Posts tagged "Really?"

I Wasn't Let Into A Bar, But I'm Using It As A Teachable Moment

Like most of my stories, things start out with the most transparent of motivations. It was Sunday and all I wanted was to watch the big game with sound outside of my home. I went to one of my regular watering holes but they weren’t going to have the game with sound.  Then I schlepped... Read more »

When Uber Overdraws Your Account You Have Little Recourse

I’ve been a regular supporter and frequent customer of Uber.  To say I’m a fangirl would be an understatement. My relationship with Uber was going along swimmingly—until last week. I contacted Uber to take me and the boyfriend home on the night of my birthday.  Harmless enough, eh?  I thought so too until I saw... Read more »

Donating To Charity? Not If You Live Outside The (Boundary) Lines

It would seem that nothing is ever easy on the south side. Even when you’re trying to donate to a charity. Almost two weeks ago I sent a note to Brown Elephant to arrange a donation pickup of some gently used furniture and received the following response: Hi XXXX, Thanks for contacting us. Unfortunately, your... Read more »
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Slavery As A Game And A Teaching Tool

While going through my Twitter feed this morning, I was alerted to the existence of “Playing History 2 – The Slave Trade” on an entertainment platform called Steam. If you clicked on the link above perhaps you understand why my jaw hit the floor.  What’s even worse is that this game is intended as a... Read more »

The Backyard Garden: Squash-a-palooza!

Seriously, I have a lot of squash.  More than I know what to do with. It started out innocently and with the best of intentions: Then the damn thing grew to proportions that reminded me of  “Audrey II”  from the “Little Shop Of Horrors.”   I loved picking fresh squash out of the garden: But... Read more »

If You're Going To Wear Leggings Please Follow These Rules

I have no love for leggings.  None. Actually, let me restate that—I have no love for leggings outside of a sports/workout situation. Zip.  Zero.  Zilch. Or as a friend said, I’m leggings adverse. They don’t do any favors for most of the ladies who wear them.  That doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with... Read more »
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Upskirted In River North: The Confrontation

Yesterday I wrote about how I discovered a man standing next to me had a cell phone camera on his shoe. Here’s what happened next… “Your phone is on your shoe.” Then after a few seconds, it hit me—he was taking  pictures (or video) up my skirt. “Is this why I’ve been bumping into your... 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 »

Stop Doing The Food Stamp Challenge!

Journalists have done the food stamp challenge. Government officials have done the food stamp challenge. CEO’s have done the food stamp challenge. Bloggers have done the food stamp challenge. Celebrities have done the food stamp challenge. We get it, you’re “concerned” about people on food assistance.  You’re so concerned that you think that these “challenges”... Read more »
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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 »