Thursday, August 07, 2014

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 6

Today's Happiness (1) -- Walgreens. The drugstore chain is keeping their headquarters here in the United States, here in Illinois. This is very good news for all Americans, but especially those of us in the Chicago area. Walgreens is a major employer and I don't think our economy can bear another body blow right now. To celebrate, I bought my most recent box of Kleenex at Walgreens instead of CVS, my usual store of choice.

BTW, the national press keeps saying Walgreens is a "Chicago-based company." It's headquartered in Deerfield, one of the whiter white-bread suburbs. It couldn't be more different from Chicago. As offended as Chicagoans are by being confused with Deerfield, those folks must be even more upset. After all, Chicagoans are what they fled when they went to Deerfield.

Today's Happiness (2) -- Red Robin. A tiny little location on Michigan Avenue somehow escaped my notice ... until now. My burger was delicious. My gastrointestinal tract is not as enthusiastic as my palette, but I still don't regret my choice. It's that good. As the commercials say, YUMMMM!


  1. Don't know what I'd do without Walgreens--it's the closest actual store to us now that we've moved out of the center of town. It's great for picking up milk, prescriptions, whatever. I love Red Robin as well--have you ever had the garlic fries? To die for...

  2. i love Red Robin..their onion rings are to die for...but you need a couple friends need to be with you...yummm

  3. CVS here is like Walgreens there (and Rite Aid in Central Pennsylvania).

  4. Anonymous6:24 PM

    I haven't been to a Red Robin in ages, but I still remember their onion rings . . .

  5. I think people in other states just refer to any towns in Illinois as "Chicago." I never even knew Walgreens was based in Illinois, let alone Deerfield! Pretty cool!

  6. Anonymous7:31 PM

    The closest Walgreens is about 45 minutes from me, they seem to be a good drug store but I've just never had the opportunity to shop there.


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