Monthly Archives: February 2013

Musical Movie Moments: “Plastic Jesus”

“Plastic Jesus” / Paul Newman / Cool Hand Luke (1967) It all starts with Paul Newman’s silence.  I’m talking about my favorite scene in Cool Hand Luke in which Luke is told that his mother has passed away after an illness. He walks forlornly to his bed while the other inmates gather at the opposite […]

Wednesday Night Dance Party Playlist

When I was in college, there was a standing appointment for a Wednesday Night Dance Party in the student lounge next to my bedroom. Occasionally it would be cancelled during times of high stress and intense studying (i.e mid-terms and finals), but you could generally count on it happening every week. And it was exactly […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.11 Bloodlines

Stefan is leaving Elena a desperate voicemail, pleading for a chance to explain why she is an exact physical copy of his dead girlfriend from 1864. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, she is driving quite recklessly (never drive while emotional!) and hits a person in the road. Her car rolls, trapping her upside down. The […]

Fortune’s Rocks Beach

Sometimes it’s really easy to love where I live. It’s important to remember that when I have to shovel 6″ of snow off the hood of my car.

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.10 The Turning Point

Logan is unable to convince Jenna to invite him into the Gilbert house. He is surprised to find that she was sent an email from him after he died. Good for Jenna, sticking up for herself. She ends up slamming the door in his undead face. He finds a jogger named Daphne to feed off […]

Fryeburg Fair

Everyone with a cell phone and instagram thinks they are a photographer. Myself included. Enjoy.

Just Listen: “Hello, It’s Me”

Has there ever been a song that you hear and are instantly reminded of someone? Every time I hear the song “Hello, It’s Me” I think of my mother. It’s not because of the lyrical content of the song, but rather the memories that I attach to it. I can remember her playing this often […]

Hey, Watch This!: Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect came out on DVD in early January. I’ve seen it seven times since then. I believe this qualifies me as an expert of sorts so I’m here to tell you why you should check it out. PLOT Aspiring DJ Beca gets involved with The Barden Bellas, an all-girl a capella group. She helps […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.09 History Repeating

Bonnie is sitting in geometry, falling asleep. I totally don’t blame her. Worst subject ever. She sees a person pass by the door and enters the hallway. Standing behind some lockers is Emily Bennett, her witchy ancestor. She exits a door and enters some woods with random gravestones. Emily is standing in the ruins of […]

Desert Island: Five Songs

I recently posed a question to myself (because I’m a weirdo): what if I was on that proverbial desert island and could only listen to five songs? Then I took it a step further. What if I was allowed one song to listen to all year, and one song for each corresponding season? I gave […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.08 162 Candles

Stefan is moping around the Salvatore Boarding House when he begins to hear strange noises. He goes to investigate the cause and surprise! Who should be in the house but his very best vampire friend Lexi. She is here to help Stefan celebrate his 162nd birthday. Stefan catches Lexi up on all the Mystic Falls […]

Instances of Inappropriate Singing

Everyone that knows me knows I love to sing. I sing in the shower, in the car, at work, around the house. Basically everywhere. Loudly. It’s no fun if it isn’t loud. My friends also know that I’m sometimes a fan of getting drunk. Not drunk like a college freshman, but enough that my decision-making […]

Just Listen: “Blue Moon”

I’m a sucker for the song “Blue Moon”. The first time I can remember hearing it was during the movie Grease. It plays during the televised dance, when the T-Birds who aren’t John Travolta or Jeff Conaway moon the camera. For some unidentifiable reason (please don’t try to identify it), this stuck in my head […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.07 Haunted

Tyler is walking through the high school parking lot towards a totally sweet muscle car. He hears strange sounds and surprise! Vicki, our favorite newly turned vampire, is hiding in his car. Vicki is freaking out (rightfully so) but Tyler thinks she’s either on drugs or wigging about the murders in the cemetery. It’s weird […]

Hey, Watch This!: Now and Then

When I was a child, I was mildly (or majorly) obsessed with Devon Sawa. I ripped his picture out of magazines and taped them to my walls. I wrote his name inside of little hearts in my diary. I watched Casper just to see him at the very end. Basically, I was an average eight […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.06 Lost Girls

Elena voice over about how she’s not a believer, magic doesn’t exist, etc. She gave the same speech at the end of the last episode. She rushes over to Stefan’s and paces outside of the front door. He grabs a stake inside and opens the door to- FLASHBACK! MYSTIC FALLS, 1864- Stefan, in a horribly […]

Look What I Made: Valentines

So I got it into my head a few weeks ago to make homemade Valentine’s Day cards. I would like to start by saying this is not normal behavior for me. My mother is the one who LOVES Valentine’s Day, decorating the house and giving us more presents than on Christmas. I guess I caught […]

A Valentine’s Day Gift

Sometimes I don’t know how to convey my emotions eloquently. I like to use music as a replacement for the words that I can’t just spit out. I wanted to find a video that says “Hey, you’re super awesome, can we hang out sometime?” My brain is warped, so this is the best I could […]

An Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone. Maybe you just got dumped. Maybe you just dumped someone. Maybe you think it’s a stupid made-up holiday that Hallmark uses to sell cards. Whatever the reason, you feel like everyone is going over the top, trying to shove their love and romantic feelings in your face. This music video […]

A Valentine’s Day Playlist

I wanted to stick with older tunes that aren’t too mushy. Other playlists I’ve seen go overboard on the whole “I can’t live without you” sentiment and that has never really been my thing. I tend to get really uncomfortable and feel the need to vacate the premises. Like, immediately. Here is a selection of […]