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What to do in Elburn, Illinois?

tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 5:55 pm

Impossible Burger with tator tots

Sara and I are eating at Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill in Elburn based on a previous recommendation. We’re just getting started on their Impossible Burgers.

So my next question is: what do you guys do in Elburn after that? This is not a joke. What’s there to do?

#photos #goodeats

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Damien F · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Leave before the cops come out

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DS Brazill · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Schmidt’s, a couple doors down from Gaedel’s has live music tonight.

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Tucker 88 · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

Go to the ice cream shop by the meet market

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jfender · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm

Watch corn grow

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Lisette · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm

I would go to Alices but it may be closed for the season.

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Williams Johnson · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:34 pm

Nuttin and more nuttin

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Dixon · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:35 pm

you could find a cornfield and design your own personal cornmaze??

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Eder · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Digest the burger. #end

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Murisa DM · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm

Is that impossible burger a vegetarian option? I remember you saying you don’t eat meat. Let us know how it is when you’re done. The tots look delicious.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:46 pm

It is! And it was too good as were the tots.

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Milo Brett · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Go tip some cows

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burke burke · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Head down the road to Lodi in Maple Park.

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Schutzenhofer · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:06 pm

Go a few doors down to knuckleheads

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page3 · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:12 pm

Stand on the corner and wave at cars? No don’t do it you will get a ticket for loitering.

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jentel · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Look for cats

tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Is there a herd of wild cat in Elgin?

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melanie · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:27 pm

Have more drinks and enjoy the music at Eddie’s. Or… go to Schmidt’s a few doors down for more adult beverages. Or… go to Alice’s for an ice cream. Or…..go home and enjoy yourself there. What would you do anywhere else?

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Julie Brown · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:28 pm

We won’t mind if you just go home. 🤣

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McGivney · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:29 pm

There’s not much more to do in St. Charles, Geneva or Batavia either

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Karly · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Alice’s Place

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McGivney · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Is that a true impossible (vegan) burger?
What do you think?

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diedrick · Sep 29, 2018 at 7:46 pm

hang there and listen to the musical guest. seriously, that’s about it. and is that the veggie burger? where are the baked beans i suggested you try?

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Dixon · Sep 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm

Lodi is good!

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PR Rickard · Sep 29, 2018 at 8:10 pm

Lions club for cocktails

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tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 10:14 pm

And yep, that’s the Impossible Burger, vegetarian and all. It was almost too good to be true. A meatosaur could easily be fooled. My only thought is that They should have hey barbecue sauce option in addition to the teriyaki sauce. BBQ and coleslaw are like PB and J.

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tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm

I forgot all about the beans!! 😭

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klaurindabrey · Sep 29, 2018 at 11:12 pm

Omg I can’t wait to go!!!!

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tlinke · Sep 30, 2018 at 6:00 am

Reams, you go to reams!!

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Sep 29th, 2018 at 2:15:14 pm

tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Me: Would you drive to Itasca every day for work?

Sara: I would. It would probably take you 45 minutes to an hour. Did you map it?

Me: I have a general idea of where the city is. Personal experience is always better though. 😊

Me: “Would you do this?” trumps all maps, jobs, restaurants, etc

Sara: Yep. I would totally drive an hour for a good job but I’m not you. Traffic would probably be the worst when you got on the highway, which would be the last 15 minutes or so.

Me: Are you saying I have a hard time behind the wheel?

Sara: “Commuting to West Chicago wouldn’t be bad.”

Me: Hahahaaa! Oh yeah.

Sara: I wouldn’t use commute and West Chicago in the same sentence 😊

Me: Gotcha. I regularly commute to my bedroom and boy, lemme tell ya…

Sara: If it was a job you’d like, then I’d at least apply. You can always judge the commute when you go for the interview

Me: Yep. I just applied for it. It’s another with that same company that pulled the one job listing down two months after I went to apply.

Me: I’m slow but effective.

Me: Or something.

Sara: Thoughtful and reflective 😊

Me: 😊

Me: I’m gonna run my errands

Sara: Have fun!

Me: Desperately awaiting our next rendezvous 😘

Sara: 😘

Sara: 😍

#relationships #goals

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JPJ · Sep 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm

I used to drive to Itasca every day for work. Not horrible..

tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Not horrible is doable

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At least they saved me one side of the bed

tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Both cats on the bed

🐈 #photos #cats

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 29, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Sometimes Elaine has 2 dogs sitting on her at the same time. They gravitate toward her ‘cuz she’s warm and she hardly ever kicks ‘em. (I don’t really kick ‘em)

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Kelly K · Sep 29, 2018 at 1:56 pm

Is it just the angle, or is that cat at the bottom of the bed, giant???

tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 2:16 pm

She’s a horse.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 29, 2018 at 2:45 pm

CaTtle.

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 29, 2018 at 3:35 pm

They know their place!

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Almost empty McDonalds

tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 11:43 am

Audio (MP3): 20180929 - Almost empty McDonalds

Almost empty McDonalds

I’m sitting in the McDonalds on State Street in Geneva. Because Egg McMuffins.

This is also the place where Maggie’s mom and I told Maggie that we were getting divorced. It was the most painful conversation I’ve ever had. The most painful day ever. Watching her little nine year old face panic as the conversation unfolded.

It wasn’t a long conversation but it lasted forever to me.

