Tag: top ten list

Top 10 things people say and do that make me want to SMH

While eating my chili-smothered baked potato today, I started thinking about #10 on this list. So here are the top 10 things people say and do that make me want to SMH (“smack my head”). 10. Have you ever seen those people that refuse to eat the skin from a baked potato, but are the... Read more »

Top 10 pros and cons of shopping at Walmart

I have to go shopping at Walmart today. Well, “have to” is a bit strong. I’m making the practical choice to do so, because this time, everything I need is there. I’m procrastinating, though, because I am not terribly fond of shopping at Walmart. Here are my top 10 pros and cons of shopping at... Read more »

10 things about school fundraisers that make me crazy

School fundraisers make me crazy, and here is a list of 10 things to prove my point: 1. They usually involve food and not good food, either. Culver’s night, candy sales, pizza night and the latest one I’ve seen Little Ceaser’s Pizza kit sales. This is the greater Chicago metro area, people. Why are we... Read more »

10 helpful hints for writing a blog

I am so grateful I get to write a blog for a major blog site like ChicagoNow. I’m forever humbled that they chose me to be part of their crazy-talented group of writers. Over the past several months, some of my friends have said, “Oh, I WISH I could write. I have so much to... Read more »

Top 10 reasons to get off my chunky butt and workout

I am a “big” girl. No, I’m NOT big-boned. Bones don’t jiggle. I’m obese. There. I said it. I’m obese, and these are the top 10 reasons to get off my chunky butt and workout: I need to stop knocking the shampoo and conditioner bottles off the shelf thingies with my butt when I turn... Read more »

Top 10 reasons I LIKE the cold weather

It’s cold outside, and I really, really like it. I like winter. I like the cold temperatures. I am glad I live in the Midwest where I can enjoy the cold air. What’s to like about the cold? It’s brisk and invigorating. I walk outside, and BAM! I’m awake and alert. (I may also be... Read more »

Top 10 list of awesome posts for this blog in 2013

One of the challenges of being a blogger is writing consistently. I’ve produced 70 blog posts since July 2013. So, to simplify your reading pleasure, I’ve created two top 10 lists for you. The first top 10 list is my “most read” list according to Google Analytics. So here goes: #10 – I survived returning... Read more »

Top Ten Places You Should Never Fall Asleep

After nearly nodding off at a very inopportune time, this list of where one should never fall sleep popped into my head. So, for fun, here’s a list of the top ten places you should never fall asleep: You should never fall asleep: 10. …while jumping out of an airplane. Duh. Totally self-explanatory. 9.  …while... Read more »

My Pug is Crazier Than Yours

My Pug is Crazier Than Yours
My house doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to our pugs. If you don’t believe me, try sitting on the couch without walking away with half a dog’s worth of dog hair attached to you. My hubby got me a super-comfy fleece wrap blanket for Christmas last year, and the dogs have completely commandeered it.... Read more »