Category: Celebrities

And, Just Like That, Cher Was Gone

Where did the Cher Show go to so quickly? Hearing good reviews about the colorful and exciting Cher Show showing at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre, I had hopes of procuring tickets for my daughter and myself.  I wanted to treat her to the glitzy world of Cher. She’s the performer who – in my book –... Read more »

Queer Eye Makes Me Cry

This post is a winner from ChicagoNow’s 20 Best – July 2018 Queer Eye Makes Me Cry Queer Eye makes me cry.  I’m lovin’ the revamped series of Queer Eye, available on Netflix.  The TV series is an updated account of the original Bravo program which debuted in 2003.  Both original and new accounts are... Read more »

Super Bowl XX - Thanks For The Memories

Last night our manager posed another Blogapalooz-Hour topic:  Unfortunately, I was already tucked in my bed on a cold winter’s night when I reached out for my phone to check messages. There it was.. the January, 2018 topic:  “Write about your favorite Super Bowl memory.” And I ignored it. Sleep beckoned.  Plus, I had microwaved... Read more »
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Why Jack Lemmon Is Still So Hot

This post is a winner of ChicagoNow’s 20 Best Posts of December, 2017. Over the years I’ve developed a huge crush on the actor, Jack Lemmon.  I’m not sure when it first started, but I’ve been a fan of his movies for many years.  So much that I’d have married him if I had the... Read more »

Remembering The Breakfast Club

Halloween was approaching and my daughter was contemplating dressing up as Molly Ringwald’s character in the hit movie The Breakfast Club.  Naturally, I was excited, since it’s an all-time favorite movie of mine. Immediately I started coaching my daughter on what to wear.  She listened patiently (for a while).  Fans of the movie may nod when... Read more »

I'm Putting in For A Name Change

“I’m going to change my name!” Those are the words we used to hear from our mother when we were growing up.  Every day she heard us holler: “Mom. Mom? Mommmmm!!” She got really tired of hearing us shout out “Mom!”  All – day – long.  I’m sure the three of us kids could be a real... Read more »
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Nancy Drew... Who Knew?

I accepted the following writing challenge from our ChicagoNow editor:  What fictional character (or characters) would you most like to spend time with and what would you do together? Well, Nancy Drew immediately popped into my head.  I’m sure my classmates from Sutherland School will nod their heads in agreement, as I always dragged around... Read more »

Bastien's Steakhouse - Where Celebrities + Great Steak Meet

I was self-inspired to write some posts about food — probably since I’m always thinking about it.  Here’s the first in my Food Series 2017.  Enjoy On a recent trip to Denver my cousin Becky treated us to a wonderful dinner at a local favorite – Bastien’s Restaurant. This local treasure makes steaks and lots... Read more »

The Time Deep Purple Slammed the Door in Our Faces

A guessing game is currently going around on Facebook; it goes something like this: I’ll name 10 bands/solo artists. I’ve seen 9. Guess the one haven’t I seen. I won’t bore you with the details here; I’m sure most everyone has seen it by now. It’s fun. It encourages memories of nights out with friends,... Read more »
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WHERE’S WALTER HUSTON WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

What parent doesn’t start to immediately worry when his or her only child is looking into jobs that require spending days and nights in the rugged wilderness?  Lately I have increased empathy for my friends, whose daughter left on a two-year Peace Corps mission, leaving them happy for her undertaking but still anxious for her... Read more »