If you know me, this may surprise you. You may even disagree. The truth is that I am an extroverted introvert. An introvert can be defined as a shy, reticent person. That's not the case for me. I am socialable, outgoing, and very far from shy. Some may consider me gregarious and really open. All of… Continue reading The Joys and Challenges of Being an Extroverted Introvert
You best believe I waited with baited breath for the official start of Christmas music on 93.9 FM in Chicago! I was with my colleagues on that afternoon of Thursday, November 8th approximately 4:05pm CST; a calendar invite was even sent to remind us all of the glory to come! Admittedly, it was a bit… Continue reading My Top 10 Christmas Songs!
Last weekend was spent celebrating my honorary "niece", Emma's, fourth birthday! It was gorgeous weather in the suburbs; sunny, blue skies with a nice breeze. It was a fun mixture of family, friends, adults, and kids, as well as numerous unicorn related paraphernalia, including a cake, stuffed animals, various gifts, and balloons. From my estimation,… Continue reading Birthday Planz
On Saturday night, I went to visit and sleepover at my dear friend Arie's newer home in Evanston. We had a girl's night, which included face masks by Tony Moly, delicious and very healthy snacks prepared by Arie, and a couple of movies interrupted frequently by our typical disjointed chats, talking about everything in our… Continue reading The Tale
This was a rather front-loaded fun week. On Thursday, I enjoyed happy hour with my colleague/friend Abbey, who is delightful, smart, mature beyond her years, and very fun to hang out with. That happy "hour" turned into a romp through Boystown, as her dad had a work event at Sidetrack, which is always a treat.… Continue reading This Week in Shenanigans
Saturday was spent in celebration of my "niece", Lily's, 7th birthday! She is the sweetest little lady and is clearly adored by her family and friends all who know her, myself included. It's been super cool watching her grow up in the last four years. She's very talented (ballet, gymnastics, handwriting), a great big sister… Continue reading Young Heart, Old Body
This past weekend was very cool. I traveled to South Bend so that I could meet my best friend's newborn baby son, Tommy. He's so teeny at two and a half weeks old. He's got her perfect nose, but miniature. It was such a treat to hold him and feel his teeny soft hand clasped… Continue reading A Summer Weekend
Today, I'm really putting myself there. I don't mean in a fun, creative, or kooky way. I mean in a very personal and uncomfortable way. Of all the things I've published on the blog, or am thinking about publishing (possibly singing related), this makes me feel the most vulnerable. I'm doing it because I hope… Continue reading Hurt
Last week, I was helping my mom out after she had knee surgery, and at one point, the little peanut lady asked me to go upstairs into my brother Bill's old closet, aka the room he used to live in that looks way nicer now (sorry, Bill), to grab some toilet paper rolls to restock… Continue reading Vintage Toy Treasures!
Oh my goodness! Rejoice, peoples of the universe! This is the date of birth of Margaret, my mom! This lady rocks so much. My goal in life is to make billions or marry a billionaire so that I can buy her the immortality juice from Death Becomes Her so she can live forever (or at least… Continue reading Marge II