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{ Monthly Archives } March 2006

10 Reasons Why I Hate the L Word

1) This show sucks. I mean, seriously. It sucks a lot. Ridiculous plot lines, total lack of character development, idiotic dialogue, and just a dearth of likeable characters. This show sucks. It’s almost Claire of the Moon sucky. 2) I hate Bette. I like Jennifer Beals – but I hate Bette. I don’t care how […]

From Miserable to Floating Away in a Valley of Lavender…

A plug for the miracle (over the counter!) drug, BENZEDREX…once, we feared this would be pulled from the shelves, but with fancy new packaging, it thankfully looks like this nasal relief is here to stay. I have never been one for nasal sprays—was prescribed some by allergists over the years, but it did not clear […]

OFU Is Number One!

Well, actually our name was called second, but we still rawked the haus (that’s the D.A.N.K. Haus) tonight and walked away with one of three coveted “Lincoln Square Idol” spots for the August 10th gig at Giddings Plaza – part of the excellent Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series. Thank you to all of our super-fans […]

Milk, bread, toilet paper, corned beef and cabbage…

As we Chicagoans rush to the grocery store to stock up on staples to prepare for the predicted snowstorm, be sure to add those St. Patrick’s Day staples: CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE!!! Even if it’s a reuben or corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker, March 17th is the day to enjoy it…

Everyone deserves music

This weekend OFU* spent a day in our “studio” recording a couple raw tracks for our demo CD. If I do say so myself, we RAWKED. We actually managed to lay down tracks for five different songs. Next step is to do a little mixing with our recording/producing guru, John Abbey. Look for our demo […]

Why tempt fate?

I tend to adopt any superstitions I hear from people and make them my own. I will not ‘split a pole’ and walk on, for instance, one side of a parking meter while others walk around the other side, I will not place a hat on a bed, and I will absolutely not pick up […]

Bacchus Lawns

So Collene mentioned Bacchus Lawns today and I realized that I don’t think I’ve ever done a post on this particular topic (thats “par-ti-cu-lar” to you, CW) before. I shall remedy that now. Some history: In 1997, I was driving through Northbrook, IL. On the side of the road, I saw a billboard advertising a […]

My people rise again. Except when they fall.

It was an exciting night for my people* in Reality TV last night. Project Runway: Chloe Dao wins! Yay! She had great execution and design throughout the competition and her final line for Fashion Week was polished and really seemed to be au courant (channeling Tim Gunn there). Plus she has a great backstory (can […]

Whatchoo listening tooooo?

Recently re-discovered the Last.fm site. You can create a user account (free), download a free plugin, install, fire up your music player of choice, and insta-matically start updating the Last.fm service with your listening statistics – last track played, artist most played, etc. Why would you want to do this? Because it’s a theme social […]

Note to self

Should go to gym more…