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Friday night I met up with Heather and her friend Alyssa to the corner wine bar/pizza place Frasca. Did I mention it is heaven that I live with one wine bar on the corner of my block and another two blocks down? Of course, I had to limit my wine intake because its not free like the wine styles tastings. So I settled for just one glass of Riesling. We had a delicious appetizer plate of cheese and bruschetta and meat. And then I had a shrimp and bacon pizza. That sentence included three of my favorite food words. Heather made...

Tuesday, May 26 My coworker gave me some asparagus she picked. Welcome first food to the fridge: I made pasta: Then I passed out. I was tired. Wednesday, May 27 Heather and I went to Volo for dinner. Do you even have to ask how excited I am to have a wine bar two blocks away? I hadn't been there since my birthday two years ago. We got free glasses of '08 Cortijo, Viura, Blanco Rioja because I mentioned that I followed them on Twitter and that I saw a promotion for it there. I'm awesome. I had truffled potato ravioli. Yum. And lots of...

Sunday, May 24 Spent all morning making my bedroom purdy. The living room is still my closet. In the afternoon Chelsa came over and we headed to Eric's place for a BBQ. We had cheese-filled hot dogs bought with food stamps. We watched people play beer die and I still have no idea what the rules are. And flippy cup but I am pretty sure the rules of that were much simpler. Afterwards we headed to Hydrate for a benefit for Ron's theatre company. It was a cabaret. Me and Chelsa stole a lot of popcorn. The bartender was hot but I had...

After the photo shoot Saturday I met with Jen and Andrew downtown to walk through Millennium Park and Grant Park. Who knew it would be so COLD? There was a wedding party taking photos and the bridesmaids were in big pink dresses. We determined that JoeJoe definitely needs to wear that for her wedding. And Buckingham Fountain was open! Rejoice! Joe and Alina met up with us too so we headed to Elephant and Castle for dinner. They didn't have beer on tap and were out of most beers. Not that I cared. My fish and chips were yummy though. Afterwards we tried...

Saturday I met up with Brian and some of his friends at Navy Pier to go see Second City's "Rod Blagojevich Superstar." Heather came too! We walked around a bit and walked through the stained glass museum before heading over to meet Brian and Co. The show was awesome. They basically set the story of the rise and fall of Blago (Chicago's own corrupt governor du jour) to the score of Jesus Christ Superstar and other musicals. I think it totally heightened the appreciation of the show that I could recognize every song that they were spoofing. You know you're in for...

Sunday I went to a Blackhawks game with Walter and Emily and Dude named Nick. The pretzel was good. The game was not. We sucked. Or at least the other team acted better and therefore made us look sucky. There were a couple of good fights though. And did I mention that the pretzels were good? Oh, best moment of the game was when they did the fan cam and it went to a mother and son. The mother immediately kisses the boy on the cheek and he jumps back with a horrified look on his face. Awesome. Walter made fun of me...

15 minutes into Season 5 of 24 and already way too many of the good characters are dead. :-( And I'm already crying over one of the characters who I know is going to die later in the season :'( When I run out of clothes to wear I should stop buying new ones and just do laundry instead. I wonder how many nose studs are lodged in my brain. Plan for next weekend: Go to Opera Ball in Chicago on Saturday. My dad is going to pick me up at midnight downtown. Then we're driving to Chattanooga (9.5 hour drive) to go...