Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Be jealous.

You guys, my (extended) weekend was kick-you-in-the-balls fantastic. Since this blog is really my diary, saddle up partners cause you are getting a weekend roundup in yo' face.

Friday night - Do you fools even REALIZE how kickass the lineup was at Stir Cove on Friday night? Fastball, Vertical Horizon, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray and SmashMouth? Give me a freaking break! It was an awesome night, the weather was great, and the company was even better. Missy and I met for dinner at SAMS ITALIAN VILLA beforehand (haven't been there in a tastes exactly the same...awesome!) and then we met some peeps in Stir bar and then headed down to the show. It was awesome. Awesome awesome. Gin Blossoms! Are you kidding me? Talk about being transported straight back to high school. These are some of the peeps I hung out with.

Saturday - After a little sleeping in, I woke up and couldn't walk. For some reason, even though I have now been a "runner" (okay...really what I do can better be described as a "shuffler" or a "very slow mover"), my left ankle and the bottoms of my feet have been killing me lately. I think I need to buy better work shoes, or just give in and start wearing heels. Anyway, after standing and dancing at the show all night, I couldn't move. So rather than ruin my feet more by working out anyway, I went and got an amazing pedicure at this new place I've found near my apartment. They rub fruits, flowers, hot stones and hot towels on your legs and feet, and it ends with a hot oil/wax treatment. UM AMAZING. After that, I decided to continue my day of pampering with laying by my pool for several hours, and then I wandered over to the Boone's to help Channy celebrate his #2. (Writer's edit - his second birthday. Not him taking a dump.) I love that kid.

Sunday - Missy and I left for Chicago in the AM. We drove all day - I was going to be leisurely about it, but then she mentioned we might make it to the city in time to hit Garret's popcorn before they closed, and I started hauling ass. We made it in time, but since parking is a nightmare we decided to wait until morning to go there anyway. We checked in to the hotel and headed to Gino's for deep dish pizza. Freaking yum. Then we walked around for awhile, and then headed back to the hotel to get some shut eye in preparation for the next day.

MONDAY - Good lordie. Okay. So we woke up, had an awesome breakfast, and then headed to get our popcorn. I LOVE THAT POPCORN. Then we walked miles and miles and miles - we went to Wrigley Field, to Millennium Park, everywhere. It was awesome. Awesome. AWESOME. Some pics...

After that, we went back to the hotel to prepare for the greatest show of my life. We headed to Soldier Field, along with thousands of other people.

The show was epic. I hate that word, but it's literally the only way I can think to describe it. You know how during a fireworks grand finale, how the sky just keeps lighting up and lighting up and in your head you're like "this is amazing, it can't get any better"? That was how I felt during the whole show, only then the next song would start and it WOULD get better. So so sosososososossosososo good. I can't describe it. Plus the whole atmosphere of being on Soldier Field, with every single chair taken, and every single person was going bananas and having the best time.

I really didn't get good pics, but to be honest, I didn't want to waste my time taking pictures - I wanted to watch everything, and not through my iPhone.

After the two and a half hour show we headed back to our hotel, and I seriously couldn't walk at this point. In fact, I wasn't sure I would ever be able to walk again.

Monday - After another amazing breakfast, we left the city and headed to the outlet malls in Aurora. I didn't buy anything except one amazing Kate Spade bag - I'm obsessed with it, but it's a crossbody bag so I will need to take it to a concert or sporting event. Man, if only there was an amazing show coming up that I could take my bag too....

OH WAIT BRET F*CKING MICHAELS just got announced at Stir Cove!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you guys remember when I met him?

Well here's a pic in case you forgot.


  1. Who was the concert at Soldier Field? Somehow I missed that...

  2. Oh yeah...sorry, I forget sometimes that my blog/twitter/facebook/instagram isn't all connected and everyone doesn't know every detail of my life. I went to see Justin Timberlake and Jay Z.