I just woke up in Chicago, air mattress slightly deflated, morning light streaming into Ivo’s living room, and a somewhat under the weather birthday girl still waking up. Today is Meredith’s first as an officially aged adult citizen, and all the new rights that tag along with that. I’m glad we’re in the city this weekend, though the plan for later is more heavily slanted towards dancing and drinking than I’d like. Either way we’ll have fun.
Last night we ate at Bite after getting into town, going upstairs afterwards to visit with Matt and Chris. The walk there took us by a handful of houses that I wished I lived in. Squatty old story-and-a-half homes with ornate window flourishes, squashed between the taller three story standards. My favorite has a large round window in the front that make it seem like the steering port of a house shaped submarine.
Were heading off to Leo’s for breakfast. I’m most looking forward to the birthday dinner at Alice and Friends. Veggie duck! — I’ve been waiting for months.