Laura’s 50th at Pinstripes

Our old neighbor had her 50th birthday party last night at Pinstripes, a trendy bowling alley/restaurant/bocce court in a new mall in South Barrington. We had round banquet tables set up along the bocce courts in a back room with gas heaters overhead. The food was excellent, starting with crostini with mozzarella & tomato appetizers… Continue reading Laura’s 50th at Pinstripes

Triathlon 2008 — Race, snack, and Vincent: a post-race party

We arose early, to grab some coffee and fruit and headed out at 7 to the race site. We found Sara there by phone. Sam was in an early wave, and was in the water by the time we got there, so we waited on the beach for him to come out. Their running friend… Continue reading Triathlon 2008 — Race, snack, and Vincent: a post-race party

Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Hyatt, Tri-Delta

For her birthday, Bette wanted to go to the Green Zebra, a nouveau-vegetarian restaurant in River West Chicago. We heard about it, seen on Check Please, and talked about with friends, none of whom had anything bad to say. Sign me up! Sara, Bette and I headed down on Wednesday afternoon on Metra, overstuffed heavy… Continue reading Bette’s Birthday 2008 – Hyatt, Tri-Delta