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March 29, 2009

Still having fun in Evanston + trip photos

CowThings.jpgSo as we were riding home from the airport last night in the pouring rain, the taxi driver foolishly didn't say, "Yes" when Gailor said to him, "I'm just confirming: It's a $39 flat fee, right?"

Instead he said, "Plus the $4 airport tax and the tolls." The two of us do look like marks.

I knew he was in trouble when she said in her nicest voice, "That's funny. I thought 'flat fee' meant 'flat fee.'"

She may look like a sweet little thing, but he might as well have stepped on a cobra. I'm thinking to myself, Gailor, you've been traveling for 48 hours straight and who cares at this point?

I won't bore you with the details, except to say I began to wonder if he would make us get out halfway between O'Hare and Evanston in the rain and dark.

We ended up paying $39.

We woke up to a blizzard this morning, but now things are looking up after doing two loads of laundry. Look at the fun to-do list we are in the middle of today: ...

1) Get a manicure/pedicure.

2) Find a nice place for brunch.

3) Have a massage.

3) Drive to Passport Health to get the pills to treat schistosomiasis, as a precaution after falling in the Nile on a class 5 rapids whitewater rafting trip (and here I thought it was Global Immersion in Management), so the worms don't lodge in her liver and destroy it.

One Thing You Never Want to Hear Your Daughter Say as She's Sorting Through Her Laundry: "I wonder why this shirt has so much blood on it."

(Photos of "cow things" and offending marabou stork by Gailor. Well, my other choice was a photo of our brunch today at La Peep.)

 

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Posted by Elizabeth Large at 4:46 PM | | Comments (7)
        

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Those are gorgeous looking cows.

You don't want to mess with schistosomiasis, but isn't Uganda a tad far north for it?

(My spell checker is asking if I don't mean sadomasochists, rather than schistosomiasis.)

When I was a cabbie in Boston, flat rate meant flat rate plus all tolls. Taxes were included.

I know someone who claims to have gotten schistosomiasis from falling into the Patapsco. But, that was years ago and I don't know if it's really possible.

How was brunch?

I got herpes from falling into the Patapsico

Do I dare ask about what is served at Le Peep? Certainly not #2 on your "won't eat" list?

Wow...those are some horny cows. (OK, somebody had to say it, and I gave jl an entire day to be first.)

The Nile has class 5 whitewater? I always think of the Nile in terms of Cleopatra and her barge.

'I wonder why this shirt has so much blood on it"
Do I still have a hole dug in Leakin Park?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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