Archive for March 2014

The Walking Dead finale review: A

The Walking Dead finale review: A
There were a lot of great, exciting moments in tonight’s The Walking Dead finale, and they were all rendered moot by the dumb final line poor Andrew Lincoln had to deliver as Ring Leader Rick Grimes: “They’re gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out…they’re screwing with the wrong people.” WAH-wah. Pretty big talk from... Read more »

Hammering Out...Divergent

Hammering Out...Divergent
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: DIVERGENT. JULIE: I read Divergent back around when it was released. I was a big fan of The Hunger Games, and I thought I should check out this new series because it was being touted... Read more »

In Defense of...Gwyneth Paltrow

In Defense of...Gwyneth Paltrow
I, too, used to be a Gwyneth Paltrow hater. It was back in college, around senior year, 2000-2001. I was big into reading E! Online at the time, reading Ted Casablanca and whatnot. Gwyneth always seemed so snobby, so perfect, so being shoved down our throats (and at that point, it wasn’t even her doing... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Season 4 from A-Z

Game of Thrones Season 4 from A-Z
Game of Thrones Season Four starts next Sunday, April 6. I don’t know if you’re ready, but I am. Since I watch the show every week with a Game of Thrones newbie who hasn’t read the books, I thought I’d put together a little A-Z catalogue of the people you will encounter in the upcoming... Read more »

40 Bags in 40 Days: Day 19

40 Bags in 40 Days: Day 19
Now we’re getting to it. Yesterday I tackled the front of the basement, which is both the best and worst room in our house. When we moved in eight years ago, the basement was a blank canvas, unfinished and unremarkable, save for a wood burning fireplace on one wall. During the month before we officially... Read more »

40 Bags in 40 Days: Day 18

40 Bags in 40 Days: Day 18
So, I’ve been a little lax with my 40 Bags in 40 Days. It’s not totally my fault. It’s the fault of a lot of things. I didn’t realize when I started this project that March 2014 would wind up being one of the most difficult, draining, and stressful months in recent memory. I didn’t... Read more »
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The Walking Dead review, "Us"

The Walking Dead review, "Us"
The latter half of this season of The Walking Dead has been leading us through character arc after character arc along the road to Terminus. Tonight we finally reached the promised land and, at the very last minute, met a woman named Mary, who seems like a nice enough lady. But the Governor also seemed... Read more »

40 Bags in 40 Days: Day 13

40 Bags in 40 Days: Day 13
My kitchen is boring. My kitchen is a lot of things: ugly, out of date, confused, messy, poorly planned. But for the purpose of these kinds of posts, it’s mostly just boring. I did a big purge last summer, I think, and I’ve done a pretty good job of not bringing a lot of superfluous... Read more »

40 Bags in 40 Days: Days 9, 10, 11, and 12

I got off track. Life got in the way and I got off track. Thankfully, I scheduled some of the easiest tasks for this past weekend and the start of this week. It’s like somehow I knew that the middle of March was going to be a giant, evil bastard and I gave myself easy... Read more »
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Movie Review: Veronica Mars

Movie Review: Veronica Mars
VERONICA MARS Genre: Comedy/Mystery Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: On the verge of accepting a prestigious job at a law firm, and just when she thought she was out of the private investigator business, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) finds herself drawn back to her hometown of Neptune, CA to help clear the name of... Read more »