Maybe they're all staying home so they can finish The Hunger Games series. Not that, uh, I want to do that. I can't help it! They are sooooo good! If you haven't read them, get on it. Stat! And continue freeing up Chicago traffic. Please and thank you.
I'm ornery today. Guess I should stop talking and give you Gin and Topics.
5. The People Who Just Don't Get It. So this woman has been writing about the decision she and her husband made to close their restaurant for the Boston Herald. From what I've heard, it's been an interesting series. Until this last one. Is it me or does this seem really whiny and unappreciative? I'm a business owner. I always make decisions that are best for the business. Not best for Gini. Not best for the Dietrich household. Best for the business. When you make it personal, you staff does too.
4. Five Strategic Ways to Get More Done In a Work Day. Love that Liz Strauss and this blog post is no exception. I think we all suffer, from time to time, from not getting enough accomplished during the day. She gives you five really easy ways to stay focused so your work doesn't pile up and you have to spend all weekend working.
3. In Lithuania, They Give Parking Tickets with Tanks. Yes, you read that correctly. If you park illegally, they just crush your car. I'm glad that doesn't happen in Chicago. As many parking tickets as Mr. D gets, we'd have been through quite a few cars this year alone!
2. What You Can Learn from a Gang Leader. Wow. Barry Moltz outdid himself on this one. He met Andre Norman, one of the former top gang leaders in the Massachusetts prison system who had been convicted of everything from attempted murder to rioting. And he took away five really important lessons.