Friday, May 27, 2011

FRIDAY is FOR: Vegas, Beer, LINKY LOVE and hot dogs. HOT DOG!


IT'S FRIDAY! And I'm going to do something new and different today........because I believe in evolving, or at least flipping switches, shape shifting, and pattern busting.

Rather, than wrangle you all into my emotional revelations, which is better left for a Monday... we're going to keep it simple, because Friday is for beer and Friday is for letting your hair down and kicking off your heels, for relaxed thinking- for picture books and ordering in.....ya know, easy.

I returned from Bloggers in Sin City on Sunday night and the best way for me to sum up the weekend isn't vagina's, or inflated tits, or hangovers....no, it's actually much more, er, sweet than that..... Nicole, Doniree, Grace , Jenny and Rachael, aren't just my "blogger friends,"....
they're my bridesmaids, my 4am call phone call, my inappropriate text message, they're there whether I'm "On" or "Off," they're the ones who have hopped on planes to be there for me, to kiss my head and eat pizza in bed (sans shame) with me- they're the first ones I know will be there even if they're thousands of miles away. These are friendships that have developed over years, new blog designs, new boyfriends, CHANGE and through all of that- they've become a part of my core. And they all have great tits, there ya go (must. not.leave.Vegas related post without being at least slightly raunchy) Vegas, yee-haw.

The amazing thing about Bloggers in Sin City is that, it wasn't just those girls that made it amazing- it's the fact that I met people who I know will become a part of that bond....and who are building bonds of their own with other bloggers on that same level as well.

From online to offline, we're creating friendships that defy all the distance, the 2D, and the "differences." We're CONNECTING, hilariously, boldly, ::TIPISLY?:: and joyously.

Whenever I'm around a large, fabulous group of bloggers I'm reminded how lucky I am to be a part of this community of people who are putting it all out there; to be seen, to be acknowledged, to be laughed with, to make people smile, to make people say, "oh no she didn't just say that....," to put their BALLS OUT!

I love that, about all of you who were there and all of you who read, who write, who share and who show up bravely to owning all the parts of theirs lives they're proud to be, have and desire-good and bad.

I LOVED MEETING YOU ALL- I LOVED OBSERVING, TAKING IN, MUSING ON ALL THINGS BLOGGERS FOR THREE FULL DAYS. Thank you dolls.

Without FURTHER adieu, Happy Friday- here's some further reading for your weekend. Eat hot dogs and be merry:::

I opened an Etsy Shop- she's called The Sponge and The Storyteller; vintage, customized goodies and all that jazz.

In two weeks, I will be beach side in MIAMI with my family at The Besty Hotel. Any Miami recs, food/drink?

What I Want on my Wedding Day: Happy WEDDING to Habbala, who I was lucky enough to drink margaritas with before the very lucky baby that is now in her belly arrived. You'll be an amazing wife and mother.

An Announcement: Congrats to Grace on her new job at Kapost!

The Hashtag Dance, that I choreographed (after a few margaritas, naturally) should be a blogger flashmob- right? Filmed by the lovely Apocalypstick.

Thought Catalog, after my breakup-reuniting, this one particularly hits home.
Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies- How Sweet It Is is daily inspiration for what I would
cook....if I wasn't too lazy....I am making these this weekend.

I've had an obsession with street art for a longtime, in fact, I used to tag- my name was Siren, TRUE STORY- this blog Street Art Utopia is the greatest.

Life, As of Now- I adore Meg and I hope that when I'm back in the city we can be friends, her posts always hit the nail on the head.

Alexandra Franzen, of Unicorns for Socialism is like a sip of a freshly poured spritzer, sparkling, bold, intoxicating-this post spoke directly to me- Have you ever called yourself the "A" word?

I recently had a "No Strings Attached" viewing party, with my girlfriends- the movie was surprisingly adorable, Can Natalie Portman do anything wrong? and we made Sprinkles cupcakes with their new mix- if you're looking for a good Girls Night In, I suggest this- (also, My Love found the movie pretty charming too, ahem, dudes.)

