The One Where I Pick My Favorites

Yesterday (September 22, 2019) was the 25th Anniversary of the day the pilot episode of Friends aired in the U.S. I wasn’t a huge Friends fan always. In fact, I only remember watching a handful of episodes live in the later seasons, and it made decent background noise when it was in syndication and I […]

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What Do I WANT To Write?

This is a large, looming question in my life. I find myself staring it down constantly, not just when working on pieces for my Patreon (now closed) or chipping away at my two in-process novels, but especially when I stare at this blog and website. Ever since I began blogging, I’ve tried to create some […]

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Book & Movie Thoughts: Dumplin’

So, yes. I am the type of person who prefers to read a book before I see a movie. I still haven’t watched Netflix’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before because I haven’t gotten my hands on the book yet. But I did have a copy of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ on my shelf (untouched), […]

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The Dangers of Too Much TV: Baking Edition

Who here has watched the Great British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off)? Yeah, me too. It started in December of last year, when my normal obsession with anything Christmas-related kicks in, and I watched the holiday special version featuring Baby Spice. Then, of course, I watched every other episode I could find […]

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Introducing Celebri-Reads

So, this should be of no surprise to anyone who has been hanging out here for a while, but just in case this is news to you: I love popular culture. I love TV, I love movies, I love actors and actresses, I love the crazy, messed up, sometimes glitzy, sometimes vapid world of Hollywood, I love it […]

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Book Thoughts: *I’ll Be There For You*

If you’re new here, a quick note – I am a huge pop culture nerd. When I was in college, I became a Communications major because I realized that meant I could spend most of my time writing research papers about movies and TV shows. Then I got a Master’s Degree in Communications because I […]

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Is *A Christmas Prince* satire? (And other holiday pop culture musings)

So, I’m going to admit something. I tend to avoid “Hallmark holiday” movies like the plague. I think they’re saccharine-sweet ridiculousness is just near-impossible to consume. (Yes, that’s coming from the same person who will watch pretty much any Disney Animated Classic on repeat.) However, I am also a person who weirdly loves The Prince and the Pauper stories. […]

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