Yesterday I had one of the most terrifying experiences I've had in Chicago: I picked up a Divvy bike and rode it home. The bus was not coming, and I had already walked about a mile, and I needed to get home ASAP. I figured I would either get home quickly on one of those bikes, or die trying. Luckily, it was the former! Whether or not I'll do it again... Well, that's TBD.
I feel like this was my hardest list to write so far and took the most time. I was actually surprised when I counted up the list and found I was done. This list is certainly less heavy in running, and much more focused on creating and reading, but I'm ok with that. I need to branch out a bit.
Rich and I used to go to shows in Minneapolis all the time, and we were pretty involved in the local music scene there, but when we moved to Chicago, we didn't really know where to start. I purposefully put this goal on the list in order to jump that hurdle. We both missed seeing live music, and it was time to get back into it.
A small amount of research put me on the track of Archie Powell and the Exports, and I'm really excited. They remind me quite a bit of a couple of Minneapolis bands I loved. We are going to see them live next month at The Subterranean, and hopefully I like them live as much as I've been enjoying their album!