FedEx said my new phone reached Chicago at 1 a.m. Friday morning and would reach me this (Monday) evening. Just now got an update -- it's traveled 15 miles to Hillside, IL.

Tons of flags and banners for the grand opening of Del Taco on Manatee Avenue. The Taco Bell sign: "She's a 10 but she eats Del Taco."

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