Thursday, September 27, 2007

All Grown Up

Well he is all grown up, can you believe it. My little genius husband started law school this week. This was his first day of class. Go Bill, Go Cougars, and what the heck, Go Maroons. For a weird version of this picture, see Bill's blog. And for regular updates on our life here in Chicago, keep checking my blog, because Bill is slacking on his blogging responsibilities, and what else do I have to do but blog.

Do Tell Me

If there is a way to view what everyone voted, someone tell me so I can find out who all you naughty voters are. I should have constructed the poll so that you could only vote blond. I know at least two of you.....Bill and Derek. Maybe what you guys are trying to tell me is that my hair is chameleon like- in that my hair color changes to match the situation. When I am feeling brainy, my hair is brown, or when I'm delightful and fun to be around, I'm blond, and when I'm a gem- I think my hair is golden colored, and finally when I'm annoyed, I'm a red head. It makes perfect sense, because I was slightly annoyed at the law school dinner- thus she called me a red head. But don't worry Bill and Derek, you're still not off the hook.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Moving Sucks Part III- the end of the Saga

Well I've put off ending this saga until the last of our furniture arrived. Low and behold, it is here, so moving sucks is officially over, for at least 3 years. Our couches finally arrived on Friday morning, there was nothing happening with orientation so Bill stayed home all day waiting for them. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in to a room full of furniture, it has been a long and arduous 2 weeks sitting on the floor. But what I was really surprised about was the color. For some reason I thought they were going to be more cream colored, but I'm very pleased with their tan color, they look great. Now I just need to go to Pier 1 or somewhere to get some accent pillows etc, and hang the pictures, but now we officially have a home!! So here are the couches, plus the ottoman, and yes Bill is already studying- (these pictures were taken on Saturday, and Bill studied the whole day- school doesn't start until Monday).
As for the next picture, it is 1 gallon of milk from Costco. I made the great journey to Costco and target on Saturday, I had to drive on 3 different freeways to get there, but I made it. My heart was pounding the whole way. But why I posted the milk, well why ask, isn't it weird looking. This is how all Costco milk looks, and they sell it in singles not doubles. Aside from my journey to Costco and Target, I also found a diamond in the rough- Hyde Park Produce. It was wonderful- every kind of fresh produce you can imagine and all of it for cheap- Bok Choy, Leeks, Egg Plant, Rhubarb, bins full of fresh herbs, lots of cheese, fruits I've never heard of - it was heaven. I think I will be making a trip there every week.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Red Hair, I Don't Know What You Are Talking About

I know my hair is this voluptuous, but I swear it is not this color. I do not have red hair, yet numerous people here have commented on my red hair. Perfect example from the law school orientation dinner last night.
synopsis: Bill introduced me to a fellow student in his group- Katelyn
Me: Hi my name is Kate
Katelyn: great name- my name is Katelyn
Me: it's nice to meet you (notice how polite I am- Mom all your efforts haven't gone to waste)
Katelyn: Ahhh- a bee! Its following you!!
Me: I do seem to attract bees, there is always a bee around me at lunch for some reason.
Katelyn: It must be your red hair
Me: (Jaw drops)- ha ha, must be......

Red hair- I do not have red hair. This is probably the third person who has commented on my red hair in the two weeks we have been here. Maybe it is time to visit the hair dresser and return to my true blond self.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Curly Hair

The other day I thought, "hey maybe in this humid environment, my natural curl will reveal itself." So when I went to buy a new hair dryer, I found a great hair dryer that came with diffuser. Here was my attempt to help my natural curl come and show itself.

What did I learn, if you don't have any curl in your hair, humidity and a diffuser are not going to change the fact that there truly is no curl- they will just give you frizzy hair.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Bill stole everything

So I was going to blog about what we did today, however Bill stole everything- well at least all the pictures. I still think that BYU has great landscaping but he is right, the buildings do not compare. So to see what I was going to say, see Bill's blog. So for my bit of news, I have a job starting Monday!!! Hurray, it is just temporary but we will see, it could turn permanent. I think I will have to go into the city to H&M and buy some new pants so I look like a professional.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Looking Out My Window

I feel sad tonight. I just found out there is a Rilo Kiley concert in Chicago on Saturday, unfortunately tickets are a lot- and unless there is a miracle I don't get to go. bummer. But on the bright side, here is the view from every window in this apartment, you would almost think we were in Hawaii.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Not in Utah

Well for those of you who don't know, we are in Chicago and we are in our apartment. I'm not in the mood to pull up pictures just yet, but they will come- I promise. But during our expeditions around the city I've noticed some things to remind me I'm not in Utah any more.
So here is my list of "You know you're not in Utah when...."
1. There is a Jewish day school across the street.
2. You are the only white person in a busy grocery store.
3. There is more than one freeway and lots of tolls.
4. Rush hour starts at 2:30.
5. Green everywhere.
6. Costco isn't busy and the biggest brick of cheese they sell is not bulk sized- its actually quite small.
7.You have a door man- and he is big and all business.
8. They put ethanol in the gas.
9. There are one way streets everywhere.
10. Your apartment building is as tall as the tall buildings in SLC.
There you go, there were some other ones but I can't remember them right now, plus I don't want to scare anyone....

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Moving Sucks Part II

Part two of moving has begun, or I suppose I should say has happened. I am sad to say we are officially moved out of Utah. We are nomadic right now, but our move will be complete on Monday at 12:30 PM CDT when we can start moving our life out of our crammed 5x8 trailer and into our spacious 26th floor apartment.
So we all know that packing sucks, but so does fitting everything we own into a trailer. Apparently we have a ton of stuff. Amazingly, we managed to fit everything into the trailer and car: books, t.v., metal shelves, and the bikes. Yeah the back of the car is sitting lower than I've ever seen it, but we've made it all the way to Omaha and the's holding in there. Luckily there aren't too many mountain passes to go over. Lets just say, we are rolling with the semi trucks when it comes to hills.
Anyways- stay tuned for moving part III to find out if we made it to Chicago.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Can't We Still Be Friends?

I must make a retraction- I don't know if I can love hamburgers any more. Bill and I went to a BBQ at a friends house for Labor Day. It was BYOB- beef not beer. Well for the fourth day in a row, we had hamburgers. However, these hamburgers were different. They really were big fat juicy burgers- so fat that they didn't cook all the way through, well at least mine didn't. As a result of the 3 bites of burger that I ate yesterday, I have been stricken with food poisoning. Let me tell you, I feel pretty retched. Tonight I went out with my sisters and mom, all I could do was sip a coke- I took a really tiny bite of my sandwich, but yeah, is sucked, probably more so than moving- if you can believe that. None-the-less, the evening was fun, but because of that burger yesterday, I've suffered greatly and I will continue to suffer because I don't know if I will ever be able to fully enjoy hamburgers again. Is our relationship over? What a tragedy!

Monday, September 3, 2007

It's Hammer(Burger) Time

There is nothing that means summer more than a good ol bar-b-que. Well I suppose I should qualify that, bar-b-ques are great but hamburgers are wonderful! I have always loved hamburgers, (and turkey clubs- but that is a different story). Wonderful juicy burgers on the grill with fresh onions and tomatoes from the garden and lettuce. Oh I can smell it now.....YUM! Burgers with chips and potato salad and soda- all that is wonderful. And lucky for me, we have had then 3 days in a row. Yes this is a little much, but when you won't have access to a BBQ for the next few years, you take what you can get. So I thought I would grace you with a pictures of a big fat juicy hamburger- to end the summer, since summer was officially over on Friday Aug 31.