Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Party Don't Start Till I Walk In....Link-ups!

Linking up again this week for...

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and then for a new one: 



I haven't blogged all week because I had my friend Bellydancer here visiting and then I had to finish the paper I was supposed to get done before she got here and didn't. Then I had my new part time job which involves going to dinner and out to KTV and getting paid. Its wonderful to get paid to just hang out with someone.

So anyway...the link up! We partied this weekend for my coworkers 30th birthday!!! Yay!

Its hot in my part of China right now...HOT HOT and so even though I start most nights decently ladylike by the end of the night I am sweaty duckfaced mess. Don't judge me. 





doing what I do best....


So there you have it! Go link up!!! 

And here is my drink...
Passionfruit Mojitos! 



I love mojitos but nothing makes me a happier girl than finding a place that makes a passionfruit one! 

Passionfruit Mojito
1 ½ oz. Parrot Bay Passion fruit Rum
1 oz. Passion fruit Juice
½ oz. Sour Mix
5 Mint Leaves
A Splash of Club Soda

and then sit back and enjoy :) 







Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Linking up for Oh, How Pinteresting! 



I have a love of tattoos. If I could work up the courage I would get a sleeve for sure and probably a lot more  than that. 
1. I am terrified my mother would kill me.
2. I am not sure if I my future career will expect me to cover this so I must wait and see. 

Also recently discovered I love white tattoos and apparently thigh placement! 

So for now I will keep getting smallish ones that are covered more easily by clothes and one day I may just say F it and get that sleeve that I want...

so this is my Tattoo inspired Pinterest love :) 
























Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Party Don't Start Till I Walk In!!

Yay for it being Thursday already!! 


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I had originally planned to post photos of last Saturday but i'll save that...since Bellydancer is coming to visit me I thought it would be fun to share my 3 favorite photos of the good times we've had!

Enjoy!!! 







hopefully I will get one good party pic of us to add to the collection! 

Whats your fave party photo?? 





Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Have I told you lately???

That I love you? Well, if not I do! 

I've gotten some new followers and started to follow some new blogs recently and its been great! I'm loving it and all of you! 

Anyway...I've had some interesting conversations the last few weeks and I wanted to share some things I have been thinking about lately and yes some of them have perfect picture quotes to go with them....


1.  Traveling is so much better with someone to share it with. Of course, you should definitely enjoy traveling with the person and everyone EVERYONE should travel somewhere alone at least once but there is a shared experience that you can take away from seeing a new place and trying new things. Also, there is always someone to hold your camera and you don't have to ask strangers who don't speak English. 


2. I need to slow down....
Yes, we aren't guaranteed tomorrow but that doesn't mean that I have to do it all now. You have to plan to enjoy your life for as long as your going to live not just to get things done before your too settled, married, have kids, too busy with your career. We have our whole lives and the idea that we have to have it all figured out and do everything exciting before a certain age or time is ludacris. Just take your time...




3. Make yourself happy...Do it. Its a choice. If you are unhappy, change it. I make the choice to be happy with my life and when I am feeling down or upset about something I fix it or I realize that it can't be fixed and move on.  



4. Its not all about you...and thats ok. Sure, we want to think that everything will crumble without us but thats not the case. Its good to have perspective enough to realize how our actions affect the people around us while still realizing that not everything that goes on is about us. 



5. Don't let fear make any more decisions. This could technically be my number one lesson learned. I let fear guide so many of my decisions for so long and I've finally realized I am my own worst enemy. 




So there you have it. 5 things I have learned that have made my life much better!! 


What are some things you have learned about yourself? 









Monday, May 20, 2013

Wine so fine...weekend update!

I finally got my bum out of my apartment this weekend which is good since I need to start getting through the list of things I want to do before I leave China. 

So there is a new wine bar in town and we got tickets to a tasting. First, its hard to find good wine here in China and second...shit didn't have a second. 

My two favorites from the night were 
John B. -Reisling 
(South Africa) 

AND 

St. Michaels- Chocolate Zin
(American) 
Yes bitches...that is chocolate wine and it tastes amazing. May have to order a crate of it!


Anyway. The night started like this right...I looked all lady like and properly dressed for the first time in like 5 months....

My two coworkers GCgirl and Saffer on either side of me ;) 


Then we went from Champagne to wine and things got messy.....

Sidenote: I was not passed out just trying to prove to him I am too damn heavy to be carried! 

and then.....
there was a club and beer....



there are so many more but I decided to save the ridiculous ones for Thursday's link up.
Was a fantastic but very rough night!!

Then I spent all day Sunday cleaning my apartment because BellyDancer will be here this Saturday and I am soooo very excited about it! 

How was your weekend?? 

Link up with these awesome blogs and share your weekend update :) 








Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hey Yo!

I know I'm a day late for a weekend recap but I didn't do anything overly exciting this weekend anyway so you all didn't miss much.  

Just got home from a great dinner with a new Chinese friend and Saffer at a new(to us) westernish restaurant very near to us and it was delicious!!! 

So full! 


When Saffer asked a steak just doesn't taste the same as back home my reply was: "I think its because the cows eat Chinese food here" Don't judge me..it made sense in my head.


Seafood Soup 
I decided a while ago that I wanted to do something very exciting before I head home and since I recently had to decide to take Tokyo off the menu the next best thing is Macau. 

Well not just Macau...bungee jumping off the Macau Tower. 


It happens to be the highest bungee jump spot in the world and I am going to make it happen. We have a few days off falling a week or so after my birthday so it kind of also works out as my birthday present to myself. 

I may also be posting this so I am less likely to convince myself that I shouldn't do it. I've never done it before and I am quite seriously terrified...



So this is my declaration that I am going to do it...in June please check back and make sure I did :) 






Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!!!

I just wanted to take a second and say Happy Mothers Day to all you moms out there in the internet world and to to share the love for my  mom!

I've told you guys a million times how awesome I think my mom is and I am sure I will tell it again and again. I think she is an amazing woman and I can only hope to be as awesome as her some day!!!

After running Chicago marathon :) 

Celebrating my sisters 25th bday 

Parasailing in Hawaii 


5k on last Mothers Day! 


Happy Mothers day!!! 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Party Don't Start Till I Walk In!

Love this link up...It brings out my favorite kinds of posts...you  know the kind with drunken pictures of everyone acting their very best!




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I realized I don't talk about the fact that I am living in a foreign country quite as much so I thought I'd share a trend I picked up after leaving the states...drinking out of buckets !

Thailand! 







Only pro's should try this one....






And the last and most recent.....



So now you all know...everyone should drink out of buckets!!! 



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Yay for Wednesday already!! 

I have been daydreaming about the beach days, summer cocktails and nights out I will be having once I get home and Pinterest is the best place for that....




Jello shots count as a drink right????



Whoever thought this up is an Effing GENIUS! 


Love this....



Ummm yum! 



Yes...definitely making these for the beach!



How could you not love this view?? 
(Chicago)


outdoor seating :) 



and of course....a Pretty Face...I can't help but imagine him in every daydream I've had...


What are you pinning this week???





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