And I did it again! Go figure when I have a couple of weeks off of work and all the time in the world I barely even touch my computer. Welcome to The Weekend Chronicles, a weekly series that details all the crazy and exciting things that happened over the weekend. My challenge to you this week is to do something that will make you happier, healthier and/or more successful in the new year. It can be as simple as flossing your teeth every day or as complex as figuring out what you want to do with the rest of your life. I personally am going to follow a 21-Day Program that I found online that recommends implementing a new habit each day. If you are interested in joining me, please do not hesitate to reach out.

El Rey Del Taco and Burrito
El Rey Del Taco and Burrito

Lunch on Friday is when I began my weekend and what a fine lunch it was! Some coworkers and I decided to head to the closest restaurant to the school that we were working at that day, El Rey Del Taco and Burrito. I decided to order the Chicken Enchiladas with Verde Sauce which came with rice, beans, salad and a drink all for $6.95. For the price it was a great deal but the food was subpar. With that being said, I’ve grown very fond of Mexican food lately so I was willing to deal with it and enjoy it as much as I could. When it comes to El Rey Del Taco and Burrito, I give it a 2 out of 5 sporks. The night, on the other hand, began with a few adult beverages at a friend’s house before we headed to a bar in Lakeview called Mad River for an all you can drink happy hour for $15 organized by one of our coworkers. Now I don’t know about you but I don’t know of any better way that I’d rather get the party started. Once the happy hour was over we headed to another bar in Logan Square called Slippery Slope and the night began to resemble the name of the bar. It was overall an excellent night and the beginning of what I hope to be many to come.

The first order of business on Saturday was to grab food with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while.  We decided upon Portillo’s and although I’m usually not the biggest fan I really enjoyed it for some reason. I went with a hot dog with ketchup only (sorry to all my fellow Chicagoans), cheese fries and a chocolate milk shake. It hit the spot! At this point in time I would definitely rate Portillo’s somewhere around the 4 out of 5 sporks mark. The evening was spent watching the Packers lose before I headed to the bar with some friends for a night on the town. Believe it or not this was more or less the first time that I went out in my own neighborhood ever. We capped the night off with a trip to the local 24/7 diner, Olympic Star, and I don’t know if it was the state of mind I was in or that I hadn’t been there in years, but the food was gone before they could even set it down.

Sundays Be Like...
Sundays Be Like…

This Sunday like most was spent for the majority in the comfort of my own bed leaving only to eat and use the washroom. In addition, as a result of having a couple of weeks off around Christmas and New Years I’ve become quite the gamer (mostly Call of Duty). If you think you could give me a run for my money my gamertag is xRejected53. I also started a new TV series on Netflix called Nikita. The show itself is based on an older French film about a rouge assassin who returns to take down the secret organization that trained her. It is truly a exciting show that consistently leaves you wanting more which is probably the reason why I’ve been hooked. As you can tell, I try not to do too much on Sundays in an effort to make sure I’m well rested for the week but maybe I will start writing these.

As always thank you for stopping by and for following my journey. I apologize for not having posted in quite some time but I’m look forward to beginning to post more often again. If you haven’t already be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Until next time!

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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