Tag: Chicago

Come Celebrate My Blog’s Birthday at My Awesomely Golden Party in Chicago!

[ 9 ] July 1, 2014 |
Come Celebrate My Blog’s Birthday at My Awesomely Golden Party in Chicago!

My peoples! On August 8, 2006 I launched this website. Back then it was called “Luvvie’s Random Rants” and I had just graduated from college. I felt like I had outgrown my Xanga blog (remember Xanga?) so I moved┬áto Blogger, shut down my old blog that I had for three years and the rest is […]

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Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

[ 1 ] July 28, 2013 |
Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

Scott was in Chicago last week for a conference and while he was here, we decided to record our 2nd live version of the Ratchet and the Geek podcast. The first time we recorded it and allowed folks to watch on YouTube was when I was in Portland in May and it was so fun. […]

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I’m Teaching a Twitter 201 Class at StoryStudio Chicago

[ 1 ] June 21, 2012 |
I’m Teaching a Twitter 201 Class at StoryStudio Chicago

My peoples! I already mentioned before how I really want to be teaching more social media classes online and in-person. I do them at conferences and I also do them for clients 1-on-1 but my goal is to start doing monthly (or ideally 2 per month) group classes on various social media and blogging topics. […]

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Come Shop with Me and Afrobella at Marshall’s on Nov 30th in Chicago

[ 1 ] November 28, 2011 |
Come Shop with Me and Afrobella at Marshall’s on Nov 30th in Chicago

My peoples! So you know I like to shop. Especially for shoes. Wells, Afrobella put together a shopping event with TJ Maxx and Marshalls, and yours truly will be on hand to give shoe-shopping tips! So come shop with me and my blog besties: Afrobella, Renewed Fitness and The Sassy Peach on November 30th at […]

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So I Went to Rihanna’s Chicago Concert

[ 13 ] June 16, 2011 |
So I Went to Rihanna’s Chicago Concert

So last night, I went to Rihanna‘s concert at the United Center with my girl Patrice (aka Afrobella). We got hooked up with some VIP tickets so we got dressed up, funky fresh, dressed to impress, ready to party. The United Center was hella packed with all types of folks. White folks, Black folks, Young […]

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SnowtoriousBIG is Here! Stay Safe, Chitowners!

[ 6 ] February 1, 2011 |
SnowtoriousBIG is Here! Stay Safe, Chitowners!

As you all know, we’re in the midst of SnowtoriousBIG, the goon ass blizzard that is coming through Chicago and the Midwest. Skinny people of Chicago! If you’re going outside today, please wear a heavy backpack so you don’t get blown away by the wind. Kthx! Don’t get Dorothy’ed from the Wizard of Oz, my […]

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Rio Won Olympics and Chicago’s Mad

[ 1 ] October 2, 2009 |
Rio Won Olympics and Chicago’s Mad

So by now, you already heard that Rio won the 2016 Olympics. My poor city, Chicago was the first one eliminated. The Olympic Committee went: “I’m happy for you, Chicago & I’mo let you finish, but Rio had the BEST Olympic bid of ALL TIME! Oh, and 2016 DEEZ!!! Giggity, giggity!” *pelvic thrust* So now, […]

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Cabbie Chronicles Continues

[ 8 ] April 24, 2009 |
Cabbie Chronicles Continues

So this is an emergency post, which usually comes when I need to go off about something that just happened. I’m STILL heated. Seriously, Chicago Cab Drivers are officially the bane of my existence. One of my uncles is a cab driver, and I respect him SO MUCH. So he is an exception to this […]

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NorthFace Strengthens me

[ 11 ] February 16, 2009 |
NorthFace Strengthens me

Y’all already know this winter has been on some Kentucky Freeze-A-b*tch type stuff. It’s been horrendous. I’ve quit Chicago a plethora of times, telling it to pack its sh*t and GO and I meant it. It actually had the nerve to be -11 for a couple of days. What in the not-so-hot pits of Dereon […]

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Coldest Winter Ever

[ 14 ] January 15, 2009 |
Coldest Winter Ever

And no, I’m not referring to the most overrated piece of urban literature (I even use “literature” loosely) known to man. It’s -26 degrees (feels like it anyway) right now in the Chi. That is a screenshot I took of weather.com. Like in REAL life, not virtual. it’s reported that this is the coldest it […]

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Brain Freeze

[ 5 ] December 15, 2008 |
Brain Freeze

Seriously, I was going to write an entry today but I stepped outside, and I believe my brain fluid froze. Chicago ain’t SH*T for this weather. How cold is it, you ask? According to weather.com, It is currently 8 degrees, but the wind chill makes it feel like 11 degrees below zero. Yes, ELEVEN DEGREES […]

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I Hate Winter

[ 13 ] November 21, 2008 |
I Hate Winter

I just can’t cope. I’m not sure why it hits me hard every year like its the first time, but I hate cold weather/winter like crackheads love gingivitis!!! I mean really. This ish is ridiculous. Today is like 20 degrees below obscene in Chicago (ok, its 17 degrees, but you get my point). I walked […]

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Celebrate Good Times for Obama!

[ 4 ] November 4, 2008 |
Celebrate Good Times for Obama!

I was on YBF.com a couple of days ago, and she put a list up of ways for Black folks to celebrate if Obama wins to keep folks from getting nervous, at least for the first few days. I already broke ALL them rules and it has only been an hour and a half. 1. […]

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