Monday, May 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home Alone!

Mentioning "Home Alone" in May on a Blog just seems sick and wrong, don't it?? But guess who is about to (think hard..)??

Last week, I saw online (plus had many wonderful family members and friends email me) about the online listing for the Home Alone house. It's up for SALE! For a cool 2.4 million dollars, you could be the owner of a historical landmark [Editor's Note: Clearly it is not a registered landmark. But it should be.]. Here's the [link] to the Property listing showing it in all its glory. But don't get too excited, you have to be pre-approved to buy the home before you can even tour it. That means psychos like myself are banned from showing up to satisfy their Macaulay Culkin fetish.
{guess what I'm standing in front of??}

If I had 2.4 millions dollars, I would be blogging from Winnetka, Illinois right now. Because let me tell you a couple secrets: A) I love the Chicago area and B) I have visited the Home Alone house in the flesh and it was (insert 'stereotypical gay voice') FABULOUS!

I used to have to head to Chicago quite a bit for my job. Not only did I fall in love with the City but I fell in love with the surrounding areas and all of the pop-culture history that seeps out from every angle in Illinois (Michael Jordan, Oprah, John Hughes' Illinois obsession in all his movies, etc). On a particularly cold November morning, right after landing at O'Hare, I got in my rental car and headed off to Winnetka for my own Home Alone experience with just me, myself and I. To this day, I stand by the fact that I had one of the most fun days in my short life and I was completely on my own. It was the best time I've ever had hanging out with myself.

Despite the sheer ridiculousness in every aspect of the ensuing sentence, knowing that it's available for purchase and I can't buy it kind of stresses me out. I almost just want it off the market rather than think of the happy new homeowners who get to set up camp in one of America's most beautiful homes. But I digress...

Because I have ZERO self-respect when it comes to this whole Home Alone thing, when I was walking up the street to the home in 2008, I filmed myself for my family so they could enjoy my experience as well. As I didn't have a blog at this point, I never thought I'd put this online. However, I do now and you know how that goes. So in all my white-hot hair and eyeliner glory (not that I'm even remotely over those things now), if you want to see what it's like to walk along Kevin McCallister's street, you may click below. However, if you end up buying the home, you are henceforth obligated to allow me to Summer there.:

Keep in mind this was filmed for my family and pre-blog on November 30th, 2008. Original blog post I did in 2009 can be read by clicking here

Happy Tuesday! Buzz, your girlfriend, woof!
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16 comments:

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I will need to remember to go back to this post once I'm at a computer with sound, I really want to watch this video! The way you describe the experience makes me want to actually see the house too and it's something I didn't even think of before! But I know what you mean by enjoying something by yourself and having so much fun - I love when it happens!!

Leia said...

Agh! Videos usually work for me but this one just says 'buffering' and won't actually load. I'll have to check back later to watch it! But how cool that the house is for sale - it's been several years since I watched the movie but I do vaguely remember what a nice house it was!

Leia

Leia said...

Oh yay it worked for me now! It was so nice to hear your voice, I don't think I've seen a video of yours before :)

The neighborhood looks so quiet and safe and all the houses are absolutely lovely!

kirstyb said...

thanks for sharing - hope you have a fab day xxxx

Sher said...

Oh I remember the post you did in 09, has it been that long ago? Wow, I can't believe that the house is actually up for sale:)

xx

Tangles said...

Loved this post! I think too often people don't know how to have fun just being by themselves. I love that you just hopped in the car and went on an adventure! I don't need to be surrounded by people *all the time*. One of my favorite things to do is go out to eat and go shopping - by myself!

Julie and Lauren said...

Ahh, so funny! I'm from Winnetka!! Miss home and the Home Alone house is always a fun drive by : )

Pop Champagne said...

hahaha oh my the house is for 2.5 mil?! I don't have a Macaulay Culkin fetish but that was a funny movie when I was a kid!

Rick said...

Chicago is one of my favorite cities as well (i.e., in October, before the winter months start to set in). In October, the weather is perfect, as is the urban feel with its Midwestern charm. Reading this makes me want to go back.

Thanks for the comments on my last blog. Always nice to hear from you!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Aww, it was SO COOL to really hear you and your voice!!!!! :)))

Grande Jewelry said...

Wow!!! Hope you had fun on your adventure =)

www.grandejewelry.blogspot.com

Dirt On The Rocks said...

That house is beautiful.. 2.5mil wow.. lots of money, lol. Realistically in today's economy I have no idea who could afford such a house. However, it is gorgeous!

Raven said...

hahaha love this! How were you actually INSIDE this at one point? You must share! I LOVE Home Alone! And now that my boy is 3, he wants to watch it all the time. Lucky me!!

If I had 2.4 million, I would totally let you borrow it so you could buy this house.

inHERshoes said...

love it! love your vlog, i enjoy watching my bloggie friends do vlogs :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

lol "buzz your girlfriend, woof" is prob the funniest movie line ever!! one of my bff's says it all the time haha. how awesome you were there- that home is like ingrained in all of our childhood minds. $2.4 million- wow (woof)!

Marian said...

1- That is awesome!! When I read that the house was for sale I started counting my pennies...not there yet, but maybe we can go halfsies;)

And seriously, Buss, Your Girlfriend, Woof....is by far the best line ever. I'm always saying it:)