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Movie Review: Austenland

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At BlogHer13, I was lucky enough to see a special screening of Austenland. Being a fan of Jane Austen, I was so excited to see this movie. First of all, the reason I enjoyed this movie was Jennifer Coolidge. She has some great ridiculous lines. The movie is pretty much a chick flick, but you kind of know that going… Read more »

BlogHer ’13 Conference: Fun, Knowledge and Inspiration

In just 7 short weeks, I will be in Chicago for my second BlogHer adventure. I am so excited! I admit, that the first time I went to this blogging conference, it was mostly just to get free stuff. This time, is slightly different. While I’m still excited about getting the swag, I’m excited to see what I can see… Read more »

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

I am not now nor have I ever been, a Trekkie. However, I’m pretty sure I’ll watch anything J. J. Abrams makes. Damn can that guy (and his people) tell a story. Also, the acting is great. I mean I love everyone in this cast, even the bad guys. Was that Robo Cop? While I thoroughly enjoy Simon Pegg as… Read more »

Road Trip to Minnesota: Day One

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Anyone who has ever moved as an adult hates packing.  Even though I purged and purged, I was still forced to leave crap behind in California.  The essentials, sadly not including wine, were all that would fit into my Beetle. In a frenzy, I had to decide what was needed (clothes for job interviews) and what could wait, (wine, fancy… Read more »

Apocalypse now?

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The other day someone said, “I think the world was supposed to have ended at least 4 times in my life.”  I think that might be about right. The thing is that no one ever gets the math correct.  Someone always forgets to carry a one or puts a decimal point in the wrong spot.  Oopsies. Paul said that he’s… Read more »

Thankful: Technology

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Not many people can claim to have ancestors on both the Mayflower and the Santa Maria, but I can. Of course, so can my sister and her kids, but that’s besides the point. I know about these two things because of technology. I found the Mayflower ancestors through www.ancestry.com. The Santa Maria ancestors I already knew about, but did some… Read more »

Thanksgiving Traditions: Television

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While it might be the lesser of the Snoopy holiday special trifecta, I do enjoy A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.  The highlight of the show is of course, Woodstock.  If you are anything like me, you now have the Little Birdie song stuck in your head.  You’re welcome. It seems that every sitcom has a Thanksgiving episode.  Although I appreciate the… Read more »