Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Well, this may have been the most productive day of my life. I woke up early to run and I was insanely busy at work because our receptionist got promoted and we are waiting for the new one to start. So I'm having to handle expenses and travel for 4 people, plus sorting the mail, getting any UPS packages ready, still doing training sessions, ordering supplies, ordering food for meetings. Oh mahhhhh gahhhhh. Damn. But I love it here! Everyone is so helpful and friendly so it's all good. I went home and did 3 loads of laundry, bought some groceries, bought new flowers for my apt, FaceTimed with my cousin's little man, swiffered, changed a bunch of light bulbs, etc etc. SO MUCH DONE. Yay me!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


3 mile run left me drenched in sweat this morning. I had planned to wake up at 6:45 but instead woke up at 5:30 and then 6:15 so I just decided to get up even earlier and run. Lots of people out too. This humidity is killing my training but I'm trying to just push through. Sidenote: I have an addition to my work desk. Kyna happened to have a My Little Pony in her car and said I could have it. My new friend! The only suggestion of a name that I've received is Firebutt. I'll take it.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Pics 1-5

Pic 1 - great view ruined by Trump. Pic 2 - Great view. Pic 3 - AJ's view of me at dinner. Pic 4 - old school sign on Belmont. Pic 5 - AJ's new girlfriend.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Food and Netflix

Breakfast at Ann Sather! I finally branched out and had something different. I tried the bacon/cheddar potato pancakes and they were just as good as they sound. And they came with a side of sour cream! So I had this for breakfast and then dinner and then a late snack. I stayed in most of the day because the heat is even worse today. I was tired just walking 2 blocks to a coffee shop. I finished Stranger Things though! It's on Netflix and YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT. No spoilers, no nothing. It's awesome.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Heat

A beautiful day for a run!! Did I say beautiful? I meant terrible and hot and humid. My goal was 10 miles and I made it to about. By mile 1 I was drenched in sweat and constantly had to stop. I've realized there's no point running in extreme heat. It doesn't help me at all. I met up with Kelly and Gideon to go shopping for his 1st bday! I got to push him in the cart while making farting noises. Not sure if other people found it annoying but other kids found it hilarious. I met up with AJ later at Long Room and met some of his college friends, most of whom I already knew. Plenty of cocktails and plenty of goofiness :)

Friday, July 22, 2016


Another hot one today. Work was a bit slow so I left early and went down to the fitness room. Then visited AJ at work for some free dinner. We had a Cop Squad show tonight which got cancelled and I blame the heat. It's so miserable out so I'm sure everyone wants to stay in the AC. Oh well, we had drinks at Annoyance and then I was yelled at by a couple different men in passing cars on the way home. I'm so popular!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bad Apple. Good Burger.

Dinner at Bad Apple! I had The Fig Is In - Tyranena Chief Blackhawk porter, fig & bacon relish, goat cheese, smoked onion. I don't think I even finished it, AJ had to help me. Too much foooooood. But really good and I found a great beer from Pipeworks (I think) and it was a pineapple flavor. So good! We ran over to Half Acre for more beer but in the middle of drinking it I felt sooooo bloated and gross. So I couldn't really enjoy it. Oh well, it's summer so I'm indulging!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

If you like pina coladas....

A very ominous lunch break today as the skies turned basically black. Annnnnd then it sprinkled for about 3 minutes. I met up with Neil at Annoyance tonight to grab a couple drinks. Actually, 3 drinks. It's one of my favorite places to hang because you're always happy to see people and there's no cliquey feeling or arrogance. And also, there are 2 older guys with Hawaiian shirts that may be sitting at the bar with a beer.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Check out this dope ass sky. I visited AJ after work for some free yummy pasta. I'm poor until hopefully tomorrow when my last unemployment payment kicks in. Pleeeease! AJ made me a Moscow mule tonight that was WAY too strong so I fell asleep on the bus home and then again when I got home. I'm 37!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Everything in moderation

Ran after work today to continue with my training, finally! The weather was slightly cooler (meaning low 80s). So I ran about 6 miles and then appropriately laid on my bed watching The Real Housewives of Orange County and eating leftover pasta. Hey, I deserve it. But I should seriously cut back on all the carbs/sugar I'm eating. We'll see how that goes.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Sunday! My favorite day! Because I get to spend all day with AJ! We grabbed brunch at Orange. I had the mini pancake flight, aaaaaahhhhhh! Although, I could've done without the blueberry jello on the blueberry pancake. Not great. I couldn't even finish it, so much food. And AJ made dinner tonight. BLTs with avocado and then pasta salad on the side. He my favorite :)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Babies and boats

Hung out with these goofballs today. I ran up north to meet Kelly and Gideon. Only 5 miles but I should've ran about 10. Oh well, I'll catch up soon enough. I went to the beach after for some sun and relaxation but the people on jet skis kept me from the relaxation part.

Friday, July 15, 2016


Annie and I visited AJ at work tonight. So busy there so I hardly got a chance to talk to him but we had Moscow mules and some yummy pasta and then I went home to crash. After a kinda busy week, it's nice to crash on Friday nights!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lunchy lunch

Lunch break in Tribune Plaza! Even though it's so freakin hot, I've been finding some shady places by the office for lunch before it gets too cold and we all have to stay inside and get depressed. And there's food trucks over here too! And a Whole Foods! But since I'm not getting paid for 2 more weeks, I should really go grocery shopping. Hehehe. Or buy good food every day and be broke. That's what I usually do. Because it's sooooo easy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


My new commute includes a stop at Ohio St. so I can go to Dunkin Donuts and get my bacon wake up wrap and small cream and sugar. Same breakfast for 5+ years. So much bacon!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Day 2

Day 2! I'm really loving working here on Michigan Ave. My commute is short and I have a short little walk to Dunkin Donuts. But being so close to Lavazza and Eataly might change my coffee pit stop. We shall see. More training today for all kinds of stuff. Everyone is so helpful and really wanting me to be comfortable. No complaints here! (Except my allergies are driving me crazy)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Day 1!

First day at work! I am loving it. My boss is so relaxed and fun and so is everyone else here. The training is really helpful and I feel really comfortable here. So excited! Did I ever mention my title? I'm executive assistant and office manager! I even get to assist with the hiring process of a new receptionist! Woohoo! Getting laid off from my last job really was a blessing in disguise.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Back to reality

Last day in Michigan. It's been a really nice break from the city and a great way to end my time between jobs. We went to the pool again today and then had some brats for lunch and made our way back. As soon as we got into Indiana, there was so much traffic. But once we hit Illinois and even got into the city, it was smooth sailing. Tomorrow is my first day at my new job! Cannot wait! Also, very nervouuus.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Saturday Schmaturday

Took a ride today in AJ's dad's jeep. So awesome. We drove through the state park and by the water and through what was basically the forest. Even hit some huge mud puddles!! We walked up the dunes and took some pics and then grabbed ice cream and more beer and headed home to grill and watch movies. Not bad!


Friday, July 08, 2016

Michigation.......Michigan vacation

Ran a few errands this morning with AJ and his dad. He had to fix something on his car and we stopped by this shop with all these amazing classic cars! Then off to the pool at his aunt's house where we swam and had pie! Yup, his aunt bakes everything under the sun and baked a pie just for AJ! (And me). Blueberry peach.....and it was DELICIOUS. We met his aunt and uncle for beers and dinner and then took a walk at sunset. Yay Michigan!

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