Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know

I’m not the type of person who ever wants to let someone go. I don’t get mad at someone and just cut them out of my life, despite being told last night that would be a very Eastern European thing to do. I’m not a cold-hearted person! Anyways, back to my point. I find it … Continue reading

Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted

I’m usually reluctant to let anyone escape from my life, which is why I love social media – it really does help you stay connected with people, no matter how superficially. Plus, I enjoy stalking people. But like most people, there are definitely some childhood friends that I’ve drifted from over the years, for no … Continue reading

Day 8: Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit

I really can’t think of any one person who has made my life hell. Sure, during various periods of my life there have been people who have made my life hell and treated me like shit for a while: the nightmare boss, the boyfriend, the ex-boyfriend, the almost-kinda-not-really-technically boyfriend. But to be honest, I don’t … Continue reading

Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living for

Not to sound like an ass, but the person who makes my life worth living is me. Maybe if I had kids I’d say they’re the ones, but probably not. It would still be me. I just believe that if you can’t make life worth living for yourself, then how are you going to be … Continue reading

I’m a “Bon Vivant!”

My daily distraction (aka Mindy) sent me this quiz to find out my design style (from How About Orange). And while I generally object to being labeled, I must say I kind of like my results: You most resemble an “Unpretentious Bon Vivant“. A romantic simplicity defines your setting. Kitchen ambitions move slow by design. … Continue reading

A night in Pah-ree (in Chicago)

What to do when my Saturday night options are looking bleak? Tag along with my mom and her friends. Hey, I brought my own date – Daniela. We headed to Katarina’s for a night of live Parisian jazz music, courtesy of Paris La Nuit. Although Daniela was disappointed that the lead singer, who was actually … Continue reading

Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do

Hey, it’s 30 days of truth. No one said they had to be consecutive. Anyways, it’s going to be pretty hard to top Emily Suess’s response to this one (yes, her hope was to never sell her body for crack), but I’ll give it a shot… Something I hope to never have to do is … Continue reading

Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life

I don’t really feel like writing, but because I’m so freaking dedicated, here we go with Day 5. I’d hate to disappoint all my loyal readers, after all. This topic actually reminds me of a post I wrote a little over a year ago about things I want to do before I die. And I’m … Continue reading

I’ll never look at a socket the same way again

I love this ad for the Chevy Volt. A simple concept, a perfect visual and great voice over (thank you Tim Allen).

Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for

Apparently the over-arching theme of these posts so far is that I’m a pushover. I like to tell myself that I’m just laid back and understanding, but I’m starting to think I might have a problem! Like when my friend asked me to pick her up for another friend’s birthday party, I said yes, even though … Continue reading