Posts in category "All things Chicago"

15 Lessons I've Learned Living in Chicago

<strong> Driving on Lake street under the L requires a certain size of cajones </strong>
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 I never want to be that close to a train unless it's going 1.21 gigawatts
My time in the city is quickly winding down (seriously, how is it almost freaking February?), and lately I’ve been thinking about how much life has changed over the past year and a half.  I’ve reconnected with old friends, made new ones, grown as an educator, and made some fantastic memories.  I think the most... Read more »

How to Be, and Treat, an Opposing Team's Fan: The 10 Commandments of Non-Ahole-ness

How to Be, and Treat, an Opposing Team's Fan:  The 10 Commandments of Non-Ahole-ness
Confession time (cue the Real World cameras):  My name is Courtney.  I’m 29 + 1, I was raised in Chicago……. and I am not a Blackhawks fan.  Before you come at me with your pitchforks and torches ala ‘Kill the Beast’, let me explain myself.  Being in my “second year of 29”, I grew up... Read more »

Chicago-Style "Sexy" Halloween Costumes

Chicago-Style "Sexy" Halloween Costumes
Friday’s Halloween, and you’re probably in a mad scramble to find that perfect “sexy but clever” costume.  One that says to the 45 degree forecast, “Weather, be damned.  I WILL wear fishnet “tights” that are probably made out of dental floss, no coat and four-inch stilettos that look like they belong in the Polekatz dressing room.”  While... Read more »
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The Great Chicago Fire(ball): A Bar Crawl with a Shot of History

If you spend more than two minutes with me, you learn pretty quickly that I’m a huge dork.  I’m not hating on my fellow nerds of the world (except the ones that only exist thanks to a laugh track), because I wear my dork-dom as a badge of honor.  I know what I love and... Read more »

Learn Where the Phrase "Got laid" Originated: My Picks for Books on Chicago's History

Learn Where the Phrase "Got laid" Originated: My Picks for Books on Chicago's History
“Know thyself and know thy city!” has been my mantra since moving back to the Midwest two months ago.  I’ve done the typical touristy things like playing mini-golf at Navy Pier as well as the atypical such as eating a hot dog mascot at the Chicago History Museum Hot Dog Festival.  Check the judgement at... Read more »
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