Posts tagged "A Big Bowl of Awesome"

Changes On Dorchester

Changes On Dorchester
Some exciting changes are coming to Dorchester Avenue between 64th and 65th Street. Pictures to come.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at... Read more »

The Politics Of Park Benches: Problem Solved

Remember this picture?   Yesterday I took a picture of that very same spot in the park and guess what the difference is?   The park benches are gone! Not too long after I penned the first blog post about these park benches, I called 311 to supplement the call I put into my Alderman’s... Read more »

Divvy In Woodlawn? Who Knew?

Well there goes the neighborhood. While most folks would take a Divvy stand as a major step forward for their neighborhood, I’m cautiously optimistic as the new cell phone store a half block south is slated to open soon. One step forward + one step back = God only knows what this means for the... Read more »
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Gardening 2015: From Seeds To Seedlings & Starting to Prep The Beds

East facing view of main garden including the newly dug potato beds.
Fun fact:  Prepping the beds means picking up the dog poo left over by lazy owners who let their dogs run free in the garden.     If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is... Read more »

The Boyfriend Chronicles: The Teaser

There comes a point and time with your boyfriend when push comes to shove. The rubber meets the road. That fat meat is greasy. You reach that point that you’ve been together long enough when the question pops up—-”When are we going to get an HIV test together?” That—ladies and gentlemen is when the wheat... Read more »

Gardening 2015: Starting The Seeds

The snow is barely off of the ground, but I’m trying my hand at starting vegetables from seed. Inside, of course. Yesterday I took the seeds I’ve been holding since January and made my first attempt at growing vegetables the old fashioned way.   Well, the old fashioned way with a twist. I’m using  a terrarium... Read more »
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The New York Times Wants Chicagoans Opinions On Mayor Emanuel

Ladies and gentlemen, someone—a powerful entity as a matter of fact—actually gives a flying fig about the opinion of average Chicagoans. The New York Times wants to know what we think about Mayor Emanuel. “New York Times reporters covering the Chicago mayoral race would like to hear from Chicago residents about their experiences living in... Read more »

Why The Obama Presidential Library Should Be In Jackson Park

From all accounts, the President and Mrs. Obama have a challenging decision to make regarding his presidential library. What city will land the coveted prize?  If Chicago is chosen, which of the three sites will get the nod?  Will Friends of the Park file a lawsuit regarding the proposed site? More importantly, will the upcoming... Read more »

Listen To Your Mother 2015: I'm In The Chicago Cast!

I got the news last week. I’m in! After an essay submission and an audition, I made the 2015 Chicago cast of Listen To Your Mother (LTYM).  I’m beyond excited to follow in the footsteps of several other ChicagoNow bloggers who are also LTYM alumnae. What exactly is Listen To Your Mother? From the LTYM... 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 »