Birthday Party

Birthday Party Tickets

For a special birthday treat I purchased tickets to The Birthday Party, the renowned play by British playwright Harold Pinter, booked dinner at a swanky new restaurant, and created a card around a party theme. The party within the play was desperate, with its array of complex characters and dark undertones. Thank goodness our celebration was much more upbeat!


President’s Day?

Lincoln book

With Lincoln the movie being nominated for best picture at the Oscars tonight and it being President’s Day last week, I was thinking of putting together a presidential gift… Some movie tickets and this book about Lincoln, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, would seem fitting.

This evening I’ll be watching the television to see it really is the president’s day…


Fat Tuesday

It’s Fat Tuesday so why should I resist these outrageously over-the-top doughnuts from the newly opened Glazed and Infused in Lincoln Park. With so many fabulous flavors these are definitely made for sharing; there’s no need to decide between the Maple Bacon Long John and the Blueberry Lemon Cake or the Red Velvet and the Creme Brûlée when you opt for a dozen box. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the word ‘doughnut’ used (the original, more traditional spelling) as opposed to ‘donut’. In the United Kingdom variations are also known by the less appetizing dough rings and gravy rings, and the infinitely more appealing yum-yum. They most certainly are!