10:32 a.m. crabby >:(
11:49 a.m. Met Aharona and her friend for breakfast. I am no longer crabby.
I really am a grumpy girl when I'm not fed. I don't mean to be!
11:57 a.m. finally time for a shower. yay!
Didn't really have the chance before breakfast. Several people trying to use one little bathroom sometimes works out that way.
1:13 p.m. time for some shopping!
And oh, was there shopping!
1:48 p.m. there's a guy on the train who is so pretty! I'll not tell him. For multiple reasons.
4:55 p.m. did a lot of damage at Lush.
5:33 p.m. lush bags are heavy
This was after I talked myself out of buying some Prada frames at some eyeglass/sunglass place at northbridge. They were pretty though. Sparkley! And cute! Oh well! I went to Lush for staples I was out of and managed to get a few extra things too. But free stuff so it works out, I think. Well after the fact - the store was just overwhelming - I remembered that there were things that Mary wanted me to pick up last time I was there. Drat!
6:51 p.m. Waiting for dinner to arrive. Then going to fireworks.
We got dinner delivered. Pizza for Steve & Mom and some stuffed shell pasta for me. The sauce was fabulous. Then Rita & Tomas picked us up and we headed down to Navy Pier to watch fireworks. Tomas did some daring parking but it all worked. No one got stuck getting out.
8:26 p.m. at Navy Pier to watch fireworks!
8:34 p.m. this might be entertaining. we are closely surrounded by lots of people.
8:18 p.m. the fireworks were short, but pretty. minus the parts I didn't see because of the sucky people in front of me.
9:36 p.m. having a frozen strawberry margarita at el chango loco. gotta wait for the crowd to thin a bit.
9:47 p.m. Steve's mom is drinking a beer. Aww!
Rita & Mom both had a beer each. I think I much preferred my strawberry margarita.
10:49 a.m. I'm awake! I finally slept a long time!
12:44 p.m. Time to go to Ethel's!
For now, the one in Skokie is still open. They don't know when they'll close. Just that it will happen. I'm glad I got to make a trip there. Yay chocolate! I bought an obscene amount. Some of it was gifts though. I bought a lot of chocolate this trip. Not just Ethel's but also Vosges and The Chocolate Garden.
3:11 p.m. I am full of Marvelous Mocha! Bleah! Yay! But bleah!
This was one of the reasons I was glad we got to make a trip there. I can order chocolates from their online store, but I will be Marvelous Mocha-less once they close! I will be sad!
4:25 p.m. time for movie than dinner then navy pier
That's not exactly how it went. But that was the plan at the time. Steve, Mom, & I went to see... um. why is my mind blanking? The bank robber movie with Johnny Depp. Um... Oh, right. I twittered about it about two posts later. Public Enemies. Yay Johnny Depp!
4:36 p.m. I am sleepy
4:58 p.m. Seeing Public Enemies. Johnny Depp. Yay!
7:45 p.m. I liked it! really though, why wouldn't I?
8:13 p.m. I'm *hungry*. :(
After the movie we weren't going to have time for dinner so we were meeting up with Beth & Tim and going to Navy Pier for fireworks. Dinner wouldn't be until after that. I wanted dinner. Not fireworks.
8:50 p.m. ok fireworks a no go. they started them early. we need food. ok *I* need food.
And then we got food. Yay! We went to some pizza place that Beth likes. I had a delightfully garlicky caesar salad and fried macaroni and cheese bites, then pizza. *sigh*
11:13 p.m. headed out for a drink.
We decided to go down to @mosphere to check it out. I tried txting Aharona but got no answer. Alas. I think it would have been more fun had she been able to come.
12:01 a.m. a mostly naked dancing guy pulled my hair. twice. in the sexy way. funny!
He seemed into my hair. He called me "pink girl," as in "What's up, pink girl?" *while getting his fingers all up in my hair and pulling*
We didn't stay too long. It was very gay. I think Steve felt a little uncomfortable. I would like to go back there at some point. I think I would find it entertaining.
11:36 a.m. headed to the museum then home. yay!
The yay was for the museum part, not the going home part.
2:03 p.m. Harry Potter exhibit was cool!
There was a ton of stuff to look at. Lots of costumes, things from the sets. Really a well done exhibit. Go see it if you have the chance.
2:16 p.m. back on the road!
boooo. that was the no fun part. We made really excellent time though. 5 - 5.5 hours. Much better than I would have expected.
5:45 p.m. we stopped at the chocolate garden. 'cause really, I needed more chocolate.
7:03 p.m. I'm hungry.
7:21 p.m. heh. yes. this drive takes forever!
I could find nothing that makes the "heh. yes." part of that post makes sense.
8:16 p.m. It took us 72 song to get us from chicago back home.
I wrote all of them down in a notebook as we drove. No good reason. Just something to do.
11:27 p.m. unpacked, had dinner, showered, now bed!
