Wanna hear something that is both literally and figuratively twisted?
I gotta hand it to Walt Disney. They have recently taken steps to ban the sales of toy weapons from all their theme parks. I'm impressed.
Katie's aunts and uncles like to send scratch-off lottery tickets as birthday gifts for family members. It's a cool way to give gifts.
I love cops. I really do. I have friends and family who are cops. I would trust them with both Katie's and Nathan's lives. Without question.
I was never a huge Stone Temple Pilots fan, but I liked them and enjoyed their music. I bought their CDs. I followed them through their ups and downs.
To recap, the Chicago Cubs received the following post-season awards:
Have your bank credit and debit cards moved over to chip technology yet? These chips are also known as "Smart Chips," "Embedded Integrated Circuits," and "EMV" or "Europay MasterCard Visa," the last of which I've never seen before but certainly explains why only our bank cards and not our Discover Cards have them.
I have a tattoo. I knew I wanted it and went in with four friends all with the intent of getting tattoos. Only two of us did. I was not drunk when I got it. It's a small one, but I love it. It's part of me and has been since I was 21. Like many others who have tattoos, I do want another. Someday.
I was blown away the other day when I heard a news story about a man and a woman having a baby and finding out that the father was not the baby's dad based on a blood test.
I had the following post all ready to go earlier today but never pulled the trigger...
After looking like a dominant force amidst mere minor leaguers, the Chicago Cubs have been put in their place handily in two straight games by the New York Mets.
I just don't get how people can be so ignorant in this day and age. Actor John Boyega, who is starring as Finn in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, is being taken to task for his role in the movie. Apparently, a lot of so-called fans are offended that a black man could be a Stormtrooper.
Today, the main campus of my alma mater of Northern Illinois University was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
It was actually a really good sports day in Chicago today!
Am I the only one who is completely uninspired by absolutely all the Presidential contenders that have jumped in the race thus far?
I love cops. I have family members who are cops. I have friends who are cops. I work with an entire police department. These are some of the most stand-up and fiercely loyal people I have ever met. You ask for something and they help. No questions asked. I love cops.
Illinois is renowned for many things. Being the "home" of our 16th President Abraham Lincoln. Having one of the tallest towers in the world. Having the third most populous city in the United States (I think that's still the case). Having a great hockey team of late, a great basketball team in the 90s, a good football team in the 80s, and two baseball teams that were great... Well, they were at some point, weren't they?
Thankfully, justice prevailed in Kentucky where Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was actively refusing, despite a Supreme Court ruling against her, to grant same-sex marriage licenses. Now she's in jail for being in contempt of court and five of her six deputy clerks have agreed to issue the licenses while she's rattling her tin cup along the bars humming lines from "Nobody knows the trouble I seen..."
As a preteen and teen, I loved slasher flicks. My life revolved around Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhies, Michael Myers, Tall Man, Chucky, etc.
Katie and I got a bit of a scare last night watching the NBC Chicago 10 o'clock news. They reported on a rather large Cottonmouth Water Moccasin on the loose in "northwest suburban Geneva."
Just piss off, Duggars. Seriously. Piss. Off.
Is full castration a legalized form of capital punishment in the United States? If so, I've got a pair of ideal candidates.
The big news of late is the New York Times' 20,000+ word expose on how Amazon operates and treats its employees. If you want to read the article, it's quite enlightening and will make you question any complaints you have about your own workplace.
Last month, I finished reading Jon Krakauer's Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. At its simplest, it's a book about the University of Montana at Missoula's spate of rape cases in the last decade as perpetrated mostly by members of the UMT Grizzly football team.
As I announced last night, Nathan and I had a boys' night at home while mommy went to see a movie.
Downpourings of rain overnight from yesterday to today. More rain tonight into tomorrow. This after area rivers finally started going back down after spilling over last week.
Admittedly I'm not the biggest soccer/fútbol fan in the world. I'd like to understand better and enjoy it more and... I'm trying.
Contract negotiations between athletes and team management always make me sad. Or, more appropriately, Saad
Well done, SCOTUS. Well done, indeed.
Anybody who feels otherwise can just leave. Now.
I read an article earlier this week about a girl who is pushing to have her university's library ban a list of graphic novels. Oh yeah, her parents are in on it, too.
I think this posting from Facebbok last night says it all...
Congratulations to American Pharaoh on being the first Triple Crown winner since 1978!
Ha ha. See what I did in that title? It’s funny. Or not.
Ferguson... Berkeley... Baltimore...