Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Little Lists

Dear readers,

I apologize, but today's post is going to be all about me. I must be having a very narcissistic day.

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A while ago Joelle, one of my best blogging friends, tagged me to write about my ten favorite things. I think this list probably changes depending on what is going on in my life, but currently here are the ten things that top my list.

1. My husband

This seems pretty self-explanatory and obvious, right? But, it felt weird to make a list of my favorite things and NOT have him on it. He is my rock. My best-friend. My partner in crime. Pretty much everything is better when he is around :) 
2. A big, juicy hamburger with an egg on top


I haven't had red meat in a while and damn does a hamburger sound good. Chicago has some awesome hamburger joints, but Kuma's Corner makes an amazing burger on a pretzel bun. I'm drooling just thinking about it.

3. My sigg water bottle

I don't go anywhere without a water bottle! I was brand loyal to nalgene for probably close to ten years, but after I lost my last one I ended up buying a sigg at a Whole Foods. I like that the bottle is slimmer, but I do miss having the top be permanently attached to the bottle. Every morning I have to run around the house like a crazy person looking for the top because I hate leaving the house without a bottle of water!

4.Coffee in the morning

 After the alarm goes off I think about drinking coffee to help get me out of bed. That first cup is just bliss. I know eventually I will give up coffee and I think that just makes me enjoy it even more now.

5. My MacBook Pro

There is no getting around this one, I love love love my laptop. I use it every single day and I hate to be away from it :( It is reliable and gorgeous.

6. Pajamas

 This is kind of embarrassing, but since we'll friends I'll tell you a little secret. I only wear normal clothes if I'm leaving the house and the second I get home I change back to my comfy clothes. The idea of sitting around at home in jeans makes me shudder! In fact, right now I'm blogging in a pair of boxers and a big comfy t-shirt. How's that for a mental image?

7. Healthy Choice Fudge Bars

I love all desserts. And dessert loves me. So much so that it likes to stick around in the form of pudge. So, I'm trying to keep my distance from sweets. But, these chocolate ice-cream pops are guilt-free and completely delicious. (Tangent: last weekend I broke my diet and tried black dog gelato. It was fabulous. If you live in Chicago, definitely worth checking out!)

8. Real Housewives


My guilty television pleasure are the Real Housewives shows on Bravo. I like New York and Orange County the best, but you better believe I watched Atlanta and Beverly Hills too. Pure drama.
9. Travel

I love traveling to different places and getting to see new things. If I had a genie grant me three wishes, I think one of my wishes might be to have a wonderful world-wide journey. 

10. My Kindle

Neill just gave me a kindle a few weeks ago, but it has fast become one of my favorite things! I've read ten books on it already! I love easy it makes it to buy books and how light weight it is. I don't get to do any pleasure reading during the school year, so I've really been enjoying my fiction lately. I think the next book I'm going to read is Postmortem

What are your favorite things? 

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The other day Andrea, one of the coolest Chicago bloggers I know, was kind enough to give me the Kreativ Blogger Award. Let me just say that this was ridiculously exciting for me because it is my first blogging award! I'm no longer a blogger award virgin :) 

Thank you so much, Andrea! Here are my ten facts about myself:

1. I'm almost constantly on g-chat, but I make myself "invisible" almost half the time. I'm tricky like that. 

2. I graduated college in three years.

3. I love head bands

4. When I remember, I like to check my horoscope everyday.  (I'm an aries and my husband is a scorpio.)

5. My parents were somewhat older when they had me (my mom was 36 and I'm an only child) and I think that is why I want to have children when I'm on the younger side.

6. I'm not sure if I believe in free will. 

7. I absolutely love being a therapist. I can't wait till I'm licensed and I can have my own private practice! 

8. I have very liberal political views

9. My bookshelves in the living room are organized by color. I remember what almost every book looks like so I have no problem finding what I'm looking for.

10. I couldn't care less about sports. Like really. Don't care about them at all.

And here are the ten bloggers I'm presenting this award to:
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Whew! I've had enough with this all about me business. Please, tell me something about yourself! What are some of your favorite things?



  1. Eeee! You totally made my day! I was loving your post...especially the burger with the egg yum! and then there I was! Awesome :)

    Thanks for the award!

  2. oh thank you so much! that's so exciting!!

  3. I can't say I've ever had a burger with an egg on top but it sounds good!

  4. Alisha - thank you so much for the award!! I'm honored :) And, I can't wait to pass it along.

    Loved this post, it's great learning more about you!

  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE Kuma's! I must return now!

  6. The burger with the egg on top...never tried it! Not sure about that, honestly. Maybe if you were there.

  7. Thanks so much! what a great post...I'll need to get busy and pass it along!!

  8. Eep! I've been tagged! I'll have to think on this one. But thanks, love.

  9. an egg on a hamburger?!? ummm..blek!! :)

    I love the housewives, I just can't help myself!!

    I also never ever ever wear jeans or normal clothes when I'm at home. Life's too short!

  10. that is a GREAT list. macbook pro and husbands all the way! lolol

  11. Oh man, thanks so much! I'll have to get on this!
    Just so you know, I have a crazy love for headbands as well . hehe


    There is no better burger place in the world. It's kind of annoying how long the lines get in the summer time but then it always ends up being SO SO worth it. I need to make a trip out there soon.

    And I'm with you on comfy clothes! The moment I get home, I do the exact same thing. I can't function otherwise. :)

  13. I hate wearing real clothes too. As soon as I get home I strip down... climb into bed in my undies... relax... and then put pajamas on for the rest of the day. lol. Because undressing and dressing in the same minute is too much work. I need a break in the middle. :)

  14. Black Dog Gelato is amazing! And since it's made with all natural ingredients and fruits and stuff then it's okay for your diet. When you think about it, the extra fruit serving is good for you. So you're fine! :)

    That's so funny you organize your books by color. I'll bet your shelves look pretty.

  15. Fun to learn more about you! I agree Kumas is amazing, and I kind of think a fried egg makes almost anything better :) Also, I hide myself on gchat most of hte time, too, because I'm usually actually trying to be productive when I have my gmail open. But them sometimes I wonder why no one talks to me... that's when I go visable again! Haha!

  16. This is such a lovely post. Congrats on the award, dearie! :) Oh, my bestfriend just got a kindle and it is amazinngg. x

  17. Your blog is looking great! CONGRATS on the blog award, it is always nice to know that others notice your little space on the internet isn't it?
    I hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Much Love,

  18. It was fun reading your list and getting to learn more about you :)

    I love avocado...a lot...I wish I had an avocado tree in my backyard so I could put it on omelets, burgers, sandwiches and in salads all the time!

  19. I also love Real Housewives and also do not give two shits about sports (neither does my husband)! Oh and I love making lists :-)

  20. So happy you did this post too!

    And I love your random facts {and I'm pretty liberal too...I think we're meant to be friends}.

    Oh! And I don't know how long you've had your blog redesigned for now, but I love it!


  21. ohhhh you are too sweet, thank you for passing along this award to me and my little blog! it is my first award as well :)

    i'm prepping for a big work trip to china this weekend and will be gone for 12 days but as soon as i return i'll do my own list/award presentation post!!

    xx, kait


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