Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Well, I made it! I am in Chicago! My mom, the kitten, and I arrived yesterday afternoon.

Dex was a rockstar on the flight here. The wonderful Southwest flight attendants let me take him out of his travel case and keep him on my lap where he slept for the entire flight. He is such a sweet and laid back kitty. I love my kitten. And I also love Southwest.

My first night here, we ordered a pizza from the infamous Gino's East. For anyone that hasn't had Chicago pizza, it gives deep dish a whole new meaning. One small slice and you're full.

Today, I woke up to falling snow. It was magical. The temp was in the 30s, but when wearing a hat, coat, gloves, and boots, it felt perfect. It is definitely cold, but I love it. I haven't experienced 10 degree weather {or worse} so for now, I am enjoying myself.

We headed to Michigan Avenue to walk around and do some shopping. I love walking in this city. Back in LA, everything is so spread out. In Chicago, No.rth Face and Buy are two seconds from, the drug store, or Bed Bath and Beyond. Everything is right there.

One of the highlights of my day was seeing "perfect" snowflakes. Maybe I'm a complete idiot, but I had no idea that these existed. They are so beautiful!

There is something about the snow that makes the city feel especially wonderful.

Tonight, we headed to a Bulls vs. Clippers game. For those of you {like me} that don't do sports, the Clippers are from LA. I think my mom was the only one cheering for them. I also think that I got a headache because I was so bored. My mom said it was ok for me to take off, so I hopped in a cab {all by myself!} and went back to the apartment.

I love Chicago.


  1. Yeah! Glad you are there safe and everything seems to be going well. Glad Dexter did so well on the flight.

    And hopefully since it is February now you won't get any 10 degree days.. trust me, you don't want them

  2. oh my gosh the snowflakes are perfect! i've never seen that before :)

  3. Awww, I want to come play in the snow with you, haha!!! :)

  4. I just returned from Chicago on Sunday and i was amazing! I'm so jealous you're there! Enjoy!

  5. awww Chicago sounds like fun. It's kind of reminding me of NYC, the fact that you can just get in a cab and be back home in minutes or being able to walk everywhere. You're right, everything in LA is so spread apart, I hate not being able to walk ANYWHERE!!! Keep having fun gorgeous:)

  6. Yay Danielle! I'm so proud of you!!! Dexter looks so stinkin' cute in that second picture...what a sweet kitty! And I bet you look really adorable to with all your winter gear on! Oh and the pizza looks delish :) Talk soon! xoxo

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  8. Glad you made it here safe!! Enjoy the gorgeous snow :)

  9. I think it is fun seeing you "discover" snow. Isn't it magical?!

  10. I'm happy that you are enjoying Chicago but I can't help but think every single time I read your blog that this is all to prepare you for New York. I feel like you belong there for some odd reason.

  11. Oh my gosh, that cat looks like the happiest being on earth! And that pizza looks delish!

  12. No way!! Those are real snowflakes? They are too pretty! I have seriously never seen those before either. :)