Sunday, October 5, 2008

Shenanigans and more weekend key learnings

So you may be disappointed to find out that my weekend was actually pretty shenanigan-free. Trust me, I would love to tell you all about some wild bar or cab incident that happened, but because of good behavior and some luck, nothing overly remarkable went on.

Now that didn't stop me from learning more things this weekend from my tame adventures. For your reading enjoyment, I have listed more key learnings below. Believe it or not, there are still some good things to keep in mind.

And away we go!

More key learnings
  • Just because you still have your 90s torn jean jacket with NKOTB patches, that doesn't mean you should wear it out to the bars on Saturday night
  • Beer + sour cream and onion chips = Good. Beer + sour cream and onion chips + ultra-chocolate cake with chocolate gnosh frosting = serious tummy ache (not good)
  • Not everyone at the local election office has a full set of teeth
  • Some of the best Friday nights include: sweatpants, magazines, movies and napping on the couch with a down blanket
  • The older you get and the more set into a workweek routine you are, the less likely you are to actually "sleep in" on the weekends
  • Wearing underwear while out for a run (especially with short-short running attire) is important...and recommended
  • You do not have to tip homeless men/women if they shout insults at you. Example, if a homeless person says to me as I walk past, "you're a fat cow," I will not give them money. However, if one says, "I like your purse," or "nice legs," I will actually fish around for some change. Because they're right :)
  • You do not have to buy something just because it's on super sale, especially if you're not 100 percent sure you'll wear it
  • College band students are just as wild as non-band students. Case in point, the University of Wisconsin's marching band has been indefinitely suspended while the school looks into allegations of hazing, alcohol and sexual misconduct. I'm having an "American Pie" band-camp story flashback
  • Alcohol can make someone infinitely more amusing to talk to
  • Being told you're beautiful by a nice old man is still flattering, especially if you're sweaty and without make-up or contacts at the time
  • Fooling around with your guy or girl in public is fun, but not outside someone's apartment door at 2 a.m. Really, take it inside, where it's equally as fun
Reader Question: Do you guys like this quirky little list? I've been thinking about making it a regular feature but wanted to put the question out there to my blosse.

I mentioned this on Thursday, but last week I was invited to attend a "breakfast for dinner" event hosted by the 3-A-Day of Dairy group (disclaimer: 3-A-Day of Dairy is one of my company's clients). I love breakfast for dinner, case in point, I had cereal for dinner one night last week. 

Fortunately, they had a much nicer spread so it was a nice "breakfast buffet" for dinner. And seeing that I'm from Wisconsin, I love anything dairy, especially cheese *salivates*. 

My heaven = lots of cheese

I was also really excited to go because Erin from The State I Am In was one of the hosts and as a loyal reader of hers, I could not wait to meet her in person. Plus, the event was held at the Washburne Culinary Institute, where part of Top Chef Chicago was filmed last year, awesome!!

Erin and me

I would like to say that I'm a great chef and that I make a hearty breakfast every morning, but the reality is that as a single, young professional, my usual breakfast consists of a granola bar, which I eat at my desk. So I don't know if I'll ever be Top Chef material, but I did get some ideas for my weekend breakfast spread, which allows for more complex dishes than during the week. And I got to hang out with some more awesome Chicago bloggers, which I love doing too.

How was everyone else's weekend? Any shenanigans to report?

39 comments:

Gretchen said...

Hee! I like the lists. I vote yes.
Shenanigans? Hmm. Let's just say I wish I could blog about my dating life, because it's been looking up lately. :) Unfortunately, at least one of the boys in question reads it, so that's never going to happen. :(

Ashley D said...

I think the list is a fun idea. You should make it a regular!

Mandy said...

Typically beer and chocolate is not a good combination, ever. I learned this the hard way. I agree about Friday nights. Since the band was suspended, what happened at halftime? LOL.

I enjoy the lists and make my own from time to time. I say keep it! :-)

My Saturday involved way more alcohol than it should have and today was just a nice quiet lazy day.

Maki said...

The list is perfect!!!

I "LOVE" cheese, but when I eat them too much, my skin will suffer the whole week!

My weekend was good - hanging with the fam. Next weekend will be awesome, Jess. My bd is coming up:)

Erin said...

I love your lists!!

It was so much fun to meet you...and the cheese was a nice bonus!

Jen said...

Yea, I like the lists. I wish I had thought of doing that for my blog!

EP said...

I really enjoy your lists. They should definitely stick around. Could you expand on the NKOTB jacket, though?

It looks like that event was fabulous! I'm jealous you got to meet Erin and hang out where the Top Chef Chicago chefs did. So fun!

EP said...

I really enjoy your lists. They should definitely stick around. Could you expand on the NKOTB jacket, though?

It looks like that event was fabulous! I'm jealous you got to meet Erin and hang out where the Top Chef Chicago chefs did. So fun!

The Modern Gal said...

Mmmmmm, cheese.

I definitely like the list. I find myself nodding and saying yep, I've had that lesson too :-)

dolcechic said...

I like the list....make it a regular! :)

LJ said...

