the week in photos.

[J] & I are in chicago this weekend. visiting his family. we were so lucky unlucky to wake up yesterday to a ‘wintry mix’. and have to drive in it. ps mother nature: it’s may & was 80° two days ago. she’s clearly as confused as I am. it feels like we just got home from minneapolis. but I’m happy to be avoiding the snow.

the week in photos.

snow in may

the weather for our drive from des moines to chicago.

may flowers

 the weather when we arrived in chicago. what snow?

grill season

 two days prior to the snow: grilling new york strips on our balcony.

warm weather came and went

 and wearing tank tops.

thanks [J]

 funny story: [J] asked me if I wanted anything inside the gas station. I said the biggest water they have. he took it literally. and arrived back at the car with a gallon of water.

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for #BlogEveryDayInMay with {Jenni} ..it’s “things that make you uncomfortable” day.

1. driving in wintry conditions. [like yesterday]. such a strange statement coming from someone born, raised, & living in the midwest. I was new to the activity of driving. there was a blizzard, a slippery turn, & an abrupt halt ..right into a metal stop sign. no joke. happy first winter driving experience. 10 years later, I’ve still not recovered.

2. tomatoes. they have guts. I don’t claim to be an adult.

3. going to the bathroom on airplanes. I seriously don’t know how this came to be. I think it’s the small space. the wonder of when you flush, will it float down to earth? someone is definitely waiting outside the door. someone is thinking “dang, she’s been in there awhile”. knowing the person next to you wants to kick you every time you need out. and you may hit some turbulance while trying to squat. once on a 7 hour flight to london, I held it. sorry doctor.

don’t forget I’ll be blogging every day this month. so if you feel so inclined, come back tomorrow & sunday. I’ll be here!

happy friday.

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wknd in minneapolis.

[J] & I traveled to minneapolis, MN last weekend. to reunite with a group of girls I met in ’09 during an internship in london. I love when we get together. it’s always an adventure. and this time was no different. we ate seafood on a rooftop, called {stellas}. saw a frozen lake, it was 75° outside. ate an amazing dinner at {chino latino}, that ended with dessert saki bombs. the next morning we devoured brunch at {the lowry}. did a little shopping in uptown. went to the twins vs. rangers baseball game. had dinner at the trendy {bar la grassa}. and spent the remainder of the evening chatting on a balcony.

then I got sick. flu sick. it began early, early sunday morning. and is just starting to subside. I tried to be a champ and go on with our plans for the day. but guess where that got me ..throwing up at the mall of america. twice. [I successfully made it to the restroom each time. which I call a major accomplishment. it’s a needle in a haystack trying to find a bathroom in there].

but regardless, it was the best time.

stella's fish cafe.
stella’s fish cafe.
fish tacos. @ stella's.
fish tacos. @ stella’s.
frozen lake calhoun.
frozen lake calhoun.
dinner at chino latino.
dinner at chino latino.
sake bombs. @ chino latino.
sake bombs at chino latino.
complimentary sake bomb headbands.
complimentary sake bomb headbands.
the lowry.
the lowry.
breakfast burrito at the lowry.
breakfast burrito at the lowry.
[J] rocks shark socks.
[J] rocks shark socks.
the books you find at urban outfitters - the weenie book? really?
the books you find at urban outfitters – the weenie book? really?
twins vs rangers game.
twins vs rangers game.
the girls + [J] at the game
the girls + [J] at the game
martinis at bar la grassa.
martinis at bar la grassa.
dinner at bar la grassa.
dinner at bar la grassa.

we’re already discussing our next reunion. and thinking austin, TX.

cannot wait.

happy tuesday all.

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