Even though my 30 days of 30 were supposed to end on my birthday (Feb 2), my college friends had planned a party/reunion in Chicago for the following weekend. My friend Lindsay flew in from Virginia and my sister-in-law Jo and our friend Ron drove up with me to celebrate.
Jo, Ron, Kyle, Kenny, Kenny’s girlfriend Sascha and I went to the Cobra Lounge to see some bands play. Kenny knew the bassist/guitar player of one of the bands and the lead singer of the other band, so that was pretty cool. It was a decidedly “heavy/alternative” venue, but the music was more punk, so I’m not sure how the regulars felt about the bands, but we had a good time.
We also played Rock Band at Kenny/Kyle’s house where I got my very first “perfect” in singing. (Granted, it was on easy, but a perfect’s a perfect!) “Celebrity Skin” by Hole is now my official go-to Rock Band song.
Due to a late evening and the fact that the boys’ apartment is like a cave, we slept REALLY late that day. We finally got up and went to “lunch” at Giordano’s around 3. It was good. Not great, but decent. Then, since Jo hadn’t seen many of the tourist-y parts of Chicago, we walked around for a bit: