2014 Week 16: Associate with your neighborhood

La De Blog - The Mountain Goats @ Laurie's Planet of Sound
The Mountain Goats @ LPOS

Best this week: the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association Meeting/Election was on Thursday and our slate was voted in, and I am now Vice President. We are buzzing with ideas for the UVNA.

Also this week: Dinner with Adam & Jennifer at Semiramis. Lunch with Paige @ Native Foods. Got my hairs cut @ Chicago Ave Salon. Donated books at Open Books and then met Mike, Eliza, and Eliza’s parents @ Black Dog Gelato. Record Store Day Festivities. Our Easter potluck with the nicest porch hang weather possible.

Saturday was the busiest! For Record Store Day, Z and I got up early, went to breakfast at Janik’s, and headed to Saki to try to score the Sunny Day Real Estate/Circa Survive split 7″ for me. Pat had picked up the Songs: Ohia 7″ singles collection at Permanent earlier, which was the only record Z wanted. After we waited in line for 1.5 hours, Sei Jin (who was closer to the front) was able to buy the split 7″, so we headed to Paper Moon Pastry and then to the Numero Pop-up Shop at Comfort Station. Then Girl Scout Cookies and off to The Mountain Goats/Fake Limbs/Savage Sister @ Laurie’s Planet of Sound. Then I went to Trader Joe’s and Plenty for potluck supplies and then met Z at Mariano’s to finish up our grocery shopping.

Films watched 16th week of the year:

Out of the Furnace
A Fantastic Fear of Everything

OOTF was completely forgettable for me. AFFOE was my favorite this week and mostly it was because of stop-motion animated hedgehogs, but it was really fun. I finally saw Frozen and it was fun, but not sure it lives up to the bonkers hype surrounding it. I preferred Brave.

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