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I'd been meaning to get to the Museum of Contemporary Art for weeks. Because I love contemporary and modern art (even if I don't always "get it" — show me a canvas painted completely white any day!) There's a free-admission day on Tuesdays but something always seemed to come up. But this week I had nothing to do, so headed there, and spent an hour or two wandering the exhibits. ...

Jen and Andrew were in town from Seattle for the wedding. And so, the monday after, when we were all back in Chicago, we decided to meet up to go to the Shedd to look at sea creatures...

As I said, Paris wasn't in the plan. I intentionally left it off my itinerary because I had decided that I only wanted to go to places I've never been before. And I went to Paris five years ago. But I was in need of something familiar. And Paris just seemed like the perfect place to go. And, even if I've been there before, I haven't been to everywhere thereI wanted to go...

Three Fridays ago (I KNOW! I AM SO BEHIND!) I hopped in my car and headed down to Champaign to meet up with Jen and Andrew. I haven't been that way since their wedding last year so it was nice to make it back to see some friends I rarely see. Plus we had big plans for the weekend: we were heading to St. Louis, Missouri to go the City Museum! Once I arrived in Champaign, we went to Dos and I ate enchiladas. There were no mustaches in the mustache machine :( We hung out at Sid's place. Doug was...

Isla, Jen, and I went to the Museum of Science and Industry today. Twas fun, twas fun. It was a free day but we had to pay to see the Divinci exhibit which was hypercool. Divinci is a nutball, seriously. Like the guy was into art and medicine and science and math. And he'd come up with all these crazy ideas and actually go through with them and build them even though they didn't work. I can't even make eggs. I really liked all the flying devices because I am a faerie with wings that don't work and...