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@brookie44 // milwaukee by way of chicago.
my life goal is to appear on Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune.

crossword aficionado, advocate of properly placed apostrophes & alliteration, collector of Topps baseball cards from '87-'89, Chicago Bears & Bulls fan + music junkie

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Six months! Thanks for being so ridiculously awesome @tvandekamp!

Six months! Thanks for being so ridiculously awesome @tvandekamp!

New birthday wrist gear! Been obsessing over this Nike+ watch for ages and can’t wait to get it out for a test run.

New birthday wrist gear! Been obsessing over this Nike+ watch for ages and can’t wait to get it out for a test run.

We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls,
“You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man.”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to see each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist: the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes.

—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as quoted in Beyonce’s “Flawless”. See the sampled Ted Talk here

Early morning at the ‘barre’ when you’re 31 looks a lot different than at 21. :) #birthdaybarre (at The Barre Code Milwaukee)

Early morning at the ‘barre’ when you’re 31 looks a lot different than at 21. :) #birthdaybarre (at The Barre Code Milwaukee)

Birthday eve dinner with my amazing family! #yikesalmost31

Birthday eve dinner with my amazing family! #yikesalmost31

FLAWLESS. #beyonce #ontheruntourchicago  (at Soldier Field)

FLAWLESS. #beyonce #ontheruntourchicago (at Soldier Field)

Crazy in Love. #beyonce #ontheruntourchicago (at Soldier Field)

Rock and roll. #jackwhite (at The Rave / Eagles Club)

Rock and roll. #jackwhite (at The Rave / Eagles Club)

#summersunday

#summersunday

Watch How This Supermarket Got People To Buy Their Trash

This is so cool. I hate that only the perfect looking fruits and veggies are allowed at most grocery stores. Such a waste.

Tim has been practicing his “Blue Steel”. I wasn’t ready for a picture. #nailedit #instagramsfromlastnight (at Victor’s)

Tim has been practicing his “Blue Steel”. I wasn’t ready for a picture. #nailedit #instagramsfromlastnight (at Victor’s)

You just have to do what makes you happy, because you’ll never get a unanimous vote. People like to gossip. They bond over it. They don’t bond over complimenting famous people. I’m always the first person to defend Gwyneth Paltrow. Or any woman in a position of power, like Martha Stewart or Oprah, who gets burned. Because they have paved the path for so many other women who are doing something they believe in.

Blake Lively in Vogue

"you’ll never get a unanimous vote" - great perspective.

Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Swansea City! #vamosachivasvamos (at Miller Park Stadium)

Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Swansea City! #vamosachivasvamos (at Miller Park Stadium)

RE2PECT

This is a great new Nike commercial. Re2pect, indeed.