Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I love my neighborhood

There's a Starbucks at the corner, a too-good-to-be-so-close ice cream joint, the cleaners, a bagel place, a sandwich spot, several bars, a convenience store, and a nail salon...all within two blocks of my apartment. 6 blocks to the gym, 6 blocks to Wrigley Field.... It's a beautiful thing.

Got a ton of errands done today. Made my first trip down to Hyde Park, did ok with the navigation, bit of a challenge to find parking, but I was able to get my U of C ID, sign up for parking, and drop off my immunization record, all within about an hour. I headed back north to Michigan Ave so I could sign over my first (not yet born) child in exchange for the beautiful 12 in Powerbook from which I'm currently blogging. So *sooooo* worth it (sorry first-not-yet born child). Got all the desired accessories and took advantage of the free iPod mini deal (which I will be giving to my friend since I already have a 20 gig iPod...am I an awesome friend or what?)

Date tonight (he's taking me to his favorite Italian joint) and tomorrow I'm getting out of the city to explore rural Illinois and hook up with some new wakeboarding peeps. Hopefully gas prices will be under $3 when I get out of the metro Chicago area.

8 comments:

britchick said...

Powerbook in exchange for your first born - what a bargain! Round here they only get you a sandwich from in the in-school catering franchise.

mbafarbe said...

Wow !!! You must be feeling so fulfilled now ...

I am leaning towards the Thinkpad at this point.

Britchick, cannot beat Switzerland isn't it?

Redwolf056 said...

You're going to be so happy everything is close when it starts to get cold, because man does it get cold! 6 blocks to the gym might even become "far" :).

Risitos said...

If you're driving in Hyde Park and have 20 minutes to spare, take a drive to Indiana and fill up the tank...

Avoid rush hour of course.

Vik003 said...
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Vik003 said...

I think you live in my neighborhood. It was the Starbucks on the corner that gave it away. j/k You should try the sushi restaurant across the street from the Starbucks. It’s pretty good, but a little pricey. If you are going out for round two with Italian restaurant guy see if you can get him to take you there.

Wakechick said...

Vik, yep same neighborhood. Love that sushi place, good idea. I'm supposed to hang out with Dude again tonight :)

rvb1977 said...

I think there's a city mandate that a starbucks must be on every street corner in the city of Chicago. Maybe that's just me, but it seems like that city has 2x others, including NYC...

Sounds like you're lovin' life, so keep enjoyin' it. Where are you going to wakeboard in Chicagoland?