Category: Awesome

Chiditarod 2011 Takes Over Chicago

Chiditarod 2011 Takes Over Chicago
This weekend, Chiditarod–the infamous urban iditarod of epic awesomeness–took over the streets and sidewalks of Chicago with the mission to feed the hungry. Now if you’re unfamiliar with this ridiculously radtacular event, let me break it down for you. Imagine the Alaskan iditarod…but with shopping carts full of canned food for donations [a minimum of... Read more »

My Night Investigating Joliet's Haunted Scutt Mansion

To supplement digital video, investigators will often take a series of photos with flash in rapid succession of the same area of a room in an attempt to capture an unexplainable visual anomaly.
When things go bump in the night, more often than not you just ignore it. You chalk it up to the house settling, the cat moving around, or even your imagination. No, that random sound is not an evil clown in my closet waiting to jump out and gut me as I sleep! But what... Read more »

Happy Howl-o-ween: Dogs In Ridiculous Costumes

Alternate titles for this post include: – Why Dogs Bite People – Stupid Things People Do To Their Pets – Furry Friends: SHAMED. We’re only a few days away from Halloween…which means we’re on the verge of having all the Lincoln Park Trixies slut it up even more than usual as they wear nothing but... Read more »

The Magic of Makeup: Behind the Scenes at Asylum Xperiment

In a very short amount of time, Danielle has been transformed into character perfect for a night of terror.
Every October, haunted houses pop up all over the Chicagoland area. And, if you’re anything like me, the most you see of the haunted houses is the inside of your eyelids because you’re walking through the place with your eyes tightly shut and your head buried deep in a friend’s shoulder.  And ya know…that’s a... Read more »

BACONPALOOZA: 101 Awesome Bacon Products You Can't Miss!

BACONPALOOZA: 101 Awesome Bacon Products You Can't Miss!
Over the past few years, it’s hard to deny that bacon has been catapulted into the limelight. Bacon can now be found in practically everything. Sales of bacon have been sizzling. Swine-related novelty gifts are on the rise. As are memberships to Bacon of the Month and various Bacon Lovers clubs online.  And do you... Read more »

Awesome Dude of the Month: The Old Spice Guy

No further explanation needed. Slice me off a piece of that!
In the event you didn’t know (which my guess is you didn’t), my day job is in advertising. I help pull together those little commercials that you’re so quick to fast forward on your TiVo. Let me tell you…do this all too often and you will miss out on some gems.  One of my favorite campaigns... Read more »

In the Pursuit of All Things Awesome...

‘Round these parts, we’re always looking for awesome stuff. But me, myself, and I (okay…and my husband and friends), can’t always stay on top of everything awesome going on around Chicago, the world and the interwebs. So I’d like to invite you, fellow readers, to let us know if you’ve encountered something awesome. Odds are,... Read more »