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10 examples of why you shouldn't get your relationship advice from Pinterest

10 examples of why you shouldn't get your relationship advice from Pinterest
Even on an ordinary day, a person can lose all daylight hours to Pinterest. Throw in a new love, or a love in trouble, or a love gone bad, and Pinterest suddenly becomes a Magical Oracle that gets you, really GETS you. But proceed with caution! Not all Pinterest relationship advice is created equal. ***... Read more »

10 things about life that seem kinda whack now that I'm a 'grown-up' (Part 2)

10  things about life that seem kinda whack now that I'm a 'grown-up' (Part 2)
As we learned in Part 1, there are things about life that, when looked at through the eyes of an adult, seem kind of whack. The paradigm of reality takes some hard knocks when things once taken for granted take a turn for the bizarre. Here’s a recap of yesterday’s five concepts: 1. Insurance 2. Teenagers as... Read more »

10 things about life that seem kinda whack now that I'm a 'grown-up' (Part 1)

10  things about life that seem kinda whack now that I'm a 'grown-up' (Part 1)
Being a grown-up can be a trip. Being a responsible grown-up can be a bad trip. To avoid going totally insane from the daily bristle of adulthood, I focus outwards to helps put my “issues” into proper perspective. But when I look closely at worldly concepts I’ve always taken for granted, some things seem less... Read more »
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Happy First Birthday, OSM! - "Ten things I've learned about writing a blog"

Happy First Birthday, OSM! - "Ten things I've learned about writing a blog"
After one year on ChicagoNow, here are ten things I’ve learned about writing a blog. It is my humble offering to any aspiring/new/struggling/well-traveled/battle-weary writers of blogs. But real quick before I begin, I just want to take a second to thank everyone who continues to stop by.  I know you are there, and I don’t... Read more »

The ADD observation deck: Dollywood

The ADD observation deck: Dollywood
Get ready for some things I noticed from my ADD Observatorium on my recent visit to Dollywood. 1. Dollywood is a parallel world Dollywood is beyond All Things Fascinating. It is a Bad Ass Parade of Humanity that I watched shuffle past a charred pig on a spit, barrel rolling itself to nowhere. In my... Read more »

Top Ten Habits of Mildly Successful Women

I am a Mildly Successful Woman, and you can be, too! I have a good job. I wouldn’t call my job middle management because I only manage one person.  I have about maxed out my earning potential at my company, and have no plans on seeking a higher position, because that would mean more work.... Read more »
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Old Single Mom: What I Learned in My First Two Weeks at ChicagoNow

Old Single Mom: What I Learned in My First Two Weeks at ChicagoNow
It’s been almost two weeks since I joined the awesomeness that is ChicagoNow. And I would like to take a few moments to share with you what I have learned about my Everythingness in that short, precious time. 1. ChicagoNow.com is the bomb. If you are a loved one, and are only on ChicagoNow to support... Read more »

Old Single Mom? What the Hell is That? (part 2)

*singing to herself: We up all night to get luck-y, We up all night to get luck-y….* oh m’god. You came back! Awesome.  *clears away a spot on the cluttered breakfast bar counter with one swipe of the arm, like a dude in a movie clearing away a spot on a table for a quickie.... Read more »

Old Single Mom? What the hell is that? (part 1)

Greetings, Chicago Now, from Old Single Mom!  Stand back, let me get a look at you. Wow! You look sooooo good. You. Are. Shmokinnnnn’….. I know your town pretty well, having landed here eighteen years ago. (Although in an ironic twist, I got turned around going to Target on Elston, today.) I have lived in Uptown,... Read more »
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