Archive for August 2011

On Angels Wings...Perfect Name For A Great Organization

On Angels Wings...Perfect Name For A Great Organization
Dogs, cats…pets in general, we all love them and have that special one in our homes or lives that we care about very much. Mine is my elderly pup Sadie, a basenji, that my we’ve had in my family since I was in college.   She’s had knee replacements and such in her 8+ years... Read more »

Randhurst Has Been Born Again!

Randhurst Has Been Born Again!
Anyone that’s lived or passed through the Mount Prospect, Wheeling, Arlington Heights area for any length of time has most likely taken a trip to Randhurst, one of the first air conditioned shopping centers. Most remember it (as I do) as a lunch hangout that you had to catch the light at Kensington & Elmhurst... Read more »

Dude...A Statewide Toll Increase...Seriously?

As most people that personally know me, one of the many nicknames I get called is “No Tolls Matt” (it also goes along with my “thriftiness”)…reason being is that for at least the last 3-4 years, I’ve made a point to avoid tolls at all costs, even if it takes an extra 15-20 minutes to... Read more »
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#49 of the 100 best places to live in America with populations of 8,500 to 50,000...Carol Stream?

I read the headline and almost LOL’ed myself out of my cubicle chair…#49, better than the Buffalo Grove’s, Batavia’s, Oswego’s, and South Elgin’s… So I guess that when my fiance and I decided on where we were going to buy our first house…we just kind of tripped into looking at Carol Stream after our attempts... Read more »

30 Days Before Your Wedding...What Does That Feel Like?

30 Days Before Your Wedding...What Does That Feel Like?
2011 has been an exciting and promising year thus far with turning the big 28, buying that first house, and getting married…that last part is still coming up and might actually be the most important out of all the other life events in a person’s existance. Now back to my original question, “30 days before... Read more »

How Was Your 2011 Lollapalooza?

How Was Your 2011 Lollapalooza?
Mine?  It was basically the equivalent of that hand sign you make that looks like an airplane that is rocking side to side… essentially just “ok”. I bet there are plenty of people that would say it was their knockout, home-run, favorite year in the past six that it’s been solely in Chicago, but aside from a few... Read more »
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Who I'll Be Seeing This Weekend @ Lollapalooza 2011 in Grant Park

Foster The People-Friday @ 3, Sony Stage
This weekend Lollapalooza makes it’s 6th return to the lakefront of Chicago and it brings close to a 100 acts and 95,000 people per day (approxmiately 275,000 total over three days). Now I’ve already been critical of this lineup back when it was announced…but hey, I’m going for free and no one can really complain... Read more »

August, What Have You Done With July & June and For That Matter The Rest Of The Year?

August, What Have You Done With July & June and For That Matter The Rest Of The Year?
How is it already August??? Just yesterday it seemed like April and we still had snow falling or that it was July and Lake Michigan was falling out of the sky… Where did the summer go and who took it?  Maybe it was the same thief that almost took the NFL season away from us?... Read more »