Tag Archive | pop culture

Let Me Tell You a Story

Once upon a time, JustHusband and I took my family out to see Hidden Figures: my Mom, my Dad, and my Auntie. The five of us piled into my parents’ small car, because the big car wouldn’t start. Auntie, who is just over 6′ tall, sat in the front. JustHusband, who is almost as tall […]

John Boyega Has Really Nice Skin

So I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens last weekend. (I know, I know… I joked to JustHusband that we were probably the only people in the Northern Hemisphere who hadn’t seen it yet.)  Overall, I thought the movie was pretty good, though, at times, I found the writing to be a bit clunky and facile. I honestly expected […]

Appropriating Austen

Or, Why I Hate to Love Hate-Reading As you may have noticed, I read.  A lot.  Books have been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.  Even before I knew how to read, I pretended that I could, turning the pages of my children’s books with the same level […]

Sleepy Hollow vs. Sunnydale

In which a short, small-boned female, whose size belies her physical strength, is trying to hide from her troubled past in a small town, where unusual and creepy things tend to happen, has an encounter with a weird British guy with a dark past of his own, who is several generations older, doesn’t get any […]

Breaking up is hard to do

We need to talk. I haven’t been happy with you for a long time now, and it’s time I finally told you.  This is really hard for me to say, but I need to.  I hope you understand. I don’t want to see you again. I never thought it would come to this, but it […]