Category: Blogapalooza

The time at summer camp when I was not a happy camper

Tonight’s blogapalooza challenge (and it”s definitely a challenge) is: 
Write about a story you’ve never told to anyone before. Nothing like sharing something novel about yourself on an Internet platform.  Or, if you’re like me and you like to talk, it can be hard to think of something that you haven’t actually told some one. ... Read more »

Enjoying the outdoor wonders of summer

Tonight’s blogapalooza topic: What is your favorite place in the world? Is it a room? Your home? A vacation spot? Write about it! Do I have to pick just one?  There are actually a couple that come to mind.  I absolutely love being outside, especially during spring and summer.  One of my favorite spots to... Read more »

Carnival Camaraderie

Tonight’s blogapalooza challenge: What is your favorite summer memory from your school years? When pondering this question, there isn’t really one single memory that jumps out at me, but beginning when I was around thirteen, one of the highlights of summer was the annual carnival held by our local Catholic church, St. Daniel’s in Garfield... Read more »
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Six Things That Can Keep Me Up At Night

Tonight’s Blogapalooza challenge Write about something that keeps you up at night. Do I have to pick just one?  Several things are coming to mind right now.  Coffee.  A few months ago I met up with some friends at a coffee shop in the evening.  I don’t really notice how much caffeine gives me a... Read more »

Growing Up With Sydney

Tonight’s blogapaloza challenge: Write about an animal. It can be a pet. A fictional character. A pest in your house (my personal favorite recently). When I was in second grade, my family and I started visiting animal shelters in search of a cat to adopt.  In early February, we visited the Humane Society in Chicago... Read more »

When I have these five things, life is good

Tonight’s Blogapalooza challenge: Everyone has some form of an addiction. What are things you can’t go without? I try to be flexible about most things, but there are a few things I have to have or do regularly.  While certain “addictions” are fairly common, like eating chocolate or enjoying your morning cup of coffee, most... Read more »
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Random Super Bowl Memories

Tonight’s Blogapalooza question: Write about your favorite Super Bowl memory. OK, so I have to admit, I’m not a huge football fan, so I don’t get into the Super Bowl as much as some folks do.  Therefore, I don’t have a favorite memory from one particular game.  But I do recall a few that, for... Read more »

My favorite spot in Chicago: the lakefront

Tonight’s Blogapalooza Challenge: Write about your favorite place in Chicago.   Is it somewhere only you know? Is it a popular place? What is it like? -Courtesy of Chicago Tribune This is a challenging question because it’s so hard to narrow it down to a “favorite” place.  It’s tough to limit myself to just one,   In... Read more »

When I finally said good-bye to my shabby apartment

I can’t believe another month has flown by and we’re almost into December.  Tonight’s topic is: Write about a time you had to say goodbye.  (Your first instinct may be to focus on a sad goodbye and focus on a person, that’s of course fine if it’s where your mind takes you. But also consider... Read more »
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Finding my sense of humor

 Tonight’s Topic: Write about and describe your sense of humor. (How has it evolved over your lifetime? Is it mainstream? Who and what do you find funny? Who and what do you NOT find funny?) I love this question because making people laugh is one of my favorite things to do.  The first time I... Read more »