Archive for the 'misc. opinions' Category

happy equinox!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

I read a Vox article called 8 things to know about the first day of autumn, and it was great, because #8 is, “I clicked on this article accidentally and really just want a mind-blowing picture of the sun,” and that’s the kind of list I can get behind. So here is my own list […]

wait, really?

Monday, September 17th, 2018

IMDb is always such a rabbit hole. I went in trying to figure out how to spell “Domhnall Gleeson,” and wound up learning the following: *Not only did he play both General Hux and Bill Weasley, he ALSO played Tim in the excellent movie “About Time.” (I now totally feel less bad about assuming that […]

too soon?

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

There is a definitely autumnal chill to the air this morning, so I absolutely understand the urge to suddenly surround ones self with pumpkins and sweaters. (I lit a candle yesterday! It has been MONTHS since even adding that tiny bit of heat to the apartment seemed like a good idea!) And in the interests […]

shopping on Labor Day weekend

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

I have such mixed feelings about Labor Day weekend sales. On the one hand, I am pretty excited that I’m going to get 25% off kitty litter today at the hardware store. That’s a great savings! On the other hand, the whole idea of Labor Day is that it’s supposed to give people who labor […]

LYBL

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

I think it’s so interesting that we’ve culturally shifted from “YOLO” to “living your best life.” (Which we don’t call LYBL, because I guess that would be weird.) I mean, I like living your best life better? So I’m super good with the change. And I am not a cultural anthropologist, or whoever studies such […]

overall score: positive

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Since I did not barbecue anything for the 4th of July, I figured I could do something else that would be culinarily celebratory. But, you know, easy. And I don’t love barbecue chips, so I decided to really go wild and try the Maple Bacon Kettle Chips. The cashier was SO EXCITED that I was […]

“I could have been at a barbecue!”

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

It’s almost the 4th of July, and that means it’s time to get ready for an INDEPENDENCE DAY DOUBLE FEATURE! That’s right. I am the (not entirely proud) owner of Independence Day AND Independence Day 2: Resurgence. (Yes, I did have to google what the subtitle was.) And since it’s approximately a billion degrees outside, […]

one more Star Wars post

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Super rambling thoughts about the difference between Rogue One and Solo. Because Rogue One was like ‘is it worth it to do bad things/things you find personally immoral in order to serve a greater good? where is the line, if there is a line?’ (Like, Cassian killed that guy in the beginning, and the Rebellion […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

I was doing some reading at work (as one does), and it happened to be an instruction manual that was very clearly translated into English from another language. Perfectly understandable, but the phrasing was sometimes a bit unusual. Absolute fave: Instead of “magic bullet,” the instructions used the phrase “enchantment shot.” PERFECTION. Where can I […]

cool app alert

Monday, May 28th, 2018

I have A Thing about having lots of apps showing on my phone screen. Two rows; that’s it. (I want to see my background picture, darn it!) So if I’m not using something regularly, I like to tuck it away in the little Extras folder. (I might want it again someday! I don’t want it […]