Sunday, May 4, 2008

My first blogger girls night out/in

Last night was my first official Chicago blog girls night out/in with the lovely Jenn, Katie and Angela. Sadly, Jamie couldn't join us - next time! 

We met up at Katie's insanely gorgeous apartment (with killer location), where we lounged in her living room (me firmly planted on the most comfortable couch ever) talking about family, friends, Chicago "freak sightings" and blogs (of course). The original plan was to watch several hours of Sex and the City, which was packaged in the most gorgeous pink suede case, but our own lives were entertaining enough. Frenemies, fashion and "boyfriends" - it's our own version of the show!

It was a ton of fun getting to know other 20-something bloggers in the city and picking their brains about blogging. I heard the most horrifying El stories, one of which included public urination and one that featured a rat, burrito and a pair of pants. That one was the most shocking and disgusting. I even had a chance to sample a lovely guava juice Vitamin Water and indulge in my love of Cool Ranch Doritos. *salivates* Jenn brought pomegranate martinis, which were very tasty, and all of us trekked outside (and were honked at by multiple cabs) to get pizza.

I even created an new "Jess-ism" by commenting that Katie's comfortable couch was firm yet it "gave back." Plus her building is protected by a doorman who looks just like Wolverine from X-Men. It doesn't get any safer than that!

After a good night of girl bonding, Angela and I headed to the bus stop, where a group of two women and a man were having a hard time standing on the bus. We couldn't decide if the women were a) drunk, b) tired or c) having trouble in their high heels. Personally, I'll take a little from each column. But after getting home at 2 a.m., I only slept a few hours again so I'll definitely be curled up under the blanket on my "couch of sin" tonight.

Next up - the north side cupcake crawl. Look out, here we come!


Erin said...

This sounds like so much fun! If only I were a little bit closer I could be a cool Chicago blogger too. Sometimes being in the suburbs in lame!

megkathleen said...

I'm jealous - I wish I knew bloggers in Seattle I could hang with!

Cass said...

is there really such a thing as a cupcake crawl???!!!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like fun!
Also, I can't wait to hear about the cupcakes.

Jenn said...

Okay seriously. This did not show up in my reader until just now. A day after you posted it.

~Angela~ said...

Um, actually... Your posts haven't been showing up in my reader at ALL lately... I'm concerned about your feed... It might be M.I.A.

Kayleigh said...

I agree with the feed problem....

But hooray for our blogger girls night! Sooooooooo fun.

And your couch of sin? Yeah I keep laughing about that.

P.S. My couch gave a lot back last night. I draped myself across that thing and watched every episode of The Office on NBC.