Perspective served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, tomato, onion, hot peppers, celery salt and a pickle
I was lucky enough to attend the Blackhawks game tonight as a guest of my sister who happens to work for one of Chicago’s fine Fourtune 500 companies that happens to maintain a skybox at the United Center. Corporate America has it’s perks.
Monday is an early day for my so I need to keep this short. The shortest way I know how to do this is via some very quick quips and thus…
- To all the people who thought Phil Emery was making a joke of the head coaching search these past few weeks at Halas Hall, my question to you More >
Happy New Year loyal readers! I hope you’ve enjoyed the past eleven days as much as I have. It’s not so much that I did all that much awesome stuff per se, but I found it to be rather restful and relaxing more than anything. Nothing like a good recharging of the batteries to gear up for a new year.
Heading into my brief hiatus I was a little concerned about exactly what a layoff of this length would mean to my writing. For those who click through Chi-Guy.com on a regular basis I’m sure that you’ve noticed that some posts More >
Every now and again I get ideas for columns that sound fantastic in my head and I file them away in my Be Sure To Write About That Later drawer. Then when I go to sit down and flesh them out into a few hundred words I come up colder than a witch’s titty in an ice storm. So I figured I’d string a couple of these items together for you via the tried and true Quick Quips…
As our two weeks of fun in London come to an end I’d like to right my wrong and chime in with my two cents on the 2012 Summer Olympics. I don’t take back my comment from earlier in the week in that I think the Olympics have been more than entertaining but not quite enthralling. Maybe thirty-one years of consuming the product has numbed me, but if I told you three weeks ago that the Americans would dominate in the pool, the Jamaicans would tear up the track, Roger Federer and Andy Murray would play for the men’s final and Serena More >
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, The Wife & I packed up The Wee One and seventy-three pieces of luggage last week for a good old fashioned American road trip. Whereas last summer we had quite a bit of ground to cover getting all the way out to Teton National Park and back in ten days, this year’s edition proved to be a bit more manageable on the odometer. Seeing that we lowered the degree of difficulty in one department we opted to over-compensate and throw a three month old into the picture just to keep us on our toes. To More >
I’m writing to you from a semi-state of food induced coma. Nothing says “summer” like a pound of ground beef split between two pretzel rolls, two ears of corn, pasta salad, and an (un)healthy scoop of peach cobbler. I wouldn’t say that I have dry heaves, because if any heaving were to occur, I can assure you that no part of it would be dry.
I’m pretty sure that if I were to try and get 1,500 words out right now I’d end up with a sloppy post and an even sloppier keyboard, so bear with me while I fire off More >
Ever since The Wife & I went to the hospital to bring our wee-one into the world on April 4th (technically our little bundle didn’t arrive until the morning of the 5th) I feel like I’ve been a bit out of the loop. While a diet of staring at babies, eating takeout food, watching daytime TV, more staring at babies, attending doctor’s appointments, changing diapers, eating dinners people bring over when they come to stare at the baby, has it’s perks; one of the pieces of this lifestyle I find lacking is in feeling a connectedness to the world around More >
Here in the 21st century we live in a 24 hour news cycle where activities across the world come to our attention in real-time. It’s our role as participants in this civilization to consume this information, develop opinions accordingly and act on them. Or not… Frankly there’s so much crap going on I’m not sure how you’re supposed to keep up with it all. I guess you just need to find your own personal balance and act accordingly. I have friends who pay attention to everything going on in the world of politics but couldn’t tell you the first thing More >
As has been pointed out ad nauseum, I’ve been a little lacking in the field of content these past two weeks for a variety of selfishly-having-fun-and-not-keeping-you-in-the-loop reasons. With that said, I’ve been building up a collection of ideas that number more than your Magic cards and rather than running weeks behind in topical discussion I figured I’d just pump a bunch of them out you in the only way I know how… Quick Quips style.
- Thank you for this award, I know exactly where I’m going to put it. What award you ask? Well this afternoon I received a nice plaque in More >
Happy Friday everyone! It’s been an interesting week that has taken me from New Orleans, to Chicago, to Ft. Lauderdale, back to Chicago. The internet has been blacked out, Rob Lowe broke the biggest football story of 2012, and the world learned Newt Gingrich is kind of a scumbag (didn’t see that one coming). In typical Chi-Guy.com fashion, I’m really not in a position to put a bunch of coherent thoughts together or find a unique common thread that ties this crazy world of ours together. So instead I’d rather just throw some snide remarks and some videos together and More >