Friday, May 11, 2012

Passing time at the Bean

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One of my favorite places to eat during my lunch break is at Millennium Park where the bean, called Cloud Gate, is located. If you ever get a chance to visit this amazing city, Millennium Park is definitely a place worth checking out.

One of my pastimes is people watching (not in a creepy way haha). I like watching how people take pictures at the bean. I've seen a couple take their wedding photos, groups of friends taking jumping pictures, people pretending to lift the bean, etc. I've seen an international couple arguing in the middle of the park where the girl is screaming while the poor guy has his head down. I've seen elder couples holding hands (which I love love love to see) as they walk through the park with blissful smiles on their faces. I've seen a group of people holding signs who were offering free hugs. I've seen a man dressed as a zombie who walked through the park like a zombie making zombie noises. The list can go for awhile.

Although I am easily entertained by the numerous people that come through the park, my most entertainment during my lunch break (if I don't have company) is pigeon watching where the boy pigeon is trying to court a girl pigeon. Basically, the boy pigeon puffs himself up and walks in circles as he coos to the girl. You might think I'm a little crazy but it's the most entertaining thing in the world.

This one time while I was pigeon watching, the girl pigeon was eating while the boy pigeon was doing his little dance. She would fly a foot away and he would fly straight to her. As she walked away, he followed. She kept flying away but he was persistent and kept trying to court her. As I watch in amusement, I'm thinking, "Dang, if I was trying to get my grub on and some boy was trying to get my attention that I didn't want to give, I'd be so annoyed." Of course, I giggled to myself as I thought this. An even more entertaining sight is seeing two boy pigeons trying to court one girl pigeon at the same time. Reminds you of people at the club too, don't you think?

There's been so much entertainment as well as scenery at my beloved lunch spot. I can't help but feel blessed to be able to enjoy such a wonderful and beautiful place to have my lunch. :)

Tulips, one of my favorite flowers, are planted through out Chicago & Millennium Park during the Spring

Where's your favorite lunch spot and past time?

<3, phu