LakeShake Day Two: Warmer. Drier. Bigger.

Day two had a very different vibe than day one of LakeShake or should I say BlakeShake. Day one was cold, wet, and while we still had a blast, harder to enjoy, where day two was clear skies and warmer, granted not the hottest LakeShake on record. The party got started much earlier as most... Read more »

LakeShake 2018 Off to a Fun Start Despite Cold Rainy Night

It’s no secret, I haven’t been reporting on much on this site, but there are two things that can always light a fire under my blogging behind: Country Music and Festivals. Last night I experienced both as we kicked off Country LakeShake 2018 at Northerly Island on an uncharacteristically cold night and rainy night. While... Read more »

Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Sixteen

Everyone has some sort of regret. And even if you are too good to have regrets you have to admit there were things you could have done better.  Maybe you were mean to those you thought were less than you in high school. Maybe you were too afraid to audition for football, cheerleading, the lead... Read more »
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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 »