#94- Spreading the wealth

I work in fundraising as my day job, so it’s interesting to me to learn about all of the different forms it can take. Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about microfinance. It’s certainly not a new concept, but I do feel as though it’s becoming increasingly popular as of late. As Wikipedia defines it,…

#93- Risk Taker

I worked at the restaurant tonight. At one point there was a lull in traffic, so in order to entertain my mature self: I drank a suicide from the drink gun. For those of you unfamiliar with this notion- a suicide is a concoction of several different flavors, usually in beverage form, most often performed…

#92- Resident Loser

There’s a newspaper in Chicago, The RedEye, that contains a daily Sodoku puzzle. Apparently the publication has been lucrative for the outfit, because they seem to have some extra cash laying around to pay a staff member whose title is “Resident Sodoku Ninja.” I imagine his cubicle is probably right next to the Resident Butthole…

#91- Worst Idea EVER

I’ll get right to the point: I attempted to do the Master Cleanse. A terrible, terrible idea.  I thought it would make me feel great to have a good cleanse.  The idea is you drink a concoction comprised of fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, distilled water, and cayenne pepper for 7-10 days.  Yes, it’s very…

#89- Apartment Crawl

Yesterday Katie, Emily and I had irrational fears of being alone. We went to afternoon tea, as we do most days, and we surely couldn’t go to the bar in our tea garb, so we were forced to go our separate ways to change clothes and meet back up again at a bar to send…

#88- High Society

We wanted to do something different for Emily’s birthday this year, so: I had formal afternoon tea. We went to the Drake Hotel, where we proceeded to order our tea flavors and enjoy tiny sandwiches, scones, and desserts. Katie chose pear caramel tea, the birthday girl chose Earl Grey; I chose a variety of green…

#87- I now officially have a green thumb. Or gangrene. One of those.

I’ve always wanted to grow an herb garden.  It’s good for the environment, it improves the taste/quality of the herbs, and it’s so very Martha- and I love me some Martha.   So, I started out with a kit of sorts.  It’s called the Jiffy garden.  It’s basically a starter kit that looks like an…

#86- A lunch in the life of Cogs

One of the luxuries of my current job is my commute- or lack thereof.  I live insanely close to my place of employment.  I can literally leave my house at 7:58 to be at work at 8:00am.   Living so close affords me the luxury of spending an entire lunch hour at home each day….

#84- Runner up: Work 10 jobs, yet still broke.

I read about a new book out- a collection of people who write their life stories in six words. I thought I’d try it, so: I wrote my memoir in six words. Scarf wearing busybody. Probably need therapy. It was much harder than I thought it would be. There’s a website where many people have…

#82/#83- Some weekend uploading and inspiration

This new thing is two-fold, which is good because I’m playing catch up on posts: 1. I watched a lecture online. 2. I uploaded a video onto this blog. I’m sure many of you have heard of the man in the video- he’s been in the news lately.  I watched his lecture below and think…