Roadtrip to see U2!

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Friday afternoon, Jordan & I took a roadtrip to Chicago to see U2 in concert. It was the first show of the U.S. leg of the tour. I've been a fan (ok,well fanatic!) since 1983 when I first heard Sunday Bloody Sunday on the radio. This was my first time (as well as Jordan's) to see them live. It was the best concert ever! I stood most of the time because I couldn't bear to miss anything. We had pretty good seats-though we faced the back right side of the stage. We could see Larry, and The Edge most of the time. Bono & the rest of the band would occasionally come around to the back of the stage The stage design & effects were phenomenal.
I'm no writer so it's hard to describe the experience, but you can get a taste here:
I would've loved to stay another night & see the 2nd show, but school for Jordan & work for me awaits...

We did have time to take side trips to IKEA and the Museum of Contemporary Art. We only had about 45 minutes to walk the museum before it closed but spent another 45 minutes or so in their delightful gift shop. All in all, it was a great trip. We'll have to do it again Jordan!

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I started collecting fiestaware two years ago or so after using white dishes for years. My collection isn't valuable. I just picked out the new & vintage colors that make me happy. Some came from department stores and the rest came from thrift stores, garage sales, & Craigslist.
I'm still on the lookout for something in Lilac and the large Chartreuse water pitcher, but I thought I was done.

I just discovered that the new color, Lemongrass has been out for a couple of months. Isn't it gorgeous? It would look fantastic with the Navy and the Cream.
The fiestaware people have also come out with a cool square collection. I love those square mugs. I have several of the coffee cups but no mugs yet... Ok, time to make more soap now so I can continue indulging in my Fiesta obsession!