I saw Jenny Lewis perform TWICE this summer, once with her band NAF at an intimate venue, and another at the beautiful Chicago theater on her 10th Anniversary Tour of Rabbit Fur Coat. The concert with NAF was awesome because they performed in the middle of the room with everyone surrounding them. I was arm's length from her and she looked deep into my soul and sang about peace and love. Her concert with the Watson Twins was everything. Since the last time they were on tour promoting the album in 2006 I was in high school and the concert was on a school night, finally seeing them live, performing the album from start to finish, was very emotional for me. I cried. It was beautiful and joyous.
Oh, and I finally went to my first proper Chicago rooftop party (unrelated to Jenny).
I went home last weekend to host a bridal shower/bachelorette for one of my best friends Victoria. Since she spent part of med school in New Orleans (and my family is from there) we had a Mardi Gras themed shower with beads, a king cake, jambalaya and even a second line. The same night her sisters and I threw her a bachelorette that I'm pretty sure no one will forget, even if they really want to ;) It was fun and I love her and my seeeeesters (her sisters) and my high school friends. (I made us all flower crowns to wear in leiu of the typical matching shirts, people on the street kept saying Aloha to us. All materials bought from the Dollar Store!)
My parents came in town for a long weekend to see one of my Real Housewives of Improv shows. We interviewed my mom about New Orleans (her fave). I'm really lucky that they support me and my dreams. They are the best.
While they were here we ate poke, my dad fixed my AC, and we went to the Art Institute.
Went to Michael's parents house in Milwaukee a couple times this summer. It's a nice change of pace when we go. A good time to relax and reset and come back to Chicago energized and hungry for the dream. For the 4th we went to Pleasant Lake. It was pleasant and chill:)
Fall is here! And I couldn't be happier!