Monday, August 29, 2011

Dog City

Hello! I am living in Lake View for a couple of weeks while dog sitting for some friends. Dean is the dog. He is a good dog, but the more I get to know him the more I realize how sensitive he is - haha, he is very needy. He hates to be alone, so he'll keep a close eye on me when I'm around to make sure I don't leave. Sometimes I feel bad for him, living in a small apartment in a city - but I suppose he seems okay. I've been watching him since Friday, and we've gone to the dog beach twice already. He loves to fetch! He has no interest in any of the other dogs, unless they too are fetching. In which case he would like to have whatever item it is that they're playing with. At one point this morning, he acquired 3 tennis balls at the beach. He tried to herd them into a safe pile, but was unsuccessful. I like taking him there because he runs/swims A LOT. I want him to be tired so he's less anxious. We'll work on it.



Monday, August 15, 2011


Today much time was spent searching Craigslist for jobs. A fruitless endeavor it turned out to be! Unless depression is a fruit. I am surprised that my frisbee fellow hasn't gotten back to me about the job situation, I was hoping that would lead to something - even just an interview! Ahhh well, just have to keep looking elsewhere.

Went to a couple of animal shelters in the city this past weekend. I only cried about 4 times. Haha I am so dramatic. But seriously, some of the faces these dogs made were just punch you in the heart sad. I wanted to take them all home. I fell in love with a brown and white lab/german shepherd mix pup. She was sleeping next to another pup and they were HOLDING HANDS. Ahhhhh so cute.

Last day of frisbee is tomorrow. Lots of stuff for me to do tomorrow. Pick up my *new* bridesmaid dress (in the appropriate size), mow the lawn, go to Target, and perhaps go make some food for my sickly girlfriend. That would be nice of me. Met her parents yesterday. NERVOUS LEAH. I suppose it could have gone worse. I think they have neutral feelings towards me. Meh.

Okay. My dryer beeps at me.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Epic week is coming to an end! I have been in the city all week; just got home an hour ago. I missed my bed and all of it's squishy gloriousness. I had big plans of posting pictures from this week, but my camera is downstairs. I am not going back. Too far!!!!!

Last weekend the New Yorkers came, good times were had! Sara and Alex are pretty fly. Here's a link to Sara's blog: She did a couple of posts on her time in Illinois. Her camera is awesome and takes excellent pictures. 2 of my aunts were staying at my home last weekend. They have since left. On Monday and Tuesday I helped out (a small amount) at the trade show in Merchandise Mart.

Tuesday was supposed to be a day of Ultimate Frisbee, but due to lightning, Brittny and I crashed Amanda's apartment and drank fancy/glamorous beers while watching a show about a briefcase...and a GPS.

Wednesday went to the beach with miss Brittny. It was perfection. Minus my sunburn. It's one of those burns where you can clearly see what parts of my back I didn't reach enough with the sunscreen. Very sexy. And wednesday night Amanda and I went to Navy Pier to see a show at the Shakespeare Theater. A murder mystery! It was funny and also a musical. And also 1 guy played the part of about 9 characters. Then if you could even believe it when the play was over we shared a hotdog and watched fireworks. Navy Pier isn't my favorite place in Chicago, but it actually was a very lovely date :)

Thursday was...yesterday. the Chive party! Ahhhhhhh so fun. "I am obsessed with this night" was said multiple times. So many drinks were drank. That is what happens when you have an open bar all night. It was fun for me to meet the guys who I always see pictures of, and who post things that have brightened many hours of my life. They are a lot of fun.

Unfortunately today was a bit of a waste. So so sos os ososososos hungover. Ew. I have consumed sleeping pills and showered. So I'm ready for a solid 10 hours of sleep tonight. Hopefully the hangover will be gone tomorrow! I need bacon. Oh, speaking of bacon, on Sunday morning we made pancakes with a slice of bacon inside. <3 delicious.

peace and blessings. peace. and blessings.