I almost never get unpacked the night we get home. Hell, I almost never get unpacked, the week or even the *month* that we get home. In order to pack for our trip in May, I had to unpack from our trip the previous September! So good for me!
6:52 a.m. went walking with heather. hot now!
It's so painful getting up at 5:30 for walking. Wait. No, it's painful getting up at 5:30. I don't care what it's for. 5:30 just sucks.
8:33 a.m. going for walking part 2. time to start working off the damage from our trip. :)
I've been sometimes walking with Mike after walking with Heather. It works out well from a time standpoint. He's getting up around the time I'm done with my first walk. I'm significantly less ambitious on days that I'm going on 2-4 hours sleep.
11:07 a.m. I am starving!
11:27 a.m. had potato salad. danger of me starving to death has passed.
4:20 p.m. at g-ma's. Mikale will be coming and I have a little treasure hunt for him. He will be pleased!
I actually made this for him last year sometime. I drew all the little clue pictures when I was at work. Then I lost them. For months and months. By the time I found them again, it was cold. So I told him that when it was warm again, I'd make sure to set it up for him. He did enjoy it so yay!
10:08 p.m. at a nearly empty bar with Matt.
I am having a hard time being a night person and a morning person at the same time. I agreed to go out with Matt because we haven't seen much of each other in a while. But it also meant that I ended up canceling my walk with Heather in the morning.
11:18 p.m. It seems that I need this Simple Plan album.
I shazamed a couple songs that were from the same album. Seems I might need to have it.
11:58 p.m. tipsy.
2:34 a.m. snuggled into bed IMing. Yay! so sleepy!
With Justin. Started out on the computer but moved to be more comfy. It was. Fell asleep waiting for a message. It works.
1:50 p.m. Muffin & Biscuit are 2 today!
2:03 p.m. popup for a dmx vs ghostbusters remix on thesixtyone: "Who you gonna call? DMX, apparently."
4:38 p.m. Today is Muffin & Biscuit's 2nd birthday! Yay!
Apparently, saying it the first time wasn't enough! :)
4:54 p.m. When I talked to my grandma, she said my bird was well enough to be released today. Yay!
I was so glad to hear it. I was worried. Poor little thing probably got hit by a car. Hard to bounce back from that!
5:10 p.m. Hmm. I do not like to be disappointed! (who does, really?)
Not sure what I was referring to, specifically, here. I'm sure it made sense at the time.
6:43 p.m. Giving unheeded advice to Justin. People really ought to listen to me more.
I think I was trying to give him advice on boosting his immune system. I'm sure he didn't listen.
8:11 p.m. shower then more maternity photo processing.
8:29 p.m. Just gave the kitties some birthday 'nip. They're diggin it.
The rest of the night, I processed pictures and listened to music. I was up laaaaate.
5:57 a.m. it's so painfully early. I look forward to going back to bed.
5:57 a.m. alas, this will not be for at least another hour. it's walking time!
7:18 a.m. time to go back to bed!
1:02 p.m. Need to shower and head to g-ma's.
3:48 p.m. at the library with Mikale for a magic show.
I posted about this earlier in the week. I'll still post the twitter stuff.
3:52 p.m. the magician guy is amusing and is playing the cranberries.
4:06 p.m. or maybe he's a little douchey. can't decide.
4:38 p.m. definitely douchey.
7:04 p.m. Just went out and visited the neighbor dog, Captain. He's so lovey! Came trotting up and got snuggled. I got a sliver in my toe. Grrr.
The two things were only related because they happened at the same time. I went out the door to see the dog and as I walked across the wood mini deck outside the door, a piece of wood got jammed into my toe.
9:33 p.m. time to work on more sasha pics
12:50 a.m. Done with the maternity photos. And I *love* them!
This also resulting in my canceling my walk for the next morning. But I was happy to have accomplished stuff!
8:05 p.m. I hate shopping.
But it had to be done. We had to get stuff bought for the kitty party. So there were trips to the dollar store and the grocery store. And it was boring. But not as bad as I feared. That happens sometimes.
11:45 p.m. out with Justin (yay!) I fully expected him to bail on me. He gave me little hope earlier in the week.
I don't think that's the first time that happened. Hmm.
11:46 p.m. he's having issues.
No idea what that meant. As usual, I'm sure it made sense at the time. Some of my drunk posts might best just stand alone.
12:08 a.m. To keep track: 1 rum & coke + 2 johnny vegas shots. diff. than the ones w/ aubrey though still watermelon heavy
After that I stopped keeping track. There was more after that. Plenty of it.
12:51 a.m. I appreciate that Justin is smart. And that he is paying attention even when I think he isn't.
1:12 a.m. we have switched bars. it is hot here.
We went back to the Mixx after that. By then, the show was over and we were able to dance.
2:44 a.m. Yay for happy meals! It made me happy for sure.
2:44 a.m. Not sure what I think about everything else.
3:32 a.m. bedtime fo sho.