Devil’s Ball 2013


Friday night my girlfriends and I got all dressed up and headed downtown to the Devil’s Ball. It’s a silent auction/charity event that is held at the Roosevelt University Auditorium Theater – which is stunning! We spent the evening drinking the flowing champagne, eating the delicious food, and dancing the night away to the best DJ  I have ever heard. He played a 10 minute 90s mix that brought all of us back to middle school. The best part of the night though?? The photo booth!

But when ISN’T the photo booth the best part of the night?!

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girls night

There is something awesome to be said for a really great girls night out. Last night I went out with a few girls from another department I worked in and we just had the best time. We went to Plymouth and they had $5 pomegranate martinis… sooo, that’s basically where I found my happy place.

girls night

I also am just ridiculously proud to say that I have now done (sang?) karaoke! I rocked the tiny basement bar with none other than my go-to happy song… Cups. I mean, is there anything better? Between my awful singing (I’m blaming it on the martinis) and awkward dance moves (again, the martinis) all eyes were on me. Thankfully my friend stepped in and didn’t make it go it alone the whole time. Also, thankfully the basement bar played the version where Anna herself was singing it too. So really it was more of a duet.


the last couple of weekends have been super busy, so i was really excited to have nothing major on my calendar.

friday i basically went into beast/purge/clean mode. i did all my laundry (which was, sadly, no small feat) and given my whole dresser situation (or rather, no dresser sitch) i turned a book shelf into my new clothing storage. my apartment is lacking in closet space so i’ll have to be more creative with my storage.

saturday beast/purge/cleaning mode was still in full effect. since i had washed all my clothing i decided to do one of those yearly necessities: trying on everything that i was unsure of. which meant i tried on every pair of jeans, every top, every everything that i was even slightly on the fence about. i went through all of my unmentionables and really cut back. one person does not need as many pairs of panties as i had. tmi?

in the afternoon the boys came over while erin ran to the store and we had a great time, as usual. paul played wii (and totally schooled me in the shooting game) and izaak ate a lot of rice and played with this little bug/car thing that i have no idea how it ever ended up at my apartment. it’s always the first thing he runs to when he’s here though, so it’s staying for as long as he feels love towards it!

today was amazing. i slept in (until 8!), made coffee, watched the office and did a couple crossword puzzles. beast mode wore me out so i didn’t want to do much. my dad came in for lunch so we went to portillos. he loved it! i really feel accomplished when i pick someplace for a non-chicagoan to go to and they like it. score one for me!

i was telling my dad that one of my favorite things to do on a saturday morning is to make coffee and sit at the desk that’s in my bay window and watch people try to not stare up at me. seriously, it’s so funny. the people walking by know i’m looking at them and they want so badly to look back at me so they kind of fidget more. my dads response to this? “don’t worry, life will get better” ha! oh dad…