Category Archives: Friends

By my side

I’ve been in Chicago almost two months now. I know my way around the neighborhood a bit better. My apartment looks like a home.

Feels like one, too.

As I’ve wandered around the city, seeing the sights and figuring out the subway system — I mean ‘L’ — I have documented it on social media.

People can diss Facebook and Instagram all they want, but when you move to a new city on your own, being able to share it with friends online gives you a wonderful sense of community.

With time, I will get that right here in the South Loop, but for now, I am especially grateful to my virtual one. 

Thanks for coming along for the ride!

The struggle is real

pronunciationFor the first time today, I realized that people can place pronunciation guides in their Facebook homepage profile.

For example, I could phonetically spell out “Curtsinger” so people don’t pronounce it “Crutsinjer,” which is very popular among customer service representatives and hotel registration desk employees.

But it’s my opinion that anyone who isn’t sure how to pronounce my last name probably shouldn’t be on my Facebook list.

On Twitter or Instagram? Sure. I follow people who I don’t know and whose name I would probably butcher if I met them on the street. We simply share common interests.

But Facebook?  These are my peeps. No pronunciation guide for you.

The fine print

On my Delta flight back to NYC from Toronto today,  I was flipping through Sky magazine,  and an article on the Mississippi Delta caught my eye.


Where to go.  What to do. All the summer festivals,  food and drink.

As I skimmed the recommendations,  one bolded phrase caught my eye:


Pull up a chair and have a helping of barbecue at Kentucky’s Fancy Farm Picnic – –  the world’s largest picnic – –  held in August.

Look at that,  friends and family!  We’ve got another publication to add to the list!

I almost grabbed the PA from the flight attendant to get everyone to read page 83…but decided to let them discover it for themselves.

It’s more fun that way.

Love the journey

maybe it wont work

#relationships #jobs #moves #life


Chelsea Market has displayed fabric wings on one interior wall so tourists can fancy themselves real photographers.


Works for us locals,  too.

#art #photography

Best ensemble







I have great friends.

This I have always known.

But the past couple of months, they have been seriously showing off. We’re talking epic love and support.

You know who you are. You know what you’ve done and continue to do every day. So I just want you to know how much I appreciate every little thing.


Rory 1998-2016


The Sticky Egg lost its editor and inspiration yesterday,  my cockapoo Rory.  He was 17 years old.

Quite simply,  he was the best person I’ve ever known,  and I’m so lucky to have shared his long life.

Rory never knew a stranger,  so he has many friends who mourn his passing with me. Thank you for always showing him such love and affection. He loved you all in return.

Thank you too for your support, for listening, for understanding. Rory is at peace now, and with time,  I will make peace with that.

Parting is all we know of heaven,  and all we need to know of hell.  – –  Emily Dickinson