SO Excited.

I don’t watch many reality shows, but when Bill Nye the Science Guy and Jessie Spano / Nomi Malone showed up on Dancing with the Stars, I knew I had to check it out. Bill wasn’t much of a dancer though he remains one of the most awesomest people ever to walk the planet, and went out pretty early. Elizabeth Berkley, however… she was quite the disappointment ....more

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

This one SO did not disappoint. All hail Neil. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is framed through an adult man’s eyes ....more

Book Review: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted is Susanna Kaysen’s memoir of the time she spent locked away in the looney bin in 1967-68. She was 18. I have to think most people my age have seen the movie version starring Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, et al ....more

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Man alive was this book ever a disappointment. It has SO MUCH HYPE and to a point, nothing can live up to all that hype (not NOTHING, but not many things). Although really that isn’t what I disliked ....more

I’m Gonna Be a Star!

When you have a blog, there are a few guaranteed ways to hit the big time. First, you can be really talented and work really hard and produce incredible material that lots of people are interested in and feel passionate enough about to share with lots of other people. Second, you can have some sort of crazy disease ....more

Over the Moon

My last job was salaried. It hadn’t always been- it started off salaried, then changed to hourly contracting, and then at the beginning of this year went back to salary. For the first time in a few years, I had paid vacation time, and it was wonderful ....more

Memorable Language: The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

I wasn’t that into The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls, but that doesn’t keep it from talking a good bit of sense every now and then. Both quotes are dialogue because context can be good. “That’s the whole idea behind this book club ....more

Flibbertygibbit

Apparently somebody has decided that ruining my life with a shoddily-cast version of one of my favorite musicals should be an annual tradition. WHYYYYYY. Last year, it was Les Miserables, my very favorite musical of all time ....more

Business Casual

When I started law school 7 years ago, I started working on building a business-y wardrobe. Suits, blazers, pants, heels, sheath dresses. When I got out of school and got my first lawyering job, I found that my kind of lawyering wasn’t a suit-up-all-the-time kind ....more

Les Misérables The Movie–I Saw It

I didn’t manage to get to a movie theater to see Les Misérables. The vast majority of the hype was how bad it was, and though I would have seen it Christmas night if we’d thought of it with enough time to get to a theater and stay awake for the entire thing (ooof it is LONG. 2:45 or so!), I couldn’t bring myself to go ....more