Friday, October 30, 2009

Behind Enemy Lines...

I'm back in Mordor on Lake Michigan for the first time since '84. Hyde Park, to be specific; the throbbing center of the O-Zone.

Posting may be sporadic 'til Sunday afternoon.

25 comments:

Carteach0 said...
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Ed Foster said...

Is there an inoculation against zombie bites? We don't want you coming back a Democrat.

Tangalor said...

May the Force be wi... wait, that's wrong.

May the elves bake you yummy cookies.

There, that's better.

Rob K said...

Watch out for Golom and The Evil One, that they don't creep up and slip away with you!

jimbob86 said...

For Goodness' sake, don't put on The Ring!

Anonymous said...

Tam,
Hope all is well up North

Keep your sting ready lest you run afoul of Shelob.

mts1 said...

If you like books, 57th Street Books. If you love books, the Seminary Bookstore. I'm trying to think of that place on Lincoln that has dinners from all sorts of different meats (elk, bear, bison, etc.), can't come up with it now - looks like a Wisconsin cabin on the inside, too. If you brought your Trek, the Lakefront Path is right. Freaking. There. And tonight was Critical Mass. You probably have a stocked itinerary, so I won't throw out 50 Chicago suggestions.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

wtf?

Ruzhyo said...

Rob K,
Nice reference.

Les Jones said...

The Big Bowl on (near?) Michigan has some tasty Thai and drinks.

If I ever get back to Chicago I'm gonna visit the Frank Lloyd Wright houses.

Zendo Deb said...

Daley, er, Sauron, has been going on about how bad guns are again.

Anonymous said...

If you see Bill Ayers, pimp slap that little commie bitch for me.

og said...

If you feel up to it, partner and I were thinking about the Hoffman Estates Cabelas sunday PM.

reflectoscope said...

Peripherally related.

Jim

James family outpost, Iowa. said...

So many great Restaurants in Hyde Park, #1 grab at least 3 friends, go out early for drinks, #2 switch venues for dinner, then #3 hit Trader Vic's (yeah, trendy, -but classic!) get a low lounge table by the bar, partly hidden by the palm trees, each have a Mai-Tai, then get one of those "served-in-a-trough-for-6-persons" drinks, and if you don't have the time of your life, well, don't go back to Chicago. OK, my folks were natives too, (Tinley Park & Markham)so I have go back for a good slosh now & then.
#4 Never, ever, live in Mordor.

Beaumont said...

Ruzhyo, it may be too late. I heard they did creep up and slip away with herr...herrr....herrrr....yeahh.

and ain't nothin' I can do about it.

Brian Dale said...

Stay in touch, everyone. If she's captured, we gotta go in and get her out.

Joseph said...

Notify Gandalf. He can leave Frodo behind this time, though.

theirritablearchitect said...

I guess my only concern is if you are toting Glamdring, or should it be Hadhafang, despite those silly laws 'round Mordor?

wv: uncival. Yes, they are, in Mordor.

Joel said...

Notify Gandalf. He can leave Frodo behind this time, though.

Good. Can't stand that whiny little bastard. And that other guy, the one with the pots and pans hanging from his backpack...

WV=swate. Hm. "Don't get caught with a handgun in Hyde Park or the po-po will send SWATE after your shapely ass."

Anonymous said...

Your not walking are you?

Parallel said...

The University of Chicago Divinity School Cafe: Where God drinks coffee.

Geoff aka Pathfinder said...

My condolences. You are in the heart of uber-liberal nonsense within the heart of uber-liberal tyrannical nonsense.

I escaped from there 6 years ago - North Shore, Evanston to be precise.

Get out while you can!!

MCSA56 said...

Trader Vic's

Trader Vic's closed. I drank there on the last night...

MCSA56 said...

HOLY CRAP!

Trader Vic's reopened!