Saturday, September 17, 2005

I went for a bike ride along the lake shore this morning and it was so beautiful. there was not a cloud in the sky and the lake was a beautiful aqua color. chicago is a very beautiful city. biking is also economically awesome. I saved $3.50 by riding my bike instead of taking the train and I got some exercise while I was at it. well I am doing my laundry and I cant think of anything else to say, so keep it real fam.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tap dancing, hmmm...

Well, Stevie, I think it is awesome that you got up for your 8:00 class!

Perhaps I could expand my limited drumming talent by adding tap dancing to my shtick. I had an interesting experience with our new community band at the last rehearsal. Another drummer showed up who was blind (could see a tiny bit, but had a white cane), mostly deaf, completely toothless (awaiting his dentures), and elderly. Far from being pathetic and helpless, he adjusted my equipment to his specifications and never let me play! Joel keep making faces at me (like, "Say something!"), so after an hour, I cheerfully asked, "Would you like a break?" and he said, "Nope."

I finally got the idea across that I was supposed to practice too, but he still apparently views me as his roadie as his last words to me were what equipment to bring to the next session!

tilly and the wall

boy am I ever enjoying chicago. last night I went t0 my first 18+ show at the abbey pub. I saw tilly and the wall, who is now one of my favorite bands in the whole world. they have a guy on guitar who also sings, a man on the keyboard, two girls who sing and sometimes play instruments, and another girl who is the percussionist. she is a tap dancer though, and the other two girls tap too. they are so awesome cause they have a bunch of vocal harmony and they are really creative and energetic and fun and awesome. I think that one of them is my soulmate, but Im not sure yet. she doesnt look swedish, so I've got some mixed feelings. aNYways, chicago is cool and awesome and swell and I am doing really well. so this morning i went to my 8 oclock lit class and the teacher didnt come and I just got back and I had an email saying that she is sick. this is awesome.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

wedded bliss

I took the train from chicago to sturtevant illinois yesterday for andrew papillon's wedding. tom was the best man and my mom and dad and beckie were all there as well. it was a really nice ceremony with a string quartet and trumpet player, but the reception was a little lacking. there was no dancing. I can't wait until tom and beckie's!