Saturday, November 7, 2015

Friday Favorites - Saturday Edition

A crazy week and a super late night at work yesterday led to my Friday Favorites post going unposted! Oh no! Luckily, this is easily remedied. So, here are this week's Friday favorites, just a day late.

This shirt. After a lot of bad information being given out by the Rosehill Cemetery Crypt 5k and ending up with the wrong shirt size and then no shirt at all, I was fully prepared to not receive the promised race shirt in the mail. But I had a pleasant surprise when a package arrived for me earlier this week and it was my new race shirt! I'm still a bit perturbed at the lack of communication and being given the wrong information to start with, but I'm happy to see that the race followed through on their promise to mail shirts to those of us who ended up with the wrong size or with no shirt when they ran out of sizes.

The Tempest. I was finally able to see The Tempest at Chicago Shakespeare on Wednesday afternoon. You guys...this show blew my mind and helped reawaken my love of theatre. The shows that I've been seeing lately and the shows that I've been working on have...well...they have not been the best, and I've been starting to reevaluate my life and my place within the theatre community. The Tempest, however, reminded me of why I went into theatre in the first place. The production was gorgeous and I was so overwhelmed by the wonderfulness of the experience that I started bawling during curtain call. It is closing soon, but the show is amazing, and if you are able to snag a ticket, then you have to see it. Shakespeare. Magic. Music by Tom Waits. Those of three of my favorite things! What is not to love?

Fall Walks. I've been loving the gorgeous fall weather we've been having here in Chicago. I've been making a point of taking a walk outside during my breaks at work each day so that I can enjoy the weather and my city before winter arrives and ruins everything.

Sweets! I've been allowing myself a few more sweets than usual the past week. I'm experimenting with having a small daily indulgence instead of denying myself completely until I have a cheat day and then going crazy. It is a good thing, too, because I'm running the Hot Chocolate 15k on Sunday. The expo for the race had plenty of sweet treats, including hot chocolate, chocolate squares, and even chocolate marshmallows. Yum! I'm a little trepidatious about the race, having not done a long run since my last half marathon, but I'm looking forward to seeing some friends (who convinced me to sign up for the race against my better judgement).

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