Loving the list! mmmmmm beer, chips and Cake!

Ginger said...

Um, I can attest for almost everything on that list personally. So yeah, I like the list :-)

jenn said...

I like the list! I may even have "borrowed" it this week...

In other news, I work in a cheese factory, and I could definitely hook you up with on the cheese front. NZ is a long way away, I realise, but it would be worth visiting for...

Jenn said...

I'm down with the list.

Ben said...

I vote yes in favour of the lists!

L.C.T. said...

So really I'm around 16th in line to say... yup! Keep it.

Nilsa S. said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. And observations in bullet list format are always a positive. My weekend continues as I'm still in New York eagerly awaiting the Madonna concert tonight!

surviving myself said...

Sleeping in to me means getting up at 8:30 on Saturdays.

I am officially old.

Bobbie said...

I love your lists! They're very enjoyable to read. Keep doing them!

Sometimes I love to stay in on a weekend night with some magazines, chick flicks, and a pizza. It's wonderful and seems so indulgent and cozy. Sometimes I add a bubble bath or some wine in there.

I never sleep in on weekends, or ever, for that matter. I actually went to the gym at 7:30 AM on Saturday after being out Friday night and drinking.

And I am salivating over the cheese too. Yummy. I bought a 12-pack of string cheese, individually wrapped, last week, and I think I ate them all in like two days. A few times with a glass of wine.

Where in WI are you from?

chimesey said...

You seem to have a list of people who like lists... count me in...,

thatShortChick said...

"Wearing underwear while out for a run (especially with short-short running attire) is important...and recommended eeww..i don't even want to know what that kind of situation looked like in person.

btw, i LOVE the lists!

Heidi Renée said...

I'm sure the NKOTB jacket was because they had a concert in Chicago this weekend. You should've seen the getups people had on in Boston!

Cheryl said...

I had some Target shenanigans...see my post "Fallified" for more. End shameless plugging.

I'm curious if the last item on the list applies to you, or something you saw...details, please!

And really, who needs teeth to get people registered to vote, right?

LBluca77 said...

I like the list. You should make it a weekly post.

Now I am off to go eat some cheese. Although I have never been to Wisconsin, my family is. I think that is why I have such a huge love of cheese and beer.

cm. said...

"Some of the best Friday nights include: sweatpants, magazines, movies and napping on the couch with a down blanket" indeed.

"The older you get and the more set into a workweek routine you are, the less likely you are to actually "sleep in" on the weekends" yup. i find that if i wake up around my normal time and then force myself to stay in bed, any sleep i get after that point sucks and ends up giving me a backache.

reader answer: i love the list. keep it up.

SA said...

The stuff about the Wisconsin band has been around for a few years. Well, at least rumored around.

Keep up with the lists!

Katelin said...

ohmygosh that cheese looks amazing. i am such a cheese fiend, haha. and i usually reserve my nkotb clothing for only special occasions....like hanging around my house, haha.

Rachel said...

DAMMIT! I got invited to that event too, but I couldn't go since I am a karate mom. It's probably just as well because I would have been all over the cheese like a $2 hooker.

...love Maegan said...

NKOTB is back, yo! You should totally sport that jacket...lol!

brookem said...

i love breakfast any time of day. that sounds like heaven to me.

i like your little list! agree with many of them.

pretty shenanigan-free weekend myself, woot.

Megkathleen said...

Who doesn't love a good list? I'm all for it.

My weekend was pretty blah. Stayed at home mostly. I lead such an exciting life.

Stephanie said...

Yes! Keep these lists going! I always like to figure out if this stuff happened to you personally, or you just saw some poor soul go through something and you decide to teach your readers a lesson. :)

My weekend was okay, but uneventful. I took my dog to the vet and my hubby and I shared nachos and watched a True Life marathon on MTV.

ToughGirl101 said...

I'm prepping myself mentally for surgery. And oh yeah, you should make the list a regular feature.

Angela said...

MMMMMM CHEESE!!!!

I hope you wear undies while running. I hope it was someone ELSE who didn't.

Blaez said...

list or no list i love reading your blog!!

my weekend was just moving...ack moving *cringes*

Amy said...

I would just like to voice in that I LOVE Friday nights on the couch with a movie and take out. It's my favorite weekend activity!

PomJob said...

I think I had the adventurous weekend you expected. Seriously, it was insane!

I love your list because it's spot-on. My friend was rocking her NKOTB concert shirt at Donuts and Daiquiris Saturday morning, but it was from Thursday's concert, not 1992's.

I was hazed when I joined my high school marching band, but not when I joined my college sorority.

Compliments are always welcome, especially from little old men because they're the cutest (or sometimes the skeeviest, but still).

We need to talk offline about 3-A-Day. I'll e-mail you.

pbandrazz said...

yes, i like the lists!

and so right about your friday night...

there used to be a super nice homeless guy by the walgreens near my old place. i used to always give him change since he was so nice to me. and i NEVER give money to homeless people

G+D said...

Mmmm...breakfast for dinner.
Mmmm...cheese.
Mmmm...shenanigans.

I like it!