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Best. Costumes. EVER!

This morning was the annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k in my hometown, and a good time was had by all. My kids participated again in the 1-mile Kids Fun Run and crushed it. 329 more words

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A Christmas Story (1983)

This movie is good as fudge, except I didn’t say fudge. I just love this movie, it’s a Christmas classic you can watch at any time (I mean I watched it in the middle of March for Kris-Kringle sakes!). 121 more words


When winter smacks you in the face, literally

Every year in preparation for Christmas we read “A Christmas Story.” Jean Shepard describes Northern Indianans fighting winter tooth and claw. Before this winter I could only imagine what he meant. 221 more words

Top Ten cult films

“Well, me and my girlfriend, we love watching horror movies”

The Bollock Brothers – “Horror Movies”

The only thing more subjective than debating what is a classic movie is debating what is a cult classic movie.

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JEAN SHEPHERD--Playboy & Punch, and Keillor

A recently discovered parody of Playboy from an issue of Punch in 1971 contains only the beginnings of a story, “How Pliny Fluck Nearly Got What He Wanted and Almost Lost a Finger,” tagged as “humus, americana, and naustalgia by Genes Sheepherder. 531 more words

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Addendum to a bad day

So, get this.  When I got home from work yesterday, my husband said the roofers had had a big heater running outside, warming the wind (and doing nothing to keep them any warmer).  52 more words

Observations On Life

...and so the adventure begins...

Well folks, we’re three weeks into this epic Chicago adventure, and we’re thrilled to have you all along for the ride!  We are fulfilling our childhood dream of living together, although this dream looked slightly different when we were fantasizing this up. 1,420 more words