Even marriages end when you die, Kaidan

“I understand why you cheated. But I still love you, Shepard. I want to understand what this is between us, and make it real. That’s what I want. What do you want?” I pause before answering. Not because I’m torn for choice, but because I don’t know quite what to say. I do know what … Continue reading

My favorite mamas

We all know Claire Huxtable and Roseanne Conner are pretty fantastic big mamas of the small screen, but who will make my list of dream moms? Linda Belcher of Bob’s Burgers If I could only pick one TV mama to be my very own, it would have to be Linda Belcher. With big flippy hair, … Continue reading

If you liked

I have a confession. Sometimes I don’t know what to watch on Netflix. Sometimes I’ve just had enough of watching Doctor Who and Upstairs, Downstairs and even Paul Newman. Sometimes I just want to see something I haven’t seen before. So what do I do? I turn to Netflix to see what it can suggest … Continue reading

Snark Madness

I’m a big fan of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness. As a 64-team [*ahem* 68, but who’s counting?] single-elimination tournament spread out over roughly three weeks, there’s simply nothing else like it in college or professional sports. The first and second rounds alone consist of forty-eight games in four …

My own private food desert

Let me be clear that the title of this article is meant to be an exaggeration — by car, I live a very comfortable two or three minutes from a well-stocked grocery store with plenty of produce and a somewhat self-involved organic food section. (I’m down with organic foods, but this place is set up … Continue reading

The top 10 movies I’ll miss most now that the Starz deal has expired

Let us all take a moment of silence for all the unwatched Starz movies that are no longer streaming as of today:   The Pixar Story – Really regretting that I never got around to watching this documentary about the Pixar studio since it’s not even available on DVD now.  Toy Story 3 – You’re … Continue reading

How not to eat at AWP 2012

This week I’m flying to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Chicago (a conference for writers, teachers, and book nerds of all varieties). It’s the first year I don’t have to sit at a table and force flyers into writers’ unwilling hands or present a paper that I’m only 20% sure … Continue reading

My funny Valentine

Louis C.K. is a forty-something year old divorced dude comedian with two kids.  He lives in New York City, he hates a lot of stuff, he’s perennially grumpy, and he’s quickly become one of my favorite comedians. . . like, of all time ever in the universe.  Serious business. I thought it might be nice, … Continue reading

Cheesiest Valentine’s Day ever

TV advertising and the insane amount of heart themed decorations at my local supermarché have notified me that Valentine’s Day has rolled around yet again. I’ve mentioned before I don’t really care about this “holiday.”  It might sound like I’m trying to be cool with the anti-Valentine’s Day attitude, but I seriously don’t think about it. … Continue reading

Dumb internet shit

Because I like learning random things I often like to Stumble the internet.  Sometimes this activity leads me to see all sorts of wonderful things — brilliant photography, interesting TED talks, new recipes, pertinent news stories, things I’m happy to have seen.  Other times it just leads me to see some of the dumbest shit, … Continue reading