Get Up On

With the holiday season upon us, it is a good time to remember that yes, Chicago Elevated is doing some awesome stuff, but also yes, other people are doing some really sweet things. So get up on the following, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

1. Waxwing Puzzle Co.

I met Andy a few weeks ago, he is awesome. Waxwing Puzzle has created a game called Labyrinth. What is so freaking awesome, besides creating a goldang game, is that this game takes place exclusively in the pedway! How cool. Now, Andy won’t divulge too much to me, because he wants me to play the game which I will do later in January. But it sounds wicked excellent. It’s like a scavenger hunt, but from what I got from Andy, it’s not just a scavenger hunt. Andy studies games, internet games, alternate reality games, this is going to be so cool. I highly recommend checking them out.

2. Tour Through A Lens

I’ve met so many awesome other guides doing awesome things. This city is filled with tour guides to show you everything you could ever want to know or have an interest in. My friend Teresa started her own and it’s called Tour Through A Lens. Now, I’m no photographer, I forget I even have a camera on my phone, but Teresa and I had a day a few weeks ago where we shared our tours with each other. It was a sparkling day and Teresa came on the pedway tour and then she took me out to walk her tour and I was totally blown away. Teresa took me where I hadn’t really been before and heck, I’m a freaking tour guide! She showed me things about photography, about scale and size and color and space and shape and it was all so neat. She wants to take photographers through lesser traveled parts of the city. And she’s not necessarily teaching you how to use your camera, but she’ll teach you how to get a better shot every time.

3. Chicken in the Car and the Car Won’t Go

My friend Melisa wrote this book “Chicken in the Car and the Car Won’t Go.” Now, I’m from here and I had never heard this, but it’s a thing – Chicken in the car and the car won’t go, that’s the way you spell ChicaGO! It’s totally cute. Melisa’s book is about awesome things to do in Chicago with your teenager. Which is pretty freaking brilliant. And Melisa is not messing around here, she knows her stuff. She loves the city, is always coming to make sure that the things she recommends are still awesome. Her book should be bought because it was written with care and love and because well, yours truly makes an appearance.

That’s it for now everyone! There’s going to be more blogging in the future next year, so I look forward 2012!

9 thoughts on “Get Up On

  1. Love you long time! I can’t wait for Andy’s scavenger hunt! (Thinking if I do a second edition of the book, both Andy and Teresa are going to have to be in there!)

  2. Hi Holly! Definitely, I think the pedway game could be a real riot for your students too! So nice to see you here, happy new year!

  3. Margaret & Teresa. Can’t wait to have you at this Saturday’s game! We’re cooking up a few surprises just for the game on the 21st…

    Andy

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