Monthly Archives: April 2014

#TBT

I figured today on the blog we could do a little installment of ‘Throwback Thursday’. Where I tell you some embarrassing and silly stuff about me in times past.

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Let’s begin with this:

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Yup- that’s me. In my favorite cat sweater. Apparently, back in the day somewhere I used to like cats. Like them so much so, I wanted them on my sweaters. With polka dots and glitter bling. You’re jealous- I know.

Here’s some more #tbt stuff for you:

  • I know I mentioned this somewhere on here before- but I used to think it was called ‘Noah’s Zark’. And the ‘Heimlich Remover’ (ps- this makes sense, you are REMOVING something after all, hopefully you are anyways).
  • My first CD was C+C Music Factory, which my sister bribed me to do her chores for.
  • I used to watch Bob Ross on channel 11 after cartoons ended, and if you say you didn’t ever do this you’re a liar.

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  • I saw ‘Scream’ and ‘Copycat’ when I was too young and would always check under bathroom stalls in public bathrooms for bathroom creepers. I may or may not still do this from time to time. 
  • My OLDER sister used to break into my diary and threaten that she was going to tell my crushes I liked them. I’m pretty sure this was supposed to be my job…
  • All of my older sisters also told me I was adopted. I would then go ask my dad and he would say I wasn’t. I’d go back to them all smug- ‘Dad told me the truth- I know I’m not adopted’. To which they would respond; “He just doesn’t want to tell you the truth so your feelings won’t be hurt”. Identity crisis ensued.
  • I used to beg, plead, and demand that the dentist give me braces because I thought they were so cool.
  • My first AIM screen name was ~*princessgrl31*~ (OHHH YEA- I’m contemplating going back to that one).
  • I read the entire Nancy Drew series. Forget that Babysitter’s Club nonsense. I had real problems to solve. Missing jewels n’ shit.
  • My dad used to tell me aliens ‘laid their eggs’ in asphalt chunks that broke off the side of the road. He would point to tiny pebbles and tell me if I picked them out and saved them, they would hatch and I would have  a baby alien. He called them ‘Jujubabies’. After about 3 weeks of watching these damn pebbles in a jar I asked him why they hadn’t hatched yet and he told me to keep waiting. GOD I WAS SO GULLIBLE.

That’s it for this installment of #tbt.

Let’s hear some of your Throwback moments- tell me I was not the only paranoid, gullible, “adopted” child!

Busy Busy Bee

So hey, it was 70+ degrees on Saturday and now there’s snow on the ground. That’s pretty cool.

NOT.

Seriously Mother Nature has no regard for my emotions. Like at all. I can’t do this anymore. Even my snow scraper gave up on winter this morning.

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Now, for me to explain my absence on this here blog. I have been seriously researching going back to school to further my education student loan debt.  Which has taken up a lot more of my time than I would have liked. Also, it’s my ‘busy’ time of year at work which between both of those things makes my days actually full at work.

I promise to try to be a better blogger from here!

I thought today I would talk about those books I told you I would review back in, oh you know- DECEMBER. Let me explain- it took me much longer to get through them than I’d like to admit and I returned some before even finishing. *SHAME ON ME* (I know).

Numero Uno- The Gods of Gotham It was good. I’d give it 3.5 of 5 stars. It was long, and very detailed- ideal for the history buffs out there. What I gathered from the introduction is the author did a lot of historical research for the book- down to geographical layouts of New York at the time, and the slang which was used. The story was intriguing and well written- although maybe dragged on a little in places. When I explained the story to my husband he mentioned that it seemed similar to the movie Gangs of New York– which in a lot of ways it was. If you’re into history and like to have all the details and like a good mystery this one’s for you.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened– I read about 1.5 chapters and had to return it. I read The Bloggess online and she’s really funny. But the book was too scattered for me. It jumped from thought to thought and was just too much to keep up with. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it, but I just couldn’t get into it. I did laugh out  loud a couple times though- so there’s that. Maybe I’ll try it as like a vacation beach read or something.

Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church– I liked this book a lot. I haven’t read many Memoir type books but this one was good. It was written in a conversational tone, without making things too casual. You definitely get emotionally involved (unless you have no soul-sort of just kidding) in what’s going on and by the end if you’re like me– you might bawl a bit.

Girls in White Dresses– I also returned this one (We’re 2 for 2 here- kind of embarrassing). I just didn’t have time to read it before it was due, and it wasn’t as high on my list of things I wanted to get through as the others were. I will most likely go back for it.

Also- if you haven’t read the Divergent books yet- go do it. They’re set in Chicago so you kind of have to love them just because of that. And if you saw the movie, then you automatically know Theo James, I mean Four, I mean Tobias Eaton is GORGEOUS. So there’s that too.  I MEAN COME ON, LOOK AT THIS!

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Now I am on to Adulting, which I had started and then put down in place of the Divergent series.

If you don’t follow me on Goodreads yet, you can (just click that there link) for more of this type of nonsense.

Are you in the middle of reading anything these days? Just finish something great? Share in the comments!

Well, Happy Tuesday kids!

Style in the City- Little Goat

So guys I’m pretty excited about a new collab with Jalpa over at Samosa Pop (pop over there to see her post as well!). We are calling it “Style in the City”- each month we will go try out a new restaurant, bar, coffee shop, etc. and post about our experience there, and what we wore. Because honestly, who really needs an excuse to get dressed up and go out to eat…well, maybe sometimes me. Ha!   Anyways, without further ado- here is our first month!

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picstitch (1) Little Goat Diner is a more relaxed (and breakfast-y) spin off of Stephanie Izard’s Girl & the Goat. Located in the West Loop, with a complete diner look- sans the campy red glitter vinyl booths-this place is equal parts gourmet, casual, and classic. With the trademark surprising-yet-makes-sense menu items such as Bull’s Eye French Toast (Sweet Onion Brioche, crispy chicken, and a BBQ maple syrup) and Tiramisu milkshakes- this place has something for everyone. They had Mac & Cheese on the menu so of course I had to have it. Jalpa and I split it as an app, and it was very good- crunchy topping, and plenty of cheesey gooeyness. picstitch (2) I was torn between the french toast (mentioned above), the fried chicken dinner, and the meat ravioli. I took our server’s (Jeremy, who did a great job!) advise and went for the fried chicken dinner (Also the pricier of the three- I see what you did there, Jeremy- I’m a server too!). Not to say the meal wasn’t worth every penny- a breast, leg, and wing, with a scoop of some seriously awesome mashed potatoes and gravy, with coleslaw, and a biscuit. The portions are huge- this is a photo of our plates- AFTER we finished. Hello, leftovers! picstitch (3) Now for the outfit. I went with something casual because I knew it wasn’t too fancy of a place,  that’s the only look I pull off well, because I was coming from work and I don’t usually go too crazy there. And like the awesome bloggers we are, we didn’t take any photos of our outfits- so I will explain/recreate them here. I wore medium/dark wash skinny jeans, with a chiffon tank and a neon yellow sweater over it with some studded combat boots. Something fun, a bit spring-y (because I SWEAR it HAS to be coming soon right?) and a few fun accessories.

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Something similar to that. Here are a few more options for the tank top: here, here, or here. And more Sweater options: here and here.
Also, go out and get one of those Revlon Colorburst Balms because they are amazing.
Now, go visit Jalpa, and see what she had to say about her meal and outfit!
Until next month kids!
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Cheers!