Posts in category "Driving"

Fighting Illini and Coors, because every collegiate sports team should have an official beer

Fighting Illini and Coors, because every collegiate sports team should have an official beer
Have you seen this billboard on Damen Avenue, just north of Fullerton?  The first time I drove by I almost swerved off the road while doing a spit-take. An official beer? For a college? Okay, I understand that The Fighting Illini and The University of Illinois are not entirely interchangeable. One is a fine institution... Read more »

A blue 1994 Mazda Miata to cure the blues

A blue 1994 Mazda Miata to cure the blues
Do you own something incredibly impractical that makes you smile every time you use it or look at it? My ridiculous and impractical happy thing is a 1994 Mazda Miata – in my absolute favorite color— a deep royal blue. This car was a dumb decision from the start. It made no sense to buy... Read more »

Chicago Speed Camera at Challenger Park(ing Lot): to keep the kids safe?

Chicago Speed Camera at Challenger Park(ing Lot): to keep the kids safe?
Thank goodness the 1100 block of West Irving Park Road will soon have a speed camera to keep all the children who frequent Challenger Park safe—when they park their cars. Because Challenger Park is a parking lot. (Chicago speed camera locations, according to the Chicago Tribune) What’s that you say, there’s a park across the... Read more »
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The Rules of the Road: A City Mom gets the "RIGHT" of way!

The Rules of the Road: A City Mom gets the "RIGHT" of way!
Like most people, I like being right. I only wish I were better at it. When driving in my car, I especially enjoy having the upper-hand of being right in my road-rage induced one-woman arguments with other drivers and that’s why it’s so cool to have two kids who just finished Driver’s Ed. They validate... Read more »

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 »

Help the Aimless!

Help the Aimless!
It started in the Trader Joe’s parking lot. After circling and circling to find a parking space, once we finally snagged one, my husband had to back the car out a bit to straighten it. But he couldn’t. Blocked first by one car and then another. I listened to him spit out in frustration, “The... Read more »
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Road Rage resonates because it's anonymous

Road Rage resonates because it's anonymous
Friday I was on my way to pick my daughter up at school and had stopped at a stoplight in my car when a man and a woman walked right in front of me right before the light turned green. No big deal, right? No, big deal. You see, I was running late and the... Read more »