Archive for October 2013

Help! I'm Fern and I can't get up

Note: This post is part of ChicagoNow’s Blogapalooz-Hour, where we are assigned a topic at 9PM and must publish at 10PM. Tonight’s topic: Write about a time you helped someone, or a time that you received help.  Here it goes ~ enjoy! And, to see all of the ChicagoNow blogs that participated, check my Twitter... Read more »

Let's Play "The Airline Did WHAT?" Game

Select your play piece. I’ll take the mini typewriter. Line ‘em up right here with your paper boarding pass in hand. Roll the dice. Pick a card with a question. Let the games begin.  (And, yes, this really happened.  Yesterday.  United.  Orlando to O’Hare) 1. You hand your boarding pass to the airline attendant. She... Read more »

How to Talk with a New Jersey Accent

Have you heard the amazing news?  New Jersey was ranked the 5th sexiest accent in North America by the dating site My Facebook feed is blowing up.  I don’t think we’ve ever been so proud. The funny thing is I thought I sounded like Diane Sawyer until I moved to Chicago.  When it suddenly... Read more »

Tests I've Failed

I passed the CPA exam. I passed the New York bar exam. I passed the New Jersey bar exam. But, I failed another test, recently. It was more like a pop quiz. It happened like this. The lesson: I’m not an extremely religious person but I like going to church on Sunday.  I particularly like... Read more »

Four Amazing Typos

1. Vatican Coin Typo - Let’s get right to it. This post was born this morning when I was on the elliptical and heard this bit of ridiculousness – “In honor of the first year of Pope Francis’ papacy, the Vatican issued a commemorative medal Tuesday. Just one problem: The Vatican misspelled the name of Jesus on the... Read more »

Kardashian Jenner Lessons on Love

All I really need to know about marriage I learned from Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Not really. But, I have made some observations. While I have a personal policy of not providing marriage advice to anyone at all – I truly believe that every relationship is different - this personal policy does not extend to reality television... Read more »

10 Birthday Lessons from Stars of the Golden Age

Today is my birthday, which usually provides some good bloggable material, but I already did the “Letter to My Younger Self” three years ago.  (You can read that one here). And, while we did move to Chicago five years ago today (yes, today!), I thought about reflecting and collecting on all that’s transpired but that would... Read more »