This was a weekend of firsts for me. I didn’t have any big commitments, work, or travel plans, so there was SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!
1) I went to my first concert of 2015. I have a goal (read: not resolution) to see live music once a month for the rest of the year, so now I can check January off the list.
Friday night a few friends and I went to see The Way Down Wanderers. I went to college with one of the guys in the band and it was such a blast! Bluegrass meets Folk meets Classical meets Rap. Or something like that.
2) I tried a new Ben & Jerry’s flavor: Americone Dream. It was a tough choice but I managed somehow.
(No these aren’t all mine)
3) I saw Dirty Dancing for the first time.
Never again will I buy that my generation is responsible for the moral downfall of our society with the way we dance. Dirty dancing clearly started ages ago and now my peers are just honoring tradition — our style is just lazier and more monotonous, ending only when the call for 2am pizza is too strong to ignore any longer.
Although I will admit many late night dance sessions these days don’t end like this:
Believe me I’ve tried.
4) I tried a famous Lincoln Park staple for the first time: Blue Door Farmstand.
This place is BOMB.
I also met Sara from Lake Shore Runner for the first time in person! I’ve felt like I’ve known her for so long but it was a relief to meet her and see that she is just as sweet and adorable in person. Susie came too — she’s pretty cool, I guess.
Scratch that, extra cool. She knows how to photobomb a latte pic like a champ.
Aside from the firsts, I did some run of the mill activities to balance it all out. A little outdoor running, a little Flywheel, a little yoga sculpt. I think my body is confused over what I’m trying to do to it. I like to think a healthy life is fueled by a steady flow of ice cream AND greens, and so far it’s been going well.
5) My first apartment flood
Okay, maybe a little dramatic, but we’re currently dealing with a flooding dining room in the apartment. Thankfully we caught it before it damaged anything but since it’s hardwood floors in a really old building, the people below us are dealing with water leaking from their ceiling and light fixtures. The really stressful part has been that the owner of the building isn’t responding and the “emergency number” is a fluke (great to know in times of an emergency). Luckily we were able to contact a plumber and he’s on his way, but TBD at how this first “adventure” is going to turn out!
- Did you have any “firsts” this weekend?
- Favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor?
Super cool weekend! Love all your firsts!! Sounds like so much fun! Dirty Dancing is awesome and fab workouts!! Way to balance everything perfectly!! You rock! XOXO
Balance is key!
Step Brothers!! I think I may just put that in the dvd player now 🙂
Hahaha great movie! Always makes me laugh even though the jokes are pretty goofy/dumb haha
Omg what does the American flavour taste like? I’m so intrigued! Suzy has amazing restaurant reviews so Blue Farm stand must be epic!
Vanilla ice cream with caramel swirls AND chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces. Yeah. Amazing.
I’ve tried so many B&J flavors but not that one yet, so I was wondering! Can’t wait to try it!
The caramel swirl was the best part. I really loved it!
So great hanging out with you too this weekend! Oh and meeting you 🙂 I could go for the breakfast right this minute and maybe some of the Ben & Jerry’s. Happy Monday!
It’s so tempting that I pass Blue Door on the Brown Line every day…I need to hop off and get that breakfast every day. Or maybe a cookie. And an almond milk latte. Ahh all so great!
Feel free to take some pointers on the phorobombing expertise. I give seminars. Our generation definitely is responsible for the moral downfall of society, and laziness is definitely part of it. How else can you explain the fact that we dance basically without ever moving our feet?
Fave B&J flavor was one that they used to do which was half Cherry Garcia (on one side) and NY Super Fudge Chunk on the other….
NY Super Fudge Chunk?! That sounds good!! I’ve never had it! You could charge outrageous fees for your photobomb seminars. So yeah, keep that in mind.
You’d never seen dirty dancing? I’ve seen that movie so many times. Fun fact- it was filmed at a mountain lake in VA and when I was a kid we went on vacation there and stayed in the same cabin as the family in the movie.
Hahaha did you do the whole “grown up family at summer camp” thing? That was the weirdest part to me! They were all basically at camp together! I’d never seen it because I used to not like 80s movies (don’t worry I’ve seen the light) but I didn’t know it was based in the 60s…I loved it!
One of my goals for 2015 is to see more concerts too! So far, I’ve slacked in January, but February through April are booked and I’m way more excited than I should be!
