Sam @CUSP Conference 2015

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bye, bye summer, summer, summertime

I can't believe Labor Day is in four days! Wow!

I am looking forward to a long restful weekend like everyone else.

This has been the best summer-- one of my favorites. I've been to some amazing concerts, made some new friends and had a blast with an old one.

The summer kicked off for me with  Michigan Opera Theatre's "Bravo! Bravo!" (Feel free to scroll through my articles in the left margin of this blog and find my The Oakland Press story about it). It was an epic celebration of color and Carnivale.

If you are a Detroiter and you have never been, you have to try to go next year! And, if you are a Detroiter and you have been before, you already know all the reasons to go again.

It isn't just a great event that benefits our beautiful Detroit Opera House, it is just good ol' plain fun.

I hate when I hear people say 'there is nothing to do in Detroit.' This event slaps that narrow view of the city right out of their vocabulary.

I was able to spend time with a couple of my favorite people in the world in Chicago in July. Visiting Chi Town is always a blast! The Saturday we were there, we witnessed a dance off between a homeless gentleman and a frat boy. Crazy!

I also got to see some amazing bands this summer with one of my absolute favorite people in the world. She also happens to be the most down for anything person I know. So, when we go to concerts we're all over the place making friends, talking to people, banging our heads and singing to the top of our lungs. She and I were able to see Train, Linkin Park, Incubus, Mutemath, Jason Mraz, Chevelle, Evanescence and we hope to see one of my all time favorites, Staind, next weekend. Epic!

What a difference a summer makes?! Unlike last summer, I am a gainfully employed writer with health insurance, I am a theater teacher and I'm enjoying life from every angle, personally and professionally.

I'm really looking forward to the last quarter of the year.

I begin my theater reviews again next week as the theater season begins, I hope to make more strides with my business endeavor and share that progress here on this blog, and I am looking forward to taking the GMAT and getting in grad school mode.

All is well here in Detroit.



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