@Allison drunk birthday brunch is my new favorite thing to do and I had to find a replacement this year after the sad Deleece news. Yay for SIP!
@Allison I will be forever grateful if that happens.
@calamity http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/2014-Sephora-Birthday-gift/m-p/878517 Make Up For Ever! My birthday is in December and I missed 2013's gift, but now I'm excited for this small surprise come December 2014.
@Allison might you be talking about Deleece on Clark? Southport Irving Cafe (SIP) has a nice alternative.
@rhinoceranita Yay! And good luck!
Buying treats for a birthday party and wine and groceries tonight ($40). Tomorrow: Meeting a friend for a burger and beer ($20) and then buying cider, hopefully something I tried at the fest last weekend, ($15) and then going out for roomie's birthday ($15). Sunday: Train ride south to celebrate mom's birthday ($5). Total: $145
@Allison We tried to convince the bar that sponsors our volleyball team to open early on Saturday for the game. No luck. The staff loves us, but not that much I guess.
Reminds me of the Ellen DeGeneres joke from "Here and Now" about the newscasters being mean to the forecasters: Okay and now we go to weather. Bob, when are you going to get rid of this rain and give us some SUNSHINE?" and Bob says "As soon as you stop all those carjackings Colleen."
@Allison Oh man. If I didn't have dinner plans tonight I'd be making pizza. My other go-to is the black bean quesadillas and the roasted veggie tacos. I make a big batch of the roasted veggies and then eat them in tacos the first day and then make little taco pizzas the next. Tortilla + refried beans for "sauce" + roasted veggies + cheese. Bake the tortilla for a few minutes before spreading on the toppings and baking again for 5-10 minutes. The perfect crispiness!!
My weekend was a little over budget, but it's still frigid so cabs were necessary. Friday I made a Sephora purchase that I'd been putting off for months. I went in for two items and left with only those two items!! It was a miracle ($21 after gift card). Saturday I went out to breakfast at Ann Sather before the Cider Summit ($18) and then took a town car through Uber to Navy Pier for the event since I got a $20 credit ($7 after the credit). The ciders were extra delicious this year so I bought extra tasting tickets ($10). One friend got our cab back and another friend bought my pizza since I got the ride there. Later took a cab to Ombra ($12) and had a wonderful dinner celebrating my roommate's birthday ($53). We went to Konak for drinks and I had a beer ($6) and then shared a cab home ($7). Sunday I bought fruit for a group brunch on the southside ($11). Then a friend treated to dinner and drinks and I got the cab back north ($17). Total: $162