Archive for 2010

2011 Resolutions: Stick The Landing

(Getty Images) Stick the landing. Life is a gamble.  Every day, we are playing a game of chance and risk.  We can say no to the challenge, but oftentimes the biggest payoffs present the scariest leaps of faith.  You want to start a new career. You want to move cities. You want to commit to... Read more »

2011 resolutions: Be original

One of these things is not like the other… “Insist upon yourself.  Be original.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson One of my very popular scenester friends recently mentioned that she doesn’t feel like she really fits into any situation. My response? “Good. You can’t follow the trend if you are creating it.” Sometimes I feel like I’m a hexagon... Read more »

Chicago is the third most chivalrous city

Dockers (All Rights Reserved) Is chivalry dead?  That’s what Dockers wanted to know when they marched out into five U.S. cities with a camera and young woman or mature man pulling a teetering stack of files.  The company, best known for its khaki pants, discovered that there are still people out there willing to help out a damsel in... Read more »

Win A Last-Minute Holiday Gift

I loooooooove this book. I DO NOT want to give it away, but it's time to pay it forward.  Who knew talking about vaginas in a medical fashion could be so interesting, charming and funny?  It's everything you've ever wanted to know about how a woman's lady parts work.  Plus, my favorite author, Mary Roach, is a fan.  Fantastic, fantastic book.
( It’s the holidays and you have all been very good this year.  Lucky for you, this coincides with me needing to clean out my closet.  Besides the usual terms and conditions, there are two main rules: 1) leave a comment below telling me which prize you want and why, 2) you have to be able... Read more »

Allow Time To Reveal Their Crazy

This picture was taken the same night. I think my date is behind the camera. (Pictured: Me, Jen Healy, Marathon Missfit and Alek) This story starts out with one simple fact: Connie Reyes, aka Marathon Missfit, is a bad ass.  She looks sweet and talks really quiet, but she will cut you. A few months... Read more »

Single This Season? Five Quick Holiday Tips from

There are too many delicious things in life to spend it crying about what’s not. I love the girls at  They just “get it.” And by “it,” I mean that they know any good relationship starts with having a good relationship with yourself. This is the first lesson you learn when exiting a bad one. Besides, their... Read more »

Sexy Rx: Your Girlfriend's Favorite Designer

I WILL own this dress. Anna Hovet is your girlfriend’s favorite designer…or so she claims.  This future awesome girlfriend is happy to confirm it.  This weekend, you have two chances to get your best fox on with these fun fashion events.  First, grab your girls this Friday to check out the monthly Pretty in Pilsen, a... Read more »

FLESHlights and Frustration

Want to know what this is? Read this story. This happened to my friend. I swear.  My friend started casually dating a guy a few months ago.  He’s really cute, successful and dresses well.  As a matter of fact, she practically leapt over a room of people to introduce herself.  They had a very similar... Read more »

Project Listen To My Friends: The wingwoman

Samantha, The Ultimate Wingwoman Samantha is the ultimate wingwoman.  I can’t actually think of a night that I have hung out with her and not gotten some smoking hottie’s number.  If that weren’t enough, she’s more than happy to set me up with her male friends…it’s incredible!  Well, I’m not sure she actually intends to... Read more »

Accidentally Sexy Refresher Course

Hi Chickadees, Less than 24 hours from now, most of us will be jaw deep in turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and as many carbs as you can possibly imagine.  I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that you’ll probably be sleeping/spending time with your family rather than perusing my musings.  If... Read more »