Hat Trick

You might remember the first annual Sheader Derby Party?  Well, we did it up then but one thing was missing from the first annual celebration.  This year: I wore a fascinator! I knew I was meant to be a southerner or a British old maid. Fun factor: 10 Advertisements

#227: Nog me, Bartender.

The most recent holiday season was the first time I was celebrating it in my very own home, which translated into me wanting to do everything I normally do, but on steroids. I started listening to Christmas music in late October (no joke). I hosted gift wrapping parties with myself, drinking hot cocoa and blaring…

#225: V.I.S.

I visited my good friend Suzanne this weekend in Asheville, NC.  What a pretty town!  We did lots of catching up and went on a million cute outings and meals.   I also got to: Privately shop in a store. Suzanne works at the cutest little boutique, The Gardener’s Cottage, every Saturday.  The store is closed…

#224: Born in the USA

One of Brad and my New Year’s resolutions was to see more live music.  We accomplished that.  We’ve been to one music festival, one music cruise that included around 10 bands, and a handful of concerts in different venues.  One of the biggest names we saw was that of domestic fame: I saw the Boss in concert. I…

#223: Who Ya Gonna Call?

I was a little bummed that our vacation this year (more on that in a separate post – it was a doozie) coincided with Halloween.  Since I’m now a big bad homeowner, I was excited to participate in the portion of society that hands out candy to adorable trick-or-treating tots. We did get to experience a bit…

#202: A River Ran Through It

One night this summer, we got dressed up, went out to a fun dinner and then: I went on a riverboat architectural cruise. Two avid readers might claim that this is not a new thing because I have, in fact, been on a riverboat architectural cruise before. However, this one was different in that it…

#201: Green is the new Loser Degenerate

In May I moved to an apartment on Green Street.  So, naturally: I hosted a Green Party. I mailed invitations and invited my 3 friends (literally, there were a total of three households invited) to come over and celebrate the move with a “green” theme.  (Luckily, I had 2 friends visiting from out of town…

#200: I Got Roofied

I’ve been to my share of games at the Friendly Confines in the nine years I’ve lived the Windy City.  But not until this year did I: Attend a rooftop Cubs party. We bought a Groupon and next thing you know we were slinging back drinks with every other douche in Wrigleyville. Fun Factor: 9

#199: Point Break Live

Have you had the pleasure of viewing the 1991 film Point Break?  Well, if you enjoyed that iconic feature, you might want to check out its current broadway rendition: I saw a production of Point Break Live.   Basically, it’s a live cast acting the movie’s script verbatim, with props.  It enhances how ridiculous the movie…

#198: Mass Exodus

We recently went to a Notre Dame football game with my parents.  After tailgating, eating dippin dots and a hot dog: I, and several thousand other humans, evacuated a college football stadium. The day was bizarre.  It was about 95 degrees when we were tailgating so when the rain came, it was actually quite nice….

#196: Finally an appropriate venue for Jazz Hands!

This was the Summer of the Festival.  When I first moved to Chi-town, I attended some of the various street festivals, mostly as a means to get drunk before heading to the bars.  This summer, I actually read about them and chose which ones to attend based on their purpose or neighborhood.  Among others: I…

#195: Eat a big one, P Diddy.

This new thing was UBES fun.  Brad accidentally came across it and a few weeks later we were: Dining with a critical mass of humans in public, all wearing white and eating on white plates and white tablecloths with white accessories.    We didn’t know the location of our white party until we met our…