Some Girls just got a new shipment of accessories….and…..they are amazing. Summer fedoras, floppy hats, and jewelry galore. Whenever I feel like channeling my inner Beyonce/David Bowie/mesh/lace lovechild, I hit up Some Girls and emerge wearing American flag spandex, a flirty dress, or the most sexual/dangerous/relaxed earrings that you can even imagine. Looking good.
SPEAKING of dancing…..CMAXBY and I checked out an adult hip hop class at the Troy Dance Factory this weekend. I’ll say this….Nadine is awesome and the studio is fantastic. BUT, my body hasn’t moved like that since at least 2008 and I’m not sure how i feel about that. Sad. Ok, I feel sad. (MY YOUTHHHHHHHH.) It was a great work out, and good for the adult soul to get out of its rutty comfort zone and flair wildly and without control or remorse in the middle of a mirrored room fulll of ones peers. In all honesty, it was a super friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere AND our class was very diverse and FUN. The only reason I was so shocked is because I automatically assumed I would walk in, watch the routine once, and my muscle memory would master it by osmosis. Yeahhhhhhhhh. Imagine the opposite of that. There I am. (GettingOld.com)
TDF offers lots of other unique classes. I am pretty sure it’s the only place I know of around here that you can take fun adult dance classes, so I would definitely check it out. Most of the classes you can just drop into each week, so you don’t have to commit to an entire year or lifetime or anything.
Anchor no 5 boutique ALSO has super cute (everything) earrings….these little flower ones are my favorite. Anchor is great for all things handmade and local. They have soaps that smell like you just died of amazing causes and went to the world’s best smelling heaven. A littttttttttle pricey, which I get, because it’s all hand crafted stuff, but it’s difficult for me to justify spending 10 bucks on soap for myself. Let’s be honest. THIS KIND OF FILTH WONT WASH CLEAN. I kid. I kiddddd. But for special gifts for special friends, voila. (Anchor is actually having a Summer contest right now…..if you check out their FB page and write that I sent you, I could win a $50 dollar gift certificate and possibly splurge some soap for myself. Think of it as a community service….for me…..and those around me….. I’ll shareeeeee????
In other news, I got an espresso soda from Defazio’s this weekend. Rocco suggested I pour it over some vanilla ice cream, but there was no time for that, and I poured it directly over my mouth. I recommend either recipe.
Illium has lobster mac and cheese on the menu! I recommend it. I recommend anything with lobster in it, except the McLobster, which I recommend you throw immediately to the ground and then slap yourself in the face for making such a poor choice.
We hit up Dante’s frozen yogurt this weekend too. Which ALSO might make you slap yourself in the face, if you are like me, and loaded up on HEAVY toppings like…very heavy strawberries. This place is really great and we LOVE LOVE LOVE new neighborhood businesses, but just make sure you exercise SOME self control, lest you end up with a fro yo as heavy as a small baby. It kind of defeats the purpose of it being relatively low cal, AND you will feel REALLY dumb when you see the scale & the price tag. My favorite was the cheesecake flavor, with tons o’ berries, chocolate, and graham cracker stufff.
What else? Oh. I don’t use shampoo anymore. TMI? Take it up with Indigo hair salon on River and State. Indigo is like this delicious reprieve from a florescent light laden salon experience with teasing, drying, ironing, and more drying. I HAD MY SCALP MASSAGED for at least 12.5 minutes. DO you KNOW how good that feels??! My stylist Lindsey knew wayyyyyyyy more about curly hair than anyone I had ever even heard of, and suggested I ditch the shampoo and use some at home (CHEAP AND EASY) solutions instead. I told CMAXBY about this scalp massage, so she checked it out for herself and confirmed.They DID NOT recommend she give up shampoo. Proof that they are not pushing an anti shampoo agenda, just really pay attention to your hair and what you need. You can make appointments online!!! That was my second favorite part. It smells good!!! That’s my third favorite. The receipt goes to your email!!! Fourth favorite.
(If you, or anyone you know, is interested/concerned/enraged re: why this blog is now over 818 words long, please write to me personally and I can impart some advice on what to do when you realize you are in the presence of (or realize you are) an adult chatterbox who’s second favorite book is the dictionary.)