Category: My Lists

Four days in the woods with three guys – what a lady learned

What I learned after a Thursday-Sunday backpacking trip to North Manitou Island, Michigan, a place about six hours from Chicago with no cars allowed, the lone lady in a group of four — One need not spend a bazillion dollars on the bestest equipment REI has to offer.  Wearers of expensive hiking-boots 0, Blisters 2.  Read more…

Grape-Stuff this, suckers!

Things of which I’m moronically proud: I always wake up before the alarm clock The number of compliments I get on my iTunes playlist at parties/Minglers When I’m able to refrain from touching my temperamental hair all day and I have non-frizzy, in-tact ringlets as the sun sets I don’t have cable I own no Read more…

Only the best intentions

There are many things that when I start them, I have the best intentions. But somewhere along the way… Loading the silverware-holder in the dishwasher: Supposedly it’s better if you load them so that the they’re upright, less of an issue of nesting, where a spoon lies in a spoon and then doesn’t get fully Read more…

Lessons learned via the key-card

I’ve stayed in two hotels in the past three days and this is what I’ve concluded: When and if I get married, no head table.  Or if there is a head table, it’ll be round.  The long table with everyone facing out is weird.  It’s like you’re displaying your Caesar salad-eating skills to the world. Read more…

Thank you world for making me feel cute today

So often I or a friend will say, “Ugh, it’s such a fat day.”  You feel ugly, sluggish, undesirable, pudgy, rotund, your clothes are tight and bunch in all the wrong places, you have sausage toes, sweat is coming out of every pore, you smell like asparagus water, your hair won’t listen to your pleas Read more…

It’d be nice to refamiliarize with the term “direct deposit,” but…

These are the things I no longer know, since leaving the 9-5 world five years ago for the Land of Self-Employment: Paid vacation days Paid sick days Holiday parties 401(K) contributions [from myself or my employer] Guilt-free frivolous spending – unfortunately, I still spend frivolously, it’s just wracked with guilt Office volleyball team Health insurance Read more…

Gripes o’ the day

I can’t stand when condo buildings put signs out as purchase-enticement, “Only three units left!”  And there are only three units. I also can’t stand people who don’t know how wide their own car is.  Numerous times in the past few weeks, I’ve been stuck behind someone who has stopped to either let someone else Read more…

Falling into bed with a satisfied sigh

What going out tonight made me thankful for – Going to see someone in an improv show at a bar that involved walking two blocks to the Belmont bus, which I had to wait thirty seconds for, and then walking four blocks to the bar – city life! Getting unsolicited help from a fellow bus-rider Read more…

Man footwear

I recently spent a good amount of time with a guy wearing boots – not snow boots, not cowboy boots, ugly man dress boots – in a wood-floor apartment.  Oy.  For hours, clop clop clop, clop clop clop.  Add “Quiet Footwear” to the Boyfriend Criteria List.  And they were pointy, which no man should ever Read more…