Kelly the Culinarian: The New Job is Going Really Well

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The New Job is Going Really Well

So I bought a car!

Totes joking. Tim and I had a glorious date day that started with a leisurely breakfast, then we went to the Chicago Auto Show. I took this photo to text to Jenny. The caption said "I loved your Merc, so I bought my own." She immediately texted back "which door did you have to drive that out of at the show?"  She knows my cheap ass.

Tim and I had a great time wandering around and checking out cars. I sincerely hope we don't have to buy a car anytime soon, but I do love looking at them. I was surprised at which cars I actually liked. I figured I'll either get a micro mini energy efficient "WE HAVE NO KIDS" car, or a small SUV that can accommodate our bikes. Not really a middle ground there. I liked the Scion iQ, the Mitsubishi Outlander and the Mitsubishi MiEV.

After I had my fill of crowds and cars, we went to the garage where we rent a weekends/evening spot for Tim's car for when he goes to class downtown. We swung by campus because Tim got an e-mail from the business school bookstore about a liquidation sale that specifically mentioned cycling jerseys. I got this Kellogg jersey for $8.72!  They only had ladies small and x-small and guy's 2XL, so I got a 90 percent off jersey, but Tim didn't. I feel silly wearing a jersey for a school I don't go to, but our money goes there, so it's kind of the same thing, right? And purple is my favorite color

We also had a pretty amazing dinner at Markethouse. I didn't take any photos because I wanted to enjoy the evening, but trust me when I say this place is a hidden gem. It's in Streeterville across the street from the parking deck and inside a DoubleTree Hotel. I would have never stopped there if it wasn't for the Yelp reviews.  I'll post a review on my Yelp account tomorrow, but the short story is that the ambiance is lacking, but the food is banging. Dessert was mediocre, but the mac and cheese, burger, bread and homemade pickles were so good.

Early to bed, early to rise. Those miles won't run themselves!

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