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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes

I Got Inside The Breakfast Club High School and Lived to Tell

  Last week I did something out of character for me all thanks to my husband, risk taker that he is. So on day one of my birthday week last Monday, Mike and I took the day off to have a date day as he was leaving on a business trip the following day for… Continue reading I Got Inside The Breakfast Club High School and Lived to Tell

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Family, Humor, Travel

Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

  Before I start our story, we need to address the traffic on the way to Florida by me telling you this: don't drive to Florida. Seriously. If you are even thinking about it, stop. Stop now. Because this is what awaits you: Lots and lots of that. To be clear, I live in the… Continue reading Thank You Alabama Rooster-Florida Spring Break Part One

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

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

  New to this scene? Well, you have 15 other scenes to read first! Head here to get started.     Scene Sixteen- "Maybe You Should Have Kidnapped John Cusack"  Back in Chicago, everyone is back at Katherine’s home after returning from their breakfast picnic at the Illinois State Police Headquarters. Michael (to Judd) -… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Sixteen “Maybe You Should’ve Kidnapped John Cusack”

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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”

The original plan for the museum was to be set in a neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. I had two inspirations: the neighborhood from Return to Me (great Chicago movie) and also the neighborhood where Mike's parents grew up: Lakeview. When his parents grew up there, it wasn't the trendy area that it… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Fourteen- “Is This What I Think it Is?”

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Chicago, Humor, John Hughes, Screenplay

Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Ten “They Can’t Kill All of Us. Some of Us Maybe”

I got the flu almost two weeks ago and am still fighting the good fight.  The good news- my lungs are clear.  The bad news- I could feel like this for another two weeks.  So normally I like to space out my posts and since I posted yesterday, I didn't think I would post this… Continue reading Don’t You Forget About Me- Scene Ten “They Can’t Kill All of Us. Some of Us Maybe”

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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”

Childhood, Humor, Life

Writing Challenge #2- Julia Child Was My Big Bird

My earliest childhood memory isn't one where I am in a field of daisies running side by side with my mommy. It isn't nice and fuzzy and in technicolor majesty. It isn't even whimsical. My earliest memory involves me getting angry at the television set. Which, if you really know me, is quite fitting. I… Continue reading Writing Challenge #2- Julia Child Was My Big Bird