Making homemade Furious Spoon with a ramen packet, some hardboiled eggs, and a whole bunch of pepper flakes

Can anyone point me towards a good local charity for donating winter coats? I assume that will be a thing this time of year

I’ve seen more skunks this last week than the rest of my life put together. But this one didn’t quite cross the road 😫

I am also announcing my candidacy for Mayor of Chicago

If you go to a Sox game this month, check out the Negro League Beisbol Exhibition at the Sports Depot store. Some underrepresented history there

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