Short and Sweet

That’s what this post is going to be…just like me hah! Yes, I’m all of 5’2. The weather was GORGEOUS in Chicago today. It got up to 50 degrees, and I didn’t even need a jacket on my way out of work.

I’m really hoping the weather stays this warm over the weekend because I’ve got a little vacation going on. I’m taking Friday off, and I’m so excited to sleep in a bit, get some errands done and basically just relax. My last real day off was back in November, and it was the day after I got my wisdom teeth taken out. It wasn’t a vacation at all.

Tomorrow night, Paul and I are considering visiting the casino in Indiana. I’ve never been and he goes with his friends about once a month. I’m a little nervous though. Back in high school, I played poker with a bunch of guys every weekend. Sometimes I won, most of the time I lost. But it did lead to me getting voted “Most Likely to Lose All of Her Money in Poker” during my senior year of high school.

If we don’t go to the casino, I’m thinking maybe a movie night. I still have all three bottles of wine that I bought with a Groupon.

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Saturday is the big Valentine’s/anniversary day. Don’t think I’m lame, but we’re getting a hotel room downtown at the Wyndham. Of course, it’s another Groupon πŸ™‚ It’ll be nice to spend the day/night together doing what we always do on our anniversary weekend…watch all the NBA All-Star activities. Can’t wait for the Dunk Contest! I also have a Lettuce Entertain You gift-card, so we’ll be eating out on Saturday too.

The office is closed on Monday for President’s Day, so that makes it a 4-day weekend. So pumped!

My lunch was pretty boring day, so I skipped the photos. Now off to get ready for girls night and starting chowing down on my leftover gnocchi.

Have you ever been to a casino? Do you play cards ever? Are you as obsessed with Groupon as I am?

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47 Responses to Short and Sweet

  1. Maryann says:

    Omg go to the casino!! Theyre so fun πŸ™‚ This coming from the girl who sticks to the penny slots though, haha. I check my groupon email everyday but actually havent bought one yet!

  2. I love the casino. I go once in a while with my housemate. I never win but she does. She is a champion.

  3. Olivia says:

    Yay! What a fun weekend you have planned! It’s super warm and amazing outside in cincy too; first nice day in SUCH a long time!! Hope it stays like this for your weekend trip!

  4. omg, isn’t Groupon the best!??? Love it! I haven’t seen wine on it before – that’s awesome!

  5. mmmstories says:

    Loveee Groupon!! I have a few friends that work for them and always tell me the craziest stories about office life. I recommend Craps – you have the highest odds of winning in the game because I think it’s just dice rolling and betting on black/red, numbers. Have a fun anniversary!!

  6. girl, have SO much fun this weekend and use your luck to win some moooolah! happy anniversary weekend, cutie!

  7. YOU ARE A GROUPON QUEEN! oops all caps =) my finger hurts from writing today. boo!

    Have a fabulous anniversary doll!!!!!!

  8. Gina says:

    I’m OBSESSED with Groupon. The deals are pretty amazing. I bought a Yoga package once and a great dinner coupon another time. You should check out LivingSocial too πŸ™‚

    Have a great night, girl!

  9. Colleen says:

    I love Living Social and I’m totally obsessed! Cory and I went to Vegas for my 21st birthday and we played different games at a couple of casinos. It was fun, but I’d rather spend my money on food and drinks πŸ™‚

  10. I love Groupon too!!! You can get the best deals through them! πŸ™‚

  11. YAY for the warmer weather! Love it!! πŸ™‚

    We have a 2 year running tradition with a group of our friends that we go to a Casino once a year over the 4th of July weekend. See, there’s an Italian festival in June every year and they hand out free money for the casinos. Kinda like giftcards. So we figure since it’s not our own money, we have nothing to lose. The first year we had 60 bucks in “casino gift cards” and after playing the penny slots all day we came out with $56 in cash! So we all went out for dinner and used the money to cover it. It was a great experience. The second year (this past summer) we had $40 in gift cards and came out with like $25 in cash, haha! So it covered dessert for all of us. πŸ˜‰ If you do go and are concerned about losing a lot of money, just set a limit and stick to it. It’s a fun experience for sure. πŸ™‚

  12. Jenny says:

    I’m not that much into casinos but my mother is a huge fan!! lol I have yet to enjoy a groupon, just waiting around for that perfect one. Sounds like you are going to have a fab weekend and it’s so funny how 50 is warm for you, that’s super cold for us!!

  13. Meri says:

    Best of luck at the casino! I’ve only been to really tacky ones in MN and Canada before- I’ve always wanted to go to the really ritzy ones in Vegas. Oh, I guess I snuck into the casino when I went on a cruise too πŸ™‚

  14. Great post. I hope you enjoy your weekend off! πŸ™‚ can’t wait to plan Arizona! did you get mags emails!?

  15. Katy says:

    I have so much fun at the casino! I only play roulette, though. It’s super fun, but I don’t take it seriously. You should definitely go!!

    Awww, you anniversary night sounds awesome! Have fun! I’m running a 5K on Sunday morning, so that’s exciting! πŸ™‚ I also love Groupon!

  16. vixter2010 says:

    I have been to Vegas – my first foray into casinos. I didn’t play much myself but joined in a game of two high stack players, rolled the dice for them and got Β£1,000 chip as thanks πŸ™‚

  17. I don’t love groupon because I’m so frugal that it’s usually for things I wouldn’t buy in the first place so I try not to tempt myself. did you see their superbowl ads? they backfired

  18. yay for 4 day weekend AND for warm weather!! must be completely excited after the winter you guys have been having over there!

    and yeah, i’m HORRIBLE at cards. i have no poker face whatsoever. πŸ˜›

  19. alex says:

    50 degrees? YAY!!!

    I like groupon but don’t use it a whole lot. I used it for GAP and for FROYO…I have my priorities straight πŸ˜€

  20. JFlo says:

    I’m totally obsessed with Groupon! I like people watching in Casinos, and when we’re in New Orleans, I venture out to play the penny slots. Why waste money on games when I can buy more clothes or shoes??? Hahaha
    Random side note- Have you ever tried black or red quinoa? I tried both at Central Market the other day and am in LOVE!!! (I thought about you).

  21. ahh that sounds so freakin fun!!! have fun at the casino girl!

  22. I’m jealous of your fun weekend coming up! I think you just convinced me to register with Groupon, too πŸ™‚ Hope you had a gread girls’ night!

  23. That sounds like so much fun! Adam has a 4 day weekend too–which means I have a 3 day weekend! Still have classes on Monday!

  24. Kat says:

    LOVE groupon!! It has such amazing deals. Hope you have a good time celebrating πŸ™‚

  25. Kayla says:

    50 degrees here is COLDD for all us Floridians!
    Haha, it’s 75 degrees out right now and it feels amazing! Nice and warmm

  26. Ellie says:

    Unfortunately, I’m never really interested in such games! BUT!! When I play something I understand HOW to play, and maybe something like UNO–then I totally get into it! I’m very competitive so sometimes I’d rather not let that ugly side out….b/c I’d have no loved ones left hahaha. It’s SO bad I don’t know why I do this, but I can’t lose to men! 0_o”

  27. beautyrun says:

    Temperatures in the 50s is what’s perfect to me! I’m actually from Chicago, but live in Florida. Today I got a sunburn.

  28. I LOVE groupon we just got it in lexington and im soo excited!

  29. I love Groupon! I went to the casino for my 21st birthday, but I wasn’t a huge fan of it. I’d rather hold onto my money.

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