I’ll never be a journalist. I am far too critical of myself and my writing, and I wait until the last possible minute to start typing every time. I don’t particularly like talking about myself either, which makes my participation in PGL a little odd. So basically I type a post and send it off quickly without too much proofreading, otherwise I’d probably never finish (especially since I always procrastinate). Continue reading
I was slightly pissed off when I found out that July 4th fell on a Wednesday. So now we get a random weekday off work. How is this going to be better than a long weekend? But of course, as Independence Day nears I am super pumped to have this Wednesday off! I get to go out with my friends for Happy Hour tonight, sleep in tomorrow and then lay out alllllll day long…sounds perfect! Not to mention two more work days and then the weekend!
Not only is this 4th of July a great way to break up the work week it also means a laid back time while I’m at work. Most people in my office have started their vacations so the office is quiet, and others are too amped about their holiday plans to start any issues at work. What a nice break!
So I wish all of you a happy Independence Day Eve. Enjoy your slow day at work (hopefully!), stay out late with friends tonight and wake up to celebrate this great country tomorrow! I mean, that’s what our forefathers would do, right?
If you know anything about me, you know that I love to travel. I love absolutely everything about it; eating local food, going to every local bar I can, doing all the touristy stuff, and just spending time with friends old and new. Travelling is what makes me happiest in this world, and I do it every chance I get, and to any place I can. I’d much rather buy a plane ticket with my money than spend it on possessions. The memories are far more valuable to me.
So my friends and I got the urge to do a cross country road trip a couple months back, though at the time we didn’t know where. Then one night Bobby, my roommate, was watching Man vs. Food or something, and they were eating some Chicagodeep dish pizza. So, naturally, we decided we wanted Chicagodeep dish bad enough to drive 15 hours to get it. We talked about going to St. Louis on the way there and Memphis on the way back, butMemphis was cut out of our plans in the end, much to my chagrin.
Without going into every detail, we did St. Louisas best we could in one night. We saw that stupid arch, ate BBQ at Pappy’s Smokehouse (though they were out of ribs), and partied on Soulard St. With our three days in Chicago we ate all the deep dish and Chicago dogs we could handle, pub crawled in Wrigleyville, saw the bean at Millennium Park, walked the Navy Pier and beaches, and had our fair share of the local 312 and Green Line beers. The only other thing I would have liked to do is see the city from on top of the Willis (Sears) Tower, though we decided against it.
In the end, the best part is always spending time with my friends. Bobby is my travel buddy, and is almost always down to travel when I am. I probably wouldn’t get to take as many trips as I do if he wasn’t always on board. My other friend Ryan and I have never gotten to travel with each other except for our friends wedding once in Oklahoma. He’s great because he will literally talk to anyone, anywhere. Then there’s PGL’s own Sarah, a Chicago local, who was our (sort of) tour guide, though she mostly just hung out with us at the bars. I think it’s her fault I spent way more money than I wanted to.
So now I’m back to reality. It goes by too fast every time. When I get back, I’m always glad that I take too many pictures, and never regret spending more money than I meant to. My next trip is to New Orleansin August, another place I’ve never been, and it can’t get here fast enough!
My favorite season is summer. I love being in the sun sweating my ass off, and believe me in Texas that’s an easy task to accomplish. Laying out by the pool with good friends, drinking a cocktail and listening to some tunes is a great way to spend five to six hours on a Saturday afternoon. It’s usually an unspoken rule that I will provide the tunes and believe me, my summer pool party playlists never let anyone down!
Here is my top summer playlist:
- Let’s Go- Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo
- Turn Up the Music- Chris Brown
- Springsteen- Eric Church
- Naked- Dev ft. Enrique Iglesias
- Could You Be Loved- Bob Marley
- Lights- Ellie Goulding
- Live My Life- Far East Movement ft. Justin Bieber
- We Run the Night- Havana Brown ft. Pitbull
- Dance Again- JL o ft. Pitbull
- Mercy- Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz
- M83- Reunion
- Barefoot Blue Jean Night- Jake Owen
- Scream- Usher
- Now or Never- Outasight
- Wide Awake- Katy Perry
- One More Drinkin’ Song- Jerrod Niemann
- Starry Eyed- Ellie Goulding
- M83- Midnight City
- Princess of China- Coldplay ft. Rihanna
- Ooh Wee- Mark Ronson
Laying poolside with some great music and cold drinks sounds fantastic right now! Too bad it’s only Monday morning….
If you have any summer jams that I should check out, let me know. I’m always looking to add to my music library!
We have come to yet another season of ABC’s The Bachelorette; a season that I myself was stoked about. Emily Maynard is the newest bachelorette to take the public stage of finding a husband on TV. She was the fan favorite on Brad Womack’s season and a breath of fresh air after the boring flop of a season staring Francine from Arthur….I mean Ben Flajnik. Continue reading