Tag Archive: Chicago

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

Aug 07

Some people take Forever XXI quite literally.

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Jul 02

The Bachelorette: A Playhouse to Die For and the Return of the Bachelorette Drinking Game

It was a freakin’ love-fest on this week’s episode of “The Bachelorette.”  Emily loved all the families.  The families loved Emily.  Three of the four guys told Emily they loved her (Sean held out, but he sure does love kissing her!)  She loved Chicago.  She loved Jef’s ranch (yes, his family has a ranch).  And on.  And on.  And on.  For another two hours.  Oy.

Honestly, between last week’s snoozefest and this week, I propose bringing back the Bachelorette Drinking Game.  Next week, pour your beverage of choice, sit back, and take a drink as follows:

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 27

A Night at the (Turtle) Races

Big Joe's Chicago, IL

I had been looking forward to the Turtle Races for months, ever since my friend Michelle told me about the bar that hosted it down the street from her husband’s old neighborhood.   We had planned to go before, but I’d gotten sick and wasn’t able to attend.  So when the e-mail titled “Turtle racing?” arrived in my inbox last week, I was all over it.

Big Joe's Chicago, IL

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.

Jan 31

The Joy of Tots or, Reason 431 Why I Don’t Cook

Target Greeting Card Aisle

The color coordinated clip was unintentional, but a nice touch, don't you think?

I love Tater Tots.  Not as much as my dog loves McDonald’s ice cream, but a lot.  So you can imagine the stress I feel when I have to bake them.  You see, I had a Tater Tot Emergency awhile back that my Mom LOVES to bring up.  In fact, she brought it up AGAIN last week.  We’ll just call it the “Flaming Tot Emergency of 1999.”

Jan 27

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday.

Food court, January 27, 2012

Food court, January 27, 2012

A pay phone.  These babies are so rare, the food court powers-that-be wanted to make sure you knew exactly what (and where) it was.  To eliminate any confusion.  Because clearly, there must’ve been LOTS of confusion.  Enough to merit three signs.  Two with arrows.

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