Saturday, September 17, 2005

Should I NOT wear my Easy Spirit Pumps?

Because, seriously - they feel like a sneaker.

Now, this is the kind of busy weekend I like. Last night, Sufjan Stevens @ Metro (more on that later) - this morning, AIDS Walk, and tonight, Kathy Griffin up Skokie way with my pal Di! Who knows what Sunday holds?

I wanted to pop in to give a huge SHOUT OUT to all of the people who pledged to the cause in wonder of my ass walking 3 miles or so on a Saturday morning! Thank you!

And for anyone attending Angel Fest at Queen of Angels or Applefest in Giddings Plaza, sorry I won't be there with you - but please keep it quiet by the time ROME is on. I don't want to have to be 'that guy' when your drunk ass is walking past our windows shouting a la German American Fest. It's bad enough that the GA Fest is now just wall-to-wall asshole instead of the cool people who were there when I was a kid. Anyway, later on I pledge to blog about the Sufjan show, and any silliness that I encounter down at Grant Park today!

Friday, September 16, 2005

Yet Another Reason to Read KELLY LINK

It's free! Kelly Link's first collection of stories, Stranger Things Happen, is available electronically for zero dollars! When I grow up, I want to be The Girl Detective. But I won't lie when I tell you my favorite story is Travels with the Snow Queen.

And, if you like these stories, and feel like giving Kelly Link money, you can go out and buy her new book, Magic For Beginners, which has an awesome story about a magical handbag!

Go get it!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Grody, to the max.

So, for those of you who don't know, my job is mostly training. Training adults. Regular, corporate employees. In my classroom today, there was an attendee who stopped paying attention and stared at me while CHEWING HER NAILS. Like, sucking on her fingers, while staring at me. How nasty is that OK? It really reinforces my strong desire to bring back the phrase Grody to the Max!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

See Maggie Walk. Walk, Maggie, Walk!

Hey faithful readers (all three of you!)

My pal Johnny Confidence and I are walking a 5K on Saturday (my first ever 5K anything!) to benefit AIDS - well, not to benefit AIDS, per se - to benefit causes for AIDS - wait, not "for AIDS", against AIDS, well - you get the picture.

You can sponsor me by donating through this web page.

Monday, September 12, 2005

How To Know It's a REAL Doctor

Originally uploaded by baranpower.
Here are some signs that you are seeing a real-life, established doctor:

1) Prominent display of clown doctor statues presented to him/her over the years.

2) The technique of office sit-down, exam, office sit-down.

3) Generally knows the difference between para-ovarian cysts and kidney stones.

Yay, real doctor!

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