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long weekend

Nite presents... "Asian Shoulders"






Andrea and the woman descending a staircase

Kelly and Elisa

getting ready to leave the Hopleaf

what's in my bag for america's birthday

what was in my bag


menfolk at Big Chicks

my man

my man


Alyssa is a hot dog


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spring fling

Now where was I? Oh yes. Hello everybody!

Jasmine and Kelly at the Art Institute

“I know it’s been a long time since I’ve rapped at ya” but I have been soooo busy. Okay, maybe not soooo busy. Maybe like busy alternating with bouts of sloth. You know, the usual. Let’s see what I’ve been up to these last two weeks.

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“this week, on coldwater creek…”

I woke up at 9:26 on Sunday morning. I was to meet Elisa and Kelly for brunch at Café 28 at 9:30.


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time for tacos

I was the first to arrive. The line to get into Big Star was about three parties deep. I got lucky when a large group of people decided to get off the line and go up the street for food. I sent Elisa a text to let her know I had arrived and was on line. I got up to the front of the line and met Lonno. He wore glasses and a leather jacket.

“Hello. How are you doing? I’m waiting for three more, so we’ll be four.” Elisa had told me the minimum for a table was four. All others had to hope for a spot at the bar to get food and drink.

“Are they almost here? On their way?” Lonno looked concerned. “I’m Lonno, by the way. Just call ’em, tell them to ask for me and then they should tell me they’re with you.”

“Great, I’m Jasmine.”

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pump up the jasmine

I had a doctors appointment yesterday. It didn’t go very well, diabetes-wise. I have to see a liver specialist. I asked for a referral for a nutritionist. I wish I could blame this all on my liver but really it’s all my fault, innit?

In addition to all of this, I have to start exercising. I’ve gained 18 pounds since last July. Eighteen pounds! Granted, the weight loss that preceded that gain was due to my diabetes, but that’s not the point. I liked to pretend the extra weight  wasn’t there but doctor’s appointment weigh-ins have confirmed the gain as it happened. Blech.

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Before I met Elisa and Kelly for brunch at The Southern yesterday, I stopped J. Crew and bought my birthday present. My birthday isn’t until the end of the month, but I also wanted something cute to wear to Nite’s Oscars party that evening.

I bought this:

J. Crew crystal web necklace

I think the present to myself part about this purchase was not the piece itself so much as that I didn’t use a coupon (I didn’t have any anyway) or try to get somebody to buy it for me. Yes, folks, my gift to myself is buying something at full retail price. Continue reading

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feast and famine

Deviled eggs at Primebar Chicago (via Elisa365)

I was all ready to have some pancakes for Pancake Tuesday when Elisa asked me to join her for dinner at Primebar Chicago. Primebar was doing a preview, a practice night in anticipation of their opening which hopefully should be soon. As I like free food and, even better, free food with Elisa two blocks away from my office, I was totally in.

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