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Thursday, February 29

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Short Hops: Tryptophan Overdose, Social Media 5K

Marilyn-jp-1-popup.jpg Rawr! Short Hops went a lil risque for Thanksgiving this year and invited the ghost of Marilyn Monroe to the table (for two). She brought a turkey and a pair of hooter owls (OH!) This week we're thankful for turkey, friends, football, sports in general and Marilyn Monroe? Sure. Marilyn Monroe.

  • Bloggers Organize Food Drive/5K
  • You know bloggers, always with the "twittering" and "logging on" and touching "the Facebook." Well, ChicagoNow's stable of running and fitness bloggers organized a 5K cum Food Drive to benefit Chicago's hungry. It's free, a mere 3.1 miles and you should do it. Show up with some canned goods, a pair of gently used running shoes and an old (clean) racing "tech" shirt.
  • Bulls Kneecap Phoenix
  • You're forgiven if you're a Bulls fan who turned the game off at halftime (after Chicago had been manhandled for the first half) and awoke astonished to learn that the Bulls won a thrilling come-from-behind double-OT match. Best Bulls win this impartial, and rather cynical, observer has seen in a long, long time.
  • Bears Will Try To Slow Michael Vick Down
  • This Bears writer will try to not use a "Vick"-timized headline pun when the Bears, inevitably, fail. Expect a full "Footballic Ramblings" preview sometime on Friday afternoon.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

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