1) Bahá’í temple
Did you know that there are only seven Bahá’í temples in the world? Better yet, that the only one in North America is just north of Chicago? I don’t know much it, but I’m sure interested to find out! There is a Choral Music Festival on May 29th, so you’ll find me in Wilmette, IL to knock this beauty off of the list. Find out more at: http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple/
2) Summer Breeze
Believe it or not, I’ve never been to one of the Summer Breeze concerts (although I have gone to a few of the COUP fall concerts). I’m taking the MCAT that morning in Iowa, but you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be driving those four hours back as fast as I can (and hoping to avoid any traffic from the G8 summit). Top it off with Ludacris coming this year, I’m incredibly excited to go! It’s about to get cray.
See the above statement. I had to move the darn thing up by a month so I could take it before I start work with Teach for America (so excited btw!) Aside from it being earlier, it also means that I didn’t have my first choice of location… so I’m taking it IOWA. It’s going to be a long drive, but I get to stay in a hotel (fingers crossed for clean and quiet!) and have a mini vacation. Wish me luck!
4) Hot Doug’s
This place is a freaking institution, and I haven’t been yet. I promise this is going to change in the near future before I move to DC. They’ve also just started work on a book and want diners to submit their stories (you can submit your Doug-licious memories at HotDougsTheBook@gmail.com.) I’m all in favor of some good food. Expect reviews.
5) Robie House
This place is on campus, and I’ve walked by it a ton and have never gone in. The boyfriend and I have even talked about going to Oak Park to take a Frank Lloyd Wright tour, but I’ve never really even thought about going in to the Robie House. I’m not much of an architecture buff, but I feel like I should be. Especially because I’m so fond of this Simon and Garfunkle song
6) Ryerson observatory
You might not know this, but when I was a kid, I desperately wanted to be an astronaut – okay, who are we kidding, I still do as soon as the manned space program comes back. My plan? Show up to a Ryerson Observation time, I think they’re Wednesday evenings, and look at the stars. It seems like an awesome resource to have on campus, and I’d be an idiot not to take advantage of it.
7) Go out with my roommates
Stuff keeps coming up, so no matter what we plan, something always gets in the way. This time, it’s actually going to happen. One is coming back from a leadership conference, another will have officially turned in her BA, and I’ll have just taken the MCAT. Life will be sweet, and going out with two of my favorite girls will just make it sweeter! Jimmy’s, The Pub, a club, or just an excursion to Kimbark and back to our apartment for a movie night, a three-person party is happening. Shout out to the roomies!
I’ve been in the SASA show for the past three years, and not once have I been to Devon. A friend and I joked about planning her Indian wedding so we would have an excuse to go try on fancy saris, but we never got around to it (and we didn’t want to plan a fake wedding…) Restaurant suggestions are much appreciated.
9) Midnight Breakfast
I haven’t been once this year, and that is a true shame, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE French toast sticks, UChicago, and finals (although I’ll be done with them by that point this year). I can picture the lines now, but it will so be worth it. Yeah!
10) See the carillon in Rockefeller
… and maybe even play it! Those bells are awesome, and they play awesome things. I want to go visit, and I just discovered you could go up prior to performances. I tell you, the things you can learn with a bit of Googling! Find out when you can visit here
Just completed: Seeing Paul Sally in person. I know that sounds a bit silly, but when you’ve never had a class in Eckhart, it’s a big deal! Now I can say that I’ve seen the famed math pirate who only lets you miss exams for your own funeral. Cool dude.