Wednesday, August 26, 2009

i'm a lazy gal

It has been almost a month since I took the bar exam (which is bananas) and while my days have been filled with wedding planning, a lot of them have been spent lounging around my house. So what does an unemployed recent law school grad do with her time? Here's a little recap:

1) Travel to/Miss being in Chicago: I flew home a few days after the exam because I wanted to leave California for a while. On top of getting my wedding dress altered and celebrating the Bestie's birthday, it was just super nice to be back home...minus the humidity - I wasn't a fan of that. I'm flying back next week to pick up my dress and celebrate my last single gal trip to the Windy City - which is really weird.

2) Watch Far Too Much Reality TV: does anyone remember when VH-1 was MTV for our parents? Playing music videos 24/7 of artists that our parents wouldn't cringe at with a few hours of Behind the Music and Pop-Up Video sprinkled in. While I do miss those shows (and Behind the Music is coming back!), I am so thankful for the trashy reality tv that has taken the place of the music. I was totally into "Megan Wants a Millionaire" and I'm sad that they had to take it off the air along with the upcoming season of I Love Money (though those events are really tragic). Also, I'm loving "My Antonio". Is anyone else watching this show? I had a massive crush on Antonio when he was on General Hospital, but I'm really watching the show for the crazy girls who are one it. The girl who kept crying and running away? His ex-wife coming back? That crazy lady who was paranoid about her clothes getting stolen? Genius!

3) Becoming Obsessed with "One Tree Hill": I avoided this show when it started because I was certain that I didn't need another "Dawson's Creek" to watch. Several of my friends told me that I HAD to watch it and when it started from episode 1 on SoapNet, I decided to dvr it but still avoided it as 20 episodes piled up. I finally decided to check it out...I hate myself but I love it. In addition to angsty teen drama, the music on that show is amazing.

4) I can't stop listening to "She Wolf" by Shakira. I don't know why, but I love it.

5) Now that I have time I've started reading for fun again. I think I've read 10 books in the last month and I'm running out of books. Next up on my list are "My Custom Van" by Michael Ian Black and "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer. I'm taking suggestions so if you have any good ones, pass them my way.

6) I also sleep 9-10 hours a night. My bed and I are bffs.

7) Note that no where on this list do you see cleaning my house, laundry, running errands, etc. I'm bad.

Wow, reading this list shows that I've been quite lazy...part of me feels like I deserve it, but I do feel guilty. I'm very, very lucky that the boy is able to support both of us and I realize that I better enjoy these last few months before I have to enter adulthood...and on that note, I'm off to sit outside and read.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

every song should have this

This is brilliant:

Thank you for being genius

Monday, August 3, 2009

my kind of town

Hello Chicago - So glad to be back!!!

I always get a little giddy whenever I fly home. Now that I'm finished with school and I'm ready to enter the lawyer world full of writing memos and court appearances, I realized that I won't get to come home as much as I use to. So sad.

But for now, I'm excited to have a week here. It's absolutely gorgeous outside and I'm ready to hit the town.

So Chicago friends, what exciting things are happening in the city this week? Any new restaurants or bars I need to try? Let me know!

P.S. I was going to write a post about the hellish bar exam, but I'm still not at the point where I'm ready to talk about it. Sitting in a room with 1500 other people for 3 full days of essays, multiple choice, and performance tests was not a good time. But I stuck it out, so keep your fingers crossed for me!