Day 2 of Being 29

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Day 2 of being 29 isn't quite as productive as day 1. I've been trying to write this post for five hours now. But I've been distracted googling things like:

1. Do dogs sleep when they're bored? *yes.
2. Has there ever been a real zombie sighting? *maybe.
3. Is quinoa really that good for you? *probably.

Let's just say things got a little hairy at the open mic last night and one thing led to another and suddenly it was 12:30 a.m. and Audrey, Adrienne, Harlow and myself were drinking Bloody Marys in my living room giggling about God knows what.

I'm slow moving today and the only thing that will cure me is brunch. But it's nearly 3 p.m. so I'm worried I've missed my window. Instead, allow me to share a few pics from this past weekend. Chris and I went to Pomp & Circumstance in Old Town and had a ridiculously good meal.

It was a particularly gross Saturday but sitting in Pomp's cute (and covered) back area we hardly noticed. It was as if we were outside brunching again like it's summer!

Naturally, we lived it up with the Bloody Mary bar where we chose our own garnishes and Bloody mix. I went for spicy and bacon. I don't know what Chris did because he drank his in about a second.

Chris got the lobster benny and I ordered the pork belly hash. It was so good I'm almost getting mad looking at this pic because I want it again right now.

I'm definitely adding this place as one of my fav brunch spots for summer. If you're coming to Chicago for a visit, check out my tab above or send me an email and I'll give you a list of my favorite places!

Now on to other things.

If you're in the blogging world, or have ever considered joining this wonderful world, you need to head over to Helene's page right now. She just announced her insanely cool new site, Blog Boss Babe.

Helene is crazy good at teaching people how to do this whole blogging thing. I'm nine years in and I'm still confused most of the time, but not Helene. She knows how to do all the things and it never stops impressing me. Luckily, she's pretty gracious with her knowledge and doesn't seem to be bothered when I text her 20 times a day asking the most basic (and often stupid) questions about everything blogging and social media.

Just today I told her that there's a like button on snapachat. At which point she politely said no, that's not right. And then she informed me that every time I thought people were "liking" my snaps they were actually screen-shotting them. So that's fun.

Makes sense though, I always wondered why people were "liking" the most ridiculous snaps of me doing very dumb shit.

This site has a plethora of resources if you want to start a blog, grow your blog, or monetize your blog. Helene has literally covered it all. There's no other site like it and in my opinion she's really outdid herself with this one. The best thing is that the resources she provides are applicable for growing any online venture or business, not just blogging.

So sign up here and thank me later.

Okay everyone, it's TSHIRT TIME.


  1. Lol but it doesn't make you wonder why people take screen shots of you doing the same shit?

    Okay okay it was the ONE TIME!! Haha!

    Hi Harlow, we missed you on here!

    1. that's between you sandy and myself :)

  2. To be fair, snapchat is confusing. The fact that I do know those things about snapchat might be kinda sad. YAY for Blog Boss Babe. Thanks for all your support. You're the best. ever.

  3. 1. Happy Belated Birthday, Taylor!
    2. Loveee that you're joining Helene in Blog Boss Babe as mentor. Adore both of you hilarious souls and can't wait to dive in over there!

  4. Ugh that brunch looks absolutely FAB. I'm craving a good egg now...

    Emma | Seeking the South

  5. You look smokin' hot in that photo though. So you've got that going for you, which is nice.

  6. I want to go to Pomp & Circumstance - it looks amazing even down to the plates! Yup, I'm gonna have to come down to Chicago again real soon for a visit. I was just there in the fall & I'm already gettin' the itch to come back. :)

  7. Just try not to spend too much time wondering why they're screen-shotting... :-)