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Chicago, IL
I'm a copywriter livin' the life in Chicago
Interests: dancing... and finding most everything funny., writing
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I enjoy the Millionaire Matchmaker as much as the next couch potato, but there’s something about Patti Stanger’s “tough love” critiquing that irks the hell outta me. It’s her outright rejection of short and /or curly hair, and the blanket... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at CheapThrills
My first night in Chicago, I rolled 2 suitcases into an empty apartment that was somehow “mine” and promptly freaked out. I couldn’t stay there alone, on a sofa I’d just bought off a stranger (the only piece of furniture... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at CheapThrills
My grandmother used to always say to me, “All that hair. Don’t EVER cut it.” I always assumed she knew some secret – like maybe once you cut little-Black-girl-hair it doesn’t ever grow back (a thought that absolutely terrified me).... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at CheapThrills
Posted Apr 16, 2010 at CheapThrills
Here are some choice selections, along with a special message from Brick Tamland. If you have any good shots from yesterday's little tea party in the Boston Common, please send them my way! Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at CheapThrills
Well, for one night at least. After graduating from college, my friend Liz taught at a public elementary school in the Bronx for 4 years through Teach For America. You'd think a Jewish girl from Oldtown Philly would be intimidated... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at CheapThrills
Admittedly, I'm not a huge Archie fan. But whatever, this plot twist was too good to pass up. Looks like Archie and Valerie from Josie and the Pussycats are having a little "secret" romance. You know, they smooch in dark... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at CheapThrills
Wow. I guess I’ve noticed that ads don’t really speak to me as a single woman… but I always assumed the problem was me. After all, I probably should be married with kids by now, buying Bounty by the bulk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at CheapThrills
And neither will greasy fries! Boo! That’s always been my cure (or, rather, my excuse to savor McDonalds shamelessly). The morning after boozy nights, a girlfriend of mine would prepare me her trusted hangover remedy: three drops of Milk Thistle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2010 at CheapThrills
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Mar 15, 2010
Yo... Remember this weird moment at last night's Academy Awards? I wasn't sure if this lady was legit angry or just really wanted to get in her acceptance speech before the music started. Turns out there was a tight situation... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at CheapThrills
Anyone else noticing how the late 80's/early '90's are making a comeback? Just yesterday, I found myself rockin' out to Written All Over Your Face by Rude Boys (what happened to those guys??). Then I went and downloaded some Guy,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at CheapThrills
I've decided to give my hair a hack for the summer. I'm wavering between something like this: And something like this: It's a big change, so I need opinions. Tell me what you think. - Ryan Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at CheapThrills
Can't say I never gave you anything! Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at CheapThrills
I caught Dave Chappelle's 2007 stand-up act Killing Them Softly on Comedy Central over the weekend. For all the feigned LOLs in this world, it's seldom that you actually "laugh out loud" - especially when you're alone. But this part... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at CheapThrills
I have a friend who’s on We spent a couple minutes perusing profiles, paying particular attention to the “my date” criteria. On Match, people can select all the things they’re looking for in a date, ethnicity included. We found... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at CheapThrills
This Valentine’s Day, I spent the day dating myself. First, I took myself to the movies (note to all you singles out there, try not to see Up In The Air alone), then stopped in a new-ish salon on State... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2010 at CheapThrills
I have this weird memory for things people say. And when it comes to movie quotes, forget about it. I’ve memorized entire scripts. I think I may have inherited this gift from my dad, actually. We can recite the whole... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2010 at CheapThrills
I'm neither one, but I think I should sign up. Just to be on the safe side. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at CheapThrills
I'm 27. I like 7's WAY better than 6's in general, so this age seems okay to me.'s boring, but it's my life. :) Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2010 at CheapThrills to stop being a social media hermit. So I deactivated my Facebook about 10 months ago because it worsened all the already painful problems in my life. Kinda like putting a magnifying glass to an ant on a sunny... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at CheapThrills
It's not for sale. But I really want one. I wish I had some Erin McKean (the dressmaker) connects... ...because Tetris is the best video game of all time. And this dress rocks. Looks like the music should start speeding... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2009 at CheapThrills
Gets me every time. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2009 at CheapThrills
"I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," [Keith] Bardwell, [justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish] told the Associated Press on Thursday. "I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at CheapThrills