Thursday, August 25, 2011

Been reading a lot more this summer....

Just a few stuff that I've been reading this summer. Mostly comics, but I threw in the Steven Tyler book in there, pretty bizarre read. Highly recommended if you want to know about Aerosmith's leading guy and the psychedelic trip he took back then, and maybe even still. As for the comics, 'Identity Crisis' is definitely a great read. It concerns the murder of a super hero's significant other. 'Infinite Crisis' on the other hand is truly mind boggling. Tough to swallow, the story is simple, but they make it so complicated to a non avid reader. Whereas, 'Identity Crisis' is pretty straight forward and can be picked up by any slow-joe. 'Blackest Night' is also pretty cool. It revolves around the Lantern Corps against the darkness they harnessed from battling each other. But to read 'Blackest Night' on its own is not recommended, pick up 'Green Lantern: Blackest Night' to help fill in some of the loophole. Lastly, this summer's DC offering that will lead to the NEW 52, is FLASHPOINT, as the title suggest, it revolves around Barry Allen's Flash where he was taken to an alternate  universe where no one knows who he is and Batman is not the Batman that we knows. I highly recommend that. Its a great alternate world and pick up the mini-series that ties in to the main FLASHPOINT title like 'Emperor Aquaman' and 'Wonder Woman and The Furies', of course get the 'Batman' & 'Project Superman' mini-series as well, those are some genius writing event hough it has no significant tie-ins to the main title.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Week in Chicago....

It's been a week since I started this Blog, and since it is summer herein the CHI, we have been out and about more often than usual, but lately due to the fluctuation in temperatures we've been feeling rather fatigue. Maybe its due to over exercising, we ran for a total of 10 miles this week, and my lefts felt tired. We even went for a walk around Lake View last night and felt exhausted afterward. I guess rest is in order for this weekend, but alas  I have to work my other job this weekend.

Well here are pics from the past week. As you can see below, it rained rather heavily. This is the views from our place looking out to Belmont Ave.

Since I had to work last Saturday, I didn't take any pics. Although we did went for groceries.

Sunday morning is always best spent at Church. We frequent the Cathedral in downtown Chicago.

 Here we are at Navy Pier:

We got our tickets online from a deal that GroupOn had, so we only needed to get the bracelet for entrance to the ships.

 Not that boat, but a much bigger boat. Although we kinda thought it would be more like the Black Pearl. LOL!

Can't recall the name of this boat.

These were taken below deck, which is quite roomy, just not tall enough.

That is one of the member of the crew sharing her story about living inside this boat.

Wifey laughed her head off when I pulled this stunt.....HarHar...

This little baby girl was staring at I had to take her pic.

We were then greeted by this sign for Churros, it was $3 so ain't too bad filled with cream cheese.

We ventured into the WORLD FAMOUS Billy Goat Tavern at Navy Pier. Decided not to eat there, too touristy, LOL!

Only 1745 Miles to LA LA LAND.

 We ended up driving all the way down to South Canal Street to Lawrence Fisheries for fried shrimp and scallops. Mighty tasty!

We ordered the 1 pound shrimp dinner (fried shrimp, fried, roll & coleslaw) and we add a 1/2 pound fried scallops.

That statue is there to greet you on your way out.