weekend update

This past weekend was a pretty good one.  Friday lunch at De Pasada, evening Bulls game (competitively close until the last few minutes when the Raptors blew them out), Saturday lunch at Lao Beijing (where they have an excellent all-you-can-eat hot pot special which includes appetizer dishes), Saturday night birthday party at MaxBar, Sunday museum visit to the Art Institute, and evening game night in Evanston.






Yesterday a few of us went to the new Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Lincoln Park. The burger was pretty darn good aside from the fact that I wish I had known the regular burger is a two patty burger (like In-and-Out's Double-Double). I prefer just one patty on my burger and if I had known, I would have ordered two of their "little burgers" instead. The fries also came in huge amounts, and Cajun is definitely the way to go. I also appreciate the free peanuts, although seating is so sparse that take out may be the best bet. I went with the bacon cheeseburger with BBQ sauce, but next time I'm planning on trying a traditional single patty burger with lettuce, tomatoes, etc.



lunch club

So for my last few months in Chicago, I've decided to institute a lunch club where I plan on going on a destination lunch each week. By destination lunch, I mean somewhere either good/new, and planned in advance where friends are invited (although I do enjoy eating alone, that wouldn't make it much of a club).

Last week's inaugural meal (for the lunch club, not the government), was at Rosebud Steakhouse for their awesome burger. This week I plan on hitting up Pizano's Pizza for some supposedly delicious "thin crust pizza."

Speaking of the real inauguration, I showed up at my 10:50am Evidence class wondering why less than half the people were there. Once I realized that it was during the inauguration, I quietly stepped out of class to watch on the big screen the school had set up. By them time I returned to class, so had a few other students. I am glad I decided to watch the speech instead of sit in class, as I'm sure the inauguration will go down as one of the great historic moments in during my lifetime (and Rule 407 didn't seem that hard to understand).

new portrait

I also got a new haircut.

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krfc bahamas tour

I spent this morning posting photos from an awesome weekend in Freeport. Click here for the album.



official portrait

Not mine, but Barack Obama's official presidential portrait has been released (click the link to download your own copy!).  As the site mentions, it's interesting that It is the first time that an official presidential portrait was taken with a digital camera. Much better than mine below.


first dslr

I took the plunge and decided to buy my first digital SLR camera, the Nikon d40. Here's my first uploaded pic (an awkward self-portrait).



turtles all the way down

I love Wikipedia.  My professor just the term "turtles all the way down."  I thought I knew the origin, but thankfully Wikipedia easily confirmed it :)



Watched Milk this past Saturday and it was fantastic.  Most inspiring biopic possibly ever.  Glory may be the only thing that comes close, but I couldn't really think of anything else. On a personal level, the movie made me proud as a soon-to-be San Francisco resident.

Although people are raving about Slumdog Millionaire, I thought it was good but not great.  Millions, another movie by Danny Boyle, I thought invoked stronger feelings.  However, I watched that movie ages ago, so I may need to revisit it for an accurate comparison.