Archive for January 2015

Standard Body Of Knowledge: What I Really Don't Know---Street Edition

Over the past 36 hours, I’ve learned what the following things/phrases are: Trap Queen (A) Plug Plug’s Daughter Bando And the most disturbing one—An Alabama Hotpocket Please don’t ask me to provide links.  Look it up yourself. Clearly one’s standard body of knowledge should also include pop and/or youth cultural references, but I’ve realized that... Read more »

Standard Body Of Knowledge: What I Don't Know

Earlier, I asked a question about what should be in a person’s general body of knowledge.  In short, what should be the treasured information that you keep inside your head? While that answer is getting sorted out, I can divulge what I don’t know.  The broad gaps in my own personal body of knowledge. Sure... Read more »

Should There Be A Standard Body of Knowledge?

It was the question that launched a project: “Who is Cecil B. DeMille?” Me:  “You seriously don’t know who Cecil B. DeMille is?  For Real?” The Kid:  *Blank stare* Me:  *Facepalm*  “He made the Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner!” The Kid:  *Furrowed brow AND blank stare* Me:  “The Greatest Show On Earth?”... Read more »
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I Finally Have A Costco Memebership!

I Finally Have A Costco Memebership!
Let me be transparent and brutally honest here; I have a Costco problem. I love Costco.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Costco! Why? 1.  I can literally get everything in ONE place. 2.  The quality of the items are second to none. And the most important thing: 3.  I CAN BUY IN BULK!  (I’m so turning into... Read more »

Luck Be A Lady

Accepting the challenge of Chicago Now’s Blogapalooz-Hour of  “Writing about a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable,” I had to flip through the mental Rolodex. What in my life is so remarkable or unexplainable that rises to the challenge of this exercise? Then it occurred to me—pretty much all of my... Read more »

Is It Gardening Time Yet?

Is it time to plant something?   As you can see, I’m a little eager to get going.  Is anyone else fighting an urge to get out and dig in the dirt?  Or start your seeds way too early? It can’t be just me can it?   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate... Read more »
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The Legend And The Intern

The Legend And The Intern
It’s a pretty simple story. I was one of two marketing interns for the 1991 season at the Cubs.  He was a living legend. I was learning the ropes.  He was a Cooperstown inductee. As many will recount, Mr. Ernie Banks was a man of big smiles and cheerful attitude.  He comported himself with an... Read more »