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I’m Sexy and I know It.

February 24, 2012

You already have the song stuck in your head, don’t you?

Good morning everyone! Who is excited that today is Friday!?!? IAM. I’ve had a very busy week and I am so excited to have plenty of “me” time this weekend! You’d think I’d be tired of “me” time, since I live alone, but when I say “me” time, I just mean being a lazy butt. Tomorrow morning I have a 13 mile run, and other than that and a book club meeting Saturday morning, I have absolutely nothing planned!

Yes, I have a TON of school work to do, but I also have plenty of time to do it! I fully intend to hang out in a coffee shop and get some work done, hang out at my brother and sister-in-law’s apartment with Molly, read some more of The Maze Runner (I AM HOOKED) and catch up on all the shows that I’ve missed out on this week (currently watching the Bachelor…).

Do you prefer having a zero-plan weekend, or a busy weekend? I’m more of a fan of just 1-2 items planned, and then lazy/relaxing time.


One of the busy, but fun, activities that I had this week was an alumnae dinner with some Kappa Deltas! There are several alumnae groups in the Chicago area, but this one is the “Downtown” group and we try to meet up once every two months or so. Our meet-up this week was at a restaurant in the Gold Coast area called Jake Melnick’s, which claims to have the best wings in Chicago! Sadly, I did not try the wings, so I can’t vouch for their claim.

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The menu was basically bar food – plenty of greasy appetizers and a lot of burgers. I considered getting a burger without the bun, but decided I didn’t want to spend the money on a burger but only get part of the food. I ended up getting the Garbage Salad, which was huge! This was the second half that I ended up taking home to eat the next day.

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Now, I’m not a fan of bar salads, but this was absolutely perfect! The dressing was great and light and the ingredients were all amazing. The chicken was a bit overcooked, but other than that it was delicious! I had a really great time chatting with some women that I’d met before, and meeting a few new ones. One of the girls is a first year law student at another school in Chicago! Don’t worry, we’re already facebook friends…


So I have a very amusing story from my trip home. I thought getting home would be really easy, I just had to walk to the bus a couple blocks away and it would take me right by apartment, only a 20 min ride. Simple, right?

Um no. So apparently before I headed for the bus, one of the underground subways (the red line of the EL) was filled with smoke and something was on fire? Not quite sure of the details, but there were plenty of fire trucks, streets were blocked off, and the Red Line, obviously, was shut down. Because so many people couldn’t take the EL, they were taking the bus.

Can you guess which bus happened to go in the same direction? My bus. As the bus is pulling up to the stop I’m waiting at, I am all the sudden shocked by the fact that it is JAM PACKED. I barely squeezed myself on, and then the bus driver, who didn’t normally drive that route, had to take our advice in driving around the blocked off roads! It was pretty crazy to say the least.

You know what made it crazier? Well I’m standing there with my leftovers and this kid (okay, he was in college) made a comment about my carry-out container and then started up a conversation. Now, when I first saw him I thought he was something out of a teen movie – that moody, artsy guy. Um, I was right. He’s a film major and in a band. Now, I have no problem with film makers or bands, but the artsy type of guy is really, really not my type. Haha, I thought the conversation was horribly awkward, seeing as we had nothing in common. Let’s just say, it hit the weather, and then silence.

The best part? He then invited me to see his band play and… wait for it… gave me his card. Yes, he had a card. I died of laughter on the inside. You may be thinking, I should be flattered! And I was, however, the absurdity of the situation and the fact that he didn’t gather that 1) I am probably 4 years older than him and 2) we have zero in common, was just too much.

Granted, I was wearing my knitted white hat, so clearly I fooled him into thinking I might know, oh, ANYTHING?, about music or film. I get my new music from the most purchased list on iTunes.

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Yep. I’m sexy and I know it. And also apparently look at myself and not the camera when I take pictures… Winning, Katie. Winning.

Well, now it is time for me to get my butt into gear, I have a 13 miler to run! Oh wait, and did I mention that I will be running in the snow? Um yea.


Remember that Camelbak pack I got? No way was I giving up trying that out this week. I am going hardcore and running in the snow. If I don’t blog on Saturday, then I slipped, fell and froze to death in the icy tundra that is the lake front. Or follow me on twitter and find out sooner…


Anyone else have a funny story about a guy trying to talk to you?

What’s your favorite kind of bar food?

29 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2012 8:47 am

    Hahaha funny story 😀

    My favorite bar food has to be fries. I know how bad they are for you but I can’t help it, they’re so salty and so good!

