The CTA Writers' Residency doesn't get as much hype, but it's still an awesome program. You don't even have to apply. Just ride the Red Line from Howard to 95th and back again forever, or until they kick you off and make you pay another $2.50.
We have a "Wellness Room" at our office that is ostensibly a private place for nursing mothers to pump. Off-label uses include crying, sleeping, screaming into the decorative throw pillow, and storing corporate artwork.
Heard a mitten earnestly referred to as a "lobster-style glove" the other day. Christ.
I've wanted to open one of these in Chicago since visiting one in Tokyo a couple of years ago. I think it would work especially well in an area full of college students who miss their pets at home, or apartment dwellers who aren't allowed to have pets and need some animal touch therapy. Perhaps in the area along Sheridan by Loyola University.. yes, yes...
Old men drinking coffee are the best part of any McDonald's.
Mike, I think yours looks just as good as the one in Bon Appétit. And it's probably not even drizzled with rubber cement or whatever other sorcery food stylists employ. Cheap Healthy Good is a site I used to lean on quite a bit for simple stuff - she stopped posting in 2012, but there are voluminous archives. Recipes broken down not only by cost, but by nutritional value if you're into that sorta thing.
@Bill Fostex Do you have any that are approved by the PDGA?
My last name begins with Ha so maybe I am destined to always HAte my job, ha ha ha ha ha.
No. I hate open plan offices, I hate communal dining with strangers, I hate those bench seats on the train that face inward and force you to touch thighs with the schmoes on either side of you and place your line of sight juuuuust about crotch-level with the standing passengers. Basically I require lots of personal space and shouldn't be living in a large city.
@aproprose I can't WAIT to see who's getting rich from the ridiculous undertaking that is Ventra.