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Despite always telling myself not to, I left my Groupons until the last minute. Again. And frantically went to Volo for wine and food the last weekend it was good for. Twice. ...

Sometimes a trip seems a day or two too long. It can happen when you need to get from point A to point B to point C and point B is only in town on a Wednesday and point C is going on on a Saturday and there was no reason not to leave point A on the previous Saturday. And so you just have all this extra time and not enough planned out to see. And let me tell you, I'm a planner. Yesterday and today were just those days. When I set out planning I wasn't sure where or...

It's been a while since I've had a real true girls' night out. And of course, there is probably no better excuse for one than a new Sex and the City movie. So Friday, after lazily waking up in Wicker Park around 11 and watching some old TV, I headed home and gussied up in a cute little dress and headed down to the loop. I met with Meredith and some of her friends at The Purple Pig, which I was so excited about as it's a new bar that I've been anxious about trying. I mean, their motto is...

Friday night I met up with Heather and her friend Alyssa to the corner wine bar/pizza place Frasca. Did I mention it is heaven that I live with one wine bar on the corner of my block and another two blocks down? Of course, I had to limit my wine intake because its not free like the wine styles tastings. So I settled for just one glass of Riesling. We had a delicious appetizer plate of cheese and bruschetta and meat. And then I had a shrimp and bacon pizza. That sentence included three of my favorite food words. Heather made...

Tuesday, May 26 My coworker gave me some asparagus she picked. Welcome first food to the fridge: I made pasta: Then I passed out. I was tired. Wednesday, May 27 Heather and I went to Volo for dinner. Do you even have to ask how excited I am to have a wine bar two blocks away? I hadn't been there since my birthday two years ago. We got free glasses of '08 Cortijo, Viura, Blanco Rioja because I mentioned that I followed them on Twitter and that I saw a promotion for it there. I'm awesome. I had truffled potato ravioli. Yum. And lots of...

Saturday night I met up with Ken and Sheilah and Andy and Kate at the Grape to hear Professor John play. I got a shrimp scampi appetizer with wild rice and grapes that was delicious and tangy and acidic. It was yummy. I also had a couple glasses of a nice sweet Riesling. The band played very well even if John forgot to play my song. He promised he will play it next time I go to the Frog. Ken and Sheilah danced a little...

1. You know what can make you feel like shit? Having to listen to someone ramble to you about how there are girls you think are interesting and have good personalities and they are the ones you want to date, then there are the girls who are kind of duds who you don't want to date but would sleep with for a bit because why not. I always thought I at least had a good personality, but I guess not. 2. Someone jumped/fell off of my building this morning. 3. I feel useless. 4. I do not think bacon fed bacon is real. 5....

1. Monday was 24 night. No House. JoeJoe made guac with enough avacados! And chili. And green beans with onions. Dear 24, really? You can't just have a security guard, you just need to have a security guard with a wife pregnant with twins? Really? 2. Tonight was wine tasting night. I got 2 correct. This did not happen: Wine Date - watch more funny videos 3. Here is our current Idol pool standings. Last week I felt so much better about my third choice being kicked out in the first week when Paula's first choice/Eric's second choice was kicked out in the second...