Thursday, January 24, 2013

Law and Order Marathon

Andrew was gone this weekend, so I ate a tuna sandwich for dinner two nights out of three, and watched at least six episodes of Law and Order on Netflix. I love Law and Order. The Original. Part of the thrill is that I have seen almost every episode at least once, so I always try to remember who did it before the police can figure it out. When my father and I watch, we race to see who will remember the killer first. Bonus points if you remember before the opening theme song. Dun, dun!

I also love watching Law and Order because the show is as old as I am, and I can see the evidence of how much has changed in my lifetime. There are pay phones, beepers, file cabinets, shoulder pads, scrunchies, and computers the size of a house.

Detective Lenny Brisco using a pay phone

Assistant District Attorneys Jack McCoy and Claire Kincaid, with Claire rocking a giant scrunchy and defined shoulders.

I actually really love Sam Waterston's (Jack) and Jill Hennessy's (Claire) style on the show. Sam frequently wears a Barbour jacket, and I really love Jill's full eyebrows and simple, feminine makeup.

Also, this drawing from this hilarious blog because it's so true:

Ha :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

2012 in Review: Part Two

Not exactly life milestones, but here are some funny things from the year that never made it on the blog:

We went to a Notre Dame football game, tailgated like bosses and pretended we knew what was going on.

We visited a gorgeous vineyard in Michigan, drank wine outside, and listened to life music. Perfection.

Greg visited in October, and we made it up the Willis (Sears!) Tower. Scary!

Maggie visited for Halloween. We were gold diggers and a sugar daddy, and we made a giant AmEx card that I believe would have made Andy Warhol quite proud.

We set up our first full-sized Christmas tree. I miss it already!

Greg came back after Christmas. Highlights of this visit include getting drinks before going to the Shedd Aquarium, dressing up in penguin suits and ringing in the new year at the Sofitel. Hard to beat that.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 in Review

2012 was probably one of the most action-packed years for me I...

Wrote a ninety-page senior thesis. I pulled a lot of all-nighters, ate a lot of really bad food and lived in a constant state of anxiety for about six months, and even though I still occasionally have nightmares where I am asked to add a new chapter or defend it, I am starting to gain enough distance that I can look back and see what an accomplishment it actually was.

Me in the stacks.

The beautiful spring morning I finished my thesis.

Graduated from college.

Toured churches in Montreal and Quebec with my college singing group. Visited many a hotel bar.

Hotel Saint James, Montreal

Postcard of the Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, circa 1910

Moved to Chicago.

Had the awesome privilege of being part of President Obama's grassroots campaign in Chicago. I couldn't imagine working with a more diverse and inspiring group of people. The commitment and passion of the movement was incredible, and I am proud to be a part of this moment of history.

Election Night at McCormick Center, Chicago

Started working for Barbour Chicago. As a long time fan of the brand, I am so happy to be a part of the first-ever Chicago store. I also got to model some clothes at a neighborhood fashion show, which means I can start telling people at parties that I'm a part-time model, right?

The eleven Barbour jackets in our apartment. Embarrassing?

Celebrated my first Christmas away from home, and my first Christmas with Andrew.

Christmas Eve cocktails at the Four Seasons

Here's to 2013 holding just as much excitement. If this is any indicator then we are off to a good start: