Monday, January 16, 2017

a poster for your protest

want a shepard fairey style sign for your protest? i found, like, three minutes of spare time so here you go. it'll fit on 8.5" x 11". 


feel free to use/disseminate. credit not required but appreciated. will probably be taking this down by the weekend if not sooner (cannot stand looking at the man) so download it if you want it.

another week

i said yes to the nutty bars, guys. but i've got to admit, it was a strange request and i'm not taking it seriously.


you know what's nice about chicago? you can get black and white cookies delivered.


i spend too much on laundry tho.


so hey! the lake was pretty frozen! have two pictures from the beach.



went to lincoln park on saturday.


hit up rotofugi. (will get to my purchases in a bit)


i was having a pretty good day but, lolk, whatever.


my husband was there.


he didn't have lunch with me and leff at tortahaus but i'm probably gonna take you there if you eat pork because...


because!!! this is the german torta!! and it is amazing what with schnitzel and bratwurst and pickles and sauerkraut...on a torta. you would think this wouldn't work. you would be wrong. DELICIOUS!


but anyway, rotofugi stuffs. i needed a new keychain so i got this shiba.


and FUCKS YAS I GOT THE LUCKY CAT NEGORA ON THE FIRST TRY


also got my first issue in my teen vogue sub. that's not from rotofugi, obvs, but i'm just impressed by this magazine. lauren duca is a+++++ and i would throw my money behind anything she's involved with.


getting ready for the protest on saturday. i printed out some signs from amplifier foundation


but i think i might just make my own sign or something.

since i can't knit, i tried two workarounds to get my pussyhat right. the first involved dying. bah, too much synthetic fiber to really work well.



so i (literally) hacked this hat.


clouseau helped!


and sewed it back together so it had ears. not bad, i guess. whatever, i'm ready.


Monday, January 09, 2017

i bloody love the field museum

on the very last day of the chinese terracotta warriors exhibit, leff and i made it to the field museum. that is...obviously not the field. (it's behind me in the picture.)


you know who you shouldn't turn your back on though. sue!!


look at my beautiful ferocious daughter.


it had been at least 20 years since i'd been to the field. sue wasn't even in the building then!! i think that the cool ass wax dino machines were though.


but the rizzo sandwich wasn't. (um, was the rizz even BORN then lol he might have been SIX YEARS OLD LOL)


anyway, good sandwich, nice volcano.


we had a bit of time to kill before we were allowed into the warriors exhibit (timed tickets) so it was off to the animal dioramas. i....look, these are some of my most favorite exhibits in the world, i'm not even kidding. they might even rival the nyc natural history dioramas.




i mean. I MEAN. this is just a painted background but it is SO GOOD!!


i adore this section. the tsavo lions are still there!


i may have mentioned in passing that i haven't seen the terracotta warriors since the 1982 world's fair in knoxville (ask me about that sometime. hahah! i won SO MANY TICKETS! XD) anyway, the warriors are still some of my most favorite sculptures from antiquity so i was really glad to be able to see them again.


here's what they would have looked like if the original paint had remained.


have some pictures from the exhibit. you don't need me to fill you in on these.






since we bought a membership, we got free admission to some of the other special exhibits. we decided to check out the one about tattoos.


so good! but so crowded! D: here's "s.t. serie maras" by isabel munoz.


and a couple of legs.


did i mention that it was crowded? yeah, leff and i needed to sit for a while so we passed this couple taking wedding photos


and got a couple of tooth and claws at the bistro. CAN RECOMMEND! so smooth.


after the beer, it was time to head home (it. was. SO. CROWDED. haha). ok, after leff had some ramen at the shop near the roosevelt station.


did i mention that i brought home two new friends? because i did. i love them SO MUCH!! they smell so nice.


Monday, January 02, 2017

nye weekend

you're not surprised that things were pretty chill over nye at casa rl. 


leff has been wfh for so long that we haven't been able to meet up with each other for dinner in a long time. so it was kinda refreshing to be able to walk to dak and see him hangin out on the corner.



saturday, leff and i headed up to roger's park to check out the mile of murals. soo great! and, apparently, this changes every year so we need to go back when the new ones are up. here are some of my favorites from the 2016 crop.













stickers from roger's park.



unbeknownst to us, leff and i went to the orig location of the growling rabbit on their last day there. XD (they're moving to edgewater this year so we're gonna be able to walk there soon.)

i got their commemorative blueberry italian soda with tea candies cause i'm a sucker for limited time drinks (1 day. can't beat that. XD XD)



nearby is loyola park (the one of pokemon go "fame" (lol pokemon go)). so great! protected sand dunes, a great view of the city (not pictured) and another painted location that changes annually, the artists of the wall bench. i guess they paint the new images on father's day, which would explain this  bwahahah.

anyway, two of my absolute faves cause they are creepy


and just THE BEST.


also went to armadillo's pillow



totally recommend but you are sol if you're looking for pym cause I BOUGHT THE ENTIRE STOCK.


there was more ice at the beach.


the surface is so interesting (the light gets reflected all crazy and makes the water look oily sometimes) and it makes a great sound.

A video posted by rakkaburger (@rakkaburger) on



also a nice sound, these bells. i probably mention them too much but, psh, i love em.

A video posted by rakkaburger (@rakkaburger) on

i think we're heading to the field soon. check back for tons of photos from there if so.