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I’m Anne, a 20-something, language-loving, piano-dabbling, cat-obsessing, theatre-critiquing, concert-going, city-dwelling redhead.

A former English and Creative Writing student at DePaul University, I currently work at a marketing agency (and dream of the day I can find a position in editorial) and write freelance theatre reviews for an online A&E publication in Chicago.

I love fiction, vinyl, Europe, singing, musicals, stand-up, Pink Floyd, margaritas, and my fuzzy, whiskered roommate Winston.

I started on HubPages when I was a wee undergrad and have only recently updated my profile. Feel free to message or comment, and if you have any suggestions for hubs you’d like to see me write, don’t be shy!

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  • Why You Should Adopt an FIV+ Cat

    Why You Should Adopt an FIV+ Cat

    2 years ago

    If you're looking to adopt a pet, as an animal lover myself and a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, I have some suggestions that I believe will greatly benefit you and your future pet in the long run.

  • How Fiona Apple Enriched My Vocabulary

    How Fiona Apple Enriched My Vocabulary

    21 months ago

    Besides her gorgeous, soulful contralto and mood-driven, sometimes erratic piano-playing, Apple's lyrics are where she really comes to life.

  • The Best Female Singer We All Forgot About

    The Best Female Singer We All Forgot About

    7 years ago

    As a lover of 60's music as well as strong female vocalists, it saddens me that some great talent from those days has been long forgotten. I'm not talking about Janis Joplin, because she, most deservedly, has not been...

  • We Don't Just Listen to Rock 'n' Roll...

    We Don't Just Listen to Rock 'n' Roll...

    8 years ago

    ...we feel it in our hearts, minds, souls, and bodies. Yes; bodies. This past Christmas I received many wonderful gifts from my loving friends and family, but one in particular is proving to be as fun and exciting to...

  • The Excitement of Writing....Again!

    The Excitement of Writing....Again!

    8 years ago

    I'm currently absorbed in a writing project once again and it feels so good to be back, to be so into something that I lose track of time and just write for hours on end, ignoring the painful grumbling in my stomach...

  • Harry Potter, Songs for the Departed

    Harry Potter, Songs for the Departed

    8 years ago

    After the seventh and final Harry Potter book was released, the wonderful podcast Mugglecast (run by the guys -- and girl -- from Mugglenet) re-read the book and did a chapter-by-chapter segment on the show every week,...

  • 10 Must-See Broadway Musicals

    10 Must-See Broadway Musicals

    9 years ago

    Among my many passions and obsessions, musical theatre is one of the most deep-rooted. I was sent a request to make a list of ten must-see musicals, and it wasn't easy; there are a lot of other amazing musicals I wish I...



    9 years ago

    Last year when I moved to Chicago, I did a lot to experience the city and see all that it has to offer. One of those things was this: After waiting for two hours outside of the NBC building in Chicago and after going...

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    "All Was Well" : Why I, Unlike So Many Others, Liked the Harry Potter Epilogue

    9 years ago

    I am an avid Harry Potter fan. And I'm not using the word "avid" lightly. I've been to midnight book releases, I've seen the band Harry and the Potters six times, I've dressed up as Crookshanks more times than I'd care...

  • What You Should Really Ask Santa For

    What You Should Really Ask Santa For

    9 years ago

    In my sophomore year of high school, I wrote for the school newspaper. For our December edition, each of us on the writing/editing staff listed ten things we wanted for Christmas to be published in the newspaper. While...

  • A Defense of Nostalgia

    A Defense of Nostalgia

    9 years ago

    I read something today that made me reevaluate a lot of things in my life. Well, nothing too important. Not my philosophies on life, religious beliefs, political views, or anything heavy like that. Just some silly...