Books, Theater

Book Recs Based on My Favorite Musicals

I've been listening to musicals recently to help me cope with a sudden onslaught of work. I revisited some old favorites as well as a few that I once hated. Because I worked so much last week (and thus spent at least 50 hours listening to musicals), I decided to do book recommendations based on… Continue reading Book Recs Based on My Favorite Musicals

Books, Movies

The High School Musical Book Tag

For several years, High School Musical formed a large part of my identity. I LOVE these movies (even the third one.) Where else does one find cheesy, earnest musicals about summer busboys and their romantic dramas? WHERE, I ASK YOU? I found this tag over at AceReader, a blog that makes me smile. Go read some of… Continue reading The High School Musical Book Tag

Movies

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Movies to Watch With Your Valentine

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today's topic is a Love Freebie.   My love language is Movies. When I love someone, I want to watch movies with them all day long. What better way to celebrate love than to watch one of these ten romantic films? Pop some popcorn (with - I hope - extra vegan… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Best Movies to Watch With Your Valentine

Movies

Making the Jellicle Choice

(Spoilers for Cats) I take issue with the Jellicle Choice. Old Deuteronomy made a mistake. Let me back up:   Once a year, the Jellicle Cats compete at the Jellicle Ball for a chance at a new life. Per Munkustrap (Robbie Fairchild), Jellicle elder Old Deuteronomy (Judi Dench) picks the most deserving Jellicle based on their… Continue reading Making the Jellicle Choice

Movies, Theater

I Really Enjoyed “Cats”

Trainwreck. Abomination. Fever dream. I've heard all these words and more used to describe Tom Hooper's adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's '80s hit. Viewers described such horrors as cats unzipping their own skin and eating the heads off cockroaches with human faces. After hearing these things, I wanted more than anything to see this movie.… Continue reading I Really Enjoyed “Cats”

Real Life

My Rage-Fueled Grown-Up Christmas List

Last night, while waiting for the bus, I got angry. It happened while I was reading updates on the impeachment trial and accompanying Tweets from Methodists annoyed with the proceedings. They have every right to be frustrated. Ten months ago, queer Methodists (myself included) and their allies were denied inclusion in the Methodist denomination. It… Continue reading My Rage-Fueled Grown-Up Christmas List

Books, Real Life

November Happenings

I lived all 30 days of November but I barely remember any of them. Somehow, I condensed a year's worth of activities into a single month. When I started the month, I thought I'd be fitting writing sessions between social engagements, horror movies, and book rereads. HA. Here's what happened instead: I moved and spent… Continue reading November Happenings

Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

Top Ten Tuesday at it again. Today is favorite character traits. I might be rehashing my favorite tropes. Or I might simply be listing the character traits of one Ronan Niall Lynch. I was asked for character traits I love; no one said they had to be from different character. Strong and silent I love… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Character Traits I Love

Entertainment, Real Life

Halloween the First

Today marks the first day of Halloween. I've never cared much for Halloween in years past. THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT. This Halloween season, I vow to...   Listen to "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" ad nauseum Dr. Stiig's remix is my favorite version, but pick whichever one you like best.   Scream "I, JACK, the PUMPKIN KING,"… Continue reading Halloween the First

Books

Back-to-school Book Tag

I miss school. I'm a social baby who loves to learn. I'm flashing back to my senior high of school, which suuuucked. The start of school, though, was ALMOST ALWAYS great. My outfits K I L L E D  I T. To celebrate the start of school again, I'm doing the Back-to-school Back Tag as… Continue reading Back-to-school Book Tag