Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crosstown Classic

I got to go to Chicago's own Crosstown Classic this year (my first time ever!) as part of my birthday gift from my awesome boyfriend! It was a great day even though the Cubbies lost :(

Frank Thomas signed Scott's ticket stub!

And Milton Bradley signed my awesome pink hat!

This was definitely one of the more fun Cub's games I've been to, and not just because we got some cool autographs. Having both teams just about equally represented really added to the energy of the crowd and overall fun-ness. And there weren't even any brawls or bad behavior. It's definitely worth spending the extra bucks to experience it!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How Much Is That Doggie on the Side of the Road?

Every day on my way home, there's this person dressed up like a dog standing on the corner of Butterfield and Naperville Rds. advertising for Petland. He usually holds a sign for a "puppy sale" and jumps about frantically in extremely repetitive motions ... kind of like the puppies he's trying to sell.

For some reason this cracks me up every time I drive by. Usually I get stuck at the light, so I get ample time to stare and laugh.

Today when I pulled up to the light, I noticed some additions to the usual costume. The dog had acquired a bath towel, brush, and shower cap (covering only the top of one of his ears. A lot of good that's going to do!) all to advertise for "Grooming Appointments." So I took a picture: