Archive for June, 2012

June 30, 2012

travel: NYC (see an off-broadway show)

i’m not going to lie, our group had mixed reviews on fuerza bruta.

i felt like i was in a club, nightmare, aquarium, and circus… all at once.

i would definitely say if you can get cheap tickets, it’s worth going to.

since ours were $5 each, it was definitely worth the experience  🙂

June 29, 2012

travel: NYC

the significant other and i decided to go to NYC to get away for a while.

it was a swell idea.

first stop… central park!


June 28, 2012

wine tasting at websters (contd)

i had a very precise way of keeping track of which reislings i liked the most during our 32 wine ‘tasting.’

all smiley faces and exclamation points.

oy vey.

June 27, 2012

wine tasting (thank you, livingsocial)

thanks to a 2010 livingsocial deal at websters wine bar, tim and i had a wine tasting to use last week.

well, i was under the impression we had bought a wine flight or two.

oh no.

this ‘tasting’ involved 32 different reislings from around the world.  all you can drink.  for 2.5 hours.  we were definitely ill-prepared since we hadn’t eaten dinner beforehand.

we only got a little over half way through the list before we decided it’d be best to stop drinking and bike ride home when we’d still be able to think semi-clearly.

such a fun night.  we will be back with our drinking pants on!

June 25, 2012

cruising around town & making fashion statements

tim and i have been utilizing our latest mode-of-transportation the last few days: motorcycle.

tim finally brought his motorcycle into the city, so now we have a new and fun way to cruise around town!  unfortunately, his spare helmet doesn’t have a visor, so i have to look like a fool wearing sunglasses at night.  this is only a temporary fashion statement until i can get a new, more girly helmet  🙂

riding on motorcycles makes me very, very happy.  and i don’t scream as much as i used to.


June 23, 2012

go: masa azul & logan theater

our saturday night double-date-night consisted of: dinner at masa azul and seeing ‘snow white and the huntsman’ at the logan theater.

we had never explored the logan square area of chicago, so it was quite the treat to have an excuse to go!

i highly, highly recommend the restaurant.  we had scallops that were out of this world.  actually, all of the seafood was a huge hit.  i had the trout and was so, so happy with it.  and their drinks were ah-mazing.

any drink that comes with a flower floating in it is ok by me.

we also all really enjoyed the  movie and the theater.  $7 movies at an old-style theater with leather seats?!

yes, please!!!!

June 22, 2012

read: why women still can’t have it all

…In sum, having a supportive mate may well be a necessary condition if women are to have it all, but it is not sufficient. If women feel deeply that turning down a promotion that would involve more travel, for instance, is the right thing to do, then they will continue to do that. Ultimately, it is society that must change, coming to value choices to put family ahead of work just as much as those to put work ahead of family. If we really valued those choices, we would value the people who make them; if we valued the people who make them, we would do everything possible to hire and retain them; if we did everything possible to allow them to combine work and family equally over time, then the choices would get a lot easier…

this article is long and wonderful.  i’m fairly  obsessed with any and all things related to work-life balance and the prioritization of professional and private lives among women and men in various cultures.

thanks for passing along the link, laura!

June 20, 2012



tim and i took the myers-briggs assessment for one of our pre-marital classes, and it actually explained more than i thought it would.  i’m an ESTJ and tim’s an ESTP.  this one little letter difference pretty much explains most of our big fights.  it’s been helpful to identify these specific personality differences and the trouble they cause.  plus, i’m a nerd for all things relationship/psychology so i strongly recommend everyone take  this assessment  🙂

a little about me… (according to myers-briggs)

Practical, realistic, matter-of-fact. Decisive, quickly move to implement decisions. Organize projects and people to get things done, focus on getting results in the most efficient way possible. Take care of routine details. Have a clear set of logical standards, systematically follow them and want others to also. Forceful in implementing their plans.

June 18, 2012

read: meaning of marriage

‘the meaning of marriage’ by timothy keller is a book worth reading for those interested in christian marriage.  i won’t say i love every page of this book, but it’s definitely given me some things to think about and i’d highly recommend it to my more-religious friends.

June 16, 2012

friday happy hour

the happiest hour of my work week is 3pm on fridays.

the restaurant/bar (david burke’s primehouse) down the street (ok, it’s like a mile away… but so worth it) has different flavors of ice cream each week all summer long.  it’s only from 3-5pm on fridays and it’s the best thing ever.

today i had chambord truffle – but i could have gone for key lime pie.

of course i taste-tested them both.  TO DIE FOR.