Life Updates, writing

A Lesson in Perseverance and Delayed Gratification

I really, really, really wanted chips in my soup. I had been looking forward to that meal all day long: Chicken Fajita Soup--an "E" meal on the Trim Healthy Mama plan--and the one excuse I'd have all week to eat tortilla chips without guilt! I was so ready, especially after a long, tiring day in… Continue reading A Lesson in Perseverance and Delayed Gratification

Life Updates

Reflections on a Month-Long Social Media Hiatus

July 20th isn't just the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing (although that is a very momentous occasion!). For me, it also marks the end of a self-imposed, month-long break from social media. Now, I say this with a caveat: I did get on Twitter a week or so ago when Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry advanced on… Continue reading Reflections on a Month-Long Social Media Hiatus

Movies, Television

Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

A year ago I did 6 Movie Reviews in 100 Words or Less. Today, amid preparations for our annual "deep housecleaning" and continuing the long, hard slog of finishing Lionhearted 4.0 (finally hit the halfway point, thank goodness), I'm once again setting for myself this fun little summertime challenge! Here are four mini-reviews for you in 100… Continue reading Summertime Mini-Reviews in 100 Words or Less

history, Television

The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

Last month, Eva of Coffee, Classics, & Craziness and Hamlette of Hamlette's Soliloquy announced they'd host a "blogathon" in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. They encouraged the blogging world to write about the Normandy landings, and if we liked, we could review books, movies, and TV shows on the subject. These articles would… Continue reading The D-Day Blogathon: “Band of Brothers” Spotlight

Television

The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part Two

On Tuesday I shared my thoughts on the Russell T. Davies Era of Doctor Who (the Ninth and Tenth Doctors). Today I'm so excited to share my thoughts on the Steven Moffat Era (the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors)! Please remember that the Moffat Era did bring me into Doctor Who, so my personal views/preferences are… Continue reading The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part Two

Television

The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part One

I've been looking forward to writing this ever since I got four whole series of Doctor Who for Christmas! I've already reviewed Series 8, Series 9, and Series 10, but except for this very old (and slightly preachy) post from 2012 and an announcement back in 2017 that I'd started watching Series 7, I haven't really talked about… Continue reading The Ultimate Doctor Who Review, Part One

Movies, Television, The Fangirl Life

The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag

Emily of the delightful blog The Altogether Unexpected included me in this fun tag! It's been a while since I got to really fangirl on this blog (and I get to do it again next time for my Ultimate Doctor Who Recap Post, yippee!). I'm so excited about finally getting around to answering her questions! (This… Continue reading The Fantastical and Felicitous Fictional Character Blog Tag