This picture is from last night, but since i didn't go to sleep, it was actually from today (besides it was taken in the wee hours of the morning, so it technically counts as a new day).
And yes, i said i didn't go to sleep. I can't remember the last time i pulled a party allnighter. I didn't mean to, it just happened that way. Events just kept getting a little more ridiculous, and the next thing i knew, it was time to pack and go to the airport.
So what is going on here? This is Carlos, he's a musician from Cuba, and he and his friends roasted a whole pig behind their bar. We stumbled upon it, and i guess he could tell that erin and i were porkfat fiends because the next thing i knew, we had pulled pork pieces all over everything. He made sure to feed us the best bits (between the ribs, and the bit below the skin). It was a delicious garlic/onion porky flavor, and while i didn't get to eat any "must eat" Chicago foodie things, i think it was a perfect foodie adventure.
Oh and if you click on the bonus photo to the right, you can see just how porky everything was. OINK OINK. dude, there was pork in my hair.
this afternoon, the shutter sisters were hosting a few awesome photo things in their suite. as a total photo nerds, i knew i had to stop by and meet them. one of the things they were hosting were Chicago walkabouts sponsored by the folks at lensbaby. Lensbaby, if you're not familiar with it, is a very unfancy lens (at a semi-unfancy price) that produces mostlyfancy results. it's like an old school holga fixed lens on your digital camera, only this one you can adjust just a wee bit more. needless to say i loved it.
the walkabout took us down to Millennium park -- which was a nice treat, as i sort of thought i might spend the entire weekend inside of this hotel -- where i fell in love with chicago. I know, it's sort of ridiculous to fall in love with a city based on one park, but i did. it was also the outlying architecture surrounding the park. from where i was standing, chicago just looks like a cool place to be. and that's definitely cool as in neat, because my god the humidity made it anything but cool. i for sure thought i'd melt. i think some of my candy did.
this pic was taken with many other tourists down at the bean. that thing is pretty neat. i thought it was dumb at first, but then i stood inside. total neat.