The next frontier: Getting a cleaning woman

I am not a very neat or clean person. I like when my house is picked up and freshly cleaned but I will say that my deep clean skills are severely lacking. Sure, I scrub the tub and sink but the floors, vents and blinds? I’m lucky if I get to that once a season. If at all. It’s sad. […]

Trying to cut the caffeine addiction

I have several vices: red wine, coffee, the very occasional cigarette and…soda. I love soda, especially non-diet, non-zero-calorie soda. On a hot day, I love a nice ice-cold beer, but sometimes, all I want is a sip of ice cold soda. The feeling of sugar hitting your veins is the best. It sounds like a drug, and sometimes, it feels […]

Pet peeves: Winter edition

As much as I love Chicago, there are things here that irritate me, especially when weather comes in to play. Let’s just say, when it rains, your morning commute can become a nightmare. But, that’s life in the big city where you rely on public transportation and tourists are a way of life. So in the celebration of this season, […]

Getting back out there…or not

While I was home for the holidays, I logged on to my Ok Cupid app just to…look around. I’m still spending some time in sad city/bummerland so my friends suggested I “get back out there” to try and take my mind off things. I didn’t expect Prince Charming to appear, but when I was deleting old emails, I came across […]

Post painting return to normalcy

This weekend was full of two things: organizing and cleaning. Plus, a little drinking. What drove me to drink? Well, I hate coming home to a mess. When I go to work, I pick up before I leave, same when I go on trips. Friday, when I got the call that painting was (finally) over in my apartment, I went […]

When home becomes an episode of Hoarders

I’ve watched Hoarders and thought, “thank god that’s not me.” But tonight, as I’m sitting in my apartment, I feel like I’m living in my own version of it. My apartment is being painted today and tomorrow and it is currently a total disaster area. I hate it so much. I am sitting on the one piece of furniture that […]

Forcing myself out of a style rut

Living in the city makes me very aware of how I look. Most of the time, I plan out what I’m going to wear, how to accessorize it and what is an “appropriate” outfit for where I’m going. But then there are those ruts where it all goes to hell and you barely put forth the effort to shower. Recently, […]