Best Day Ever: Eve L. Ewing
What they're saying: "I have problems with the notion of 'genius' as a social construct," Ewing tells Axios. "But if such a thing exists for the sake of argument, I want folks to know that playwright J. Nicole Brooks is a genius."
We think Eve is pretty great, too, and so we asked her to share her ideal day in Chicago.
☕ Breakfast: "First of all, all of my responses assume that I can teleport, or my day is infinitely long and I'm riding the train from place to place while reading a book. The weather is absolutely perfect. My appetite is bottomless. And COVID-19 doesn't exist."
- "Once we've met all those conditions, I'm eating hash browns and pancakes with a cup of black coffee and a side of fruit at the Cozy Corner Restaurant on Milwaukee Avenue."
🐕🦺 Morning activity: "Running in Washington Park followed by taking a long walk with my dog, Charlie Brown Christmas, along the lakefront while listening to a really good podcast and live-texting my friends all the insights I'm learning from said podcast until they're sick of me."
🥪 Lunch: "This is where the teleportation is clutch, because now I have to zap back from the lakefront to Bucktown and get a sandwich at Irazú. Side of plátanos."
- "I've been going there since I was like 7 years old. They catered my wedding."
🖼️ Afternoon activity: "Teleporting again. Taking a class at the Hyde Park Art Center, and seeing whatever is being exhibited there, and riding a Divvy over a few blocks to First Aid Comics to say hi to the staff, pick up the stuff accumulated in my subscription box, and hug whoever I run into between 51st Street and 55th Street."
- "Afterward, either playing arcade games at Emporium with friends from my former Black Nerd Board Games group, or playing videogames at home, or playing a tabletop RPG over Zoom with friends outside of Chicago."
- "Having a bourbon, neat, regardless of which choice I make."
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