Wednesday, November 30, 2016

thanksgiving leftovers and getting ready for winter

yikes, it's wednesday. guess now is as good a time to post leftover thanksgiving pics. 

our premade dinner from peapod worked out GREAT (except for the green bean casserole that i let spoil. oops.) check out that turkey!

i made some lemony green beans but everything else is peapod. dinner plus prep and cleanup were over in, idk, an hour? so easy. so not sponsored.

other food items from the last week or so-- leff brought some cake friends home.

i had a crazy nuts hot choc at the cta stop.

here's this rock. i found it on the beach and i've been trying to convince leff that it's a shark's tooth but i don't think he's buying it.

got my cold weather gear! this is the most advanced pair of boots and coat combo that i have ever owned.

no worries, that fur is fake. clouseau's isn't tho.

Monday, November 21, 2016

oh look it's thanksgiving week

as usual, leff and i are spending the holidays at home which i prefer. (i put the kibosh on travel from the third week of nov until the first week of jan because no. fucking. way. will i set foot in an american airport during fucking holiday season.)

ANYWAY, that sprained ankle that i mentioned last time has kept me homebound. not many things to share with you. it's gotten chilly in chicago so we had our first hot pot of the year.

leff made me some cheese mountains as a snack.

i officially ended 2016 by getting a new calendar. (those yuzu gummies are AMAZING so pick them up if you can.)

basically, to make an old person pun, we were generally getting hygge with it. (sigh, i know.)

a new totoro came to live with us!

and the cats are brats. but there's nothing new there. what cool dudes.

so hey so heeeeeey my new boots arrive today and they have ANKLE SUPPORT lol so i'm going to try and get out of the apt before the holiday. so look forward to CHICAGO TOURISM and also, yeah, prob a few thanksgiving pics.

until then listen to noname's "telefone" because i haven't loved an album that hard in so long. srsly. srsly.

Monday, November 14, 2016

life continues

after last week's election result, i'm going to lead with links to two articles that have lists to worthy organizations that could use donations. apologies for the sources, but the info is still good: huffpo, jezebel.

also, if you live in the states and believe that the popular vote should count, please consider signing this petition.

here is the one picture that i took on election day. the local coffee shop was a polling place.

i promise you that this is not going to be where i badger people about politics (i need SOME  place where i can escape that.) additionally, i won't be posting directly about the volunteer work that i do as i don't want praise or recognition for it (that defeats the purpose of volunteering). but i am going to encourage you to volunteer. probably fairly regularly. let's get started with this link.

don't hide under a blanket like fuji thinking things are going to get better without putting in the work.

and remember to VOTE AT MIDTERM

ok, enough of that. most of the rest of this post is going to be about food. like toast.

the biograph isn't food but leff and i had to run some errands in lincoln park the other day and took the long way back to the l so he could see it.

we also stopped by the dog house for some fries

and a couple of dogs. here's one of them.

we also had chicago pizza company delivered. it is AMAZING because there's polenta in the crust.

what follows are pick me up snacks since i had a really bad fall the other day (uneven pavement lol what even is my dorky life XD). leff is super sweet, guys. he went to evanston for gummies

and stroopwafel.

k, time to get back to convalescing and setting up a plan of attack for staying safe and sane during the next four years. PLEASE DO VOLUNTEER because change starts at the community level.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

cubs hangover

spirits are still high in chicago! leff and i made it to wrigley the day after the world series win. here are some pictures and vid without commentary so you can get an idea of how crazy/great it all was.

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unlike almost everyone else in the city, we decided to skip the parade and watch it at home. (i have a pretty big crowd phobia. (barely held it together at the first obama inauguration and my phobia's only gotten worse since then. *shrug*)

anyway, this is me double screening it. XD

and so ends my cubs coverage for the year. the ivy's red

and i am kinda freaked about the election today. (but not really (but yes, i am)) so i'm gonna listen to noname and chance on repeat until results roll in later on.

Thursday, November 03, 2016


CHRIST IT'S NOT EVEN REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

have some vid from the neighborhood. i'll try to get some pics from wrigley tomorrow, er, TODAY hahaha. then, hopefully, from whatever parade happens.


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