Okay, it’s been a while. But there’s stuff that I have on my mind, on topics ranging from racial tensions on college campuses to airline miles to interior design to whether I should root my Nook tablet. This seems like the right spot to spill.
We usually subscribe to three theater companies per year: Always Steppenwolf: we love our seats, we love the ensemble, and they seem to be the only major Chicago theater company who continues to invest in finding, developing, and showcasing local talent. Often Court Theatre. We’re UofC’ers, but more importantly, we’re huge fans of Charles Newell… Continue reading So what have I been up to? Theater, theater, and more theater…
Well, I was going to blog at least twice a week. Or at least once a week. Or, at the very least, once a fortnight. Then April happened… And I don’t have any good excuses except to say that the writing muse wasn’t with me. Which is, frankly, a sucky excuse because I know better… Continue reading So much for April…
I find it mildly annoying that many personal finance gurus (and their books) are tied to strong religious views. The heavy-weight champ is, of course, Dave Ramsey. That dude can find a proverb to support whatever it is that he’s selling. Then again, one can usually find a bible verse to support whatever one is… Continue reading Money and religion
Hardly insightful; however, I’m often astounded by current technology (when it works). I just spent a long weekend visiting Colonial Williamsburg. One of the first sites I went to was Bassett Hall, John D. Rockefeller, Jr’s country cottage. Chris and I were wondering how the Rockefellers could travel from location to location and still conduct… Continue reading The future is now.
We went to view an apartment today. And now I’m totally bummed out. Some background: we have been homeowners. And we have come to the conclusion that homeownership bites. Bites hard. With condos, there’s HOA dues and HOA members and HOA management to deal with. (And speaking as a former president of a HOA, it… Continue reading Home Is Where the Cat Is…
(This musical sprang into my head, and this is the most famous number… Although I really am shy.) So when I turned 30, my back decided to be lame. Seriously: right after my 30th birthday, I began to experience chronic, but low-level, back pain. Just enough to remind me that something’s not 100% but not… Continue reading Sleep. Glorious sleep.
It’s February, it’s cold, and I still dream of moving to warm weather. Then I remember: I have theater tickets next week. And the week after that. And the week after that… I honestly do not believe there’s a better theater scene in this country than right here in Chicago. It’s one of my many,… Continue reading Dreaming
Yeah, I like things. Just yesterday, I vowed to Chris that I wouldn’t buy from Amazon for two months. Then I learned this morning that the ebook of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere was on sale for $3… No, it’s not much. But I promised myself! And we had just decided to eliminate our CC debt by… Continue reading Material Girl Finds Balance
So I think I’m developing a blog style: I’m not the musical one of the family, but there does always seem to be a good song to match what’s on my mind. So another New Year’s Resolution: financial fitness. Honestly, it’s embarrassing: Chris earns GREAT money, and while my income has been uneven over the… Continue reading Can You Use Any Money Today?