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Posted on Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Dave!I had plenty of work to get done today, but what fun is that? Especially when there are awesome people in Chicago who are willing to hang out with me on a Saturday.

So I finished up what work I could, then headed out to meet with @kapgar for big fun in the city. We started out by going to the Chicago Art Institute, home of an incredible variety of priceless works of art...

Chicago Art Institute Images

Chicago Art Institute Stairs Installation

After bumming around the galleries for a couple hours, we headed our for lunch with @ChicagoLeah. The weather was a bit foggy, but at least it wasn't raining...

Foggy Chicago Day

Lunch was, of course, at America's Dog... home of the delicious Chicago-Style Veggie Dog...

Beautiful Chicago-Style Veggie Dog

From there it was off to the LEGO Store to see what's new. As it turns out, there's all kinds of new stuff, including the awesome ALIEN CONQUEST series. The sets are all about capturing humans and doing all kinds of horrible stuff to them. Like eating their brains...

LEGO MiniFig getting his brain eaten by an alien slug

From there it was time to meet up with @HotCoffeeGirl, a long-time blogging friend I've never met in person... until today... so that was a lot of fun.

And now it's back to work for a little while as I kill time before going out to see a movie.

Not a bad day to be me, that's for sure.

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  1. Poppy says:

    Wow, those lit stairs are way more entertaining than the ones at Lincoln Center that show isolated words, only in white, and some of the words are broken so they blink out. 🙂

    That dog looks yummy.

  2. whall says:

    Oh great. You keep us in suspense yet again.


  3. muskrat says:

    I love the Art Institute! I got to see the Grant Wood pieces in Washington in 2006; I guess they were temporarily with the Smithsonian then.

  4. kapgar says:

    Not sure if you got my email yesterday or not as I was trying the web interface for Gmail on my iPhone, but I had a lot of fun. And I do plan to pick up that deities book we discusses. About time to get it.

  5. DrRuss says:

    Be sure to let me know when you return to NYC–It would be great fun to hang out.

  6. martymankins says:

    The only thing missing from this post…. is a pic of both you and Kapgar. Otherwise, it didn’t happen… 😉

    Seriously, sounds like it was a great day.

  7. Hot Coffee Girl says:

    It was so cool to finally meet you in person. I just wish Bad Monkey could’ve torn himself away from the brothel long enough for a cup of tea.

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