Not sure if it was just hiding throughout the rest of the country, but spring was a very elusive guest to Chicago this year. While the rain came down, and the warm temperatures remained dormant, I kept busy with some good books, movies, and blasting tunes while spring cleaning. If I had to choose, my favorites from the past three months were:
- Gimme Some-Peter Bjorn and John: Still funky and fresh, this album started all the right ways with Tomorrow Has to Wait
- How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill: In a word, inspiring. You want to make sure and pay attention to every word Gill has to say from his career highs to his careers bests; his mistakes as well as his timeless memories.
- The Graduate: They call them classics for a reason. Clearly a racy coming-of-age story, this film was also touching and had a very dashing Dustin Hoffman, both of which came as somewhat unexpected.
Now onto the remainder of my summer months. They happen to contain a hefty amount of travel time, which bodes well for my favorite hobbies.