Sunday, August 28, 2016


Yolk for brunch. Stan's Donuts for a snack. Bourgeois Pig Cafe for a coffee and a sketch show meeting. AJ's place for dinner and a movie. SUNDAY. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Coffee and coffee and cheese

Only 5 more days to finish our indie coffee passport, which I don't think I'll make. Only 4 more left. We decided to do 2 today! First Caffe Streets on W. Division and then Brew Brew on wayyyyy W. Diversey. Caffe Streets is yummy and the staff is friendly but the people there are very pretentious. Brew Brew is adorable and we both had the iced lavender honey latte. I'll be real honest: it was gross. I took 2 sips and threw it out when I got home. Lavender should be smelled, not tasted. Plus it was too sweet. Then AJ and I went to Bar Pastoral near my place for cheese and meats. Delicious! And the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. It can get pricey but it's filling and there's so much flavor. And a great place for a date night!

Friday, August 26, 2016


Somehow managed to run about 12 miles this morning. Actually this afternoon. I got home from AJ's around 10am and then ran around 10:30. So no wonder I got so sunburned! My plan was 14 miles but I was just too tired. Then we went to Green Mill for jazz!! I've only been there once for Paper Machete so I was so excited to try something new. We scored seats right at the bar; it was perfect and the music was amazing. Highly recommend. The cover was $15 but more than worth it.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

El train style

Doppelgangers at Belmont and then a very dapper(?) dresser on the red line. Check out those shoes y'all! There are just no words.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A trail with a view

Woooo!! Semi-long run today. About 5 or 6 miles. I felt pretty good and stopped a few times to take pics. I mean, how could I not?? I caved in and grabbed an iced latte (which I'm trying to avoid during the week) and went home to catch the season finale of Real Housewives of NYC. There's nothing that makes you feel better about your own life than watching older wealthy women fight like little kids.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Sketchtest tonight. Luckily, I didn't have to host. Nick showed up and took over those duties. After hosting shows for almost 10 years, it can get old. I feel like I never know what to say half the time and like I have to get the audience to fall in love with me. Not sure if they ever do. We had some great performers tonight, including AJ and myself who tried out some new sketches. I was exhausted though since my monthly visitor is in town and draining all my energy. Only 3 more dayyyyys. Woooooooo. 

Monday, August 22, 2016


Moooonday. I woke up this morning and as my boss put it "did not want to wake up and be an adult". Well said.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Food and wrastlin'

Brunch with Kelly and Gideon! And Sado sorta, since he was our waiter. I had the cuban sandwich and it was sooooooo gooooood! Gideon kept us entertained and so did a bee that never left us alone, which AJ later killed. My hero! We walked to Ellipsis for more coffee and back to his apt. I was lazy the rest of the day and then watched some WWE at his friend's place. Man, I really love it. I get it guys, it's so theatrical and just super fun.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Midwest is best

Long run this morning which I had to sit and wait for because a huge thunderstorm hit from about 7-10. I was feeling very blah and heavy but I managed to do about 8. Went home to be lazy and then AJ and I went to Uncommon Ground up in Rogers Park to see Midwest play! Although I love that place and the food, we spent $90 for the 2 of us. I mean, 2 appetizers and 4 drinks? Come on. C'est la vie.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stitched and needs to be fixed

Feeling kinda bleh the last few days. Run down and a little achy. I was going to call in sick to work but pushed through and made it til 3ish. Visited AJ at work and decided to do nothing the rest of the night since I have to run in the morning! I should be at about 18 miles in my training but that's not gonna happen. I'll aim for 10 :) I also ordered some clothes from Stitch Fix. I loved almost everything they sent! Sadly, this maxi dress that fit me great is $88 and everything else was too pricey as well. So I sent it all back. Maybe next time some of the items will be cheaper....?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Another year

Geez, another humid day. It's like a sauna out here. We had our office summer party today and of course we were only supposed to stay on the deck. But no thanks. We slowly migrated inside where the AC was blasting and got drunk there. I think most people went on to another bar after, and another, and so on. But I had to run home to change and meet up with Tami for more drinks. She's been gone a year! Crazy. She's back and has her masters now and is ready to teach. It's insane to think about what happened in a year. She got a degree, I got a new job, a boyfriend, and then lost that job and found an even better one. The older I get, the shorter the years get.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hump dayyyyy!

Another hot one today. This feels like the longest summer ever, in the best way. I'm not sure why. Maybe because I have someone to do stuff with or because I had a month where I didn't have to work. Who knows. But I'll take it! AJ and I met up at Rogers Park Social to see Laughs in the Lounge with some hilarious stand ups. The place is tiny and a little pricey but very cozy and inviting. The funniest part was that there are speakers outside on the street so passers-by could hear the comedians and would stop to listen and laugh. Good times.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Lil' bit

Sketchtest tonight! A light house, per usual during the summer, but a fun audience fo sho. Nothing big to report today!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Can't complain

Our new receptionist starts today, which I'm so excited about! Not only because she just the best but because it will take a huge load off of me. Lots of the people I support were out of the office today so that made things easier. I do love it here but I'm slowly becoming a little more relaxed. I've messed up a few small things, putting the wrong time on an itinerary or whatever. I'm used to be yelled at for it but that doesn't really happen here. But after walking on eggshells with bosses in the past, it's hard to not get anxious. But I'm slowly learning how! And AJ is back and I finally got to see him tonight after a week! A nice homecoming :)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Dragging on

Coffee. Lake. Relaxing time. New episode of The Night Of. Is anyone else watching this??!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Amazing day

A lazy morning since I did my long run yesterday, wooooo!! Laid around and then did a ton of shopping but only found a work out shirt and some earrings. Met up with Mary Beth for coffee and then did a little more shopping - no luck. Home for beer and some junk food. Today is great, except I want my guy to come home!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016


Day off!! Instead of doing my long run on Saturday like always, I decided to do it this morning since it wouldn't be crowded on the lakeshore path. And it wasn't! I did about 12 miles, from home to Soldier Field and back and I felt pretty great for the first time in a while. And I beat the rain by about 10 minutes. Then I met Annie at Tweet for brunch for some yummy biscuits and gravy and then back home to be lazy and watch the Olympics. Hellz yeah.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Almost the weekend

Last day before a 3 day weekend! Spent all dayyyy on the project I'm doing at work and it made the day go by super fast. Made a quick trip to the gym and then came back home to watch some of the olympics and a terrible rom-com on lifetime. I think that's a great way to end the work week.

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