I've got a ton to share from the last few days! Let's do a photo-based recap today.
On Saturday morning, I attended a Windy City Bloggers brunch at DL Loft. Here are some snapshots from the event:
|Decorate-your-own-doughnut bar! |
I learned the hard way just how difficult it is to decorate baked goods.
Much increased respect to all those cake decorators who make their intricate creations look like second nature!
|The event space was adorned with beautiful French-themed decor.|
|More beautiful French-themed decor|
After brunch, it was time for a double-hockey header. That afternoon, Adam and I watched the Penguins clinch a first-round playoff series win against the Rangers. The Pens look fantastic right now and I am absolutely thrilled to see them advance to the second round. Woo hoo!!!
Later that night, we had tickets to watch Blackhawks Game 6 against the Blues.
|A sea of Blackhawks-red during pregame warm-ups|
|More pre-game warm-up action|
|Adam and I with one of our Hawks rally towels|
Over the years, I've been to games with extremely raucous crowds. This includes a Hawks-Kings playoff game where I thought everyone must have undergone intravenous caffeine consumption in advance for 72 hours straight. Even so, on this Saturday night the crowd's energy skyrocketed off the charts. The cheering, chanting, and singing were so deafeningly loud that I had to scream to communicate with Adam, even though he was sitting right next to me. The United Center's roof was in very real danger of blowing off.
|Honoring the Blackhawks as defending Stanley Cup Champions during the pregame show|
|Awesome special effects during the pregame show|
After I got home post-victory, I remained fired up for several hours. It took me a really long time to unwind and fall asleep.
Unfortunately, the timing of my delirium wasn't great because I had made last-minute plans to run the Ravenswood 5K early the next morning! Go figure, right?! But there is no question that I wouldn't have traded the Blackhawks game for anything. Let's go Hawks!!!
On that note, let's move on to Sunday morning's Ravenswood 5K. The race definitely deserves its own post, as always. I am working on my recap right now. In the meantime, here's a post-race photo with some of my beloved fellow running bloggers:
Bottom, from L to R: me, Erin, Eric, and Annabelle
Allright - one more thing to cap off the whirlwind weekend!
On Sunday night, Adam and I went to the UP Comedy Club to watch #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment. The show is about an experiment where 38 "undateable dating profiles" were posted to see who would interact with them - with rollicking results!
Before the show, Adam and I had fun at the show's photo booth:
|Check out Adam's killer abs!!! =D|
Here are a few snapshots:
After the show, I had the privilege of meeting Robyn Lynne Norris and Dana Robie. Both are cast members, and Robyn is the show's writer and creator. Those ladies are amazing comedic inspirations. Wow.
|From L to R: Robyn, me, and Dana|
Now it's your turn! Tell me about your weekend adventures, whether that includes racing, training, eating, sleeping, or anything fun?