Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In the heart of the big Apple

We have had a whirlwind of two days back in NYC. Last night I took the BF to the best restaurant in the world....Victor's Cafe on 52nd. It is a Cuban place but it was delicious. I am seriously still full.

Afterwards we went to Carnegie Hall to see a live reading of Family Guy. It was so much fun and the whole cast was there. There were some typical jaw dropping moments with teenage boy humor but we loved it. Today we headed to Radio City for the Christmas Show and it was a lot of fun. The first time I saw it I was about 9 and knew at that moment that I wanted to be a Rockette but I am about 8 inches too short.

Now we are just relaxing and getting ready for tomorrow where we will have Thanksgiving dinner with the fam. Don't worry my mom is working in the guilt trips. What would a trip home be without these gems....

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday snow

I am working from home today and just turned to look out the window and their are flurries! It is quite pretty and typical. As long as I've been here it almost always snows near Thanksgiving!

This weekend was very very productive. We've been busy doing wedding stuff these past few weeks and neglected other things. So this weekend we spent time wandering around Evanston, doing random errands and just getting some things done. I bought a new winter coat that I needed and the BF got some spices that he had been wanting.

Saturday evening, I met up with D and CBN at the chopping block. It was the food and wine of Burgundy. It was so delicious, and with the exception of the escargot, I cleaned my plate. Plus it was my favorite instructor and she is so awesome!

For lunch on Sunday, I met Nilsa. It was so great to meet her, we were chatting non stop and she gave me some great wedding tips and recommendations. Plus she recycled her wedding mags and I can't wait to go through them. I am so glad that I met another blogger.

Afterwards, the BF and I did some cleaning, hung a few photos and prints and called it a day.

Just have to get through this one day of work then I am officially on vacation!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Travel Gods

And now I am back!

Wasn't Blog Secrets a great set of reading. I checked out some new blogs and had some new comments. It was well worth it.

I was in the east coast office yesterday for another project meeting and the travel gods were not happy with me for whatever reason. I spilled hot water on my foot, then spilled ice cubes, broke two nails and stayed in a really creepy hotel. (thank you new expense rules)

Today, I sat next to a toddler on my way back to O'Hare. Who thankfully, fell asleep but kept kicking me when he stretched out.

So I am glad to be home.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Today is BlogSecret day! Below is a post by another blogger, my secret is on somebody else's blog. I welcome all new readers, old readers and comments. I will resume my regular posts in a day or two when I am back from another east coast meeting.
Special thanks to Nilsa for doing all the hard work and letting bloggers feel free to share. For a full list of participants head over to her blog for the re-cap
I'm actually getting incredibly tired of the whole bar scene (and justthe drinking/drug scene in general) but I think I'd lose over half of my friends if I stopped going out. I live in a small city with an inflated ego, where perpetual adolescence is not only acceptable, but condoned. I know people in their late 30's who are still shamelessly hitting up dance clubs packed with freshmen with fake IDs... and it's not even considered creepy. It's just what you do on Saturdays.
How sad is it that, not only do I need to be well-supported by a flask of cheap vodka to approach a guy, but I also need it to maintain mysocial life?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Finally a decision!

Well the BF and I found the place where we hope we can host our wedding reception. At first I was so overwhelmed with the questions and emails. Then we got that under control but the realization about how much places cost. It put me in a mini panic attack.

But we think we found the venue that is not too typical and is us. I am not going to reveal the details just yet.
I am very very excited. Now we have to just work on the details. We are taking my mom with us to check out a wedding expo in a few weeks and hopefully we can find what we are looking for.
One interesting thing that happened yesterday as we were checking out the last of the few venues. We stopped at a Croc store, you know the shoes:

And I scoffed, but I wanted to see what the big deal was with these shoes. So I tried a pair on and I was hooked. But what amazed me was the variety and I got a cute pair of these:

Cute huh and they are super comfy! I must say I am reformed. The BF got a pair too and is considering wearing them when we get married. So we shall see, I told him that I want him comfy so that works for me.

