The Day Party, The Night Time Alternative?

 

Let’s face it, sometimes going out sort of feels like work. At least the effort to get yourself in the mood to go out, then figuring out something to wear, then the actual process of getting dressed…sometimes all of that is so daunting, you consider passing on the whole night out. Eventually though, you’re all dressed and ready to go. And it’s probably later than you expected to start the night out, but once you are actually out, you’re out for the long haul. It’s never planned that way, but once you have a couple of drinks with your girls, the fun just doesn't stop. And before you know it, you’ve slept away half of your weekend from an Instant Classic night out, you feel like crap, and dammit, the weekend is almost over. 

But, what if you could have all of that fun, minus the hassle of convincing yourself you want to go out. A few drinks, good times with your friends, and still fully enjoy your weekend…who isn’t down for that? Well, you can (and probably have) partaken in such an activity…commonly referred to as the Day Party. 

Day Parties are nothing new, but it seems as if the sheer number of them has increased on any given weekend in recent years. And it’s fairly easy to understand their appeal or preference in some cases. The same party environment you experience in the wee hours of the night/morning, smack dab in the middle of the day is fun. Mostly because day drinking is fun! And well, it’s a fun way to spend part of your weekend. You’re out and about, socializing and NOT sleeping away part of your weekend. With the day party, you’re actually making god use of your weekend. And if you play it just right, you have the ability to do something before and after, ensuring you aren’t just wasting away the those magical 48 hours you dream about during the long work week. 

The appeal for this event is obvious, but is the appeal so strong that it could replace the traditional night time version? I highly doubt it. But, for some of us who've since tired of those long nights partying until the sun comes up, the Day Party is quite the enticing alternative. Party for a few hours during the day, and home in time for movie night? What's not to love? If you haven't made it out to a day party yet, shame on you! Partake in this fun and not so new party alternative, and enjoy your weekend!

 

Summer, Summer, Summer Time...

 
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Summer's in full swing, though you couldn't tell by the mild temps in Chicago. We just passed the halfway mark of the year and summer (Happy 4th!) even though it seems like it just started. Before you know it, it'll be time for football and school. But, until then we have to bask in the glory of the warm-ish temps. We spend so much time cooped up indoors during the extended winter season that we have to take advantage of the beauty of the summer months!

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And if you're in Chicago, that's pretty easy to do. From festivals of all kinds, parades, block parties, movies and concerts in the park (I could go on) there is no shortage of outdoor fun. In fact, the Taste Of Chicago is happening as we speak (or as you read) and combines a few of these activities in one event! A slew of concerts, delicious food, beautiful weather (fingers crossed) and you have the setting for an epic summer outing. Ms. Badu is hitting the stage tonight, and if you don't have tickets, don't worry, there is plenty of lawn seating available to you! Just grab a blanket, hit up a few food vendors and enjoy a night of great music and friends in the city in the midwest, best city in the whole wide world (in my Lupe voice)!

Kyndafly Recommends: Podcasts We're Loving

…where we sift through everything so you don’t have to.

Because we know just how busy life can be, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide you with recommendations of everything we think you should know! This time we’re gonna put you on to some podcasts you should definitely be listening to. And if you are anything like me, you’ll find them to be a great way to get through the workday (just figure out a good rotation to balance out the week)! 

  1. The Read - If you love catching up on celeb shenanigan’s and current events chock-full of humor, you’ll love The Read. I can barely get through an episode without cracking up laughing, which can make it awkward at work…but totally worth the laughs. Kid Fury and Crissles also dish out advice in the “Listener Letters” segment, before each giving out a read of their very own. After one listen, you’re guaranteed to feel like they’re your new BFFs.
  2. His&Hers - The His&Hers podcast features my two favorite ESPN personalities/journalists, Michael Smith & Jemele Hill. While they do touch on sports, the best part of the podcast is when they hit on real life situations, from the serious to the silly. The success of the podcast led to the TV show iteration (formally Numbers Never Lie), which is also available in podcast form. Sit back and enjoy commentary you can totally relate to.
  3. Brilliant Idiots - This podcast features radio personality, Charlemagne The God and comedian Andrew Schulz, who are also both cast members of the MTV show “Guy Code”. Their hilarious take on life will either have you disagreeing wholeheartedly with them, or jumping on their bandwagon, as they prove each week they are truly Brilliant Idiots.
  4. Bad 4 Business - Jerry Ferrara of Entourage and Think Like A Man fame dives into the world of podcasts with this entertaining gem. Jerry hits on sports, family, video games and of course gives tons of Entourage tidbits, what's not to love? He's also had a slew of great interviews with Entourage cast members and friends he’s met on his Hollywood journey, proving that this podcast isn’t Bad 4 Business after all.
  5. Fan Bros - The Fan Bros (The voice of the urban geek) have a few podcasts, but my fave is when they do recaps of the best TV shows Sunday night has to offer. If you enjoy an honest review of your favorite show, this is the podcast for you. And while you there, you can check out what else they have to offer. There’s no better way to kick off Monday morning than listening to hear their take on The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and others.

You can check out all of these on iTunes or in the links provided to stream online. Enjoy!