You still have a few days in January! get it done! It doesn’t even have to be a concert, but live music in general is so electric! Just go to a Mexican restaurant where they have a mariachi band 😉 What concerts are you seeing in the upcoming months??
You saw Dirty Dancing for the first time? Omg! How have you gone so long without seeing it. I must have seen it at least 50 times – I am a little obsessed.
That’s what my roommate said! I’ve officially joined the cult now, though, don’t worry!
Stepbrothers never gets old! My favorite flavor of B&J’s is definitely half baked but I can’t wait to try the new cookie core flavors!
Half baked is always sold out when I’m looking at the grocery store so I’m guessing that means it’s pretty incredible haha
That music group sounds legit!! HOW FUN. Also, blogger meetups are my favorite thing ever. EVERRRRR.
They were awesome! Such a blast to see them live too. Their music is on Spotify — check em out! Come to Chicago and you can meet up with all of usssss!
So fun meeting up with those girls. Susie is the best. I have actually never seen Dirty Dancing. Glad to know I wasn’t the only one in the world who hasn’t, though maybe now I am the only one! Oops! 🙂
Yeah i think youre standing alone now hahaha it’s on Netflix so hop to it!
Just so you know, I put baby in the corner.
Also, Half Baked is amazing and the salted caramel core one is divine.
NOBODY puts baby in the corner.
Salted caramel core sounds like my soul mate. Ill add that to my list of must-trys!
I love your goal of seeing live music once a month. That’s something I could DEFINITELY get on board with. Love me some live shows. But your apartment flood — yikes! That doesn’t sound like much fun at all. Hopefully the situation resolves quickly!
Haha “flood” was definitely a dramatic way to describe it last night. Let’s say…leak…that if we hadn’t caught last night WOULD have flooded disasterously.
How fun meeting Susie and Sarah at the same time! I love those crazy girls!
They’re the best! Bloggers in general are always special people 🙂 no one else will talk about food as much with me haha
What a great wkend. It’s always fun to meet bloggers in person after feeling like you know them from reading their blogs. Ben n Jerry’s is so delicious. I do not keep it in my house for that ree. I like the chunky monkey I believe it’s called.
Chunky Monkey is awesome! It’s the first kind I ever tried because my mom loved it when I was growing up. Banana flavored ice cream — who knew?!
That ice cream flavor looks amazing!! I haven’t had ice cream since….last week…and I could totally go for some right now 😛
7 days is 6 days too long….go get some 🙂
What the what!? I’m so jealous of your hangout this weekend! I bet you girls are a blast together. 🙂 I have been wanting to try that Red Velvet Cake B&J, but I’m afraid to buy it because I don’t want to eat it all in one sitting. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! (PS. I love Stepbrothers. What a classic.)
My roommate is the one who got the Red Velvet and she said it wasn’t the great. It just goes to show you — red velvet cake is to die for, but imitators aren’t ever as good!
First off, that sounds like a crazy genre of music, but cool! I am sadly not well educated in the Ben&Jerry’s department ( I always liked going out for ice cream as a kid), but i can honestly say that I’ve never ever been disappointed by one of their ice creams. Also, that food you got from Blue Door Farmstand looks AMAZING. Wow.
I haven’t had that fresh of food in a long time. It was delicious! I think 90% of what I eat is delicious though haha.
I got to try out a new coffee shop in a new part of the city! And coffee is totally my thing! And so are London Fogs now!
Discovering coffee shops is so much fun! I love coffee shops that can do really good latte art 🙂
Oh this one was awesome, probably should have gotten a picture of it… next time for sure lol
I am amazed you have never seen Dirty Dancing! Love the blogger meet up, the fitness classes and the live music. Awesome weekend! How was the ice cream?
It was really good! I like vanilla ice cream with tons of add ins and this one had chocolate-covered waffle cone pieces and a caramel swirl. Deeeelish!
Looks like a great weekend, but I can’t get over that you are just seeing Dirty Dancing for the first time!! Crazy girlfriend! I love Chunky Monkey, but I wouldn’t want to just choose one favorite and make the others feel bad! They are all so yummy!
Haha true…there is a time and a place for all the flavors!
You had me at Ben & Jerry’s. I love their core flavors, especially Karamel Sutra. Freaking ah-mazing!!
MUST try Karamel Sutra. I love caramel in ice cream, so I can’t imagine a caramel core. OMG.