The Day After

Monday, May 18, 2015


It's hard to do Monday after a really great weekend.

And this past weekend was really really good. From start to finish, it definitely ranks up there with my best birthdays. Of course nothing will ever top my 9th birthday when we got a trampoline, but that's just a fact of life I've come to accept.

It started Friday evening when we went to The Book of Mormon. My mom requested a birthday outfit selfie and naturally I obliged her.


I don't think I could like a style more right now than a high waisted skirt with a crop. It's a perfect way for me to still dress like grandma while also adding a touch of teenager.

The Book of Mormon was hilarious. I've seen it before and forgot just how far they push the envelope. Have you seen it? If you're not easily offended and like to laugh at terrible situations, I suggest you go. It's probably my favorite show ever.

After the show we went to Tanta and sat on their rooftop and ate Peruvian small plates like empanadas and ceviche. If you're in Chicago or will be making a summer trip here, go to Tanta. You won't be let down.

And Saturday we brunched at Summer House where they serve their Bloodys with a fat slice a bacon rolled in butter and sugar and everything nice.


Bonus: the waitress spilled coffee on me so we got this dessert on the house. I usually spill coffee on myself for free so this was a nice little surprise.

This is my 8th birthday we've celebrated together. The first was in Lincoln when he flew home from Europe and surprised me on my 21st. It was midnight and there may have been a few pre drinks consumed before getting let into the bar so you can imagine my confusion when Chris popped up. 
"What are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be in Spain? Am I in Spain? Are we all in Spain right now? What is happening..." That was a fun night.
But back to 2015....
Saturday afternoon there was a brief (long) stop at Big Star because that's just what you do on a hot Saturday afternoon in Chicago.
Too many margaritas may have been consumed because the night eventually led us to our friends house where I spent a good part of the evening hanging out alone in a bedroom with two cats talking about life. 

And then this was Sunday. 

Today I'm struggling just slightly. Mostly because I already miss my friends Joan and Peggy and Sally and Don. Oh Don Draper. What am I supposed to do without Mad Men in my life? Did you watch last night? Can we talk about it? What are your thoughts?

Happy almost Memorial Weekend. Summer is HERE.

35 comments:

  1. OMG I have so many comments about this post. First, happy birthday weekend!

    Second - "hanging out alone in a bedroom with two cats talking about a life" - typo alert, I think you mean just "about life", but seriously that is something I have done and will continue to do forever and ever amen.

    Third - Mad Men finale was PERFECTION. Such a clever ending. We can chat via email bc I don't want to spoil everything for your readers, but man I'm really, really going to miss that show. I also am not sure how I feel about the way Joan's and Peggy's stories ended. Let's talk.

    Fourth - you're not easily offended by dark humor and I love that about you. Can we talk about Louis CK's monologue on SNL Saturday? TONS of people were offended but I am pretty sure they just didn't get his point! I think you would love it but it was definitely the darkest humor I've ever seen on network TV. I'm shocked it even aired!

    Okay that's enough. Birthday hugs from NJ.

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  2. How do you not weigh 400lbs! All.the.food! Looks so good:) Happy Birthday!!

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  3. I need to know that there is an end in sight and also that I can read ahead if I need to, so I've waited to even START Mad Men until it ended. (That's kind of weird, isn't it....) ANYWAY, we can chat about the first few episodes of season 1 if you want... hahaha.

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  4. Can you share where you got that skirt? So cute! Happy birthday!

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday! I think all 9 years olds should get a trampoline...No birthday could top that. As for Mad Men, I miss them already. Especially Peggy.

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  6. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful birthday weekend, all that food looks amazing! Love your skirt!!

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  7. Pretty hard to top that Birthday weekend! Crop tops and high waisted skirts foooooorrreeeevvver...love that outfit!

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  8. Happy birthday! I love your birthday outfit and your drunken stories and I'm super jealous of that bloody mary! Also, I've wanted to see Book of Mormon forever...hopefully one day!

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Now on to Mad Men...I literally screamed "YAAAAYYYYY!" when Stan and Peggy had their phone call. And then again when they kissed. In my mind, Don does indeed go back to McCann Erickson to write the Coke ad and continues to woo beautiful women and drink too much scotch. And Roger speaking witty/sarcastic French is absolute PERFECTION.

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  10. I loved the ending of Mad Men! I was practically in tears, I was so happy when Peggy and Stan got together. I've been wanting that to happen forever. Obviously I hated the end of Betty's story, but I thought everyone else's was perfect. Especially Joan. Go Joan.

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  11. Okay, your outfits are on point, girl. Where did you get the jeans? I need the perfect pair of white jeans! I've never seen Book of Mormon, but really want to now. Happy late birthday!

    xo

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  12. Can you share where you got your white distressed jeans? They look so cute and I've been looking for a great fair. It sounds like you had a great birthday weekend.

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  13. Happy birthday, lady! The Book of Mormon was easily the greatest show I have ever seen. Hilarious. I was chanting "fuck" for days. (Not like that's anything new in my world anyways)

    Also, after reading this I have gotten quiet thirsty. Reading blogs at work is dangerous, especially on a Monday.

    Cheers to another year!

    Fallon

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  14. Happy belated Birthday! I so wanted to see Book of Mormon when I was in Chicago last weekend, but things just didn't pan out. I suppose I'll have to see it when (if) it tours through my city!

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  15. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a downright dreamy weekend. Book of Mormon is so glorious. After I saw it, I tried to explain to everyone how hilarious it was, but when I told them song lyrics, I just received looks of disgust. Hmm...something about the Matt Stone and Trey Parker delivery, I guess. I'm also practically comatose after seeing that guacamole. MUST HAVE.

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  16. Your birthday outfit is ridiculously adorable and your Jimmy Johns sandwhich is making me hungry.

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  17. I have not jumped on the high waisted skirt/crop top trend but you definitely make it look good!
    I saw the Book of Mormon when I was in Chicago and LOVED it--I think I liked it more than Wicked!
    Love that you got a free dessert--hope the coffee wasn't too hot!

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  18. Happy Birthday!! I finally made it to Big Star a few weeks ago, loved the fish taco and the al pastor. Is that the queso fundido?

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  19. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a blast. Ah, Mad Men. What will we do without it? I definitely cried last night during the finale. It was a great way to go out I think!

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  20. Well what a great weekend, what a great birthday you have had, I am glad you had a good time

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  21. It does sound like you had a great birthday weekend! Anything that involves lots of good food, alcohol, and an inappropriately hilarious musical is a win in my book.

    Oh Mad Men. I have so many thoughts. Can Harris/Olson run for the White House in 2016? Will Sally become a famous author talking about her sad and screwed up parents? Can we have more straight out of fan fiction based moments between Peggy and Stan because I would be okay with that. But ultimately I about yelled at my screen because as a marketing major undergrad we studied that damn Coke commercial ALL the time - it's the stuff nightmares are made of for me. Damn Don Draper.

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  22. i have to wonder the same thing as LC, how do you not weigh 400 lbs?!? I visited Chicago for a weekend in March and came back 3 pounds heavier...and that was with walking nonstop for three days!

    Happy belated birthday!!!

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  23. it looks like you had the best b-day. Spilled coffee and all. HAPPY B-DAY!

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  24. Sounds like an amazing weekend! Every time I read about your adventures in Chicago, makes me want to come down there & visit again. It's been WAY too long.

    Happy belated birthday! :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'm so glad you had a lovely birthday weekend! Your outfit is seriously SO cute!

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