Last week I flew to Chee-cago to visit The Sweet Lovin' Man. It was a jam PACKED week of fun & productivity. Only a month & a half til I leave Los Angeles (*sniff, sniff*) and haul all 8,000 lbs (just kidding, honey!) of baking equipment to Chicago.
Because I'm Little Miss Productivity, I tried to make this trip as business-y as possible. So I had two commercial kitchen meetings, we spent a day going to three different craft fairs to see how MandiCakes might do there and The SLM & I sat down to really discuss the best avenues to take from there, etc.
VERY EXCITING. :)
But we did make room as best we could for some fun! First things first: 'Million Dollar Quartet!'
Million Dollar Quartet is a musical based on the true story/recordings of the magical December 4th, 1956 evening when music's most famous rock and roll legends found themselves under the same roof at Sun Records: Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins
It was AWESOME! Tappin' my toes from the first chord!
I have no idea if the below link will work. If it doesn't, go here!
Our family friend, Levi Kreis, plays Jerry Lee Lewis & he is phenomenal!!
(This picture of me, however, is NOT phenomenal).
Lance Guest, the actor/singer that played Johnny Cash was SO SPOT ON I felt like I was getting to hear the real Johnny sing years after his death. SO COOL!!
Later in the week, the SLM took me to this place:
I've decided I am officially (if I wasn't before) a cupcake snob.
You've really got to wow my socks off, folks.
And to be even MORE holier than thou-- I just don't like their 'signature flower' frosting design. I don't know why but it just doesn't appeal to me.
"Some dude" (I imagine he's famous & he makes a ton of money) shooting a free throw:
The intense action shot of the game!
Oooh... or maybe this is it!
Nope. We have a winner. Zzzzz....
I like Benny the Bull, Chicago's mascot. He's kinda fun.
Dude- er, I mean Bull can dance!
He's what the french would call a 'real crowd pleaser.'