Archive for July 2012

Texting: It's the best and the worst

Disclaimer: this is from my old blog. But I can plagiarize from myself. I just felt this fitting right now. What did we do back in 1999 when your only attempt at reaching someone not via a landline was through AIM? Your desktop computer was surely not strapped to you at all times like your... Read more »

That’s what you get for waking up in Vegas.

So, my Chicago friends and I decided to head to Vegas for a 30th birthday celebration. Fun! I thought, when hearing this idea. We did have an amazing time. A trip to Vegas, however, is like eating cotton candy….it’s really great for the first few bites and then it’s just…a bit much. I was pleasantly... Read more »

“Sticks and stones break my bones but words will never hurt me”….yeah, right.

Ok, so there is that phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I, for one, think that is a big line of, well, something.  Something not pleasant. I was inspired to write this for one of my fellow ChicagoNow bloggers who has a book coming out in regards... Read more »

Dining Adventures in Chi: My Unofficial Awards

Oh, Chicago. We are definitely known for our food, which, some of is, uh, a bit on the unhealthy side. (Funny, we somehow miss that “top list of healthy cities to live in” list every year, but whatever. I’ll eat a carrot and show my solidarity with Portland or wherever. I’m kidding. Before I get... Read more »

A few more places I'd like to avoid in Chicago.

Once again, I love my great city. However, there are inevitably good and bad sides to everything. After some thought, here are a few more places I’d like to avoid. Exiting Lollapalooza after you’ve stayed for the encore. So every year, I claim, “I’m NOT GOING BACK ITS TOO MUCH.” What do I do every... Read more »

So, we all write a crappy post sometimes- relating this to life, however.

So, we all write a crappy post sometimes. It happens. I re-read my latest post and, after some really, um, “constructive criticism” (read: getting ripped apart), I did realize, well, this sort of sucks. And sounds annoying. I think that being able to be a good writer is being able to recognize that sometimes, well,... Read more »