Sunday, July 24, 2016

Quality individuals have quality friends!

Hello ladies seriously!  It is hot as hell in Chicago and everyone is just trying to stay cool around here.  So I have been back from New Zealand for two weeks now and am back in the swing of things.  This classy lady needs to sell something in the next 5 weeks as I leave for Africa.  I am very excited to be taking my awesome parents to Africa for 3 weeks...South Africa and Kenya.  We have been planning this trip for like 2 years and I can't believe it is just around the corner.

So the gorge blonde and I have been attempting to chip away at our bar challenge this summer.  We did hit the midway point last night.  YAY!  Our day started in Boys Town, as we love our gay friends! So we we continued to hit some fun places on North Halsted, Melis and I were very happy about the cameo appearances by many of our good friends.  I mean the group was even international as we had some fabulous women visiting from Canada.  And as I was chatting to one of the lovely ladies from Canada, we started talking about how awesome everyone in the group was...and NO it wasn't the alcohol talking.

And so it got me to thinking about know when you go out with your friends and then you met up with some of their other friends and you love the new friends just much?  Well, ladies and gentlemen seriously, I think I have said this before...but you can really tell the quality of the individual by the quality of their friends.  And I have to say, my friends are amazing quality!  Everyone I met yesterday was so fun and were just awesome people.  Gay, straight, black, white, Canadian....whatever, all super cool.  

So here is my message for all of the classy folks out there, make sure you are careful about who you spend time with...your friends and companions should reflect the best of you.  Your friends should be supportive and should enjoy spending time with them and WANTING your other friends to meet them as well.  If you have friends that bring you down, it might be time to evaluate that friendship.  Classy people have classy friends, right?

So continue to keep it classy this summer.  The blonde and I will still be out and about on that bar challenge.  And I will still be waiting for Mr. Wonderful to ask me out.  :)

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

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Keeping it classy while traveling!

Hello ladies and gentlemen seriously!  Cheers to all, I hope you are enjoying the summer.  This classy lady has been traveling quite extensively for the last three weeks.  I started at my sorority convention in mid June in Atlanta.  I was privileged to participate in training for the curriculum on Sexual Assault Prevention.  Our organization is partnering with the Fraternity Health and Safety Institute in conjunction with one other sorority and several fraternities to provide training to our chapters.  This is a bold step for our organization and I am very proud that we are working to assist our women with this important and timely topic.  Our organization also passed 55 amendments during business sessions that will change our structure positively for the future.  All in all, it was an exhausting week, but lots of fun and very rewarding.  And hey, I got to visit friends and their new baby AND go to the college football hall of fame while I was there.

Next I went to Pinehurst, North Carolina for a golf conference for work.  And my dad came to visit so that he could play some of the courses at the resort.  It was lots of fun and I always love seeing my dad.   So from Pinehurst, I arrived back in Chicago on a Wednesday night and was home for 48 hours.  Just enough time to see my BFF while she was in town and get my nails done...OH and finish up the quarter hitting my sales goal.  :)

Then I was fortunate enough to travel to New Zealand for a week on a fam trip sponsored by United Airlines.  I was on their inaugural flight from San Francisco to Auckland.  WOW!  What a trip, not only did we get to do things like sail on an America's Cup boat, cruise on Lake Taupo and visit Te Puia (a Maori Cultural School) in Rotorua, we also stayed in a gorgeous 5 star lodge, Huka Lodge. And they put me in the Owner's Cottage, very fancy.  The highlight of the trip was our private yacht charter to Waiheke Island, where we did wine tasting and had a fabulous lunch looking back to Auckland.  And then we took a helicopter back to Auckland.  But the actual best part of the trip were the people!  I had so much fun with the people from United and some of the other agents I met on the trip.  It is amazing to think about what a lucky lady I am!

So with all of travel, the 100 bars of summer challenge has been derailed a bit.  But don't you worry! The gorge blonde and I are determined ladies, we will get back on track here shortly.  And I am actually in town now until 30 August when I leave for Africa!

For those of you who have been reading my blog for the last several years know that my dating life is awful, can't ever seem to meet anyone decent.  And I have been saying for quite some time that I just need to meet someone on a plane, who travels and can understand my CRAZY schedule.  Well, stay tuned because I did meet someone.  Seems very promising and I will leave it at that....I mean, I need to keep you in suspense for the next post, right?

As always ladies and gentlemen, remember to keep it classy and have fun!

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