Archive for 2012

Thanksgiving "thanks": Do you really, really mean it?

Thanksgiving "thanks": Do you really, really mean it?
Thanksgiving. A day when people gather with family and friends to just as the picture says, give thanks for the things that they already have. I love Thanksgiving. I love the aura of it, the warmth of family; the gratitude in just being able to sit together with people I love and care about. To... Read more »

Cheap parking in Chicago? Well the first 20 minutes is only $6!

 Cheap parking in Chicago? Well the first 20 minutes is only $6!
Yes, that’s right only $6! However, by the time you drive in, get your ticket, drive up the circular ramps until you feel like throwing up, find a spot on the last possible floor you have spent that $6. Then it’s all downhill from there. With many parking garages getting at least $24-$35 for anything... Read more »

Lauren Spierer petition: still working hard for answers to her disappearance

Lauren Spierer petition: still working hard for answers to her disappearance
Lauren Spierer, a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN went missing in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011. This is not “new” news as her family, friends and other bloggers/writers continue to keep the story alive in the hopes of finding answers. The biggest tragedy however is the refusal of the people... Read more »
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Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 and the end of an era; kinda

Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 and the end of an era; kinda
Well folks, it’s T minus four days until the long awaited last installment of the epic Twilight series makes its debut. Guaranteed by the end of the weekend I will have seen it and possibly seen it again. That’s right. I’m 55 and a diehard Twihard. For years I had not picked up a single... Read more »

Breast Milk Baby Doll: News all over again?

Breast Milk Baby Doll: News all over again?
This is a repeat of my blog from March 2011 when there was great controversy over this doll. Suddenly it is appearing all over the news, including commentary from Bill O’Reilly. “Not that I am looking to start an uproar or choose to be that controversial blogger that people will hate, but I have to... Read more »

Election 2012: So I voted after all

Election 2012: So I voted after all
Wow, am I a hypocrite or what? I wrote a couple weeks ago about all the reasons I planned to skip the vote this year and here I am having voted after all. It wasn’t an easy decision and up until even last night I was positive I would not do it. Then this morning came... Read more »
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Sex, boobs, toddlers, tiaras and serial killers

There is a reason that I have chosen this headline today. You see, although I have been writing for Chicagonow.com for nearly two years, my blog has not had what I would say is the success I had hoped for. Maybe it’s because I am so random in my thoughts or that I just don’t... Read more »

Dancing with the stars voters: Why don't you vote for the stars??

Dancing with the stars voters: Why don't you vote for the stars??
For anyone that watches Dancing With The Stars we all know the ridiculousness of keeping people on the show that either can’t dance or aren’t as good as others. Tonight’s elimination was a prime example of the screwy voting we have endured for 15 seasons. Sabrina Bryan, a casualty voted off way too early in... Read more »

Election 2012: please be over

Election 2012: please be over
I have never been a fan of politics as I’ve mentioned several times in the past. As a matter of fact, I detest politics and all that goes with it. I’m glad that on election day I won’t be around. I’ll be out of town on business and just won’t be able to make it... Read more »
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Jessica Ridgeway and the fear for all our children

Jessica Ridgeway and the fear for all our children
My heart is heavy tonight. I have spent a lot of time on the road working this past week and listen to news radio often. I spent many hours listening to the news of the disappearance of Jessica Ridgway, a 10 year old little girl from Colorado who was abducted. She left her house for... Read more »