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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dear Chicago-part 2


Dear Chicago. Ah, so we meet again, old friend. Every time our eyes meet, 
old memories have a way of tearing the door down to my brain 
& new memories sweetly embrace the old.
Either way, have I ever told you I heart you. In all your forms.
Dear Red & White Checkered Wedges. You suck. 
You're think you're so stinkin cute and I swear I could hear you laugh 
when you didn't fit me. You would have made me look,
kinda cute, I think. Somehow you remind me of The Beverly Hillbillies.
Da dum da dum dum. Bump Bump. Oh wait, no. Thats Green Acres.


Dear Husband. we both have issues. Why the need to forgo each others company 
in exchange for instagram pictures? 
Sometimes we even took pictures of each other taking pictures of each other.
See, this is what happens when you've been married for 16 years. 
Spicy, right?
 

Dear Starbucks. I am sorry my husband spilled coffee 
all over your floor. 
I'm even more sorry that said coffee was 
NOT from Starbucks. 
He hates you. What can I say?


Dear Phone Camera & Bathroom Mirror. 
Thanks for teaming up to entertain me while I was sitting in the dungeon the bathroom 
of "The Riv" for a half an hour 
to charge my phone for 3 minutes worth of usage.

Dear Art Institute of Chicago. You totally rocked my world. 
Ok, maybe that's stretching it.  My day, you rocked my day.
 

Dear Monet: I remember looking at your beautiful paintings when I was a little girl. 
My parents bought me an art book with your work, after winning a bunch of art contests 
in the Gogebic County Fair 4H Contest. Whatev. You're jealous.


Dear "The Riv." Will You marry me? Thank You soooo much for bringing
 the recently reunited Cranberries back into my life 
for the 2nd time in 3 years. 

Dear The Cranberries. I seriously want to cry. 
I am completely starstruck when I see you in concert.
Your music brings back so many memories. Memories from my teen years. 
Happy Memories. It was a simpler time.

Dear Artist. Really? I mean, REALLY? This is art? Are you sure you didnt pick 
these chairs up at Walmart?
How does this compare to van Gogh or Monet,
 or talent of any kind? 
This looks like a factory assembly line of plastic to me. Sooooo confused.


Dear van Gogh. Heyyyy! Your ears back!


Dear Amtrak & CTA Train. You are MY equivalent to a knight in shining armor. 
 (What can I say, I'm easy to please?)
I vividly remember the days of fighting traffic to do "chicago." 
Never again, she says with fists in air! Never!!!


Dear Wicker Park. You will see me again. And soon. 
With a nice wad of cash in my hand.
It was destiny that brought me to you.


Dear Wicker Park "Park." In the movie, I remember you being cold and snowy.
What happened? Weird.

Dear Graffiti Vandals and/or Artists: 
You could take those plastic chair guys any day.

Dear Readers: Thank YOU for encouraging me, laughing with or AT me, 
and making my day. Really, you ARE the best. Like ever!

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27 comments:

Kayla said...

Thank you Julie. For making me want to see Chicago even more than I do. I have never been there and probably never will be, or at least any time soon. I like that you took pictures so I can be encouraged to save more money to go there! I love you :) and your blog :)

★ JASMINE ★ said...

hey girly! i saw you over on ashleys page! {fridays letters} and wanted to say i love your blog!

lovely letters as well!

happy to be your newest bloggy friend/follower/stalker ;)

say hi back sometime?

xo

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

I love all your photos! Instagram is amazing. I just need to get a new phone with a better camera! Anyway, love your letters! And seriously, the cranberries! So jealous! I LOVE THEM! Oh and I agree completely- those chair look like they were picked up at a garage sale. definitely not art.

Happy weekend!

Bailey
http://lostandfound-bailee.blogspot.de/

theM.A.D.creationist said...

wow i love the cranberries! love Dolores!!! great post!

http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

Giuseppe

MichaelaRae said...

