~*Crushed*Glass*~ (crushedglass) wrote,
~*Crushed*Glass*~
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chicago trip 7/2 - 7/6

for reference: cast list


hmm... not sure if I want to try to do a day by day really well done everything in its right place kind of summary, or just a littl emore loosely structured touching on things on a day by day way but less by the minute... at this point i think thats my best bet but its harder for me... cause I *want* to do it the other way... theres usually jsut so much stuff...

anyway..

so we left wednesday night - me, steve, his brother will and his soon to be sister in law terri. I made the mistake of reading a couple things in the camera manual in the car and made myself feel all nauseated and ended up throwing up into the trash at a gas station in indiana. bleah to that... but I felt better after that. taco bell is really nasty coming back up though. we got to mom&dad&beth's apt really late and went pretty directly to bed...

Steve and I slept in pretty late the next day... comparitively anyway... we got left behind... so we spent a good chunk of the day with Beth... at first she was just going to walk us to the subway and then we were going to meet up with everyone else and she was going to join up later with her bf but we ended up just deciding to wait and all go together... so we went to a bagel place and got food, walked around and went into a few stores... Beth wanted me to see this one store thats in the back of this little cafe and so we looked around in there for a while... some neat stuff... some clothes I liked and Steve and I picked up a mini book on palm reading to give us something to do later while we were waiting for fireworks... we also went in this toy store and looked at things... they had a lot of nice soft and cute stuffed animals.. there was this one tiny little sheep... he had such a cute little face... but I have so many things already and nowhere to put them... especially stuffed animals...
we also looked around in a rather girly shop with candles and soaps and a salon... etc etc
I looked at some sunglasses rimmed with rhinestones... they were so me... except I dont wear sunglasses...
the fireworks were neat, I got some interestin pictures... took a little video of the end of the fireworks...
and just took pictures of the family, and the cityline and of steve with some sparklers... some of them turned out very interestingly... theres some settings that have some really good effects...

friday morning Steve and I had a DJ class... learned the basics of turntables... it was really interesting... I really wanted to get more in to it but it was expensive and I was lucky to get to sit in... they made an exception for me to be there...
we walked around for a while and that night we went to this outdoor free dance class thing... it was really neat... I guess theyre doing it all summer on the weekends... they have an instructer on a stage and a live band and friday night it was swing dancing... so they teach the basic stap and a couple turns... the lesson lasts for about an hour or so and then they just play for a couple hours so people can dance... so we found out that the next night it would be latin dance and I really wanted to go.

Saturday Steve and I had a couple store we wanted to check out and Will and terri wanted to go to the Zoo so Steves dad drove us to our respective places and we did our thing...
we went in to a few shops, bought a couple games at one... one, a card game about bunnies, it looks amusing...
we also checked out their Expres cause its two levels and has the chick stuff on one floor and the guy stuff on another... nothing too impressive though...
I also went into the Victoria's Secret... not intending to buy anyhitng since their stuff is such sucky quality... but they were having some superclearance sales and then on top of already really marked down stuff they took an additional 50% off so it was really hard to pass it up once it was priced more like its worth... so I got a few pairs of panties... and a little silk nightie and about5 or 6 tank tops... technically VS calls them sleepwear but theyre just tank tops... and they were really cheap and really comfy. so I was sold. and ended up spending way more than I should have.... but I got quite a bit of stuff.
the latin dance lesson was soper fun and super cool but really kicked my ass. she didnt teach anythign that I hadnt learned before... just the basic step for the chacha and the basic step for the mambo but she did it in a way that broke down the movements so that we could just repeat them and it almost seemed like an aerobics class... I was just drenched by the time we stopped... it was great though i wish i could do it every day...
I got ahold of Angela and we're probably going to start taking private lessons a couple times a month... looking forward to that

after we finished dancing and cooled off a bit it was time to meet up with everyone else fo rmore fireworks... we went on this big sailboad down at navy pier and watched them from the boat... I got some really nice pictures from the boat... I'll put some up when I finally get around to clearing the cards...

that about covers the weeeknd I think...
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