Archive for July 2016

August Music, Sports, Movies, Trivia, and More: What to do in Chicago every day in August

It appears the July list of things to do was a hit so here I am again with my top suggestions for August 2016. Let me know what you go to, how you liked it and what your excited for this summer in the greatest city in the world! Looking for things to do that... Read more »

Kristen Stewart -- The Truth about Falling in Love with the Same Sex

I recently logged into Facebook and noticed that Kristin Stewart was trending.  Why you ask? Because she’s in love with another woman.  So many people are intrigued by this and I get it, I do.  You wonder how after years of being attracted to men, and dating men, does someone decide to date a female?... Read more »

Miranda Lambert Cries on Stage in Chicago -- She wasn't the only one in tears

Miranda Lambert Cries on Stage in Chicago -- She wasn't the only one in tears
Miranda’s set opened up with Beyonce’s “Who Runs the World” playing on the speakers. Pictures of strong females throughout time flashing on the screens. Out she comes. Within two songs, you could tell her usual energy was not there. I was excited to see her again so I sang along and ignored her low key... Read more »
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Fantasmagorie -- Surprise dance performance at Humboldt Park in Chicago

Last night I was out catching Pokémon with a friend. Judge away. We decided to go to Humboldt Park as we had heard it was the Pikachu hub. It’s true. Well we ended up pulling up to the boathouse at the park. We find a parking space next to a Chicago news vehicle. Strange. I... Read more »

Your Health Insurance Company May Offer a Fitness Plan for Less than Your Typical Gym Membership

A coworker recently shared something very cool with me that I would like to share with you. Health insurance companies may have fitness plans to help you out. Seriously. I have BCBS. Turns out for $25 to start and $25 a month after that, I joined this Wellness on Target program.  I can go to... Read more »

Pokémon Go, a Homeless Man and a Suburban Park

You may be wondering what those three topics have to do with each other.  Or maybe you already have a guess. My guess is that you are wrong. It’s a Monday night.  I was feeling like a stroll so I stopped at a park near my home.  It’s a special park.  My cousin Jen taught... Read more »
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The Best of the Best Barbecue and Craft Beers at Chicago's 2016 Windy City Smokeout

The Best of the Best Barbecue and Craft Beers at Chicago's 2016 Windy City Smokeout
The music was great at Chicago’s 2016 Windy City Smokeout, but what really stood out to most was the food and craft beers. I mean, barbecue from 16 different vendors around the states as well as over 20 breweries offering over 40 different beers. Those 36 vendors don’t even include the other small stands like... Read more »

Windy City Smokeout 2016: Barbecue, Music, Beer and More

Windy City Smokeout 2016: Barbecue, Music, Beer and More
One of my favorite sounds in the world is the first glimpse of music when walking up to a festival.  This weekend was no different.  Thanks to my success using Spothero for the first time, I found a spot close to the grounds that didn’t break the bank, parked, stopped at an ATM and continued... Read more »

Maren Morris performs at Windy City Smokeout -- Chicago 2016

Maren Morris performs at Windy City Smokeout -- Chicago 2016
Maren Morris performing at Windy City Smokeout this year was pretty much my main motivation in going.  There is something in her music that is honest and relatable. Give “Once” a listen.  I bet most of you can relate to wanting, even begging an ex to remember that he/she once loved you. Or try “I could... Read more »
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Why We Don’t Need a Straight Pride Day Because Apparently I Have to Explain That

Why We Don’t Need a Straight Pride Day Because Apparently I Have to Explain That
You know those awkward moments when an aging relative says something homophobic to your cousin’s “friend” at Thanksgiving dinner and everyone pretends like it never happened? Or when you’re watching the Tony awards and your friend’s imagination isn’t big enough to handle a Hamilton cast that isn’t all white? Or when a co-worker reveals himself... Read more »