Does it make sense that a St. Patrick’s Day themed event takes place nowhere near the holiday itself? No. Do we care? No. Think of it as a city-wide acknowledgement of the fact that the holiday lasts a month anyways. Read the rest of this entry
It’s almost spring and already the excitement that only a new baseball season can bring is in the air.
Hope is renewed and fans across the country “know” that this will be the year…and then there’s the Cubs’ fans.
Much has been said about the fans of these lovable losers. They’re dedicated and delusional. And those are the nicer comments. Read the rest of this entry
Today the Chicago teachers’ strike enters its ninth day. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s seven days out of the classroom.
The Chicago Teachers Union’s first strike in 25 years, this battle promised to be epic from the get-go. And it has more than lived up to the hype.
While a strike itself usually implies that both parties don’t see eye to eye on some fundamental issues, this strike has gone from bad to worse. Both sides calling the other a liar; and the school board trying to declare the strike illegal.
It seems to me that both sides have forgotten what their jobs are (or should be). Despite the fact that the 350,000 (or so) have been referenced in every other sentence of this debate, they’ve also been left on the sidelines to watch their educators and administrators (not to mention, the mayor) name call and make low blows at eachother.
As both sides reconvene this afternoon, try and keep in mind who you should be working for, and what you’re teaching them.
…and to the kids enjoying the nice long vacation; remember how much fun this was when you’re still in class half-way through July.
More on the Story: CNN
…just for fun:
Congratulations, Chicago! We made it through the weekend.
With the worst behind us (hopefully) it’s time to take on the last day of the NATO summit.
You’re all staying home today? Really?
You’re going to let a few thousand protestors with signs and megaphones; more than two dozen train station closures; two dozen bus reroutes; several street closures (including part of Lake Shore Drive); an upped security detail and several of the world’s leaders scare you away from showing up for work on a Monday?
Although, when I put it that way, why am I going to work today? It is Monday after all.
More on the Story: CBS.com
…just for fun:
If you were to take a quick poll of a group of runners as to why they run, odds are you would get a variety of answers.
Health, fitness, the awesome fashion and fun (yes, that’s right all you non-runners) usually make the top five.
However, more often than not the number one spot belongs to that which governs us all—food.
So what could be better than a race dedicated to one of our favorite, foody indulgences? Well, if that sustenance is chocolate, the answer is obviously: nothing.
This morning, the Crusaders, along with thousands of our closest friends, took to the streets of Chicago in pursuit of this popular confection in the Hot Chocolate 5K.
True, we could have slept a few extra hours, stopped by the local Ghirardelli and had the same end result. But would that chocolate taste as sweet? Would it be quite as deserved?
Because as many a novice runner has learned, everything tastes better after a borderline freezing, morning run.
So, if you’ll excuse me, this Crusader is going to enjoy some of her well deserved chocolate after a morning of fitness, fashion (we got adorable jackets) and fun.
More on the Story: Chicago Hot Chocolate 5K/15K
…just for fun:
This was stuck in my head for the whole 3.1 miles-