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I don't normally add something to my life list only to cross it off that same day. But, as some friends and I were sitting at lunch in Cali discussing the synching up Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz, I mentally added it as number 199. And then, moments later it was decided that that night we would watch it. ...

My private salsa lesson that day had been moved back. And so I had nothing better to do when my friend Yaron asked if anyone wanted to go watch a movie that was being filmed down the block. We headed over the cultural center and watched for an hour as a group of dancers in shiny costumes practiced a salsa routine over and over. At one point, as I was taking a picture, a woman with a badge and a clipboard came running towards us. I quickly turned my camera off, thinking that she was going to come yell at me for...

Sometimes you just need a break from it all. To escape the city. To escape the heat. And so Jaime and I decided that we would spend one day in Kolkata at the movies, creating our own double feature, seeing something from Bollywood and something from Hollywood. The first movie wasn't playing for a couple of hours after we got there though, so we ate some Pizza Hut in the food court, walked around the mall....

It's that time of year again: pumpkins get carved, costumes get flaunted, ghost stories get told, candy gets handed out, and I lock myself in a movie theater for twenty-four hours subjecting myself to the horrors of the horror film. For the third year in a row I headed out to the Music Box Theater for their annual Music Box Massacre movie marathon: twenty-four hours of horror films, one after another from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday. We got to the theater to stand in line at about 9:30am — two and a half hours before the movie mayhem was...

Andrew was in a movie! And this wasn't like the time he was in that Johnny Depp movie and stood right beside his and was still cut out. Not that I saw that movie. Just what I've heard. But you could actually see him in this one. And his name was in the credits. And so were a couple of other people I know! And that was kind of cool. And one of the stars was one of the So You Think You Can Dance winners. Which makes it even cooler. Leading Ladies had its Champaign premiere this weekend so I decided to...

My friend Rob was the one who introduced me, and probably all of us in college, to Troll 2. Troll 2 is a movie, not in any way connected to the movie Troll, that contains no trolls, with horrible acting, a horrible script, a horrible premise, a horrible just about anything else you can think of. Quite honestly,it's the worst movie ever made. The only movie with a O% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A movie about vegetarian goblins in the town of Nilgob (Goblin spelled backwards) who turn unsuspecting visitors into plants so they can eat them. I am...

Last Friday I didn't have to work, it was another one of my summer scheduling days. I love having every other Friday off. I wanted to get out of the apartment, not sit around all day, so I decided to head off to the Taste. Yes, I know most Chicagoans pretty much hate the Taste of Chicago, but I'm a rare breed who likes it. Granted, I hate the crowds and I hate the cost, but I still enjoy myself. Hey, any festival based around food is AOK in my book. Plus I had had a mad craving for stuffed...

It's been a while since I've had a real true girls' night out. And of course, there is probably no better excuse for one than a new Sex and the City movie. So Friday, after lazily waking up in Wicker Park around 11 and watching some old TV, I headed home and gussied up in a cute little dress and headed down to the loop. I met with Meredith and some of her friends at The Purple Pig, which I was so excited about as it's a new bar that I've been anxious about trying. I mean, their motto is...

1. I was a big girl and called a dentist yesterday. Now I just have to be a bigger girl and actually go. But I suppose when I'm lying in bed and really contemplating taking pliers and pulling out my teeth one by one that it is time I stop being afraid of a dentist pulling out my teeth and causing me pain...