Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Why have you not been sewing, Molly?

Most importantly, my bff Stephanie and her bf came to visit us in Chicago! Yay! They drove (15 hours) to see us and we had a week of fun. So much fun, perhaps too much. Hilariously, Stephanie turned up with the exact same Forever 21 dress so we dressed as twinsies to go to the Reddit meetup. Meeting a bunch of strangers from the internet was surprisingly fun. Ladies, it was like 15 guys to each girl, so you should consider attending the next one... hahaha. 
 We also wore our matching children of the world skirts to the pride parade, which was fun.
 We ate out a ton, played Cards against Humanity of course, did all kinds of touristy activities and even drove up to Milwaukee to do the Miller tour. That was both cheesy and fun. I wish I had worn my High Life girl costume, but I didn't even think of it until we got there. Oops.
Point being, I obviously did no sewing that week. Then, the next week it was sooooo HOT. So hot. Like 100 degrees for days on end, and we have no A/C. It was terribly hot in the house, so I was relieved when it was time to go to work, if only to be cool. 

Now, today I am going to Oregon to visit the rents and then my babby brother is going to move to Chicago, so we are driving back in his car. This will be a fun trip!

Also, I spent the last month or two obsessing over the Game of Thrones books. A friend from work recommended them, and Andrew got them for me on the Kindle app, so I simultaneously became obsessed with A Song of Ice and Fire and reading on the ipad. So my sewing seriously got neglected as I blasted through the five 800+ page books. They deserve a separate post at some point.  

I will be gone for the next week and a bit, so have a great mid-July and tell me your vacation plans for the summer!

7 comments:

  1. those books are addictive. my husband could not get it when i used to read them. however now that its been made into a series, he has become more obsessed with the story than even I was.

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  2. Those books are definitely addictive, and I am a huge fan of Cards Against Humanity! It sounds like you had a fabulous week (aside from the scorching weather) - have a safe trip to Oregon and back!

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    1. Haha I even brought the cards to Oregon with me to play here too! Soooo fun!

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  3. Was the reddit meetup fun? What did you do there? I'm intrigued!

    And yeah- GoT is pretty incredible.

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    1. It had bands playing 30 min sets and a bar, the people were better looking than I expected and everyone mingled. It was awkwardly fun!

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  4. I love the miller tour, cheesy for sure but also free! (at least it was when I lived in Milwaukee and I hope it still is!) that would ave been incredible to wear your costume on the tour! Next time!

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  5. My Mom bought the first season of Game of Thornes, and the books. She absolutely loves them. A soon as I find a spare night to watch the pilot (only the pilot... I just want to get acquainted with some of the characters, and the world I will be driving into) I will be devouring the books. Be assured you're not the only one not sewing. I went on a 2-week camping vacation, and have been hitting up various festivals on weekends. Even when I have a spare weekend at home, I have been distracted by decluttering for hours! My excuse is that I'm trying to clear a spot to put my new gifted Singer (its in a cabinet!), then hopefully I will catch the sewing bug. Sounds like you're enjoying your summer, and your new city!

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