Entertainment, Music, Theater

Top Ten Favorite Hamilton Songs

EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING No joke, I have several MONTHS-old drafts of this same post, but none of them ever felt right. Hamilton happens to be my partner's favorite musical, so that motivated me to (finally) finish. I tried to turn this into a list of my favorite Hamilton show moments, but all my favorite moments came from the… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Hamilton Songs


Hamilton Book Tag

My mom and I saw Leslie Odom, Jr. perform at Benaroya Hall last week. Clad in blue plaid, Odom crooned Nat King Cole standards and Broadway favorites, accompanied by the Seattle Symphony, a non-jazz trombonist, and a stellar combo. My mom worried he wouldn't live up to the expectations I'd set for her. She had… Continue reading Hamilton Book Tag


Book Betrayal: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig

After writing about so many disappointing books, it seems a bit dramatic to cite one as the Worst Betrayal of All. Good thing I minored in drama. (Only metaphorically. Just go with it.) Which book destroyed my reading freedom like a terrorist? WELCOME, FOLKS, TO JUDITH FERTIG'S THE CAKE THERAPIST!! The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig… Continue reading Book Betrayal: The Cake Therapist by Judith Fertig

Movies, Theater

R.I.P. It or Ship It Round 2

For round 2, I picked: Aaron Burr from Hamilton and Kylo Ren from Star Wars Background Most know Aaron Burr as the man who shot Alexander Hamilton. In the musical, his personality boils down to strategic passivity and resentment at playing second fiddle to the brash, inelegant Hamilton. Kylo Ren, the new trilogy's polarizing villain, idolizes… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It Round 2

Books, Theater

R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 1

For round 1, I picked: Daine Sarrasri from the Tortall Universe and Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton Background Daine Sarrasri, the lame follow-up protagonist to Alanna of Trebond, almost made me swear off fantasy. Daine represents everything I hate in female characters: she has the power to talk to animals, but is too incompetent to be of much use.… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 1

Books, Movies

R.I.P. It or Ship It

It's time to ship some characters. I love stupid ships. When writing with friends, my go-to prompt is always, "Write the most unlikely couple you can think of." I find this exercise fascinating even if they hate doing it. Some of my favorite ships have started as a joke; the more I laugh, the more sense… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It