Tag: Candid Candace

Chicago Now Blogapazlooza: Top of the world baby!

Chicago Now Blogapazlooza: Top of the world baby!
Welcome to another Chicago Now Blogapalooza! This is a writing exercise from our community manager Jimmy Greenfield who chooses topics for us to write about from time to time to keep our skills honed. This week’s challenge is to publish a post in one hour about this topic: “Write about a period or moment in... Read more »

A Bunny's Tail: My Playboy memorabilia is on display at Elmhurst Art Museum and I'm fainting

Next to my Playboy Chicago Bunny of the Year costume at the Elmhurst Art Museum--the exhibit wasn't completed at this time.
Okay, let’s just stop and re-read that headline, my freakin’ Playboy stuff is in a MUSEUM! This is the only time that my husband Chuck has been happy I’ve been a hoarder! The Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 Cottage Hill Road, recently presented the U.S. debut of “Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979”, featuring an extensive collection of... Read more »

Why I love old stuff

Antique vignette with Mickey passing through.
Every once in a while, Chicago Now community manager and all-around nice guy (suck-up points here) Jimmy Greenfield, gives his 300+ bloggers a writing exercise. The topic this time around was “Write about something you find beautiful that you feel others may not understand.” Well, this is an easy one for me because I collect... Read more »
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A Dog's Life: Internet star Rooney Jordan shares his life in pictures

Santa Rooney
Hi! I’m Rooney Jordan, an 11 year-old PAWS Chicago rescue, and I’m livin’ la vida loca and want to share the fun with you! My mom started dressing me up when I was just a pup. I think it’s because her mother didn’t buy her enough dolls, but that’s a story for another day. It... Read more »

My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started

My top 10 tips for blogging and how I started
Recently, Chicago Now community manager Jimmy Greenfield hosted a series of blogging seminars for his CN bloggers. It was a great experience and I was happy to see each seminar was small enough where you could easily share ideas and comments on the discussions. I’m going to share his tips and offer some of my... Read more »

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame
Your eyelids are getting heavy……“Write about sleep and the impact it has on your life now or at any point in your life”  Every so often we Chicago Now bloggers receive a topic for a post during “Blogapalooza” hour from beloved Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield to hone our skills and this is the assignment we’ve... Read more »
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Chicago Now Blogapalooza Topic: My Hope for Tomorrow

Chicago Now Blogapalooza Topic:  My Hope for Tomorrow
It’s Chicago Now Blogapalooza night and I’m already behind the 9 pm bell to begin writing about our community manager, Jimmy Greenfield’s, latest topic–“Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.” Well, this certainly covers a broad range of... Read more »

My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014

My Christmas gratitude column for 2014
What I wish for Christmas, I’ve already received.  Thank you so much Santa!  There’s nothing more important than the health of your loved ones.  2014 has been a tough year for my husband Chuck.  I consider it over now with his latest surgery, a triple hernia operation.  So, as I sit and stare at our... Read more »
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My thoughts on turning 60

My thoughts on turning 60
Age is just a number.  50 is the new 30, 70 is the new 50, blah, blah, blah.….  I’ve always been a firm believer that age is only something you need on a driver’s license or passport, but that’s as far as it goes.  During my 50’s, I couldn’t even remember how old I was. ... Read more »