We love them! Dale was a smarty-pants that got us a great deal. He did some work for a Trek shop on Michigan Ave. and took a store credit and an employee discount. So it was almost a barter deal that landed us some sweet new toys.
My friend Megan and her daughter Maddie came to spend the day in Oak Park! We had a great time. I took them to The Spindle (which is close to becoming history to make room for a new Walgreen’s–GRRR!). We also did some shopping, played with the kitty cats, and grabbed a bite of Mexican food. Yummy!
I also got my first look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple. The admission price is a bit steep at $8 but only because there’s not much to it. It’s still a lovely piece and they will hopefully restore it with the pricey entrance fee!
I’ve been turning all my gals onto my latest guilty pleasure–Stephenie Meyer books! She writes very entertaining (slightly trash-tastic) novels. Her latest is Eclipse and since I’d pushed Rebecca P. into reading the first two novels, we decided to go together to get the new book on the day it was released–August 7–and it just so happened that the author was in Naperville doing a book signing on the release date.
The event was such a huge deal that the signing was moved from the book store to the local college auditorium. We got there about 15 minutes before the doors opened and found quite a line! It wrapped around the building.
The line wrapped around the entire block. When we got inside, we were handed a copy of the book and Stephenie Meyer gave a brief Q&Q. She then sat down and signed each book of each person present. There were 1,000 seats and it was sold out! And people brought all of her other books to have them signed as well.
And finally–at 9:30–we got our books signed! Stephenie told me she liked my name and I told her that I am a fan of her most loathed character–the guy that is the greatest threat to the main love story–Stephenie gave me a high-five after I told her I am “Team Jacob.” We had a moment and it was the bee’s knees!