Archive for July 2012

Olympic rings accurately depicting things that should matter!

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I had to share this video from Gustavo Sousa. He created this project to show how every region represented in the Olympics is an underdog in their own right. For those that do not know, the blue ring is Oceania, the black ring is Europe, Red is America, Yellow is Africa, and green represents Asia.... Read more »

Some people just suck!

It sucks having to admit I messed up; however, that is exactly what I am having to do. I got too comfortable at my gym, and now I have to pay the price, literally. While showering at the gym today, I got a weird feeling that something was wrong. The feeling was not that something... Read more »

Call Me Maybe - 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team

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We are just hours away from the 2012 Olympics, and I could not be more excited. To help build up anticipation, here is a video that I had to share. The USA Swim Team made their very own video of “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. It is pretty sweet. Of course, do not get... Read more »
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Mark Your Calendar: Palatine's Rockin' The Blocks is coming up...

Mark Your Calendar: Palatine's Rockin' The Blocks is coming up...
We are finally less than one week away from the Rockin’ The Blocks festival presented by the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural event will be held this Saturday, July 28th from Noon until 11 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank parking lot. Located at the corner of Brockway and Slade, the Festival will... Read more »

Trolley Tours in Chicago: A Great way to play tourist.

Trolley Tours in Chicago: A Great way to play tourist.
There are a lot of things in Chicago to see and do; however, we all know that it can be expensive as heck driving to and from each location. Though public transportation is available, that too can get expensive. Plus, how much can you see from inside a train or a bus? Now, I offer... Read more »

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon is at Navy Pier

Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon is at Navy Pier
I have finally made my first trip to Navy Pier. Believe it or not, I have lived here for almost 18 months and had yet to visit; however, I ended that monstrosity when I finally visited this past weekend so that I could see Cirque Shanghai: Year of the Dragon at the Pepsi Skyline Stage.... Read more »
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Review: Kings Rosemont is the hidden gem of bowling alleys.

Review: Kings Rosemont is the hidden gem of bowling alleys.
The other night I had some friends come in from Little Rock. Since it was not their first time in the Chicago area, they had done the more touristy stuff. So to give them something a bit different, we headed over to Kings Bowling in Rosemont. Now I have to let everyone know that I... Read more »

ArkieLad: One Year Later

I cannot believe that one year ago today ArkieLad was born. When the blog started, I was pretty sure that after one or two posts I would receive an e-mail telling me the blog was canned and I was being kicked off the ChicagoNow site. Fortunately, 366 days later, I am still here. Over the past year... Read more »

Looking for something to do? Look elsewhere!

Just on the heals of finding out that the Arlington Theater in Arlington Heights shut their doors, I find out that the AMF Bowling Alley in Rolling Meadows has shut down as well. The Arlington Theater, which closed due to a failure to reach a new lease deal, was one of my favorite hangout spots... Read more »
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Ravinia cost me my faith in mankind!

Ravinia cost me my faith in mankind!
Last night I had my first experience at Ravinia. First and foremost, the performers, Idina Menzel and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, are two acts that I was so excited to see. I was super happy that I could see them perform together at Ravinia. The CSO is absolutely wonderful. They are near perfection when it... Read more »
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