REVIEW: “The Imitation Game”

I’ve been doing my best to see more movies in the theater. For as much as I love awards season, I usually don’t see the nominated films before the awards ceremonies. I’d wait for them to come out on DVD or hit cable. But, I want to change that routine. I’d like to be more … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Big Eyes”

This is a movie I’ve wanted to see for a while. Because, well, Amy Adams is in it. I love me some Amy Adams. I have ever since she played Cousin Beth in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Anya slapped her down for not knowing what kind of demon Tara was supposed to be. (Yeah. I’m that … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Into the Woods”

I have loved musicals all my life. My mother got me hooked on them when I was very young by listening to the soundtrack records with me. (Yes, records. Vinyl.) When cable came into our lives, movie musicals were often played. That was Nirvana for me. I would turn down invitations from friends to go … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Wild”

Anyone who has kept up with or read through my blog posts is aware of the close relationship I had with my mother. Her death 2 years ago was devastating. I still find it so strange that I have to visit her at the cemetery, and not just go into the next room to see … Continue reading

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 30: Success

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 30: Success

November 30, 2014. The last day of National Blog Posting Month. I did it! 30 posts in 30 days. Yay! It was tough. Some days I just didn’t have anything to write about and I had to fake it. Some posts are pretty good. Some are okay. Some…well…they suck. But I still did it. And … Continue reading

NaBloPoMo (11/24) – Day 26: Thankful

NaBloPoMo (11/24) – Day 26: Thankful

It’s the night before Thanksgiving in the United States. I’ve been prepping and cooking and baking….and I still have some cooking to do. Around 2:30am, I need to prepare the turkey and put it in the oven. I’ll wake up to the smell of a roasting turkey. Yum. Before I head off to church, I’ll … Continue reading

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 25: Hard stuff

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 25: Hard stuff

We’re on the 25th day of National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and it’s getting harder and harder to come up with interesting things to write about. It’s times like this that I realize that 1) I’m rather boring and 2) I don’t really have a wide variety of topics that I write about. (Any more … Continue reading

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 18: States

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) – Day 18: States

I’m currently on my way home from a quickie trip to Kansas City, MO to see a friend’s presentation. I started thinking about all of the traveling I’ve done this year…more than usual. I know a lot of people are doing these memes and quizzes online about how many states they’ve visited. So, I thought … Continue reading