Monday, May 30, 2011

Clarke House & Glessner Museum

There's actually a lot going on in this obscure little neighborhood, so I'm going to break it down into a few parts.

Glessner Museum
It's $10 to get in and I really didn't feel like paying $10 to see a bunch of old stuff; particularly after having just been to the Chicago History Museum.  Maybe it's interesting, but I'll never know unless I get really bored and go back on a free day.

Clarke House
Again, it was $10 to get in so I just toured around the outside, but that was enough for me.  It's the oldest residence in Chicago, which is pretty cool, and they've done a really nice job with the landscaping.  I also really like that fountain.  If I ever own a house that won't look ridiculous having a fountain, I definitely want a fountain.

The neighborhood itself
I really liked this neighborhood.  I would have never suspected that such a nice little area was located that close to McCormick Place and Chinatown.  I definitely thought I was going to walk into some sort of hellhole.  Also, there are a lot of signs talking about the history of the neighborhood, so I honestly didn't feel like I was missing out on much by not paying to get into the actual museums.


  1. How is the job search going, I've been following ur blog for awhile and it seems now that u r unemployed, you aren't as piissed off as before.

  2. Hey, people still follow my blog! I've had a pretty significant drop off since I stopped blogging about my jobs.

    1) The job search is ok. Probably the most significant development is that my dad has a friend in medical device sales who is going to get me an interview with his company. It sounds like a fairly entry level job, but he says it has potential to turn into an actual sales rep position w/in 12-18 months.

    2) I'm nowhere near as pissed off as I was before. Not working has made me realize just how much I dreaded even waking up in the morning while at my previous jobs. I could not be more convinced that this is a good time for me to make the switch to a non-legal career.