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18 October 2008

A Date with Myself

This has been the first week I can remember since I was a freshman in college that I haven't had or wanted a girlfriend. It is a bit depressing sometimes though, so I thought I'd go out on a date with myself... It's something I came up with a while ago. The deal is you pick something that usually only couples do. For example go to a movie then go out to dinner by yourself. Think of how hilarious that is. Now I know, that seems impossible, but it isn't. You just pick a time, dress up more than normal, and go do something fun. And of course take lots of photos to commemorate the occasion. Today's date took me to The Art Institute of Chicago.

So I grabbed some coffee (I rarely drink this brew so it has more of an effect on me than my other vices) and headed north on Michigan Ave. The museum has changed a lot since last time I was there. Maybe 3 months ago? Their photography exhibit changes a lot, and this time it was really really good. It's the best I've seen in a long time. There's also some new Italian sketches (my favorite) right by the statues of the Bodhisattvas.

I guess I didn't dress up.

Alexander Gardner.

Gilles Peress.

Front of the A.I. looking north.

The walk down Michigan Ave. is quite pretty.

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