I had a really great week! A few highlights: I attended the ITU World Triathlon celebration and two different happy hour gatherings... ate a LOT of pizza (Connie's, Parlor Pizza, and Vincenzo's)... and best of all, came away from a dentist appointment with a clean bill of health. Life is good.
And now, viva las weekend!
Here are five things that I am currently looking forward to over the next few weeks:
1. The need for speed
This weekend is the Chicago Air and Water Show! It is one of my very favorite summertime city events. There is nothing more thrilling than watching fighter pilots zipping by in tandem at death-defying speed. (My company once brought in a former Blue Angels pilot as a keynote speaker! Read about it here.)
On that note, Natalie will be in town this weekend! We are going to meet up at Oak Street Beach tomorrow to watch the show together. I'm so excited to catch up with her while enjoying a glorious afternoon at the beach!!!
2. "Sing us a song, you're the Piano Man..."
Six words: Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field.
Combine Billy Joel with the iconic backdrop of Wrigley Field and you have the stuff of legends. Thanks to Adam for snagging tickets! This is going to be a concert for the ages.
3. "Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway..."
Next Monday is the annual Broadway in Chicago Summer Concert at Millennium Park!
There is an amazing line-up of music this year: Cabaret, Dirty Dancing, Lion King, and Newsies, just to name a few.
The premises are going to be packed so I am already plotting how I can get there early enough to snag a good spot on the lawn. This weekend I'm going to practice riding a Divvy bike while simultaneously carrying a portable chair-in-a-bag. =D
4. E ʻai kāua ("Bon appetit" in Hawaiian)
I love all things Hawaiian, especially the food. I have always wanted to try Roy's Restaurant, one of the few Hawaiian restaurants in Chicago.
5. Full belly laughs
When I ran the PAWS Run For Their Lives, I entered a raffle and won two tickets to Second City! I'll be putting them to use at Second City's Bloody Mary Brunch.
After taking improv classes a few years back, I have grown to truly, truly appreciate the astounding creative genius that is the improv community in Chicago. This will be such a treat.
What about you? What are you looking forward to right now?
Linking up with Katie, Heather, and Clare.