Monday, May 18, 2009

So sorry...

...I've been MIA lately. By now, you all know how crazy things around here can get. I'm sorry I've been out of touch. I'm especially sorry to my BBF, KBL, who actually sent me a message today, checking up on me, since I've been out of touch lately. I also owe her a homework assignment, so I'm going to take care of that right now. (I also owe Karen one, but I'm not using my own computer right now, so I have to come back to it. Sorry, Karen!)


What are your current obsessions?
  • Counting down to the last day of school! (Sorry, just tryin' to keep it real!)
  • Dancing with the Stars (I just watched the first night of the finale. Go Gilles!!)
Which items from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
  • At the sad state that I'm in these days, whatever I can squeeze my fat ass into! :(
  • I tend to wear my black sweats a LOT (I change into them as soon as I get home from school.)
  • An old pair of Stud Muffin's slide-on sandal-y things. They are the ONLY thing that helps relieve the mind-numbing pain of my plantar fasciitis.
Last thing you bought?
  • Burrito Bowls all around at Chipotle
  • Rainbow Cones all around at the ORIGINAL Rainbow Cone (only my ChiTown friends will understand this one. To the rest of you I say, "SOOO sorry you aren't lucky enough to live here!!!")
I picked Stud and his best friend up after school (like I do everyday) and The Girl was given permission to hang out with us for the afternoon. As you can see, we went on a Gastronomic Adventure :)

What are you listening to these days?
  • I have EVERY radio I own tuned to WLIT. I guess I'm kinda a loser that way.
  • In the shower, I listen to these great mix CDs that my brother made me.
Favorite kid's film
  • Hands down - #1 Lion King
  • So many others, I can't even list them. ANYTHING Disney, for sure
Favorite Holiday Spots
  • OK, I know this is lame, but my hammock in my backyard
  • Saugatuck, MI (where I take Stud and his best friends every year)
  • I know I should probably say my parents' villa, but eh, I don't know. It's beautiful and all, but I seriously can NOT take the heat. Especially since air conditioning is almost non-existent there!! :( (KBL, you and BelovED should seriously spend some time there. My mother would LOVE to have you, and it's in a part of Italy you haven't visited yet!)
What are you reading right now?
  • My usual pile of magazine subscriptions
  • I've started buying my summer books, so I can't wait to dive in to them. I hope I actually get to read them this summer, since sadly, the pile I bought LAST summer went unread. I got to spend my summer vacation bustin' my ass at the bar!!! Well, not THIS summer, God willing!
Four words to describe you:
  • mom
  • teacher
  • tired
  • obese (hmmm....think these last two are related?!)
Guilty pleasure?
  • ANYTHING chocolate!! Currently it's the Dove ice cream bars in my freezer and the chocolate peanut butter cups from WalMart. They are AMAZING!! (Gee, remind me again why I'm obese these days.....)
Who or what can make you laugh until you are weak?
  • Stud Muffin (he has such a quick wit, he kills me!)
  • My babies at school
  • My family, in general, is hysterical. When we get together, we all laugh until we can't breath. My sides are usually sore the next day, seriously.
First Spring thing?
  • Definitely my lilac bush blooming. I wait all year for it!
Planning to travel next?
  • I have no idea, since I can't even fathom having any free time. I've been working 7 days a week for so long now, I wouldn't even know what to do with a day off.
  • Stud has already been bugging me about Michigan, since he wants to bring The Girl this time, so that'll probably be our first trip.
After this?
  • My best friend just sent me an interesting email over the weekend about some killer deals to Ireland. I've never had one iota of interest in going to Ireland, but the deal is seriously killer, and hey, it's not HERE!
Best thing you ate and drank recently?
  • Ate-go up to #3!
  • Drank-I've been a bit obsessed with Mike's Hard Lemonade lately
When did you last get tipsy?
  • I can't even remember. Despite spending most of my free time in a bar, I'm not much of a drinker. I know I JUST said I've been obsessed with Mike's lately, but I'm talking about 1 every two weeks or so. I'm very much a light-weight in the drinking department.
Favorite ever film?
  • Comedy - Coming to America (I wore out 2 VHS tapes before I bought it on DVD!)
  • Musical - Singing in the Rain
  • Kid's Movie - The Lion King
  • There are way too many others to finish this list!!
Care to share some wisdom?
  • I love the quote at the top of my page - "All children are gifted. Some just open their presents later than others."
  • The greatest gift you can give your children, after your love, is discipline. A spoiled child is hard-pressed to be a productive, responsible adult later in life. Teach your child that there are limits and boundaries in life. Teach him to work hard and take pride in his work. Teach him to be responsible and accept the consequences of his actions. Teach him to make smart choices. Teach him to respect himself and his body. Teach him to be a kind, caring, compassionate person, and to treat all people with respect.
  • OK, I'm going to have to stop there, cuz I'm making even myself sick!
What is one special talent that you have? (Replacement question)
  • Since opening the bar, I have become one hell of an awesome martini-maker! I suppose that sounds a bit conceited, but I have customers tell me ALL the time that they prefer my martinis to my brother's, (which TOTALLY pisses him off, by the way!!) and that makes me think I might know a thing or two about mixology.
What are the TV shows you absolutely CAN NOT miss these days? (Added question)
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Brothers & Sisters
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • LOST
  • Ugly Betty
  • Grey's Anatomy (Thankfully, all of these are ABC shows, so I can watch them online when I have the time. Usually that's how I spend my Sunday afternoons. I know, I'm a loser!)
Rules of the MeMe above: Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Tag 8 people. And hell yeah I'm gonna tag!!! I tag:
  • That Girl - her blogs cracks my ass up!! Especially since she's joined TMI Thursday!
  • The Girl Next Door - I don't know how she does it. Living next door to her ex, that is!
  • C - I don't even know what to say about her, other than we have a very serious blog-mance going!!
  • Tiffany - I discovered her blog fairly recently, and I love it. You should check out the awesome journey she's been on, as well as the one that lies ahead...
  • Smiley Girl - I love her like a sister, and hey, KBL didn't tag her first, so she's all mine!
  • JLo - We were destined to be friends since we both married men with the same last name...
  • Jason - I LOVE THIS MAN! I actually found JLo through his blog. He's a fellow teacher, and never ceases to crack me up!
  • Dana - She and her beloved are planning their upcoming nuptials (they have a separate blog all about it!) She has a renewed love of ChiTown ever since we met up a few months ago. Right, Girlfriend?! :)


