19 February 2009

Tidbit Thursday

By: Jessica B.

So my last post was a little heavy topic-wise, I thought I would lighten it up a little today with some fun bullets!

Let’s check out what’s noodling around in my noggin.

  • Over the weekend, I bought a summer dress from JCrew for 10.25 percent off (no sales tax.) And I am LOVING it. Even though I’ve only worn it in my apartment because…it’s not summer outside…yet, I cannot wait for it to warm up so I can wear it. The dress is a shorter version of this one in chocolate brown
  • And because I’m weak, I also bought more JCrew argyle socks, which I’m am obsessed with. I have four pairs now and have my eye on two more pairs. I don’t know why I’m obsessed with it, but I feel like it allows me to indulge my inner preppy personality…and I like it!
  • For some reason, I have been very forgetful lately, which is unlike me. I can remember very random things about anyone. My recent incidents include: running into walls, nearly missing dentist appointments and forgetting parties I’ve RSVP’ed for. It appears as though my mind is scattered
  • Tomorrow starts Chicago Restaurant Week and I am so excited I could spit. For one week each year, select Chicago restaurants open their doors and serve prix fixe lunches and dinners for $22 and $32 respectively. This year I’m going to four restaurants: Prosecco, Carnivale, Le Colonial and Coco Pazzo. Expect pictures from the first two places on Sunday
  • Speaking of Sunday, it’s Oscar time and my work is doing a pool. Fortunately, I just got my Oscar edition of Entertainment Weekly so I’m ready to put my $2 in and vote. Keep your fingers crossed that I win!
  • Also, I’m f*cking TIRED of this winter weather. Today was minus zero again with the wind chill and now another winter storm is heading our way. I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life, but suddenly, warmer, non-winter climate is lookin’ real good
  • I’m still puzzled by a man at the gym who was headbanging to his iPod one minute and then admiring himself in the mirror while moving his hips in Shakira-like fashion. People at my gym are weird
Oh and here is the picture of me holding the Oscar that I mentioned in Sunday’s post. I want to thank my dad, family and of course, myself. I could not have done it without you!
Does anyone else have big plans for the weekend?

Also, since the Oscars are Sunday, I will be featuring the best/worst dressed stars on Monday. Feel free to prepare yourself for the lack of mercy I will show by checking out my past SAG and Golden Globes recaps.

Reader note: Thank you to everyone for your great comments on Tuesday’s cheating post. I really appreciate everyone sharing their personal stories and thoughts on it. It was really interesting to read  everyone’s opinion on it.
Also, I’ll post the winner to the BOCA Balanced Living giveaway on Sunday too!


  1. i love love love people watching at the gym. i’m not sure what endorphins do to normal people exactly, but it makes for intense viewing pleasure!

    if it’s ok with you, i’d like to add a link to your blog on my site.


  2. Seriously, to hell with this cold weather! That picture of you is really great.

  3. Seriously, to hell with this cold weather! That picture of you is really great.

  4. Miss Grace says:

    I’ve been LOVING J.Crew lately.

  5. Jamie says:

    I love love love dresses.

    And I second the notion that it is time for winter to go away. Bleh.

  6. SoMi's Nilsa says:

    Carnivale is sooooo festive; it’s hard not to like that place! Also, any place named Prosecco must be fantastic – it’s one of my favorite drinks.

    My plans this weekend involve an 8-mile run, a sewing project with a gal pal, dinner with my besties and maybe getting to see my husband’s nephew who is verging on 2 weeks old and we have yet to be *allowed* to go visit.

  7. I’m so excited about Restaurant week, I wish i was made of money so I could go everywhere on my wish list.

  8. Jules says:

    I’m obsessed with argyle socks too – JCrew’s and the Gap’s. And there is a woman at my gym who runs on the treadmill like Pheobe on Friends! FUNNY!!

  9. *gasp*

    LOVE the socks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Maki says:

    Visiting all the restaurants sound fun!!! I love going to new places to explore..

    And Oscar… I can’t wait it’s happening already!! I’ll be waiting for your post:)

  11. Mandy says:

    Yay for dresses on sale. I am sick of this weather too. Spring or Bust. I absolutely cannot wait for your Oscar post on Monday!

  12. LBluca77 says:

    This Saturday is The Chocolate Festical in my city. The owners of restuarants, bakerys and candy stores set up booths and sell all the goodies they make for cheap. It is beyond yummy and they have such amazing goodies. There is also a pie eating contest which is fun to watch.

    Last year I discovered white chocolate covered liquorice and I can’t wait to be reunited with it again.

  13. Andhari says:

    That picture of you is fabulous. LOL. You have to do restaurant reviews? Take me alonggg :P

  14. Maxie says:

    Tomorrow I’m going to a blogger meetup and maybe going to visit a friend for her birthday @ WVU on saturday. I’m pretty pumped!