Never make fun of someone who mispronounced a word…

…It means they learned it by reading.

When I was in grade school, we had a read-a-thon, and, naturally, being the nerdy kid that I was, I absolutely had to win the most amount of minutes read. That also meant that I spent an absurd amount of time actually reading. No other kid is going to want to spend 1000 minutes reading in a given month. Except for me.

Throw some Harry Potter my direction, gimme a straw and an ice cold A&W Cream Soda and my fourth grade self was pretty much in heaven.

I’d like to tell you not much has changed, but time sure has a way of flying by and half-read books sit on my shelf, namely, the newest Harry Potter.

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Let There Be Brunch

If your weekend doesn’t include Brunch, then you’re doing it wrong. Just keep in mind that this is also coming from the person that spent an absurd amount of money to attend a brunch convention (#NoShame) and didn’t even get a gram. I mean what else are you supposed to do right after your food arrives. Eat it?

Regardless, Chicago has this beautiful restaurant in the Soho house called The Allis. 110% would recommend. Now if only I could figure out where to eat this coming weekend.

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Chloe Chardonnay

IMG_7395Somewhere, somehow in the past 10 months post grad, I was supposed to pick up years and years of wine knowledge. Gone are the days of boxes and Barefoot. Instead, I’m expected to understand why the hell you swirl your wine, smell it, and then take a sip. I would put mad cash on 90% of people not actually knowing what they are doing when they do that. Fake it until you make it, am I right?

What I’ve learned: You swirl wine for various reasons. Mostly what it does is expose bottled up wine to the air. Ok, big deal, but you know that scene in Aladdin. The one where Genie pops out of the lamp. He floats out and all of this color erupts and personality takes over the screen.

“10,000 years will give you such a crick in the neck.”

That’s kind of what happens when you swirl and let your wine sit for a little bit. A brilliant flavor erupts. It just requires oxygen.

As for smell, well, it gives you a preview of what you’re drinking. Had I known this prior to drinking the bottle, I would’ve smelled hints of apple, pear and vanilla. But tbh I picked up the bottle only because I liked the label. Fortunately I discovered that I love the wine so it was a win-win for me.

Not only is it Wine Wednesday but it is also Hump Day. Since I have been on the struggle bus rolling out of bed this week… I leave you with this Buzzfeed Vid:

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Oh my goodness! Do you ever have those weeks where you think everything is going one direction and then it takes a complete 180 turn and your going the complete opposite direction of everything and everywhere you were supposed to be?!

Let’s just say that happened this week. (Insert monkey peek-a-boo emoji here!)

There were a lot of deep breaths and cups of tea. Sometimes you’ve just got to remind yourself that a mountain was placed in front of you to show others it can be moved.