Friday Things - Chicago Here I Come!

Aaaaaieeeeee!  I can't believe I just pulled the trigger on a lil' Chi-town visit.  It's my High School 20 year reunion at the end of September.  I hadn't planned on going because we really don't have access to an overnight sitter for the kids and I'm not paying to schlep our whole family out for my reunion.  (Disney one day?  Mexico?  Yes. Reunion? No.)  Also, it's the weekend of our 10 year wedding anniversary and my husband and I had plans for a nice dinner, since our ploy to get my sister in law out here to babysit while we escaped for a night or two didn't pan out.  However, my bestest friends in the world (who are all in the Chicago 'burbs, waaah) decided on making it a girls night and are going to leave their husbands at home.  Well that changes thing considerably; I ADORE all their husbands, but I'm very much on board with a single airline ticket, hours alone on a plane to read, and one awesome weekend of girl time!  I'm planning my Kindle content now and moving our anniversary plans back a week: it'll just be our 9 years and 358 day anniversary dinner. 

Also, the runner in me is contemplating the idea of doing a race while I'm at home...  Anyone have a good Chicago race suggestion for the morning of September 29th?

Um, what else is going on...  I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything else.  Oh, this was distracting me the other morning. 

Mexican Eggs Benedict with Chorizo Biscuits and Chipotle Hollandaise .psd
Photo from this post at www.wearnotmartha.com

I'm really glad that Eggs Benedict is a pain in the ass to make because I'd probably gain 20 pounds if I had the patience to make it for myself.  I found this gem through the Foodlush Blog's weekly recipe roundup.  You should check it out.  Yes, I'm a huge fan of weekly recipe posts

If you'll be at the Super Jock n' Jill Labor Day Run on Monday please say hello!  I should be running the Half Marathon as a training run, but I think I'd rather skip my long run this week (gasp! crazy for me, the type-A rule follower) and do the 4 miler with my friend and have more time to drink beer and chat.  Happy Labor Day weekend!

Song I'm loving right now: Space Invaders by Mark Norman.

Beautiful People - Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi (8/23/12)
Ass Back Home - Gym Class Heroes (8/23/12)
The Veldt - Cover Pop tribute to Deadmau5 & Chris James (8/23/12)
Without You - David Guetta feat. Usher (8/23/12)
Good Time - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen (8/17/12)
Addiction - Medina (8/3/12)
We Run the Night - Havana Brown feat. Pitbull (7/27/12)
The Night Out - Martin Solveig (7/20/12)
Tell 'Em - Sleigh Bells (7/13/12)
Sun is Up - Two Times (7/06/12)
Steam Machine - Daft Punk (6/29/12)
Arguru - Deadmau5 (6/22/12)
Now or Never - Outasight (6/15/12)
Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns Remix (6/08/12)
Young Blood - The Naked and Famous remixed by Tiesto (5/18/12)
Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (4/6/12)


  1. Yay for Chicago trips! If it makes you feel even better about it, I went to mine 2 years ago without hubby and kiddo too. I figured I really wouldn't have time to take care of them while trying to reconnect with old classmates (plus there was partying involved ... ha ha) Needless to say, I don't think most spouses really want to go to reunions anyway :-) Have a great time! I need to go thru your song picks, I'm needing some new tunes.