Hello, friends! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday weekend. I started mine on Thursday. I took the day off, went for a jog in Lincoln Park, laid out on my rooftop deck, then went to get my Zipcar to drive to my mom’s for the night (this was a nightmare experience and I …

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This past week, I ventured out not one, but three times to the downtown area for outdoor dining experiences. On Wednesday, I had a wonderful happy hour with work friends at River Roast, followed by a late-night foray to RPM Italian for some delicious pasta. Then on Friday, my friend Kylie came over for some wine spritzers on …

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Last night, I had my brother and mom over to my new apartment for the first time. It was also Bill’s first time meeting Boo, and Mom’s second time seeing him. This occasion was something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. Mom was in charge of the meat; she made delicious …

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It’s been a busy week in my world. On Tuesday night, I celebrated my friend Sarah’s birthday at The Press Room in the West Loop. I had been there once before for cocktails with my friends Britt and Kylie, but we did not order any food. This time, of course, we did. We ordered several small plates …

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Hello all! It’s been a week or so since my last post. Since returning from my amazing trip in Austin, Texas, things have been busy! Work has been occupying much of my time and energy, which is a-okay considering 2020 has started with a bang for me professionally. The job market is strong and I have …

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A lot of people are posting about the ways they’ve changed in the last 10 years because we’re entering not only a new year but an entirely new decade. As with all people, there were instances and even periods of angst, but my accomplishments and personal development have mostly eclipsed that. I believe that I’ve …

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Christmastime has been as enjoyable as I could have thought possible. Last weekend, I celebrated with the Newman family; we went out for a fun dinner, did a gift exchange, and played Yahtzee. Their eldest, Lily, is better at adding up the score than I am! The next morning, Andrea and I went to a …

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Well, I am stuck home, sick with strep throat, so I suppose it’s as good a time as any to share the goings-on of my life recently. It’s been inordinately busy, hence the lack of posting this holiday season. The first week of December brought two work-related parties, one for clients and the other with …

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Every year, I look forward to the holiday season for many reasons, mainly to have the opportunity to gather and celebrate with loved ones, friends, colleagues, clients, etc. For most, this time of year is full of traditions including annual events. Personally, I have a Friendsgiving, regular Thanksgiving, a museum event, two work-related parties, cookie …

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