Saturday, September 15, 2007

Some of my favorites

I get kinda selfish when I find stuff I really really like. I know, I should want to share the awesomeness with everyone. It's kinda like when you've had an album for a while and you've loooooved a certain song but no one has heard of it, then BAM! it's being played on the radio and everyone loves it (i.e. The Fray "How to Save a Life", a song I can't even listen to anymore cuz it's been sooooo overplayed). It just kinda ruins the song for me. So that's how I feel about other stuff- blogs, websites, products. BUT I want to promoted these fantastic favorites of mine because they are so phenomenal and make me so happy and maybe they'll make you happy too:

Tastespotting- I check this a few time a day. I have a goal to get one of my pix up on it (that is after I get an actual digital camera instead of the craptastic pix I take with my phone)
The ParTea Planner- I'm trying to start an event planning business and this blog has inspired me to want to specialize in tea parties.
This Next- discovered this when I was in AZ and bored outta my mind in my crappy hotel room
House Party- this idea is genius! I wish I would have thought of it- love love love it! There are so many fun groups to join! So many great ways to meet people!
Pandora Radio- They actually play some good songs when you tell them an artist you like (my first choice: Butch Walker, second: Michael Buble and they gave me other great songs that sound like them)
Celebrity Baby Blog- this has been a favorite of mine for a while. I love how they tell you what celeb babies are wearing and where to find it
Joelen's Culinary Adventures- this gal is awesome, I want to be friends with her! She knows how to cook and photograph her amazing creations (and I joined her group at
Cupcakes Take the Cake- a blog about cupcakes- 'nuff said.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


I love hot dogs. If I were a hot dog, I would eat myself...

Tonight we tried Superdawg for the first time. I've lived about 15 minutes from Superdawg my whole life and my Mom and I have talked about going for the past few summers. Tonight we finally decided to try it.

We drove up to the order box and stared at the menu for a while. When we were ready we pressed the button and the operator responded. One plain hot dog for Mom. One hot dog with everything but mustard and some onionchips for me. About 7 minutes after ordering the food came to the car. The total was $12 and some odd amount of change. Yikes, that's pretty steep for 2 hot dogs and some onionchips. But whatever, I was surprised that the gal who brought the food over had my change in ready as soon as I handed her the $13.

We ate the onionchips in the car, they were good but not exceptional. Oh yes, this meal comes just a few hours after I declared that I didn't want to buy anything but organic food anymore. HA! Anyways, I got home and took the pictures and began to eat. The neon green relish was a bit scary but I just covered it with some ketchup. Yeah, that's right, I'm a REAL Chicagoan and I like ketchup on my hot dogs. The fries that came with the hot dog were not good. They tasted like frozen fries bought from the grocery store. As for the dog, I wasn't impressed. I'd take Portillo's or better yet, Gene & Jude's over Superdawg any day. The only thing I would go back for is the old school ordering process.