What do deep dish, Hitch, and South Africa have in common?

I haven’t totally lost my mind. This definitely happened. Only in Chicago, right? (Shameless social media plug: Follow my adventurousness at #ProjectMikeMeetsChicago) I’ll get to the juicy stuff from the title momentarily, but let me set it up with a few more touristy happenings. I like big cities. Hustle and bustle. Taxi cabs. Crosswalks. People…lots of people. Diversity. Food. Local cultural hodge-podge. Color. Lights. *insert Petula Clark singing Downtown* Saturday was kind of like The Muppets Take Manhattan, but without the voiceovers or the plethora of NE accents. I put on my proverbial daring hat and shuttled myself from O’Hare … Continue reading What do deep dish, Hitch, and South Africa have in common?

Bonus Blog Friday | nothing beats going there

Back by popular demand is another round of photo safari goodness! *hooray!* I had 4 major goals for this evening: spend “be still” time with the Lord run eat at Stubb’s BBQ fulfill a sweet tooth fantasy at Amy’s Ice Cream I’m happy to say I accomplished ALL of my goals…and even walked away with a bonus feature – a vintage treasure, if you will. (Comment for a hint. Yes, I’m going to be vague again. If you read these side musings of mine and actually comment, then I must know you and love you dearly. I see so many … Continue reading Bonus Blog Friday | nothing beats going there

Three Thursday T’s | tip, target, & two cents

Is the crazy Travel Bug biting you? I wouldn’t blame you. In fact, I’m jumping up and down right next to you. 😉 It’s June, y’all!? (Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the street.) Let’s get right to it. Time is short. (I’m sure I have ADD like the rest of Gen Y, so shorter posts are awesome.) T1 | Travel Tip When planning your dream honeymoon, think ahead to the time of year you are going to travel. Say you’re getting married tomorrow and your honeymoon commences the moment you drive away in that sporty … Continue reading Three Thursday T’s | tip, target, & two cents

#WINNING Wednesday

This moment has been brought to you by…one happy driver. #WINNING! May I introduce…ROAD NINJA! Road Ninja rules the highway. He (or she, if you prefer the Angelina Jolie/Charlize Theron type) stealthily guides you to the nearest (extremely elusive…not. even. kidding!) Chick-fil-a. No more guessing. No more looking for the lackluster green information road signs. No more passing the ridiculously quick exits. For my iPhone friends, slide to unlock…your Apple treasure’s fullest potential. Just let your GPM…I mean, GPS…do all the work. (Movie reference, anyone?) Open the app. Let your GPS locate nearby options. Or press the funny little Interstate … Continue reading #WINNING Wednesday

march = bullmoose

BULLY! The following occurs in real time. (Not really.) I love to blog…whenever I get around to it. This post represents a brief (very brief) summary of my life over the last few months. I went skiing – first time on blades. One of my best friends got married and I got to attend. 🙂 My first niece was born – Miss Tabitha! 😀 (Her parents – great friends of mine who just celebrated their first anniversary! Time sure does fly – asked me to take her newborn portraits. It was a great honor.) I got to see The Civil … Continue reading march = bullmoose

monday monday monday

How do I start my Mondays? Well, buckle your seat belts. Supercharged. Slightly jittery. Yet dignified. Fashionably casual. British pop-esque. Micah. He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 Coffee. What’s in my cup? Ethiopian Harrar Hints of chocolate & wine…maybe floral & maple? Pandora. New station (this should not be new to my playlist, but apparently I’m slow on these things): Adele. Good variety: Adele, Sara Bareilles, A Fine Frenzy, Duffy, Michael Bublé, … Continue reading monday monday monday