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Come What May | Shopping for Vinyl Records at Barnes & Noble

November 12, 2018

Moulin Rouge Soundtrack Vinyl Record
It’s been SO long since I’ve shared a Vinyl Hunt on the blog and honestly, it’s because I haven’t bought a record in some time. Every time I’ve gone to the thrift store lately, I just haven’t been able to find anything worth buying. (Well, recrod wise anyway). And vinyls have gotta WAY to expensive to buy “new”/from regular stores.

Since I had a 10% off Barens and Noble coupon and a couple of bucks on an old gift card I never used, I thought “hey, why not try vinyl hunting this weekend?”. So that’s exactly what I did! I’m not going to lie, I was super impressed by the vinyl selection at Barnes & Noble! They had way more records than I thought they’d have!

(And I even found the vinyl soundtrack of my FAVORITE movie)!

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Exploring Graffiti Alley in Toronto, Ontario | Canada

July 20, 2018

Graffiti Alley in Toronto, Ontario
It’s official, I LOVE Canada! Even though I only spent a week there, I feel like I got to see SO much of Toronto. I’m telling you, if I ever decided to move to another country, Canada is at the top of my list. 

(I mean, Canada’s healthcare system alone is reason enough to move there/become a citizen!).

I did a lot of research on “Things to do in Toronto” before my trip and one of the places I knew I had to visit was Graffiti Alley. Graffiti Alley is essentially exactly what it sounds like. It’s a collection of long alleyways where you can view graffiti from various artists. 

And you all know how much I LOVE street art.

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The Science Behind Pixar at The Museum of Science and Industry‎

July 18, 2018

The Science Behind Pixar at The Museum of Science and Industry‎
Ah summer, how I loathe you. No really, summer is definitely my least season. I seriously don’t understand why people love summer so much. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t understand why adults love summer so much.

When you’re a kid/in school, sure summer is great because you get a three month break, but it’s not like adults get a “summer break.” You still have to go to work (unless you’re a teacher or a job that’s not year round). Maybe it’s because I prefer cooler weather but I just don’t get the appeal of summer. 

Regardless, one thing I DO enjoy about summer is all of the fun events that come to Chicago. The Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, countless Broadway shows, fun new exhibits. All of the activities going on throughout the city definitely help distract me from the fact that I dislike summer.

(And boy is there a lot to do in the city!).

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The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image | NYC

May 11, 2018

The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image
You all know how I feel about museums; they’re the best! Whenever I visit a new (or old) city, I always make sure to check out the museums, especially if there’s a cool new exhibit going on. And although I’ve been to NYC more times than I can count, I’ve never been to the Museum of the Moving Image (until recently!).

Since I’m such a huge Jim Henson fan, I knew I had to check out The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image during my trip to New York last month. I decided not to bring my DSLR camera on this trip (in an attempt to “live more in the moment”, something I’ve been doing a lot more of lately) but I did take a few pictures on my iPhone. So I thought it would be fun to share them with you all today.

Here are a few photos from the Museum of the Moving Image:

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And the Oscar Goes To…[2018 Oscar Predictions]

March 2, 2018

2018 Oscar Predictions
It’s that time of year again: The Oscars! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you already know that I look forward to the The Oscars each year. Every year I make it my personal goal to see ALL of the Oscar nominated films BEFORE the Oscars (and before they even get nominated!). I love seeing dozens of movies throughout the year and guessing which films the Academy will recognize. (I’m usually 90% right!).

Unfortunately, this is the first time in TEN years that I haven’completed my goal of seeing every ‘Best Picture’ Oscar nominated film. But I have seen most of them (that counts for something, right?). For the past four years I’ve been able to correctly predict (almost) EVERY major Oscar win (I only got one prediction wrong back in 2015 and one wrong in 2017) so here’s hoping for another year of successful predictions.

Here are my predictions for the 90th Academy Awards:

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