Archive for July 2011

RIP Sherwood Schwartz

RIP Sherwood Schwartz
Television genius, Sherwood Schwartz, died this morning, and along with him, a bit of my childhood. I grew up watching two of his most popular shows—Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch. For thirty minutes each show, less if you count the commercials, I was able to pretend what life must like marooned on a desert... Read more »

July 11 is Free Slurpee Day!

July 11 is Free Slurpee Day!
What’s summer without experiencing the thrilling rush of a brain freeze? Get yours on today with a free Slurpee at your neighborhood 7-Eleven. To commemorate their 84th birthday, the convenience store chain is planning on giving away a 7.11 ounce cup of slushy goodness today, July 11. Get it? Frozen cola, Berry Blaster, Fanta Banana,... Read more »

Keep your porch lights on for Caylee

Keep your porch lights on for Caylee
My porch lights will stay on tonight, long after the last family member has gone to bed. This is so uncharacteristic of me; after all in my family I’m commonly called the electricity miser. But I’m willing to give ComEd a few extra pennies from my pocket—all for good reason. I’m attending Facebook’s Porch Lights... Read more »
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Mean Girl v Nice Girl

Mean Girl v Nice Girl
Girls are MEAN! I’ve been reminded, again, of this ugly fact due to some troubles brewing in my hamlet of a suburban town. Girl drama of the bitterest kind: Mean Girl v Nice Girl. Friend against former friend, with other gals and pals joining in, taking sides in a fight they have no business joining.... Read more »