Archive for November 2014

Moms and Wives, Stay Out of the Kitchen This Christmas

Moms and Wives, Stay Out of the Kitchen This Christmas
Another sitcom star from the late ’80s/early ’90s is telling us how to live our lives. Mike Seaver…sorry, Kirk Cameron has a Facebook message for moms and wives (via D-Listed): “If you are a mom, if you are a wife, if you are the keeper of your home, I want you to know that your... Read more »

A Very Merry Goopsmas - 18 Gifts for Folks Who Love to Travel

Sure, you *could* spend $285 on a "currency case," or you could just do what I do. Bonus: Mine's clear, so you can see exactly how much dough you've got to play with.
Goop’s gift guide came out today and it’s full of great ideas for the gift giver who wants to spend between $10 and $4,000,000. But what if you want to spend only zero dollars? Or maybe, like, up to $25 on your mom or boyfriend or some shit? Can you pamper your loved ones, Goop-style,... Read more »

Kim Kardashian: Ass-pirational Booty

Kim Kardashian: Ass-pirational Booty
Obviously there’s been a lot of hubbub about Kim Kardashian and her Paper photoshoot. Chelsea Handler instagrammed a pic of her own butt in retaliation. This has officially become a “thing.” I joked on Facebook yesterday that maybe Ass Wars (posting pictures of your own ass) is the new Ice Bucket Challenge. I’ve heard… “Can we... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Big Hero 6

Hammering Out... Big Hero 6
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: BIG HERO 6. JOHN: With Marvel dominating the multiplexes, DC releasing a schedule of movies for the next 10 years (hopefully not all directed by Zack Snyder), and TV clogged with episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D.,... Read more »

Confessions of a Late Bloomer

Confessions of a Late Bloomer
I loved Sheila Quirke’s post on late bloomers. I am is are was were a late bloomer. I’m still blooming. I’m pretty sure I’m a perennial. I bloom and I wilt and I bloom and I wilt depending on the season. I am a woman with adult-onset blooming. One thing that really resonated with me... Read more »

The Walking Dead, "Self Help"

The Walking Dead, "Self Help"
Tonight’s The Walking Dead was all about survival. At this point in the Zombpocalypse, those still alive are still alive for a reason — strength, whether that refers to physical strength or cunning. The weaklings have been weeded out (Sorry, T-Dog, #NeverForget) and the folks who remain are either formidable opponents or valuable allies. “Self... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Interstellar

Hammering Out... Interstellar
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: INTERSTELLAR. JOHN: Movies don’t come much bigger or more ambitious than Christopher Nolan’s latest epic blockbuster, Interstellar.  It is a Movie with a capital “M.”  And, whether you love it, like it, admire it,... Read more »

NaNoWriMo 2014: Sticking point

The novel I’m working on for National Novel Writing Month will be the sixth book I’ve completed start to finish in the past five years. I don’t say that to brag. If you read some of these as they currently stand, you’d totally get it. Book 1 is in good shape. Book 2 we must... Read more »

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

Movie Review: Nightcrawler
NIGHTCRAWLER Genre: Thriller Rating: R Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a social outcast with ambition to spare, who finds his true calling when he starts working as an L.A. crime journalist, selling his footage to the highest network news bidder while blurring the line between observer and participant. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-Director... Read more »
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The hottest hot boy names of 2014

Blake<br><br>Shelton and scary angels. Do not want.
I’m working on a novel “for” “NaNoWriMo.” All of the “quotes” are because I’m only calling it a National Novel Writing Month novel in my head because technically I started the thing in October. And that shit’s against the rules. And I always play by the rules, especially when I’m at Costco. A few weeks... Read more »