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Chicago ranked #6 on list of America’s Drunkest Cities

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Now that’s something to be proud of! I’m a sucker for these kinds of “best of” or “top of” lists and this one is pretty amusing. According to Forbes.com, Milwaukee is America’s #1 drinking city. It probably has something to do with all those breweries up there and the fact that there’s not too much else to do in Wisconsin besides get drunk (or eat cheese and bratwurst…. or go fishing). Somehow Chicago managed to make the top ten and come in at number six. Surprising since no one really drinks in this city… (hello? sarcasm??)

View the complete list here and then go have a beer!

Jesus is my wing man

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Inspired by the Lapsed Catholics photo pool on Flickr, I did some internet surfing to find Catholic kitsch. It is amazing what is being sold out there. I literally laughed out loud when I discovered these Jesus sport statues. Maybe if we’d gotten this one for Frankie he’d still be playing hockey (it’s a joke, Frank). On a more serious note, on this website there is also a list of Catholic saints and what exactly they’re the patron saints of. Ok, not so seriously, did you know there is a patron saint of television?! (There’s your useless fact of the day). Two actually: St. Martin de Porres and St. Clare of Assisi. Pray for us.

Mammoni

Sunday, July 9th, 2006
Some of us are familiar with the stereotype that young Italian men are "Mamma's Boys". There even is an Italian word for it: mammoni. (I've heard my father use that word to describe my brother many a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Something worth celebrating

Friday, September 9th, 2005
Did you know that today's date, September 9th, is officially half way to St. Patty's Day? We'll be celebrating in true Chicago style with a busload of people at the White Sox game. Maybe they'll be serving green ... [Continue reading this entry]

Sister’s Day

Thursday, August 11th, 2005
Who knew that this past Sunday, August 7th, was Sister's Day? Yes, it is an official "day", much like Mother's Day and Father's Day. I had no idea until I read an article about it in Sunday's Chicago ... [Continue reading this entry]

It may be a usless fact

Monday, March 21st, 2005
...but it sho' is funny! I snapped the wire in my underwire bra today while SNEEZING! I'm not too happy though because bra's are expensive. And I'm very particular about mine so I don't wear just any 'ol ... [Continue reading this entry]

Useless Question of the Day

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
What's the Ides of March?

Back by popular demand…

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
Wrigley Field originally cost $250,000 to build when it was constructed in 1913-1914. (Can you tell I can't wait for baseball season to begin???)

PBR Proud

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005
I am proud to say that, as of about an hour ago, I am an official member of the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer club. I was issued an official membership card and everything. This is a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Fear of Quizzes?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2005
Check out this quiz about fear. How smart are you?