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2014 Challenge: Oct. – Rocky Horror, Nov. – Trapeze, Dec. – Cross Stitch

2014 Challenge

This is it! The last of the 2014 Challenge. Were you sick of it yet? Don’t answer that. October – Rocky Horror Picture Show Oh man, oh man. This was an experience to say the least. For the first time, I saw Rocky Horror Picture Show both the movie and the live performance. If you need a visual just think of the clip from The Perks of Being a Wallflower plus some intense heckling. The audience was dressed up, the…

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2014 Challenge: August – Acting Class, September – Rock Climbing

2014 Challenge

Alright, guys. We’re two months into 2015 so I am going to rapid-fire review the rest of the 2014 Challenge this week. We’re moving on! August – Acting Class As a part of my improvisational coursework and pre-requisite for The Second City’s Conservatory program, I took an acting class downtown. The 8-week course took place at The Acting Studio, which I highly recommend. We explored several different plays, deconstructed scenes and learned all about “the biz.” It helped me experience…

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2014 Challenge: July – Lollapalooza

2014 Challenge Music

It happened. I finally caved. I spent a silly amount of money and headed to Lollapalooza, my first multi-day music festival here in the heart of Chicago. Chalk that up as July’s activity in the 2014 Challenge. Day 1, I ventured via red line to Grant Park with my sweet “baby” cousin and her friends, Day 2 hung out with my improv friends and Day 3 sold my ticket and opted for a sail on Lake Michigan. This girl knows…

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2014 Challenge: June – Bike to Work

2014 Challenge Health & Fitness

June was another physical endeavor in the year of the 2014 Challenge. With a new job and new apartment under my belt, I decided to check out a new mode of transportation – bicycle. I dusted the cobwebs off my grandma’s old Schwinn, had the “bike doctor” come over and fix up the tires, somehow managed to fit her in the back of my little Toyota Corolla and transferred the red beauty back to the city. My goal was to…

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2014 Challenge: May – Tough Mudder

2014 Challenge Health & Fitness

We’re chugging right along with the 2014 Challenge! (Note to self: Next year post these in real time, lesson learned.) May came with a lot of new challenges, but the most physically challenging was definitely the Tough Mudder. My cousins, brother and I geared up and decided to run eleven miles of grueling, torturous (but fun!) hell. On top of that, dozens of obstacles stood in our way,  including jumping into a pit of freezing water, climbing “Mount Everest,” and…

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