saturday morning we rose bright and early and met paul b. and gretchen and went to six flags: great america! see. i thought i was going to be cool with going on rollercoasters after not going in nearly 10 years. WRONG! i was petrified! we went on superman first and it was GREAT! i loved it. i was terrified in line, but it was worth the wait and it was a lot of fun. then i went on the american eagle and it shook me up so bad i did not go on another "real" rollercoaster all day. i did hit the swings TWICE: love! the last non-wussy ride i went on that day was the ragin' cajun, which i went on by myself. it was a ride that can fit up to 4 people, but i was by myself since paul o. wanted to go on another water ride and paul b. and gretchen were on the deja vu and v2 and other coasters i could not stomach. SO, i got up the nerve to go on this one by myself and one attendant was like, "you're going on this by yourself!?" i said, "yes." then they asked if i could wait until the one which would only seat two came 'round. i said sure. then i realized what they meant by this. half of the seating area was roped off with bungee cords with a message pinned across saying something to the degree of "DO NOT SIT HERE!" gulp! this ride is basically like riding a rollercoaster while sitting in a teacup, as it jerks and spins you around at corners. i recommend you don't do this one alone. paul got a number of pictures of me looking terrified, which i will post on flickr sometime soon. after dropping gretchen off, we picked up brendan and went to flying saucer for dinner and then back to paul's, where we watched barfly. i fell asleep soon after it started, out of sheer exhaustion.
sunday paul spent all day setting up my cpu with a music server, so i will be able to store all of my music on it. i went to jinx for sustenance, north coast for a video, and to my apt. for my laptop. we popped in star wars: a new hope, followed by star wars: the empire strikes back. in thanks for all of his work i made two dishes out of pete's guide to good cooking: it's not rocket science.
this morning while dropping paul at the el, we saw that rainbo was all roped off and that, clearly, they were filming a movie there. here is a photo of what it looked like at 8:00 this morning. there were 3 trailers parked on damen. surreal!
ps. diana showed me this site to check up on what movies are filming in chicago.