*Edited this to uh… add a title. Seriously, who forgets to add a title? Obviously this chick needs more sleep. Or needs to drink less coffee and slow down my roll…
Friday is here! And I don’t know about you, but I feel like it got here much quicker than I expected it to! Maybe being a little out of my element makes me feel like I’m busier than usual? Or I’m just having so much fun dogsitting that time really flies?
Work has been somewhat calm the whole week. Although I am looking forward to Jaime’s return from her destination wedding. Even if work has been calm, being short-staffed is still no fun!
Yesterday our boss bought us lunch from The Ram in honor of ‘Staff Appreciation’ Day. My salad I had brought in to eat quickly took a backseat. I’m a huge fan of The Ram and haven’t been there since an extremely awkward date involving a kid I met on Halloween dressed up as Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story. He didn’t wear the space suit to the date. Honestly, if he had, that might have warranted enough reason to go on a second date. *sigh. True story.
Either way, I was looking over the menu on what to get and was seriously torn. I ended up with the BBQ Bacon Cheddar Turkey Burger and sweet potato fries:My craving for BBQ was really getting out of hand. So I just had to go for it. But it was a MASSIVE meal. And when they say “bacon”, they mean five large strips draped over your sandwich to where you almost forget what is under it all! I got rid of a lot of that. And managed to eat about 2/3 of it and the shown fries. They came in their own bag and I was a popular kid once I started handing out the extras. The turkey burger itself was fantastic. I feel like when I order them, it’s always hit or miss. This time it was a hit!
The other thing I looked at? My curiosity almost got the best of me with the Peanut Butter Burger. I mean, seriously? Has anyone ever tried this? My BBQ craving won out simply because I eat peanut butter every day. But I really want to know what that one tastes like! Especially because it also had cheese. Peanut butter and cheese? What? That being said, what’s the weirdest burger/sandwich combo you’ve ever had?
After I got home and hung out with Princess and Hazel for a bit, I was off to meet up with my friend Nicole for Happy Hour. She lives a street down from my temporary residence, so we both made the short walk to Clark Street and hit up Rebel for $3 cocktails and a light dinner. I haven’t seen her for a while, so we had plenty of catching up to do. And, of course, Chicago sports to watch. It’s not often you get the Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, and Sox all in one night. Along with the draft. Whew!
I had no intentions of traveling farther than the five-minute walk, but my friend Chuck was in Lincoln Park at Kendal’s, so we also ended up stopping in there. Being the grandma that I am, when 10:00 rolled around, I graciously peaced out. They gave me a hard time, but all I had to say was “uh… 5:10 wake-up call, bitches” to quiet them down. Do any of you do regular happy hours? HOW do you manage? I think doing them any more regularly than every once in a while would exhaust me!
At the apartment, the dogs and I checked facebook and scrolled through a few wedding pictures that Scott and Jaime posted. They got married at sunset yesterday, so I wanted to make sure the doggies got a peek at their mama and papa!Clearly Hazel is overjoyed.
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s glad it’s Friday. As I was eating breakfast this morning and catching up with emails, the dogs looked at me like this:“Seriously woman. Why are you waking us up at this hour?!?! Go back to bed!” I wish I could kids… I wish I could. No worries girls… we’re going to have plenty of chill time tonight being as how I’m just BEAT.
Hopefully they won’t care that I’ll be getting up somewhat early again to go out and watch the Race to Wrigley! Good luck to anyone running! And hopefully I’ll see a few peeps out there…
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