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So It Begins

Up until a couple of weeks ago, the vacant lot next to my office building was just an empty plot of land with a couple of trucks on it and a view of the labyrinth below Lake & Stetson streets. No more, apparently. According to this Sun Times article, financing is close enough to target […]

I’m Feeling Grateful, For the Small Things Today

Flashback to Thursday. Perhaps it was the return of sunshine after a few dreary days of rain or my magical ride on the bus of stylish butch girls but I started Thursday off with a big smile on my face. I was still smiling as I got off the bus (only a half hour late […]

OFU Rawks the Red Line Tap this Weekend

Join us this Labor Day weekend as we rawk the house at the Red Line Tap in Rogers Park. OFU will start the fun at 9pm – and after our set, stick around for a great line-up of local singer-songwriters! Red Line Tap One Flight Up Kate Myers Julie Lloyd – CD Release Micki & […]

OFU Rawks Lincoln Square

You may remember our stupendous win at the Lincoln Square Idol competition this Spring. Well – it’s finally time for our prize performance! Whoo hoo! Come see us this Thursday! Lincoln Square Summer Concert Series Thursday, August 10th at Giddings Plaza (on N. Lincoln Ave. next to Cafe Selmarie) 7 pm: Soul Ensemble 8 pm: […]

Cast of Characters

A recent e-mail exchange with Betsy and Collene has me thinking about some of the characters in my office complex. I’ve been in the same office for about four (eek!) years now, so I can’t help but recognize the people who pass through regularly. Although I don’t often see the woman Collene recognizes as Plastic […]

Congratulations, Betsy!

And the Winner is…

Okay, you can stop refreshing your screen…we are here to announce the winners of the Third Annual Pride Weekend Scavenger Hunt!!! The judges were impressed and quite often amused with the submissions by the four teams. Congratulations to all who participated!! We wish we could make you all winners, but there can be only one […]

Scavenger Hunt: Days Two and Three

All is well and the scavenger hunt teams have been hard at work! All item hunting must end tomorrow morning at 9am – and then participants must submit their photos and other items to the judges. After that, the judges will begin the hard work of evaluating the contestants’ scavenger hunt entries and calculating point […]

Day One of the Scavenger Hunt: No More Marty’s

Things we have learned already after Day 1 of Scavenger Hunt 2006: The guys at Marty’s 1) have no sense of humor; and 2) are really, really rude. Item 57 on the Scavenger Hunt list: Get a martini named for you at Marty’s Does this mean that they have to actually name a martini for […]

The Hunt is Up

Bwahaha! Even now, the staff of is putting the final touches on the list for the Third Annual Pride Weekend Scavenger Hunt! Bwaahahahaha! The potential field of competitors is fierce and the desire for victory is great. But who will rise to the top? Who will crush the hopes and dreams of all other […]