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Humor, Motherhood, Travel

California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

  A few years ago, Anna and I talked about going on a girls trip after she graduated high school. Kind of a Gilmore Girls-ish style getaway before Anna went away to college. I don't¬†remember exactly when we started talking about it but over the past two years, it became less talk and more action.… Continue reading California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

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Blogging, Chicago, Favorite Things, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eight “HELLO! We Have The Breakfast Club Sitting in The Backseat”

  I was trying to think of my goal for this screenplay. My goal. My goal. Hmmmm. OH, I GOT ONE! Every time you hear "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds on the radio, in the dentist's office, at the supermarket, at Chili's,  I want you to think of this silly little screenplay… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Eight “HELLO! We Have The Breakfast Club Sitting in The Backseat”

John Hughes, Chicago, Screenplay, Don't You Forget About Me, The Breakfast Club, 80s, 80s Movies
Blogging, Chicago, Favorite Things, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Seven “She Doesn’t Have A Lot to Live For. You’ll See When You Get to Chicago”

GUYS. My husband commented not once but THREE TIMES on the blog. For the first time in my almost eight-years writing a blog. Monumental was one of the words I threw out whilst seeing the pending comments in the hopper. Miracles CAN happen.   To read previous scenes, head here. To catch you up in… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Seven “She Doesn’t Have A Lot to Live For. You’ll See When You Get to Chicago”

John Hughes, screenplay,
Chicago, Favorite Things, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Five “He Can’t Be Trusted. He Doesn’t Even Have a Twitter Account”

I was watching Home Alone the other day and it got me to thinking about this screenplay (how I connected the two shouldn't surprise anyone), and made me wonder a few things: -is it wrong to capitalize on John Hughes' movies for my screenplay? -is it stupid to base characters around real-life people?¬† -is it… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Five “He Can’t Be Trusted. He Doesn’t Even Have a Twitter Account”

John Hughes, screenplay,
Blogging, Chicago, Favorite Things, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Four “Molliscum Contagiosum”

PLEASE tell me you're invested at this point. You could even lie to me. I don't care. Okay, I do care. I just want to know that all this work is worth it. Plus, I REALLY want to know what happens next. Just kidding. I totally know. If you're new, here is a link to… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Four “Molliscum Contagiosum”

John Hughes, screenplay,
Blogging, Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Three “We Aren’t Going Back to Chicago Alone”

  Back with scene three but if re-living the 80's with three middle-aged women doesn't float your boat, I have lots of other fun posts to read. Seriously though, please don't judge me on this post. But also, make my movie so I don't have to keep writing it on the blog for my poor… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Three “We Aren’t Going Back to Chicago Alone”

Blogging, Friends, Humor

From California to Maryland, Flat Kari Gets Around. Wink Wink. Nudge Nudge

I know, I know. These posts aren't as regular as I thought they would be. It is hard getting them done because people are having so much gosh darn fun with "me". I AM fun. Pass it on. I started my latest adventure when my friend Jen took me to BlogHer in San Jose at… Continue reading From California to Maryland, Flat Kari Gets Around. Wink Wink. Nudge Nudge