No Room at the Inn?!

That is what Kevin and I have encountered while looking for a hotel in downtown Chicago to set up a hotel block for our wedding and/or to stay at for the night of our wedding. Our wedding is November 10 and downtown hotels are pretty much booked solid already! WTF? It turns out that there is an ophthalmologist conference in town that weekend so all of the hotels jacked up their prices and now they are pretty much all booked. Crazy! Ophthalmologist conference?! For reals?...more

Gettin' My Read On

Over the past few months I've been doing quite a bit of reading, at least more than I usually do. It all started with the trilogy that just about everyone I know is crazy about ...more

Weekend Recap

It's Tuesday so I'm a day late and a dollar short! What else is new? Oh well, here's what I did this past weekend On Friday evening Kevin and I went to see the Steepwater Band at the House of Blues. I wasn't familiar with the band or any of the opening bands for that matter, but I did have a great time. ...more

Friday!!! and Another Late Bachelorette Recap

It's Friday and thank goodness! This week was quite an interesting one for me with the whole two weeks notice thing. But no more feelings of sadness or uneasiness here for me, that is for sure. I won't go into that much, but let's just say that watching the movie Horrible Bosses last night was very apropos. It had just happened to come in on Kevin's Netflix and I will say it was really funny. And boy oh boy, did I ever need a laugh! ...more

I'm with the Band

Well, not exactly but I did go to see a friend's band play at a cool local venue last night. My friend Meg's boyfriend Brandon is in a band called Bane Like Ivy and they were playing last night at Subterranean in Wicker Park. So fun for a random Wednesday evening. I definitely enjoyed the band--these guys have some serious talent and I do see them doing well on the local Chicago band scene (which I am admittedly quite unfamiliar with, but our neighborhood has so many cool venues that I do want to start checking out some more bands)....more

Two Weeks Notice

I haven't really talked about my job much on this blog. I really don't plan to. Part of that is because I am a social worker and there are obviously strict rules about confidentiality. I also don't think it is a good idea to make many job references on blogs, Facebook or other social media for people of any profession really. Negative comments, passive aggressive comments or anything that might be in some way referring to a co-worker, customer or client can definitely come back to haunt you. And finally, talking about your job incessantly is just plain annoying. ...more

Weekend Recap

I'm a tad late on the weekend recap so do forgive me. Better late than never though, right? So let's get started! My Friday workday came to a close and Kevin was actually already out of town for a bachelor party in Michigan (yes, another bachelor party! Kevin and three of his best friends are getting married within the next year). Jenny called me and invited me over to watch Memento. We had decided we wanted to watch it for some reason so she ordered it on Netflix....more

Baby Rebellion

It appears as though a baby rebellion may be on the horizon ...more
 @victorias_view Haha! He definitely cracks us up!more

A Bit on The Bachelorette, Episode 3

So today is Friday (yay!) and the Bachelorette aired way back on Monday, and I just cannot find the energy to write a complete recap. So If you watched the show, this stuff will make sense to you. If you didn't watch it, then not so much (and what is wrong with you? Why don't you feel the need to waste time watching junk on TV?). Anywho, here are some thoughts ...more

Brought to You by the Letter "H"

The large majority of blogs I read are full of posts about crafts. Soooo many of you out there in the blog world are into crafting and are showing off your projects along with tutorials about how to make them. And much of the time, these are the parts that I am skipping over. Sorries. A part of me is like, who the heck are all these women who have all this time to spend making wreaths and coasters and picture frames and goodness knows what else? ...more
 @victorias_view Hahaha! Yeah, and I'm sure some girls' nights will help get me there!more