Last Monday was Shayla’s birthday! We decided to venture down to Navy Pier — surprisingly, this is something I have yet to do in my time living here in Chicago — so it was kind of exciting!
Storm clouds were rolling in, but the rain held off, so we got lucky. We started down the pier trying to figure out where to eat lunch, but neither of us can make a decision to save our life. So! Even though we passed what felt like 50 restaurants, we still ended up at the end of the pier without sitting down to eat. Oops!
The skyline was especially gorgeous from the end of the pier, but sadly this picture doesn’t quite do it justice.
Also, look what we found when we got to there:
Of course we had to stop to take the obligatory facebook photos, before finally deciding on some nondescript seafood place. (We’re on a pier, it only seems right to eat seafood … right??)
Not my favorite, but it'll do.
After some grub we ventured over to Wrigleyville for something to do/drink. We wandered up and down Clark St but were disappointed to find that almost all of the bars were completely empty. Lame. (It was a Monday evening, and it wasn’t a game day, what can you do?)
We did however, find a giant macaroni noodle! … What are the odds??
It was pretty awesome.
We eventually settled at Vines where we waited about a year for a waitress to come to our table. That was fun!
Eventually we got a drink, and Shayla found something to stick a candle in! (She was determined, she wanted her wish, darn it! Can you blame her?)
Good thing they had tiramisu!
After Vines we popped over to Boystown where we spent the rest of the evening at the Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club with Charlie and a few of his friends. Here’s where Shayla and I stopped bopping around town, and the party began!
This was especially exciting, because it was 1/2 off the entire menu which meant — $5 martinis — woooot!
I took full advantage.
This one here was the Lava Lamp martini — it was vodka and sprite with a floating jello shot plopped in there — loved it! And it looked cool too.
The evening couldn’t end without Shayla showing off her mad new purple leggings! Hooray, happy birthday Shayla!
This Monday I’ll be helping Andrew move apartments. Lol, what a difference a week makes!