Sunday, September 28, 2008

The sad truth about the blog

So, my brother sent me this photo of a T-shirt. LOL.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fieldtrip to the Zoo and Expensive Lunch in Chinatown

So, I accompanied 45 of my ESL students on their fieldtrip last week to Lincoln Park Zoo, and then we had lunch at an authentic Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. I didn't organize this, but was instructed to just have everyone sit down and order, and then I'd pay with the university credit card. The students had a blast ordering all kinds of dishes to share, and the bill for all of us came to $1639.98 for 47 people! The organizers of the fieldtrip were surprised because most of the dishes on the menu were only $12. However, the Chinese do not do restaurants like we do. We have our own meal for $12. But they order tons of wonderful things and share it. I'm glad one of the student mentors caught a student ordering an $80 shrimp dish. But I did see a $50 goose on the receipt. Yes, someone ordered a whole, roasted goose. Hope they enjoyed that.

More Matthew!

Four generations. How wonderful.

You just can't get enough of this guy. Hot!

So, mom and I had fun shopping for Matthew. Almost as fun as buying clothes for me. A bit easier though, anything that's definitely boyish. I think he got tired of trying all these outfits on though, as you can tell from his expression.

More of My House

I bought this table online! It was waiting on my doorstep when I came home from work. Well, in a box. You can buy anything over the Internet.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Graceland Cemetery

I love cemeteries. They're so peaceful and spiritual to me. On Saturday, we went to Graceland Cemetery where a lot of well-known Chicago people are buried.

So, this is the grave of Pinkerton, one of President Lincoln's detectives/security agents.

And the founder of the Chicago Cubs. What an appropriate tombstone.

And me by Wrigley Field, where the Cubs play.... not that I care about watching baseball, but I love having my picture taken by famous places.