Archive for August 2013

I feel guilty about pantyhose

I feel guilty about pantyhose. I don’t wear them. I haven’t for years, but I still feel guilty. Something about going to work with bare legs just doesn’t feel professional. I blame US Steel. It was my first real job. Although the mills had a casual dress code (that usually got covered up fireproof “greens”... Read more »

Fantasy football is no fun, but I do it every year

I hate fantasy football. It takes football–a fun excuse to drink beer, eat junk food, and yell at the television–and turns it into some sort of competition. I hate fantasy football, which is why every year I say I’m not going to do it again. Then I do it anyway. I first played fantasy football... Read more »

Pittsburgh responds to my six reasons not to move there

Pittsburgh responds to my six reasons not to move there
Yes, I did it. I wrote a post called “Six real reasons not to move to Pittsburgh.” Yes, I knew it would rile some people, but I figured the reaction would be mostly limited my friends in Pittsburgh. Boy was I wrong. Here are some highlights of responses to my list of Pittsburgh annoyances. A... Read more »
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Six real reasons NOT to move to Pittsburgh

Six real reasons NOT to move to Pittsburgh
Earlier this week I posted six real reasons to move to Pittsburgh, specifically the things I miss about living in Pittsburgh. But before ChicagoNow rips up my contract I should point out that there are definitely things I do not miss about Pittsburgh. Below are six reasons NOT to move to Pittsburgh. Oh, remember in... Read more »

Six real reasons to move to Pittsburgh

Six real reasons to move to Pittsburgh
Every week or so someone shares another Pittsburgh article: “reasons to move to Pittsburgh,” “reasons to live in Pittsburgh,” “reasons to visit Pittsburgh,” “reasons to love Pittsburgh”, “reasons to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh.” All these articles tend to start the same way: Pittsburgh’s not a dirty steel town anymore! Renaissance city! Then they move onto things... Read more »

BBC cancelled The Hour? It happens to the best shows

BBC cancelled The Hour? It happens to the best shows
BBC cancelled The Hour, which aired here on BBC America. Apparently this is old news, but I only found out this morning when I innocently searched for “When does season 3 of The Hour start on BBC America?” I was sad to learn that the answer is “never.” The Hour was set in a newsroom... Read more »
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It's my last day of work, I'm crying and angry

It’s my last day of work and I’m crying. I’m not crying because I will miss my job. It wasn’t very challenging anyway. I’m not crying because I’ll miss the people. I don’t tend to get very close to most work people. I’m crying because I’m angry. I’m angry that no one cared enough to... Read more »

Should parents use NSA surveillance techniques to spy on their kids?

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden have revealed details of NSA surveillance programs including those that monitor email and other Internet activity. These revelations have invigorated the debate about sacrificing privacy under the guise of trying to increase security. This is a debate that happens on a smaller scale in the minds of many parents. Should... Read more »

Care for Real in urgent need of school supplies for Edgewater kids

Care for Real in urgent need of school supplies for Edgewater kids
Care for Real will distribute backpacks full of school supplies to kids in need on Tuesday, August, 13. Over 650 families have signed up to receive supplies but according to a recent email from Executive Director Lyle Allen donations have been low this year. Additional donations can be dropped off today, tomorrow or Monday. According... Read more »
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Breaking Bad recap for seasons 1-5: Get up to date in 8 minutes

The final episodes of Breaking Bad begin on Sunday, August 11 at 8 PM CDT. Many hardcore fans who have followed the first four and a half seasons of Breaking Bad are anxious to see how it all ends, but what about the rest of us? What if you, like me, watched a few episodes... Read more »