Archive for 2013

10 Ways I Know I'm Getting Old This Holiday

10 Ways I Know I'm Getting Old This Holiday
  #1) I find myself keeping a sweater a work for when I get cold. #2) I thought to myself, “ya know, I don’t need THAT many Christmas lights up” #3) I would legitimately be excited to receive new socks. Love the way new socks feel! #4) I found myself asking for “housewares” for this... Read more »

What It Means to be a Facebook Friend

What It Means to be a Facebook Friend
We’ve all done it. Sat around with a handful of friends and made fun of social networking. “Pfffft, FourSquare…like WHAT? Right?” Or, my personal favorite, “Yeah, can you believe he tweeted that?! I know. Like, who’s gonna actually read that?” But then, the VERY. NEXT. TIME. we find ourselves, sitting-at-a-train, oooor sitting ON a train;... Read more »

The Loss of a Facebook Friend

The Loss of a Facebook Friend
Tangent storyline of “What It Means to be a Facebook Friend” article. I worked with a woman some years ago who was a little ill put together in her old age and did some suffering with daily tasks. She worked in the cubicle next to me for a year and a half at my first... Read more »
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5 Tips For Your Girl To Survive Fantasy Football

5 Tips For Your Girl To Survive Fantasy Football
The time has come for men to hear those three little words they’ve been waiting for what seems like a lifetime to hear…”Fantasy Football Draft”! That’s right ladies, the love of our life is back and for the next 5-months you’ll be getting the Fantasy Football Shaft! It’s important to understand that we don’t want... Read more »

[Behind-the-Scenes] Crafting The Miley Cyrus VMA Media Explosion

[Behind-the-Scenes] Crafting The Miley Cyrus VMA Media Explosion
So by now we’ve all witnessed it. The power of the MileyCyruSaurus media shockwave that blew through the internet. The media shockwave she was able to create with one, carefully thought out and planned performance meant to do everything it would do. The immediate shock and awe at the performance. The fact that CNN had... Read more »

12 Things Miley Cyrus Could Have Done Differently at the 2013 VMAs

12 Things Miley Cyrus Could Have Done Differently at the 2013 VMAs
I feel people sometimes get so caught up in the illusion of the first time that we forget this isn’t actually the first time this has been performed. Now, I’m not a PR Specialist (actually, I own a web design company in the suburbs of Chicago) but I know there are some out there. However,... Read more »
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7 Rules for Bringing A Girl to Wizard World

7 Rules for Bringing A Girl to Wizard World
This upcoming weekend marks one of the more mainstream events for nerds in the Chicagoland area, Wizard World. All of your favorite nerd shit in one, nicely packaged, convention hall. We’re talking signings, costumes, panels, toys, comic books….EVERYTHING nerd.   Now, granted, I’m quite the nerd myself, but I’m also a student of perception and... Read more »

10 Truths About People

10 Truths About People
Psychology is a very different kind of science. It has the immediate goal of understanding individuals, and groups, by establishing general principles. Well, after my 1 semester of “Intro to Psych” at community college, and passing with a “C” in my Child Psychology class…I…well…I don’t mean to brag, BUT I consider myself a bit of an... Read more »

Scams at Treehouse of Schaumburg

Scams at Treehouse of Schaumburg
A few months ago I was looking in the Schaumburg area for a nice apartment to live in when I stumbled upon Treehouse of Schaumburg. What I thought was a cute little area with nice people turned out to be lies and scams that would cost me $600 without even signing a lease. A quaint... Read more »
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5 Tips for Watching Hockey w/ A Girlfriend

5 Tips for Watching Hockey w/ A Girlfriend
Hockey is BACK! And damn does it feel good. By Jan 15th or 19th we’ll be looking at a 48-50 game season crammed into the next few months. What this means for us hockey fans? Tons of awesome face-offs, checks, goals and fights to look forward to. With the football season winding to a close... Read more »