Category Archive: Signs that Amuse Me

Oct 21

Unintentionally Humorous Cards: The Neglected Love Edition

Love Sorry Did it again

Love means never having to say “I’m sorry…for neglecting you.”  Did you catch the first sentence? “I did it again.” Like, this happens frequently, or at least enough to necessitate a trip to Hallmark for a love/apology hybrid card.  Oh, yes. There’s a card for that.  Run for the hills, I say!  (File this little gem under: between you & me…& my therapist.)

Jun 14

Still Looking for the Perfect Father’s Day Gift? Found It!

Father's Day - Betty Boop purses

Look no further, friends.  I saw this at a handbag store on my way to work this week.  Get dad that studded Betty Boop purse he’s had his eye on.  The only question is, which one?  (Pretty sure they ship, too!)


Feb 27

Perfect Easter gift from Hallmark

Hallmark store, Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois

When you care enough to send the very best…

Hallmark store, Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois

Jan 06

A New Place to Get a Hairdo.

Krispy Kutz ext

I was visiting family in Ohio over the holidays and saw my grandparents’ favorite diner was replaced with this barber shop.  Krispy Kutz.  (Yes, crispy with a “K” and cuts with a “Z.”  I’m shuddering, too.)  I did a double take – is it a donut shop?  A kids’ haircut place?  No, it’s a barber shop, for dudes.










‘Cuz I like my hair like I like my fries – crispy Krispy!

Nov 29

I Went to NYC and Took One Photo. Here it is.

Bush pruning in Soho - November, 2012

I was in New York City before Thanksgiving and you know how you bring a camera intending to take all these great pictures of architecture and winter in NYC and end up taking one random picture?  Yeah, well, this is mine.

Bush pruning in Soho - November, 2012

What can I say?  It amused me.  Somebody’s gotta keep 2.5 gajillion New York bushes manicured, er, pruned.  I’m no math wiz but I’m pretty sure there’s an extra number in there.  That, or a misplaced comma.  Either way, there’s no way you’re reading…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh, was I still talking?

Sep 01

Facebook Is For Puppy Pics and Drooling Babies, Not Political Fights.


A wise Pinterest pin once read: “Thanks for changing my political ideology through your rant on Facebook, said nobody, ever.”  And I wholeheartedly subscribe to that theory.

Facebook is a place for pictures of puppies dressed as people and photos of cute babies drooling.  It is NOT the place for political cheerleading and berating others for their opinions and beliefs.  It’s a place to solicit donations for fun runs, thoughts and prayers for ill family members, to commiserate about crappy jobs, brag/vent about wonderful/shitty spouses and/or kids.

Jun 16

Well this makes a lot of sense…

Chicago, Spring 2012

A few weeks ago, as I was walking to work, I noticed a bunch of signs like this one posted on trees.

Chicago, Spring 2012

May 24

Somebody needs some marketing help…

Red Line, Chicago, Illinois, May 2012

Red Line, Chicago, Illinois, May 2012

Really, CTA?  You do realize people are reading this on a train, right?  Do you really think people who own cars are taking public transportation for the fun of it?  You’re right – I don’t want to shell out $57 for a city sticker, and moving my car on street cleaning day IS SUCH A PAIN.  Here, let me donate my car instead.  For free.  In this economy.  FAIL.

May 12

Kids Say the Darndest Things, Chicago Edition

State Street, Chicago, May 12, 2012

I was walking down State Street today and passed this window display at the Chicago Public Library.

State Street, Chicago, May 12, 2012

It’s a “You Are Beautiful” message for passersby, meant to elicit a smile or give a self-esteem boost as you go about your day.  At least, that’s what I think it was intended to do.  Upon closer inspection, I saw the following that made me think that kids these days are way more precocious (even slutty!) than we ever were.

Mar 31

I heart Boston!

Boston, MA March 23, 2012

Boston, MA March 23, 2012

I was in Boston last week for the Women in Comedy Festival (where I presented a workshop) and saw this on my way back to the hotel on the red line at the Charles/MGH stop.  I don’t know about you, but I’d sure like to see a Passenger Ass Stance.

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