Saturday, February 9, 2008

I wonder....

but I know it is too early to call Elle to find out.
Does Elle's roomie (who is actually at Fashion week as I type this...lucky bitch) get any kind of a discount for friends/family at Anthropologie?
I am deeply, madly in love with a top but fear buyer's regret if I bought it at the regular retail price!

Get back to me
Please and Thank you.

PS its our cousin's bday so dont forget to send b-day wishes, Elle!

Friday, February 8, 2008


I just got vaca time approval and will be visiting Cee. SO PSYCHED! "Cee N Elle Take Miami" will be coming to you in mid-April. GET EXCITED!
But Cee's last post makes me miss Chicago and former accent :(
<3 Elle

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Damn funny

The tell-tale signs that you're talking to someone from Chicago. Absolutely hilarious and sooooo true...

1. Grachki (grach'-key): Chicagoese for "garage key" as in, "Yo, Theresa, waja do wit da grachki?" And "Howmy supposta cut da grass if I can't git intada grach?"

2. Sammich: Chicagoese for sandwich. When made with sausage, it's a Sassage Sammich; when made with shredded beef, it's an Italian Beef Sammich, a local delicasy consisting of piles of spicy meat in a perilously soggy bun.

3. Da: This article is a key part of Chicago speech, as in Da Bears, or Da Mare---the latter denoting Richard M. Daley, or Richie, as he's often called.

4. Jewels: Not family heirlooms or a tender body region, but a popular name for one of the region's dominant grocery store chains. I'm goin' to Jewels to pick up some sassage.

5. Field's: Marshall Field, a prominent Chicago department store. Also Carson Pirie Scott, another major department store chain, is simply called Carson's.

6. Tree: The number between two and four. We were lucky dat we only got tree inches of snow da udder night.

7. Over by dere: Translates to Over by there, a way of emphasizing a site presumed familiar to the listener. As in, I got da sassage at Jewels down on Kedzie, over by dere.

8. KaminskiPark: The mispronounced name of the ballpark where the Chicago White Sox (da Sox) play baseball. Comiskey Park was recently renamed U.S. Cellular Field (da Cell).

9. Frunchroom: As in, Gotada frunchroom wit dose muddy shoes. It's not the "parlor". It's not the "living room". In the land of the bungalow, it's the "frunchroom," a named derived, linguists believe, from the "front room".

10. Use: Not the verb, but the pluralnoun 'you!' Where use goin'??

11. Downtown: Anywhere near Da Lake, south of Da Zoo (Lincoln Park Zoo) and north of Soldier Field.

12. The Lake: Lake Michigan. (What other lake is there?) It's often used by local weathermen, Cooler by Da Lake.

13. BoysTown: A section on Halsted between Belmont and Addison which is lined with gay bars on both sides of the street. Didn't I see use in Boys Town in front of da Manhole?

14. Braht: Short for Bratwurst. Gimme a braht wit kraut.

15. Goes: Past or present tense of the verb "say". For example, Then he goes, 'I like dis place!'

16. Guys: Used when addressing two or more people, regardless of each individual's gender.
Hey use guys, get over here.

17. Pop: A soft drink. Don't say "soda" in this town. Do you wanna canna pop?

18. Sliders: Nickname for hamburgers from White Castle, a popular midwestern burger chain. Dose sliders I had last night gave me da shits.

19. The Taste: Da Taste of Chicago Festival, a huge extravaganze in Grant Park featuring samples of Chicagoland cuisine which takes place each year around the 4th of July.

20. Jieetyet: Translates to, Did you eat yet?

21. Winter and Construction: Punch line to the joke, What are the two seasons in Chicago?

22. Cuppa Too-Tree: is Chicagoese for "A Couple, two, three", which really means "a few". For example. Hey Mikey, dere any of dem beerz left in da cooler over by dere? Yeh, a cuppa too-tree.

23 588-2300: Every one in Chicago knows this commercial jingle and the carpet company you'll get if you call that number -- Empire! (Famous for their salesmen using 30 inch yard sticks to measure your home for carpeting).

24. Junk Djor: You will usually find the 'junk drawer' in the kitchen filled to the brim with miscellaneous, but very important, junk.

25. Expressways: The Interstates in the immediate Chicagoland area are usually known just by their 'name' and not their Interstate number: Da Dan Ryan, da Stevenson, da Kennedy, da Eisenhower (da "Ike"), and Da Edens.

26. Gym Shoes: The rest of the country may refer to them as sneakers or running shoes, but Chicagoans will always call them gym shoes

Saturday, February 2, 2008

HA! Cee, you are too funny

Anyway, I ditched the setup to go see Snoop last night. And I'm pretty sure he has a criminal record, yes. But the concert was awesome, I got to watch my boss drop it like it was hot, and I FINALLY got a chance to wear my boots.
The setup was postponed until tonight... I'll let you know how it goes. Maybe Cee and her bf can get into a heated discussion about it then!
Sorry, you knew I had to.
<3 Elle


my sister put the v-day wishes on in mid-January truly stumps me.
I wont try to understand the girl. real question lies in Elle's last night festivities.
How did the set up go? Was he fun? was he cute?
did you hit it off?
Does he have a criminal background?
Forgive me Elle for would almost be wrong if I didnt.