#74- Romancing myself

I thought I’d spice up my simple lunch on this rainy day, so: I had a candle-lit lunch. The apartment seemed empty and depressing on this dismal Thursday. Since the Feds have given the official word that spring and summer are, in fact, never coming, I thought I’d better start thinking of cozy little activities…

#73- Anyone know a good belt-clip guy?

I have this bad habit of losing my cell phone. I’ve had three in the past 6 months- a feat of which I am not proud. [Cue my parents and sister posting belittling comments after reading this] In any event, it happened again this weekend sometime in the 4 hours between standing in line to…

#72- Sincerely, Awesome.

For those of you who loved this post, but were too cheap to drop the $9, no fear.  I have found a very abridged (and free) quick fix to this obsession, because today:           I created an electronic signature.  You can do it too, here.  It took me less than a minute.  Going forward, I will…

#71- Christmas in March

I took part in a random gift swap.  This is the kind of thing you too can do if you search blogs for days on end without breaking for sleep.  I got home from Vegas and my package was waiting cutely and patiently for me.  I was paired up with Suze from PA.  And boy…

#70- Trunk Show

Today, I bought a piece of art. The painting was from the most recent show on display at the gallery outside of the offices where I work.  Since January 7th, the day of the installation, I have been coveting this piece. Today the artist picked up his work and offered me a deal. Now I…

#69- What happens in Vegas goes on the blog.

I went to Las Vegas this past weekend and had a blast. I imagined there would be many new things for me to conquer. I planned to play roulette and shoot a gun, but in the end did neither. Instead, I spent quality time in a freezer drinking vodka. So:               I sipped vodka in…

#68- When life hands you lemons, clean your microwave.

Tonight:   I cleaned my microwave using a lemon.   Photo of microwave before cleaning below. I am fairly certain no one has ever shit-socked the microwave, although the photo would indicate otherwise.   The materials used are below. I thought it would be nice to use a bowl made for holding popcorn as the…

#67- Let’s add a dash more Prozac to the water

Just another day of social experimenting over here. I would say that I am pretty decent to strangers. For the most part, I try to make eye contact and smile. Today, I made a conscious choice and: I said “hello” to everyone I passed on the street. Back at the lab, I used my T-I…

#66- Hot Young Talent

Tonight: I attended the Kendall College Monday Night Dining Series. Kendall College is a culinary school here in Chicago. The curriculum incorporates many real-life circumstances into the mix, which was how I was able to enjoy a delicious five course meal there tonight. The students’ assignment each Monday during the ten week course is to…

#65- New and Improved

Last summer I bought a cute little step stool from a garage sale that my friends hosted. It lives in the kitchen and I use it quite a bit. It needed a makeover, so today: I refurbished a piece of furniture. This ho has been around the block. She’s ready to get back out there….

#64- I’ll be sure to request off next year

As I’ve mentioned before, I waitress at a restaurant a night or two each week. I worked last night- also known as Chicago’s day to get completely shit-faced celebrate St. Patrick. I worked this same Saturday night last year, so I was mentally prepared for the wide-range of belligerent jackasses that were going to enter…

#63- This one is on me, guys. But I accept reimbursements too.

So, I have been a little slow on the posts lately, I do realize.  It’s been a busy week, and I promise to catch up as soon as possible.  I have done something new:                  I purchased a plane ticket to Europe. Some of you that know me might be thinking, “Wait, she has been…