Top 10

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Well, it's been a crazy almost 2 weeks in Chicago. Tomorrow marks 2 weeks here, so I guess we can call it two weeks. I've moved, dealt with a very, very sick cat, and have gone a full week without internet access. Even with all the drama, I absolutely love it here. Looking forward to things calming down {hopefully}

Here is this week's top 10.

10. Kelsey came to visit this weekend. It was really nice seeing her again. We are currently hanging out on the sofa with a fire going while watching The Holiday starring Cameron Diaz. Best. Movie. Ever. What I wouldn't give to have one of those houses. James Radin is amazing.

9. Yesterday, we saw Valentine's Day. If you see it, be sure to stay for the bloopers at the end. Once you see the last one, you'll understand why I asked you to stay. I love Ta*ylor Swift, but she was pretty awful. Other than that, it was cute. Not amazing, but definitely cute.

8. The kitten is back to his troublesome, crazy self. He was really, really sick, so it's nice to have him back, even though he is in to everything again. I have never met a cat that loves food like he does. If he hears plastic wrappers or anything that may resemble a bag of treats, he's on it. The guy loves to eat. Amazing that he's only 5.5 lbs. Wish I had his freakishly fast metabolism and boundless energy.

7. I survived my first snow storm, and absolutely loved it. I actually had to take the kitten to the vet during the storm. It was really pretty. I walked around a few days later, and there is just something so nice about walking in the snow {in Hunter wellies, of course}. I love it. Speaking of my wellies, I am sort of wishing I had the fuchsia. Or the turquoise. So, so cute.

6. This is really exciting. I met an amazing designer here in Chicago, and the two of us are going to be teaming up. You may wonder what that means. Well, it means that tdg will soon be offering WordPress, website design, and pre-made website templates. I am so, so excited about this venture. We are also working on a massive redesign for my site. It is going to be a real website. Very, very professional. Did I mention that I'm just a little excited? Because I am.

5. I am loving all the snow and ice. Watching the snow fall is so magical.

4. As you may have figured out...I HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. The router was supposed to come by Tuesday, but showed up Friday and didn't work {of course it didn't work}. A man from AT&*T came out on Saturday to set it up.

I feel like I'm back in the real world, now. I have so much catching up to do. I doubt I'll be seeing much of Chicago this week. I need to work.

3. I have met some great people here in Chicago. One new friend drove me to whole foods and even picked me {and the kitten} up at the vet's office, and another came over for dinner. I have loved my time here, but being completely alone during the week has taken some adjusting. I am used to seeing someone {other than my cat} every day. Don't get me wrong -- I love it. It's just a little strange not having any close friends nearby.

2. To keep the spirit of Valentine's Day, Kelsey and I had this for dinner.

1. I am in Chicago, I have internet access and I am not in an apartment with "spirits" that like to mess with me and my clothes. I still really want those back by the way.

While we were at Urban Outfitters today, I realized I was missing another shirt. Ugh. I want my stuff. But seriously. I'm in Chicago and am hoping this week will be drama free. Is that too much to ask? I hope not.


  1. Hi! I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how your trip was going. I’m glad you had a friend come to visit and I love The Holiday too. I have it on DVD but watch it every time it comes on TV. I want to see Valentine’s Day. It looks super cute and thanks for the advice on the bloopers.

    I’m glad Dexter is better! I want some wellies and we’ve had so much snow here this winter that I never want to see it again.

    I’m excited for you about the new website. It looks like some great things are to come!

    The ice pic is so pretty and that heart shaped pizza is too cute! Happy V-day :)

  2. that pizza pie= ♥

    :) glad to hear you survived the snow!

  3. love the new look! it really reflects where you are in your life right now. are you thinking the move will be permanent???

  4. so glad to hear you are doing better!! take care!

  5. HAHA!! I’m still laughing about the spirits. That heart pizza is too cute!! :)

  6. How exciting that you'll be teaming up with someone!!

    I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying Chicago and Dex is feeling better :)

    That pizza looks so good. I should really start eating more Chicago style pizza...

  7. I watched The Holiday (and ate pizza!) last night too - a fab combo if you ask me! :)

    ... glad to hear you are now "spirit free" ;)
    But, I'm hoping the "spirits" will return your clothes!

  8. That heart pizza looks mouth watering. Yum.

    Beautiful pictures of Chicago.

    Excited to see your new work venture unfold. Especially the websites!

  9. That pizza looks good.. oh I miss a real deep dish.