Miss Lori has a test drive plan on her path to purchase vehicle journey

I am on a path to purchase vehicle journey to curb my gasoline diet. After doing some in depth numbers research online I identified a list of cars that I was interested. Then I visited each car just to see which would literally fit me and my kids. Despite the persuasive efforts of salespeople that is all that I did. I didn’t turn the ignition on. I didn’t sit down to chat about deals. Nothing. I just determined which cars would be eligible for an actual test drive. [Read more…]

Miss Lori chooses a target vehicle on her path to purchase journey

Last week I updated my path to purchase journey to buy a car to help me with my gas diet. I was upset because the Kia and Hyundai MPG scandal derailed my progress. I went back to my list to try and find a replacement front runner. [Read more…]

Miss Lori says Disney’s Wreck It Ralph movie won’t wreck your day


I had a date tonight, with my 9 year old daughter. She and I headed to our neighborhood movie theatre, the beautiful Showplace Icon Theatre complex, to see the brand new Disney film, Wreck It Ralph. Now I have never been a video game aficionado, nor am I a huge animation fan, but I love anything that makes my daughter smile, so I was all in. [Read more…]

Miss Lori wants to know if there is a fuel efficient car to fit her family

I need to go on a diet. No not a food diet, a gasoline diet. I am consuming way too much gasoline these days in my old minivan. It’s only averaging 14.5 miles per gallon. Even during a slow month I’m burning a tank and a half a week. At an average of $72.25 a tank, ($4.25 a gallon), the only thing getting skinny around here is my bank account. There doesn’t seem to be a gas price bailout coming anytime soon so I need to bail myself out. But in order to trim the gasoline fat out of my budget I will have to resize my vehicle and my life. [Read more…]

Miss Lori will bring music to families once again this season

Here in Chicago one of the definitive signs that Winter is on its’ way is when our famed Buckingham Fountain goes dark. That happened this week. But never fear, the fountain may have gone dark but my 2012-2013 Winter WTTW PBS Kids Readers are Leaders Tour will be lights up this Thursday October 18th. [Read more…]