It's been a while since I last touched base and a lot has happened.... How is it almost JUNE!?!
I turned 27 and had a Jenny Lewis cake, celebrated with friends eating tacos and going out dancing ... Real Housewives of Improv opened after months and years of dreaming about it ... graduated iO and am sorta done with improv classes for the time being, focusing on performing now ... my parents came to town and we walked all over Chicago, saw the Van Gogh exhibit and ate Indian food ... celebrated 1 year since our first Tinder date with Michael by going to the place we met ... reminisced about how this time last year I was in Iceland with Vern and how it was life-changing ... got bangzzzz ... started reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, I highly recommend, esp. if you are in the arts ... realized I've now been out of college for as long as I was in college ... made Michael a big ole cookie cake for his bday and wrapped his presents pretty cool (wish I took a pic) ... performed my first solo sketch doing my characters that have been living inside me for a couple years (sounds creeeeepy) ... saw Ellie Goulding (fo' free) in the sweetest "babysitting" gig there ever was ... had LEMONADE on repeat ... finally finished Nurse Jackie ... went to my cousin's wedding in Virginia for a short weekend, I forgot my dress, but thank GOD for Belk, also it was great to see family ... whipped up this dinner - healthy and oh so yummy ... sent off one of my bakery besties, now she has a real person job and I miss seeing her everyday ...
Life seems a lot more certain now, and stable. Hustling for performance opportunities will always be a thing, but that's what I signed up for when I decided I was madly in love with improv/comedy and that's its what I want to do with my life.
Ellie experience // finally went to Devon in Chicago - the Indian neighborhood with restaurants and sari shops galore!
Michael's mom made this picture of us into a puzzle. I like it. We look like an old-timey music duo from the 60's.
Spring is quite lovely in Chicago // This sweet girl/my sisterwife
Macy's Flower Show is a definite repeat!
an ice cream truck at a wedding = GENIUS!