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what i did on my summer vacation

Winner and still champion #piñata

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May

  • Bought my friend Dave a bootleg Darth Vader piñata from Dulcelandia for his birthday
  • Went to New York to see the Charles James show at the Met, hung out in Sunnyside with friends eat massive green chile burgers and meet Sari’s adorable baby, go to a benefit, stay in fancy hotels
  • Read in Carly and Rose’s first show

good morning #selfie

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June

  • Ran an alumni version of ScavHunt
  • Hung out with Zeke the Cat
  • Took a selfie that I like
  • Flew to LA for V3Con, finally met Joz, ate the same meal at the same restaurant two days in a row
  • Danced to house music with a bunch of other middle-aged people in Daley Plaza

late afternoon nap #marypuppins

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July

  • Spent July 4th weekend with Lola
  • Said goodbye to Ellen who moved to Seattle
  • Went on insulin
  • Got a Fitbit
  • Went to Pitchfork
  • Walked home from the Loop, broke my feet (temporarily)


August

  • Drank at The Cove for the first time in 15? 16? years
  • Practically threw up when I saw my piece about the history of prom at my alma mater published in the school bulletin because I was nervous about it being horrible
  • Was the first return reader for That’s All She Wrote Chicago
    • This was also my first live lit show to be held at a tattoo parlor
  • Looked after all the cats in Chicago
  • Hung out with Patrick who came for a visit
    • snorgled belugas
    • saw Robyn and Royskopp
    • ate at Hot Doug’s, probably for the last time
  • Saw Funkadesi play Summerdance, and the experience had me thinking of what Stefon from SNL might say: “The hottest night in Chicago is the Funkadesi show in Grant Park. This show had everything: turbans, Brazilian drummers, bros doing Bollywood dance, white guys in dashikis.”
  • Labor Day weekend
    • Cabaret at the Music Box
    • Art Institute with Toni, Magda, and Andrea to see the Magritte show and get all worked up over it
    • Lie around Leah’s, house-sitting and cat-sitting
    • Binge-watch second season of “Masters of Sex”
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what i bought yesterday: Ted Baker 'Hex' sandal

I was sad that I missed the week at City Soles when every Ted Baker shoe was 20% off. Though with Chicago and Cook County sales tax, the discount would have been something more like 11-ish%. Which is kinda whatever.

A few weeks pass and I see the sandals are available also at Zappos.com. Cost a few dollars less and what’s this I read — no sales tax? They cost a bit more than I would pay for simple summer sandals, but I go for it anyway. I figure if they don’t work on my feet, then I can return them (free shipping both to and from, BTW). I order them at like, 4:00 Central Monday afternoon and they’re in my hands 1:00 Central Tuesday afternoon. And they’ve not left my feet since.

They fit my wide Fred Flintstone feet comfortably, and they’re way nicer than the usual flip-flops I wear to work in summer. Nothing against the flip-flops in other contexts, like at the beach or at the gym for showering, but the office or a meal at a nice place with an outdoor patrio requires something extra. Also, my friends Josh and Meghann’s wedding in August. Now I just need to find the dress…

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