Tuesday, August 3, 2010

happy on hump day

Well today's my 'hump day' post. If I were 19, I wouldn't be able to say that without adding some that's what she said-esque joke. But Lord have mercy, I'll be 2-6 on Sunday. 26! A bit overwhelming and I feel the need to be a wee bit more mature (at least that's my plan for the following 10 minutes, make no promises thereafter). So I'm going to keep this post simple... I am a happy person most of the time (really, really!) so I want to share a few things that made me happy this week:

Spending my lunch break today at ZGallerie.

{Me today on lunch break. Drowned out by light and looking disgusting}

Have you ever been to this place?! I had always just walked by until today... when I decided to saunter in. It's basically the same type of pricing and layout as a Pottery Barn but trendier home decor. It was a FEAST for the eyes. I am obsessed. (Best part was that I kept it as eye candy and didn't purchase anything).

This sign.

It is at the mall I frequently spend lunch breaks at. How cute is that!

My job.

I hope it doesn't sound like I hate my job as I constantly complain about it "sucking". I do not mean the job itself, it is just so busy! Busiest job I've ever had. But I love having a job. I really like my office, I really like my coworkers and I really feel good about my career. So please don't take my little comments to mean that I do not like my job because I do-I just also like to complain about it like the normal person.

Jamie doing a Segway tour of Boston click here..

{Photo courtesy of laviejaime.com}

Sorry Jamie- I'm too obsessed to let this pass by!!! Jamie at La Vie...J'aime bought a Segway tour of Boston on Groupon and her and her friends cashed in on it. Can you imagine? HILARIOUS. I suggest you check out the pics.


My friend Elena is going to Chicago soon and her telling me that got it into my head again. I love that city so much. I just want to be there. NOW. There's really nowhere else I'd rather be.

Megan and Kristi

{Megan, left, Kristi, right. PS- Kristi has a great food blog here!}

I logged into my email today to find an evite from them for a brunch for my birthday. I've been super indecisive about what I wanted to do but I knew I wanted to keep it simple. I am feeling very loved and grateful that I have special people that would do something like for me - my insides are filled with joy.

That's what she said (this post took about 15 min)

Happy hump day! :)

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Claire Kiefer said...

Happy upcoming birthday!!! Mine is the 16th--yay for more Leos! :) I love August (and people with August birthdays, haha) so much. BTW is that sign a lululemon advertisement? In the Bay Area, all the fancy women are decked out in lululemon. ;)

Leia said...

I loved this post! It's so nice to see something uplifting and happy on a blog. Also, when is your birthday? Mine is on the 12th and I have NO idea what I'm going to do for it - but I'll be in London so there won't be any shortage of anything fun to do! Also I really like the fact that you love work, I can't wait till I graduate university and become a working girl :)


ellinelle said...

..oooh sweetie , you have the best age , 26 is wonderful ..you look so gorgeous ,ALWAYS so feminine and chic ..I love it about you ..
..I love interiour shops and galleries , like you said , it's such an eye candy and so inspirational as well , I can spend hours in those kind of shops , and believe me or not but yesterday I was in that kind of shop (tk maxx in UK ) , I think it's tj maxx in USA ..And I bought black leather chair - buutiful : ) especially it was 66 £ from 140 £ ..

..that Chicago picture looks so amazing , like out of this world ..

..have a great week sweetie ..

Anonymous said...

I laughed at the end :) (And now I'm tempted to make a that's what she said joke... guess I just did.)

Hope you have a good 26th! I feel your pain seeing as I'm 27 and all. Ugh.

this free bird said...

Oh honey I feeeeel your pain on the bday madness. ugh! Just enjoy b/c you look and are fabulous!!

I have GOT to check out this segway madness!!


Rebecca said...

happy birthday!! (and happy hump day ;))
i'm glad you like your job, busy is annoying, but at least you don't have time to get bored!


Brianna! said...

what a perfecto lunch break right??

hope your wednesday goes GREAT


Audrey Allure said...

Haha, Happy early Birthday! :)

Vanessa said...

That store looks amazing! So many pretty and fun things!

No worries, everyone complains about their job. 8)

& yay for awesome friends planning brunches for your b-day! 8)

Happy Hump day to you!

P.S. TWSS jokes never get old if you ask me, even at age 23. 8)

Sher said...

Haha happy hump day! Can't wait to see how you;re gonna celebrate being 26! It's a good number, really:)


Jaime @ laviejaime said...

LOL thanks for the shout out!!! I love it!

I would LOVE to go in a ZGallerie store on my lunch break...today I think I am heading to Loehmann's to do some damage. hehe :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Have a greatttt birthday!

Ms. Emmy N said...

I love Z Gallery, but the one I always went to in AZ closed, and I missed the going out of business sale!! Worst thing ever!! Haven't discovered one yet in Ohio. And, Happy almost birthday! I am 26 and it does seem a lot older than 25, but I still don't consider it to be the late 20's until 27 :)

Unknown said...

I knew you would do a post on ZGallerie after you were texting me yesterday. That place is so amazing.

Kim Axani said...

That store looks gorgeous!
And you are so lucky to love your job, not many people do!
I've never been to Chicago, but will have to go some day.

erika sorocco said...

Happy, Happy Almost Birthday, my love! I adore the idea of a brunch - what a perfect way to celebrate!

And the mall...truly, is there any better place to spend one's lunch hour? Who needs food when you have fashion? :P

Panty Buns said...

Happy birthday on Sunday! You looked wonderful at lunch and congratulations? on being more mature than at 19. Even though i'm old enough to be your grandfather i'm immature enough to be fantasizing about me receiving your birthday spanks from you and all your girlfriends and commenters too... i'm obviously incorrigible in addition to being immature. So why do you like Chicago so much? Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

bananas. said...

you're a baby!!! awwwww...and i mean that as a compliment. anyone younger than me is a baby so don't take it personal. happy early birthday btw.

as for z. gallerie...yea i really need to hit one up. their stuff is ahhh-mazing!!! and hush hush you look great in that lighting! H-O-T-T HOTT!!!

SEGWAY!!!!!! bahahahahaha!!! that is HILARIOUS!!!

Josie said...

I hope that you have a VERY happy birthday, my dear! What a fun post -- love the Segways and Chicago is one of my favorite cities!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is charming; I can't wait for more.
xo Josie

LadyBugSays ... said...

Great post :) I'm sure you will have a fab birthday! That interiors store looks amazing, I'm a sucker for anything pretty for my house!

Andee Layne said...

i LALAALOVE Chicago! cant wait to see pics!! xo

Scrummys said...

Aww! You're so sweet! Thanks for the shout out :) We love you and can't wait to celebrate your birthday with you.