Ha! It’s Wednesday and The Weekend Chronicles is already posted (at least it’s not Thursday). The Weekend Chronicles for those of you who are just tuning in is a weekly series that details all the crazy and exciting things that happened over the weekend. I’ve finally realized that every weekend is not going to be crazy and exciting not to say that this weekend was not. With that being said, I will continue to keep a positive outlook and will do my best to make sure that I am keeping things interesting both for your entertainment and mine.
Friday evening I headed back to Northern Illinois University, my alma mater, for Homecoming Weekend and all the wild activities that go along with that. This weekend marked the return of the Bongzilla, the monster of all beer bongs! The Bongzilla was a staple of my senior year of college and it was a pleasure to be acquainted with an old friend. What’s unique about the Bongzilla is that it features 6 tubes connected to a funnel mount on top of a free-standing, adjustable height pole. It makes drinking adult beverages so much more enjoyable and easier come to think of it. The night ended early with probably one too many encounters with the Bongzilla and thoughts of what lied ahead for the long day that awaited.
Early to bed, early to rise! The tailgate on Saturday officially started at 10:00 AM but we got started much earlier than that but not before we got some delicious food in our bellies. We decided to order from Lukulo’s, the restaurant in college that I felt like never closed, and believe it or not it was not as bad as I thought it would be. We each ordered a breakfast sandwich which was comprised of eggs, sausage and cheese all stacked between two slices of toast. It would not be my first choice but it definitely hit the spot considering it was one of the very few restaurants that delivered that early. When it comes to Lukulo’s, I give it a 2.5 out of 5 sporks.
The rest of the day was spent tailgating, catching up with friends that I hadn’t seen in a while and celebrating a win with my fellow Huskies. Homecoming is that one time of year at NIU that you see people that you typically otherwise would not which is something that I’ve always appreciated and certainly appreciate more now that I am an alumnus. The night was concluded with a trip to Culver’s, which needs no introduction, and like always it did not disappoint. I decided to order the Sourdough Melt and it was out of this world. Culver’s described it best, “A classic patty melt, cooked to order with Midwest-raised beef and grilled red onions pressed into the patty for maximum flavor. Plus melted natural-aged Wisconsin cheddar on lightly buttered, toasted sourdough bread. It’s 100% nostalgia-inspiring.” It was without a doubt the best fast food burger that I have ever eaten and this won’t be the last time that you hear about it. When it comes to the Culver’s, more specifically the Sourdough Melt, I give it a 4 out 5 sporks.
As I’m sure you all know by now, I cannot leave DeKalb without first eating at The Junction, they literally won’t let me leave town if I don’t. Lucky enough for me I had already planned well in advance to meet my boss from college there for breakfast to catch up on all that we have been up to since graduation. It was nice to see her and was a good reminder as to why I miss her so much. The rest of the day was spent chilling with my good friend Netflix and officially catching up on American Horror Story. Thank you, thank you very much! What should I watch now? That is the real question.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates