It’s funny how things happen sometimes. I’ve had Chicago mentioned to me multiple times in recent weeks in conjunction with our upcoming trip. Is this a sign?
I didn’t think we’d have time to visit the midwest, but I’ve been thinking…
Maybe we could take a couple of days out from our week in NYC to do an overnighter in DC. That would free us up to skip DC on the way back down – we could head to Chicago after Canada, then straight down to New Orleans, which would be the next major stop.
This would probably mean skipping Philadelphia, but is cheese steak really all that great? (The answer to your question: yes, i would visit somewhere purely for its food.)
Blast from the past
A year ago I survived a week without a smartphone, recounted all the crazy places I’ve lived, asked whether you find meaning in your work, and applied a few journalism lessons to life in general.
Two years ago I broke down my Myers-Briggs personality type and ran my first 10k.
Three years ago I got to experience living alone, very briefly, and asked what you cheap out on at the supermarket (ha, bread is so much more expensive now!)
And now, to the links! A fairly short roundup this week:
Fascinating: how women are invoking Sheryl Sandberg when asking for more money. I can totally see myself doing this in an attempt to negate any awkwardness I felt, though I imagine in certain situations it might not be appropriate?
Financial Samurai recounts three craptastic jobs that changed his life
Nicole and Maggie’s post in praise of their respective partners is rather lovely
A guide to cooking with vinegar, from Stonesoup
Save, Spend, Splurge explains how she’s made cold hard cash from virtual goods
Makeup and Mirtazapine shares some excellent dating advice for the diffident
And last but not least, I enjoyed Frugal Rules’ down to earth post on taking the plunge into self-employment
Happy weekends, all!
Thanks for the link love 🙂 I still can’t believe people bought pixels on a screen, but with Bitcoin as a currency, anything is possible.
Half-smoke from Ben’s Chili Bowl in DC > Philly cheesesteak. (Yes, I might be biased as I’m in DC, but half-smokes are famously good and a DC thing.) If you do make it to DC, let me know! I can give you a bunch of restaurant recommendations and I’d love to meet up over coffee or something.
Thanks for the link!
Nifty post on invoking Sheryl Sandberg.
Talked to my sister today– she just asked for a raise and is reading Lean In for her book club!
Thanks for the great list of reads! I love Sheryl Sandberg so I will definitely check out that article!
Don’t skip my home town, Philadelphia. There’s so much more to do and see than eating a cheese steak. Here’s a food related example:
There’s no way I’d visit the US and leave out DC or Chicago (NYC is a given).
Chicago is FABULOUS. I went there right after New York, and was blown away.
Do you like … jazz?
S’alright, don’t love it, don’t hate it. Appreciate it in small doses, I suppose.
Thanks so much for the mention, I really do appreciate it. In terms of the travelling…the cheesesteak is that good. However, there are many other reasons to visit Philadelphia that come to mind. It’s full of history and really is a nice city to visit if you have the time.
Such tough choices you have to make. Only one day in D.C. is not nearly enough to take it in. Did you know that all those lovely Smithsonian Museums are FREE?! Yes!
Nonetheless, as a Chicago native I encourage a visit to Chicago!
Oh, one more thing. If you do take that route between Chicago and New Orleans, you can stop at some pretty cool places like Memphis where you can visit Graceland (Elvis’ home) and the Civil Rights Museum (the converted Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed), and other historic Mississippi River towns like Vicksburg. You can also stop to visit some of the restored plantations like Oak Alley on your way to New Orleans and cross Lake Pontchartrain on the causeway, which is pretty impressive. You’d certainly get an appreciation for how massive the Mississippi River is and how important it has been (and continues to be) to the U.S. economically, historically, and culturally.