Writing

A Very Shiny Review of The Words

Really enjoyable movie. The structure of the movie was unexpected, a sort of story within a story within a story. (yes, I know Inception already did that) I won’t be spoiling anything by telling you that it’s the story of a struggling young writer who finds a manuscript and passes it off as his own. […]

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Why I’m Slowly Moving Away From Facebook

I’m slowing moving away from Facebook for a variety of reasons. Top of the list is that I’m not crazy about what a corporate juggernaut it is becoming. Going public never really improves the quality or customer service of a product. Facebook has got it’s place. It’s a great place to keep in touch with […]

How To Be An Awesome Blogger.

Blog.   Seriously. I haven’t posted since July 22. Two weeks. No excuses. I have surely had time to write at least something brief. Although, to be fair, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo AND readingĀ  Hemingway‘s face off. I spend entirely too much time reading (Problogger) planning (The Blog Herald) strategizing (Copyblogger) …about blogging […]

Must Read: The Pintester

Here is yet another post based on Pinterest. This particular blog is a very funny woman who tests the improbable crafts, etc found on Pinterest. She is very funny and sweary and definitely worth a visit. The Pintester If I may step on my soapbox for a moment, I have noticed a few political pins […]

My Favorite Nora Ephron Movie

I’m saddened, as are so many, by the death of Nora Ephron. She was funny and snarky and real and her dialog is second only to Aaron Sorkin. Her diner scene in When Harry met Sally is a classic and sadly that is pretty much how I order meals. I don’t seem to have the […]

Hemingway Summer

A new post up at Pensive Pelican http://pensivepelican.blogspot.com/

Horrifying New Entry in the Young Adult Mystery Genre

Any high school senior will attest to this. Sorry the image is so blurry, but the cashier at Barnes & Noble already thought I was insane. And more Barnes & Noble fun, which may be redundant for anyone also following me on twitter: Fun idea for Barnes & Noble: pick up 50 Shades of Grey […]

I’m Not BranchingOut and You Can’t Make Me

BranchOut is a new career networking site on Facebook. I am the queen of early adopters. I am currently on: Facebook Linked In Twitter (as is my dog @spenserthedog) MySpace (pretty much dormant) Pinterest Google + (still waiting for the +) Goodreads Letterboxd Wordpress Blogger Digg Spotify Sound cloud Klout StumbleUpon But for some reason, […]

Pinterest Ate My Blog

Seriously. If you are not familiar, Pinterest is a visually lush Internet time suck. So instead of updating my blog, I spend my days posting or “pinning” pictures of pretty clothes or purple hair or cute puppies to a virtual bulletin board. I have a variety of boards which I’ve titled things like Awesome Hair […]

The Yankees are the Prada Handbag of MLB

Nice to look at, well put together, but too expensive for regular folk. I saw Moneyball last week. Great movie. I went with my husband who is a HUGE Bill James fan. I should have made him wear a bib (my husband, not Bill James). I used to buy my husband a stack of Bill […]