A therapist said to do it in public so the hurt would live outside the home. Sometimes breakups really better are in public. Sometimes it’s the better way out.

And as we were driving back home, the three of us, I thought to myself, “I’m never going to that fucking place again.”

But here I am. Cuppa years later.

Because one of the best things I learned was to “give it some time.”

For as long as it takes. Don’t make up your mind. Just put it down. Don’t rush healing. Don’t rush the feeling. Let the pain fade. It will if we don’t force its end.

#photos #protip #diariespodcast

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Irene · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:14 pm

That’s an interesting theory about a public place. I had never ever heard that before. I guess it would really just depend on all the people involved as to whether or not you wanted that displayed in a public place… Definitely food for thoughtful! Time has a way of healing everything

Irene · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm

I know I messed up I meant food for thought!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm

I knew what you meant 😊

Irene · Sep 29, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Figured you would, but who knows what anyone else would think 😊

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Sep 29th, 2018 at 9:51:41 am

tcr! · Sep 29, 2018 at 9:51 am

As Lynyrd’s mom said… “all that you need is in your soul.”

#advancedsoul

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Do you ever wake up cranky for no good reason?

tcr! · Sep 28, 2018 at 8:54 am

Audio (MP3): 20180928 - Do you ever wake up cranky for no good reason?

And then when you’re walking down the stairs you say “fuck those guys” but there are no guys there?

And then when you’re standing in the kitchen getting your lunch ready you see a teeny purple flower on the floor and say “get the fuck out of here” and kick it under the stove?

And then Alexa plays Kiss Me Deadly and then you think to yourself “Why does Ozzy get to hold heaven in the palm of his hand? Fuck that.”

And then when you’re driving to work your phone vibrates in your pocket so you pull it out and see it’s an email from Amazon Prime Video. They’re canceling your Comic-Con HQ Subscription because the channel is no longer available. And then you say “I don’t give a fuck about that. I never did.”

And then when you’re sitting at your work desk pondering all the fucks you’ve said before 9AM this very morning, you remember that not all the stories end with a spiritual revelation.

Happy Friday, peeps!! 🙄

#thestruggleisreal #diariespodcast

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tism tism · Sep 28, 2018 at 9:49 am

You’ve given the balance of your fucks away before noon!!!!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 28, 2018 at 10:57 am

I know!! I’ll always keep a reserve though. Because there are some days when everything is exaggeratedly terrible.

tism tism · Sep 28, 2018 at 11:09 am

You so smart. :-)

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Karly · Sep 28, 2018 at 10:17 am

So if you gave a “fuck that” for each thing in your morning to emulate that you had zero fucks to give…..did you really give zero fucks? I feel like this needs a mathematical theory written about it.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 28, 2018 at 10:55 am

Yep. I can’t say “zero fucks given” though, that’s somebody else’s mantra. But yeah, your equations line up.

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Meicher · Sep 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm

You shoud give a fuck

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Mitchell · Sep 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm

Omg can so relate just one of them days is how I look at it

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chrisrich · Sep 29, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Is “Fuck that” a prayer? I want to think a sponsor told me that but maybe…… i just wish a sponsor told me that.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 30, 2018 at 8:42 am

It’s definitely a prayer. A “letting go” kinda prayer generally reserved for cloudy days.

chrisrich · Sep 30, 2018 at 9:14 am

Ok I’m running with that!!!!

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Cat staring contest

tcr! · Sep 27, 2018 at 9:02 pm

Cat staring contest

#photos #cats

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Sep 27th, 2018 at 6:57:59 pm

tcr! · Sep 27, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Hold up. Radiohead sold Idioteque to the NFL?

Did I hear that right?

#sportsball #radiohead #musicvideos

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sprout · Sep 27, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Wha??

tcr! tcr! · Sep 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm

I know!!

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El Dos Potato Pancakes

tcr! · Sep 27, 2018 at 6:31 pm

El Dos Potato Pancakes

For tonight’s dinner menu we have sourdough toast, over-medium eggs, potato pancakes, and le green onions. I’m still not a potato pancake chef but these check out.

Note to future self: silver dollar size are easier to manhandle.

I saw someone post a how-to video on FB earlier today and I thought, “I like taters, I can make those critters” and there you have it.

🥔 🥞 💪 #photos #goodeats

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Momma J Momma J · Sep 27, 2018 at 6:35 pm

Looks tasty!

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threecrates threecrates · Sep 27, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Wait!! I’mma finish dinner real quick and head over for 2nd dinner!! 😋🤤

tcr! tcr! · Sep 27, 2018 at 6:58 pm

I got two silver dollars left but ya gotta make your own eggs 🍳😊

threecrates threecrates · Sep 27, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Changed my mind, there’s unexpected chocolate pudding here now!! 😆❤️

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 27, 2018 at 7:09 pm

Ask Eorr about potato pancakes. She’ll learn ya’. Serious.

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sadiebug92 · Sep 27, 2018 at 7:33 pm

Potato pancakes 🤔 tell me more! (Mitchell)

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Irene · Sep 28, 2018 at 8:34 am

Yum! Looks good enough to eat

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heylinda heylinda · Sep 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm

I’m more impressed by the perfect over medium egg!

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Somewhere someone is crying on the inside

tcr! · Sep 27, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Somewhere someone is crying on the inside

#photos #allislost

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 27, 2018 at 5:27 pm

If that’s cherry flavored, I would have a full out melt down, right now.

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