Posts tagged "holidays"
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is barreling toward us. I’ve always liked the holiday- and this is coming from someone who didn’t really have a boyfriend until college. When I was single, I’d throw parties for all of my loner friends. In times of commitment, I’d try to make Valentine’s Day interesting with... Read more »
Tonight is ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapalooz-hour. In 60 minutes, we CN bloggers are to write and publish on a surprise topic. The November challenge was “Invent a Holiday.” Here’s the thing, gentle reader. I invented a holiday that apparently already exists. I just spent the last 30 minutes writing about “Un-friend Day,” when we clean out... Read more »
Whenever the daunting task of holiday shopping gets me down, I try to think outside the box. I’ve purchased a helicopter ride for my dad, a cooking class for my sister, skydiving for a friend. …It hardly ever works. Only one of these has actually used their gift. Perhaps it’s time to think a little... Read more »
Geeks in Chicago have a lot to be thankful for. We’re constantly surrounded by friends, food, sweet comic shops, and not one but two beercades. Thanksgiving is a fantastic time to share the wealth and spread our good fortune. Here are a few ways to help others in Chicago this Turkey Day: 1. Donate Food,... Read more »
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