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Why Meatless Fridays During Lent Shouldn't Include A Reservation At The Red Lobster

Why Meatless Fridays During Lent Shouldn't Include A Reservation At The Red Lobster
Are you thinking about bellying up to Red Lobster and throwing back an order of king crab legs in order to abide by your lenten promise of no meat tonight? Think again. Pope Frank has officially thrown a wrench in your diabolical plan. Yep, today Pope Francis called out hypocrites wolfing down a plate of... Read more »

How To Avoid Becoming An Asshole This Christmas

How To Avoid Becoming An Asshole This Christmas
Assholes are attracted to holidays like moths to a flame. You don’t want to be “that guy” – do you? Below are some tips to avoid becoming the asshole you know you do not want to be. Merry Christmas!   Like what you read? Then read what you like. Before you commit yourself to social... Read more »

I Miss My Dad's Phone Calls

I Miss My Dad's Phone Calls
Tonight’s post is part of the Blogapalooz-Hour at ChicagoNow.  At 9:00 bloggers get a topic.  If we choose to participate, we have exactly one hour to write, edit and publish.  The one hour rule must be honored.  Ready or not it goes live at 10:00   The topic for this Wednesday’s exercise is:  Write about... Read more »
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Things That Make Me Want To Delete My Facebook Account

Things That Make Me Want To Delete My Facebook Account
Welcome to ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour!  Our challenge tonight is to write a post passionately defending your guilty pleasure I’ve been logging on to my Facebook Account since 2009. In the beginning I was addicted.  I enjoyed and appreciated a good status.  Something that made me think.  Something current. I’m forever grateful to that East Coast Nerd... Read more »

Nine Things I Would Do If I Wasn't Scared

Nine Things I Would Do If I Wasn't Scared
I’m a chicken shit by nature. God only knows what I could be or could have become had I not spent most of my life afraid of my own flippin’ shadow. Nine things you don’t know about me.  Nine things that scare me shitless.  Nine things that have held me back. My top nine reminders of what could have been…Nine... Read more »

Washington IL Tornado: Finding The Good Among The Destruction

Washington IL Tornado: Finding The Good Among The Destruction
Yesterday’s devastation begged for helpers.  And, help they did. I posted a picture a friend’s husband had found on his driveway.  The wedding picture fell from the sky.   Within two hours, my inbox started lighting up like a Christmas tree.  Each message the eerily the same. “I know these people!”  “This is Frank and Tammy Ammerman!!”  “Oh, my... Read more »
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Inside The Blogger's Studio: Part ll

Inside The Blogger's Studio:  Part ll
I am beyond mortified…I jumped the gun yesterday….Tuesday is the day…not Monday. It is a long story I’ll save for a day I have time to share. Anyway…today is the day I am featured “Inside The Blogger’s Studio” over at Martinis and Minivans.  Today.  Not yesterday.  Today. Head over and read my interview questions.  While... Read more »

Twenty Words/Phrases That Should Never Be Uttered Again, For Realz

Twenty Words/Phrases That Should Never Be Uttered Again, For Realz
There are some phrases that cannot be uttered enough. “Crank up the crazy and rip off the knob”, “crazier than a shithouse rat”,  “yadda, yadda, yadda”, “are you frickin’ kidding me” and my personal favorite, the summation of my life thus far, “I shit you not”. And nothing can sum up someone’s personality in a nutshell... Read more »

Drew Peterson Trial Provides A Conversation Every Couple Should Have

Drew Peterson Trial Provides A Conversation Every Couple Should Have
Every couple needs to have this conversation. Seriously. Long before your face is plastered all over a breaking news story regarding your disappearance.  And way, way before Rob Lowe signs on to play your husband/alleged killer in a sappy made-for-tv-movie for Lifetime. Make sure you utter these words before there is a murder trial that your once-beloved... Read more »
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Rod Blagojevich: So Long Governor Blowhard

Rod Blagojevich: So Long Governor Blowhard
Dear 40892-424,  I know, kinda harsh sir…but this is how you’re going to be addressed for the better part of the foreseeable future and the sooner you get comfortable with it the better. Now, I am sure you, much like me, have probably had this date circled on your calendar for … well, since the... Read more »