that lasted less than 24 hours. Tickets to see Arcade Fire & The National at the University of Illinois Pavilion. Admission: I’ve tried to grok Arcade Fire, and though I’ve liked their music, I never played their albums over and over. Heard they put on an excellent show, figured this would be […]

The ladies in red

Fine folks met during the whirlwind weekend.

The Boring Store

These cameras welcomed you to the store. When we entered there were kids in the back making music at a workshop of some sort. The rest of the joint extended this fun vibe with excellent products for sale. Highly recommended if you visit Chicago.

The crowd at the Pixies, Aragon Ballroom

The Dootlittle show? Excellent.