Archive for August 2013

Renaissance Hotels Has The TRIPPIEST Promotion Of ALL TIME

Let me start off by saying that I NEVER win anything. I just won a weekend stay and a friend of mine ALSO won. You probably have a pretty good chance, so click on this link. Renaissance Hotels is running a contest to win free rooms and vacations via one of the most bizarre and... Read more »

5 Cheap Date Ideas And How To Make Them Awesome

5 Cheap Date Ideas And How To Make Them Awesome
A cheap date idea can be a GREAT date idea. Honestly, all most of us are looking for is some effort. Going on a date with a man who clearly is investing his time in you shows that he values you and that is a really sexy thing. Elaborate and expensive dates are wonderful, but... Read more »

Meet Ana Fernatt of Accidentally Sexy

I’m excited to announce that I will be reading in this month’s Pungent Parlor, a third Tuesday monthly reading series hosted by Jeff Philips and Jeremy Solomon. I haven’t participated in one of these events in awhile and, honestly, I miss your faces! I’ll be reading a 10 minute essay and hanging out before/after the... Read more »
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National TV Casting Call - TODAY ONLY

A producer from a national TV show on NBC contacted me yesterday and thought some of you ladies might be a perfect fit for an upcoming show. This specific show relates to any women who still communicate with their ex. Maybe you’re getting some mixed signals? Maybe there’s a part of you that still holds... Read more »

Short Hair Is The S***

Short Hair Is The S***
After one too many mornings where I would wake up to a 1970s Acme Fright Wig stuck to the top of my head, I chopped my hair off. As much as I would love to say “it’s just a haircut,” that would kinda be a lie. If you cut your hair to pixie length, there... Read more »

A Tribute to Matt Ryd - Hearts Are Breaking For You, Friend

UPDATE: I just came across a wonderful piece dedicated to Matt. I wish I’d written this. ——- Yesterday, I was very, very saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Matt Ryd, a Chicago singer/songwriter/producer/friend. Matt was a talented musician, but, more than that, his reputation as “the nicest person you’ll ever meet” preceded him. As... Read more »
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Hot Guy Stars In Hot Comedy Show

Hot Guy Stars In Hot Comedy Show
You may remember Donny Rodriguez of Wood Sugars Comedy from my 2013 list of Hot Guys from Chicago I’d Totally Make Out With. And it’s true. He, his brother Eliaz and their friend Jeff are super funny, charming, talented babes. And now, you’ve got the chance to see them live and in action with Wood Sugars... Read more »

Aziz Ansari Should Be The Next Bachelor

Aziz Ansari Should Be The Next Bachelor
This would make my life. There are currently rumors swirling around reality TV show gossip heads that an actual TV star will be the next Bachelor. With this is mind, Match.com conducted a poll to discover who is the early fan favorite to take up this role. Parks & Rec star and cool as f-bombs... Read more »

How To Break Up With A Friend

How To Break Up With A Friend
A friendship has finished its lifecycle. It’s time to call it quits. Even though this wasn’t a romantic relationship, you want to break up with your friend and you’re here to learn how-to. Each friend represents a certain aspect of your personality, so what happens if that piece of shared personality has changed or even... Read more »
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4 Steps To Avoid The Friend Zone

We’ve all visited the dreaded Friend Zone. Heck, I probably have a couple time shares there. It doesn’t have to be that way! You can avoid the Friend Zone in these four not-that-easy-you’ve-got-to-be-willing-to-strap-on-your-big-boy-balls steps. Honestly, it’s scary…but, come on, you can do it. Be clear that what you are doing is “going on dates.”  It’s... Read more »