Life tips from me to you this beautiful weekend 🙂
Bud Light Mang-o-ritas are no bueno
Too sweet, too beer-ish. I had such high hopes for this being my drink of choice this summer. I did try summer shandy too and that was pretty good! I’m just looking for the perfect lets-sit-on-a-rooftop-all-day-and-tan-my-pasty-skin drink. The search continues!
Good friends never change
I went out to dinner with my friend Alanna (who I haven’t seen in months) and it was like no time had passed. This girl is such a gem and reminded me why I need to make more of an effort with some of the friends I’ve made over the years. We studied abroad in Paris together and really developed a great friendship over there. You know you have a real friendship when you sit down after a period of time and you can just start talking again.
Branching out when you go out to eat can be so rewarding
I love being in love with my food when I go out to dinner. Deciding what to order usually takes me a year and a half because I get anxiety that I’m not going to pick the most delicious thing. That usually translates into me choosing something “safe”: usually fish tacos, a tuna melt, a big salad or pizza, something I know I’m going to gush over. When I was out to dinner with Alanna, however, we decided to branch out and order an appetizer that could be hit or miss. We chose a few mix/match bruschetta options and they were out of this world good. It just goes to show that the only way you discover some great food combinations is if you take that risk.
Bruschetta sampler: tomato/basil/mozzarella, ricotta/pistachio/honey, and brie/apples. I drool just looking at this picture! It’s so wonderful dining with another “foodie” who encourages stuff like this. I easily succumb to “peer food pressure.” 🙂
Running in the wind is hard
It is what it is. I found myself running with my hand in front of my face for some of the run because it was coming at me and sorta triggering my sports-induced asthma. Either that or I’m just a wimp. So if you’re from Chicago and you see a girl running towards you looking like she’s going to barf because she’s covering her mouth, not to worry, it’s just me being dramatic.
It’s too early for flip flops but we’re never too old for bunny ears
Some of my friends all met up last night to celebrate Monica’s birthday. It was a fun night full of cookies and card games. In the beginning of the night we spent some time outside by a bonfire. Being the genius I am I decided to wear flip flops. Luckily Moni was quick to offer up her pink slippers so I ended up looking like quite a stud. But hey, I was toasty!
- Did you learn anything this weekend?
- Are you a risk taker when you go out to eat?