November 21, 2011

Yesterday I was minding my own business, turning twenty-six, when I received a strange email. My parents and I were waiting for a table at Hugo’s, and my phone buzzed for the 97th time that morning. Instead of another notification that someone had posted on my Facebook wall, I got this:

your grandmother beverly was a husband hunting woman. she did not care with whom she carried on. she broke up many homes.



It's a blog within a blog within a blog!
November 6, 2011

In order to achieve internet domination, I’ve been reliably informed that I should post something every day on this blog, which is a tall order when daily life is dull and I don’t particularly want to blog without something interesting to share.


Book Reviews in Brief

August 4, 2011

Between my Kindle and newly kindled love of graphic novels, I’ve read a lot in the last several months, always intending to blog a proper review. I’m a little short on the time it takes to summarize and analyze my thoughts at the moment, but I thought I’d throw out a couple of words on the latest additions to my library.


That Ol’ Potter Magic

July 14, 2011

Tonight, after I get off work, I’ll be driving down to Irvine to wait in line for a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. There was a time when I didn’t think Hollywood would make all seven books into films, certainly not with the same set of actors. Looking at the pictures of the main characters then and now has been a bit of a shock – I feel old. Which is what happens when you start young. I began reading the books in 1999, but it was really two years after that that Harry Potter changed my life. How many people can say that about Twilight with a straight face?


Sex, Drugs & Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman

March 21, 2011

For months I kept picking Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs off the shelf of my local Barnes & Noble because it has a funny title and an eye-catching cover, but since two of the three items in the title were of no interest to me, I always put it back. Smash cut to my non-fiction book proposal class, and one of my classmates who raved about Chuck Klosterman, and this book in particular, which she explained is a collection of essays on pop culture.