Archive for October 2011

You could have had me at hello

You could have had me at hello
Dear AT and T, You could have had me at hello but the call dropped. As a matter of fact, every single call I make has the potential of dropping and usually does. This has been a problem for quite a long time, just as the bills I receive from you. They’re a problem too.... Read more »

If you can't be good to your children, don't have them. Please.

After the whole Casey Anthony case, I thought alot about people that have children that clearly should not be allowed to procreate. I wish there were a law. This may incense some people but I truly don’t care. Children are our most precious commodity, the light of most of our lives that have them. They... Read more »

Tokidoki tattooed Barbie? Okee Dokee!

Tokidoki tattooed Barbie? Okee Dokee!
It seems as though our dear friend, the Barbie doll has undergone a rather dramatic makeover recently. The Tokidoki Barbie is a pretty “rad” version of the girl with a pink bobbed haircut, leopard leggings and stick on tattoos. The makeover  has many parents up in arms over it. They are worried that it will... Read more »
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The kindness of strangers does exist

The kindness of strangers does exist
Yesterday was my birthday. I actually love birthdays, being a cancer survivor and all and I love to celebrate it. I had dinner plans but during the day I had thought I had no choice but to be alone. Which I don’t like. On my birthday. Husband and eldest daughter both working. Younger daughter away... Read more »

Shop local or shut up

Shop local or shut up
Once upon a time I had a beautiful boutique in a Northwest suburb which I shall not name. Rhymes with Schmayslake. And in that time I owned my beautiful store, very few local people shopped there. Yes, they would go to the mall or to Kohls or some other big box retailer so I knew... Read more »

Michele Bachmann go away, don't come back another day

Michele Bachmann go away, don't come back another day
I’m not much for political conversation. I was always taught to avoid the subjects of politics and religion and that it would save many arguments. I’ve followed those rules quite closely in my lifetime and it’s true, I’ve had less conflict as a result. Apparently there are those people who were never taught to have... Read more »
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A little me time please, and don't call me selfish

A little me time please, and don't call me selfish
That’s right. I am demanding some time for myself. Some time to accomplish things that I would feel so much better about myself having done. Like this, my 100th post on Chicagonow. So many things have been interrupting me lately that I have barely been able to blog, and when I have it’s been what... Read more »

Dancing with the Farce, I mean Stars

Dancing with the Farce, I mean Stars
Many people swore that they would not watch this season of Dancing with the Stars due to the appearance of Chaz Bono. Others said they would not allow their children to view. I thought that was silly as dancing can be so enjoyable to watch, particularly when the couples are good. Last night after this... Read more »

Topshop Michigan Avenue: four stars and then some

Topshop Michigan Avenue: four stars and then some
I am a pretty snooty shopper having worked at high end retailers in the past. Actually I was a high end retailer in the past, having owned a boutique for a number of years. I was trained in the strictest standards of excellent customer service so I am definitely a shopping snob. Not to people... Read more »
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