1. Guess what I got yesterday??
I feel like the Lolla lineup has gotten so much hate this year (
from all the indie snobs that work at the RedEye and Chicago Reader), but man, I don’t care what anyone says: I’m STOKED to be going on Saturday. I didn’t want to drop all the $$$ for a three-day pass, and fortunately nearly every artist I wanted to see was playing on Saturday, so I opted for a one-day pass. I’m really excited for The Lumineers and Ellie Goulding, and I’m crazy excited for Mumford & Sons, but I about died of happiness when I saw Eric Church was playing on Saturday. Man, I’ll skip every other artist that day to see Eric Church. He, along with Luke Bryan, is my favorite solo male country artist and as far as I’m concerned is one of the best country musicians out there right now. He’s not a commercial sellout (ahem, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift), he doesn’t speak all of his lyrics in some weird, not at all fun to listen to sort of country rap type thing (Jason Aldean…), I’ve never known any of his songs to be thinly-vieled racism (TOBY KEITH. Ugh, Toby Keith), and just in general Eric Church is everything good about country music in my mind. Can. Not. Wait.
Now, if only I can win tickets to see Kacey Musgraves at Joe’s Bar later this month, too…
2. Remember how last week I said that finding packages in my entryway was even better than getting love notes in the mail? Well! On Tuesday not only did I get a love note in the mail from my grandpa, who every now and again sends me random newspaper clippings which I think is just the cutest thing ever, BUT I also got a package in my entryway, and it was even better than new toys!
FOOD! Caitlin is now officially THE BEST. My affections are easily bought with baked goods, so if you’d like to be THE BEST, feel free to send me sugar and butter laden treats. I’ll love you forever.
3. Even though I’m quite convinced there is no Jewel Osco in Chicagoland jankier than the one I frequent, I’ve got to say that I’m rather impressed with the daffodils I bought there last Friday.
Look at how pretty they are! When I bought them they only had about four flowers out and I didn’t really notice any buds, but they just exploded overnight and that makes me so happy.
Have you ever been to a music festival? This is my first! Although I did go to Taste of Lincoln Ave. last year for the music…not really the same thing. BUT I saw Anberlin AND Augustana for a grand total of $7, which was awesome.
What’s your favorite spring flower? Tulips, fo’ sho’. I hail (kinda) from a land where tulips are taken very seriously, so I love me some tulips.
Also, it’s my brother’s birthday today! Hooray brother! I’ll never forget the time 17 years ago today when I threw a temper tantrum in Grandma and Grandpa’s living room upon discovering that you were a boy, not a girl like I had hoped you’d be.