My Almost-First Kiss

My Almost-First Kiss

It’s June and I want to write about TV, so there’s only one option: Playoff hockey. Just kidding! Unlike many others in Chicagoland, I’m not going to talk about hockey like I’m some expert. Guys, it’s OK – nobody is going to accuse you of being a bandwagon fan if you just watch the playoffs … Continue reading

In Defense of Philly Fans

In Defense of Philly Fans

Last night the Stanley Cup Finals started and though I have finally come around and started supporting my adopted hometown’s team–Go Blackhawks!–the event still brings up some painful memories. The 2010 Stanley Cup Finals pitted the Hawks against my actual hometown team, the Philadelphia Flyers, and when the Hawks hoisted the cup after 6 tough … Continue reading

Doing Summer Right

Doing Summer Right

It’s the first week of June.┬áHoly crap, you guys. We made it! (I feel like I start almost every blog post by talking about the weather – and I apologize. I just have so many feelings about seasons.) It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve written, and I’m sorry I dropped off for a … Continue reading

June, Glorious June [Monthly Mix]

June, Glorious June [Monthly Mix]

It’s that perfect time of year, that brief window in Chicago when the mosquitoes aren’t too terrible, the heat hasn’t worn us down, the days are still getting longer, and the promise of summer stretches endlessly before us. It’s June. That also means it’s time for a new mix. While assembling this month’s collection of … Continue reading