From Oprah's last episode, I'll leave you with these gems:

"What are the whispers in your life right now? And will you hear it? Your life is speaking to you right now, what is it saying?"

"There's a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing that you are worthy of being happy. Your being alive makes worthiness your birthright. You alone are enough."

“Everybody has a calling, and your real job in life is to find it.

"I wait and listen to the guidance that is bigger than my meager mind."

"I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire. They want to know: ‘Do you see me? Do you hear me? Does what I say mean anything to you?’"




WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SHARE THIS WEEKEND?



54 comments:

Heather said...

Love love love this post! I'm obsessed with Thought Catalog too! Yay for all the good things going on.

colleen said...

i love hot dogs. they are my fave food. i am one classy broad for admitting that. and yes, i've already had one and see about 10 more of those babies in my future this weekend. thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

Beatriz Craven... That Girl in Pearls said...

OPRAH! Please don't make me cry haha. This will takes years of therapy. Love what you wrote about your girlfriends. I feel the same way about mine :) Love.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
B.

That Girl in Pearls

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your Blogs! And, I see myself in you! Sooo much..especially the fun, friends, and wanting to do and see everything that is, everywhere, and making life so awesome.But, I give you the medal, as you have more guts, more confidence, more "Who cares what they think?".Because you could never be intimidated, or afraid of anything.Proud of you, and so glad that you know how fabulous you are, and that you can ,and are doing all that you want to do, by being you.xoxoxoGO GO GO!!!!

suki said...

Happy Friday. To think, just a week ago, we were laying by the pool. :)

I'm flying this weekend. Got the bf a lesson over the bay.

Grace Boyle said...

Aw, thanks love. XOXO to you!

Caroline said...

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies wow wow wow. Hope you have a great weekend! xo.

Jac said...

I don't know how you stumbled upon my blog, but I am so glad you did. This post just made me laugh out loud - thank you & happy Friday!

Alexandra Franzen said...

"Freshly poured spritzer," eh? That's a fab compliment. Rock on, artiste.

Jenny B said...

LOVE YOU!! Only wish we could have spent more time together, but isn't that always the case :) So excited for you and everything you've got going on -- you will always be one of my besties (for all scenarios described) as well, and I'm honored to be listed among yours. xoxo!

Amber said...

Was so good to see you! There needs to be much more dancing next time we're in the same town at the same time. xo

ameena said...

Ah! So well put! I miss it all so very much! It was a serious honor to meet you this weekend you're like ten million times more gorgeous and awesome in person and I'm just sad we didn't get to spend more time together (that's what next year is for, right?).

doniree said...

I love this and I love the FAMILY that bloggers become - you, at the tip tip top of that list, my SISTER, my bridesmaid, my love.

What do I have to share this weekend? I am staying in as much as possible, resting and recovering, catching up on work, life, blogs, and writing. And just enjoying time with just myself and my love and some friends here. I'm excited for calm and quiet :)

undercoverblythes said...

I'll definitely drop by your etsy. You're friends sound amazing :)

http://undercoverblythes.wordpress.com/

TimbarikaDoll said...

Fabulous post, relly enjoyed it!! Hope your weekend is lush!! xx

Morgan said...

beer and hotdogs are my guilty pleasure food :)
om nom nom


ps thanks for the good juju!

Temporary:Secretary said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog, we want to stop by yours and wish you a happy weekend! hope you have a great one! x

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Ameena- ah thank you so much dear, it was lovely meeting you and yes, for next year!.... :)

Martina said...

Hi Chelsea - so fun to discover your blog here - and read your post, hope your weekend is filled with peace, love and FUN!

augustalolita said...

you ladies all look fabulous <3 love the photo!!

Lisa said...

love that vegas picture!! that is seriously my favorite part of blogging.. you connect with people from all over the world that you've never met.. but have similiar interests.. and you communicate with them SO much that they become you're friends.. sometimes i talk to my blogger peeps more then my IRL friends. AHAHA.

