1. I went to an amazing event at Goose Island Clybourn Monday. It was a clear the cellar event in which you gave your top choices to the waitress, and then they brought out the bottles that were available. There were only four bottles of Rare, and I didn't get one, but I still got to taste it! It was basically the most over the top, decadent collection of coveted stouts I've ever had. Plus, they had half-priced appetizers, which I made quick work of. Try the hummus, it's great.
2. I've complained about how sick I was before, but I genuinely think I cracked a rib. The pain has been pervasive, impacting my ability to run outside in a big way. When I was laying in bed last night, I noted a pretty substantial knot in my ribcage, right about where it's been killing me for almost a week. I'm guessing there's no treatment for a broken rib, so I'll just keep soldiering on and hoping for the best.
3. My mom got me a Nest Learning Thermostat for my birthday and I'm a little obsessed with it. I love that I can turn on the heat and the fan from afar, as well as see my energy consumption and set an auto-away status. It's fabulous. I might write a whole post about this gem.