Archive for July 2010

Tony Robbins, you gave me a headache

From crying. I dvr’d Tony Robbins’ new show Breakthrough and watched it last night. Forget what you might already think of him and forget Shallow Hal (though I do LOVE that movie!), the stars in my opinion were Kristen and Frank.  They were married at a resort in Mexico almost two years ago and on... Read more »

Celebrities who've had braces

Celebrities who've had braces
Chelsea Clinton is getting married tomorrow.  Doesn’t it seem like only yesterday she had frizzy hair and braces?  Yeah, I went through an awkward phase too, complete with a full set of mouth jewelry.  Thank G0d those days are over. Today, I am grateful ~ 1/ That I had braces (thanks Mom and Dad) 2/... Read more »

2nd season of Jersey Shore begins tonight

The Jersey fascination continues.  [I realize I've written a lot about NJ/NYC in the past few days.  I must be homesick again.  I'll have to do something about that - I must live in the moment and do something very Chicago - maybe I'll go to a festival this weekend, eat a hot dog and... Read more »

I was basically a child bride

I was basically a child bride
Stop laughing!  I was so!  By NYC standards, at least.  Any NYCer who gets married before the age of the 35 is practically holding their wedding in the delivery room (thank you, Jeff Foxworthy, for that line). Look at my bachelorette party, for instance.  Of my 18 closest besties, there were 5 married, 2 engaged... Read more »

What's with the Jersey Fascination?

As many of you know, I grew up in New Jersey.  Not just any town but Belleville (Wiki it.  Scroll down to Notable Residents.  Yes, it’s a one of kind place).  And, recently, I’m amazed at how amazed people are by my home state.  Did it begin with the Sopranos?  Who knows but the fascination... Read more »

I've been crowned!

Who doesn’t love the RedEye?!  And, not just because it’s free.  Today, I am grateful ~ 1/ That I was inducted into RedEye Royalty for July! 2/ For what I have to look forward to ~ a tour of the RedEye offices and… 3/ meeting new people!  I joke that I know about five people... Read more »

I feel like a Teletubby with an axe through my head

Maybe it was the red wine.  Maybe it was the steak and the brisket (Texas style. De-lish!) and the potatoes au gratin and more red wine and the cupcake from Sweet Mandy B’s ~ btw, anyone who knows me knows I’m a NYer with an allegiance to the Buttercup Bake Shop but I love Chicago... Read more »

Thank G0d for the do-over

1/ Yesterday, I was supposed to run 7 miles (training for the 1/2 marathon) and I made the stupid mistake of running outside.  The blistering heat kicked my ass and I had to quit halfway through. Today, 7 miles… on the treadmill…much better. 2/ On Thursday, it wasn’t the heat but the wind that slapped... Read more »

One bad thing about living in the Windy City

It’s windy.  And, let’s say you just ran errands and purchased a magazine and a card for your cousin’s son’s christening and a card for your other cousin’s nursing school graduation.  And, let’s say you’re walking home when a massive gust of wind comes by just as you’re opening your shopping bag to throw in... Read more »

Low Speed Horse-and-Buggy Chase

Did you hear about the Amish teen who led police on a low speed chase in a horse-and-buggy?  Apparently, a 17-year-old Amish boy ran a stop sign in his horse and buggy and then took off (by horse and buggy standards) eventually causing the buggy to flip over and roll into a ditch. Read more... Read more »