Friday, July 22, 2011

Chicago Bucket List

So, with LSD, Dr. Ken's girlfriend, leaving for Los Angeles in the fall, she and I are putting together a Chicago Bucket List of things to do before she goes. Here are some endeavors:

1. A trip to Cinners, her bar when she lived in Lincoln Square. I also fell in love with this place because they have Hamm's for two bucks and I can B.S. about life and music with Tony, bartender and owner. Also, they have a night where you can bring in your own vinyl, so that would be a good time to go and spin some records. Currently, her neighborhood's neighborhood bars suck. Don't you hate when you don't have a good watering hole around the corner?

2. A trip to The Liars Club, Dr. Ken's all time favorite bar. LSD haven't done much dancing together, but this would be a good place for her to bang out the running and man and Roger Rabbit skills that made me crack up on one of our first dates.

3. Frank Lloyd Wright tour in Oak Park, Illinois. You see, not all the items on the list involve bars!

4. White Fence Farm in Joliet, Illinois. This is a place where a lot of old people go to eat chicken and look at antiques and they have this awesome gravy. Plus, they have a petting zoo for my nephews. And Uncle Ken.

5. A long ass bike ride until the end of the Lake Shore bike path.

Anyone want to share any bucket list things they want to do, Chicago related or otherwise?

11 comments:

Andrew said...

Have sex.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Andrew: We crossed that off the list on date 3, I believe, and then continued to cross it off the list so many times that that spot on the list has worn through the paper. You get the idea - we dig each other. : )

Andrew said...

I meant that that was on my bucket list, idiot. I know you guys shag like rabbits.

JerseySjov said...

dr ken, im pleased to hear that you and your lady "shad like rabbits." excellent.

i've never sat down and thought of a bucket list, city related or otherwise. hm. it's more my nature to just go with the flow and appreciate the adventures of daily life.

that being said, it might be kinda neat to make it out to chicago someday; ive never been there

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Andrew: Oh . . . Still, yes, you should be crossing that one off any day now.

Jov: Let me know if you do. I'll get you a chocolate milk shake at The Wiener's Circle (you don't want that).

radioactive girl said...

What a great list! And I am cracking up about your comment to Andrew. Too funny.

On my list for this summer:
Make plans with my friend who has an aunt that will let us borrow her condo with a rooftop pool that is somewhere downtown. We keep talking about it but we haven't chosen a date yet and both of us are so busy that I worry we won't fit it in. But it's a rooftop pool. In Chicago. We need to actually make it happen because after all the lawyer crap I need a weekend away where the only thing I have to do is get really really drunk.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Radio: Rooftop pool party sounds like something you need to make happen. That sounds relaxing, indeed. : )

b.burjan said...

if you like hemingway, his childhood home is also in oak park, like right down the street from flw...his mom used to dress him in girls clothing.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Burjan: I think we'll hit that before or after the tour. Girls clothing, eh? I'm not going to say that's why he killed himself, but it might not have helped.

Sista said...

^^^It was probably just a tu tu, no biggie :)

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Tutus are a biggy when you're a boy wearing one.