999th Post

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tomorrow is my 1,000th post.
Considering I spend at least an hour and a half on every post, sometimes more depending on the day,
that means I have spent at least 1,500 hours blogging. Yikes, that kinda worries me.
Then again it's something I enjoy, so all that computer time can't be that bad, right?
Regardless, I made a decision last night I am going to make a conscious effort to step away from the digital world a little more often.
It's sickening how much I check my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, blog, your blog, four email accounts and ext ext.
So I'm going to do less. Not less blogging, just less creeping pretty much.
You won't even notice I'm gone.

I made this decision last night over dinner when I realized I had my phone sitting beside me right on the table as if it were my life alert or something.
I wasn't allowed to bring my toys to dinner when I was little,
why do I suddenly think it's okay to do it now? If I can't log out just for ten minutes while waiting for my drink to come I think that's a problem.  Unless I'm taking a photo of the food....
For as idiotic as I always feel snapping a photo at a restaurant, I know I have to suck it up because I genuinely enjoy sharing the great places and amazing food I get to eat here in Chicago.
Like last night's meal at Bavette's.

I always feel just a little more fancy eating fries that are called Pommes Frites on the menu.

And I'm always a sucker for oysters.
Omg was that just the worst pun ever? I think it was. 

The classiest place you'll ever order fried chicken.

And then I need to talk about this tank top from Style Lately I have pretty much been living in.
Whenever I see all the fancy fashion bloggers modeling their beautiful clothes with the coveted little
"c/o" (courtesy of) under the photo I always get super jealous.
Because I want free clothes. Who the hell doesn't?
The only downfall to this is you then have to photograph yourself in said free clothes.
The first time I put on the tank top to photograph for all of you this happened-

I decided to get into a water fight instead.
But as you can see in this photo I love this top because it's got one of those long backs,
perfect for leggings, which I tend to wear way too much...
And yesterday when I put it on again to take a photo this happened-

I went into frozen-dog mode. You know when you put a shirt on a dog and it suddenly freezes?
That's what happened to me, frozen-blogger mode.
So go here to see this top on Style Lately, it's super affordable, just like the rest of their clothing,
and all very cute!

I'll get better at my pics, I swear. Just yesterday I downloaded the self timer camera app on my phone.
And I just realized how sad that sounded.
You wanna know how you know you're a loser? You download the self timer app.



  1. The food looks delish! Cute water fight picture, that is a cute top!

  2. Congrats on the soon to be 1000th post! That is amazing, I am almost at 100 and I thought that was something. I totally understand was to disconnect a little more. Like we seriously can not stay still for 5 minutes. Shesh! I still haven't mastered the selfies so I hear ya girl!

  3. Shit, I have the self timer app. Order me a life please. Also totally agree on stepping away from technology.

  4. You are too funny... It's funny how dependent we are on our phones. They never leave our sides. by the way, I love the shirt.


  5. How have I never heard of Bavettes?! Worth going? I just went to Little Goat for the first time today... We didn't even sit down, I just got soup and a bagel to go, and it was amazing.

  6. I now have a name for what happens to me every time a camera comes out. Well, not every time. what do you call it when you can't stop laughing uncontrollably at the sight of a camera?

  7. Congrates on your 1000th post girl! Crazy how much we depend on our phones!!

  8. Congrats on the almost 1,000th post! That's a lot of time blogging, wow! I definitely want to unplug more too.
    Love the shirt that you got!

  9. uh oh. I have the self timer app. We can be losers together. I too have to watch it with the social media. I have been pretty good about keeping myself in check and I gotta keep it up. Because life moments are too important to spend with your head in your phone.

  10. for a hot minute, when you said "I went into frozen-dog mode. You know when you put a shirt on a dog and it suddenly freezes?" I thought about Stefon on SNL. PS you make the best puns.

  11. whaaat? self timer app!? downloading immediately.

  12. Yay for spending all our time on the computer! Lol! That tank is adorable!

  13. Congrats!!!!

    I LOVE Bavettes! Did you know you can BYO Wine if you share a glass with another table? It is a good way to save a little $ when you eat there.

  14. there is a self-timer camera app? Don't feel crazy...

  15. a self timer app!??! I'm downloading right meowwww

  16. I've had frozen dog mode many times.

    Now I want that app.

    Congrats on all that wasted oops...well spent time blogging LOL.


  17. THE OYSTER PUN!!! I'm cracking up over here. I love me a good pun.


  18. i really need to disconnect at the dinner table as well!
    kw ladies in navy

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