A Second Halloween Post: My Love for Horror(ible) Books

Every Thursday was library day at Orchard Elementary School. I would make my way in a quiet line with the other students where the librarian would start off our hour visit by putting on a VHS of Reading Rainbow. Lavar Burton would fill our heads with the wonderful places books can take us and then when the video was over it was time to roam the shelves for the book we wanted most that week The tightly crammed wooden shelves of dreams and adventures and endless pleasures were a wonder to explore.…

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Birthdays: A Lame Scam?

Ron Swanson

(This is why I only make birthday cards from scratch)

My last birthday party was my 16th when I had my friends dress up “fancy” (yep, that was on the invitation) to eat pizza at my house.  It was so lame I decided, never again.…

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Disneyland 2014

19 years have passed since I last visited Disneyland, but I decided to try it out again as an adult and was not disappointed.  I especially loved:

  • The cream cheese filled pretzels (GENIUS! Why is every pretzel place not doing this?
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Because They’re Hungry…

I’ve always had a weird thing for Will Forte. Today I rediscovered the skit where my feelings for this odd looking character actor first began to blossom: “Potato Chips” (or maybe it’s the Tim Calhoun skits, but lets focus on potato chips).…

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Have you seen this trailer?

I’m amazed at how awful this looks, especially since Adam Sandler’s movies always look like they were written by a class of middle school students who hate each other.  Yet somehow, Blended manages to look bad AND plagiarized, like its plot was taken from combining The Brady Bunch with The Simpsons in Africa episode.  

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All work and no play

Remember this scene:

I want this scene to play at my funeral with someone saying before it shows: “Mika worked hard on absolutely nothing just like Jack.”


….and cue the tears.…

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iPhone Notepad Thoughts

I keep a lot of notes on my phone. As I was going through these annotations of my most random thoughts, I thought I’d share some of the best ones with you (with bonus pictures from the internetz!)

From September 16, 2013:

My top five favorite words:


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Looking Backwards and Forwards

2013 had some great moments

1> I wore TWO wedding dresses.


2>> I read ONE fantastic graphic novel:


3>>> I have TWO brothers to thank for ONE favorite new film:


4>>>> I served on ONE jury duty.

5>>>>> I have ONE new favorite web series: Broadcity


2014 has some great stuff coming up (SPOILERS)


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A Halloween Post: My Favorite Horror(ible) Films

I grew up on horror films. I saw The Poltergeist late at night babysitting when I was 11 and was hooked. A year later, Disney’s The Watcher in the Woods struck me as light fare, even though many girls were in tears after viewing it at Kassie’s slumber party.…

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