Posts in category "Fail"

No Mayor Emanuel 2018 Is NOT A Foregone Conclusion

“It ain’t gonna happen in 2018,” Emanuel said Monday at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in California. “Take a chill pill, man. You gotta be in this for the long haul.” Are you kidding me Mr. Mayor?  Are you absolutely serious about that statement? Give up the fight to take back Congress before it even... Read more »

Super Bowl Shame: I Just Took Down My Christmas Tree

This was my living room less than 24 hours ago. Yup, that’s my Christmas tree. I don’t know how getting the tree out of the house got away from me this year.  Usually, I spend the NFL playoffs taking off the million ornaments followed by millions of lights. Admittedly, I do keep my tree up... Read more »

Christmas Decorating Fail?

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Forget fighting over religion or politics at Thanksgiving. The huge disagreement brewing in my house is over Christmas lights and Christmas decorations. Kind of like the ones in that video above. I already know what I think of this River North hotel’s seasonal display.  The question is what do you think? Tasteful or nah?  ... Read more »
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Gardening 2015: Massive Fails In Pictures

Fail #1---The three sticks indicated when I planted the garlic last fall.  Due to our challenging spring, the new growth that was coming through the ground was frozen and the garlic rotted.
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I Hate People Who Don't Pick Up After Their Dogs

Let’s just put it out there—people who don’t pick up after their dogs are a*sholes. Scratch that.  They’re lazy self entitled a*sholes. And I’m not talking about people with mobility problems.  I’m talking about you able bodied pukes who can bend over and do the right thing but refuse to. Now that the snow has... Read more »

The Five Types Of People Who Turned Me Into A 20% Tipper

I have had the pleasure of being served by some of the best professionals the hospitality industry in our city has to offer. When I was enjoying their prompt, courteous and brilliant service, I thought I was a good tipper.  Let me assure you—I was not. Did they ever say a word?  Nope. Did I... Read more »
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Gardening Fail: Dead Plants---What Did I Do Wrong?

Clearly gardening is not an exact science.  The box on the left survived while the box on the right lost most of its plants.
I’m not quite sure what I did to derail my front porch containers but clearly the plants didn’t like it. The container on the left survived.  The container on the right lost its New Guinea Inpatients, regular Inpatients and most of the Creeping Jenny. Sigh. Next week I’ll buy replacement plants but I’m not a... Read more »