A little before 11, Jenny calls me and asks if I want to go with her and a friend of her's from college who is visiting Chicago for the weekend to the Art Institute.
Who am I to say no to fine art?
So at 11:30, the two of us go downtown. We start by shopping on Michigan Avenue. Neither of us have anything specifically to shop for, but I still needed jewelry for prom. So we went to Lord & Taylor at Water Tower Place.
Found a beautiful necklace...$38. Eep. A little steep. BUT! There was a set of matching earrings. And they are big-ish, gold with little white and pink opal stones in a very cool, almost Indian design...which it good because with a strapless dress and an up-do, I need something to draw attention in the foot between the hair and the dress. Now I have a focal point.
The earrings were another $30 and by the time sales tax was added in, I had spent $73.95. Bugger. My checkbook now says that I have negative money (though I keep $100 as a cushion). But they are really pretty.
Around 3 we met up with Jen's friend Kate and a few of her cousins. We saw the Himalayas exhibit, and went to the impressionist wing. *swoon* I love impressionism. And I'm starting to really enjoy Camille Pissaro. Muted, but beautiful.
The Art Institute closed at 5, so we left for home. Knowing traffic might be pretty bad, we took Lake Shore Drive up to Sheridan and right into Evanston. We stopped at Chipotle for dinner, then continued back on the Edens.
Getting back, I call to find out people are at Zoe's. I go over and most people leave. She and I watch Swordfish which was actually pretty good, and the hottest role I've seen Hugh Jackman in. Damn, I want him so badly in that film.
Then there was a drama with Caitlin and I ended up going to Patty's, rather pissed off. But it resolved itself, because her dramas always do, and things were all fine and dandy 20 minutes later.
Stayed there until a little before midnight and now I'm home. I have so much homework to do tomorrow. Damn.