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 NorthI 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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A Tactile Approach

Often we opt for matching things; a set looks organized and uniform or a certain designer is a favorite. That works for many people.

For me, the similarity is one of the worst things about a set. Especially when it comes to organizing my purse. When everything is the same, it feels the same. You hand darts into your purse, everything, at first touch, feels like everything else. As you fumble to decipher size, you think “Is that it? or is that it? or is that it? Continue reading “A Tactile Approach”