On The Controversy Around the #AmtrakResidency

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.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm 5

On Best Places to Cry For Free in New York City

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.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm 1

On A Map of Lost Mittens

Heard a mitten earnestly referred to as a "lobster-style glove" the other day. Christ.

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0

On Maybe We'll Soon Have Our Very First Cat Cafe

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...

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 11:30 am 1

On Elderly Patrons Allowed to Stay at McDonald's Except During Lunch

Old men drinking coffee are the best part of any McDonald's.

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm 0

On Calculating the Costs: 'Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas'

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.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0

On I Woke Up Doing 1 Thing

@Bill Fostex Do you have any that are approved by the PDGA?

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 2:21 pm 0

On Our Names, Our Jobs

My last name begins with Ha so maybe I am destined to always HAte my job, ha ha ha ha ha.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm 0

On Open Offices: Pros and Cons (Mostly Cons)

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.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm 2

On Too Busy Counting Their Money to Care That You Hate Them

@aproprose I can't WAIT to see who's getting rich from the ridiculous undertaking that is Ventra.

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm 1