panozzo's

Today I had no plans whatsoever so I figured i’d head downtown and go for a walk. When I got off the bus at Michigan and Wacker I noticed a parade was going on. I’m a sucker for a parade so I caught the last 20 mins of the Memorial Day Parade on State St. Then I decided to walk to Northerly Island since I’ve always talked about going there, but have never been. By this time it was sprinkling a bit but i figured what the hell since i’ve never been before. After I walked around the island a bit it really feels like a hidden secret of the city because there was no one there but a few people and the island is 91 acres big. (Yes I read the all the information signed about the park that the city posted along the trail). I’m sure the weather was partly why there was not a lot of people there, but it wasn’t that bad out at this point. I walked around for about and hour. I really enjoyed it and would go back for sure! Finally I left and walked to Panozzo’s Italian Market on Michigan avenue and had a sandwich. Dave has raved about this place several times so I figured i’d go there since I was in the vicinity of the South Loop were Panozzo’s is located. He wasn’t lying. The sandwich I had was awesome! After that I headed home and dried off. In all it was a pretty good afternoon for a rainy day.

After spending the entire morning shampooing carpets in the basement, and having Fitz make a whole lot of dumb jokes involving carpets + drapes, I’m happy to report  that the furniture will soon be moved back into place…which means that our rec room, home office, and play room will once again be in functioning order (HELL TO THE YES, no more tripping over toys in the kitchen!).

Hard to believe that it’s been about 3 ½ weeks since I woke up to a flood and posted this (BTW? That necklace would make a swell birthday gift). Huge thanks to my Dad, who kicked serious ass at this rehab project and kept my spirits high every day. :) Tomorrow may be mother’s day, but everyday of my life is father’s day with a dad like him.

We ventured to Chicago around noon to take Theo to the vet, and get a referral for a specialist. My little woof continues to battle health issues that mystify doctors and frustrate me. Let’s just say that I look forward to one day having conversations in which the words ‘anus’ and 'rectum’ are used at an absolute minimum (yeah, that’s right, I went there). 

Post-vet, we went to Panozzo’s, a favorite spot in the South Loop and one of the best damn Italian markets in all of Chicago. I had a mushroom conserva cresentine (pictured) with whipped ricotta, balsamic onions, and greens, and I damn near made love to that sandwich, it was so good (yes, I realize that I’m giving you all sorts of visuals with my posts today; enjoy!).

Now I’m going to work on motivation for a run. I think I can…I really should…

amsterdam mi è piaciuta molto.
adesso sono in aeroporto a mangiarmi un panozzo gigantesco mentre aspetto di potermi imbarcare. davanti a me c'è un signore un po’ anziano con la gazzetta in mano che ogni volta prima di girare una pagina si lecca il dito, mi guarda e finalmente gira pagina. mi viene un po’ da vomitare e non so se sia per il panozzo o il suddetto signore o il vino di ieri sera. ho bevuto molto vino in questi giorni e il mio stomaco ne sta risentendo. ho anche pedalato molto, gli olandesi sono totalmente pazzi in bicicletta. il primo giorno mi stavo cagando sotto fortissimo perché la mia amica mi ha dato una di quelle biciclette in cui si frena pedalando all'indietro e io non sono abituata e quindi dopo 100 metri un motorino mi stava per mettere sotto. la città è molto bella e sono stata contenta di essere accompagnata da una locale perché ho visitato tutti i posti meno conosciuti e mi sono sentita meno turista. a me non piace proprio per niente sentirmi turista, mi piace vivere la vera essenza della città. anche per questo non ho visitato nessun museo (un po’ mi sono sentita in colpa) ad eccezione della mostra del world press photo. era dentro a una vecchia chiesa. non mi dimenticherò mai lo sguardo di un malato d'ebola fotografato. se ci penso mi vengono ancora i brividi. davanti a ogni foto mi sono chiesta, ma il fotografo davanti a questa scena come si sarà sentito? dove ha trovato il coraggio di scattare? poi mi è venuto in mente uno scritto di susan sontag letto per la mia tesina di fine liceo. quando siamo usciti dalla chiesa, ancora con la pelle d'oca c'era un rumore assordante di risate e suoni dalle giostre vicine, il tutto strideva molto. io di foto ne ho fatte poche perché ogni volta non riuscivo a catturare il momento come volevo e mi sono arrabbiata molto con me stessa e da quel momento mi sono solo guardata intorno.
una signorina ha appena annunciato che stanno per imbarcare quindi vado, ciao

'Court' gets triple win at Buenos Aires film fest

‘Court’ gets triple win at Buenos Aires film fest

Buenos Aires, April 27 : Writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane’s courtroom drama “Court” delivered a hat-trick at the 17th edition of the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, winning the top prize in the international competition, the Best Actor award for star Vivek Gomber, and the FIPRESCI award.

The winners were announced during a press conference held by fest director Marcelo Panozzo and the…

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