No Wonder!

I absolutely love this lipstick shade. It’s the best shade of brown for me. It is ChocoLiscious indeed. Richly pigmented, it seems to have more of a yellow than a blue cast. There is not a hint of purple in this shade. I like to avoid blue or or near my face, because it makes me look sallow.

I have had this for almost a year. Today was the first time I looked at the bottom of the tube!

I discovered that not only is it a perfectly flattering shade, it’s number in the Revlon system is one of my favorite numbers! 665! It’s one less than 666! It’s second in evil! Second place has to be always “on” and ready to strike because you never know when opportunity will arrive! 665 is more than 666!

Second ALWAYS works harder! Second place ALWAYS wants it more!

The Worst Client….

I have cleaned for people on and off for most of my adult life. It’s can be very rewarding. You can often make serious progress in a short time. The results of your efforts are immediately visible and clients are usually pleased.


My decades of experience have occasionally left me very disappointed and disgusted as well. I’ve learned to avoid at least one type of client. This type appeared on FB today; looking for help. Continue reading “The Worst Client….”

A Working River…

The Chicago River has been transformed from a mostly “working” river to a recreational treasure. However, near my office, it’s still a working river; there’s a cement factory nearby.

I like that most of the barges I see are monogramed with my initials. I always check the number on the hull. It would be very fun to spot one with my birthday someday! #goals

Finding Presidents in Unusual Places

Gino's NorthUPDATE: Scroll all the way down down to see the latest!

I sort of regularly grab a cocktail at a little place called Gino’s North. It’s in Edgewater, a few doors east of the Granville L stop.

Back in the early ’40’s founder and and restaurateur Frank Meltiades dreamed of having a swanky cocktail lounge. When the space became available, he opened the Snow Drop Lounge. The lounge was named after the Per Hasselberg statue, Snöcklackan. Frank picked out this reproduction to grace the bar and she’s lived here since.

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The Grey Area – NSFW

So I have come to the conclusion that most of the sex I’ve had in my lifetime has been nonconsensual. It has been sex I have not really wanted.

It was sex that I had because I didn’t want to deal with the fallout of saying No. I didn’t want to be badgered for the rest of the night or maybe I felt obligated or It was 12 degrees and I didn’t want to walk home or maybe I didn’t want to hurt his feelings or my lifetime socialization taught me that any man would certainly know what I “needed” more than I possibly could.

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