Weeks 2 and 3 Recap


I didn’t write last week, and for that I deeply apologize. Last Sunday I did an architecture cruise of Chicago that kind of blew my mind (THIS CITY IS SO BEAUTIFUL) but also left me with a headache from all the cool buildings and facts about the buildings I was taking in for the 2 hour ride, so I didn’t feel too much like writing, I guess! Being in improv classes 24 hours a week and then seeings shows most days on top of that has left me with way less free time than I was expecting, and so I haven’t gotten to explore the city or do super Chicago-y things yet.

Here’s what I have done:

  • Visit the Bean
  • Go on boat cruise
  • Eat a lot of quesadillas
  • Walk around Chicago a little
  • Improv

Here’s what I’d like to do:

  • Cubs game
  • Go to any museum, the conservatory, or the zoo
  • Eat deep dish pizza
  • Walk around Chicago more
  • The SNL experience

I think, with the 11 days I have left (with just 3 of those being non-improv days, though) that this should be pretty doable! Time is flying by and I’m really gonna miss Chicago and the friends I’ve made here, but I’m trying not to think that far ahead 🙂

I guess this isn’t much of a recap, but no one wants to read a novel-long post anyway so I’m gonna add some pictures below for you to peruse and then call it a day. This week will be dedicated to accomplishing everything on my bucket list, so I’ll let you know if that happens! Thanks for reading, and have a delightful day.


Chicago is cool and also apparently has their own flag. It is pretty much everywhere you turn. I thought it was the flag to another country until someone told me it was in fact, Chicago’s flag. I am very dumb. 


This looks like a nice place to sit.


It’s crazy how having a train above ground makes it feel so much cleaner. Almost too clean… Like, where are all the rats?! I miss them. 


Our group photo at the end of Week 2 with our wonderful teacher, Emily. What a great group of people.


Out of all the many places I’ve eaten quesadillas from, this place has gotta be my favorite. Not only did they humbly label themselves as the #2 Taco and Burrito Palace (which sets the bar just low enough for you to be pleasantly surprised), but they also have chicken quesadillas for $3.50 — so frickin cheap!! So cheap you can’t help but wonder, “what’s wrong with it?” But there’s nothing wrong. Because this place is amazing. 


I love improv and being social with all my friends.


The Beaaaaaannnn! 


Sometimes I don’t eat quesadillas, and when I don’t, I make sure it’s the least healthy food I can find. I swear I didn’t eat this by myself. 


Section 7 looking just as stunning as last week. This is post-week 3, with our cool teacher, John. We had fun.


Me and my pals Kati and Cam formed our own group, Mamma Mia 3, after seeing Mamma Mia 2 together a week and a half ago and being inspired by its mediocrity. We bought matching Del Close shirts and performed an 8 minute set on the giant and cold (it’s freezing up there, seriously) Mission Theater stage. I tend to get really anxious about performing, but it’s crazy how fun it can be when you’re up there with friends you can be crazy with. Shoutout to our Week 2 teacher, Emily, for coaching us to help with our performance 🙂