Crummy jobs: An idiot! Really?

Hope you have a great Labor Day! Today a group of us are writing about crummy jobs we have had in the past (or present!) and I had quite a few to pick from. This however, wins the prize.  Winter 1979. I’ve graduated from a two year Fashion Design and Merchandising program from Harper College.... Read more »

U-Haul: to use or not to use, not even a question!

Dear U-Haul: I never knew that there was a website devoted entirely to the fact that you completely and totally suck. Yes, it’s true. www.uhaulsucks.com. A. Whole. Entire. Website. It takes a lot of awful shit going down for that to happen. You see U Haul, you should be called U Fail. Or maybe it’s... Read more »

On being an adult orphan: closing a chapter in my life

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. My father passed away. We buried him on the 5th. We emptied his apartment yesterday. Worst thing ever. And now, I face the grim reality that I am an orphan. I don’t care that I am fifty six years old, I just know that I now have no... Read more »
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My Father, my friend

My Father, my friend
Early in the morning hours of August 2nd, my father took his last breath. I was not there; I had planned to but God works in mysterious ways and perhaps he did not want me to be there for that. I had decided the night before to wait until morning – the hospice nurse had... Read more »

Dear Target: I'm finding everything just fine

Dear Target: I'm finding everything just fine
Dear Target: It’s never been a secret how much I love you. If you add up the receipts from my shopping with you, you’ll know just how much. I can rarely leave your store without spending at least a hundred dollars – as a matter of fact one time my bill was exactly that: $100.00... Read more »

Poison Ivy: the devil in disguise

So I’ve been away from the computer for awhile. Been busy scratching. Not too long ago I had written about how bad things had kept happening, how the virtual shit had not stopped hitting the fan. Later that week I was so frustrated I decided that some serious gardening would do the trick; it would... Read more »
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Music: one of the greatest loves of my life

Music: one of the greatest loves of my life
As our monthly Chicagonow blogapalooza hour is upon us, we have been called upon to write a love letter to something – not someone. It only took a moment to think of one thing that I love more than most other things in the world – music. So, I give you my ode to the... Read more »

A normal day, a normal life

Right now I am sitting in a hotel room in Hartford, WI. I’ve been in my PJ’s since 6pm, working and entering orders on my computer from a busy work day. I drove around 175 miles today, listened to the audio CD of “Bossypants” by Tina Fey and went on two sales calls. I wrote... Read more »

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan

Choosing hope: when the s#*@t just doesn't stop hitting the fan
Hope. “To want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true”. Webster’s definition. “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies”. Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption. Hope, hope, hope. I live for it. I hold onto it as though it is... Read more »
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Finding Lauren Spierer: who thought three years would go by with no answers?

Finding Lauren Spierer: who thought three years would go by with no answers?
June 3, 2011. I was having a conversation with my younger daughter who mentioned a girl at Indiana University had gone missing early in the morning hours of that day. It gave me chills; my older daughter had graduated from IU the year before and lived in the same building as the missing girl. Her... Read more »