Word of the Day

Mésalliance Say It: \ˌmā-ˌzal-ˈyäⁿs/ Part of Speech: noun Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): a marriage with a person of inferior social position. Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “So Lady Rose MacClare is a mésalliance.” -Dowager Countess Crawley in “Episode Eight” Downton Abbey Season Five. Origin: French, first used in 1782.

2015 Year of Reading

So I’m already failing pretty hard at my year of reading challenge. I only read two books in February and one of them was a graphic novel. Major suckage. I’m trying to do better in March which means I’m simultaneously reading three books at once. It’s a little bit crazy. February’s selections were decent. Two […]

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Improvident Say It: \ˌimˈprävəd(ə)nt/ Part of Speech: adjective Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): not foreseeing or providing for the future. Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “Since no matches were provided, the casual improvident visitor had to make his own devotions, if any, without benefit of their light.” The Private Patient by P.D. James Origin: […]

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Surfeit Say It: \ˈsər-fət\ Part of Speech: noun Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): an overabundant supply. Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “Kim poured the tea with shaking fingers while Dean, having already had a surfeit of sandwiches on the train, took a scone and anointed it generously with butter and jam.” The Private Patient by […]

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Colophon Say It: \ˈkä-lə-fən, –ˌfän\ Part of Speech: noun Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): a publisher’s or printer’s distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works. Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “It became prestigious for a company to deliver its goods in a Chandeler-Powell container, for presents to […]

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Hauteur Say It: \hȯ–ˈtər, (h)ō-\ Part of Speech: noun Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): haughtiness of manner; disdainful pride. Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “There’s a certain amount of family hauteur there.” The Private Patient by P.D. James Origin: French, first used in 1628

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Polemicist Say It: \-ˈle-mə-sist\ Part of Speech: noun Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): an aggressive controversialist. Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “In the book, the polemicist and enthusiastic atheist describes the wasting away his body endures during chemotherapy, but his words remain as sharp and carefully chosen as ever.” -“Sickbed successes: 20 great […]

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Pachysandra Say It: /pakiˈsandrə/ Part of Speech: noun Definition (as defined by Merriam-Webster): any of a genus (Pachysandra) of perennial evergreen plants of the box family often used as a ground cover. Used in a Sentence (aka How I Found It): “Tinka, the wind calls your name. And the pond, and the trees, and the– pachysandra.” […]

Word of the Day

It’s time to inject some class into this bitch so starting soon (maybe tomorrow, maybe next year) I will be posting a word of the day. One of my all time favorite life projects is the ongoing expansion of my vocabulary and I would love to include all of my readers in on the fun. […]

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Anyone who has read this blog before knows I’m a huge fan of television shows aimed at teenagers (and of using the phrase “huge fan”). Maybe it’s because I miss the innocence associated with that time in life. Maybe I’m really immature. Maybe I’m definitely both of those things. Regardless, I know what I like […]

2015 Year of Reading

I’m not one to make New Years’ Resolutions. They are carried out so rarely that it seems like setting myself up for failure. Plus if I want to do or change something, I tend to just dive in. No resolution needed here. This year my mother (HI MOM!) challenged me to follow her resolution: read […]

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Bonnie is walking through the cemetery because she is a creep. She sees a bunch of Bennett witch graves before she comes to a coffin. Klaus appears behind her, telling her that he’s figured out how to open it. He then rushes toward her and bites her. Of course it’s a dream so Bonnie wakes […]

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I promised I would write about the super awesome Vitamin String Quartet in a Just Listen post I wrote almost two years ago (holy cow!) and it has been far too long since I mentioned one of my favorite bands. Or are they a band? I mean, I know they’re a quartet (duh) but it […]

Halloween Edition Pumpkin

If you like funny things then you should be watching The League. It is a hilarious show about a group of friends who have a fantasy football league. Don’t worry, you don’t have to know anything about football to enjoy the show. One of my favorite episodes is the Halloween-centric “Ghost Monkey”. If you haven’t […]

Halloween Edition Pumpkin

When I was a little girl, I was super into Jem and the Holograms, a television show created in the late 80’s about a girl named Jerrica who uses a hologram generator built by her deceased father to change herself into Jem, a pop star with pink hair. She also changes her younger sister and […]

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My favorite thing about The Disney Channel when I was growing up (besides Bug Juice) were the original movies that aired every couple/few months. There was no greater thrill than seeing the previews announcing the newest movie. I was recently watching Halloweentown (because duh) and began thinking about my favorite DCOMs, the best of the […]

Halloween Edition Pumpkin

One of the most consistently funny Halloween-themed episodes of television I’ve ever watched is “Halloween” (original title!), a season two episode of New Girl. I can watch this episode over and over again, and the big haunted house sequence still gives me belly chuckles. Warning: do not watch the TV spot if you are anti-spoilers! TV […]

Halloween Edition Pumpkin

I’ve written about my favorite episode of The Office here before and thought it was high time that I share another, this time with a Halloween spin- it is October after all. OBSERVATIONS I think it’s rare to find an office where everyone dresses up for Halloween. My last year in an office only two […]

Last year Husband and I carved pumpkins together. It’s kind of our tradition, because it only takes something happening twice for it to be a tradition. Don’t believe me, look it up. For my carving, I went with a scary witch with a spider on her face. I am extremely anti-spider so I found it […]

Halloween Edition Pumpkin

It is October once again and if you’ve read my blog with any kind of regularity, you know what that means: all things Halloween! Last year I wrote about Hocus Pocus and a small handful of my favorite Halloween-themed episodes of television. I never did find the time to complete my (very short) list, so […]

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