Monthly Archives: June 2015

Chicago’s Freshest Food Truck: The Corner Farmacy

These underdogs are doing something wonderful for the Chicago community. Not only do Emily, Laura and Lindsay dish out delicious food that looks like this, they only use fresh ingredients from local producers. At the end of the day when the food doesn’t sell they donate their food to families in need. Spread the word of freshness and go support them if you are in Chicagoland area.

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Brittney Payton will be filming her Chicago’s Best TV Show at the truck on the 10th of July, so go and tell her why you love The Corner Farmacy!

Chicago’s Freshest Food Truck: The Corner Farmacy

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Best First Day at a Job EVER!

So after I got all of the new hire paperwork out of my way I discovered I had 23 press releases that were assigned to my name. I only got to submit one, but the best part is that I can go in tomorrow morning and WRITE.

Thoughts of the day include:

My coworkers are super friendly and welcoming.

I’m excited to write each and every one of my 22 assignments. I even have an organized list on how to attack them accurately and efficiently.

I have my own cubicle that I’m going to start personalizing IMMEDIATELY to make it feel more like home.

Traffic was a breeze. (knocks on wood)

The only down side is now I have to turn into a grandma and go to sleep at a decent hour.

BUT I’M EXCITED TO GO TO WORK! YAY!

Best Year Ever! (So far)

The other night, my dad asked me if The Little Mermaid on Broadway ever came to Chicago. I began to rant about when I discovered the play in 2012 they weren’t performing anywhere near here. Little did I know, he set me up for total excitement because when he turned around he showed me this wonderful photo! I immediately jumped up and down like a child and shouted that I needed to book the tickets that minute. He told me that I was in charge of getting them and that we would go to celebrate my new job. I’ve waited years for this! I’ve told people that if I could book a vacation it would be to spend a weekend in New York just to see this play. So not only am I starting a big girl job, the Little Mermaid is performing at Navy Pier and I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!!

I’m rooting for you, 2015. Let’s keep it up.

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I LANDED MY FIRST BIG GIRL JOB!

It took two (bleeping) years of applying for anything and everything in my field of Journalism. I even got so desperate that I started applying for jobs at hotels, casinos and marketing agencies, but I did it. I landed my first full-time, Monday-Friday, SALARY PAYING, COPYWRITER JOB!

That’s right, COPYWRITER!

I can’t thank my friends, family, former teachers and even customers of mine for all of their support. I had a feeling that 2015 would be the year and I was right. I’m so happy I can’t even express it in words.

I got a big girl job, on my own.

I FREAKING DID IT!

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I’m Getting Senile…

I have done something every single day this week and I JUST WANT TO BE A BUM.

Last Sunday my FitBit told me that I had 3,500 steps by the end of the day, which meant that my lazy Sunday had been a success. Monday (my OFF day) I picked up a shift at a different branch because they are desperate for help and I am desperate for extra hours. Tuesday I had my in-person interview for ANOTHER possible job opportunity however this one is in my field as a copywriter and I do not want to jinx anything by all means, so I’m shutting up now.

It was over by 11:00am and the Shedd Aquarium was hosting a free day for Illinois residents, so my boyfriend and I took a trip downtown. He hates the city, but when he suggests a date in downtown I’m the first to shout, “I’ll drive!” While standing in line, I received the best phone call ever from a recruiter (for the company) that I’ve been working with and she told me that I made a great impression on the folks I spoke with and they want to move forward. Insert enthusiastic woo-hoo here!

There are only so many fish you can look at, so after spending 90 minutes at the Shedd we headed over to Eataly aka my Heaven. That place deserves its own blog. I was exhausted by the end of the night and Wednesday I had to work early in the morning. With no nap, I pushed through the day, just to be up early again the next morning and work Friday and Saturday as well.

Today I had no freaking patience and after telling people ALL week that I’ve been looking forward to being a complete sack of sh!t tomorrow I forgot that we have a family reunion to attend. I swear I forgot about this three times this week…

I love keeping busy, but I’m busy so often that I’ve learned to appreciate my days of nothingness. I mean I’m only human and even God rested on Sundays. On the bright side I can sleep till at least noon tomorrow, that is until I have to wake up and make myself look presentable to the planet.

Oh, and I want to give a heads up to the folks (like me) who get sucked into those cutesy blemish free photos that they take of you and your entourage before entering a museum, Niagara Falls, aquarium, etc…save that little photo card so you can go online on your phone and look at the photo…then screenshot it so you don’t have to pay for it.

You’re welcome.

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