Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pizza Saturday

Joe, Terrie and Kirk at Burt's Place
About a year ago, I saw an interesting little pizza place featured on a local food show. Little did I know at the time, it was also featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations (video above). It's been on our list of things to do for awhile so Saturday night, along with Terrie and Kirk, we finally made the trek to Morton Grove to check it out.

It's unlike any restaurant I've ever been to before. Not only do you need to make a reservation in advance, you also need to pre-order. So ten days earlier, I called in our order (right down to the salad and appetizers) and then was given a time to show up. When we showed up, our food was waiting for us.

I was a little skeptical about all the pre-planning and some of the mixed reviews I read but the pizza really was excellent! A little far for us to easily venture to again but I am so glad we checked it out - another true Chicago experience.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Favorite Season

Today marks the start of my favorite season - awards season. I've seen just about all the big movies with the exception of Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild which I hope to still see in the next month. I have seen some amazing films (Lincoln, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Django) all very worthy of winning awards and containing award-winning acting performances, however, my personal favorite movies from this past year are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Argo
  • Skyfall
What are your favorite movies from the past year?

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Saturday in the City

Ten months ago I bought tickets to a production that Joe has been dying to see and today was finally the day!

We saw The Book of Mormon and it was comedic gold!


Afterwards, we marked another Chicago landmark off of our list with dinner at The Berghoff.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

Sickness has hit our household despite our best efforts to avert it. Over the last several days, I have had many ups and downs. Seems that every 12 hours or so, I feel better. Like I'm okay. Then I feel bad again. Joe, on the other hand, seems to just feel bad. So when I am doing better, I've been playing nursemaid.

We had grand plans for our vacation. Taking cold medicine, hoarding tissues and staying in bed all day wasn't on the agenda.

Our movie quota is low. We haven't done any shopping or been to many restaurants. My tree is still up and will be for the forseeable future. The house looks like it's been ransacked. And tomorrow we're supposed to go back to work. Right now, that seems impossible.

I did have a good day yesterday. For the most part, I felt on the mend. Much better. We had big plans to go to a 9 pm dinner with three other couples. The restaurant was just a couple blocks from our house. I waited on Joe all day, giving him teas, medicines and vitamins in between him sleeping. I was determined for a rally. You see, this was the first NYE in our married life that we had REAL plans. It was the first NYE we were hanging out with other people and we were guaranteed to be awake at midnight. So last night Joe got out of bed at 7:30 pm, showered, and started putting his tuxedo on - he rallied!

For three hours last night, we had dinner and celebrated. Today, it's back to laying around in our pajamas.

NYE 2012

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