Tag: Pop Culture

Happy 24.

I’m at the Keith Haring mural inside the Chicago Cultural Center and I feel happy. Looking at this mural, seeing the shapes up close and then from a distance, absorbing the colors… I feel like Life Is Good. Thank you, Keith. You rock. Read More

Yelp Elite 2018.

You may have noticed that I started posting about Yelp, a consumer-driven internet site (social networking) for reviewing businesses, such as: restaurants, oil change facilities, dry cleaners, retail stores, hotels, and so much more! That is because I was granted Yelp Elite 2018 status. Yeah me! I will write the process of how I won Read More

Yelp Badge : Mobile Streaker .

I earned this badge by using my iPhone app to check-in for 6 days in a row. It was tricky because I almost missed day 4. In total, I checked in 14 times (in 6 days) because I was trying to earn the Domestic Badge. I’m finding that’s what happens: I’m going for one badge, Read More

Yelp Badge : Maverick.

This is the first badge I earned (September 2017) and I am the most proud of Maverick because it recognizes people who are authentic. I go my own way. I do my own thing. I am neither a follower nor a sheeple (baa-aah). The world used to call us stubborn, but now we are Mavericks. Read More

Yelp Badge : True Yelper.

The key to earning this badge is to check-in first, wait 15 minutes or so, and then write your review. I thought it was cheating to use Yelp this way because it looks like I visited the establishment twice in one day, but this is how Yelp works best. Check-in first, wait, then write the Read More

Yelp Badge : Pro.

Although I currently have 74 check-ins on Yelp, I earned this badge today for “50 check-ins”. My guess is that it must be for 50 unique check-ins, sans duplicates. Yeah me! Read More

Purple Rain. 26 April 2016.

Poor Prince died this week, from undetermined causes, although it is clear that he did NOT commit suicide nor was he murdered. He wasn’t feeling well and then he just dropped dead. It happens. He was only 57 years old. NY Times obituary All of his interviews and live shows have been airing on television and Read More

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