We at Shirt Yogurt are very happy to announce that our gal Stickers was chosen as “Reader Dog of the Week” by Benoit Lewis, of Travels with Casey. I have written of my admiration for the work of this dog-loving writer and his two trusty canine companions. Thank you, Mr. Lewis, for sharing this sweet pup with your readers.
Category Archives: Mollie
This morning, Mollie and I went downtown to pick up our tickets to see Conan O’Brien. We arrived at the pop up ticket center at Harold Washington College a little bit after 11am, didn’t have to wait in a line, and left with our two tickets about 10 minutes after arrival. We had a few hours to kill before 4:30pm, the time we were expected to arrive at The Chicago Theatre for the show taping, so we decided to take in the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at The Art Institute. Sure, that exhibit was great and all, but it was nothing compared to watching CocoBobble, the Conan O’Brien bobblehead, being assembled outside of the Modern Wing.
And here’s the raw footage of the assembly:
Oh, and the show was pretty good too.
After the show Conan played with the band and then ran down the aisle and NO BIG DEAL BUT I TOUCHED CONAN ON THE SHOULDERS AS HE STOOD IN FRONT OF ME!
Thanks to Kevin Aeh, shopping editor at Time Out Chicago, my “insurance” Father’s Day card was featured on the 11 am ABC 7 news yesterday! So fun to see Linda Yu holding the card, inspired by my dad.
Also, La Familia Green dog and cat cards are on sale at Fab.com. Exclusive packs, 40% off, ONE MORE DAY!
Pete and I were super pumped for the opening of Moonrise Kingdom. We went to the 12:30pm show on Friday (we always know where the old folks are), and savored Wes Anderson’s newest masterpiece.
Afterwards, we indulged in burgers (mine veggie), fries (Pete’s old), and decadent strawberry rhubarb pie shakes at Edzo’s in Evanston. Edzo himself mans the register and manages the line—like his hot dog counterpart, Doug. We highly recommend lunching at this little yellow nook–even if you aren’t in the neighborhood!
On Saturday afternoon, after SociaBulls and a nap, we headed down to Wicker Park for the Do-Division fest (we always know where the bros are). Pete and I bounced our heads to sets by In Tall Buildings (one of our local faves–I love when lead singer Erik Hall plays his cute green guitar), Mannequin Men, Craig Finn, and The Besnard Lakes. We were joined by our friend Matthew, many guys in salmon colored shorts, and were visited by a pair of adorable Chinese Crested dogs–Tasso & Tula. Mannequin Men light-heartedly heckled the bro heavy audience. They put on a great show–and Pete remarked that he enjoys a band with both a dude in polyester pants and a dude in jorts. As a longtime Hold Steady fan, I was tickled to see Craig Finn walk into the fest with his guitar, make his way behind the stage, and visibly enjoy the Mannequin Men set. This was his first solo performance without a backing band—just a couple of Miller Lites. I found it to be charming.
Sunday was lovely, and we spent it taking Stickers to the beach, enjoying dinner in my parents’ backyard, and battling on the tennis court. That Pete can really pull out an amazing serve when he wants to. Must be all that French Open coverage on in the studio.
Did you ever say to yourself, “Self, I want to spend 10 minutes watching a close-up of a rabbit building a nest?” Well, ta-da!
Jeff Buckley, my favorite musician of all time, tragically died on this day fifteen years ago. Let’s remember him tonight with the video from his beautiful song, Last Goodbye.