Archive for February 2013

Pet peeves: Do we share any of the same ones?

Pet peeves: Do we share any of the same ones?
Have you ever been around someone who insists on cracking their gum or chewing loudly? Not sure how many of you will answer yes without feeling annoyed at the mere thought, but it’s something that makes me nuts. Among other things. Something happens to me when I hear people chewing loudly. I get irritable and... Read more »

The Bachelor: Girls please stop participating in this twisted attempt at love

The Bachelor: Girls please stop participating in this twisted attempt at love
I’ve admitted to watching The Bachelor many times prior to this season. It’s always been like a fascinating train wreck to me – call it my gaper’s block so to speak. I can’t stop watching even though I know that it’s mindless, ridiculous, staged, cruel and sad.  Sure, this season has had it’s share of... Read more »

Spam and scams: why are people so gullible?

Spam and scams: why are people so gullible?
Today I got a really important email. It was from Neerajw. Not sure who that is or how to pronounce it but the subject was “re: text”. For the life of me I can’t remember sending a text to Neerajw. I also received an email from what I’m sure is a viable company: Love Mart... Read more »
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Hope for Sal: One mother's prayer for her quadriplegic son

Hope for Sal: One mother's prayer for her quadriplegic son
As parents, the one thing in life that we all hope for is the safety, health and well being of our children. Never do we want to receive a phone call that those prayers have been compromised in any way. In December 2011 just before Christmas break, Prospect Heights mother of four Gina Locascio received... Read more »

Valentine's Day and all the fuss: is it about love?

Valentine's Day and all the fuss: is it about love?
So today is the big red day. Filled with hearts and hopes and wishes; chocolates, flowers and lots of jewelry. Hallmark will have one of its biggest weeks; the internet will be buzzing with ecards and declarations of love. Couples will get engaged. And more will be said about love than on most any other... Read more »

Dear Brain: Can I switch you off please?

Dear Brain: Can I switch you off please?
Nope, not dear Brian, dear Brain. This is not a typo. I would like to formally request that I somehow, some way gain the ability to turn off my brain for just a short while. I would like to do this at least once a day and particularly at night. Right now I am typing... Read more »
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Super Bowl XLVII: Excited because this marks the end of football season

Super Bowl XLVII: Excited because this marks the end of football season
First of all, what number does XLVII translate to? And why Roman numerals? Is football so traditional and/or antiquated that we need to use them? Can’t we just get the number? Now, down to business. Let me begin by saying this: I HATE FOOTBALL. I know, I know. Throw your rotten tomatoes and foam number... Read more »