#203: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter is Teetering on the Edge of Sanity

My sister is blessed with reproductive talent.  She has four little ones, whom I adore when I’m not the adult responsible for all four of their lives, simultaneously.  The eldest is eight and the youngest is two.  This summer: I babysat all four children at once.  Alone. My Sweet Dear Mother was supposed to tag-team…

#202: A River Ran Through It

One night this summer, we got dressed up, went out to a fun dinner and then: I went on a riverboat architectural cruise. Two avid readers might claim that this is not a new thing because I have, in fact, been on a riverboat architectural cruise before. However, this one was different in that it…

#201: Green is the new Loser Degenerate

In May I moved to an apartment on Green Street.  So, naturally: I hosted a Green Party. I mailed invitations and invited my 3 friends (literally, there were a total of three households invited) to come over and celebrate the move with a “green” theme.  (Luckily, I had 2 friends visiting from out of town…

#200: I Got Roofied

I’ve been to my share of games at the Friendly Confines in the nine years I’ve lived the Windy City.  But not until this year did I: Attend a rooftop Cubs party. We bought a Groupon and next thing you know we were slinging back drinks with every other douche in Wrigleyville. Fun Factor: 9

#199: Point Break Live

Have you had the pleasure of viewing the 1991 film Point Break?  Well, if you enjoyed that iconic feature, you might want to check out its current broadway rendition: I saw a production of Point Break Live.   Basically, it’s a live cast acting the movie’s script verbatim, with props.  It enhances how ridiculous the movie…

#198: Mass Exodus

We recently went to a Notre Dame football game with my parents.  After tailgating, eating dippin dots and a hot dog: I, and several thousand other humans, evacuated a college football stadium. The day was bizarre.  It was about 95 degrees when we were tailgating so when the rain came, it was actually quite nice….

#197: Queen of the World

My friend Molly and I went on vacation together in January, so: I went on a cruise. Check, #22.  Our boat was called Oasis of the Seas and I think Molly and I would have volunteered to clean up the vomit from each deck floor if they would let us stay forever.  Yummy food, drinks and…

#196: Finally an appropriate venue for Jazz Hands!

This was the Summer of the Festival.  When I first moved to Chi-town, I attended some of the various street festivals, mostly as a means to get drunk before heading to the bars.  This summer, I actually read about them and chose which ones to attend based on their purpose or neighborhood.  Among others: I…

#195: Eat a big one, P Diddy.

This new thing was UBES fun.  Brad accidentally came across it and a few weeks later we were: Dining with a critical mass of humans in public, all wearing white and eating on white plates and white tablecloths with white accessories.    We didn’t know the location of our white party until we met our…

#194: Monogamy

Hello my loyal follower!  Singular because I’m certain everyone has abandoned ship and left me alone to clean the bird feces from the dilapidated sails of this pathetic weblog.  You ungrateful bastards.  It’s just that I’ve been busy living and accomplishing so many new things.  That’s why I left you for 9 months.  Now don’t…