Archive for June 2014

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?
Last week, Vince Mancini over at Uproxx wrote a piece about movie “dealbreakers” – those films that you use to gauge your compatibility with others in relationships or friendships.  It came in the wake of a story about a woman who divorced her husband because he didn’t like Frozen. That seems like a questionable move... Read more »

Frozen's Princess Anna Apologizes

Frozen's Princess Anna Apologizes
Dear Esteemed Weseltonians, I am deeply remorseful that my mispronunciation of your town’s name made it back to you after my sister’s coronation. It has come to my attention how very wrong of me it was to compare the hardworking, proud people of Weselton to a sniveling rodent. My doing so only served to further... Read more »

Facebook Etiquette: Stop Spreading the News

Facebook Etiquette: Stop Spreading the News
Dear Emily Posts of Social Media, I witnessed something this weekend that got me thinking about Facebook etiquette and the dispensing of Big News. Here’s the gist. Two people experienced a big life event (engagement) on Friday night. Before either of the involved parties had a chance (read: had recovered from their hangovers enough) to... Read more »
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Movie Review: Think Like a Man Too

Movie Review: Think Like a Man Too
THINK LIKE A MAN TOO Genre: Romantic Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: On the eve of their Vegas wedding, Candace (Regina Hall) and Michael (Terrence Jenkins) are joined by their couple friends for dueling bachelor-bachelorette parties in the city of sin. Behind-the-Scenes: Kevin Hart, fresh off hits Ride Along and About Last Night from... Read more »

Stone cold brewing iced coffee

Stone cold brewing iced coffee
This is my second post in two days about coffee. It’s like that time I kept writing about alcohol over and over again. Basically, this blog is all about me sharing my vices with you. Wait until I start writing about Skylanders. My sister-in-law (the same sister-in-law who told me about putting butter in your... Read more »

Do you butter your coffee?

Do you butter your coffee?
I decided to put a pat of butter in my coffee this morning. I usually drink it black because I’m so hardcore, but my sister-in-law told me that butter is the new black, and who am I to argue? I did a little research this morning while drinking my passé, unbuttered coffee. Apparently butter in... Read more »
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Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Genre: Animated Fantasy Adventure Rating: PG Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: 5 years after the first film, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and his dragon, Toothless, face off against the evil Drago and his army of brainwashed dragons.  Along the way, Hiccup reunites with his long lost mother (voiced... Read more »

Game of Thrones Finale Winners and Losers: The Children

Game of Thrones Finale Winners and Losers: The Children
Gah! How is this season already over? I can’t take it. What’s left for me now on TV? True Blood? Blech. Now we have to wait a full ten months before we find out how Arya, Varys, and Tyrion enjoyed their cruises. Was there all-you-can-eat shrimp? Did Varys and Tyrion drink pineapple drinks while listening... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Fern Ronay of Stop and Blog the Roses

Q&A with a ChicagoNow Blogger: Fern Ronay of Stop and Blog the Roses
Today is ChicagoNow blogger interview day! We willing participants were each given another blogger to interview in whatever form we deemed appropriate. I was given the chance to (virtually) chat with Fern Ronay of the blog Stop and Blog the Roses. First of all, should I write your name? I’ve seen it as Jen or... Read more »
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Game of Thrones review: The Children

Game of Thrones review: The Children
And now our watch has ended. Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m peeved that this episode did not end the same way the book A Storm of Swords ended. Last year, I thought maybe Season 3 would’ve ended with the ASOS epilogue, but no. I thought FOR SURE this season would end... Read more »