— James Santore (@JamesSantore) June 29, 2021
Song of the Day:
Statement – G Herbo
Any coincidence that G Herbo dropped his new album the same day I move to Chicago? Can’t be. Really solid album that I used for my workout today. Throw on “25” and you’ll be crushing push-ups and jump ropes in no time. #HappyBirthdayHerbo
Positive Quote of the Day:
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein
What Makes Today Special?
On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, perhaps the most important U.S. law on civil rights since Reconstruction (1865–77) and a hallmark of the American civil rights movement. (via Britannica)
The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Road Trip Recap
Well, I made it. After two days of driving my compact sedan like it was a clown car to Chicago, I am officially moved in and am a resident of the Windy City. Instead of driving right through, my girlfriend and I made a road trip out of it. So here’s a quick recap:
Left at 5 AM and headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I briefly discussed my thought on the Hall on the last Steez, but it was a great experience and it was pretty awesome getting to see Eagles (and Voorhees, NJ) legend Brian Dawkins bust enshrined next to other NFL legends. If you’re ever traveling to the Midwest, make sure to give it a go.
After the HOF, we drove to Cleveland. It was absolutely pouring for the first few hours and thankfully the skies cleared allowing us to head to Progressive Field to watch the Indians play the Tigers. A few notes about Cleveland and Progressive:
1) Beer is very cheap
2) The stadium was electric and the fans are extremely nice
3) Browns fans and Eagles fans have a lot in common
4) We have deemed Cleveland the “Pierogi Capital of the World” after our meal at Southern Tier Taphouse. Unbelievable.
My favorite part of our time in Cleveland was when we helped a ~8 year old kid get a ball from a Tigers reliever. He was begging the guy for a ball with no success. I was trying to give the kid some help by finding out the guys college and nickname.
We ended up walking away but as we were walking out of the stadium the kid ran up to us in the most excited fashion possible and showed us the ball he got from a reliever. Made my night. Baseball is awesome.
The road trip continued as we traveled from Cleveland to South Bend, IN to tour the home of the Fighting Irish. I’ve been to Notre Dame once before but man, is that place beautiful. I really can’t imagine going to a school like that and then having to graduate and return to reality. Can’t wait to go back for a game this Fall.
After ND, we completed the trek to Chicago and I am finally moved in to my new home. More on my first few days in the Windy City in tomorrow’s Daily Steez!