10 Best // Life Lately

1. it's almost halloween, my favorite holiday.  i went shopping with megan for all the pieces for our costumes (with tara too) - the sanderson sisters from hocus pocus.  we're pretty excited!  no idea how it'll turn out but i'm happy to drink and bounce around yelling 'amok amok amok.'

2. i love that my friends work so close to me.  i got to have lunch with katie and dinner with ida this month.  also, ida is a frugal queen like myself and went to dinner at a place where i literally spent $6.61 and was stuffed.  in downtown chicago.  magic.  i love cheap dinner.

3. date night.  well, never ending happy hour.  there's a bar 3 blocks from me that allows dogs.  hawkeye sits on her little stool and gets all the attention, like the princess that she is.


4. i'm not sure this qualifies as a 'best' given how i feel about babies but... my best friend meredith is knocked up and due april 10.  certainly a 'best' for her but babies are gross.  also, i've never ever held one in my entire life and she's all 'you're coming for the birth and you're going to hold her/him, auntie peffy.' (mere has called me peffy/peppy since we were 11, just go with it.)  we don't know if it's a girl or boy yet, she might decide not to find out at all because her fiance doesn't want to know and she can't keep a secret.  but she does have names picked out already.

5. i watched my mom's dogs last weekend.  they went out of town and i just stayed at their house.  they live like real dogs, so princess hawkeye was very confused by 'walks' and 'meal times' and 'no dogs on the bed.'  you couldn't keep my fluff nugget off a bed if you tried.  but they all had a fun time, everyone was tired come sunday night.


6. the pretty pretty flowers i got my mom.  perfect for fall.  more to come on these.


7. i don't want to jinx it, but i might actually have a working computer.  remember last week when i said that it was back to normal?  yeah that lasted 1 day.  i've been without a computer at work for 1.5 weeks but a new hard drive was ordered and it's working... for now.  knock on wood.

8. october is the birth month of my llbff tara!  since she was working tuesday, and is in iowa, we didn't get to celebrate.  but we'll toast when she's in town for halloween.  happy birthday love!


9. my new roommate, stuart.  well, i got a human roommate, and this is her fur baby!  he and hawkeye are still getting used to each other.  he's not ready to be her full time friend yet, and she finds this unacceptable.  she also finds it unacceptable when he jumps on my her bed.  and then she chases him back into his room, eats a couple nuggets of his food, and they have to start the whole 'trust and friendship' process all over again.


10. this is what hawkeye calls 'turn down service.'  i make the bed every day so she can un-make it by the time i get home.

"you're welcome!"

21 comments

  1. Haha, babies are gross. Also your champ (that's champ as in champagne not champ as in "way to go champ") picture makes me want bubbles. Like immediately.

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  2. Haha! I love your fur baby! She's so cute. And I can't wait to see how your costume turns out! It's one of the best ideas. :D

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  3. Ummm you can bring Hawkeye to the bar?! I must go to this place and bring my asshole.

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  4. MY BABIES AREN'T GROSS!

    So suck on that sista!

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  5. 1. I NEED a bar that allows walter in. SO AWESOME!
    2. Halloween is my favorite and I love your costume idea!!!

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  6. lOl That's hilarious - you've NEVER held a baby? They're cute when bodily fluids aren't exiting their entities. If it's the day of the birth wait until the nursing/physician staff has removed all the placenta from the body and wiped him clean. Also, ignore the umbilical stump - it may throw you off and remind of you of an alien being. You got this!! Omg Stuart is SOO cute! I'm getting a kitten in the next week and I'm DYING to love this little guy: http://www.charlescounty.org/apps/availableanimals/details.jsp?ID=156716&spec=2 Yep that's him and he's going to be suffocated with love and attention, lol. Thank God for the weekend - forget the laptops! Have a great one Stephanie -Iva

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  7. everybody is out there making babies and I just drink more beer and smile. While politely declining to hold said baby.

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  8. $6.61 on dinner? now thats a good price. i love the flowers (I'm gonna guess Bouqs??) "Babies are gross" omg I just love ya.

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  9. Where did you get dinner for that cheap!?! Also, cute cat!! How fun!

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  10. Happy birthday Tara! Love the flowers for your mom and your stint as doggy day care.

    Doesn't Hawkeye look fittingly important at Happy Hour? She's a girl about town, don't you know.

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  11. Babies are gross for real BUT little kids are a lot of fun especially when you get to give them back to someone instead of taking them home! You'll be a good Auntie Peffy, I mean someone needs to teach this kid the ropes of not putting up with crap. :)

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  12. Babies aren't gross! They're adorable. They become gross when they become mobile and start getting into stuff!

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  13. LOL, I snorted at "babies are gross," and scared poor Princess Matzo Ball! Babies aren't for everyone, that's for sure. Stuart is super duper handsome, love that fuzzy face. Also, dinner for $6.61 kind of rocks my socks. I'm still trying to convince Steve we need to move to Chicago. He's not quite convinced as of yet...

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  14. Oh my gosh..I cannot get over her sitting on a stool at the bar. That's amazing.

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  15. I love love love that you're going to be a Sanderson sister for Halloween! Best costume idea ever!

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  16. I love that you're going as the sisters from Hocus Pocus! I can't wait to see a picture of that! It will be amazing!

    Also, Stuart is adorable. I hope that he and the princess start getting along soon!

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  17. can't wait to see your costumes!

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  18. Hawkeye in a bar, precious on her diva perch! Did you really just document your rule breaking ways!!!

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  19. Stuart is awfully cute! I hope him and Hawkeye come to have a friendship. I know it's hard for them. Trixie wants to like Penelope until Penelope has her claws dug into Trixie's face for the bajillionth time that day!

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  20. I can't wait to see your Halloween costume. Love Hocus Pocus!

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  21. OMG I want a bar that allows dogs. Wally would love all the attention too - he would prance around & demand pets or kisses. Or just lick everyone's beer bottles (since he loves beer).

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