Recently, I was discussing the 2015 Oscar nominations with some coworkers. “Jennifer Aniston got totally robbed,” my boss remarked. “Oh?” I questioned. “For what?” “Cake,” she replied. “She deserved the Best Actress Nomination.” I hadn’t seen the movie, so I went home and looked it up. Aniston plays a woman suffering from chronic pain after […]

When you hear a song that is just perfect for driving to, you know it. Somehow, we are innately programmed to understand which songs make a great soundtrack for inhabiting a moving vehicle. They are soundtracks to a new beginning, or a wild chase, or just a lazy Friday night. Here are some of my […]

I enjoy a good horror movie now and then. And, much like your grandpa, I also hate everything that has been invented post-Cold War. Twas a simpler time! When men were men, women were women, and children were sometimes possessed vomit-spouting demons! Some of my all-time favorite classic horror films feature women in a big […]

Way back in May of 2013, I did a post on what was in my gym bag. I figured it was time for an update, since I know you are all sitting on the edge of your seats, anxiously awaiting updates about all the smelly equipment I lug around with me. Ask, and ye shall […]

It’s almost Girl Scout Cookie season! I fully support the GSA. Their mission and their work with young girls is inspiring and commendable. I am certainly not opposed to buying a couple boxes of cookies every year to support their organization. But I do not know anyone who has GSA-aged daughters. And there comes a […]

I go to the movies a lot. Part of it is the fact that I like movies. I will take a movie over a TV show any day. The lack of time limit, while it sometimes tries my patience, is the best way to coax honest acting out of a cast. Part of it is […]

It’s that magical time of year again, folks! That time when Gwyneth Paltrow, the world’s most out-of-touch celebrity, puts out her annual Gift Guide on her website, affectionately known as GOOP. I couldn’t help but treat myself to a little perusal of her recommendations, including the usual $800 bandanas (not a typo) and purses that […]