Archive for November 2013

7 New Anxieties For Gay People Now That Gay Marriage Is Legal

Gay marriage is now legal in Illinois. It’s official. Over BYOB mani-pedis, the following conversation occurred: Me: Congrats! They signed the legislation today. You can get married in Illinois now. BGF: Well. Thanks. Before I could just blame the fact that I wasn’t married on it not being legal. It was The Man’s fault. Now... Read more »

The Only Thing You Should Ever Do On A First Date

After a date this weekend, dude and I were sending the usual “that was fun” post-date text messages. In the exchange, he said, “I think I broke a minimum of 8 things not to do or say on a first date. But I did the most important thing and that is be yourself. Which is... Read more »

Dating Tips From Prince Lorenzo de'Medici from TLC's Secret Princes

Dating Tips From Prince Lorenzo de'Medici from TLC's Secret Princes
Today, I had an incredibly surreal moment. I had a video chat with Prince Lorenzo de’Medici of Italy. He’s heir to the famous Medici dynasty with both Polish and Italian bloodlines. I have an art history degree from University of St. Andrews. My entire freshman year was spent studying his family’s involvement in Renaissance art.... Read more »
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Meet Hot Chicago Women Writers

Meet Hot Chicago Women Writers
This post is for two people. Those who want to network with writers and those who want to see a bunch of babes in one place. I am incredibly honored to be a featured writer at the Chicago She Writes event happening at American Junkie this Thursday, November 14, starting at 7 pm. You can buy tickets here... Read more »

Justin Bieber Caught In Post Booty Video With Brazilian Hooker?

Don’t sleep with strangers, Bieber! They will post cell videos of you afterwards and post it on YouTube. This is page one in the celebrity guidebook. This chica wants to be famous. Oh, and by the way, there are claims that she’s a prostitute. Bieber, Bieber, Bieber. Please stop making stuff like this so easy... Read more »

Real Men Dress Nicely

Real Men Dress Nicely
It’s my favorite time of year! Christmas and Thanksgiving are great, but what I’m really excited about is that magical time when No Shave November/Movember and November of Dressing Nicely intersect into a beautiful man-splosion of beards and suits. Chicago storyteller and Moth GrandSLAM winner Shannon Cason tells it best in his story on WBEZ: wear... Read more »
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A Bad Case Of Text Diarrhea

Well. Crap. Has this ever happened to you? You send one text. It’s pretty flirtaciously direct, but it’s totally okay and legit. He responds with something totally normal, but not rrrrrrrreally the answer you wanted. You say something a little snarky. You’re kinda miffed. You’re kinda trying to pretend like you’re not. You’re failing miserably... Read more »