owen and sam came to town this year for some new years festivities!!! which made me deliriously happy. they stayed with me in my tiny apartment, we spent the whole time going to movies and going out to eat, a true chicago vacation :)
for the actual event of new years, we went to the neo-futurists extravaganza, “an homage to spontaneity, a riff on randomness, a friend you thought you’d never see again showing up at your door in the middle of the night, wet from the rain and carrying a bag of warm grilled cheese sandwiches.”
in other words, it’s 30 plays in 60 minutes, but tonight they’re also offering catered dinner and a champagne toast… the food was great and the venue was crowded, so we grabbed some floor seats in front of a nice toasty radiator and got our dinner on
finally we got back to my place around 1am, turned on some LOST, drank some more and cheered each other on in 2010 :) :) :)
and then… i ran into one of the other girls that lives in my apartment building and kind of had a second chapter to my night! just headed downstairs and shared some champagne and traded stories with a couple other people after LOST had nearly put us on the 2nd floor to sleep!
and of course in the grand tradition of owen + lisa going to the movies as much as possible… over the course of several days’ visit, we saw Avatar, Up In The Air, and Sherlock Holmes, all of which are highly recommended………
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVARBUDDY! woot!