Monthly Archives: March 2013

Why I Have the Best Mom

When I was a child, I wasn’t the most awesome. I had what you might call an attitude problem. And an anger problem. My poor mother was left to deal with a moody daughter who may or may not start throwing things at any moment. While many mothers would handle this with their own screaming […]

Things I Do When I’m In Love

Daydream about the future. We’ll tour foreign countries where he’ll be able to speak the language passably because he’s a genius. We’ll go to amusement parks and ride ALL the roller coasters. We’ll build sandcastles on the beach and swim in the ocean. We’ll shoot guns and drink beers on the back deck. I have […]

Just Listen: “Somethin’ Stupid”

In 1966 a little tune called “Something Stupid” was released by Carson and Gaile. I was unable to find a clear video of the original, which is a crying shame. It is an absolutely darling duet sung by husband and wife. Few of my friends and acquaintances have ever heard of the song so I […]

Desert Island: Horror Movies

This is nothing I love more than being scared. Well, that may be an over-exaggeration, because I love pizza more. And dinosaurs. And Peter Pan. And my friends. Okay, I highly enjoy the thrill of being scared. Better? I like the adrenaline pumping through my body, the pounding of my heart, and the chills that […]

80’s Night Dance Party

I just got back from an amazing vacation and have been feeling a little sad about leaving so much awesomeness behind. So I decided it’s time for a Wednesday Night Dance Party! And what better music to shake a booty to than the majestic hits of the 80’s? Enjoy! “Safety Dance” / Men Without Hats […]

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Warning: if you have a soul, this book will make you cry. There are very few things in life I am certain about, but this is one of them. OFFICIAL BOOK DESCRIPTION Macy’s summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend […]

Cover Me: 90’s Edition

Most of my childhood was spent in the 1990’s. I have a great affinity for the music and the memories evoked when I listen to it. Here are some of my favorite remakes of songs from the 90’s: “What’s This?” / Fall Out Boy / Originally Danny Elfman (1993) “High and Dry” / Jamie Cullum […]

Hey, Watch This!: Empire Records

Growing up I wanted to work in a record store. Totally cliche, right? You know whose fault it was that almost every twenty-something has shared in this aspiration? Empire Records. This movie made it look like THE GREATEST JOB EVER. You got to play whatever music you wanted, hang out with awesome co-workers who were […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.22 Founder’s Day

Stefan and Elena are both preparing for the Founder’s Day parade in their respective homes. Stefan looks very spiffy in his 1800’s gear. Way better than he does in flashbacks. I think it’s the haircut. Elena gets help from Jenna putting her HUMONGOUS dress on. How very Katherine of her. Mrs. Lockwood is supervising final […]

Beaufort NC

I have been enjoying vacationing in beautiful and sunny Beaufort, North Carolina. It is seriously one of my favorite places in the entire world and I cannot wait to move here in the fall.  

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.21 Isobel

Isobel and Ric are at the Mystic Grill bar. She tries to act like they are just old friend catching up, telling him that he looks good and asking how he likes teaching history. Ric isn’t playing her games; he wants to know where she’s been. She says that he was just supposed to mourn […]

Just Listen: “Little Bitty Pretty One”

You guys, I got my first request! My bestie is a huge fan of “Little Bitty Pretty One” and requested that I write about it. Lucky for her, I also happen to have a special place in my heart for the song. You can thank Matilda for that. I love her so much that I […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.20 Blood Brothers

Stefan is locked up in the basement cell of the Salvatore Boarding House. The withdrawal from human blood is causing him to hallucinate. FLASHBACK! Mystic Falls, 1864- All of the townspeople are busy capturing vampires. Stefan tries to distract them so Damon can circle around and rescue Katherine. Damon is able to get to the […]

Hey, Watch This!: A Very Potter Musical

I was late to the game with this one. I knew of the existence of a Harry Potter musical, but I had no clue how majestic it was. I now have two of the songs from the soundtrack in the Top 10 list on my iPod, and I’ve made all my friends watch it. This […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.19 Miss Mystic Falls

Stefan is in a chipper mood, pulling his fancy car into the school parking lot. Elena greets him with smooches. Young love. Not even an addiction to drinking blood can stop it. Elena asks how he is handling the cravings and he plays it cool, telling her the worst is over and he just wants […]

St. Patrick’s Day Playlist

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, I wanted to create a playlist of perfect songs about getting your drink on. I stuck with five genres: country, blues/r&b, rock, punk, and hip hop. Pick your poison: COUNTRY “Sunday Morning Coming Down” / Johnny Cash (1970) “Whiskey River” / Willie Nelson (1978) “Honky Tonkin’ ” / Hank […]

Cover Me: 00’s Edition

The aughts are very significant for me, musically. 2001 was the year I started high school and was introduced to new friends and, by extension, new music. This trend continued as I progressed through high school and entered college. Here are my favorite covers and remakes of songs released from 2000-2009. “Bye Bye Bye” / […]

Recap That Noise: Vampire Diaries, 1.18 Under Control

Stefan is putting all of his blood drinking to good use, exercising around his house while wearing a wife beater and listening to loud music. Wouldn’t he be more comfortable without a shirt? I fully encourage both Salvatore brothers to be shirtless at all times. It’s not like they can catch a cold. Damon enters […]

Make It Stop!: Songs I Never Want to Hear Again 2001-2012

More awfulness as I round out the most recent auditory irritants to come my way. I have to say, I’ve noticed that these posts are getting progressively nastier as I write them, probably because I have to read song lyrics and actually play the songs to jog my memory in some places. Note to self: […]

Make It Stop!: Songs I Never Want to Hear Again 1996-2000

Continuing from yesterday’s post about the songs that make me want to take a drill to my head. I was between the ages of ten and fourteen when these songs came out, and remember having pretty intense feelings of hatred. As in the last post, I will try to pinpoint exactly what evokes such anger. […]