Friday, October 20, 2006

It sure is pretty windy in the Windy City

Greetings from Chicago. As Sarah's birthday is Saturday, I decided to pay her a visit. (Although it's not as though it's been ages since I saw her last... as she was in Europe with me a scant two weeks ago...)

My flight was very quiet. Quite pleasant, actually. The plane was very new, and each seat had its own personal TV with pre-loaded entertainment. Got to watch TV for most of the two-hour flight. Before you knew it, the plane was in Chicago.

Today we just spent our time in the Magnificent Mile area, and a dangerously long time (2 hours) at Borders. So many nice books... argh!

Sarah wanted to go see the movie Marie Antoinette tonight. It was interesting to see the Ch√Ęteau Versailles being used as a set, because, as you probably know, we actually went there. Just looking at the trailer brought back memories of France. However, the film really was awful. The acting was really not very good, especially by the actor playing Louis XVI. The very flat American accent was so grating to listen to... Don't even get me started on the ending! At least the costumes and the sets were nice.

It's good to see Sarah taking an interest in French. She really loved Paris and I'm sure we'll be going back again some day in the future. She bought a French/English dictionary today. We'll see if she puts that to good use.

Well, I have more shopping to do today. I'll have to find some wig for Ron's wig party. See you...

2 comments:

Mom said...

Hi Stephen, I really liked seeing the pictures of you and Sarah in Chicago, I would have loved to have been there.

Ron said...

I liked seeing my restaurant in Chicago! Thanks for the recommendation on Marie Antoinette -- it confirms that I didn't really want to see it anyway.