#164- I’d have been out before the start

I work for a set of high school campuses and yesterday I went to a fun/hilarious event at one of them. I went to a Prime Bee. Instead of a Spelling Bee, this campus hosts a Prime Bee each year at which one student from each grade competes to be crowned the one who can…

#163- Constipation Imminent

The Chopping Block hosts a series of wine education courses for civilians.  They’re a fun way to spend an evening and give one an opportunity to learn about wine from a source besides the movie Sideways.   I went to a wine and cheese class. We learned a lot of fun wine/cheese pairings and several…

#162- Who dunnit?

Last weekend, I hosted a murder mystery party.   It was a hilarious time.  You can buy these “kits” online and you are sent a script and materials to play out the scene.  We had 9 guests at the “Anonville Manor” that snowy evening.   No one ever dreamed that Ms. Shugga Ann Flower (below) was capable…

#161- It all happened so fast

I was doing some Sunday cleaning tonight. I hate sweeping so although I have wooden floors, I use the vacuum when debris accrues on the floor. Using the hose feature, I start in the living room, head to the kitchen/dining room and then do my bathroom. Tonight I was vacuuming behind the door of my…

#160- Who doesn’t love free stuff?

I read a lot of personal finance blogs that document the writer’s attempt at reducing their debt or sticking with a budget.  It’s fun to peak into a person’s life and see how they run the show.  Many of them have recently posted about this offer. I downloaded a free book. The offer ends on January…

#159-Work that ass

Nick and I have folded since this post.  Once December hit, we felt we could not sustain another Chicago winter sans cable, so we phoned the Devil, known alternatively as Comcast, and signed up for their services again.  Oh, the shame.  Among other services, we purchased the On Demand service that allows us instant access…

#158- Risk taker

There was a light snow tonight, so my roommate and I thought it would be fun to take a short walk.  We had just eaten dinner and he was craving hot chocolate, so we headed to Starbucks.  I got an apple juice.  We both got gift cards for Christmas, so one of us was going…

#157- Product of the year

Nick got a handy little tool for Christmas, and I couldn’t wait to try it out.  Tonight we had wings and potatoes for din-din, so Nick cut off the tips to save them for making stock later.  I told him I was totally planning on doing that with the chicken wing tips too, but since…