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How to stop fear from running your life

How to stop fear from running your life
Tonight is ChicagoNow’s infamous Blogapalooz-Hour! This is where we are given a topic to write about at exactly 9:00 p.m. and we have to hit “publish” at 10:00 p.m. no matter what, typos, half finished writing and all. Tonight’s topic: Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect... Read more »

What exactly is a caper?

What exactly is a caper?
What exactly is a caper? I’ve heard of the elusive caper and I’ve seen them at the grocery store, but I honestly had no idea what they were. I also never gave them much thought until last week. I was reading a recent issue of Real Simple magazine and I became intrigued with a layout... Read more »

A cold, party popping New Year's Eve

A cold, party popping New Year's Eve
It’s New Year’s Eve, we have dinner cooking, dessert ready to go and no heat! Wait, what? We had a little snafu earlier with our new furnace and it went from barely working to not working at all. So, as we await for a part to be delivered and for the guy that’s going to... Read more »
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Charlie Brown Christmas tree or not, we love it

Charlie Brown Christmas tree or not, we love it
It’s that time of year to eat, drink and be merry. Let me tell you, I’ve been partaking in all of those things. I’m going to try to write this post while in a food coma. I’ll just take one more bite of fudge… Every year we get a real Christmas tree and decorate it... Read more »

Breaking news: Will Ferrell and Anchorman almost didn't happen

Breaking news: Will Ferrell and Anchorman almost didn't happen
Okay, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another round of ChicagoNow Blogapalooz-Hour! This is where we are given a question at exactly 9:00 p.m. and we have to hit “publish” at 10:00 p.m. no matter what. Tonight’s question: “Write about something you learned or experienced since you woke up this morning.” My first thought was,... Read more »

You're doing it all wrong: the only way to eat an apple

You're doing it all wrong: the only way to eat an apple
Back in May of this year, Foodbeast posted a video on YouTube of a guy eating an entire apple. I mean core, seeds and all. The video claims that people only use 30% of an apple when they eat it the traditional way. Being the sometimes late bloomer that I am, I saw the video... Read more »
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5 things I miss about elementary school

5 things I miss about elementary school
Tonight we went to an ice cream social at Lilia’s school. This is the first time I had been to one since I was in 5th grade. We lined up and got our tickets. The kids got to pick out their ice cream which they ate in 2.2 seconds before running off to the gym... Read more »

Dr. Harvey Karp, thank you for saving us

Tonight all of us ChicagoNow bloggers were given the challenge to answer this question: Name a time when you helped someone, or a time that you received help. We got the question at 9:00 p.m. and no matter what, we have to hit “publish” at 10:00 p.m. Here goes! I can’t help but give thanks... Read more »

Are Chipotle sofritas worth it?

Are Chipotle sofritas worth it?
Today Chipotle rolled out their new tofu dish, called sofritas, in all Chicago area restaurants. I’m already a fan of tofu and I think Chipotle is a decent option in terms of fast food so in the name of blogging, I had to try it. We start with organic tofu Hodo Soy that we shred... Read more »
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Getting hypnotized by Andrew Johnson

Getting hypnotized by Andrew Johnson
Experiencing trouble sleeping or relaxing? You need hypnosis, stat! I have always been a little obsessed with relaxation techniques. Not that I know how to relax on my own of course, but when they’re led by other people. The first time I ever participated in a “relaxation session” was when I attended volleyball camp in... Read more »