Posts in category "Suburban Life"

The Renaissance Faire: History in your backyard

Prior to entering the Faire, you will recieve a speech from the Mayor of Bristol.
The Bristol Renaissance Faire is in full swing up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On opening weekend a few weeks ago, my partner and I made the drive to finally experience all that the Faire has to offer. For those not in the know, the Bristol Renaissance Faire recreates Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Bristol in 1574. Visitors and... Read more »

Free and Frugal things to do in Chicago

After watching Cirque Shanghai: Dragon’s Thunder on Wednesday, my partner and I stuck around Navy Pier for the fireworks show. Believe it or not, we had yet to catch the fireworks at the Pier. Let me tell that I am now ashamed it took so long. The fireworks are awesome. Watching them while the beautiful Skyline of Chicago... Read more »

Chicago CTA vs Suburban Metra Transit: Top 10 Differences

Chicago CTA vs Suburban Metra Transit: Top 10 Differences
After so much planning, I am finally an official Chicagoan. Last night, my partner and I spent our first night in our new Chicago apartment. With all the excitement of becoming a Big City Boy, I have to admit that the most obvious differences so far between living in the City and the Suburbs are the types... Read more »
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A Comic Tale: Moving from the suburbs to the City

Kyle and I spent months and months looking for the perfect spot that would take us and our pets.
I am so happy to announce that after talking about it for over a year, my partner and I have finally signed a lease on a new place in the City. After May 1st, we will officially be City-dwellers, instead of suburbanites. To commemorate this special occasion, I made a few comics about the process we’ve... Read more »

Fight homelessness and domestic violence with Drink!

If you are like me, you are all for having a good time while helping raise money for a good cause. Fortunately, WINGS, the organization I wrote about last month, is hosting a fundraiser to kick start your weekend this week. You can drink, party, and have a good time, while knowing that the funds raised by WINGS during the... Read more »

Chicago: It's not Detroit, but it's still Miserable

Chicago: It's not Detroit, but it's still Miserable
Forbes has published it’s yearly list of America’s Most Miserable Cities. Judging from the comments and stories I have been reading, many people were surprised to find that Chicago came in fourth place on the list. Forbes wrote that the reason Chicago is so miserable is due to the mass migration out of the City,... Read more »
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WINGS host fundraiser to help women in need

When I hear about good organizations and causes, I like to spread the word. One recent find I have discovered is a program called WINGS. WINGS stands for Women in Need Growing Stronger.  The mission of the organization is to raise funds and awareness to end domestic violence and homelessness. One way that WINGS does... Read more »

Equality Group takes off in Northwest Suburbs

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a great new organization starting up in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Stand Up in the Suburbs for Equality has formed to bring like-minded individuals and business together to reach a common goal of equality for all. The organization also provides a forum for businesses and individuals to... Read more »

Hofbräuhaus Chicago brings German beer, food, and hospitality to Chicago

The Chicago area has officially welcomed it’s first authentic German micro-brewery, beer hall, restaurant, and beer garden to the area. Hofbräuhaus Chicago opened their doors for the first time last night at 5500 Park Place in Rosemont. Prior to their 9:00 p.m. opening, the restaurant held a Media Tour and sampling. I decided to grab my... Read more »
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Stand Up in the Burbs for Equality with Wine and Networking

This Wednesday evening at 6:30 pm, d’Vine Wine and Gifts will host Wine, Women, and Networking. This event is a great way for women in the community to promote and grow their businesses. Every attendee is invited to bring business cards to pass out to other attendees to help spread their message. Though this group... Read more »