Archive for November 2012

Chicago overnight parking ban goes into effect tomorrow!

The overnight ban for parking on main streets starts December 1, and is in effect from 3 am to 7 am, regardless of snow or the snow forecast. The ban stays in effect until April 1. If you live in the city or get there frequently, you need to listen to your City Mom and... Read more »

Like, those Facebook Likes mean a lot

Like, those Facebook Likes mean a lot
For a blogger, getting “Liked” on Facebook or getting Facebook Likes on our page is HUGE. It’s a validation. I can’t speak for others, but I spend some days compulsively checking my A City Mom page like some sort of experimental rat, clicking over and over to see if that Like count has moved up.... Read more »

Is handing out rejection easier than receiving it? No. No it's not.

Is handing out rejection easier than receiving it? No. No it's not.
As part of my blog tour for my second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, I wrote a Guest Post over at  Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Review Blog, about how I’ve had to, as a blogger, deal with writing rejection letters very similar to each and every one in my own large personal pile of... Read more »
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When men talk turkey

When men talk turkey
This Thanksgiving season it seems I’m on the receiving end of an inordinate amount of advice on how to cook the turkey, and most of this advice is coming from men, most of whom have never even tasted my Thanksgiving turkey. My husband started it. He happened to be listening to the radio and some... Read more »

Down at the Golden Coin Blog Tour Begins!

Down at the Golden Coin Blog Tour Begins!
The blog tour for my second novel, Down at the Golden Coin, begins today at Mrs. Mommy Book Nerd! The first stop on the tour features an excerpt from the book, a Q & A session and a guest post on the topic of rejection in the publishing world written by moi. I hope you... Read more »

Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!

Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!
It’s impossible for me to imagine life without Twinkies! I’m already craving them and I haven’t had one in over a year. (I am not pregnant!) And fruit pies. I’m craving Hostess Cherry fruit pies with that waxy sugar coating. Hostess Please don’t go! The Twinkie is a part of my life! My childhood! My... Read more »
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That dress bugs me

Every time I see the ad for Premium Outlets that shows up in the right rail>>> (you may have to wait for it), I think that the model has bugs on her dress and it creeps me out. Not to complain about where ChicagoNow’s bread is buttered or anything, I’m just saying. It really looks... Read more »

Facebook's "Other" in-box: Do you know about it?

Facebook's "Other" in-box: Do you know about it?
This morning I just discovered an e-mailbox I didn’t know I had. It had 53 messages in it. A lot of them were important. No one should have to wake up this way. Ever. Thanks a lot, Facebook. I’m all for surprises, but who wants to be snuck up on by an unknown in-box? I... Read more »

"The Europe Club" When co-workers become like family

"The Europe Club" When co-workers become like family
A group of people I work with have become like family to me. I mean that in the nicest possible I love these guys kind of way and not in the Can you believe Uncle Ernie just poured gravy on the cat again kind of way. It’s a rare thing in my industry, at least... Read more »
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"Missing" Election Coverage 2012, or Why my divided house still stands

"Missing" Election Coverage 2012, or Why my divided house still stands
Tonight, I will miss the election coverage because I will be out of the country. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. I had to leave for work and not because I felt the need to flee before I saw or heard one more inflammatory political ad. And the election coverage I will be missing is... Read more »