Archive for August 2010

Boobs, booze and botox - Chicago's first reality show! (UPDATED - PICS)

Speaking of TV, last night I had the opportunity to attend a pre-screeing of the pilot episode of Chicago’s first reality show, Plastic Royalty, at Tribecca Flashpoint Academy.  During cocktail hour, a strangely familiar voice caught my attention. I looked over to see a man who looked like “California” Santa with ice blue eyes. It... Read more »

Be green! Use birth control!

With families like the Duggars and the Gosslins and raking in so many dollars for the TLC network, of course a new formula reality show about yet another huge family is being unveiled this fall. Quints By Surprise will follow a family of, you guessed it, quintuplets as they coo and cry times five. It... Read more »

Addendum to Circumcision article

  I had to close the comments section in the article titled Oh Boy! Circumcision vs. The Great Uncut, Aug. 23 because I felt the anti crowd was being too aggressive. Many people were very firm in that the statistic of “90% of white American males” was way off. I stated my source and pointed... Read more »
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Mocktails for Preggos: Cute or Suspicious?

As I was chatting with the owner of The Baker House in Lake Geneva last Sunday, I noticed her eyes making an inconspicuous path between my belly and my drink. She would try to look me in the face as she was telling me about the sprawling gardens and her stash of fun party hats,... Read more »

Is NPR anti-Catholic?

An extreme anti-homosexual bill was introduced in Uganda last fall that seeks lifelong prison sentences for single acts of homosexuality and shorter terms for those who fail to report it. Human rights supporters are afire, western nations have put pressure against the bill and even the Catholic Church has distanced itself from the bill’s author,... Read more »

Oh, Boy! Circumcision vs. The Great Uncut

Oh, Boy! Circumcision vs. The Great Uncut
With the upheaval of the results of my first trimester blood screen (hint: higher than normal likelihood of birth defects. Boo.) I still found a silver lining in the cloud. Since we’re passing on the invasive genetic testing . . . we’re getting a rad, sci-fi ultrasound! Normal babies get the grainy black and white... Read more »
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Squirrel wars! Help settle this urban dispute!

Squirrel wars! Help settle this urban dispute!
My neighbor and I are in a stand-off, so I’m going to let you be the voice of justice in the comments section. My neighbor started a friendship with an injured squirrel sometime around last fall. After nursing “Betsy” back to health, he became very vested in the interests of all the squirrels in the... Read more »

Inside Toyota Park, Sherkago FIRE!

The hubs and I were lucky enough to get a private tour of the VIP lounge, sky boxes and amenities at Toyota Park just before the Chicago Fire vs. New England game Wednesday night and I’ll say, they did a great job planning this place. One detail I noticed is the concrete “window” in the... Read more »

(Lazy) Halloween ideas for pregnant ladies!

(Lazy) Halloween ideas for pregnant ladies!
No, Halloween isn’t until October but I like to plan. Dichotomy: I am also lazy. So while I will think about the most amazing halloween costumes I could possibly pull off 2.5 months from now, they better be easy in execution.  Gone are the days of shaking my 120 pound muscley butt in a Frederick’s... Read more »
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17 gorgeous Down Syndrome babies

17 gorgeous Down Syndrome babies
You better hope for your sake that my child escapes her fairly high odds of Down Syndrome because if she doesn’t? I’ll stuff info and tidbits (and glamour photos!) related to the illness down your throats every day. I’ll throw my life behind it and come out swinging.┬áSo watch out! Down Syndrome? Please. If my... Read more »