Good News! YOU Think You’re Helping

  Wow it’s FRIDAY AGAIN?!? I really can’t believe it! Maybe the “holiday” messed me up into thinking it couldn’t possibly be Friday already. I put “holiday” in quotes because I’ve been working every single day since last you heard from me, except for the Fourth, which I spent having a raging[…]

Good News! We Are ALL All Stars

  Hey! How are you? Staying cool, I hope? This week has been brutal. And before we get to World News, here’s the News with me: This week started off really great. Last weekend – Saturday – I went thrifting with my boyfriend and found a couple great dresses and a HUUUUUGE[…]

GOOD NEWS! Let There Be Butt Stuff

Walked out my door on Monday morning to find that someone had etched the phrase “NO BUTT STUFF” into the sidewalk. What? Why? What does this mean?   So now I guess we have to talk about the Corgi Butt Bag:   So at the studio we’ve been listening to[…]

Five Albums: Double Fantasy

Three chimes.   Double Fantasy is a meditative experience. It plays like a story of a relationship which begins in the middle — a genius move that lends itself brilliantly to playing it over and over, to “start over” again and again. Lennon’s gift for songwriting is undoubtedly enhanced by his relationship with[…]

Five Albums: Tapestry

Sometimes I wonder if I’m ever going to make it home again. I didn’t know just what was wrong with me. Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore? Carole King’s Tapestry is a masterpiece of meandering insecurities and confident piano riffs.  The album dives right in with “I Feel The Earth[…]

Five Albums: Pearl

One of the fondest and fuzziest memories of my young life was when my dad woke me up and took me down to the basement late at night.  He sat me on the ping-pong table, put his Iron Butterfly record on the turntable he’d just hooked up, and flamboyantly gesticulated[…]

Five Albums: Arrival

“See that girl, watch that scene/digging the Dancing Queen”   I’m 12 years old and I’ve re-discovered ABBA.  My parents laugh because they have video of toddler-me dancing to “Take A Chance On Me.”  Oh, if there was YouTube in 1989!  But when I rekindle my love of ABBA in[…]

I’m Sorry, But You’re Wrong

  So I was coming home from a long day at my internship wherein I got really caught up in A Thing and didn’t really eat lunch.  Well I did eat one of those KIND bars – the one I keep in my bag for an emergency – but that’s[…]

Periodical Thoughts

You know what’s awesome?  Having the kind of terrible menstrual cramps that ruin your entire day (and sometimes the next one, too).  The kind where taking Midol is a gamble: sometimes it works, sometimes you might as well swallow some Cadbury Mini Eggs and hope for the best. That was[…]

5 Years Later

Five years ago, I sat on a cold marble bench, I watched this tree twinkle under the arch, and I got the phone call. It still doesn’t make sense to me, that you’ll never be there again.  You were always there.  Sitting in the back row, pulling up the street,[…]

QUIZ! Which Christmas Song Are You?

1.  When do you put up Christmas decorations? A.  When I have the time and energy. B.  When my Tinder date is there to help.  It’s called “foreplay.” C.  The day after Thanksgiving!  It’s always THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.  Earlier than that is TOO SOON, but if you don’t have[…]

In A Relationship with Beauty: It’s Complicated

I am, I’m sure, and AWESOME girlfriend.  So when my boyfriend observes: “You have a complicated relationship with beauty,” my first instinct is to say, “All women have a complicated relationship with beauty, it’s because of society,” and while I still believe this is true, I must admit, I Have[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Holiday Recommendations

I’m going to be completely honest with you (like uh, when am I ever not?) and say, I have no idea what this prompt means, taken as a whole.  BUT, taken one piece at a time: “Holiday” and “Recommendations,” I gather it means “Tell People What To Do This Holiday.” […]

Currently… in November 2015

FEELING:  A little bit under the weather, but I may just be hungover as I write this!  Halloween was such a blast, and I went out for a drink after my tour with my boyfriend and friend and may have overdone it…ughhh… I do have a clean bill of health[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Hey Teacher…

This topic is near and dear to my heart, since I worked in a school for a year and definitely had delusions of wanting to be a teacher (!!!) for a while, and though that didn’t really pan out, I do have massive respect for these fictional teachers for actually[…]

15 Minutes of Fame and Frappuccino

It’s finally happened, guys. When I started this blog over six years ago, I wanted to be a serious blogger.  With hundreds of followers, daily comments, and a community of readers following my every word and it. has. finally. happened. WOW!  This is what it feels like!  THE BIG TIME! […]

“That’s All”

Trying to make people like you is really hard. Trying to be funny, or outgoing, or smart, or whatever, it can be so much work.  Trying, trying, always trying to be perfect, and then to be better than perfect, is exhausting. No wonder most days I’d rather keep to myself,[…]

5 Fandom Friday: I Was Born for Broadway, Baby

This is the 5 Fandom Friday I was born to play!  I mean, write.  It’s all about Broadway, Baby!  I’ve been fantasizing about playing these roles on the Great White Way since I was a teenager oh about a million years ago so choosing was easy (thank gawdness, since I’ve[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Fandom Guilty Pleasures

Normally I would say “Nothing you enjoy should make you feel guilty!” but there are those things you cringe to admit like… 1.  I adore the Twilight series  and I’m glad to see it popping up on other people’s lists too!  I feel so bad because the books are a[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Favourite Fictional Fathers

In honor of Father’s Day, much as for Mother’s Day, we are listing out favourite fiction fathers this weekend! 1.  Bob Belcher from Bob’s Burgers  is sort of the “straight man” to his wacky family, but that’s what they need.  Also, the burger puns. 2.  Giles from Buffy the Vampire[…]