Monday, February 23, 2015


I don't know about anyone else, but when I feel like I need a change, I usually chop off my hair. And so I did. I chopped off 6-7 inches of my hair and now it's cute, short and sassy. I love it. I feel like a weight (literally) has been lifted off of my shoulders. Why is that? My mother said that now I look more "professional." Mothers are always great for constructive, yet backhanded compliments. Love ya mom...

I'm sure the hubs thinks I'm going through some early mid-life crisis between getting the tattoo and cutting off my hair...but I really don't think he needs to worry until I've sold my ovaries for a condo in France. Why is it that when you hit a certain age, people just think you should be at a certain stage in your life? I'm sorry, are you Oprah? Shut your face. When I want kids, I will have them....but right now I would rather worry about what nail color I want during my next manicure than picking out baby formula. I know, that sounds selfish doesn't it? Oops. Onto other news....

While it's colder than Antarctica in Chicago right now, I can't WAIT to start my half marathon training. I'm pumped. Getting another half marathon under my belt will be such a great feeling. BRING IT ON. And speaking of training, I just found out that once I re-installed RunKeeper on my phone in order to do a review of it for a feature I'm writing, I get a free year of its Elite version! While I do favor Nike Running, I always loved RunKeeper's training plans they have set. What I'm NOT a fan of is its wacky GPS tracking...has anyone else had this problem? I'm hoping they fixed it. It's been awhile since I've used the app, but I figured I'd give it a shot since I'll be hopping on board with their advanced half marathon training plan. For anyone else looking for a training plan, this one is highly recommended!

Tomorrow is also my hubs' birthday! Since he wasn't lucky enough to have his birthday land on a weekend, we celebrated it on Saturday by going to a great barcade in Logan Square. They have vintage pinball machines as well as newer ones. The best part is that you have to be 21 or older to get in because it's essentially a bar with rows and rows full of arcade and pinball machines. YES. It was a blast!

Naturally, Sunday was a day full of cleaning and prepping for the week ahead. I'm excited to start reading Hausefrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum, I'll be reviewing the book in March and hosting a giveaway so keep your eyes peeled! Apollo just liked to use it as a pillow...

I hope everyone else had a fabulous weekend! Is anyone else training for anything? What apps do you favor?!


  1. Love your hair, it looks so good! I really need to do something with my hair, the layers are all grown out and it just looks blah!

  2. Ahh congrats on the new hair style - love it!!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. I love your hair!!! I wish I had the guts and amen to doing things on your own timeline. I have been divorced for almost 2 years and people can't stand it that I am not in a relationship of some sort yet. Back the fuck off... I like being 100% selfish right now lol. I do what I want. Cheers!

  4. The hair is looking fierce! I like the Pink 13.1 app for training. Love the old vintage pinball machines and arcades!

  5. Hair is lovvvvvvely! Can always count on mama!!! :)

  6. Apollo is the cutest freaking cat ever.
    nothing wrong with being selfish! every time i think i want a kid, i think about the weekends that i don't move off the couch, and i'm not ready to give that up.
    hair looks fabulous ;)

  7. Love the new hair. I need to get mine cut its grown so long and i wake up tangled in hair. Your kitty is adorable.

  8. Love your hair, I need to get mine done :)

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  9. Yay for new haircuts and tattoos!