May 19, 2014 |
The kidnapper demanded $2,000 to release her captive Sunday. But the woman, Monique Fitzgerald, 22, of Evanston, had actually kidnapped herself, county prosecutors said. Fitzgerald was charged with felony disorderly conduct after police discovered that the threatening text messages she had sent a friend demanding money turned out to be a ruse, and that she had never been in danger. When Fitzgerald's friend received text messages from her saying she had been kidnapped and would need $2,000 to be released, the friend called the police, who tracked the woman down to a...
November 1, 2012 |
I'm friends with a man who has 20 years of gay experience and has suddenly told me he's ready try his luck with the ladies. What would you say to that man? He's almost always identified as gay, came out in high school and then experimented (with modest success) with women in college/grad school. Then he was a serial monogamist in his 20s. So I don't think it would be an experiment, more like a life change. He's in his 30s. I'm thinking midlife crisis? - Confused We've all heard the cliché: Men in...
November 23, 2011 |
I've been seeing one of my friend's exes. She was a very close friend years ago, but our relationship has dwindled. They were broken up for two years before we got together, but my friend was totally in love with him when they were dating, he broke her heart, and it took her a very long time to get over him, even when she has had other boyfriends, she was still hung up on him. I thought it was just going to be a fling, so I didn't think...
October 24, 2012 |
Over the last month I've fallen in love with one of my best guy friends. Usually I would tell him, but the problem is he has a girlfriend. Trust me when I say I am trying not to be some home-wrecker, but it's becoming more and more difficult to hide my real feelings. Do I tell the guy I love how I feel or continue to love from afar? - Crushed Feelings! What I wouldn't give to bury the whole sodded bunch of 'em and call it a day. Alas, then we'd be robots, and that would make for terrible advice columns.
July 31, 2012 |
For your friend's birthday, you don't want to buy a lame gift card but you want to do more than just write a message on his Facebook wall. Local startup Boomerang launched Tuesday in Chicago as a social gifting platform tapping into the $100 billion gift card industry to help people give more personalized gift cards that can be delivered quickly and redeemed conveniently at local businesses. Lightbank, the investment fund behind Groupon, invested about $1 million into Boomerang, said founder Zach Smith, 25, of River North.
December 5, 2012 |
Rampant consumerism? Check. The same 12 Christmas songs performed 4,300 ways on the radio? You betcha. It's holiday time again, people! With all the yuletide (second only to "delish" as the worst word ever created) cheer comes holiday party season. My inbox is bursting with people asking for Wingman tips for seasonal party domination during this, the season of raging, and like your inappropriate gymnastics coach, I've got your back. I took the six questions I hear the most and applied them to your work holiday party, the party you throw with your friends, and your New...