  2. February 24, 2012 9:06 am

    Good luck with the run! I love when randoms try to chat you up for no reason. I recently had a guy at a bar chat me up – told me all about how he was a plastic surgeon and went to Harvard. For some reason, it didn’t sound real. Being in Boston, A LOT of guys pull the “Oh, I went to Harvard!” thinking that it will make you more interested in him. After a while, I had enough so I walked away. My friend said she recognized him, but couldn’t place his face. Turned out, he was on this show that they filmed in Boston a little while back “Boston Medical” and he was on the show! Turns out he is a doctor (a resident, not a surgeon yet) and did go to Harvard. My roommate’s boyfriend knows him since they worked at the same hospital. Apparently the guy is a jerk – clearly. haha

    • February 24, 2012 1:56 pm

      hahaha, I was thinking you were going to say he was an actor who plays a doctor! Can’t say I’m a fan of guys who try and brag…

  3. February 24, 2012 9:51 am

    Haha I love that hat on you! It’s so cute, I’m always scared to wear hats because I feel like I can’t pull them…all. And as much as I love being busy all the time, I love weekends with absolutely nothing planned a little more sometimes!

    My funny story about a guy- a friend and I were having dinner at Noodles & Company and a group of three guys walked in, to make a long story short she told me some juicy gossip about one of the guys so I was kind of staring at him the whole time I guess..well apparently he noticed because he wrote his name and number on a napkin and gave it to me when they boyfriend DID think the story was pretty funny later when I told him, but needless to say the guy didn’t ever get a phone call! 😀

    • February 24, 2012 1:57 pm

      That’s the first hat I’ve ever bought! I also never wore hats because I didn’t think I could pull it off! Finally my head was just too cold… haha and love the story, he clearly thought you were very interested.

  4. February 24, 2012 9:59 am

    haha i totally do have that song in my head now… it’s so catchy. thanks a lot, sheesh! 😉 i love your bus story – too funny. your beanie is so cute on you though, musically gifted or not. 😉 good luck on your run tomorrow girl! you’ll rock it!

    • February 24, 2012 1:58 pm

      haha thanks, I never wear hats but my head was always so cold I finally had to get one! And if it makes you feel better, the song is stuck in my head too…

  5. February 24, 2012 10:25 am

    I love your beanie-adorable. My favorite kind of bar food is nachos-hands down.

  6. February 24, 2012 10:59 am

    Haha I’m at the age now where I’d be chuffed to bits if I got chatted up! Good for you! Hope you enjoy your nice weekend!

  7. February 24, 2012 1:06 pm

    what da truck?!?!?! Did I just see an 8 pound burger on that menu. Outrageous.

    I’m a chicken wing girl.

    (wiggle wiggle wiggle wiggle, yeah! <– saw the post's title and couldn't resist)

  8. February 24, 2012 1:07 pm

    Frozen yogurt topping bars, of course! 😉

  9. Anonymous permalink
    February 24, 2012 1:31 pm

    One time, when I was a senior in high school, I got chatted up watching a ski race with my family. I was maybe 3 feet from my mom, dad, sister, and brother and this snowboarder (he wasn’t on his board, you can just tell) started talking to me and at one point asked me if I knew of any good skate parks near by. Needless to say, my family has not yet let this go and its been a solid 10 years. He didn’t have a card though. That’s a nice touch.

    Also, I buy music exclusively from iTunes most played list. Its the only way to go.

  10. February 24, 2012 4:02 pm

    Great story! I got hit on once by a guy on the red line. It was the first time I’d ever seen the “wing man approach” actually happen! Anyway, the guy eventually asked me out and I had to break it to him that I didn’t think my husband would be okay with that. I had gloves on which is why he wasn’t tipped off by the wedding ring 🙂

    Best of luck on your 13 miler!

  11. February 24, 2012 5:32 pm

    Hahah that is a funny story! And yes, you should be flattered 😉 CUTE hat!!

    By the way, all my members LOVE that song (I choreod a dance to it for Zumba. They

    GOOD luck on your runnnnnnn!!!!!!!stay warm.

  12. February 24, 2012 6:51 pm

    hahaha you should go to the show!!!!

    • February 24, 2012 7:00 pm

      haha I felt awkward enough on the bus, no need to compound that with my inability to hear in a loud bar and my knowledge that we have… zero in common. Trust me, I’d be all over this if I thought I we had a shot.

  13. February 24, 2012 10:21 pm

    Haha – love your bus story! I’m horrible when it comes to awkward conversations. I’m terrible at just ending it!

    Good luck on your run tomorrow! I have an 8-miler planned and I haven’t decided it I’ll do it outside or inside. I want to give outside a try, but I have a feeling the treadmill might win if it’s still as windy as it was today!

    • February 25, 2012 7:53 am

      I made a deal with myself on my long run – I would start it outside and if it became too much, then I’d do the second half indoors! But once I was out there, I was dead set on finishing it out there!

      • February 25, 2012 7:59 am

        Okay I’m loving that idea – I think I might do it for my long run in… maybe 30 minutes from now? If I can get myself out of my warm covers? Haha

  14. February 24, 2012 11:18 pm

    I am so ready for a relaxing weekend. Mine is like yours…I have some things to get done, but not so much that I need to be rushing through it. Good luck running in the snow! And I seriously laughed out loud that this fellow had a card.

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