Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pig Face

Hello! Due to an overwhelming amount of random requests, I have decided to give in and blog again. Several people have asked for me to write an "open letter" to them but I just can't write that many.. so all in good time. (Laura Phillips, you're first in line).

The reason I was on a self imposed exhile from blogging was mainly because my life got pretty boring for awhile. I got to thinking that I am too young to be so predictable- so I decided to spice things up.
One of the first things I did was visit the psychic who lives downstairs. She is back, in all her former glory... and more. She got a new sign, refinished her floors, and basically got a whole new look to her psychic gypsy studio. She wasn't very helpful and in the end I decided that I doubt her abilities as a clairvoyant because all that she told me is that I will be taking a trip soon, and it will be "enlightening." The only trips i have planned are for bachelorette parties, so unless male strippers and an abundance of alcohol is enlightening, that lazy eyed gypsy is a phony.
Another thing i decided was that I need a hobby. I chose running, mainly because its easy and I can have a goal (mini marathon). I also chose this because of the massive amount of weight I have put on as of late. For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of seeing me this year, the amount of weight I've managed to gain is actualy alarming. So I figured I would kill two birds with one stone. Now, as a rule I have stayed away from running for an extended period of time due to the size of my chest. It can get painful. However, I decided to pop on an extra sports bra and see how long I can run without stopping. 7 miles later, I was very impressed with myself, but apparently its not meant to be because my big toe nail promptly fell off after this initial test run. Mini Marathon- 1, Lee- 0.
It's gotten very cold in Chicago over the past few weeks, and as a result I am in need of a new winter coat. However, instead of buying one, I have taken to stealing coats from bars. I don't know what it is, but when I get a little boozy, I also get a little klepto. A few weeks ago, I couldn't find my coat at a bar. Instead of chalking it up to another lost coat, I browsed through the available coats and chose a nice North Face fleece for myself. I figured North Face girl would find my (much nicer) coat and be pleased- however the next day, a BIRTHDAY MIRACLE happened. Long story short, a friends friend is the bartender at the bar where I left my coat, she put in a quick call to him, and next thing you know, boom. My coat, back in my possession. So I actually walked away from that situation plus one North Face.  I acquired yet another coat last week from Social 25. This trend is not one that I am ok with and I am going to make a conscious effort to stop my thieving ways. Karma is gonna get me big time for this.

2 closing thoughts- 1. last night I ate at a new place- the Girl and the Goat. We ordered something called "Crispy Pig Face." It was literally pieces of a pigs face.. and it was delicious. Seriously, soooo good. Even Rebecca C. Leonard, my favorite fake vegetarian, loved every crispy bite. 2. With James Cleary following me on Twitter and Pitsy Patsy Cleary monitoring my Gchat status, the only remaining place that I can post my inappropriate thoughts is facebook. So strap in- I think I am going to become one of those pesky status updaters that I hated with the fire of 1000 suns just a few weeks ago.