A Girl who's Goat has been Got. Um, Yea.

Recently, I read Tina Fey's new book, Bossypants for the book club I'm in.  While I found the entire book, start to finish, pretty gosh darn hilarious, the last page was the one that really hit home for me.  She describes herself stressing out about a particular situation/decision in her life, and further describes how she must look to those around her - or as she puts it "anyone with a real problem - active-duty soldier, homeless person, Chilean miner, etc."  She writes that this is what she must appear to be to them :

A tiny little person with nothing to worry about running in circles, worried out of her mind.

I can relate to this statement all too well as of late.  Most of us probably can.  And it's kind of silly when you put it in perspective.  Like Tina so wisely (and humorously) says, we could have "real" problems, like not having a place to live, or not knowing what the future holds much-less if there will even be a future.  Most of us know deep down that everything will turn out fine, regardless of the storms we might have to weather to get to our rainbows, for our worries are minimal in comparison to the worries of some.  But for some reason we still like to stress ourselves out over nothing.  (Well not nothing, but a lot less than what our "somethings" could potentially be...)  

So, I am recommending taking a night off from stressing.  Go to a concert, go to an art gallery, dine out at your favorite restaurant, whatever.  Treat yourself to something nice.  And most importantly, avoid looking like the tiny little person worried out of her (or his) mind - at.all.costs! 

And while you're planning your baby step of one night of NOT looking like a crazy-worried person, you can enter this contest to win dinner at Chicago's very own, Girl and the Goat.  (Click here to enter!)  When life gets your goat - head to Girl and the Goat!  

For those of you that haven't heard of Girl and the Goat, it's the restaurant behind the Chef Stephanie Izard.  For those of you who don't know who Stephanie Izard is, you either: 
a) don't have cable and therefore couldn't watch the Chicago season (aka the best season) of Top Chef on Bravo, 
b) you've never heard of the Inteview Show with Mark Bazer (filmed at another renowned Chicago establishment, of the drinking/rocking out persuasion - the Hideout Chicago).  

Regardless, whether you know of Stephanie, or her restaurant, or not, you should enter to win.  Because I guarantee you would be not-stressed if you got the chance to go.  And for an extra-special treat... here's the "Interview Show" video featuring Stephanie (by the way she's lovely and funny and adorable)  and will also make you forget all your stresses.  
(This is "post" her Top Chef win, but "pre" her Girl and the Goat opening.) 

Part Uno

Part Deuce

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