Oh, hi. That's me. People call me Meesh. 27 year old Chicagoan, graphic designer and soon-to-be therapist hobbling my way through "adulthood."
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I got Karen. Sad times?
Had to take this because Christmas. I got Natalie, which isn’t surprising.
I just didn’t like the part where they made me choose between pizza and mac n cheese.
Okay, I GUESS getting back to clean eating after my fatravaganza last week hasn’t been awful.
Tonight I made chicken with roasted tomato, spinach and goat cheese with a side of asparagus.
So, this chicken…it’s an invention of my own for when I’m feeling lazy.
Basically you take your fresh or frozen chicken breast, season it and plop it in an oven safe dish. Then take a can of stewed tomatoes and pour it on. Finally follow with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Tonight I used spinach, but sometimes I’ll use olives or peppers or kale or eggplant or whatever I wanna get rid of. Cook according to chicken directions.
When it’s just about done, add your cheese and give it a loose stir to spread it out.
And that’s it! Note: if you want your chicken to have a bit more flavor, marinate it overnight. Last night I marinated mine in balsamic and it tasted wonnnnderful.
Good morning from me and my 52 beverages.
…and this is why they call me Tiny Tank. For the record, my tank’s not tiny, I just drink a lot of drinks.
I figured out today that I can be lazy and sleep later if I don’t blow dry my whole head and I just put a hat on. Am I doing this the whole winter? Most likely.
If I take a super close-up picture you almost can’t tell it’s 2 feet tall.
Hashtag Christmas spirit.
I surfed the internet like a fiend for you guys so you’ll know about the best Black Friday sales (so selfless over here), and I’m reporting on the good, the bad, and the meh after the break.
Disclaimer: These are brands that I like, but it’s pretty freakin’ broad as I have really random tastes. I’ve also never done Black Friday before, so this is all clearly very biased.
J. Crew - NOPE. Just all the nope. 30% off? Please, B. You guys send out emails every other day saying you have 30% off.
J. Crew Factory - YES. They have 50% off through [the weekend, I think?] Downside: they don’t have a huge selection…and for being ‘factory’, it’s not all that cheap. Just sayin’.
Madewell - Again, ALL THE NOPE. 25% off is bullshit. Especially when your plain ass shit is already so expensive. I heard a report on TV that you’re really only getting a ‘Black Friday Deal’ if the item is 50% off or more.
Old Navy - ‘Up To 50% Off the Entire Site’. Okay, what does this mean? That I have to hunt and peck around your site for stuff that’s already overpriced for it’s cult-chic-esque style? No thanks.
Converse - I’ve been keeping my eye on Chuck Taylors for awhile…seeing if I can find these babies a little cheaper. They have 25% off right now, which isn’t cheap…butttttt they NEVER have sales and there’s free shipping now too, so I went ahead and got ‘em. (I am NOT punk rock enough to get straight-up classic Chuck Taylors. But the ones up there^ are right up my alley.)
Kate Spade - Ms. Spade is having a 75% off select styles sale until late Saturday night…so get on yo shit if you like it. I have a love/hate relationship with K.S. Sometimes I like it, and sometimes I think ‘Surburban Mom Mecca’.
Express - Okay, Express is another one of those places I have a love/hate relationship with. At times I feel like their clothes are screaming suburban-mom-on-a-drunken-night-out…which is why I don’t often shop there. Plus, I like CHEAP SHIT. UNLESS it’s one of those staple items that I know will last me years and years and years, like my black combat boots or my really kickass LBD. BUT, everything is 50% off right now there, so I did buy three things that I’ve been coveting from different stores.
H&M - They have super cheap prices on SOME items. For instance, I have this baby in gray and I LOVE it. I’m really into the ‘chic sweatshirt’ thing. And that one^ is, like, $4.00 right now. A lot of their other stuff is really cheap too for Black Friday. But they have one of those ambiguous ‘UP to 70% off’ things going on.
Gap - Ohhhhh Gap. I love you. I tread lightly at Gap because some of their clothes are just meh. It’s a lot of plain stuff…which I LIKE. But, sorry, I don’t wanna pay $65.00 for a heather gray tunic brah. The good news: they’re having 50% off everything right now. And their clothes last FOREVER. I have clothes from Gap that I’ve had since high school and they’ve held up really well and are still considered ‘in’.
Dell - I just know about this one because my dad and I have been discussing tablets lately. He’s been having his eye on the Dell Android tablet. (Let me just throw in here that my dad knows more about computers than most people and has been working on comps since their advent…I consider him my go-to for computer advice.) We are non-Apple people (my iPhone was my first!), so iPad was not considered an option. Dell is selling their awesome Android 16GB, 8” tablets for, like, $130 right now. I got one for my [not so secret] Xmas present!
Okay, DONE. If you’re seeing this on your phone……SORRRYYYY.
The lakefront path was as deserted as I’ve ever seen it during my 6 mile run this morning. But it gave me time to reflect on things, namely, all the changes this year within my family.
I was a little bummed when I woke up. Doug’s already in Indiana and this is the first year my family is split up. After I thought about it, though, I realized how loved I am. I am so fortunate to have an amazing support network of family, friends (and boyfriend.) No matter how life will change from here on out, I know that I’m never alone. And that’s what I’m most thankful for.
I’m headed out to my aunt’s house in Roger’s Park to see my dad and his side of the family. I hope all of your days are going well, tumblr loves. And I wish you all the light and love on this Thanksgiving.
Happy blackout Wednesday from ussss!!!
Here I go to brave the cold. Happy blackout Wednesday kiddies. Let’s make it a good one.