Hearing the latest version of calling someone a Duckie makes me want to write the reunion story of Duckie and Andie.
A line in Career of Evil, a Robert Galbraith (JK Rowlings) novel, got me thinking. It was mentioned that the questions she asked were way too personal to be coming from a complete stranger. Upon reading that I immediately thought, “How British.” The level of personal space, in terms of what is acceptable from people… Continue reading British Sensibilities
I have avoided stepping into this particular confessional for a couple of years now, because it is going to cost me some street cred. But here I go: Some of the hugely popular movies of my lifetime I have either not liked or took pride in not seeing. What kind of geek/Gen X spokesperson am… Continue reading Confessional: Popular Culture Edition
Two weeks ago, DH2U and I watched Sharknado 3. I have absolutely loved the franchise from the beginning. This is B movie greatness. While DH2U could have lived without having seen any of the three movies, I was all excited about this latest installment finally being available on Netflix. I found it hilarious that, with me… Continue reading Movie Madness
Tomorrow is Friday the 13th. To me, that ominous day is more associated with scary things than Halloween. That association is the direct result of the movie franchise. I used to love scary things. I read Stephen King religiously starting in junior high. He is such a good author: He is able to make things jump out… Continue reading Friday the 13th
Each year around this time I watch Pleasantville. There is something about the reassessment of my life that I do each Yom Kippur that draws me to this film. The annual watching was last weekend. I first saw it right after I'd decided to get a divorce. I cried at the pure pleasure of the gift… Continue reading Pleasantville Memories
I love learning about soon-to-be released books. I have a list that I periodically check against my library's catalog so that I can claim my spot in the queue. Occasionally I get to be the first person to read a copy, which is such a huge treat. My love for reading newly released books does… Continue reading The Martian
This year was the Ultimate Pi Day, 3.14.15, and I missed it. I was unable to get into the spirit: I was really upset about Leonard Nimoy's death, and I couldn't write something that felt right. He managed his best known character over decades and across series, yet his performance never seemed tired. The meme that went… Continue reading Geeking Out