Archive for July 2013

I Got Drunk On A First Date

Dammit!!!! Patti Stanger would be so mad at me. I’m going to go through a little bit of girly insecurity right now. If you’re not into reading that, you’re going to want to tune out. I went on a first date last night. Well…one of those is-this-a-date-I-think-its-a-date-question-mark type of dates. He paid for the movie... Read more »

Love Is Boring

Love Is Boring
Take one look at Tumblr and you will immediately understand how unrealistic many of our views of love are. We want a lot. We want the goosebumps, the champagne, the super charged doing it, the I-can’t-stand-it-one-more-second-without-you passion. And we want it Every. Day. All ups, no downs. Look at Sex and The City. Those grown... Read more »

10 Trips You NEED To Take In Your 20s

I can’t even with this video. Pack your bags and go. Oh, Buzzfeed. This is one of those times you did it so right. How many of these trips have you taken? Which one was your favorite?
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Kill All Your Darlings

Sometimes I want to burn Accidentally Sexy to the ground. Kill her off. I don’t know if I even remember how to not be this person. In a lot of ways, Accidentally Sexy is a wall that I can hide behind. This girl who’s never felt like she was beautiful or good enough, whose self... Read more »

"That's Just Life" Is Not A Good Enough Excuse

A few days ago, I wrote about some of the issues that Chicago is facing, such as gun violence, tax hikes and STDs. It created a passionate response on both sides of the issue. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me if someone doesn’t agree with me completely. I’m just happy that it sparked a discussion. I knew... Read more »

Get An Accountability Partner

Get An Accountability Partner
Tyler the Creator has it right. The people that you hang out with can make or break you. Each friend represents a piece of you. The party girl. The geek. The busy bee. If you are trying to do something big with your life, you’ve got to surround yourself with other people on that journey.... Read more »
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The Underground Is Back. Thank *$&%!

The Underground Is Back. Thank *$&%!
The Underground is reopening in Chicago on Thursday, August 1, aka Lollapalooza weekend. After an extensive renovation and expansion, the celebrity-riddled pretty people paradise is back! This is what I know. A few days ago, this cryptic message from Billy Dec arrived in my inbox. I’m terrified. Sign me up. I’ll get into the details in... Read more »

Everybody's Mad That Justin Bieber Touched The Stanley Cup

Everybody's Mad That Justin Bieber Touched The Stanley Cup
WTF. It’s not like Justin Bieber peed into the Stanley Cup and his touch made the whole thing melt to the ground. I kissed the Cup. Are you mad at me too? I mean, at least he’s Canadian. They love hockey! He’s 19. Think about what you were like at 19. I was a total... Read more »

Is It Time To Leave Chicago?

Is It Time To Leave Chicago?
My city is referred to as Chiraq. We are the murder capital of the U.S. Over the 4th of July weekend, there were 72 shootings in Chicago. SEVENTY TWO! So, when the Illinois legislature overrode the governor’s veto on conceal and carry yesterday, that got me thinking: Is it time to get the funk out... Read more »
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Mike Posner Opens Justin Bieber's Believe Tour Like A Boss

Mike Posner Opens Justin Bieber's Believe Tour Like A Boss
Mike Posner is currently opening for Justin Bieber on the Believe tour. He is so much more than your average opening act. I was in Iowa to take my 12 year old niece to her first concert. She was so excited the night before that she compared it to Christmas. I couldn’t be happier that... Read more »