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the hail's getting pretty intense. exciting.

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw we went to Little Bucharest which was very good, if slightly slow/awkward service

Courtney and I went there w/ a Groupon and it was good, but yeh, the service was odd. I can't remember all the details at the moment, but one thing that stood out was that the manager was manically attentive and amidst his words of thanks and goodwill, he said "I love you."

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was intense! super loud on the roof of the school.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

(the hail, not the manager of this restaurant)

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

argh it was hailing right against my west windows. yeah, intense.

JuliaA, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's too hot.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was hailing so hard we couldn't hear the TV.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was intense! super loud on the roof of the school.

― former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:05 PM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(the hail, not the manager of this restaurant)

― former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:05 PM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark

LOL

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

In case you missed it on FB, there was an incident tonight. While Courtney she was walking by the Walgreen's by her house, someone threw a travel coffee mug at her and hit her in the leg.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

It hurt!

I have another youswoop for little Bucharest - I loved the food there but it was very slow. I want the owner to pour a shout in my mouth, like I read about on yelp, and then happened to k8e.

courtnoodle, Friday, 4 May 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weird, Kr and I drove by Little Bucharest last night and she was like, "What do you know about that place?" And I said, "I know that it was apparently one of the worst Restaurant Clubs ever, but that was when it was a different location" -- I think it used to be on Ashland, by Art of Pizza -- "and from what I've heard, it's gotten better. But I also know they operate one of the summertime riverfront lunch spots, and I've been there, and it's not that great."

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Friday, 4 May 2012 04:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why did someone throw a travel mug of coffee at you? Did you look sleepy?

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 12:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Iceman Cometh at the Goodman got a rave in the NYT today, but I guess it's ending mid-June? Chance of extension?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's extended once already, might extend more. Also, Tracy Letts's translation of Three Sisters, with a zillion Steppenwolf ensemble members, will be up and running then.

And hey, I'm bringing An Interrogation Primer to the NY Fringe Festival in August.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eazy, I will go, esp if you get an air-conditioned venue.

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's hoping it'll have a/c and not require climbing more than three flights of stairs.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

congrats eazy!

anyone want to get lunch in the loop today? as incentive, here's a hilarious picture of chicago bears quarterback jay cutler:

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the funniest thing about that picture is his pants

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Where and when for lunch, homie?

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^

that picture is hilarious for many reasons

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I sent it to my coworker who is an avid Bears fan and her immediate response was, "Ha. Ass."

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i normally go at 1:30, but can probably go at 1 if that will work better. i don't have a location in mind.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

tortoise was pretty fun the other night. they were very tortoise-y. dan bitney (who is apparently from madison) looks a lot like chris elliot, right?

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll go if we go at 1 and you pick a place (because three different people are asking me to select three different places for a drink tonight, dinner Monday, and lunch in like two weeks and I feel burdened).

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok i'll make sure i can go at 1 and think of a location. falafel sounds kinda good right this second but also it's only 10 a.m.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thank you for lifting some of the burden from me, n/a. You are a true friend.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

You guys go to lunch too early. I usually go at 11 or 11:30.

Jeff, Friday, 4 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never go to lunch until like 1:15 or so because I like to be able to sit and read, so I want the lunch rush to die down a little.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was originally forced into a 1:30 lunch but now i like it because i'm more productive before lunch and it makes the afternoon is nice and short

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, me, too.

Speaking of my burdens, can anybody think of an interesting place to eat lunch that's Red Line accessible between Fullerton and Thorndale? That seems like it should be easy, but of course I'm blanking.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait that me too was to jvc. I am not more productive before lunch, as evidenced by my participation on ILX.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aw, that's 77 so it didn't work. Still. You're weird, dude. Have lunch with me and nick and I'll pour borscht down your chest so it will make a nice contrast with the cool air.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes everyone should come have lunch with us at the place i haven't chosen yet

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

let's all go and apply more pressure on n/a's unmade decision

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tank noodle or ba le
Thai pastry (same block) has lunch specials
I think marigold is open for lunch?

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone wants to come to The Nile in HP w/ me, I'll buy

Silky Slim (dan m), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I eat lunch pretty late. Usually around 2. But I often have a piece of fruit around noon to tide me over.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I probably can't join you guys today, but I'll go some other time for sure.

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love the mango/sticky rice dessert from thai pastry.

JuliaA, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm starving right now.

Jeff, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I may have lunch with yous. I need to pick up my contacts. Can we eat near Level?

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

we could do bombay wraps again

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

or mezza (also on wells)

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Either sounds good. Mezza is Mediterranean? Do you still want falafel? If yes, let's go there.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those places are not near Level.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well propose a place near Level, then.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i looked on the map, but maybe i was looking at the wrong place.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

the problem is that level is the opposite side of the loop from me. we could do the macy's food court?

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, sorry, Nick.

Macy's would be very fine. Or any place convenient to all of us.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 4 May 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink


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