An Adventure Inside the Newest Haunted Attraction sicKHouse

Hi I am Frank Mazz, and welcome to my Average Guy Adventure. What the hell was I thinking? Literally, what the hell was I thinking? I decided to take my nephew to the sicKHouse in Mokena and let’s just say oh my gosh! Our journey started at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Frankfort, IL. First... Read more »

I have a Mental Health Disorder

It’s annual Mental Health Awareness Month and I want to encourage you to go and read about Mental Health. Unfortunately, the disorder that is crippling many people has an unwarranted stigma with it. There are many people who are suffering but are afraid to reach out for help. I was that person. I am happy... Read more »

I Voted and Feel Good

I voted today! I am not going to divulge who I voted for, but good god almighty I made the vote.  The reason I choose not to share who I voted for is because I think your political views sometimes get construed. People might take your party selection and bill you as horrible person. Look... Read more »

The Perfect Life

I’m not one to brag but I feel that I may have the perfect life. Okay, let me step off my pedestal and start over. I am the luckiest man alive.  Is that better? Okay, let me explain. In 2003, I met the woman of my dreams while working at Borders Books and Music. Most... Read more »

Disappointed Bears Fan Letter to Coach Trestman

Dear Coach Trestman, Please call your Optometrist to see if you can get a stronger prescription for your glasses. You’re not seeing things correctly. Oh dear, I hope you’re not blind. I probably should have created this letter in braille. If you do not have eye problems then please do me a favor and remove... Read more »

Fond Memories of Halloween (Yes, I'm late)

Halloween has come and gone. However, with the recent Zombies floating around in Lake Michigan it has encouraged me to share my Halloween Blog that was supposed to be shared on Halloween. Let’s just say this guy forgot. I have some fond memories of Halloween. I am not a hater of the holiday but I... Read more »

Very Frustrated Bear's Fan

I have been a dedicated Bears fan my entire life. I have been with the organization through the good and the bad. I was there when the Bears had their heartbreaking loss versus the Colts in the Super Bowl. I was there last season when Aaron Rodgers crushed our dreams. I was there a few... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Jessica Gardner

There are sometimes people you come across that you know are destine to do great things. Let’s meet Jessica. Today, she is celebrating a birthday. She has two cats named Sammy and Zoey who are litter mates and rescues. She is single but do not mistake her for a crazy cat lady. She is hoping... Read more »

Thank You Potato Chips for My Big Ass

Hello, my name is Frank and I’m an Average Guy. Welcome to my adventure. It’s Week 2 of my weight loss journey and I will literally do anything for a Klondike bar. I mean literally anything. I am aware that this is not going to be an easy adventure and I know fully that this... Read more »

Breaking Up with My Belly

I do not like using the word “hate.” It’s such a negative word to use but in this situation I feel I have every right to use the word. This is going to feel good getting off my chest. Okay, here it goes….I hate you Con Queso dip. I hate your tastiness, cheesiness, spiciness, and... Read more »