Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weekend recap: Girl time and movies

Happy Sunday everyone! Right now, Chicago is feels more like fall than July. Not only was I in jeans all weekend, but also the practice of carrying around a jacket is getting to be more of a tradition. Yes, a jacket during the day...in July. WTH?

Anyhow, let's talk about the weekend.

I'm fortunate that I have good girlfriends in the city. I had a good group before I started blogging and since then, I've been able to meet and make more good friends here. I'm really fortunate.

So before the BlogHer insanity starts this week, I engaged in one of my favorite things: girl bonding time.

That's right, lots of friend time that consisted of hanging out, catching up, gossiping and shopping. You know, the things we all love to do with our girlfriends.

On Saturday, Liz, Sarah and I went to Yolk in River North (new location) to have some brunch and catch up. Things are so crazy right now that I haven't had time to sit and really chat with them about what's new with everyone, how work is going, etc. All while indulging in some of Yolk's lovely strawberry-orange juice. Seriously, I would drink that stuff by the gallon.

Then it was off to Nordstrom for its Anniversary Sale. Seriously, I love Nordstrom so much, it's my happy place. And while basking in the joy of some of my favorite things on sale, I was also happy to not go above my budget. So I stocked up on MAC and Mario Badescu and treated to a pair of Kate Spade aviators (bad a**) and Diorshow mascara. I cannot wait to try it.

Then today, TC and I went to see 500 Days of Summer because I haven't talked to her a lot lately either. Seriously summers are just too busy!

Yes, the anticipation for the movie was so strong I nearly lost my mind, especially all the positive stuff I heard about it this week. I will say this, overall, I did like it, but it was not at all what I expected. I was muttering the word "b*tch" a few times and one part actually broke my heart a little bit but it was definitely good. That said, I am currently obsessed with the soundtrack and my have to start dancing around to Hall & Oates one night. So classic.

So in the end, I got to spend some good time with some of my friends, which always helps keep me sane and in check. Trust me, the know how to put me back into my place. And fortunately, I get to hang out with more awesome bloggers/ladies this week at the conference!

Oh and I also went on a date Saturday night, which was...interesting. Promise I won't keep you waiting too long, I'm working on that post now for tomorrow night!

How was everyone else's weekend? Did you see any movies? Or what are your favorite things to do with your girlfriends?

Note: Wow there are a lot of passionate Harry Potter fans out there! Holy cow. Erin is in the process of recruiting people to force me to start reading the books. I look forward to watching her fulfill this quest :)

21 comments:

Jess said...

My weekend was a little more low-key but mostly very nice. It sounds like yours was awesome!

StartingOver@28 said...

This midwestern cold front needs to move on! I too was wearing a jacket this weekend. Uncalled for!

Heidi Renée said...

I think all your heat came out to California. You are welcome to have it back.

We saw Transformers 2 and Bruno last weekend, but nothing this weekend. I'm lobbying to see Public Enemies next weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Nordstrom is absolutely a happy, blissful place!

Please send the fall-ish weather our way. The heat is kind of a lot smothering me here!

Also, I have never read Harry Potter--none of them. I do like the movies though, so that might count for something.

lollygagger said...

I am so with you on dancing to Hall and Oats!

And this Yolk place keeps popping up in conversations as of late, and I've never been there. I'm guessing I should go.

Maki said...

Jacket? In July? Oh my, my... But Florida was very cool today after the storm, too....

I LOVE LOVE Nordstrom - it's my happy place too!! I think we should visit each other someday and attack Nordsrom together:) It will be a good time...

xoxo

Angela said...

Girl don't keep us waiting on the date post!!!!!!!

(but I'm guessing you saw Bruno????)

Andhari said...

Jacket in July? Now why can't I live in a place like that instead of feeling hot and the sun heat almost all year long? Lol. Nordstrom is like heaven with designer items, I love it. And I love girls time, definiteeeely.

Lil' Woman said...

Jacket in July!?
You'll be stripping your clothes off if you come to Florida, it was crazy hot this past week.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

You're about the 10th person I've heard talk about the Nordstrom sale - it must have been insanely busy there!

BTW, this stupid cold weather we're having? I'm pretty sure it's the cause to my dream last night - where it was snowing here in July. WTF?!?

Kyla Roma said...

I cannot wait to see 500 Days of Summer, it's not open here yet but when it is open... =)

Jenn said...

isn't this weather ridiculous? i was FREEZING at the dmb concert this weekend - scarf and long sleeves...eek!

also - if you ever need to learn a dance to "private eyes" by hall & oates, you just let me know. when i lived in atlanta, we became obsessed with that song (no idea how or why) and made up a little dance. i wish i was joking.

thatShortChick said...

brunch is an absolute MUST on the weekends.

and I really want to see 500 days.

Easily Manipulated said...

I'm LOVING this weather!!! Fall is my favorite time of year and it always seems to be over before it's really begun. I'm sure the 98 degree humidity will be back soon. :-P

Ali said...

I really want to see 500 Days of Summer, mainly because of Zooey - she's just...amazing.

Can't wait to hear about the date! And you MUST read the HP books. I was hesitant at first, but once I started I could NOT stop.

Katelin said...

sounds like a fabulous weekend. but what is this jeans and coat weather? do i need a jacket now? ah! chicago make up your mind! :)

nory said...

I haven't read HP yet either but my boyfriend has put ALL of the big, huge heavy books on my bookshelf and informed me I must read them. And so I will...eventually =)

Auburn Kat said...

This weather has been awful! Seriously, at this pace it's going to be snowing here next month!

I haven't seen any movies in quite awhile, I'm hoping I'll be able to see one shortly.

Sounds like you had a great wknd!

Mandy said...

Girl bonding weekends are so much fun! (You will LOVE the Diorshow mascara, its amazing!)My weekend was a bit out of control. I am still tryng to recouperate. =)

Jen said...

We saw 500 Days of Summer last week and I really liked it. I know what you mean about the heartbreaking parts, but overall I thought it was so well done. Loved the Hall and Oates scene!!

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