Welcome back to another edition of the Weekend Chronicles, a weekly series that details all the crazy and exciting things that happened over the weekend. Before we begin, it has been far too long since my last post and for that I apologize. Since you last heard from me a lot has happened from attending my first concert of the year (and hopefully not my last), starting a new part-time job with the Chicago Fire, partaking in a Mardi Gras themed bar crawl in the city, exploring the Art Museum of Chicago and of course indulging in lots of delicious food like I always do. This past weekend in particular though was filled with more food than I would like to admit and a lot of quality time spent with family. I hope my body forgives me for the damage that I have done. But anyways, let’s get started!

I must have been tired on Friday because I was in bed by 5:30 PM for the night or so I thought. I woke up around 12:30 AM dazed but hungry so I headed to the holy grail of frozen food, the freezer.  The first thing that caught my eye was a Signature Select Rising Crust Three Meat Pizza that I had been thinking about cooking for a few days by then but hadn’t gotten around to doing. Before I knew it the oven was preheated, the pizza was golden brown and then it quickly disappeared bite by bite right before my eyes. Now it’s not my favorite frozen pizza but then again nothing really compares to Home Run Inn in my opinion so when it comes to Signature Select, I give it a 3.5 out of 5 sporks. The rest of the evening or morning, whatever it was, was spent watching Suspect Zero, a crime-thriller about a mysterious serial killer who hunts other serial killers. It was surprisingly really good for a movie I picked out at random and one that I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in the genre or just looking for a good watch.

Saturday began early for no particular reason except that I needed to get out of the place that I had been glued to for the majority of the past 12 hours. I started the day by coming out of the gates running. The eggs were in the frying pan, the toast was in the toaster and my computer ready for me to research and apply for jobs which was something that I had originally planned to do the night before and had been putting off for weeks maybe even months most due to fear of the unknown. Before I knew it, it was a couple of hours and a few applications later so I hopped in the shower before heading out to work my second game with the Chicago Fire which was just as amazing as the first. The game which ended in a tie was followed by my Aunt Pam’s 65th birthday party which is a feat in itself. The best part, besides celebrating her extraordinary life of course, was that the family decided to have it catered by El Famous Burrito. I’m not lying when I say there was more chicken and steak fajitas, steak quesadillas, rice, beans as well as chips and salsa then I could have ever dreamed off. I filled up my plate or three and ended up more full than I had been in a while. When it comes to El Famous Burrito, I give it a 3.5 out of 5 sporks. If you are looking for a restaurant with authentic Mexican food that I would give 5 sporks to, check out L’Patron near Logan Square and I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

This Sunday like all Sundays began with breakfast. Eggs cooked over easy, corn beef hash and toast if we wanted to get specific about this one. After breakfast I continued the job search before heading to a family friend’s house for her daughter’s 3rd birthday party which as you can imagine was a much different experience than the celebration I had attended and been a part of the night before. Once the presents were opened and the party began to come to an end we headed over to the same aunt’s house that we had celebrated a birthday for the night before to grill out for dinner. Now I don’t know about you but the first grill of the season is what usually officially marks the beginning of spring for me. We grilled everything from burgers to brats to Italian sausage and much more. Believe it or not I’m starting to grow quite found of mushrooms as well. The rest of the evening was spent relaxing and preparing myself for the week ahead.

'Tis the Season
‘Tis The Season

As always thank you so much for stopping by and continuing to follow my journey. I promise I’ll do my best to make sure it’s not so long until my next post. This weekend I am off to DeKalb to celebrate a friend’s 21st birthday which I’m sure will call for a night full of wild adventures. If you haven’t already be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Until next time!

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates



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