The FUNDRAGER (hosting a party.)

Want to raise over $800 in a single night? Party it up. Saturday night was my fundraising rager, or “fundrager.” And it was awesome. I was hoping to raise $400-$500 for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and it completely blew that out of the water. It seemed like everyone had a great time…

A “healthy” breakfast (pancakes.)

I love pancakes. Any of my friends will be able to attest to my deep and undying devotion to them. Their fluffy, not-too-sweet deliciousness will always hold a special place in my heart (maybe literally, depending on how much butter and syrup I use). At any rate, while they aren’t the world’s healthiest breakfast food,…

A birthday and some pictures.

This weekend I went out to Cedarville, IL (birthplace of Jane Addams of Hull House) for my great uncle’s 90th birthday party. And it was quite the party. Seriously, I was exhausted afterwards. But 90 years of incredibly full life deserve a serious celebration. I saw family I hadn’t seen in years; I met some…

A 5-mile treat (The world’s best brownies.)

I’ve officially completed three 5-mile runs in my training with Team Challenge. Two of them totally kicked my ass, but I managed to do alright through one of them! So I think a treat is in order. You may remember my philosophy about treating yourself, but in case you don’t, the gist of it is…

I’m in love.

Dear blogosphere, I’m in love. With a pair of shoes. And no, their not Manolos, or Jimmys, or Pradas, or (those are all the expensive shoe brands I know because I’ll never buy any of them). They’re Mizunos. And they’re covered in tiger stripes. You could say they’re GRRRREAT! (I’ve already said that many, many…