I’ve joked a lot about getting my teaching certificates now that I’m going back to school so that I could be a teacher and then have the summers off, because I miss having a summer vacation so very much. Course, we all know that’ll never happen, because as fas as I know, schools are still full of kids. 🙂 O well! If only other jobs were Fall/Winter/Spring only… then we could all have a summer break.
However, this year I’m sort of pretending to have a summer vacation. So far it’s working pretty well. Last night was No Doubt. I hadn’t seen No Doubt in concert since 1996, so it was a total flashback evening for me. Plus we had lawn seats in the formerly-known-as-world-music-theatre in Tinley Park, which is where I’d spent many a summer vacation in my time. I mean, HORDE fest and the original touring lallapalooza (remember when they toured?) and show after show after show. I used to have a book of all the tickets from all the concerts I’d seen at each venue, but one night I added up how much $$$ I’d been spending at shows (never do this when you’re broke) and got annoyed and tossed the book. Whoops.
ANYWAY – went to the show yesterday with Leslie (@flobear100) and her boyfriend Jamie (@westerjt) and Jess (@bayjb). It was a good group for a road trip. Totally way fun, even if we did get a little turned around on the way there, but what’s a drive without some lost? Plus the first opener for No Doubt was Bedouin Soundclash. They’re a ska/reggae band from Toronto (wooo downtown Canada!) and I LOVE their ’07 album Street Gospels. Yeah, they’re the real reason I went to see the show. I mean, seeing No Doubt was totally awesome and nostalgic and great, but Bedouin was what brought me there. And they sounded really good. Course, I heard MOST of their set from the will call line. What a mess that was. But! Ran into friends in the line so alls well and stuff, right? I love randomness like that.
So today is movie day. And then I should do a lil laundry and pick up a bit, and maybe some reading. All in all I think it’s a fun day. Mom n Dad are coming up on Friday to see the symphony in the park. I’m supposed to go to the first night of Pitchfork, but I may bail on Friday night to see them instead. And then Sat/Sun are Pitchfork. Most likely just follow Joey around because he knows all the best bands and out of the whole Sat/Sun lineup I think I’ve heard of three bands.
The weekend after that is the trip to Boston with Amy (@amyjfisher). As much as I detest tourists in Chicago, I’m rather looking forward to being one in Boston. Irony, thy name is Rachel. However, I pledge to not be an idiot tourist. Or at least, to TRY to not be one. 🙂 We’ll see.
So yeah, kinda like summer vacation what with finding stuff to do. Okay not really, but I’m doing my best here, yeah? 🙂 Plus the SKA SCARF is finally finished (yay!) so it’s time to start a new project. Still not really sure what I want to do. I was thinking a hooded shrug, but will most likely just do another scarf. 🙂