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Last Day in Kansas City…

May 22, 2012

Hey everyone!!! Today my mom and I are on the road from Kansas City to Colorado Springs. What do we see on this 9 hour drive? That’s right, the STATE OF KANSAS!!!! Haha, our entire drive is from one side of Kansas to the other, and then a couple hours in Colorado, which actually looks just like Kansas until you hit the mountains. Please, everyone, calm your jealousy of my scenery.

Since I’m flying from Denver back to Chicago, yesterday was my last day in Kansas City! Not gonna lie, I’m pretty sad about it! Yes, I enjoy having tons of free time, but I also love having the family around and I really do love this city!

I started off my day by… JAZZERCISE! Could you have guessed? I hope so. I actually didn’t’ go with my mom, I went to the 8:30 class instead (she goes to 9:30) because there’s one teacher I love but I haven’t gone to any of her classes yet. The class was AWESOME! They did a ton of songs that I knew and almost all the routines were new to me. Plus the instructor, Sally, was absolutely hilarious, as I was hoping.

This is my sad face when I got home from Jazzercise and realized I really am leaving!

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After Jazzercise, I ran home quickly to grab some more water and a granola bar and then headed out to run some errands. I stopped at a used book store looking for some cheap finds, but didn’t see any of the books I wanted. Then I headed down to the Country Club Plaza (the first outdoor shopping center in the US!) and started off at Forever 21 and then H&M looking for some good clothes for my internship this summer.

Do you think these bracelets would be appropriate?

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In between Forever 21 and H&M I ran into Barnes and Noble to use the restroom and see if they had Fever, which is the sequel to Wither, the book I reviewed yesterday.

Not gonna lie… I was pretty embarrassed walking into the teen fiction area…

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And sadly, my embarrassment wasn’t even worth it. I found the book but it’s only out in hardback, which was $17.99. Um, no thank you. I definitely won’t spend that much on a book I know I’ll finish in a day!

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After all my errands I was pretty hungry, so I headed to Pizza 51 to get their gluten free pizza. It’s literally my favorite thing ever to get in KC now (yes, EVEN MORE THAN FRO YO, shhhh). So I had to have it before I left!

After some more errands, my mom and I went to get manicures! My mom only ever gets clear or french (trust me, the french manicure is pushing it) but I have become obsessed with nail polish colors, so I got Barbie Pink! Or, at least I’m calling it that…

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When I got home, I helped my mom make dinner (veggies and chicken) and while we were working the doorbell rang! It was my friend, Bailey’s, mom! She was dropping off a gift Bailey got me as a good-luck gift on my internship starting next Tuesday! She got me a Road ID:

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It has the phone numbers for my mom, dad and brother, my name and birthdate and then one of my favorite mantras for rough runs: “Don’t You Dare Give Up.” I will definitely be sporting this during my marathon training!

It was soooo sweet of her to think of me! Thank you, Bailey!!!! And some of you may know Bailey, if you’ve checked out her blog, the Fit Philanthropist! She’s pretty much awesome. I spent the rest of my evening watching the Bachelorette and getting ready to hit the road to Colorado in the morning!


Do you ever feel embarrassed walking into certain sections of a store?

What’s the craziest piece of jewelry you own?

Anyone else have awesome friends?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2012 6:56 am

    I’ve had to go into a couple of children’s stores when shopping for my flower girls, and I always felt a little funny. Not so much embarrassed, but just strange since I don’t have kids. I still enjoy reading teen books, so I don’t think you should feel too embarrassed :).

  2. May 22, 2012 8:06 am

    That’s such a nice gift! I’ve been meaning to get a road ID, but I want to wait until I move to put my new address on it.

    • May 22, 2012 3:57 pm

      Oh I don’t put my address on it, I have phone numbers of family members and my name, just info medical staff would need

  3. May 22, 2012 8:23 am

    I felt the same way when I went into the section to get the Hunger Games originally and then when I bought the Maze Runner and the person in the check out line said (very loudly), “I’m thinking about starting to read some teenage books too.” Gotta love YA books!

  4. May 22, 2012 8:49 am

    What a great way to spend the last day there!

  5. May 22, 2012 8:59 am

    i love your pretty nails! and the road ID… what a perfect give for you!

  6. May 22, 2012 9:00 am

    What a sweeet gift! Love it. ANd YES to the barbie pink. That’s always what I paint my nails. Always 🙂

  7. May 22, 2012 9:17 am

    I love the pink nails. I think I might book myself a mani too 🙂
    The YA section has some great books- can’t deny it!

  8. May 22, 2012 11:31 am

    Road ID’s are a serious life savor – good thing you have one 🙂

  9. Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) permalink
    May 22, 2012 11:39 am

    Looks like a last fun day in KC! What a sweet gift too.

  10. May 22, 2012 12:28 pm

    I have a tendency to get really shy in the bra section of Target. Curiously, I couldn’t care less who sees me in a true lingerie store (Victoria’s Secret, Clair de Lune, etc.) but the Target one always gets me!

  11. May 22, 2012 1:31 pm

    Cuuute manicure! I’ve been wanting a road id for a while now. So safe to have!

  12. May 22, 2012 8:23 pm

    Love your nail color!! And yes, I sometimes feel awkward going into the teen section in bookstores haha…but then I figure that I probably look young enough to be in there anyway :).

  13. May 23, 2012 9:51 pm

    I just bought a roadID a few weeks ago and am glad I did. Somehow it makes me feel slightly at ease when I run outside by my lonesome. Pretty nail polish! Pink is always the way to go 🙂

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