An Afternoon Tasting at Balistreri Vineyards -- Denver

An Afternoon Tasting at Balistreri Vineyards -- Denver
I recently had the chance to check out a Winery in Denver, Colorado.  You heard it right, kids! This IPA beer gal found herself smack dab in the middle of a winery. I won’t lie to you, when my vacation hosts picked us up from the airport, I was less than enthused about their choice... Read more »

Chicago Blogger Dies after Laughing Too Hard Watching Ellen (But not really)

Don’t worry, I’m alive.  But I did die laughing multiple times this week.  Ellen is hysterical! Have you watched her show recently? No? You should. Why, you ask? Short answer, because I’m right. If you need more than that, however, keep on reading. Ellen is the opposite of the hate the world has been experiencing lately.... Read more »

A New Year, A New Planner, A Fresh Start

A New Year, A New Planner, A Fresh Start
There is nothing like buying a new planner at the end of a year to cheer me up. For those of us who are single, the holidays can be less than a pick me up. You know what I mean? So we look forward to the possibilities of a new year. I am thirty-one. Single.... Read more »
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To the Creeps on the Bumble Dating App: Buzz off

So a few weeks ago, I found myself sitting in the airport waiting for my flight. To kill some time, I decided to open Bumble and browse a bit. Not really looking for anything serious, but hey, you never know.  Prince charming could always be after the next swipe. If you haven’t been on bumble... Read more »

Mass shooting during final act of Las Vegas country music festival, Route 91 Harvest: Artists share their thoughts on social media

Mass shooting during final act of Las Vegas country music festival, Route 91 Harvest: Artists share their thoughts on social media
To be honest, I have no idea how to start this blog. What an absolute terrible tragedy. Route 91 Harvest is a country music festival that takes place in Las Vegas every year. It is sister festivals with Chicago’s own Lakeshake Festival that takes place in June every year for the past three years. All... Read more »

Thirty and Single: Finding happiness underneath the pressure

So I’m going to let some of you in on a little secret. Being single and turning thirty comes with a hell of a lot of pressure. I know all of you out there probably have some feelings about turning thirty. And don’t get me wrong I am not trying two invalidate your feelings. This... Read more »
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There's a Dating App called Hater? Why yes there is.

There's a Dating App called Hater? Why yes there is.
Recently a friend shared an article with me that listed the most hated “things” for lack of a better category, such as God, sand, jellyfish, anal sex, Eli Manning, and cheap coffee. There’s a random assortment of “things” I never thought I’d mention in one sentence. My question of course was how the hell did... Read more »

Hotel Amarillo by Caroline Spence -- A song that's been missing from our playlists

Hotel Amarillo by Caroline Spence -- A song that's been missing from our playlists
For my first featured weekly song, I wanted to find something special.  A song I didn’t even know up until the day I wrote this here blog. I found myself perusing YouTube for a few hours when I stumbled upon a song called Hotel Amarillo.  Initially, I was drawn to click on it as I grew... Read more »

Chester Bennington, Frontman for Linkin Park, Commits Suicide at 41

I am in absolute shock. About an hour ago, I was telling my brother how I was about to get tickets for the Linkin Park concert at Hollywood Casino in Tinley Park. A friend overhead and came over to share some unsettling news. Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park died hours earlier of... Read more »
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In Memory of a Loving Grams -- You will be missed

In Memory of a Loving Grams -- You will be missed
Mylanta. I have no idea how to start a blog like this so bear with me. My grandma, Olga Marie, passed away today. I wanted to share some memories with you. I remember spending time with my grandparents when I was little. They had a HUGE yard in a Chicago suburb where we spent a... Read more »