Posts in category "Reviews"

Where to Find the Most Rip Snorter Craft Beer in Australia

Where to Find the Most Rip Snorter Craft Beer in Australia
If you’ve been following my excellent adventures on social media, you already know that I’m a big fan of craft beer.  I’m partial to IPA’s but enjoy trying new emerging styles of the oat soda.  I’m spoiled to live in a city that is peppered with microbreweries, has multiple craft beer festivals throughout the year... Read more »

I watched E!'s The Royals So You Wouldn't Have To

I watched E!'s The Royals So You Wouldn't Have To
I confess that I was a closet Gossip Girl fan, and once it ended I needed some other guilty pleasure to take up my couch time.  Being a teacher is stressful; after a tough day you need to just turn off your brain.  Gossip Girl was perfect for that because of the fashion, SCANDAL, and... Read more »

The 15 Best Songs Made Famous by Movies

The 15 Best Songs Made Famous by Movies
I was driving my car the other day, and “Scotty Doesn’t Know” from Eurotrip came blasting on my speakers.  Almost immediately, images of a tongue-pierced Matt Damon popped into my mind, and I burst out laughing to while simultaneously singing along.  I had the song saved under my Soundtracks genre on iTunes, so when I... Read more »
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Book Sequels That Should Have Been Written

<strong> A Tree Grows in Brooklyn </strong>
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My copy of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is still dog-eared and highlighted to hell.  It's one of my all-time favorite books, but it left so many unanswered questions: How did Francie do at the University of Michigan?  Did she and Ben end up together?  Did Johnny's music live on through Neely?
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<strong> Working Title:  Brooklyn Wasn't Always Hipster
The internet is losing its collective mind over the news that Harper Lee’s manuscript for a sequel to her classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been found, and justifiably so.  People would have a hard time making a case for a book that is gutsier or more endearing than TKAM, and I’m sure there are Atticus and Scout fans out... Read more »

TenISee Roadtrippin': Nashville or Bust

TenISee Roadtrippin':  Nashville or Bust
I was a huge fan of country music back in the 90′s.  I’m talking member of the Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Alison Kraus fan clubs type of huge fan.  I had a cousin who looked like a Dixie Chick and parents who indulged our love of 90′s now-extinct country artists.  We went to Garth Brooks... Read more »

Learn Where the Phrase "Got laid" Originated: My Picks for Books on Chicago's History

Learn Where the Phrase "Got laid" Originated: My Picks for Books on Chicago's History
“Know thyself and know thy city!” has been my mantra since moving back to the Midwest two months ago.  I’ve done the typical touristy things like playing mini-golf at Navy Pier as well as the atypical such as eating a hot dog mascot at the Chicago History Museum Hot Dog Festival.  Check the judgement at... Read more »
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World Cup Players and Their Game of Thrones Twins

By now, the world is in the tight grip of World Cup fever, and I’m no exception.  I’ve got the official app, my American flag tank, and the swagger that only an American who knows next to nothing about soccer has.  Now my World Cup fever may only last a few weeks, but my Game... Read more »