Tag Archive: comedy

Aug 13

Roller Derby? Been there, done that, broke my elbow.

Olive Trouble

It had me at “great butt.” I’m not gonna lie. I didn’t think it through very well.  Usually I’m so careful. This time I was blinded by the cute helmet, fun stockings and seemingly endless outfit combinations.  And the idea of female empowerment and general badass-ery didn’t hurt either.  But the broken elbow sure did.

Let me back up a minute.  It began when my friend B told me she had registered for Derby Lite.  I was in. Two hours of roller skating every Saturday? 700 calories burned per hour? People would be bouncing quarters off my ass in no time. (Where did that saying come from? Who wants to do that anyway?) Nevermind, I don’t want to know. I registered for the beginners class the next day.

Aug 06

Oh, San Diego, you know me so well!






August 5, 2011 – Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA

I was walking to my hotel after a BlogHer session and saw this sign above an ATM.  Genius!


Aug 03

Let the (Dating) Adventures Begin…

Hello My Name Is.... cartoon

My dating adventure started innocently enough, over a lunch with a former colleague of mine from my first marketing job out of college. Kate had been rather unlucky in the dating department while she was in Chicago. She moved back to her native New York, and we fell out of touch for awhile (awhile being seven years). With the advent of Facebook and LinkedIn, we reconnected, and caught up online. She told me that she had met this great guy online (eHarmony, to be exact), and her giddiness was palpable, even through the computer. We chatted a bit about her experience, that she had to kiss a lot of toads before finding the “One”, and that it took her a full year on the site before she met him. She’s now married and living on the Upper East Side in a one-bedroom with her Prince Charming. I’m a rather impatient person, so I decided to take it to the next level – what if I join ALL the online sites at once, give myself 90 days, and see what happens? I wasn’t planning on chronicling these adventures, but after being on one too many painful Starbucks coffee dates (and knocking over a particularly expensive display of coffee cups), I decided that I had to write about it. SOMETHING good had to come out of my misadventures and bad dates, and I’ve always enjoyed entertaining my girlfriends, so I started keeping a journal of sorts. Every week, I’d send the latest dispatch to my girls, who would call and ask me if I was making this up or exaggerating in any way…and sadly, no, I was not. I was beginning to think I would never find someone I’d enjoy having dinner with, much less share my life. But at least I’d have some good stories.

Aug 02

Al’s Beef Knows What the Ladies Want…

Al's  Beef, Chicago, Illinois, July 2, 2011

It’s a hot summer day, and all I want is some ketchup for my fries. So imagine my surprise to see this — I guess ketchup dispensers need love, too. (Provided it’s with a tender hand.)

Photo taken at Al’s Beef, Chicago, IL 7/2/2011

Jul 31

In the news…


A Chicago man was arrested after police found a 4-foot long alligator in his apartment. When asked why he kept such a dangerous animal, he replied “Chicks dig it.” You know what else chicks dig? Guys with arms.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Joachim S. Muller under this Creative Commons license.