Archive for July 2011

Disaster Area in Carol Stream And We Were In The Middle Of It

A neighbor adjacent to me had a large pine tree ripped up out of the ground and had it resting on their house
One minor secret to my blog is the fact that up until recently I lived with my parents in Arlington Heights, but a few months ago, my lovely fiance and I purchased our first home in Carol Stream (a western suburb between Glendale Heights and West Chicago). So far Carol Stream has been all that... Read more »

Finally All Is Right With The World Again...The NFL Is Back!!!

Finally All Is Right With The World Again...The NFL Is Back!!!
I knew that all these storms were for a good reason…it just was the trials and tribulations that we all had to go through before the NFL players and owners made up and decided to play nice…because someone finally woke up and realized that unless they kissed and played along, none of them were going... Read more »

Don't You Love It When The Power Goes Out?

Don't You Love It When The Power Goes Out?
So we needed some rain right? Sure, the grass looked brown and crappy with the small drought we’ve been having, but it seems like with the global warming induced storms lately, it’s all or nothing. Gone are the days of small, enjoyable rain storms that weren’t equal to the sinking of the Titanic.  The storms... Read more »
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More Money To Be Made By All In Des Plaines

After a three day cavalcade of music, heat, and Chicago treats at this past weekend’s Pitchfork festival, it was time to get back to my normal surroundings in the suburbs and realize that the new Rivers Casino in Des Plaines opens today. It’s amazing to me that it took this long for the Rosemont/Des Plaines... Read more »

Losing "Chicago's Alternative" Q101 Sooner Than We Thought...

A few weeks back I wrote about the news of Q101′s sale from Emmis Communications to Merlin Media, run by Randy Michaels, former Tribune CEO, and how that the beloved rocker had at least till August 1st to live… …well think again as Chicago Media insider “Larz” reported yesterday on his wildly industry popular website ChicagoRadioandMedia.com,... Read more »

Dinos & Dewey Decimals

Dinos & Dewey Decimals
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, not so much for educational purposes, as I mostly check out the newest video game or blu-ray. But now that there are dinosaurs roaming the halls of the library, I might have to change my tune. Origins: The Dawn of Dinosaurs opened yesterday... Read more »
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So How Late Is Too Late To Blow Off Fireworks?

So How Late Is Too Late To Blow Off Fireworks?
We all know that fireworks and the 4th of July weekend go hand in hand, which normally means a lot of us spend half the weekend trying to blow off our hand/arm/leg/fingers with the biggest explosive we could possible find outside the Illinois state border.   And don’t get me wrong, I’m all for celebrating... Read more »

Just Not Good At All...

During my day job sitting in a cubicle and typing away on a computer, I come across a few emails or links that are quite interesting…this one is by far the worst I’ve ever seen. It reminds me of the few accidents I’ve had over the 10+ years that I’ve held a driver’s license, good... Read more »