Tag: WBEZ

PARTY OF ONE: Why your password should be Iwilltr@velso1o

This is a Guest Post by Stacy Armistead. I got to know her over the years via her participation in the inaugural a capella Fear Experiment℠ group, as an Idea Potluck Dish, and consistent Cheese-It participant in online and offline communities. One thing she no longer is is a Chicagoan. Boo. Yay. I’m always sad to lose Read more…

What do 1000 piece puzzles, nail polish, and reality TV have in common? Guilty pleasures of these folks.

One of the best aspects to my ‘job’ is all the ridiculously amazing the people I meet. While I’ve spotlighted numerous Cheese-It participants over Mac & Cheese’s eleven years, it dawned on me that I’ve never spotlighted Cheese-It… leaders? employees? principals? I don’t know what to call them. The people I officially ask to help me spread Life of Yes℠’ness, the Read more…

Goodbye, Chicago! Gah! What am I doing?!

As you may have gleaned from my most viral blog post, which led to a Tribune article, a WBEZ interview, and a Chicago Magazine mention, leaving my beloved Chicago has been top of mind. Inquiring Minds, and wow! there are a lot of you — poor Husband has been cornered by “Are you moving?!?!” squealers Read more…

When life gives you clusterfucks, pedal gratefully.

Theme of the past two weeks — Clusterf*ck. Fake Snow Clusterf*ck I visited Seattle for the first time recently.  Quite lovely!  Their coffeehouses really ARE cool.  I thought the Chicago java-scene was pretty good.  Oh man, we have a lot of catching up to do.  The variety, the natural wood, the hanging art, the mismatched 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…

Surreal phone call

I got a phone call this afternoon from Darryon, who was a fifteen-year old participant in a summer employment program for public housing teens I taught three years ago, and whom I haven’t talked to since. Saddened at how isolated most of the kids I work with were and wanting to take advantage of the expansive Read more…

Obligatory food-issues post by 20-30 something female

I wish I could say I was depressed, I got dumped, my dog died, my car was stolen, I was fired.  But life is fairly perfect.  Which is why it baffles me that at 4:12pm last Friday I bought a box of Entenmann’s doughnuts and by 6:03pm, the box was empty.  Eight.  Eight! Every few Read more…

Life’s To Do List, cont.

1 – 32 33. Learn how to put on makeup 34. Do England Coast to Coast trip (190 miles walking!) 35. Attend a professional soccer game in Europe, preferably in the UK 36. Attend a weekly trivia night at a bar 37. Read more books 38. Become someone who can cook without recipes and without Read more…