Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lenten Goal?

Work honestly,
Meditate everyday,
Meet people without fear,
And play.

Baba Hari Dass


For Cheaters’, Braggarts’, & Imaginationers’ Eyes Only


On March 10, 2012 the Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood will be infiltrated by rival factions of the city’s most deceitful secret agencies in an event being dubbed The Clandestine Quest.

My agency, The Usual Suspects, desperately needs your help, and the cost of failure is nothing less than the future well-being of thousands of Chicago Public School students. Your mission, should you choose to acc— forget it, time is of the essence. Come to terms with it and just accept it, it’s your mission. That mission is to discreetly make your way to the following Uniform Resource Locator on the World Wide Web:

Once there, please donate as much money to our agency as possible. Each dollar will help us secure the best possible intel, and ensure our victory. And, we’re told, it will also ensure that thousands of students across the city continue to receive free writing and tutoring help from 826CHI. (In other words, the more you donate, the more we can “buy” cheating tactics from the Agency to demolish the other teams during the event. And I guess it also goes to a good cause…)

Remember, I’m counting on you. WE ALL ARE.


Agent Dullble O. Syevin.

P.S. Now that you have read the message, this piece of electronic mail and the computer it was read on must be destroyed by any means necessary. Our agents have had success destroying their incriminating computers by taking the device: to the top of a tall building and dropping it; to the middle of a river and drowning it; and to a parade and placing it in the pathway of a large marching
band. Please comply.

TEE SHIRT TIME!!!!!!!!!!! (Obligatory Pop Culture Reference)

This post correlates with one written exactly 1 year ago today in honor of IWD. See last year’s lovely tees here!

Who: Extraordinary females like all of YOU
What: Matching tees (and “genes!”) 🙂
Where: ANYWHERE in the world
When: Now until Feb 11 (less than a week away!)
Why: International Women’s Day 2012—Showing what we’re made of…LITERALLY.

Greetings, all you ladies out there!

It’s that time again: time for International Women’s Day & uniting under 1 shirt for a great cause! Last year, I had a good friend help me turn a vision for a sisterhood-celebrating shirt into reality, and this year she helped me do it again! I’m spreading the word to see who else wants in on wearing these delightful tees as one in a company of extraordinary females all over the globe, from CA to DC to Korea (!!!!!!). Last year, more than 50 of us united for the cause, and we’re aiming even higher this time around.

So many women in my life have endured tough situations, disheartening setbacks, and seemingly impossible challenges this year, only to remain standing stronger than ever. These women (we all know some like that!) and their stories have inspired this shirt’s design: the double-X chromosome that plays on the word “MOXIE,” which is all about the invigorating resilience so many of us see—and celebrate—every day in the females around us.

We're offering this year's IWD shirt in fitted & non-fitted to suit preferences of all interested parties. Here's the non-fitted for you to behold.

As with last year, we’re all paying a few extra dollars so we can send proceeds from this shirt to an incredible women-focused NPO. This year, I’ve selected Women for Women International, which not only supports and empowers women in war-affected areas but also connects them with other women around the world to build a support network! HOW INCREDIBLE.

Anyone is welcome to take part in our movement, but I will need to have your order by THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, in order to be able to process it and place it with the group’s. Please comment below or email me (mdull <at> if you have questions or interest in receiving more details!

I think it’s time to “define” our own MOXIE & show the world what we’re made of, from our chromosomes to our core beings. What better day to declare our strength & solidarity than IWD 2012?

(Every other day notwithstanding, of course.)