Posts in category "Chicago"

Hey, Mom! Why don't you take a picture...it'll last longer.

Hey, Mom! Why don't you take a picture...it'll last longer.
I have a pretty big announcement about this blog. Today I’m beginning a project that’s kind of a BFD to me. I’ve waited for five weeks for this day, and now I’m charged up. I’m excited. I’m feeling inspired. I’m….at a bit of a loss about how to present what’s about to happen here at OSM. Hmmmm…... Read more »

How a $3 sewing kit restored my faith in humanity

How a $3 sewing kit restored my faith in humanity
I don’t know if it’s because of the heat …or the political ascent of the Orange Shithead …or a wonky side effect of my new meds …or a mid-life crisis… or some combination of all of the above BUT: lately life has been a bit of a slog. Even so, the only thing more annoying... Read more »

Hey, Sarah Palin! Participation in a passionate political protest in Chicago is also "free speech"

Hey, Sarah Palin! Participation in a passionate political protest in Chicago is also "free speech"
Let’s say I have a blustery, old school racist aunt: let’s call her Aunt Sarah. Sarah is just an awful old woman who uses the N word, makes gay jokes while watching the Ellen show, and is pretty sure your neighbors wearing those “Muslim headbands” are planning the next 9/11 in their apartment. Aunt Sarah... Read more »
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Ten totally awesome things that happened during the (non) Trump rally in Chicago

Ten totally awesome things that happened during the (non) Trump rally in Chicago
What a night, what a city – my kind of town! I had suspected that Chicago might not be so welcoming to a man whose political platform threatens just about every principle this city is built upon. And boy, howdy… I don’t think I’ve ever felt more in awe of this city – one set... Read more »

Undercover Blogger: Why one progressive is going to a Trump rally - incognito

Undercover Blogger: Why one progressive is going to a Trump rally - incognito
So earlier this week, I half joked that I was going to create an alter-ego named Pam, then send her in my stead to the Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. My undergrad degree was in theater performance, but 1) I don’t memorize lines very well, and 2) I would probably kill myself... Read more »

So what does a liberal girl wear to a fascist rally, anyway?

So what does a liberal girl wear to a fascist rally, anyway?
When I first heard that Trump was holding a rally in Chicago this Friday, naturally I was all like, “Hey, dude, while you’re in town, how about you get your feckin’ name off of our skyline because we’ve hated it being there since way before this election – Chop, chop. Oh, and Annoying Orange called –... Read more »
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Why I won't apologize for jumping on the Chicago Cubs bandwagon

Why I won't apologize for jumping on the Chicago Cubs bandwagon
I am not a fan of the Chicago Cubs. But. I am a huge fan of the Playoff Cubs. Now I know there are many Cubs fans who roll their eyes at people like me – fair-weather fans wearing a Cubs t-shirt they probably bought at Target, cheering from their seats in the now-full Chicago... Read more »

A garden railroad, an RV park, and a magnificent love story

A garden railroad, an RV park, and a magnificent love story
This past weekend, I spent time in an RV park in Rockford, IL. As I was walking my dog after dark one night, I felt a shimmering sensation radiating from the corner of the park. One of the lots was twinkling and … humming?  When I realized what it was, I ran to get my... Read more »

An open letter to Jimmy Fallon's Mom

An open letter to Jimmy Fallon's Mom
Dear Jimmy Fallon’s Mom (can I call you Gloria?), I hope you are having a nice summer! A thousand apologies for the whole “open letter” thing. I kind of can’t stand that phrase, but it’s a thing. How about this – “An Open Letter to Open Letters: Dear Open Letters: Please stop.” Haha! Anyhoo, I’m... Read more »
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The Chicago Auto Show is the most miserable experience on God's green earth

The Chicago Auto Show is the most miserable experience on God's green earth
Sometimes, we just get “had,” folks. Through the machinations of social media, advertising, and those invisible bullies manipulating the illusion of the “free” market, our society occasionally gets bamboozled into believing things that aren’t true. Like: 1. The Khardashians are interesting people.     2. These running shoes are attractive.       3. Auto shows are... Read more »