Breakfast of Champions
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
There are ghosts from my past living in my neighborhood.  One of which is Mark Harris, one of the funniest people that I've ever met, but never remember to call when I'm out and about.  Totally my fault.  The other is Lucas Johnson, one of the star basketball players from my graduating class at the University of Illinois

Every so often, I see Lucas puttering around the 'hood, usually dressed in a pair of incredibly wrinkly dockers, a 3-button henley, and a ratty pair of sneakers.  I just laugh to myself, thinking about how half my dance team teammates were in LOVE with him.  This morning, on the eL, I saw him again.  He was eating orange gatorade and m&m's for breakfast.  Blecch. Just thinking about that makes me want to run home and brush my teeth.

So, with inspiration from my roommate KateK, this sighting begs the question-- what do YOU eat for breakfast?  Post away.

Sloth is underrated
Sunday, July 25, 2004
Why is it that we are made to feel that relaxing is such a crime these days?  Is it the bad economy, with it's seemingly constant layoff cycle?  Is it my mother, who is never seen sitting still (and has potentially passed this much-feared gene to me)?  When we put "experienced at multitasking" on a resume, do we then feel obligated to actually do so?  Why is this- what is true value of multitasking...why bother?

In moderation, I believe that sloth is a fantastic thing.  Is it such a crime to want to sit down in front of the television, without feeling like you need to be doing something else simultaneously?  When did television become the nefarious, evil-doing enemy of the so-called productive masses?  This is not to discount the development of things like TiVo, which actually streamlines sloth.  I am in favor of inventions such as this.

What I am not in favor of, however, is the constant guilt that we feel to do 14 things, at one time.  (For the record, I am not referring to any guilt that may result from my mother's hyperactivity which, in the great irony of life, has actually become one of her more endearing traits.)  It becomes clear why society is more stressed out than ever these days, and why children feel like being involved in tee-ball, ballet, soccer, and language classes isn't much.  Has anyone else noticed that kids don't play outside very much anymore?  What happened to "ghosts in the graveyard," and spinning around until you fell down in the grass?  Parents and non-parents alike-- take back your weekends!  Remind the office why they call it the "business week."  Everybody get out there, and watch some syndicated Brady Bunch re-runs! 

Almost Famous
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Well, I have to brag.  I have to.  My niece, thanks to my totally pompous self-promotion, is now famous.  Check her out as "Neighborhoodie of the Day" at

How adorable can one baby be?  At 13 m.o., I think we should definitely consider getting this lass a talent agent.  That is, assuming that she grows up as cute and talented as she currently is-- you know, with the ability to learn and master two syllable words. 

Be sure to vote for her in the "Neighborhoodie of the Week" election!  Bri for NOTW!

Blog Wars
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
So it appears that two of my favorite websites are very much in competition with one another- I had no idea! Chicagoist and GeekTastic are apparently warring one another for the top Chicago-themed blog. Personally, I also like Gapers Block, but I probably shouldn't pick one over the other. They might blackball me from the "cool blog" lists. Oh wait, I was never on those lists to begin with. Hmmm.

Work has been a little bit crazy these days, because our big event is nearing. So my posts have (don't cry now) been few and far between. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up the pace soon, but until I do, enjoy these links- they're great time wasters!

Chicago Bloggers
Keith's Site
Willy Wonka Website

Thursday, July 08, 2004
So I haven't posted in a week, much to your dismay, I'm sure.

I have been sitting here for the better part of 25 minutes, starting up a rant, then deleting it. There have been 4 almost-posts. I can't seem to focus on anything- my work, my desk, not even my email. If there's one thing I can always lose myself in, it's email-- but not today.

I feel as if I'm a victim of Adult-Onset ADHD, with a mind full of gobbletygook, and an itchin' to get the hell out. Out of where? Who knows? Just out.

Fun for your wallet
Thursday, July 01, 2004
I'm pretty busy today, so this will have to make this quick. I love to shop. Enjoy some of my favorite online shops!


Red Envelope



Redhead Boutique


Go Clothing


Net a Porter

Stationery Studio

Plum Party

Uncommon Goods