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New Year's Eve at Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Review I have spent every New Years that I can remember with my best friends from grade school. OK, so maybe that isn't exactly true as I do remember two times where I didn't see them, but basically, it's not a New Year's celebration unless I'm with them. It's also usually not a New Year's unless it's the day before the big day and we still don't know what we're doing. But this year, we all surprised ourselves and managed to plan ahead. The night started off at Fuego for some Mex food. I...

1. I don't know whether I am disappointed or relieved about that photo. 2. The other day I saw the fattest squirrel ever. It looked like a fuzzy ball with a tail. I wish I had had my camera. 3. Last night I stopped by a party at a coworker's condo. It was seriously the most amazing condo ever: a ubercool lofty condo right overlooking the Chicago River and the city. I am in love with it. He had good food too. And a chocolate fountain, although I don't think he keeps that up year round. 4. This morning I finished all of...

I wish a naked golden man would come up from my fire pit Monday night Emily and I went to see Die Frau ohne Schatten. It's a four-hour long German fairy tale opera about an empress who ventures to the human world to procure a shadow so that she can bear children. I got an amazing pair of free tix, right in the main floor front! The production was absolutely beautiful. I particularly liked the falcon who came down in a big lighted box and when the emperor came flying down on a flying horse. Oh, and the naked golden dude. He...

A couple days ago I scored some ridiculously priced tickets (cheap price because it was a preview performance + half-price Hot Tix discount = $10 tickets) to see House Theatre's Nutcracker at Steppenwolf. Since it combined the forces of two of my favorite theatres it had to be a damn good show. I scooped up two and hoped that Alina would take up my offer to go...

I wanted to come home and write that he saw me. That he hugged me. That he told me his reasons for not calling and not telling me that he was in Chicago and that they made sense. I didn't want to write that he came out and stood behind me talking to some other group of people and didn't even acknowledge that I was there. I just left then. Nadia and I went to see Mat's play tonight. Imminent Dangers of Love and the Afterlife. It was pretty interesting and pretty funny, about a guy who accidentally kills himself to...