handful of pennies
My dad always told a story growing up about the rich family on the block. For Halloween, they had a bowl of change and you were allowed however much money you could get with a single, one handed grab. He told us they were allowed to trick or treat for 5 nights (probably an untruth) and they would trade costumes to keep going back to the rich people’s house (possibly a truth).
Second, my parents brought doll passports to the airport instead of their own...– Wedding Graduates: Manya & Brian « A Practical Wedding: Ideas for Unique, DIY, and Budget Wedding Planning
ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN SENATORS UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORT... →
cubicleparty: ifitseasy: axelrod: “The Civil Rights Agenda (CRA), an Illinois-based group, has indicated that every Republican in the Illinois Senate has co-sponsored SB 2495, a bill solely designed to empower religious groups like Catholic Charities to discriminate against same-sex couples in civil unions when providing adoption and foster care services.” Click the link and read more And...
Avenue Jeans, never again
After splurging last spring on two pairs of Not My Daughter’s Jeans, which eventually ripped out in the ass/thigh - as jeans of a fat lady cyclist are wont to do, I decided to revert to cheap jeans. Never again. Pair one: cutest fit. Lose their shape within 4 hours and are total “pants on the ground.” Pair two: 2nd cutest fit, but never get an ounce of give during the day. By...
By examining recovered artifacts, they have reportedly been able to decipher the...– Remains Of Ancient Race Of Job Creators Found In Rust Belt | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source
This is not to say that he [Steve Jobs] didn’t enjoy his success: he enjoyed his...– A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs - NYTimes.com
You wanna get in a girl's pants?
singleinchicago: Easy. Ask her on a real date. Pick the time and place. Enough of this “Whatcha up to” bullshit. Ask her to get an effing drink.
MYTH 10: That Cute Bookseller You’ve Been Flirting With Won’t Date You One of my...– Bookseller I’d Like to F*** « Used Furniture Review
That morning I suited up. Full-on, brightly-colored, logo-covered spandex....– How I Became an Urban Cyclist - Momentum Mag
Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining Times have been good Fast,...– Lyrics, The Russian & Molokov/ Where I Want to be Lyrics »
A leading organizer was Ms. Sacopulos, retired schoolteacher, grandmother and...– Terre Haute Battles Crow Problem -This Land - NYTimes.com A story about my hometown and a woman we’ve known our entire lives. Go Joy!
So even though the themes of the show are in many ways timeless, today, My...– Generation Catalano: The generation stuck between Gen X and the Millennials. - Slate Magazine
resisting the urge to publicly assign every person...
In my head, though, it’s done.
everyone here is involved in politics
I spent the weekend in Bloomington, Indiana at a tech conference that was founded by a high school friend. After being out of touch for over a decade, we reconnected in the same industry in 2009. All of the conference organizers in the college town came to be a Hoosier, fell in love with the town and stayed or returned. In Chicago, the people I know involved in politics work on Obama’s...
As I write this, Leah Jones is in San Francisco—and pictures from the trip are...– Oy!Chicago - Following Leah Jones I was doing some Googling of my name and found this article from 2008 about me. This is how it all works - we piece together strangers lives based on what they choose to tell us online.
In the fictional town of Pawnee, there’s a group for girls called the Pawnee...– Parks and Recreation: Thank You for the Pawnee Goddesses @ Feministing (via gtforeality)
Harry: The minute you're finished, you know what goes through your mind? "How long do I have to lie here and hold her before I can get up and go home? Is 30 seconds enough?"
Sally: That's what you're thinking?
Harry: Sure, all men think that. How long do you like to be held? All night, right? See, there's the problem, somewhere between 30 seconds and all night is your problem.
Sally: I don't have a problem.
Harry: Yeah you do.
Israel first outlawed the death penalty in 1954, thus reversing the Mandate Law,...– What Gilad Shalit tells us about the respect for life in Europe, Israel and Palestine - Telegraph
taking that talk to the stage
And headlining the event.
I’m giving my body acceptance/cycling talk again. I completely reworked it. Tonight at 8PM in Bloomington, Indiana. 1.The first time I called another girl fat, I was in third grade. During Spanish lesson everyone stood up and sat if they didn’t match the word I said. Chica. Morena. Ojos de azules. Camisa roja. 2. With two girls left, the teacher asked, “Flaca o gorda.” My mom pulled me...
CharlotteCooper.net - Fat - How to Ride a Bike: A... →
Awesome timing! I’m about to give my ignite talk on cycling and fat acceptance again this weekend - now with more awesome fodder from Charlotte and Natalie!
Know Your Rights: A Crash Support Crash Course &...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 6-8PM Active Transportation Alliance Headquarters 9 West Hubbard, Suite 402, Chicago Learn what to do after a bicycle related crash and get real life advice from crash support attorneys. Participants will have an opportunity to privately meet with crash support attorneys to talk about the status of any pending cases or insurance claims. This event is free and open to...
Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam matir asurim. Blessed are You,...– Exhale « Frume Sarah’s World
Finally coming home.
Coincidentally, [Giuliana] Rancic recently filmed some on-the-street interviews...– Giuliana Rancic: I have breast cancer - CNN.com I work at the agency that produced these videos for a partnership between Orbit and Bright Pink. I wish Giuliana a swift and complete recovery. I’m glad she has the extra-support system of having worked on this partnership for two years.
Emanuel is mandating that city employees use public transit when on the job....– A/N Blog . Rahmbo to City Workers: Take the Train!
Earlier this month, we stole the best idea ever from our Minneapolis office. Lunch Club. We’ve got eight women in the group. Monday through Thursday, someone brings lunch for everyone in the group. Once every two weeks it is your responsibility to bring for everyone. So now I get a home cooked lunch 4/5 days a week and I spend WAY less money on lunch. Where I work in Chicago, eating out...
Firstly, your Jewish experience should, generally, be bringing you comfort and...– DOVBEAR: God’s Sukkos Message to Orthodox Jewry
When I asked her if starting a relationship was a difficult decision after so...– All the Single Ladies - Atlantic Mobile
I definitely noticed an increase in my own contentment when I began to develop...– All the Single Ladies - Atlantic Mobile
Famous Bolick family story: When I was a little girl, my mother and I went for a...– All the Single Ladies - Atlantic Mobile
We took for granted that we’d spend our 20s finding ourselves, whatever that...– All the Single Ladies - Atlantic Mobile
My single girl friends are mostly frustrated, perplexed, annoyed and sometimes...– Thirty Something Singledom (in response to the following question: “What’s the mentality of your single/taken friends in regards to dating, marriage, and everything in between? Do you live in a city or suburban area?”)
personal rules are not meant to be broken
that’s why it became a personal rule.
Fact: I spent a significant amount of time with Pittsburgh educated men this week.
Even if things turn around financially, I don’t think I could stomach going to...– I Went Back to the Land to Feed My Family - NYTimes.com