Archive for October 2019

October 31st might be getting demoted

October 31st might be getting demoted
“‘Scuse me, ‘scuse me. Coming through, coming through!” The Days of the Year factory is located in Washington D.C., a couple of blocks away from Capitol Hill. The facility employs 365 calendar days a year with February 29th, known as the “Leap Year” consultant, coming in once every four years to give a lecture on the solar... Read more »

Chicago Public Library replaces overdue fines with subtle guilt trips

Chicago Public Library replaces overdue fines with subtle guilt trips
A few weeks ago, the Chicago Public Library announced they were getting rid of overdue fees. The initiative came from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office as a way to remove barriers for all Chicagoans to use their local CPL branch. Overall, I think the idea makes a lot of sense. The same $10 overdue fee carries a different... Read more »

Welcome to Long Overdue Books

Welcome to Long Overdue Books
When Scholastic printed the final Harry Potter book, it had to be perfect. The spacing on the pages. The grammar. The font. When you have tens of millions of readers, you can’t make a single mistake. Too many people are watching. Same thing with the Game of Thrones TV show. Leave one Starbucks cup on set and... Read more »
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I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan (part 4/finale)

I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan (part 4/finale)
Ashley and I have a healthy TV truce. I have basketball. She has The Bachelor. When either one of these shows are on, the remote control is off-limits. And it works because we’re both secretly invested in each other’s show. What happens every time at the end of The Bachelor (or Bachelorette) is the main character will be in love with two... Read more »