bits and pieces.

19 Feb

So I’m pulling a SkinnyRunner and doing a “phone dump” today. I’ve been up to a lot of fun things since I last posted. My apologies for the randomness…but such is life.

Last weekend, some of my friends and I hiked Runyon Canyon. Cliché, I know, but it’s super convenient. I laughed out loud when my fav Bachelor Blog mentioned Runyon in a post today, stating that the Bachelor and his date went to “Runyon or somewhere else people that suck go to hike and take instagrams.”

After our hike, I was in a bottomless mimosa mood. Luckily, my buddy Witty took almost zero convincing. Our glasses were emptied 4 times.

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The rest of that weekend was punctuated by moot court practice and live tweeting the heck out of the Grammys. I had so many thoughts, but now that more than a week has gone by, it feels sort of irrelevant to do a huge recap. But y’all should follow me on twitter for that reason. Here’s the run-down: Taylor Swift is worthless, Frank Ocean was robbed, but luckily fun. will most likely fall victim to the Sophomore Slump/One Hit Wonder curse that normally befalls ‘Best New Artist,” loved Rihanna’s “Stay” performance, and I still have no clue why LL Cool J hosted, or was even there.

Last week featured Evidence lectures, moot court (technically a moot arbitration, but let’s not get too fancy here), and externship stuff. This was waiting on my desk last Monday from the clerk’s daughter.

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Last week was slightly frustrating at work – some of my issues were challenging and I felt like I kept making mistakes. I know it’s a learning experience, but it can still be frustrating. That continued a little bit today – but like any job, it can’t be fun and exciting every day.

This past Saturday, I headed back to my hometown to attend my friends’ A.K. and Andrea’s Engagement Party! I have been friends with A.K. since my freshman year of high school and have gotten to know Andrea pretty well in the last 3.5-4 years. My family and I are so excited for their wedding in Chicago and it was so fun to officially celebrate their engagement!

The Bride-to-Be and my mom dishing on dress details (they both have theirs picked out, haha)

The Bride-to-Be and my mom dishing on dress details (they both have theirs picked out, haha)

my Dad, the story teller.

my Dad, the story teller.

look at my handsome engaged friend!!!!

look at my handsome engaged friend!!!!

[Sorry A.K., I know I embarrass you. You’ve made it this far, so I’m confident you’ll get through it].

When we got home, we did a little family photo shoot, mostly to have proof that we all looked half-way presentable, all at the same time.

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On another note, my skirt is from the new Prabal Gurung line at Target. Spotted that one day and had to go back the next to grab it.

On Sunday, I enjoyed a leisurely (and super healthy) brekkers (that’s slang for “breakfast”) with my parents and then made my way to school for a 3 hour moot practice with a guest arbitrator. This guy was INTENSE, but we needed it. A month from tomorrow I will be flying to Vienna with my teammates for the competition. Crazy.

Sunday night, my buddy Alex and I hit up Soul Cycle (aka my one true love). He had a free pass, and I am literally always down to go. The class was super empty – there were maybe 8 of us – but the instructor, Sal, was super high energy and we had a great time.

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Soul Cycle has a great promotion right now, called SoulMATES. At the Santa Monica location, a rider can bring a first-time rider for free to any class for the rest of February. I have a #SoulDate on deck with Whitney for Thursday. Can’t wait.

Additionally, while Soul classes border on the “ridiculously expensive” level, you really do get what you pay for. The quality of the customer service, vibe, and classes themselves are all incredibly high. If you haven’t tried it yet, please do. I’ll even go with you, because I’m that into it.

The beginning of this week has been mellow. Last night I sipped a belated birthday present from one of my law school buddies (#Driscoll – yes the hash-tag is a thing) while I watched (and tweeted, duh) during the Bachelor. Not sure I’d recommend the beer/Bach combo, though, since it compelled me to visit the Bachelor Casting website.

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Loved this beer, though. Hoppy but not overwhelming (more like a Lagunitas than a Dogfish Head).

Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start!

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One Response to “bits and pieces.”

  1. Brittany February 20, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I love that skirt!! So cute. What a fun week! Ohh man, girl scout cookies used to be the death of me haha.

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