Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Adventures" or "Anything But Fine"

I've determined that the more I blog the less texts I receive with "hey, how's it going" so maybe I should update my blog a bit more frequently.

I'm not saying that I don't enjoy your texts, but I am saying that there is a time for texting and a time to enjoy the latest Flavia de Luce mystery. Also, there happens to be a lot of time for adventures.

Even in the small jaunts I have taken in my own neighborhood, I have seen A LOT of churches. Most of these churches offer services in Polish, Spanish or German. Don't they know that the Bible has been translated into English for years now?

You should know that Chicago has one of those library systems that has a main library with many small branches in each of the neighborhoods. I have been to my library, but I really wanted to go to the downtown library. I wanted to take the train and get off at the stop entitled "Library". If the library has its own stop, it must be cool.

And it was. That's nine stories, baby! It has millions of books, and to get there, you go through an escalator maze! Even if English isn't your thing, you could just check out a book in any of the other 25 languages available. If you don't believe how awesome the library system is, perhaps this little article will change your mind.

Oh, and guess what I found? Water! Woot woot! I simply adore water! My roommate was playing in a beach volleyball game and asked if I wanted to go. The term "beach" sounded like maybe there would be water nearby. It is important to check out any and all potential water sources.

I also found the skyline that is in every Chicago movie, but particularly in My Best Friend's Wedding.

I've also been to the Lincoln Park Zoo. When I got there, all I could find was this:

But I couldn't find the entrance to the zoo. It was bizarre. So I wandered around, found a giant lily pond, and also the Park part of Lincoln Park, but no zoo.

I put my spying glasses on, and I spied a rhino!

Knowing rhinos are not indigenous to Chicago, I walked toward the rhino, and found myself in the zoo! It's important to know indigenous animals in case you ever find yourself in a situation similar to mine.

Also, as an embarrassing side note, I went to see Step Up 3 in 3D with a million other people that my roommates know.

I have never watched a movie in 3D before. I've never wanted to admit this, because it seems a bit silly, so when someone would mention they watched a movie in 3D, I would always ask how it went, casually trying to glean information from the experienced people of the population. Unfortunately, everyone always says, "Oh it was fine."

What? What kind of report is that? "Fine"? It was in 3D, and you say it was fine?? Well, I have finally seen a 3D movie, and I'm here to tell you that it is much better than fine! It is da bomb dot com! It is awesome! It's trippy! It's nauseating! It's a bit frightening! It's anything but fine!


Kayde & Orion Moses said...

I am sure glad that I came to your blog this morning because I was thinking about texting you to see if Chicago had eaten you yet. Turns out you are still alive and enjoying yourself. That is good to hear. I have to say I am rather jealous of all the fun adventures you are having, mainly going to see a 3D with a million people! I wish I could say I have done that. ;) Enjoy yourself and I can't wait to read more about Chicago.

Shawna said...

Looks like you're having a great time!

That zoo is tricky, it seems like there would be an obvious entrance, but then it's a park, and all of sudden you find animals! We visited last October. Can't beat a free zoo though.

I too am jealous of your adventures, I love that city.

Jodie said...

I love big cities! Some day we'll come check it out...have fun!

Tara said...

STEP UP 3!!!Wow, I'm glad you enjoyed your 3-D experience and that you're being so sociable. So many ADVENTURES! Also the free zoo thing with no real entrance is odd, I'm glad you were so well versed in what animals are indigenous. I'm super jealous of that amazing library!!!