I also met with with Diana for our bootcamp class and the teacher canceled again. We were pissed and that was it for me. That was my last class, she went to the gym and I used my Wii Fit.
On Tuesday this blog will participate in Blog Secret, it will contain a secret from another blogger and my secret will be hosted on another blog. Thanks to Nilsa for setting this up. Be sure to check it out

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Muse droppings

Just a random kind of day

-Maryland is a nice state, I was there yesterday for a meeting for a few hours.
-O'Hare sucks
-Guacamole and chips for dinner is not a bad thing
-The BF and I make killer cookies
-Having a cat sleep on your head is better than having the cat scratch the walls
-Sleep is never overrated
-One more boot camp left to go
-Watching "Purity balls" on TLC last night freaked us out. The BF thought it was going to be an infomercial on some type of product that turns things pure.
-The office and 30 rock are on tonight…whew
-Hearing that I may have a dedicated staff to work on my project...AWESOMENESS
-We kind of set a date....sort of (more to follow)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Another Saturday night

So on Saturday night at 6 pm, where were you? Were you out on the town, watching TV, going to the movies?

I was sleeping on the couch. I was exhausted and it was only the middle of the weekend! There I was out cold while the BF was playing his video game. I was so tired from the day and Friday night. On Friday we went to look a possible wedding venue, then on Saturday morning, we had boot camp where Sgt, Crunch berries really pushed us and we did a lot of leg and arm work. My legs and butt are still killing me. Then that afternoon we went to look at two more venues and eliminated one. After that we grabbed a great late lunch/early dinner and went to do a few errands. Then I fell asleep, I woke up at around 9 to check my email and then went back to bed. Even the cat was confused as to why I was in *his* spot so early in the evening.

Sunday I lounged in bed for a bit then we went to visit the BF's dad and my friends who just had a little boy 6 weeks ago. He is so darling and made me kind of want one. My friends are so happy but sleep deprived and it was awesome to see them. We made it home and the Sunday night rituals of getting back into the swing of things and getting ready for work began.

At least there is next weekend to look forward too!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

So you got a secret

The purpose of having a blog is to write, write about your ideas, thoughts, opinions, etc. but once people start to read your blog, do you limit yourself? Do you want to share a secret but don't because people know you or your secret is out of the norm of your everday writing?

Here is your chance, Nilsa over at New Somi is organizing a blog swap, the idea is that you would write your secret, send it to her and on a designated day, your secret will be posted on someone else's blog. Your blog will post someone else's secret.

So you can get whatever you really wanted to say off of your chest!

I am going to participate.

Here is how you can too.


I have a crush, the BF knows fully about it and supports it. He actually likes the guy and he lets him hang out in our bedroom on most nights. I sometimes fall asleep with his voice ringing in my head.

Who is it you ask…why it is this man here.

I adore him. He was the one who broke the news to us about President Elect Obama. He was the one that we turn to each night to put things into perspective, make us laugh and make us think.

He made it on to our invite list.

Who is your crush???

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Yes We CAN...

As of 10 pm CST.

Yes we DID.

What a day, what a moment in time, what a piece of history that I am proud to be a part of.

God bless America, God bless us one and all!

What ?!?!?!?

What are you doing here.....VOTE

Monday, November 03, 2008

Decisions to make

I had boot camp again this past weekend and my abs got a bit of a workout. Granted the instructor was about 20 minutes late and kept harping about cereal and how he allows himself 5 pieces of candy a day, it was a good one. I followed up the session with the WII fit yesterday and further "toned" the abs. I totally worked up a sweat.

Saturday afternoon my friend and I went to look at bridal gowns. It was a totally different experience from my first shop last week. Last week the woman was so attentive this week, not so much. I tried on about 8 dresses and narrowed it down to two. One was a cash and carry (meaning if I had the cash I could have taken it with me) the other one had to be ordered. I only found a photo of the latter and send it to my mom and MOH. However, my mom likes the one I tried on last week better and my MOH loves the one I tried on this weekend. I need my mom to get here and look at them with me. Decisions, decisions! That night the BF and I went out to dinner just the two of us and it was nice. We haven't had a dinner out together in quite a while.

Yesterday, being lazy was on the agenda. We took care of some house cleaning activities and just vegged (and wii fitted). The BF made a turkey dinner with fresh homemade mac and cheese. It was so good, the turkey was perfect! The day got away from us though.

Tomorrow is election day so go VOTE!