Before you judge me too hard for my dietary choices, just know I walk about five miles a day. Sometimes six, sometimes zero, it all depends on Harlow. And I do lunges while I blow dry my hair, and while I’m waiting for the microwave. It’s all about moderation, right?
But anyway. It was another solid weekend for Chris and I. We went to one of our favorite burger bars in the city on Friday. It was an exceptionally chilly night so we knew the time was finally right to head back to our beloved, Dukes, for a burger and a beer. This place just has a cozy feeling to it, like the inside of a ski lodge, so we don’t really go here when the weather is warm.
But in the winter, man this place is a gem. If you’re ever in Chicago and you go to Dukes, don’t just order a burger, go all out and order some wings, too.
Saturday I got on the bus to head over to Lincoln Square to audition for something. I really didn’t know much about the project, still don’t actually, but I’m just trying to audition as much as I can at this point. It was my first on camera read, so that was fun. It was also cool because after I did a few read throughs with the script the director told me to try a few scenes fully improvised. I’ve done improvised auditions, and I’ve done script auditions, but I’ve never done a combination of the two so I kinda panicked. I felt like Joey from the “mmmm noodle soup” episode because I just continued to say the lines from the script even though I knew they wanted me to improvise. And I usually really love any chance I get to improvise, so I clearly just choked this time. I think I need to go on about 500 more auditions before I get good. But one of these times I’m gonna land “the waitress” role, I can just feel it.
When I got back from the audition Harlow took me on about an hour long walk around the neighborhood. Naturally I had to stop and snap every single photo of trees and leaves I thought looked pretty.
I really don’t know what I’m going to photograph once winter sets in. The bare trees? No thank you.
Saturday evening we went to a small concert at The Metro in Wrigleyville for a band called Little Green Cars. Have you heard of them? I hadn’t either. But they were really really good. Chris swears they’re going to be huge like any day now. He might be right.
Before the show we grabbed some oysters and dirtys and took some more awkward dinner photos, in which I forgot the danger of using a flash when wearing a dark shirt with a tan bra.
Little Green Cars is a group from Ireland. They’re kinda like Mumford & Sons meets The Lumineers. Speaking of good music, there’s another new band in Chicago that is blasting onto the scene called Ariada. They just released their first EP and they also happen to be friends of mine! They’re like a blend of indie rock, pop, and soul- which is right up my alley. If this is your kind of thing, check out some of their songs here.
And Sunday was spent watching The Bears, walking the Harlow, and re-watching The Hunger Games in preparation of Hunger Games 2 coming out November 22nd! That’s just one month away. And thank God for that, I’ve missed my Peeta and Gale.
Who’s ready to tackle Monday? I think I am. Per the usual, I’m starting a new life this week. No more pizza or burgers, it’s time to get healthy-ish. This should be interesting. If anyone has any tips or suggestions for how can I lose a few lbs without doing absolutely anything at all, feel free to send them my way.
Catch ya later.