4. Miscellaneous

and right before we departed we had a moment, and that’s when I knew, how sometimes the most beautiful things in life were meant to be broken and how sometimes the most beautiful people were meant to be left alone
– r.m. drake

3. Food

The Aviary

Barrel Depletions: ice wine elixir, hibiscus, elderflower, barrel aged genever

Went to happy hour with Dyuts last night, and The Aviary was fantastic for this. While it is pricey (especially for already-broke MBA students), The Aviary is worth the experience. It’s a part of Grant Achatz’s molecular gastronomy restaurant empire (i.e. Alinea), and I recently discovered that it’s on the 2016 list of best bars in the world.

The ambiance is great (perfect little lounge for a girls happy hour), and the service is superb. All the drinks are extremely elaborate – very showy presentation, glassware, and even ice art.

Pictured above is my drink, Barrel Depletions, and it tasted as good as it looked. Ice wine elixir, hibiscus, elderflower, and barrel aged genever – is that the perfect sounding drink or is that the perfect sounding drink?!

I’ll be back again while I’m in Chicago – maybe once I have more money in my bank account!

The Aviary
955 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

4. Miscellaneous

Hallucinations

dvsn

Having hallucinations
I’m losing sleep every night
Keep tryin’ to cover my eyes
My eyes, yeah
Is it my imagination?
I think I’m losing my mind
Still see your face all the time
All the time

Tryna rewind ’til we’re back where we started
Yeah that’s all I want
And night after night after night I’m still haunted
I’m haunted, baby
I’m haunted by

You, you, fall asleep and dream of
You, you, late at night I scream for
You, you, waiting on a deja vu
But until then
I live with hallucinations
They’re just hallucinations
I’ll just hallucinate
Cause you’re not here
Hallucinations

Losing my concentration
Hearing your voice in my head
Seeing you when you aren’t there
You’re not there
And I can’t keep living like this
Something’s gotta give (give me you)
If I could make it all go away
Then I would

Tryna rewind ’til we’re back where we started
Yeah that’s all I want
And night after night after night I’m still haunted
I’m haunted, baby
I’m haunted by

You, you, fall asleep and dream of
You, you, late at night I scream for
You, you, waiting on a deja vu
But until then
I live with hallucinations

Fall asleep and dream of you
They’re just hallucinations
Late at night I scream for you, you
I’ll just hallucinate
Waiting on a deja vu
Cause you’re not here
Hallucinations

4. Miscellaneous

50.

to heal a wound, you need to stop touching it.

some days are harder than others. today was one of them.

but every day, I keep reminding myself that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. if I’m able to feel this much pain, it must mean that one day I will feel this much pleasure.

they say that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree with this. time allows our minds and our hearts to be filled with other thoughts, ideas, and connections – but it doesn’t mean that the wounds don’t remain.

3. Food

Chorizo, Kale, and Sundried Tomato Pasta

Ingredients:
– 12 oz dry pasta (I used rigatoni)
– 1 lb chorizo (or hot Italian sausage)
– 1 bunch kale; thick ribs removed
– 6 oz sundried tomatoes (I actually used an entire 8 oz jar, because I love sundried tomatoes!)
– 1/2 cup water or chicken broth (optional)
– olive oil
– minced garlic
– salt (to taste)
– pepper (to taste)
– parmesan cheese (to taste)
– red pepper flakes (to taste)

Directions:
1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.
2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
3. Add chorizo and cook until cooked through – approximately 5 minutes.
4. Add sundried tomatoes and garlic and cook for approximately 1 minute. If needed, add water and scrape the bottom of the skillet.
5. Add kale and cook until wilted and tender – approximately 5 minutes.
6. Season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and cheese to taste.