My weekend consisted of a number of events that, on their own didn’t seem that impressive, but upon remembering and recording them for the purposes of my blog, appears far busier than I remembered. I certainly recall sleeping in a lot. . .
We’ll start with the musical side of my weekend. I had the pleasure of seeing Smash Mouth in concert! This was followed by Chiddy Bang, a rapper/remix specialist who has reworked songs by MGMT and Ellie Goulding. If it doesn’t yet sound like I’m speaking another language, then you’ll understand how awesome all of this is.
Planned to be outside in front of Atherton Union, the concert unfortunately had to be changed due to heavy storming. Instead it was inside of Clowes Hall where we could all enjoy the music nice and dry. Smash Mouth performed some of their classic hits which left me awash in 90′s nostalgia. They also promoted their new album entitled Magic. But let’s be honest, we were all there for the classics.
When my girlfriend came in from out of town, I knew that something special had to be done. We put our heads together and came up with a few passions that we share: pancakes, jazz, and traveling the world. Since we had already eaten pancakes, and traveling didn’t make sense during her visit to Indy, we settled on jazz.
On a Saturday evening we went online to make reservations at The Jazz Kitchen. The system was incredibly easy, and one of the first online reservations I’ve ever made. Impressive. We saw that the group Jared Thompson and Premium Blend, a fantastic group that played a few tunes I was familiar with and opened my ears to a number of new songs.
Then we ordered food. My goodness. We got the house specialty, a giant pan of Spanish paella. This was a real surf and turf, teaming with chicken, calamari, clams, sausage, and so much more. It felt like I was eating an ecosystem. A delicious, rice-y ecosystem.
The night was relaxing, the music was exciting and beautiful, and the food left us gasping for breath. In a good way. I give this restaurant seven trombones.
Note: must be 21 years to enter. Also there’s a cover charge. That’s where they get ya’.
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One of the saddest parts about coming to college for me as an English Major and avid reader is that my free time is SEVERELY limited. That means things I did in summer free time have to be cut. This includes jumping through sprinklers, rolling down hills, and most unfortunate of all, reading for fun.
This week I decided, why the heck shouldn’t I? If I squeeze in just a few pages a day, I can still do what I love. So I traipsed over to the library, picked up a copy of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” and got to it.
This is a novel that I’ve been wanting to read for a while, and it’s so great to set some time, however small, to spending time on the things I love. Cause if you aren’t doing that, then what are you doing with your time at college?
My leaning pile of books to read...NOW!
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