Posts in category "Blogs"

I Heart Old People

If you read the Q&A of me conducted by Julie Hammerle of Hammervision, you might think: She’s never seen Pulp Fiction? Golden Girls is in her top 5 favorite shows? 1. What a dork! 2. She must love old people. Both are true. If you check out my video interview of Tara Scalzo of Red... Read more »

Q&A with Tara Scalzo

Fellow CN blogger Tara Scalzo writes Red & Company and, as her bio states, she’s a “Chicago native, freelance writer/blogger and full time mom with a wicked sense of humor and a love of cheap wine. She documents her everyday adventures and observations – in the raw, full of snark, but always honest. Tara has been... Read more »

How To: BLOG!

In my humble opinion and in quite the nutshell, of course. Let me back up. Among some of the extraordinary experiences I’ve had since moving to Chicago, interning at The Chicago Reporter is in my top 5 list.  It was 2009, I was a lawyer transitioning into journalism and new to the city. You take... Read more »
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Thank you to the people of Asheville, NC

Welcome, friends! Below you will find the Narcissistic Blogger – Facebook Likes scale, researched and developed by the team at Stop and Blog the Roses.  (By team, I mean all one of us.  That would be me, Ferny. Hi!) Zero Facebook ‘Likes’ on a blog post = No one likes me.  The least I can... Read more »

Student Sues Over Bad Grade

Once upon a time at ChicagoNow, I was the legal blogger, a/k/a ‘The Bar-tender.’ I used to go to the courthouse and sift through all of the complaints filed that day.  99% of them were car accident and breach of contract cases.  YAWN. But, every once in a while, I’d hit an interesting one, like... Read more »

It's Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day!

I’m wearing my hair in a bun today.  Not like Princess Leia.  Like Anne Shirley - from Anne of Green Gables.  Even though today is Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day, it’s all about Geek Pride!!  And if my love of all things Anne and my desire to visit to Prince Edward Island makes me a geek, so be it.... Read more »
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A Roses Q&A with @DeafMom Karen Putz

I very rarely miss my stop on the CTA. A nanosecond too long on the Red Line feels like an hour I’ll never get back. Karen Putz made me miss my stop once.  Not intentionally, of course.  But, I was reading her blog entry Going Deaf Was a Blessing and the next thing I knew,... Read more »

Congrats to all the CBS Chicago Most Valuable Blogger Award winners! But, have you met the losers?

The five stages of losing. 1. Disbelief. I saw Dan (aka Cubicle Dad) posted on Facebook that no CN blogs won. What? The results are up? Cubicle Dad must be mistaken.  And Cubicle Dad himself didn’t win?! Everybody loves Dan! He was on a billboard on the highway for crying out loud! Hold on. Check... Read more »

Stop and Blog the Roses is up for CBS Chicago's Most Valuable Blogger Award! Still time to VOTE!

I am, of course, very grateful for all votes.  Just one click!  How do you vote? Let me help you with that.  Go to this site.  And, then click “Vote for this Site.”  Voila!!  Instant good energy in your direction.  Positive karma.  All of your dreams will come true.  Well, that’s what I hope for... Read more »
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Think you'd like to blog the roses?

Oh, what, you think it looks easy? Kidding. Actually, many ChicagoNow blogs are now inviting their faithful readers to post a guest entry. So, do you have a funny/interesting/infuriating/insightful/maybe all of the above story to tell, an anecdote, a personal essay?  And can you wrap it up into a neat little package with three things... Read more »