Kinsey Michaels said...

woo hoo!!! I'm glad you had such an amazing time in Vegas Chelsea. i definitely wish i was there and could bond with you all, but next year for sure!!!!

Eleanor said...

hello! thanks so much for your comment on my blog. would you believe i am just discovering langston hughes! love your blog too, come back soon :) and love the oprah quotes...
eleanor xx
mirrorofmyworld.blogspot.com

BirdFlyAway said...

Thank your for stopping by my blog!

Your blog is truly AMAZING.

xx

Erin said...

i would love to do a vegas get together with other bloggers. thank you for the comment on my blog!

fromblank said...

thanks for the comments gurl.

sound like you had a lot of fun :)

fromblank.blogspot.com

sushii said...

lovin that goup shot it made me want summer to be forever <3

http://www.sushii.info/

PAPS said...

Yes fridays are nice isn't it? Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.
thoughtsofpaps.blogspot.com

le sorelle said...

what an awesome post - i'm glad you all had such a great time in vegas! i'm super jealous. and a miami trip?! sounds amazing

thanks for visiting us - looking forward to future posts!

-j, your newest follower :)
sorelle in style

Deidre said...

I absolutely LOVED this post! And I totally love that you're connecting with so many bloggers and developing such close friendships.

Sometimes I feel like I am missing out on that part of blogging because a lot of my readers are expats so we're all over the world.

Christina said...

awesome post. it's really great! thank you for commenting on my blog - i will follow you now :)

Mademoiselle Lala said...

Seriously - I'm not kidding - when I first looked at the photo I thought that it's the screen from one of the episodes of SATC - when Samantha is dealing with the trannies in outside her apartment and at the end of the episode they all have a huge rooftop party. :) Anyway, look girls look great!

Thank you visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment - means a lot to me! :) X

P.S. Don’t forget about my giveaway!

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The Tame Lion said...

Yeah! I'm the hottest dog.

Kaci Johanna said...

There was so much beauty, so much love in Vegas, and a lot of it caught me off guard. I just didn't expect to feel like part of a community I've only been witness to until now. Thank you for being a part of that and thank you for yet another beautiful post! It was really great to meet you :)

SomeoneLikeYou said...

I've always wanted to do a meet up with all of my blogger friends... How cool that you actually got to do so! It sounds like all of you ladies just had an absolute blast :D

Thanks ever so much for dropping by my blog! :)

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Thank you for your comment :) Sounds like an amazing time!!! I am so glad you put that link up to the Thought Catalog, I am so glad to know I'm not alone!!

Stephanie; BirdFlyAway said...

Hi love.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

This is a great post, and your blog is stunning.

:)

xx

DanielaCarpino said...

looove this post! amazing

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

So glad that you had fun in Vegas. Missed you guys this year! And those are great Oprah gems, I need to rewatch that final episode.

Ramona said...

Wonderful!

xoxo Ra

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

so sweet. x hivenn

amy b.s. said...

sounds like you had such an amazing time! weekends with girlfriends are definitely the best.

mara said...

great POST and great picture :)

Habbala said...

I love you.

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Friday IS for beer! And so is Saturday. And Thursday. Oh, don't forget Tuesday... crap I think every day is for beer!

Katelin said...

one. i miss you and your fabulousness.
two. the hashtag dance was amazing if i have no idea what i'm doing in that video, haha.
and three. adore this entire post and can't wait to hang out with you again!

Larissa said...

I love hot dogs, road trips, thought catalog, and your blog! Your attitude and positive energy are contagious Chelsea.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

Katelin- my doll! I miss your face too and I DO travel to L.A. often, heopfully another trip in a month or so and obvs, I want to see you this time- we'll make it work!

Larissa- thank you so, so much :) makes me smile.

Oh my Dior! said...

your blog is really beautiful i am happily your new follower please follow back :)

http://www.ohmydior.org/

Sid said...

I am so envious of you at the moment. I wish I had these close friendships with bloggers.

Also thanks for the links will check out the street art one soon.

Ice Pandora said...

Hotdogs = fantastic :) x

Olivia said...

HOT DOGS! :D x

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