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Matt Maldre holding Ewok mug at Chicago Tribune office

Drinking coffee from a giant Ewok head

Ever want to have the unrelentless energy of a hyper Ewok? Those little creatures on the Moon of Endor constantly hop around chitter-chattering a million words per minute. Now you can wield the power of the Ewok! Drink the rare power energy drink of the Ewok tribe of Miwok. The drink comes straight from the […]

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The best Post Office in Chicago

The best post office in Chicago

I nearly made the post office worker cry (tears of joy) Do you have a favorite Post Office? I bet many people can list their least favorite post offices. We’ve all waited in long lines at understaffed post offices. Let me tell you a secret. I have the best post office ever. EVER. This wonderful […]

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Pay Day candy bars should go into vending machines, not Baby Ruth

The last Pay Day bar

A message I sent to a vending machine company: We have a vending machine on the 3rd floor of the Tribune Tower in Chicago (435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611). Almost every day I get a Pay Day bar. Sometimes twice a day! Today I hit D7 on the vending machine. My delicious Pay […]

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