Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Most memorable concerts

Last night Rob and I saw The Rolling Stones! THE STONES!!!!!!!!! They are THE band I've been dying to see for years and I finally got to see them live in concert and it was AMAZING! We had SO much fun and they put on an incredible show. So excited that I get to cross that off my bucket list. The show got me thinking about other epic shows that I've been to and I started to make a list. The most memorable concerts for me have been:

1. Stones for sure

2. Daft Punk at Lolla

3. Madonna at the United Center

4. Snoop Dogg

5. Red Hot Chili Peppers at Lolla

6. Phoenix at Park West

7. Weezer & No Doubt - first concert in 7th grade

8. Grizzly Bear at Metro

9. Steve Martin & Punch Brothers at Ravinia

10. Cake

I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but these are the ones that stand out. Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Cool Kids are ones that almost made the top 10. I'm so lucky to have had the opportunity to go to these great shows!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday Happy Thoughts

It's my favorite type of weather - 70s and sunny!

It's almost Friday!

2 babies were born within the last week and we even got to drive Lydia to the hospital after her water broke on the dance floor at Lovelyn & Mike's wedding. It was quite memorable and her baby Nina is perfect and we're excited to meet Megan & Drew's baby Oliver who arrived on Sunday. Jamie is due in less than a month! We have to wait until October for Stef & Jeff's little one. Babies everywhere!

I'm getting back into my health groove thanks to more free time to cook and workout.

I'm getting to volunteer a lot more thanks to more free time and opportunities at work. Excited to volunteer with Rob at Breakthrough Urban Ministries in a couple of weeks and see my buddy, Connie soon!

In 3 months we'll be in Germany to celebrate Nessa & Tobi's wedding!!!

We're going to my favorite place next weekend - Michigan!!

My favorite fest is coming up in 2 weeks - MAIFEST!!!!

We're booking a trip to San Francisco to visit the Liebls for Labor Day! Can't wait for some quality time with Amy, Tom, Luke & Sofie!

All around, things are good and there's a lot to be grateful for!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

If I had a day off...

Lately I have been working nonstop like most of my colleagues because it is such a busy time of year for us in Alumni Relations. I will range 1-4 events per week until June so there is not much down time on my calendar. With free time so sparse - I was thinking about what I would do if I had some. Here's a top 10 list of how I'd spend a day off: 10. Working on our wedding video and album. Pretty low on my priority list these days... 9. Go to the Art Institute because my membership expires soon! 8. Cook a real meal. Lots of "event food" dinners these days - cheese & crackers, bruschetta...doesn't cut it! 7. Do something spontaneous - even just an impromptu drink with a friend that can be impromptu with me 6. Drive to Michigan for the day to enjoy my favorite things in my favorite weather 5. Normal life things like get a hair cut, go grocery shopping, get a mani/pedi, clean our apartment. Sad but there is absolutely no time for any of this! 4. Volunteer more. I haven't been able to give back nearly as much as I'd like due to my busy schedule 3. Go to the zoo because our membership expires soon and it's my favorite place. 2. Go on a date with my man! 1. NOTHING AT ALL. Lounge and nap and veg. All seems pretty reasonable - hopefully I can actually do some of it someday soon!