Tag: Pecha Kucha

How to win at dating

Dating. It’s the best. It’s the worst. It makes you feel alive. It makes you feel like crap. I can’t get enough of it. Conversations about deal breakers, pet-peeves, activities, turn ons, turn offs — I could participate in those forever. The details, the groans, the butterflies, the nodding heads, the over-analyzation, the rolling eyes. When I decided Read more…

Remedies for When People Rip You on Your Blog

Yesterday was a not-great day that can best be summed up with how it began – Meeting Instructions: Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. Left a bunch of must-do! work to rush to meeting on opposite side of the city.  Nothing was set up.  Lights off.  We arranged the tables and chairs.  Sitting around. Read more…

I’m sorry I asked you not to clap for me

If you’re reading this in an RSS reader, you may want to head over to the site to see the pretty slideshow! Continuing on the Solo Life, where I try to do one thing a week/month by myself, and continuing on the scare the crap out of myself journey, last night I was a part Read more…

Saya? Saya??? Saya????

I’ve always prided myself on leading an active life, filled with classes [improv, guitar, salsa, yoga, writing] and activities [Pecha Kucha, Second Story, Clandestino, Second Friday Art Walks, Chicago Cares, Boston College Chicago alumni group, bike groups], cultivating old friendships and forming new friendships.  I often find myself coordinator,  due to my Type-A, only-child personality Read more…

Doing things solo #3

The solo outing that almost wasn’t.  A friend emailed yesterday, “I’m curious to check (the Moth) out, and I wondered if you wanted to go. It sounded like something you might be interested in, too!”  She was right.  Weirdly, I had to decline her invitation to go because I was already going.  Alone.  So I Read more…

How to have a hangover without drinking a sip of alcohol

Friday night, I hosted the family to celebrate Fall birthdays.  I gave my cousin a new board game to in hopes that it’d replace the worst game in the world, Apples to Apples, as a favorite.  The next present she opens?  The adult version of Apples to Apples! Saturday night, I hosted a Mac ‘n Read more…

Doing things solo #2

My solo activity of the week, the Tweed Ride.  Dress up like a Brit and ride from English pub to English pub on your bike.  Brilliant!  Started at the Globe at 1pm, then to a Polish bar where they gave out free polish sausage, then to the Handlebar by 4pm.  This is where I had Read more…

Pet peeves

Request for the list of pet peeves I showed at Pecha Kucha (PKN), so here it is (none of the below lists are the actual complete lists; scarily, each of them has A LOT more).  These are not my pet peeves, per say, though some of them are.  Mostly ones I’ve amassed from friends.   Following Read more…

Toe in water

  After my Pecha Kucha presentation (PKN) a few nights ago, a guy asked me if my lists were available on-line and if I had a blog.  They weren’t and I didn’t.  Intrigued that a stranger would be interested in my lists and feeling a tad left out of the blogging realm, I’ve decided to Read more…