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Coda

May 2008

9 years
ago

 

IM’ing Estrogen Fest 2008

I rallied an office crew to the midnight premiere of Sex and the City at Webster Place, which means that right now I’m sort of fried. The movie didn’t start until way after midnight, it lasted two-plus hours, and then I had to circle my ‘hood desperately looking for a parking space at 3:30 a.m. It was all worth it, though, to come to the office and threaten the ladies at work with my ability to spoil the ending. Both Web editor Esther Kang and I are running on three hours of sleep, but we couldn’t resist IM’ing about the film—and about the Trixies who turned out in droves. Don’t worry: No spoilers here…

10 years
ago

 

IM’ing Flight of the Conchords

The New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords landed at the Chicago Theatre Wednesday night for a sold-out show. Associate editor Nora O’Donnell and I tripped over ourselves to get tickets, then tripped over ourselves to rehash the show over IM today. Here’s an excerpt from my chat with Nora, in which the main point of contention is a debate over Bret or Jemaine. Where do you side?

Cassie: What did you think of the show?
Nora: Awesome, with a small pang of disappointment when it came to the crowd.
Cassie: Yeah, I wanted to silence that one dude who kept shouting “Take Off Your Pants!” Although, admittedly, I wouldn’t have minded if someone did…

10 years
ago

 

Home Smart Home

Composting with worms is sooooooo outdated. That’s but one of the conversational threads I picked up last night on a preview tour of the new Smart Home at the Museum of Science and Industry. I went in expecting to see the typical “eco” flourishes—bamboo flooring, energy efficient windows, dual-flush toilets—and I came out geeking over the interior design with my pal Heather Blaha, who edits Apartment Therapy Chicago…

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