Wednesday, August 31, 2005

My Kind of Town, Chicago is……

This past weekend I went to visit Chicago. I stayed with Arshiya and we had a great time. Unfortunately Michelle had to be in Battle Creek during my stay, but we will catch up during the holidays I am sure. Arshiya indulged me and I got to do a couple things that I never got around to doing when I lived there: I finally went to the Sears Tower and took the architectural boat trip on the Chicago river, that was awesome. I certainly do miss that place. I saw a matinee of Wedding Crashers for $5 at the Davis theater in my old neighborhood. The late movies there are only $7. That sure beats the all day every day $11 price for a flick in NYC! And we went out to a bar for karaoke and the drinks were $5!!!! I never thought I’d say that living in Chicago is easy on the wallet, but my weekend was chock full of “cheap dates”. When we do decide to move back to Chicago, Christian and I will be Big Ballers, Shot Callers cause the cost of living is soooo much better there. Back to Karaoke….it was hilarious!!! It turned into gay karaoke cause all these guys rushed in about 5 minutes to start time. The host was, let’s just say…outrageous and he graced us all with pole dances in between songs. We also went tango dancing and learned the basic steps...really fun and we went bowling. Thanks to Dave we now know how to score a game instead of using our own made up system.

Hangin out Posted by Picasa

On the boat tour Posted by Picasa

Did you know...that Chicago is the birthplace of modern architecture? Posted by Picasa

Pole dancin Posted by Picasa

more pole dancin Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Date Night

Christian and I went out to dinner last night. The restaurant just so happened to be hosting karaoke. I got up and sang Let’s Hear it for the Boy by Denise Williams….haven’t heard that song in a long time. That’s twice that I’ve gone to karaoke within a few weeks, what’s up with that? And why do I sound completely different (a little off) with the mic? Cause I KNOW that I have a BANGIN singing voice :) :) OK, OK humor me ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What I'm Reading

Portrait in Sepia, Isabel Allende

My 10 songs

The rules:List ten songs that you are currently digging…it doesn’t matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they’re no good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artists, and the ten songs in your blog. Then tag five other people to see what they’re listening to.

OK, Steph, here is my list of songs that have been in my head lately...counted down with nbr 1 being my most favorite. Some are new favorites and some have been favorites for years.

10) Somebody Told Me, The Killers
9) Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani
8) Pon de Replay, Rihanna
7) Behind These Hazel Eyes, Kelly Clarkson
6) 1 Thing, Amerie
5) Never Scared, Bone Crusher
4) Golden, Jill Scott
3) Real Love, Mary J. Blige
2) In A Sentimental Mood, feat John Coltrane & Duke Ellington (think Love Jones soundtrack)
1) Love Like This, Faith Evans

Sorry I don't know 5 people who blog, but Arsh and Michelle, consider yourselves tagged :)