We had another low key weekend! On Thursday Nightingale had an afterwork event that we needed to attend. It required a suit although I was able to get away without wearing a tie. It just made sense to work downtown. I wore the suit and during lunch, ran into several ex coworkers from the law firm, including my old boss. It is a nice thing when people see you looking your best especially when some of them were expecting you to be down and out.
Friday I worked from home so I picked up our race packets (see below) and went to Andi's. I like going there early before they run out of the good stuff. It's a shame I don't speak Polish, I'd own that place. There's a deli worker who simply stops working the counter when I am in line. She either doesn't like me or is shy about speaking English. Either way, I always get one of the ladies who doesn't speak English very well and we have to communicate with Clicks and Whistles.
Saturday we slept in and it was wonderful. Don't recall what else we did that day. I mean we straightened up the house and oh and we picked up something a neighbor was giving away that we will be able to use in the very near future.
Sunday we had the Lincolnwood Turkey Trot, which we pretty much do every year. Some years it's freezing some years it's like yesterday where the weather is unseasonably warm. Back in the day, it use to be just SHB and me doing the race but as of a few years ago, B and Na and of course Nightingale have joined in. The last couple years we've had a cluster fuck rying to find a place to eat after the race so this year I took action and suggested a venue beforehand. I chose Latitude because we happened upon it last year and we got seated immediately and pretty much had the place to ourselves. SHB countered with a more fluffy choice in the same area.
When we learned it would be a 40 minute wait at SalMarie, I was instructed by Nightingale to start walking down Lincoln to see if other restaurants had less wait time. The logic was since I walk fast, I could get to Latitude and back before our table was ready. I was going to try the Daily Bar and Grill but across the street was Fork. I figured this was a step up from Daily and walked in to see if they could seat 7 adults and a 1.1 year old. They said they could clear a table in 10 minutes -- one more reason cell phones are a necessity in life.
And you think Garza Strip is bad: B is still not speaking to Na. I was surprised she joined us for brunch though she sat at the opposite end of the table, though also in part to take care of her 1 year old. Na said hello to her at the race and she said hi back, but nothing more.
Without going into the specific details of their "conflict" I can understand and appreciate the complexity of the situation. Situations like these are rarely one issue incidences. I think of my own Radio Silence with So-Suede. From my point of view, I feel he's a dbag and am annoyed that our mutual friends have not called him out on it. Our mutual friends are fatigue of having to walk on egg shells or pick sides and it's easier to hang out with him since he's not asking them to pick a side.