Freaks and Geeks Revisited

Like many of the things I do, re-watching Freaks and Geeks doesn’t really make a lot of sense. It’s only one season long, and there’s lots of other things I’ve never even seen. Parenthood. House of Cards. The West Wing. Stranger Things. The OA. But, I found myself firing it up in spite of all... Read more »

The Five Rules For Ketchup: My Weird Ways With Food

The Five Rules For Ketchup: My Weird Ways With Food
Over the years, the ChicagoNow network of bloggers has done a monthly exercise called “Blogapalooza,” where we are given a prompt at a certain time on a certain day and given an hour to write on that topic. The idea is to get the creative juices flowing and to get a variety of people writing... Read more »

20 Years in Chicago: A Look Back

2017 marks the 20th year I’ve lived in Chicago. 8/1/2017 will be my 20th anniversary. So, I’m in the midst of 20 as we speak. I thought it would be interesting (because I’m a nostalgic motherfucker) to look back at the various and sundry (and there are various AND sundry) apartments and neighborhoods I’ve lived... Read more »

No Hard Feelings in 2017

The Avett Brothers came out with a new album in 2016 — True Sadness. I wasn’t really sure what I thought of it at first. Some of the songs I had been hearing live for the past year and already loved. A few were going to grow on me fast, I could tell. There were... Read more »

Goodbye, 2016

Goodbye, 2016
  365 days have passed; we’ve made another turn around the sun. Everyone’s making their commentaries, lists, years in review. We can’t help it; there’s something about endings and beginnings that speak to the human psyche. As long as we’ve been arbitrarily dividing up the light into days and minutes and seconds, we’ve been marking... Read more »

If I Die, What Do You Want Me To Will To You?

I was robbed July 7th. It’s an interesting story, I suppose. But it’s not the one I’m going to tell here. Only to say that at one point, I thought, “That is not a gun.” Followed by, “That’s ridiculous. Maybe there are small guns.” Followed by, “What is more ridiculous is if this were anyone... Read more »

I Have No Idea Why Pokemon Go! Makes Me So Angry

Seriously. I don’t really even know what Pokemon is. That is as big of a mystery to me as Pogs are. I ask people what it is, and no one can really answer. It’s cards. It’s round things. Okay. And … HOW IS THAT A GAME? How is Magic the Gathering a game? Let me... Read more »

Something To Say

You can take me down You can show me your home Not the place where you live But the place where you belong You can bend my ear We can talk all day Just make sure you’re around When I’ve finally got something to say “Something To Say,” Toad The Wet Sprocket It’s been nearly... Read more »

Instagram Thursdays: My Lower Half

One of my favorite skirts. Boots from Target.
I love shoes. I tend to always go back to some favorites — Converse, boots, Mary Janes, etc. My legs are one of the only parts of my body I have any confidence in, so I figured I’d take a spin through some of my shoe/boot/legging combos. Why not. Keep up with my head …... Read more »

Instagram Thursdays: Foliage

Daylight. Autumn. Outside the Conservatory.
A trip through the seasons. Keep up with my head … type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will NEVER get anything else from me (no SPAM, and you can opt out at any time).