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Testing 1, 2, 3

Ugh. This is what happens when non-tech people attempt to do tech-savvy things… We tried (yes, that’s the royal ‘we’) to upgrade our blogging platform this weekend. And then got locked out of the system. So, after much back and forth with the tech-support people at Moveable Type (which is a really stellar publishing platform […]

Slap Bang

Attention Chicago friends and fans: BETTY is in town. Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe not. If you haven’t, here’s your chance. If you have, this is a rare Midwest appearance for the band, so scurry and pick up tickets. BETTY’s official press kit bio describes the band this way: BETTY is a five-piece pop […]

You’ve Got to Know When to Hold ‘Em

This was the pot for the last hand of poker that we played at Meg & Mary’s Friday night. Yours truly, despite wearing both the good luck cowboy hat and the good luck Butchies wristband, managed to walk away with only $2.40 at the end of the night. Considering that I purchased $20 in chips, […]

No Wire Hangers!!

Happy Mother’s Day! (Picture taken of display window at Surrender, 5225 N. Clark St.; artwork by Dan Crowley)

Friday I’m In Love

Which blog-entry should really be renamed “Friday I’m in L’Ennui.” Here we go. It’ll be over soon, so just lie back and think of England. Ice Cube’s Friday: He’s bout hard as Darth Vada/in his sweat shirt, khakis and Chuck Taylors./Just see him in the drive way/gettin beat like a smoka fool ‘cuz it’s Friday. […]

Thursday Afternoon, You Cast a Shadow ‘Round My Room

Dead horse. Still beating… Rasputina’s All Tomorrow’s Parties: And what will she do with Thursday’s rags/When Monday comes around/She’ll turn once more to Sunday’s clown/And cry behind the door Jill Scott’s Love Rain: Met him on a Thursday, sunny afternoon/Cumulus clouds, 84 degrees/He was brown, deep/Said he wanted to talk about my mission David Bowie’s […]

Blogging on Auto-Pilot

What bloggers do when they: 1) don’t have anything interesting to say; 2) have very interesting things to say but just don’t write a true-confessions blog; and/or 3) are bored: The blog meme. Today’s blog meme: Books I’ve Read vs. Books I Haven’t Read. (via Plain Layne) How many can you check off the list? […]

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

Day 3 of beating a dead horse… Lisa Loeb’s Waiting for Wednesday: Waiting for Wednesday/my stomach doesn’t hurt enough/Pain always is the sign. Eskimo Joe’s Ruby Wednesday: Goodbye Ruby Tuesday/I really have to fly/Be back a week from Wednesday/I hope you liked the ride Tori Amos’s Wednesday:Just a hang-up call/and the quiet breathing/of our Persian […]

Barely Out of Tuesday

As pointed out by Kell-Bell in her comment to Courtney’s last post, we have been remiss in follow-up to yesterday’s Bangle’s-inspired post. So, at the risk of taking an amusing thought and driving it relentlessly into the ground, for a short time this blog will be brought to you by the Days of the Week. […]

By Now I Know the Answer’s Always in the Question

Wonkette gets it right again. [Indigo Girls lyrics = 55]