Luck of the Chi-rish

While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t officially until Tuesday, we all know the real party was this weekend. I hope everyone is successfully recovered on this lovely Sunday funday.

You’ve seen how Tia and I celebrate a lowkey version of St. Patrick’s Day, but this weekend was party central because Chris’s high school and college friends were in town for the weekend and you know you’re in for some fun stories when that happens. Let’s just say that one of them might have thrown up on Tia once.

The crew arrived Friday night and we ended up at Three Dots and a Dash, which you might remember from that time we ate some funky chips. There was much imbibing.

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Banana dolphin!

Afterward, we searched for some late night eats and ended up at Taco Burrito King. To be honest, I had never heard of this place, but the out-of-towners we were with had rave reviews. It was an order-at-the-counter Mexican place and while all the food looked decent, Chris and I just split some chips and salsa. The salsa was nice and spicy. Unfortunately, we think one of our friends got food poisoning from the burrito he ate here because the poor guy got sick and had to stay in all of Saturday. So, buyer beware!

The rest of us, fortunately, were well enough to hit up some house parties bright and early Saturday morning. I sent this picture to my friend Joyce, whose drink of choice is Bailey’s.

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She replied, “Right now?!” and I realized that it was 9:17am. Hey, you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.

The rest of the day followed in typical fashion. At the first party we went to, we could see into another apartment across the street where an unattractive naked man was walking around, baring all in front of his floor-to-ceiling windows. That’s confidence right there. Chris and I started off with his big group of friends and we slowly lost track of them until 3pm when we headed back to my place to chill until the gang found each other again.

Another St. Patty’s in the books. My only regret is not having a green beer, but I guess I still have until Tuesday to track one down.

How was your weekend? Follow-up question: Shamrock Shakes should be available all year round, right?

~Tina

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Three Dots and a Dash

Not going to lie: As I type this, I might still be a little tipsy…

That is to say, Tia and I decided to meet up with Meghan at a tiki bar called Three Dots and a Dash after work to celebrate the lovely above-50 weather that graced Chicago today. We all agreed that everything about this place screamed “tiki” except for the lighting.

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Yeah, if these pictures look bad, it’s totally just bad lighting, not that I took them on my iPhone or anything 😉

But for realz, it was very dark at this place, and the drinks and food were on the pricier side. However, the drinks were very potent, so I guess that makes up for it. We had spring rolls (unpictured) with dipping sauces, and “luau” chips with pineapple guacamole as well. None of us knew what to think of the chips, which were not normal chips and we couldn’t figure out what they were made out of. Everything else was very tasty.

Anyway, it was nice to get together for a little something different.

Anyone else a fan of happy hours? Do you have a usual spot or do you like switching it up?

~Tina