friday for our office holiday party we went to the chicago printmakers collaborative and screenprinted all afternoon. it was so cool! dawn had a bunch of screens made with different graphic elements she’d picked out for each of us. she also bought everyone american apparel scarves to screen. i think everyone ended up screening the red heart on their scarf except for dawn, who did the pink skull. raphy came by and brought his little girl too.
friday night we went to magnolia cafe for dinner. the food was fantastic and the desserts were really good. dawn had a bunch of great surprises for us, including a surprise poster she had delicious make us.
saturday katie, cecile, cecile’s friend ann and i went to russian tea time for lunch then went to see ‘the nutcracker’ performed by the joffrey ballet. it was FANTASTIC. it was magical. it was beautiful. i was slightly skeptical that it might be a little boring or something but it was so good. i might’ve even got a little teary at some points.
post-ballet we went to macy’s, met up with kris and then went over to the christkindlmarket for german pretzels and toasted nuts. after that, kris, katie and i went to feed the beast in lincoln square and had some drinks. kris’s roommate rob met us too and we stayed there for at least 3 hours. andy’s party was last night, so i went there sometime after 10 and everyone else went down to the hideout to see a daft punk cover band. the food at andy & jake’s was fantastic; jake is a chef and everything was so good. jon, andrew and cristina had to leave early to hit another party, but cecile, brian, sarah, devin and michael stayed pretty late. i think we left sometime after three after a lot of merriment and futurama.
today i slept past noon and have been fiddling with my new computer. thought about going to the davis to see a movie tonight, but meh. i have plenty of stuff on my tivo and computer i can catch up on, and maybe i’ll actually get to wrapping presents.