Friday, May 29, 2009

Dear Chicago....

I adore you.

We spent an amazing day eating barbecue and talking to people we love: in my case, the people I met I had never seen before in a non-digital platform: James (and Dres!), Jessie, Siobhan, Kate: thank you dearest ladies (Dres is not a lady, but still thank you!!) for coming out and making my day in the most spectacular fashion.

You were all more beautiful than pixels could ever portray!

There was a lot of this during the day and night:


There was so much love: seeing Phil with his fraternity brothers (all AMAZING men and their stunning and charming girls) was such a pleasure: apparently Phil was a superstar in college! I feel honored we have such a luminary traveling with us, and he's humble.

I am wearing my sister's scarf in the chilly moments and it makes me feel like she is right there with me on this amazing trip.

I am realizing through this experience that I have to do this more: the word must be spread: little tours everywhere: tours with friends.... nothing to lose but a few bucks, and that isn't what matters in life.

Chicago helped me see more than ever that it is the love that drives us...

Thank you, Windy City for invigorating my spirit!


Dave said...

yes more trips!

susie said...

Thank you for brightening my day with your daily travelog - it makes being stuck at a desk not quite so bad. Travel safely and take care, susie

::mari:: said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! :D

It was *such a pleasure* getting to meet you in person finally ... you are such a joy and a dear. And your set was amazing. And so was the set of the second band ... Oranges with Juice? Aren't We Yutes? ;)

Come back soon ... or, we can come to you and I will greet Sensei Jones with great solemnity, and Queen Jane with gracious care. And Dres and Anthony can talk tech and games and computers and things. :)

xo love!

Two Bees said...

Please come to Florida! (**sigh**) It's such a long state but I'm smack in the center!!! (Back to the studio I go!)

Jessie in Chicago said...

you thoroughly softrocked this town. It will never be the same. So great to meet you and those nice fellows in person and must say the show was truly fantastic.

Cindy said...

The Husband and I have spent a lot of time in Chicago. It is a wonderful place. I'm happy you had a great time there.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Dave - of course!!!

Susie - Thank you thank you :)

James - I just wanted to spend the day walking with you: there was so much to say :) and yes, indeed I believe the band is called "Forage for Chews"....yup ;)

Two Bees: I am THERE next time :)

Jessie: You were so lovely to meet: thank you so much for coming and that necklace looked great on you!! :)

Cindy - I hope to come back again as often as possible!! 'My kind of town', in the words of the great FS!!

Mobetta Loretta said...


Your blog is so inspiring! It reminds me of the days when I used to travel and just soak in life! And you're right, what do you have to lose but a few bucks? But you what you are gaining is invaluable!

Give my very best to both Matt and Phil. Have happy & safe travels! And sing & play your hearts out, you beautiful souls!

Mobetta Loretta