Wednesday, February 28, 2007

February 28

Dinner with the Boys at Belly's

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

February 27

Daley wins another election

Monday, February 26, 2007

February 26

A view of the skyline from my dentist's office parking garage at North and Sheffield. It's so foggy, you can't even see it!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

February 25

I took this picture on our way out of town this morning. It's my high school, Benjamin Bosse High. Don't look so ghetto now, does it?

Saturday, February 24, 2007

February 24

My parents have totally remodelled their house since I moved out and got off the gravy train: stripped all the wallpaper off the walls and repainted, new windows, hardwood and tile floors, new furniture... the house looks amazing. I am a big fan of all they have done. There was were a few things that stayed the same, though, and one of those is the logs below. My mom brought back white birch logs from Michigan to put in our fireplace for decoration many moons ago, and the white birch still stays... albeit in a newly purchased and awesomely tiled-in vintage fireplace. It's kind of nice to see a little piece of Michigan and Lark's Lake staying the same in my old home.
Hanging out in Evansville rocks, I had bunches of fun with Mom today wedding-planning and shopping for bargains. ;c)

Friday, February 23, 2007

February 23

At home, hanging with the fam. Dad is doing well and has resumed his position on his "throne." (haha!) But seriously, he's doing pretty good and has enough get-well loot to divert me from the diet for awhile.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

February 22

My friend Tracy poses with her pretty-sparkly. She got engaged last week!

Congrats to Tracy and Tojy!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

February 21

My friends Nick and Beth bought me these kick-ass matching gloves and socks to cheer me up on Monday. Guess who is cooking up a Rainbow Brite outfit for Halloween this year?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

February 20

A shot of the super-icy lakefront. Thawing!

Monday, February 19, 2007

February 19

I am stressed the hell out, and it was all I could do today not to go to Alonti and order up the biggest vat of their chicken tequila pasta that they have (heavy on the tequila please).
I am being good, though, and stuck to my carrots and cucumber chips.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

February 18 - Happy Birthday, Mike!!

Birthday cupcakes, again! Mike prefers the yellow cake with chocolate icing. Check out the messed-up "M" on the one with the candle. Go me.

Here is the birthday boy, laughing at me singing the additional verse of the Happy Birthday song: "You look like a monkey, and you smell like one too!" haha.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

February 17

My treat for running 5 miles today: ice cream and red wine. YAY!

February 16

This is a view from a stairwell in a building I work in often. The stairwell is glass, and juts out into the middle of the building; suspended over the open foyer. It would be a bit scary if you were afraid of heights! But this shows the elevator bank, which is open at the back. The elevators make a dinging noise when they reach a floor, and sitting on the stairs it sounds like a slot-machine section of a casino. ding! ding! ding!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

February 15

Who is that annoying girl at the gym with pink everything?
Yeah, that would be me.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

February 14

Tonight, Mike and I went to a restaurant down the street called Joey's Brickhouse. It's pretty darn good and has a good atmosphere. The diet went out the window, in celebration of Valentine's day, and we got a cookie sundae. YUM. Not quite Schoolyard Tavern cookie sundae excellence, but close.

This next picture is of the mixing bowl/measuring cup thingy that is currently catching the drip coming from our ceiling. OUR CEILING, onto my crate and barrel rug, that cost me $12.50 a square foot. I hate this apartment building.
When I got home today there was a flier on our front door. "Act as leasing agents for this building!" Basically, they are looking for someone to work for $10 an hour + an extra $50 for each apartment leased, to show prospective renters around our apartment building. At dinner, Mike said, "You know, it would almost be worth it to be a leasing agent, and just tell everyone how much the building sucks. That would rock. AND we would make $10 an hour." Mike is very vengeful today, so watch out for that boy. Oh, and don't walk through the middle of our living room without expecting some raindrops a' fallin' on your head.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

February 13

Just so ya'll know, this window is on my shitlist. When I got our invites last week, I put them under this window at the bottom of the stairs so that I could take them upstairs and put them in the "Pile O Wedding Crap" in the loft bedroom. This morning, it occurred to me that I should move them out from under the window ASAP so that they don't get faded or anything, and when I looked at the invites they were covered in mud/water/dirt from the window, which I guess leaked. Yeah, I almost had a heart attack. Luckily, I had taken a few out and laid them on top, so those were the only ones that really got ruined, and most of them were OK. But seriously, WTF window?

Monday, February 12, 2007

February 12

I don't look any different, but I can't feel my face.
Man, I look serious in that picture! You would too, if you just got home from the dentist where you got drilled and fitted for two crowns. Love me some dental work. My dentist, though, has a mastery of the Novocain like no other. I didn't feel anything. At one point, I thought something was on my face, and I reached up to wipe it off and realized it was my lip. I'm sure someone could smack me right now and I wouldn't even feel it. Now that is numbing. So that is my fun for the day. What did you all do today?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

February 11

Mike's parents have a bird-feeder outside their window, which attracts all kinds of birds. Here, I got a good shot of a cardinal.

February 10

This weekend we went to see Mike's family in Northern Indiana. This is Aydan. His mom is saying "No hitting!" and you can see in his face "I didn't do nuthin'!"

February 9

View of Millenium Park from the Corolla!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

February 8

For the love of all that is holy, it is COLD.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

February 7

Tonight, I went out to Willow Creek in South Barrington. It is HUGE! And very cool. Here is a fountain in their front lobby.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

February 6

Winter Wonderland!

Monday, February 05, 2007

February 5

Check out my new hat! Not only is it lined in pink, but it has a hole in it for my ponytail.... so cool.
Ya'll, if you don't live here, you should be thankful right now (only during the most frigid winter do I momentarily consider moving). It is VERY VERY cold outside.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Pretty Emmy

And check out this pretty girl! Emmy got her hair done for a gala she went to last night, and I went along for a day of girl-fun with mani/pedi and popcorn ;c)

Feb 4

I've been up making meatballs all morning! Hopefully they are good! Who am I kidding, the boys will scarf them up regardless.

And this is my new favorite food: the egg white omelette. This one has turkey sausage, american cheese, brie, and spinach in it. That's my fav combination.

February 3

Choater and I drove around Chicago, jumping out and snapping pics of cool Bears decorations! Check out the flickr page for more.

Friday, February 02, 2007

February 2

Today, my group at work did this thing where we teach kids at a local elementary school for the morning. Wow - I have major respect for teachers! These are the guys I taught with (Nick on the left, and Robert on the right).

And then I took this picture of the skyline on the way back to the office.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

February 1

This is the moon rock display in the front of the Tribune building. I love looking at this thing. Isn't it weird that there is a rock from the MOON in a random display case in front of the building? I am always wondering how secure that is.