the top 10

Sunday, February 21, 2010

10. This was my first official week back to work. Because I have internet access.

9. On Monday, I had the pleasure of {finally} meeting my blog friend Ashley. Already knew I loved her because we have spent countless hours chatting away. It was so nice to finally meet!

8. I saw the most beautiful sunset this week. This photo doesn't do it justice. The sky was so pink. It was gorgeous.

7. On Wednesday, I walked 2.5 miles {round trip} to Trader Joe's. Yes, that means that I carried my groceries home. I actually love not having a car. First, I am reducing my carbon footprint {awesome, right?}, no car insurance, no car payment, no gas... So it's a great city that enables me to be a little more green. Amazing.

Passed this while I was out walking this week.

Chicago is still so new and exciting. I get a rush every time I walk through the city. I absolutely love it here. I think I may have mentioned that once or twice.

6. On Thursday night, I attended Crave Chicago's Blissful Blogette Party. I met some fabulous Chicago bloggers, and had dinner afterward with this blogger, this one, and this one, too. I met another girl from CA, and we are planning on meeting up soon. I really like the girls I've met so far, and actually met up with this one again on Saturday for lunch. The people here are so nice. 1000x better than the people in LA.

5. I designed the mock-up for my new website {that link is clearly not my design, but the "coming soon" is pretty exciting}. I think I want to go in a completely different direction with the design. I cannot believe that I met someone to collaborate with just a few days after arriving in Chicago. This is going to be amazing. We already have some interest in web design! I also redid tdg for now, because the vday banner had to come down.

4. Brothers and Sisters & Housewives were new tonight. Brothers & Sisters was sad, but good. I love that show.

3. I did some online shopping this weekend. That's what happens when I am left to my own devices. I sort of did something irrational and purchased the watch in my "love it. hate it." post. This way I can tell what time it is without having to look at my phone. And it's really cute. I also got these shoes 70% off! They will look so cute with skinny jeans. Hopefully I can walk in them without making a complete fool of myself. I have some serious heel issues. I love them,but am not the best at walking in them.

2. I checked Oprah's website to see if she had any availabilities to see the show and she did. I had to write a letter saying why I'd like to be in the audience. I explained how I've always talked about going to Chicago {but was not a traveler and was sure I'd never make it here} and how I'm here now so I just have to go to Oprah. I also told the story of how I saw her at the grocery store in Montecito. Not counting on getting selected, but it would be amazing.

1. The kitten has learned that he can access the fridge from the kitchen counter, and then climbs the walls. Literally. I'm in a loft and the walls don't go up to the ceiling. So he climbs to the top and hangs out up there. It completely freaks me out. He spends the rest of his time napping on the fridge.


  1. Oh man, good thing that Dexter's not afraid of heights! Looking at him up so high is scary so totally can understand why it would be freaky.

    Awesome top 10 list. Have a great week!

  2. Love the shoes! I hope you get selected to be in the Oprah audience.

  3. I have been reading EVERY post since you moved to Chicago...I am so proud of you!! I am thrilled that you are having such a great time, and meeting so many new people...think you will stay?? LOVE the shoes..share the website! Look at Dexter...he is pretty happy with himself :)

  4. Loved everything about this post and so thrilled that you are enjoying Chicago. It’s amazing, because your excitement and love for that city is exactly how I feel about Nashville, ha!!! :) Love you!

  5. That would scare me too if the cat was up there! Luckily they have 9 lives :)

    And hey, your story sounds good to me, hopefully you can get to go see Oprah.

  6. I LOVE Brothers and Sisters! It was a really good episode this week! I always make sure to catch it and Grey's every week. They are the only ones I hate to miss!

  7. Just came across your blog and love it!

  8. Ah, I feel so special that I made it into the top 10. Thanks, friend. It was amazing and perfect meeting you! Thanks for the pizza and the memories!

  9. Just found your blog via Just a Girl. Just wanted to give you a big, warm welcome to Chicago! I lived in the city for 5 years and moved out to the northwest burbs three years ago. I miss it. Can I live vicariously through you? :)