Archive for March 2013

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get a Rabbit for Easter

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get a Rabbit for Easter
Easter takes place this weekend, and millions of parents and grandparents across Chicagoland are searching for the best chocolates and general crap to put in their kids’ Easter baskets. Believe it or not, this Jew got an Easter basket when she was little. I’ll tell you one thing that was never in that basket though:... Read more »

Your Guide to a Kosher for Passover Social Life, 2013 Edition

Your Guide to a Kosher for Passover Social Life, 2013 Edition
Passover starts at sundown tonight. That means it’s time for the annual Chicago Quirk round-up of how to maintain your social life – and sanity – during Passover. Even if you’re not part of the one percent of Chicagoans who are Jewish, read on. Try something new! However, if you’re not familiar with Passover and... Read more »

Vote for Chicago to win the Earth Hour City Challenge!

Vote for Chicago to win the Earth Hour City Challenge!
Saturday night is my last night living in a high-rise building, so I’m very excited for Earth Hour. (I’m not excited to move, but that’s a whole different post.) Earth Hour is a global event where from 8:30 – 9:30 on Saturday night in whatever time zone you live in, people all over the world... Read more »
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Save the Lathrop Homes!

Save the Lathrop Homes!
I’ve driven by the Lathrop Homes on Diversey hundreds of times, and to my uneducated eye it just looked like a regular Chicago housing project. You can imagine my surprise when I read that the Lathrop Homes was just include in the famous Preservation Chicago list, “The Chicago Seven.” Being the giant nerd that I... Read more »

Have you seen them dye the Chicago River green? It's awesome!!!

Have you seen them dye the Chicago River green? It's awesome!!!
“Every year they dye the Chicago River green, and it stays that way all year ’round.” As you’re making your drunken St. Patrick’s Day plans this weekend, be sure to schedule a little Chicago tradition into your day. The famous Chicago River dyeing will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. If you’re... Read more »

3 websites to help you make it through Friday afternoon

3 websites to help you make it through Friday afternoon
It’s Friday, it’s sunny. You might not be giving all of your energy to work today. (I mean, I obviously am, but you might not be.) If you’re looking to take a few mental breaks during the day, here are three of my favorite websites to generally entertain yourself. Cake Wrecks I suck at trying... Read more »
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Stop whining about the Wells Street bridge and learn something

Stop whining about the Wells Street bridge and learn something
As much of a pain as the Wells Street bridge construction is, I think we can all agree that the 90-year-old bridge should get a touch-up every once and a while. I know that doesn’t really comfort all of you whose morning commutes have been shot to hell, but here’s some fun history to distract... Read more »