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So I miss Chicago and my boyfriend already, it’s a shame he doesn’t actually live there, because that would be fantastic.  I suppose Milwaukee isn’t thaaaaaaaaat far of a drive, I’ll just have to find a room to rent for weekends :).  Yesterday was a pretty uneventful one.  I brought gym clothes with me, but that ended up just being silly since I sat on my ass at my desk all day without moving.  Made it easier for today though, since they’re still packed and sitting at my desk.

Dar gave me a Nook as a “just because I love you” gift, or an early birthday present,  whichever you prefer, so I spent some time yesterday trying to play with that.  Unfortunately my wireless network here at work blows chunks so I couldn’t connect for very long.  Then I ended up leaving it sitting on my desk, because apparently I was still half asleep at the end of the day.  At least it wasn’t stolen.  Any good suggestion of books I should download?!

Anyway, so I stayed at the Chicago Hilton during my trip, and positively fell in love with it.  Not the hotel itself actually, wifi wasn’t free, they charged $15 to use the gym, and it took me one whole day to figure out why the air conditioning wasn’t working, but the building.  From the second I walked in the front doors, I was amazed by how beautiful the lobby and was, and then I got the chance to explore the ballrooms and could immediately picture Darren and I getting married there.

Yes, I’m well aware we’re not engaged yet, but we were once and I know we will be again sometime in the future, so don’t go telling me I’m all crazy and insane.  He actually put up with my nonsense and went exploring with me, and then sat down at the grand piano and played me a song <3.

grand ballroom

mood lighting

Waldorf Room set up for a wedding

staircase in the great hall

Seriously, it’s beautiful, and I’m sure like a bajillion dollars, sigh.  I guess it’s good I have a longgggggggg time to save?  All Dar says is “whatever you want hun” haha, although he will want a budget.  Also, I don’t have nearly enough friends or family to fill up that room, but whatever.

Back to regular routines today, which means a workout at some point during the day.  I hate trying to get back in the swing of things after a vacation, I have zero motivation.  Well happy Tuesday and first day of summer, longest day of the year!  Oh, and I spent some time editing photos yesterday and am in love with this one, I just ordered it in an 8×10 print.

16 Responses

  1. I always stay there (or the Hyatt off Wacker) when I go downtown. Love that hotel. Love the LOCATION of that hotel. But it is fully booked for the 4th of July so we’ll be staying at the Palmer House (Hilton) this time. If you thought that was pretty, you should check out the Drake’s Gold Coast room too- same grandeur 🙂

  2. I agree that that picture is fabulous!! I love candid shots like that and you guys are so cute!!

  3. You always have an extra room to crash in at my place!

    Well… or at least until my lease is up… lol 🙂

    I think it’d be awesome for Rod Tuffcurls to play at the Hilton. They do wear suits on request- fyi.

    • Haha hooray! I don’t think I’d want them in suits the whole time though, their regular performance outfits are just too good!

  4. That hotel looks goregous! It would be perfect for a wedding! It reminds me of the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, especially that picture of the ballroom with the wedding setup. 🙂

    That picture of you and Dar is so cute! I would totally frame it!

  5. Yah, that hotel would be perfect for a wedding. I had big plans to get married in the park near my parents house (because then my parents would pay for it), buuuutt now that I’m single it kind of doesn’t matter. 🙂

    I love that picture. Its so cute!

  6. Gorgeous! I’ll go and do my part to fill up the room 😉 I wanted to have my wedding at a really old Hilton in OKC too. It would have been so pretty. Too bad I paid for it and then canceled it, haha.

  7. That hotel is perfect for a wedding! My sister is planning a wedding right now and found that friday nights in off-months (like winter) are a lot cheaper…just to keep in mind!

    Also that picture is adorbs, fantastic editing skills!

  8. Wow, the hotel looks pretty nice! I like the black and white print. Cute!

  9. i was hoping to stalk your comments to find book recommendations – i just finished blowing through all three of the Hunger Games books and now i’m all bummed because i have nothing left unread on my Nook. I recently read Room and Tina Fey’s memoir, Bossypants…really liked both.

    the hotel looks gorgeous. save up and go for it 🙂

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