I like to go out, but sometimes a nice evening at home to catch up on magazines, blogs, etc. is just what a girl needs. So Friday night I had a lovely date with my birthday leftovers, People magazine, wine, Rihanna and my Reader. Perfect.
Shop Till You Drop
However, Saturday was an all-day bonanza. Sarah and I not only had girl-talk, but also I went crazy shopping. If you love vicarious shopping and spending money, you should have been with us because I had birthday coupons that were burning a hole in my pocket. Plus, on occasion, Sarah and I do this thing were we go into the really expensive stores and ogle nice stuff, even though we absolutely cannot afford to have it. It's like adult make believe and it's fun! We hit Bottega Veneta (where they served us NICE champagne), Chanel and Louis Vuitton (why not?), and of course I found something I really like at each place. But when I started calculating up its cost in comparison to my rent, I could easily put it back, almost.
I even bought my super-special-super-want-not-need birthday gift and it's coming later this week. I'll even give you a hint - it is coming from one of those stores. (FYI: I did blab what it is on Saturday night so if you do know the answer, please don't ruin the surprise.) Sarah even gave me a reassuring pat on the back when it came time to pay for it and I didn't pass out after we left to the store so it was successful.
Sadly, I'm going through delayed gratification on my gift by shipping it to Wisconsin to avoid paying Chicago sales tax (10.25%). So trust me, while I want to bring her home, it's worth it to wait a few days.
Plus, shopping was made a lot easier with some of these:
Liquid courage for major shopping
And Banana Republic was nice enough to send me a $15 off coupon for my birthday month so I had to put that to use. It would just be rude not to. Double bonus was that BR was having a MAJOR sale and they had MY sizes still left over! I've never grabbed that much stuff to try on before - and keep! Below is a picture of my bounty (with some stuff from Old Navy thrown in) and I have to admit, I'm the most excited about the Hawaiian print shorts I got from BR. My size and only $8.97, how can you go wrong? (Shorts are in blue/white - on the left-hand side of the photo)
As many of you know, I love bloggy events and meet ups, and fortunately, Saturday night I was able to meet up with some awesome local and non-local bloggers for drinks at Joy's bar. Seriously, how this girl does a full-time job and working at the bar on the side is beyond me. It's also been a while since I had a liquid dinner so after about four Stella's, this girl was feelin' real good. Normally Joy's bar gets a very...."douchebag" crowd (her words) and I was pleasantly surprised to see the "skank factor" at the bar only hit about a score of 6 that evening. But I was treated to three peroxide-blonde women grinding on each other (while everyone watched) and nippleage.
Oh yes that's right. In the midst of conversation, I look over my non-local blogger buddy's shoulder and see a woman pull her strapless top down to flash the DJ. Once the woman was done showing off her chest, she turned around and saw the surprised look on my face so she was nice enough to clarify, "oh no honey I'm not a slut, I just got my breasts done and was showing them off."
In my experience, if you have to explain that you're not a slut, well...if it walks like a duck...you know what I mean. Secondly, I just nicely asked if I could give them a feel since she was showing them off. Of course she obliged so Baggage and I coped a feel (they felt very realistic) and discussed why she went with silicon over saline. Mega wasn't there yet so he definitely missed out but all night she was known as the "one with the fake boobs." I love this city.
Nice Little Sunday/Monday
Since I spent money like water on Saturday, the rest of the weekend was pretty low-key. But I did make it a nice little Sunday with a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond for a shower caddy and new shower curtain - too bad I don't know if I like the new curtain in my bathroom. Fail.
Back to work tomorrow but it's a short week so let's start counting it down!
How was everyone else's Labor Day weekend?