Sunday, June 28, 2009

Is something burning?

It's Friday night! We grilled out with some friends, played some Euchre, and headed out for a night in Bucktown! After grabbing some drinks at Northside we made our way to Empire Liquors. Of course upon arrival I had to excuse myself to the little girls room (as many of you know I have the smallest bladder in the U.S.) and when I came back my loving boyfriend had a 40 waiting for me, as seen in the picture. (I'm not sure what Jason is doing, Karen is giving "her face" and I'm not quite sure what this night would bring!)

As always, the best nights are those that are not planned and this night was no exception. This new bar was quite the establishment. Great people, cozy seating, romantically lit corners for those who felt it intimate enough to have a full on make out session (many couples didn't disappoint) great music, and unsafe mood lighting.

What happens next is under great debate.

We were all dancing to what was probably the 5th Michael Jackson song of the evening and I noticed we were uncomfortably close to a candle that happened to be sitting on the ledge behind us. I then warned my moon-walk attempting boyfriend to be careful. (The truth.) He innocently and gently pushed me up against the wall to give me a little kiss (mushy I know) and awful but distinct smell filled the smoke....and then I hear my friend Karen say "Courtney, your hair is on fire!"
Maybe it was just me, but I am pretty sure everyone person on the dance floor was starring at me, and plugging their noses! I then start to laugh because only this would happen to me, and frantically dart to the little girls room once more.

Some friends followed and helped me check it out, and yes, the smell wasn't lyin'! I had black, burnt hair, and there was ash all over my chest. After pulling myself together, it was time to call it a night!

So, the moral of the story is this: Candles, should never be allowed near or on a dance floor. Period. (Especially when people are allowed to drink 40's!!!)

Friday, June 26, 2009

It wasn't me...

So, yes, everyone now knows the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson has passed away at the young age of 50. This is a big shocker that no one saw coming...not even me, well at least I didn't think so?

And so the story goes like this...

I was in a best possible mood one could be on, on a Thursday morning! We caught the train just right, kissed my boy goodbye at the corner, stopped by my Starbucks and picked up my usual venti, iced coffee, sweetened with room and headed into work. As I sat down to answer my emails I felt that it was too quiet. I then went to and felt the urge to start my day off by listening to the Best of the 80's. During the next hour I dove into work while listening to Madonna, Journey, Poison, my all time favorite Def Leppard, and then Michael's "The Way You Make Me Feel" came on. Oh, this definitely brought a smile to my face!

In the midst of my enthusiasm I decided to share this with all of my friends via Facebook. So I posted this video for all to enjoy!

4 hours later, Mr. Never land was D-E-A-D!

Was it ESP? Doubtful, only God knows. So, today, I've devoted my morning and afternoon to the Best of the 90's and so far, it's been a good day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Let the sharing begin...

Hey Everybody!

So, after much consideration I've decided to start my own blog! As you all know, I am a big fan of email (fyi: that will never change) but often times there are so many things going on, that I don't have time to update everyone individually, so blogging is my answer! I'm a scatterbrain so I'm sure this blog will be all over the place, so please bare with me!