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Zillow Is Getting 'Zued over Zestimates

Zillow Is Getting 'Zued over Zestimates
A Glenview real estate lawyer is suing Zillow over their unlicensed “appraisals.” You can go to their website, type in your address and see how much your home is worth. Sounds like a great tool, right? Here’s the problem: The “Zestimate,” or appraisal, is off by 10-20%, at least one-fourth of the time. This has... Read more »

Still Smoky After All These Years: Surly "Smoke" Vintage 2012

Still Smoky After All These Years: Surly "Smoke" Vintage 2012
I waited five years to drink this vintage Surly “Smoke,” from 2012, and, DAMN, if it wasn’t still a smoke bomb!? After 5 years of sitting upright, on a shelf, in a basement, behind a curtain of certain darkness, it has still retained every bit of soot. Like a burnt bacon aroma, that just won’t... Read more »

Top Five Things I've Learned On Craigslist

Top Five Things I've Learned On Craigslist
If you are interested in selling an item on Craigslist, here are five important things I’ve learned: 1.) Make sure the buyer brings CASH; the exact amount you’re asking for, BEFORE they come. Why waste time if they are only bringing $10, hoping to haggle, when you have an item selling for $20? 2.) Make... Read more »
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I Lost My 2 Year Old At An Easter Egg Hunt

I Lost My 2 Year Old At An Easter Egg Hunt
For a few minutes, I lost my 2 year old daughter at the school Easter Egg Hunt. We were waiting in line, when an aide asked, “Are there any kids under 3 in line?” “Yes,” I said. “My littlest daughter is.” To which she replied, “She can come to the front of the line, with... Read more »

An Unattended Seizure Outside Of The Not-So-Friendly Confines

An Unattended Seizure Outside Of The Not-So-Friendly Confines
Twenty-four hours later my wife and I can’t stop thinking about a man who had a serious seizure outside of Wrigley Field. He fell into the street right in front of us and started shaking. Jen yelled, “He’s having a seizure!” Another girl yelled, “Do something, help him!” The cries went unheard. Military police informed us... Read more »

Spring Is In The Air

Spring is in the air! There’s a humidity in the air today, screaming, “Spring is here!” Squirrel’s are racing about, birds are singing, and the city has come back to life. Last year the Trashcan Sinatras released an album that, in many ways, felt like a rebirth. So, as a person who looks to music... Read more »
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I Miss Bobby Ray's Smile

I Miss Bobby Ray's Smile
God I miss Bobby Ray’s smile. Especially when introducing me to a song he loved. I can picture him holding the round volume knob, between his thumb and forefinger, before he twisted it to the right for that part of the song he loved. “Check this out Adam, right here!” That shit eating grin. Those... Read more »

"Balloon Man" Is Coming To Paige's 2nd B-Day Party

"Balloon Man" Is Coming To Paige's 2nd B-Day Party
We’ve hired a balloon artist to host Paige’s 2nd birthday (god I love her). He’s the same man who’s done previous block parties, Scott from “TwistiCiti,” so I know he’ll make the kids salivate, hopefully, with Peppa Pig creations!? Did I mention he’s armed with an exciting new bubble show? Anyways, since booking him, I’ve... Read more »

The Original "Dead Rising" Game Was A Thing Of Beauty

The Original "Dead Rising" Game Was A Thing Of Beauty
The original Dead Rising game was a thing of beauty. Did I mention I grabbed a used copy of the game from The Brown Elephant last week? For $1? Yes, for $1, I am now the proud owner of the original Dead Rising for XBOX 360. I still remember the first time playing this game,... Read more »
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Is Ronnie "Woo Woo" The Ultimate Cub Fan?

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Who else would be dressed in a Cubs uniform on a Monday just before 1pm? You guessed it, Mr. Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers. Is he the Ultimate Cub fan? Should this man be a ring bearer for Cubs? Leave a comment and let me know. Maybe we can make this happen? Want more from the... Read more »