Archive for October 2013

Women With Big Butts Are Smarter, Says Science

Women With Big Butts Are Smarter, Says Science
You can do side bends or sit ups, but please don’t lose that butt. You know, I always thought Sir Mix-A-Lot was just trying to feed his anaconda, but it turns out the rap legend had a thing for smarter, healthier women, at least that’s what this study by the University of Oxford would suggest.... Read more »

Help Yourself Before You Help Others

When you fly, they tell you that, in case of a pressure change in the cabin, you must put on your own mask before you can help others in putting on their own masks. Typically, the scenario given is of an adult and a child, which I would assume is a parent-child situation in traveling... Read more »

My Ghost Story: I Grew Up In A Haunted House

When I was 14 years old, my dog suddenly died and it was one of the most emotionally traumatic episodes of my life. We laid him on a rug in our loft where he convulsed and panted hotly. I pet him and talked to him as he struggled with his last painful moments. His liver... Read more »
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Sriracha Going Extinct -- Time To Stock Up

Sriracha Going Extinct -- Time To Stock Up
It looks like the Sriracha plant will be closing. Now is the appropriate time to panic. According to the LA Times, about thirty residents of Irwindale, California have filed a suit against one of the best known Sriracha producers saying that the plant is affecting eyes, irritating throats, causing headachues and making too many people... Read more »

Stop Overthinking Everything

I am a chronic overthinker. Here’s the thing about overthinking. The more you think about something, the more likely it is that it will trip you up. My 8th grade teacher told our class that, in multiple choice tests, the first answer you circle is probably right. Statistically, questions that were “reanswered” turned out to... Read more »

This Hot Guy Will Make You Dinner For $50

This Hot Guy Will Make You Dinner For $50
Zak Jablow, also known as Professor Fox, is an early favorite for Hot Chicago Guys I Would Totally Make Out With 2014. Zak, also known as Professor Fox, teaches music business at Columbia and is a successful music producer, working with Kids These Days, Chance The Rapper and Marina City. Here’s where I’m going to... Read more »
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I Think We All Need A Pep Talk

We’re going to start this post heavy, but I promise to lift you back up at the end. The last time I saw my grandpa before he died, he told me that he had stopped watching the news, because it made him cry. That’s not the world I want to be living in. As I... Read more »

How To Date A Dating Blogger

How To Date A Dating Blogger
When I mention to a guy that I’m a dating blogger, I typically get one of two reactions: 1) complete terror, and 2) overly excited. In talking to my dating blogger friends, it seems that I’m not alone. And it is a little different to date someone who is this degree of open about dating... Read more »

Raunch: Tales of Debauchery - Storytelling Event

Just a quickie! This Tuesday, October 7, I’ll be performing at Abbey Pub in Raunch: Tales of Debauchery, a new storytelling series. It will feature the musical backing of The Hung Cats, a jazz/swing trio, that I’m really hoping got their name in the appropriate raunchy way. That would sure add an additional element to... Read more »
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The Greatest Stock Photo Of All Time

The Greatest Stock Photo Of All Time
I mean, really. WTF is going on here? Any guesses? While looking through sxc.hu, my favorite stock photo site, I searched for “single woman” and this came up. I can’t even begin to guess what the inspiration was for a woman in a short white dress and heels, balancing on farm equipment and gazing wistfully... Read more »