Monday, April 20, 2009

Probably Not Allowed

It is officially rooftop deck season! Earlier this weekend I put out the APB that, given the insanely gorgeous weather, enjoyment of the rooftop patio would commence immediately. And commence it did with bean bag toss (probably not allowed), beer (allowed, but probably against the wishes of some in my building), and lots of friends (also probably not allowed). I held down the post as the rule-enforcer (definitely allowed, unfortunately). No grill, however (probably -- no, definitely not allowed). Have you seen the view from our roof? Totally worth it. This summer is going to be Uptown living at its finest, folks.

What is allowed? Taking advantage of our time living in Uptown before we move (whenever that ends up being) -- in the past week and a half or so we've successfully
  • Walked Lake of the Isles. A couple of times.
  • Walked to Calhoun Square
  • Drank root beer @ Williams Pub and Peanut Bar
  • Enjoyed having a favorite dive bar a matter of feet (we're talking fewer than 3 blocks) from our place; see "A quality Friday night @ Red Dragon"
  • Discussed the finer points of bar bathroom design @ Drink Uptown
  • Eaten fresh rolls @ Tum Rup Thai
  • Had coffee and dessert @ French Meadow Cafe
  • Walked the 4 blocks to McDonald's for dinner *but* eaten it on the rooftop deck (because it's just that close)
  • Stopped by Hum's Liquor for a six-pack of Leinie's Summer Shandy (It's back! Summer may now begin!). Total roundtrip time: 14 minutes. No kidding.
  • Introduced an old colleague to Common Roots -- yet another fantastic restaurant within a 10 minute walk of chez Rice
  • Patronized my favorite local coffeeshop, Muddy Waters
  • Walked to the YWCA (doubles as a great warm-up)
And that's with temps only breaking the 60s/70s a handful of days. Imagine the gloriousness when it's regularly above 50. I'm psyched.

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