This seemed like an appropriate moment to write on this blog again. 

I’ve been waiting to see Spoon for 13 years. It just never worked out. In college, my friend Mindy went to a show in NY, while I was in Ohio, and faithfully held up her phone so I could listen. The last time they played Chicago, it was my 5 year anniversary with Andrew. And we had hard-fought reservations at Frontera.  
So I went last Tuesday, by myself, to the famed Chicago Theater  and I took one photo. This is it. Britt Daniel is singing my favorite song. A song that this blog is named after. The line goes, “street tar in summer will do a job on your sole,” at the time it seemed appropriate to marry my love of Spoon with my love of travel/walking around Chicago.

This seemed like an appropriate moment to write on this blog again.

I’ve been waiting to see Spoon for 13 years. It just never worked out. In college, my friend Mindy went to a show in NY, while I was in Ohio, and faithfully held up her phone so I could listen. The last time they played Chicago, it was my 5 year anniversary with Andrew. And we had hard-fought reservations at Frontera.
So I went last Tuesday, by myself, to the famed Chicago Theater and I took one photo. This is it. Britt Daniel is singing my favorite song. A song that this blog is named after. The line goes, “street tar in summer will do a job on your sole,” at the time it seemed appropriate to marry my love of Spoon with my love of travel/walking around Chicago.

wooooo it has been a long time. 

promises to fix that, Tumblr.  
I’ve missed you.

sneak #nofilter

sneak #nofilter

The perfect movie

The perfect movie

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dirtdoll:

Now I know why eggplants are called eggplants!  It looks like an egg coming straight out of a plant!

dirtdoll:

Now I know why eggplants are called eggplants!  It looks like an egg coming straight out of a plant!

nprfreshair:

The man and the machine.
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Together, Andrew and I own eight typewriters ; it is my favorite collection — a statement I do not state lightly.

nprfreshair:

The man and the machine.


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Together, Andrew and I own eight typewriters ; it is my favorite collection — a statement I do not state lightly.

nprfreshair:

Lightning struck the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in downtown Chicago during a thunderstorm last night. I’m a little concerned about how the photographer got this shot flying during an electrical storm. We’ve all seen the end of Almost Famous, right? 

photo via Gawker 

nprfreshair:

Lightning struck the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in downtown Chicago during a thunderstorm last night. I’m a little concerned about how the photographer got this shot flying during an electrical storm. We’ve all seen the end of Almost Famous, right? 

photo via Gawker 

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80th Anniversary of the Drive-in Movie Theater

On this day in 1933, the very first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The phenomenon quickly caught on with drive-ins numbering nearly 5,000 at its peak popularity peak popularity. Now, eighty years later, only a few hundred of these relics currently operate in the United States.

Many of these remaining theaters are celebrating the 80th anniversary with special showings. Will you be going to a drive-in tonight? Share your experience with the #drivein and #driveinmovie hashtags!

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retronewyork:

Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, NYC by Dave Kliman on Flickr.


This is an image that has been scrubbed from our collective conscience. And I have missed it. 
After 9/11, “out of respect for the families” all images of the twin towers were removed — movie scenes, opening credits, storylines, etc. But, the towers were majestic. They hung out on the Lower West, rising above eveything else around them. Not one but two, as if they were feats of strength.  It was fantastic architecture. 

And here I am, twelve years later blogging about the architecture at 6:37 in the morning

retronewyork:

Manhattan Skyline and Brooklyn Bridge, NYC by Dave Kliman on Flickr.


This is an image that has been scrubbed from our collective conscience. And I have missed it.
After 9/11, “out of respect for the families” all images of the twin towers were removed — movie scenes, opening credits, storylines, etc. But, the towers were majestic. They hung out on the Lower West, rising above eveything else around them. Not one but two, as if they were feats of strength. It was fantastic architecture.

And here I am, twelve years later blogging about the architecture at 6:37 in the morning

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This is a blog of Jenny and Andrew's adventures in the city. We live in Albany Park, Chicago, Illinois, and have decided to plot out and document our adventures. This blog was started Memorial Day, 2010 as a way to document our summer goals.

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