Boston, running and waiting

Boston, running and waiting
I haven’t felt this antsy since just before I started maternity leave. As I write this, I’m 10 days out from the Boston Marathon. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been ticking off the days until Joe, my dad and I head out East. My longest training run, a 20-miler last Saturday, is done. All... Read more »

5 things you can do with your busted March Madness bracket

5 things you can do with your busted March Madness bracket
It’s just three days into the NCAA Tournament, but your bracket already is busted. Sorry, my friend. That Iowa State-Baylor championship you predicted now will only happen in your imagination. But what to do with that now-worthless piece of paper detailing your horrible choices? I have some suggestions: 1. Make a paper airplane But not... Read more »

A miracle food: The incredible edible pizza cone

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When I was in high school, my go-to song for musical auditions was Miracle of Miracles from Fiddler on the Roof. It was perfect. In the movie, it is sung by a nerdy guy (me) with a limited vocal range (also me). I had always thought the song was about the miracle of finding someone... Read more »
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Videos with Gusto: New Avengers trailer hits YouTube

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There’s a new Avengers trailer! Everybody to YouTube quick! It’s the Hulkbuster! Yes, I’m a huge, huge nerd. • Joe Grace is a journalist and writer who lives in the Chicago suburbs. To find out when a new blog is posted, follow Going for Gusto on Facebook. PREVIOUS POST: Videos with Gusto: French bulldog reclaims bed from... Read more »

Videos with Gusto: French bulldog reclaims bed from cat

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I need a few more hours to finish this week’s column, yet I’m fairly sure I don’t have the ability to stay up a few more hours of staying awake left in my today. So I’ll share a delightful video of a French bulldog above tonight and finish the column in the morning. It will... Read more »

Videos with Gusto: Baby gorilla at Chicago zoo meets snow

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It is snowing outside. Again. And while snow it old hat to me, it’s not to Nayemi, the baby Western Lowland gorilla that I may or may not pay too much attention to. You can watch Nayembi encounter snow for the first time in the above video. • Joe Grace is a journalist and writer who... Read more »
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Videos with Gusto: Jurassic Parks and Recreation

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I am super excited for Jurassic World to come out later this year. Jakob and I will be writing about it in the near future. Until then, enjoy the wonderful mashup of the Jurassic World trailer and Parks and Recreation. • Joe Grace is a journalist and writer who lives in the Chicago suburbs. To find... Read more »

Videos with Gusto: Gaston arm wrestles 11-year-old girl

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It’s Friday night. It has been a long week. I’m tired. You’re tired. Let’s just watch a video. Luckily, Shannan Younger over at Tween Us sent me the best link as a follow-up to last night’s post about Gaston doing pushups: Gaston arm wrestling an 11-year-old girl. So sit back, press the play button on... Read more »

No one pushups like Gaston: Three other Disney characters not to challenge to contests

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More than seven million people  as of Jan. 7 have watched Gaston school a young man in the art of pushups in the above video. The young man did not stand a chance against the Disney character known for his brawn and his, well, um, brawn. Gaston isn’t the only character you shouldn’t challenge in... Read more »
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Videos with Gusto: Age of Ultron's Lego teaser trailer

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Jakob Bilinski and I currently are working on our next 2015 movie preview discussing Jurassic World. Our previous discussion was on Avengers: Age of Ultron. Having just discussed it, I was super excited to find the above video on YouTube in which the entire trailer was redone with Legos. Well done, JimA73. Well done. •... Read more »