Monday, May 30, 2016

Ladies Seriously...Make your own fun!

Happy Summer ladies and gentlemen seriously!  I trust that you are all keeping it classy over Memorial Day.  For those of you that follow the will see that the gorgeous (previously redhead) blonde and I have started a summer challenge...NO, not a weight loss challenge, fitness challenge or financial challenge (in fact this challenge might hurt all of these areas), we are on a bar challenge...100 bars different bars this summer.  The only rule is that we cannot count the same bar twice, we both need to be there and we each need to have one drink.  Hey, it's lots of fun, ANY of our friends are welcome to join us at any point.  It will get us out to new neighborhoods in Chicago. And maybe we will meet cute boys the old fashioned talking to them in person over a lovely glass of wine.  And maybe one of them might want to take me to dinner.

So last weekend, my pseudo little brother got married in lovely Pittsburgh, PA.  While I haven't mentioned this, I had been seeing a guy and let's just say it never has really taken off.  ANYWAY, I had asked him to be my date for the wedding and he was unable to attend with me (long story and honestly it is not worth mentioning).  So I was scrambling for a date a week before the wedding.  Of course, the gorgeous blonde stepped in as my date (as any of the fab 4 of SMB best friends would have done).  The date included a 14 hour roundtrip road trip and 36 hours in Pittsburgh.  I have to tell you that we had a BLAST.  Not only did we enjoy our table (with people MUCH younger than us), we just had a great time all the way around.  Side note...for those of us that grew up in the 80's, Pittsburgh is the home of the movie Flashdance of course.  Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night.  Well, the gorge blonde and I thought this was amazing...apparently it's not a "thing" in Pittsburgh.  We did request it at the reception and did our best to do the Maniac dance, let's just say, it wasn't as well received as we thought it might be.

So here's my point, ladies seriously, we don't need a date with a man to make our own fun.  And I know that I had a much better time at the wedding with the gorge blonde than I probably would have with original date.  Ladies seriously...the best thing we can do for ourselves (for my single ladies out there) is make your own fun and make your own happiness.  And if you find a man that fits into that life...awesome, be happy.

So as you go out into the fun summer, enjoy, make your own fun, no matter what you are doing.  Keep it classy ladies.

Keep your chin, heels and standards are high

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Happy ladies are the classiest!

Hello ladies and gentlemen seriously!  Happy Spring (well not really in Chi), but maybe the rest of you are having nice weather.  Just spending a lovely afternoon with my cute Corgi, Ruby Caroline, on the bed binge watching The Blacklist.  I had a lovely brunch with my sorority sister Sam and her awesome BF Michael.  I am happy to report that I have started a new healthy eating diet, Dukan.  It is working well...about 7 pounds down thus far, very excited to have all of my clothes fit again.

So I know I haven't posted for a while, I have been busy traveling and just being me.  I think previously I posted that ladies that are happy, just enjoy their lives and continue to be happy.  Well, this classy lady is pretty much in that same mode.  So since I last reported in, I enjoyed an awesome trip to Las Vegas and Scottsdale with some girlfriends, we had a blast and got some sun, it was a quick trip, but fun all around.

And then in early April, I had an opportunity to travel to Fiji for 13 days.  Was it for work?  Yes, kind of, but it is hard to say that staying in 5 different luxury resorts in Fiji is WORK.  But I was seeing properties that we book at work, and of course, I had to check out the spa treatments, the pools, the beaches, the diving and other excursions for  the experience.  It was a wonderful trip, however, we did only have 4 days of sun, lots of rain, unfortunately.  I also got to travel with my friend Mandi, whom I met in New Zealand several years ago.  We like to take a big trip every year, last year was the Maldives, next year is Thailand and Bali.

The other parts of this classy lady's life are good, still chugging along with Jazzercise.  I teach about 3-4 times a week (helping with the weight loss of course).  And the sorority is just fine, looking forward to seeing my sorority sisters in Atlanta for Convention.  I am happy to be teaching a few classes at Convention.

The dating life...well, seems to be the same old story....Meet a guy, mildly impressed, seems to go well and then he gets weird.  The sad part is that I like this's not over yet, but let's just say, I am not overly optimistic.  Same day that prince will come, I may be 85 years old and he may have no teeth, but hey, I am still hopeful.

So no big message here ladies and gentlemen, but just report that this lady is happy and just living life.  And I guess the happy ladies are the classiest.  So everyone, go forth and be happy!  Summer is coming, no better time than the present to get happy.

....Keep your chin, heels and standards high...