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The Life You’ve Imagined & Prom
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Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! I certainly did! As I mentioned Sunday, I didn’t run the Muddy Monk Double Down 10k, so my Saturday was slightly less hectic than I’d anticipated. I still had our Chicago Blogger Book Club and my law school prom to go to!

Before I get started, I just wanted to say GOOD LUCK LINDSAY!!!!! She’s running the Boston Marathon today and we are all so proud of her! She works so hard and has been so excited to run Boston (and qualified the past two years!). Send her speedy vibes!



Book club this month was hosted by Sierra. The group was a little smaller than usual (we were all missing Lindsay), but we still had a great time! Obviously there was a delicious spread of food:

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I brought this Lemon Herb Cauliflower Bean Dip from Edible Perspective. I had to buy fresh herbs for this thing… haha but it was actually really quick and easy to make!

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Sadly the only picture of actual people I came away with from book club was this one…

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Our book this month was called The Life You’ve Imagined by Kristina Riggle.

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The book centers around three childhood friends, one who stayed in their hometown and the other two return. The story centers mostly around Anna, who has returned from Chicago on a leave of absence from her big law firm job due to the loss of a close friend. She discovers that her mother’s store is being threatened by an upscale development. Her friend, Cami, has also been forced to return and live with her abusive father due to her own gambling addiction. Finally, Amy worked for years to drop a significant amount of weight and begins the book obsessed with staying thin and striving for perfection.

Throughout the book each woman grows in her own way, as expected in such a book. I really enjoyed reading each woman’s story, although I have to say that I didn’t LOVE all the characters. I got annoyed with some of their personal choices and found myself thinking, “Nooooo!!! Don’t doooo it!” several times throughout the book. The ending wasn’t exactly what I expected, but it made sense for the characters. A few stories were tied up too perfectly, and others were somewhat disappointing, although perhaps realistic. I think this is a good book if you need a quick beach read, but not one of my favorite stories ever.


And now what I’m sure you’ve all really been waiting for: Law School Prom.

It’s actually called the Barrister’s Ball, but we all know what it really is. The event was held on a boat cruise that left out of Navy Pier, so after book club I headed over to Kelsey’s, hung out a bit, and got ready there since she lives closer to the Pier than I do. She was so kind to force me into some awkward pre-prom shots… with backdrops.


Really working that arm pop… After leaving Kelsey’s, I cabbed it to Navy Pier (heels, people) and met up with my friends for a very fun night.


There was food (little of which I could eat), an open bar (much of which I could drink, great combo, right?) and even a casino!


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We were all given a certain number of chips at the beginning of the night and my friend, Bre, and I had an amazing time playing Black Jack. I’d never played at a table before so this was a great introduction without the intimidation of a real casino.

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I’m glad that I got nostalgic and decided to go to my last law school prom, it was a really fun night!


What was the last “prom” you went to?


What would you make if you were going to a potluck today?

Have you ever gambled in a casino?



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