People attend Drinking Liberally — and live to tell about it

Heck, Capper ever said he enjoyed the last one. Though I must have really drunk liberally that night, as I don’t remember anything at all about me appearing as a giant elf. (Or if it wasn’t me, then maybe Capper did…) Normally, is on the third Wednesday of the month. However, this January, we willContinue reading “People attend Drinking Liberally — and live to tell about it”

NY Times: 2009 VW Jetta TDI Clean Diesel is “A High-Mileage Masterpiece”

Now I thought my ’06 TDi was all that and a ball of wax, but these new Clean Diesels seem to be everything I wanted and then some. The New York Times is arguably not renowned for its car reviews, but they, along with what seems like everyone who‘s test-driven the new ’09 Clean DieselContinue reading “NY Times: 2009 VW Jetta TDI Clean Diesel is “A High-Mileage Masterpiece””

A great experience at the Apple Store

After making two previous trips to the Apple Store at Bayshore Mall, I’d had enough. I was even ready to be assertive with my demands for service. (How un-liberal, pshaw!) But they went above and beyond my expectations. At first, it didn’t look that good. When the words “replace the hard drive” passed the store Genius’Continue reading “A great experience at the Apple Store”

Howdy from the megachurch Apple Store on Fifth Avenue

Yup, we descended down the glassy stairs of the Fifth Avenue Apple Store in Manhattan just so I could make this post.   Mayfair + Bayshore Apple Store: “church” Chicago Magnificent Mile Apple Store: “cathedral” The glass cube Manhattan Apple Store: “megachurch”   which would make 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino the Vatican?   hmm. If you add the aboveContinue reading “Howdy from the megachurch Apple Store on Fifth Avenue”

You know what’s awesome? A Dalek cake for your birthday!

As today was my birthday, we celebrated it at the at the free Chill on the Hill concert in Humboldt Park with a homemade Dalek cake. As in, a cake that looks like a Dalek. And yes, we has pictures: The view from the front and the side… …And this is quite possibly the onlyContinue reading “You know what’s awesome? A Dalek cake for your birthday!”