Top 5 Best Chicago Outdoor Fall Weekend Escapes 2014

With Chicago hotspots like the Shedd Aquarium hitting capacity during fall weekends, you might want to think “outside” and enjoy some of the great natural areas the Chicago region has to offer.  Some quiet time in the woods can help you regain your emotional sanity, and stretch your legs at the same time.  Shorter trails... Read more »

Chicago Halloween 2014 Fall Fun Events & Activities This Weekend

Looking for something fun this weekend that doesn’t take place at a Pumpkin Farm? Get your Chicago Halloween 2014 fall fun at these 5 events and festivals held by local communities.   Haunted Forest at Oakbrook Park District From Thursday October 9th- Saturday the 11th Oakbrook park district is hosting their haunted forest event. While... Read more »

Chicago River Hippo Revealed as a Hoax

Remember that Hippo floating around in the Chicago River? No surprise, it was a hoax. However, you might be surprised who created the hoax and why. I received an interesting email this morning regarding the post I made about the Chicago River Hippo being a hoax. No big surprise, it was a hoax, but the... Read more »
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Chronological Stephen King: The Dead Zone

The next book in this series was “The Dead Zone.” I had several murky memories of reading this book. I think I was about 13 at the time, and there were several things that stuck with me, but even more that didn’t. First, I have memories of the killer in the book, Frank Dodd. I... Read more »

Teacher "Accidently" Fires Handgun in TCD Classroom?

Why would a teacher feel the need to bring a gun to school? On Friday, October 3, 2014, the Technology Center of Dupage sent out an automated recorded call that said an instructor at the school had “accidently” discharged a firearm during class today. The call said that the instructor was a retired FBI agent... Read more »

Weight Watchers Traveling Failure

This week hasn’t been a typical one for me. From celebrating birthdays to traveling, it has been filled with opportunities to not only eat, but eat things that taste good and I don’t get very often. Weeks like this don’t mesh very well with trying to follow weight watchers, especially when you travel. I wish... Read more »
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Chronological Stephen King Book 5: The Stand

The fifth book in this series was The Stand. If you aren’t familiar it is one long ass book, if you read the  unabridged version as I did. It runs a bit over 1,100 pages but it is a story that deserves those pages. I’m not sure how old I was when I first read... Read more »

Weight Watchers: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

When it comes to diets, Weight Watchers is probably the most famous and longest standing contender in the ring. Everyone seems to have some passing knowledge of the program, regardless of if they have ever tried it or not. Most people know a success story or two as well. What most people don’t know is... Read more »

No, That is Not a Hippo in the Chicago River

According to a video that is going viral on YouTube, there is a hippopotamus swimming around in the Chicago River, causing boats to swerve out of its path to avoid hitting it. While the thought of a hippo in the river is highly entertaining, it is just not very likely. First, hippos are big animals.... Read more »
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Top 8 Most Disgusting Halloween Candy Treats You Shouldn't Buy in 2014

Back in the day, Halloween candy seemed to fall into two distinct categories: chocolate and other stuff. The chocolate stuff would range from the highly coveted snicker bars to the mostly disgusting Mound bars that would stay in your stash until all the chocolate was gone and you became desperate for your next chocolately fix.... Read more »
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