Monday, February 25, 2008

Free Rice!

I find myself playing everyday, not only does it you help expand your
own vocab, but you contribute to feeding the hungry! Nothing like killing two
birds with one stone. Plus, its great for when you have down time at
work (which we know never happens).

Click here to try Free Rice
ChicaGoGetter - Astin

Friday, February 22, 2008

Nothing Like Good Friends - GoGetter (s) of The Week

Some people are in your life for a season but everyone in your life has a reason.

Last night I had a hour+ long conversation with two of the most dynamic Chicas on the face of the earth. Yes, I'm biased because they are actually two of my closest friends and know me better than almost anyone else, so I guess you can call them my sisters. They're both GoGetters in the sense that they are about their business yet are still down to earth. One is finishing course work towards her PharmD and the other is less than 1.5 years from receiving her JD.

They are clearly different women but are the same, in that they have persistence and strength in the face of adversity, they are spiritually grounded and they understand how to develop and maintain mature sister/girlfriend/adult relationships.

In 2004 someone (I forget who it was) told me that the 5 people who are closest to you are reflections, in some way, of who you are. At that point, I started to truly assess the relationships I'd invested time in, some good some not, and ultimately distanced myself from some of the people who I developed friendships with, but weren't adding anything positive to my life. At the end of that long and somewhat painful process, as they say, the cream rises to the top, and these two ladies were among the people that I truly loved, appreciated and wanted to have a lifelong relationship with.

At any rate, we live in different cities now and keep in touch through phone calls, quick visits, text messages and Facebook (ha), since I am well into my career and they are finishing course work. The nature of our friendship has changed and other people have moved in and out of each of our lives, but those long conversations and quick notes to let each other know we're thinking of one another keep the friendship strong.

With that, meet Mo and Kat, Our ChicaGoGetters of the week. Biased? Slightly. But think of them as a symbol of all the people who are great friends and blessings in your life. Heck, send me your stories about how you and your Chicas roll and we'll post them too! We truly believe that there is nothing like having strong relationships between sisters!


RD, ChicaGoGetter


Safe to say we're clearly tired of the weather. And just think, we have at least two and a half months to go until we can justifiably step a toe outside with just a jacket and perhaps a Spring inspired Pashmina! Oye Chicas!

Here are some ideas to keep you from getting cabin fever this weekend:

Friday, check out Vantage Point. The flick hits theaters today and features top actors Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, and (our favorite) Forest Whitaker.

Saturday, remember that Summer is just around the corner and YOU need to be on that "Get Right" plan. Stop by Crunch Fitness at 2727 N. Lincoln Avenue and take the "Cribs" Hip Hop class taught by world renowned dance troupe Culture Shock.
Time 12-1pm
The class is free for Crunch Members and $10 for non-members

Sunday, Have an Oscars Party! The 80th Annual Academy Awards Show will be aired live, this Sunday February 24th at 8pm/7pm CST.

Peace - ChicaGoGetter

This Weekend In Chi City

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mr. West - Glow in the Dark Tour -

Kanye just announced his Glow in the Dark Tour (we're excited). The tour will also feature Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna and N.E.R.D. If you've ever been to a K. West concert, you already know how it goes down! Tickets for the 5/23 Chicago performance go on sale today at 5:00 PM CST via ">

Glow in the Dark Tour dates, according to West's label:

· 4/16 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
· 4/18 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
· 4/19 - San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
· 4/20 - San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
· 4/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
· 4/25 - * Las Vegas, NV @ Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
· 4/26 - * Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
· 4/27 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
· 4/29 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
· 4/30 - Austin, TX @ Frank Irwin Center
· 5/1 - Dallas, TX @ Center
· 5/2 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
· 5/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Gwinette Arena
· 5/5 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
· 5/6 - Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
· 5/8 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
· 5/9 - Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
· 5/10 - Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
· 5/11 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
· 5/13 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
· 5/15 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
· 5/16 - Hartford, CT @ North East Dodge Music Center
· 5/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehana Bank Center
· 5/18 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
· 5/20 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
· 5/21 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Centre
· 5/22 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
· 5/23 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
· 5/24 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
· 5/27 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
· 5/29 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Palace
· 5/30 - Calgary, AB @ Saddledome

* indicates dates that do not include Rihanna.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day Chica's

Just got this from my friends at Fashionation:

A Happy Valentine's Day Gift courtesy of Oprah. Click on the link below to download Suzie Orman's book "Women and Money" up until 5:00pm Pacific Time today (February 14) ONLY.



Thursday, February 7, 2008

Spoken Word - Darian Dauchan

"Funny and moving." - A. Newsome

Check this out!



Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sleeker Sisters - FREE YOGA WEEK February 4th - 10th

The Chicago Park District invites Chicagoans to discover the benefits of a centuries-old practice during Free Yoga Week, Monday - Sunday, Feb. 4-10 at 18 neighborhood parks throughout the city. The initiative is part of the Park District’s effort to encourage residents to incorporate exercise and other healthy activities into their lifestyles.

The term “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “to unite.” The system of exercises focuses on uniting or harmonizing the mind, body and spirit. Practicing yoga regularly promotes energy enhancement, increased flexibility and muscular toning.

The Chicago Park District currently has yoga classes at various locations plus fitness selections such as circuit training, conditioning, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga and aerobics. Additionally, the Park District offers an affordable alternative to commercial gyms with its 55 citywide fitness centers featuring state-of-the-art equipment.

The Chicago Park District encourages residents to enjoy free yoga classes at the following locations during free yoga week. Please contact the individual sites for the schedule.

1. Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., 773-761-0376
2. Clarendon Park Community Center, 4501 N. Clarendon Ave., 312-742-7512
3. Commercial Park, 1845 W. Rice St., 312-742-7558
4. Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph St., 312-742-7648
5. Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave., 312-746-5086
6. Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan Rd., 312-742-7802
7. Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., 312-742-7785
8. Harrison Park, 1824 W. Wood St., 312-746-5491
9. Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr., 312-746-5559
10. Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave., 773-478-3538
11. Jefferson (Thomas) Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., 773-685-3316
12. Loyola Park, 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., 773-262-8605
13. McGuane Park, 2901 S. Popular Ave., 312-747-6497
14. Seward Park, 375 W. Elm St., 312-742-7895
15.South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Dr., 773-256-0149
16. Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th Pl., 312-747-6763
17. Wilson (Frank J.) Park, 4630 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-685-6454
18. North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd., 312-744-5472

For more information on Free Yoga Week and other fitness opportunities, call 312-742-PLAY or visit

Juke Mix - By Special Request

A few ChicaGoGetters that aren't in the ChicaGo area requested a "Juke" mix. Here you go!

Howard University GoGetters - Check This Out

Yes We Can - Barak Obama Music Video

The Real Reason You Watched the Super Bowl

We know some of you watched the big game just to see the commercials (its okay, some of us did too)! If you missed them or want to see you favorites again check them out here: SUPERBOWLADSRUNBACK

ChicaGoGetter - Tamika Lee Robinson on She's Global

The race to the 2008 Election has been on and popping for what seems like forever. Clinton vs. Obama; McCain vs. Romney vs. Hukabee, whew! The dynamics of the race to the Republican and Democratic nominations change hour-by-hour. With that, it takes a real GoGetter to keep up and stay informed!

Our girl, and resident political pundit, Tamika Lee Robinson , was tapped by BBC to offer her views on the pre and post-primary action as Super Tuesday approaches. She is an Obama supporter who has her ears and her eyes to the streets and on the race. Check her out here !

Way to go Chica!


ChicaGoGetter - Ronnie