Monthly Archives: June 2014

Four years later

Olade Oguntayo before (image)
Olade Oguntayo after (image)
It’s kind of hard to believe that come this fall, I will have graduated college four years ago. Part of me feels like it only just happened yesterday: I was spending my morning in class, and my afternoons and weekends walking dogs.

Last week I read this article in The New York Times that highlighted college kids during their first week in school, and then followed up with them two semesters later.

It’s cheesy to say of course, but college can be such a transformative time in your life. You’re learning how to be on your own and you’re making your own decisions for the first time. It was fun reading that others feel the same way.

(Photos by Chad Batka for The New York Times. Originally seen on Cup of Jo)

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A Saturday quote

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Some lovely words to live by.

(Quote by Amy Poehler, originally from Modern Hepburn)

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Black and white Fridays

Wanda Stopa (image)
I’m back with a black and white Friday post! A while back my uncle sent me this photo collage from the Chicago Tribune about “a good girl gone bad.” It’s the story of Wanda Stopa, a young Polish woman who was Chicago’s first woman assistant U.S. district attorney. Unfortunately that was short lived when she killed her lover’s gardener, and then committed suicide. It’s a tragic story, but worth a peek if you like reading sordid stories from the past (and really, who doesn’t?).

(Image is a Chicago Tribune historical photo)

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And we’re off!

Phoenix view (image)
This morning Josh and I are headed out to Phoenix for a wedding. We haven’t traveled in a long time and this wedding is between two close friends so we’re looking forward to making a trip out of it. Even though we were in Phoenix two years ago, we’re excited to see some new sights. See you next week!

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In case you missed it…

Josh and Millie (image)

Millie and Chick (image)

Millie and Chick (image)
…we are a two-pup home now!! So naturally, a few more photos to share.

And just for reference: this was Millie when I first met her at Chicago Animal Control. Hard to resist that tiny nugget.
Millie at Chicago Animal Control (image)

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Life with two pups

Millie (image)
After several people showed interest in Millie (who we were fostering through One Tail at a Time), I found that instead of being happy to see her find a new home, I was feeling seriously bummed that she would be leaving. And I think Josh felt the same way.

Our biggest concern though was making sure Chick would be okay with having a another pup around. She has always been a loner and never shows too much interest in other dogs. After Millie was spayed we saw the tension between the two dissipate and while they aren’t playmates, they are respectful of each other (save for when Millie interrupts Chick on “her” pillow on the couch. We all have our limits).

While it has been a little more work adjusting to walking two pups and getting them out the door (oh how I long for a house with a door to the backyard), it’s also been a lot of fun having two:)

Millie and Chick (image)

Millie and Chick (image)

Millie and Chick (image)

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Checking in

Millie and Chick (image) millie-and-chick-two

A month may have gone by, but … I’m still here. My lack of posting has a good excuse though: we adopted this tiny houseguest(!). Meet Millie. And then we moved. Yet again to a different unit in our current building. Our previous landlord was ready to sell his condo and we, as it turns out, were not ready to buy it.

So here we are. It seemed to take longer than normal to get settled in this time around, but we’re finally there. The move seemed to be especially tough on those sweet pups as they adjusted to new territory. It’s hard when you don’t know what’s going on! Now that it’s just about the official start of summer, I’m looking forward to lots of park visits with these two.

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