#188 – Park It

Living in Chicago provides lots of free, fun opportunities if you’re willing to sniff around a bit.  At the end of the summer, a few of us did just that and: I went to a “concert in the park” at Millenium Park.  The venue is awesome.  We packed a few apps and some drinks and enjoyed…

#187- Trippy

I emailed my future self. I stumbled across this new thing on one of my blogs.  Through this site, you can send an email to yourself in the future.  You basically type whatever you want and select a date in the future for it to arrive to you via email.  I chose to receive an…

#186 – Say My Name, Say My Name

Title and idea post for  ‘ol numero 186 provided by friend and Book Club mate, Marti.  Lately I’ve been trying to casually – but aggressively – sprinkle an idea in peoples’ ears and inboxes: I’ve created and publicized my own nickname. Yes, I know, this defeats the very point of a nickname, which is a…

#185 – Hootch

Over the summer, Johanna, Emily and I went to First Fridays at the MCA.  When we realized that we were in serious danger of catching an airborne STD from the horny vultures who make this a regular event, we bolted for some stiffies down the street.  We went to Ralph Lauren Restaurant, which is where…

#184 – The Reader

Over a year ago,  after they got engaged, Emily and Billy asked me to do a reading at their wedding.  I’ve done a reading before at my friend Sarah’s wedding, which was a Bible passage selected by her.  Emily and Billy didn’t care what I read, so: I selected a wedding reading. I ended up…

#183 – Just a wii bit inappropriately agressive

This new thing happened in August.  Johanna and I were looking to get crazy on a Thursday night, so we attended a unique fundraiser and: I participated in a Wii tennis tournament. That flaccid left arm didn’t do me any favors. The tourney was attended by a variety of folks, including some of the event’s…

#182 – Trashers perform

For this new thing, I was able to check another thing off my life list (#8). I sang karaoke. An epic rendition of a song I don’t remember occurred in Sonoma, while on vacation.  We managed to find the one shithole bar in Sonoma that would accept our behavior standards, and we returned night after…

#181- Wined and Dined

Sorry for the delay; it took me a while to remember how to create a post.    My holiday was spent, in part, being chastised by my sister for not blogging since August.  Apparently degradation is a motivator for me. So, it’s taken me two years to do half a year’s worth of posts…sue me, biotch.    …