Tourist in my own city

I have a habit of becoming a tourist when I am up North, no matter how many times I go.

Three times in a week was nice and provided some beautiful pictures.

I have been busy as you can tell from the lack of posts…

Both work and summer concerts have been consuming the last few weeks. On the July 24th, Brian and I went to see 3 Doors Down.  It was my first concert at Northerly Island Park and I must say it’s a very underestimated venue.  I actually am eager to attend more shows there next year.

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Blissful views.

To follow that up we went to see Foo Fighters on July 29th and 30th.  This was my second and third time seeing them.  Such a great show, despite the drunk 40-50 year olds who we sat by each night.  Last time we saw them in 2015, Dave had a broken leg and although he put on a great show from his throne, it was nice to see him commanding every inch of the stage this time around.

 

 

If you have never been to a concert at Wrigley Field you’re missing out, GO NOW!

If you have been to Wrigley concert name your favorite one? Who did you see?

My favorites in this order:

  1. Tom Petty (his last concert in Chicago)
  2. Foo Fighters 2018
  3. Green Day
  4. Foo Fighters 2015

Side note: Just realized my first time seeing all of those artists was at Wrigley. Crazy!

 

 

Thank you to my amazing boyfriend for such a week of great memories!  There is nothing better than live music with the one you love (rocking out on my arm guitar).

 

Until next time you can catch me watching videos on my phone reliving these concerts and screaming lyrics at the top of my lungs…. buy ear plugs now.

-A

I’m alive

Hello all,

As you may or may not have noticed it’s been a few days…

Last weekend Brian and I attended our first concert of the summer, Weezer! As always it was such a great show!

My absence on the blog has not been a result of an unbalanced life by any means, I am currently taking the time to learn and understand my role. I have entered one of the most upbeat, empowering, and positive environments. Day 1 all of my “what if” questions disappeared.

Tomorrow Brian and I embark on Pokémon Go Fest 2018! The excitement is real!

Thank you for stopping back to check in.

More to come on my transition into my new job and some fun summer activities we have planned.

See you soon!

-A

Fun and Games

Welcome back!

It has been a few days.  Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

I had the pleasure of watching my Aunt graduate with her Masters of Law.  Literally the most inspirational ceremony, I cried pretty much the entire time.  Both because my aunt is a bad ass and can accomplish anything she puts her mind to and because the inspirational words shared hit home.  One speaker spoke about the importance of what you get from your career, with the exception of money.  How money (although a necessity in life) should not keep you doing something that doesn’t bring you happiness and provide value to your life and the lives of those around you.

I know he was talking to the new graduates, but the speech was for the moment of life I am currently in.  It was nice to be reminded by someone who doesn’t even know me.

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Also tickets for Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago went on sale… and sold out this past Friday.

Brian and I were lucky enough to have gotten a pair.  I am hoping for the sake of players who were unable to get tickets Niantic will rethink the platform they use to sell tickets to events so they are not purchased by people who are going to mark up the price.

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Needless to say I am so excited! Brian and I went last year and it was fun, despite my cellphone reception being horrible, which I blame AT&T for not Niantic.

Is anyone traveling to Chicago for the event?  Where are you traveling from?  Did you have troubles getting tickets?  What are you most excited for?

Here is a picture of us last year…

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I am also looking forward to the nice tan I will be getting walking around catching Pokemon!

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Brian also sent me this bar that Replay in Lincoln Park is doing a Pokemon themed event that starts on my birthday!  Can we all guess where I will be?  You’re smart.

Is anyone else interested in this event?  The event runs from May 25th- June 4th.  Below is the event description:

Starting on Memorial Day weekend, we’re transforming our bar into a Pokemon trainer’s paradise, complete with themed drinks, a Pokemon Center and Pokemart, and lured pokestops for all you Pokemon Go players.

But if that weren’t enough, we’re also allowing budding trainers to take on the Replay Pokemon League Challenge. When you visit, you’ll be able to ask your bartender for a Trainer Card, with spaces for eight badges earned through ordering specific themed badge shots at the bar. If you collect all eight, you’ll be able to challenge one of our Elite Four at Pokemon Stadium. If you prevail, you will receive a prize pack fit for a champion.

Not feeling competitive? We’ll also have wild Pokemon hidden all around the bar. Catching them by entering a code on a specific website will unlock discounts and goodies. We’ve even heard rumors that there are some legendary Pokemon out there that will unlock secret menu drinks!

Let Brian and I know if you are going?  What part of this do you find the most exciting?

We will be there and be geeky.

This week keeps getting better…

Drake announced he will be in Chicago August 17th and 18th.  Who is going?  It has been a few years since I went to see him so I am so happy he’s back in Chicago!

More to come on Drake because I have not purchased my tickets yet but I can hardly wait to do so!

-A