Busy Bee Suz said...

Love your crack me up.
Sorry you are working so much...SUMMER is coming!!!

Miles To Go Before I Sleep...... said...

You are right! :-)

I'll have to be tagged in a few days.... Zane has a real bad eye infection and we're heading to an eye doc right now actually.... keep your fingers crossed!

karengberger said...

That was great...I loved doing that one, too. I'm still waiting for you to do the other meme. Take your time; it's supposed to be fun!
Please say "Hi!" to Stud for me. How is his hair growing? Pictures?

jlo said...

Okay, I'm on it...Thanks for the inspiration because I haven't been bloggin with the end of the school year looming over me.

Jason, as himself said...

Wow, this is a long one! But I like it, and it will be fun. It may take me a while, but I will certainly do it.

Oh, and by the way! I LOVE YOU, TOO!

Desert Rat said...

I loved both of the wisdoms!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Great meme! Thanks for doing it. So, are you happy with Shawn winning DWTS?

As for the world's best martini maker....well, from my days bartending and waiting tables, girls really DID make better drinks than the guy bartenders!

I'm with Suz, summer can't come soon enough. You're working too much! Time to find an hour everyday for just Chitown Girl, and no one else.

Mmmmmm, chocolate. I'm with you on that one!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

P.S. and BTW, ha ha. LOL!

About your plantar fasciitis...girlfriend, take it from me AND from Busy Bee Suz, get thee to a PODIATRIST with the quickness and get a pair of orthotics inserts!!!! They make a world of difference and they are sooooo important for your overall health. Especially since you stand on your feet at the bar for so long. I remember those mind-numbing painful days after a double shift. Ooooh the pain!

I'm sure you already know this, but if your feet are flat (like mine) it throws off the alignment at your knee joints, your hips, AND it will cause you some serious back problems, if they haven't already caused you back pain. Did you know that Costco makes orthotics now? Trust me, they rock!!! Please, please, please say that you'll go and get fitted for a pair. You can get some for dress shoes, your gym shoes (ha!), and even your sandals. Get 'em girl!!!! You'll feel like a million bucks, I swear!

ChiTown Girl said...

KBL, thanks for the advice. I actually started reading everything I could find about PF about 6 months ago, because I just couldn't take it anymore. I found a bunch of suggestions (stretches, exercises, icing, etc.) that I've been following, and I went out and bought inserts for my shoes. PLUS, I bought orthopedic shoes (which are just oh, so attractive!!) which have made a WORLD of difference! The inserts are just Dr. Scholl's, nothing super, but they make a difference, nonetheless. Last week, I made the mistake of wearing my "flat" shoes with the inserts all week, instead of my old lady orthopedic shoes, and I paid the price all weekend! :( I've looked into getting a night time brace to sleep with, and better inserts for my shoes. I suppose I should just break down and go see a real doctor, but I can't stand the thought of someone actually looking at/touching my feet! Ick! Yes, you're right, I've never had a pedicure just for that reason. I can't even imagine someone else touching my feet. Feet are the most disgusting things ever created! I don't even want to touch my OWN feet, let alone have someone else touch them. Yuck.

Unfortunately, I can't do my Wii with my orthopedic shoes, and when I first got it, and was doing over an hour a day, it really screwed up my feet. So, I cut back, and now I'm embarrassed to say, I haven't even stepped on it in over a week. I've got to do something about that ASAP!!

Change for Good said...

Ireland....that sounds so awesome! :) I'd love to visit there.

No Ben isn't moving in until after we get married. He is living on campus with another guy (will be the first roommate situation of his LIFE). He has to be out by the end of the month or there are a bunch of penalties according to the lease.

Stud wants to bring a girl on vacation....awe.