Initially, the plan was go go see Superman Returns at the IMAX on Navy Pier. But that turned out to be a no-go, because there wasn’t an IMAX ticket to be found. Those things sold out faster than a democrat at a fundraiser.

So, we went to some local theater instead. I don’t remember the name of the place, but it was one of those old style theaters., with the ticket booth outside and all that. My friend had never been there either, so it was quite nostalgic for us. When we got inside, we couldnt believe how big the place was. This room had 1,420 seats, acoring to the advertisements on the screen. Absolutely amazing.

As for the movie itself, Superman Returns is undoubtedly the movie of the summer. Brandon Routh (who?) did a much better job than I think anybody could have possibly anticipated, and the story was riveting. Superman Returns is by far the best of the series. It was a long movie, about two and a half hours or so, but I easily could have sat there for another two.

Well, maybe not, the seats in that old theater really sucked.

After that, we shot off to the downtown area and had dinner at Ed Debivic’s. Ed Debivic’s as an old 50’s style diner where the help is intentionally snippy and rude. They also dance on the counter from time to time. Pretty fun experience overall, and the food was pretty good too. I have no idea why my chilli was hotter than my supposed “Atomic Burger”, but who am I to complain?

Then of course, comes the drinking. First, we went to a little place called Emerald Isle, and that turned out to be a bad idea. It was way too crowded, and there was absolutely no place to sit. Not only that, the crowd must have been really young, because they kept looking at me and my buddy like we were walking thru a playground with our junk in our hands. I find this disturbing, because I am a very young looking 31. Some people actually think I’m 22, for God’s sake.

We had one pitcher and got out of that place. Decided to make a bee-line back to Jet’s and enjoy the $2 Guinness pints. The crowed was closer to our age, and some of my buddy’s work friends were there. A good time was had by all, but a little more restraint was shown. Nobody passed out.

The Saga Continues….

Drink Count: 9 Trip Count: 26