Five Things Friday

One – This past Tuesday was a free blogger class at Sproing. I took a class there last year, but they have improved it – added more Sproings, and also added the option of wearing a heart rate monitor, which gave feedback on a class board. Pretty neat for someone who loves running by heart rate.


Before and after class


Two – Also on Tuesday, I saw a tweet from Kelly that she brought her running clothes to work for a runch … but forgot shoes. We work across the street from each other, so I tweeted back asking what size she wore, because I not only wore Adrenalines to work that day (that I wouldn’t need until I left the office), but I keep a pair of Mizunos in my desk. Of course BRF’s wear the same size! 🙂 So she stopped by and I loaned her the Adrenalines.

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Three – Sunday was my nephew’s first birthday party. It was robot theme, complete with a Rockem Sockem Robots tournament. I beat my mom in round 1 but lost to my aunt in round 2. Also, the party was at the original Aurelio’s which is the only answer to What is the best pizza in Chicago? (Or will be when the South Loop Aurelio’s finally opens.) The Aurelio’s in Homewood has a lot of good memories for my family, going back to my Grandma’s birthdays there in the 1980s.

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Niece and nephew in 2015


1987 with my cousins (I’m on the right in case you can’t tell)


Four – I finally got on board with the blanket scarf trend. I totally get it. This is super practical. Feeling cold at the office? Want to take a nap? Have an improptu picnic?? Scarf’s got you covered. This thing is totally coming with me when I fly to a work conference in Utah next month. I scored mine on – and they’re actually listed again today*  at a cheaper price than I paid. I’m tempted to buy more as improtu gifts. I’ve also been buying this cardigan* in multiple colors as of late – actually wearing the “Oatmeal” one today.

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Five – There are too many fun burlesque classes being offered in March. I can’t decide if I want to take Fan Dancing on Sundays and Bellydance Burlesque on Wednesdays at Vaudezilla (classes are buy one get one half off) or Bump It Up followed by Teasin’ & Pleasin’ at Studio L’amour on Thursdays. Or all four??? Not sure if my budget can handle that many at once.

These are the days of my life, y’all.

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8 Comments on “Five Things Friday”

  1. Can you please teach me how to fold a blanket scarf? I have one and don’t know how to make it look cute. And I need something simple so I can put it back on after curling up under my desk with it.

    1. I will try to remember to bring it to brunch on Saturday! But the short answer – I wrap it around my neck twice and tie the ends together in front when I wear it with my winter coat. I think in the pic above instead of tying the ends together, I kind of tucked them into the scarf …

  2. You were such a cute little kiddo! And your niece and nephew are adorable too!

    That sproing workout looks interesting. I’ve never seen anything like it before!

  3. Oooh! I might take bellydancing on Wednesdays actually. I can’t decide what I want to sign up for and I am going to ask Annie if I can skip Level 2 and go to Level 3 since the classes are pretty easy for me. I do want to take the stretching and contortion class because…well, stretching sounds awesome.

    1. I’m still debating which classes to take. Argh! Want to take them all!!! Haha. Dahlia Fatale subbed one of my classes last year … she’s really awesome. We learned some chair dancing, it was super fun.

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