Bye Bye Blackbird
I leave tomorrow for Bloomington. Indiana, not Illinois. It’s at least a 4 hour drive from/to Chicago, there is no public transport, and I’m there for an intensive Russian program that lasts 9 WEEKS. During my free time (Aka not during the 5 hours of class a day + homework and lectures), I will hopefully be able to return to Chicago. But how? I can’t drive. There’s no bus. But I’ll find a way. Worst case scenario, I’ll hitchhike.
Anyways, my program looks something like this:
Digital Lang. Lab
Plus phonetics lectures…
I’m not sure what the foodiness factor will be, but here’s the email exchange between my mom and some person who lives in Bloomington:
Mom– “she is a "foodie" vegetarian–are there any nice cafes, restaurants, little groceries you’d recommend?”
Person– “I’m not totally informed about vegetarian restaurants per se, but Roots on the Courthouse Square is very popular, some of the smaller ethnic restaurants are primarily vegetarian, like Samira our Afghani one, or Shanti our Indian one or our many Tibetan ones (the Dali Lama’s family lives here and we have two or three Buddhist monasteries).”
In my opinion, that sounds pretty cool! I hear there are also supposed to be central Asian/ Eastern European cooking demonstrations.
ANYWAYS. The second part of my birthday food fest was dinner at Blackbird.
I know, I’m too lazy to write captions. I will…. later