Stopping by via Friday's Letters and I really enjoyed yours! I think it's hilarious that your husband took non-starkbucks coffee into Starbucks. That's something I would do. I don't like that place. It's also something that would totally embarrass my husband. Also, your post makes me miss Chicago, badly.

MichaelaRae said...

Stopping by via Friday's Letters and I really enjoyed yours! I think it's hilarious that your husband took non-starkbucks coffee into Starbucks. That's something I would do. I don't like that place. It's also something that would totally embarrass my husband. Also, your post makes me miss Chicago, badly.

Frankie said...

You just made me really, really want to see Chicago! I've never been but hopefully over the next year it'll happen. The Art Institute looks like it was blast as well!

Frankie said...

You just made me really, really want to see Chicago! I've never been but hopefully over the next year it'll happen. The Art Institute looks like it was blast as well!

Lissa @ The Looking Glass said...

hahaha dear vangogh, hey your ear's back!! you're SOO funnyyyy.

Charisma Moran said...

I have never been to Chicago but I want to go so bad! So jealous that you saw the Cranberries! Love them!

Ashley Slater said...

you are soooooooo adorable! I cannot even believe you have been married 16 years! WOW! Okay, loved all your letters! your fam is adorable! thanks for linking up with me!

xo,
ashley

Kelly said...

loved this. van gogh is my fave!

Kelly said...

Love it!!! My goodness you are so cute! And you saw the Cranberries????? WWWHHHHAAAT? Jealous!!!!! And yeah...weird chairs...i mean i think I'm not creative...i think i might even have THOSE people beat! LOLOL!

Brooke said...

Hi Julie
Happy to find you through the Friday Letters :)
I too heart Monet :)
Those chairs, art? ya not so much :)

Ashleigh Nichole said...

I am your newest follower! I love your blog its so cute! I cannot wait to read your blog :)

Chalk in the Rain said...

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Happy Saturday!!

Great Scott said...

Dear Julie: I think I love you. This post was so damn fun that I read it twice - and laughed just as much as the first time. And..The Cranberries? Seriously ??? Just used one of their songs as my post title and thought the SAME thing as I listened to it - they just totally take me back and make me happy. I struggle to even pick a fave song. Love them and super jealous you got to see them! xoxo

thecoffeehouse said...

oh how I miss Chicago. my sister lives there, so we go quite a bit but ... on the other hand ... it's been tooooo long!
"a sigh and sanity" said to come over. I do what people tell me. :)

thecoffeehouse said...

oh how I miss Chicago. my sister lives there, so we go quite a bit but ... on the other hand ... it's been tooooo long!
"a sigh and sanity" said to come over. I do what people tell me. :)

siddathornton said...

1. i have always wanted to visit chicago - after viewing these photos, i want to go even more!
2. monet reminds me of my childhood too - my mom is a huge fan. we had monet books all over our house growing up.
3. i listened to the cranberries this morning - LOVE.

- l

Katie said...

It looks like you guys are having an amazing time! I'm so glad you were able to go!!! And those chairs, really? I agree with you... the graffiti artists totally win :)

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

I've never been to Chicago! I wanna go so badly. Great pics! Love those chairs! Your blog is so freaking cute!

sophistifunk said...

it looks like you had an amazing trip! i laughed out loud at the starbucks story, and the cranberries are easily one of my top 5 favorite bands of all time!

sophistifunk said...

it looks like you had an amazing trip! i laughed out loud at the starbucks story, and the cranberries are easily one of my top 5 favorite bands of all time!

ginanorma said...

that is so awesome that you guys got away!!! fun pics and hilarious you, you crack me UP...

I feel the same way in museums and around Art!

Makaila said...

You've been married 16 years!!?! AND you've seen the Cranberries twice in three years!!?!?! You are one lucky girl!

beforeverlovely said...

yay for Chicago! it is the home to over half of my family, and my sweet, hilarious nephews. so glad you got to visit, and my sister went to the Cranberries show too. it seems magical from the posts and pics. :)

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