- Up the Chicago River. Absolutely amazing. More photos to come.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on my iPod. I’m up to chapter 16 and I’m really enjoying it. Jim Dale is as good as they said, deftly bouncing between a variety of distinct voices. Hagrid, Snape, Hermoine–they’re all there and though it’s hard not to imagine the actors from the movies, Dale does succeed in the difficult task of making each of these characters his own. I particularly enjoy his take on Professor McGonagall.
- National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) a social network for folks who’ve challenged themselves to contribute a post to their blog every day during the month of November. It will also be a good way to mix it up and “meet” some new bloggers. A visit to Fussy reminded of NaBloPoMo and I decided to give it a try. Since I bought my laptop, I’ve made more of an effort to post regularly to this blog. I’m in training now, already trying to post once a day. While some participants are worried they’ll run out of stuff to talk about (never a problem here), my concern is I won’t have the time. We’ll see how it goes.
- The Scottish film Hallam Foe (starring Jamie Bell, Ciaran Hinds and Claire Forlani) at the Chicago International Film Festival. You can read my review over on Ferdy On Films.
- Dinner before the movie in the cafe at Fox & Obel, a gourmet market downtown. If I was a mazillionaire and could live in a condo on the Chicago River, I’d gladly do my grocery shopping here. What a store. Everything looks delicious, is beautifully displayed, there’s an amazing variety, and it’s evah so pricey. The cafe is a great option for lunch or dinner, with fresh, homemade sandwiches, pizzas, salads and hot entrees that aren’t too outrageously priced considering the neighborhood. I had a crispy pizza piled high with veggies and lemon soda for under ten bucks.
- With friends traveling abroad, one in Manila, the other in London. Ain’t technology grand?
Have a great weekend all!