Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

loved playing tourist around chicago with cindy & sara this weekend! :)
i miss taryn, jt, & aaron aready.
they're probably my 3 besties in chicago & they all just moved into an apt downtown this weekend. that means a lot less weekday dollar beer nights at dj's & nights out at tracy's. it's going to be so lonely around here. :(
boys make me sad.
i'm beginning to think i'm cursed when it comes to relationships. i don't even want to get into it.
god, please make things happen for me.
great things. asap.
happy 25th birthday, casey!!!!
haha, so approp. :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Flashback Friday

nickelodeon's snick

yay visitors!!!!!!
picking sara & cindy up from the airport at 3.
woop woop!
i can't wait for this weekend o' fun! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's All Been Done....

yes, fashion highlights from the sag awards have been covered more than the speculated brangelina split, but i just have to give a quick shout-out to my favorite actress, kate hudson, for choosing the. hottest. dress of the night.
girlfriend sure knows how to rock the backless dress.

Music Monday

...i know, i know...
i just love miley.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i want to go to the shedd aquarium.
if only i could find someone to take advantage of this with me.
& expensive.
i wish i played tennis.
mainly because i think the outfits are so cute.
i would absolutely take a treehouse vacation.
just not for my honeymoon, please.
but i'd still much rather be hanging on the beach.
i hate cold weather.
i can't can't can't wait for sara & cindy to visit this weekend!!!!
i have a party for us to go to dt saturday night. woop! call me, we'll talk weekend deets. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Flashback Friday


off to work out at my fab new gym. :)
customer appreciation at dj's tonight! it's gonna get wild.
have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

McQueen Me

i've been meaning to post about these alexander mcqueen pumps ever since i saw them on some other website or blog a couple weeks ago, but it kept slipping my mind.
& then silly rach beat me to it.
they may not be new news to you, but they're just so awesome that i had to post them regardless.

no work today, woo hoo!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Music Monday

set the fire to the third bar

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i have some major catching up to do on baby blog. here's my life:
last weekend: some hanging at taryn's, some tracy's (of course), some serious boy cuteness.
thursday night: spiked spiced apple cider + peppermint schnapps hot chocolate + friends + tracy's + after-hours sledding + slipping on an ice patch + a twisted knee = shitshow.
friday night: no.
last night: oh geeze.
despite the on-again-off-again cuteness, i'm still majorly confused about the boy sitch.
he's super cute & flirty, he tells me he likes me, he doesn't call.
i'm still l.o.v.i.n.g. xsport.
i'm going to yoga with liz tomorrow night. & i have my (rescheduled) fitness evaluation tuesday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

XSport Fitness

guess what i did yesterday.....
crossed one of my many new years resolutions off the list
& joined xsport fitness!!
this summer i did the free 7 day trial with my cousin lisa.
i liked it - the gym was huge, they offer like 30 classes a week, there's a rock climbing wall, a tanning salon, an aquatic center, and hundreds of machines - but i already had a free membership at the time so it just wasn't worth it.
but being without a gym for the past month (my family membership expired in december) was starting to make me totally stir-crazy. i mean, with a foot of snow on the ground, it's not like i can just go for a run around the mwc. & while i am by no means a gym junkie or fitness freak, i definitely notice a difference in my energy, mood, and overall health when i'm working out regularly vs. not. so i caved & joined.
& i couldn't be more excited about it!!

reasons i already love xsport:
you pay month-to-month.
you have a full month to decide if you like it.
if not, you get a full refund.
the gym is open 24 hrs a day.
it's $39/mo & membership includes unlimited access to the pool & all of the classes offered.
i did the "muscle max" class followed by "six pack attack" last night & i'm definitely feeling it today, which i love because, duh, that means it's working.
xsport is massive & has an insane amount of machines, all of which come with their own little tv.
so i don't have to watch soap operas with the woman next to me & there's no waiting around for the elliptical.
when you join, you get a free fitness evaluation by a personal trainer.
i'm meeting with him tomorrow at 1:30. he'll tell me how out of shape i really am, what kinds of workouts with best benefit my body to get the results i want, how many calories i should be eating a day, etc. i'm psyched!!
i have friends who are members there.
workout buddies!

so if you decide to join xsport or at least check it out, which i highly recommend you do, please give them my name as a reference. if you do, i get a free month!! which - lets be real - i could definitely use.
happy working out, lovers.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Music Monday

body language

3 days without heat in my house is 3 days too long. ca-ca-code.

...time for bed...
i have to work at urban from 4:45-11 tomorrow morning.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

friday night was wild.
fun fun fun! & i'm so glad alyssa came to the burbs. meeeessed you, lover!
this boy sitch is a mess.
i'm relationship retarded.
i think these winners of the 2009 shoemania design competition are pretty sweet.
there's something wrong with sammy cat. :(
she's been shaking like a leaf & randomly freaking out all day. poor baby. i know it sounds silly, but if you wouldn't mind saying a little prayer for her, i would appreciate it. i love the little bug.
i can't wait for sara & cindy to come to chicago at the end of january!!
visitors!!!!! :) start thinking of things you want to do. tracy's doesn't have to be on the list.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Get It Right, Get It Tight

on the schedule for today:

Flashback Friday

best of the '90s
as decided by me.

i'm going over to taryn's tonight for blackout christmas exchange round II. apparently she has bottles & bottles of alcohol left over from the first one, so we're having a little pre-party. & then we'll go to tracy's... of course. lets just hope it doesn't get too wild - i have to work at urban from 12-6 tomorrow. woof.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Deal Alert

did you know that the la tan in downer's grove (off ogden ave.) offers $5 tuesday tans??
that's $5 for however long you choose to tan in whatever level bed. considering that my 15 minutes in a level 2 bed costs $13 per sesh, i'd say it's a pretty spectacular deal.
go get yo' glow on, sista.
but remember to use lotion!
glowing tan: good. skin cancer: bad.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Little J

i love taylor momsen's wolford tights.
i've been looking for a pair like them since i saw this picture in who what wear.
i can't find the exact ones on the website, but these are supa cute too & pretty similar in the black/black. yes yes.

Music Monday

my world

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

new years eve was fun - we celebrated at my friend alan's condo at trump tower in the city. more than anything, i was happy not to ring in 2010 at tracy's.
but the boy i've been whatever with lately had other new years plans, so i didn't have a new years kiss this year. my life is depressing.
the candlesticks & the grill are my favorites.
margaux & i went on a 45 min excursion trying to find the nearest tcby.
it was worth it. even though i feel sick now.
we're currently watching my sister's keeper.
i think it's the saddest movie i've ever seen. i've cried 83 times already.

Friday, January 1, 2010


happy new year!!!
i hope you had fun celebrating last night & i wish you a blessed 2010.
here's to another year & all the possibilities it has in store for us!

a few of my new years resolutions:
save money. put that money in my savings account & don't touch it.
get a full-time, well-paying job.
move out of my parents' house & into an apartment in the city.
work out at least 3 days a week.
eat more healthy foods.
get a boyfriend.
get to know myself better. figure out what i really want out of life. & figure out a way to get it.
be better about keeping in touch with long distance friends.
don't settle.
be open to possibilities.