You best believe I waited with baited breath for the official start of Christmas music on 93.9 FM in Chicago! I was with my colleagues on that afternoon of Thursday, November 8th approximately 4:05pm CST; a calendar invite was even sent to remind us all of the glory to come! Admittedly, it was a bit… Continue reading My Top 10 Christmas Songs!
Apostle is a horror film now streaming on Netflix. Directed by Gareth Evans, the film stars the great Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex) as the fire and brimstone prophet and religious cult leader, Malcolm. Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Beauty & The Beast) plays Thomas Richardson, a former Christian missionary turned possible drug addict. He receives a… Continue reading “Apostle” – A Review
Self-compassion is something that I've been ruminating over more recently. The lack of self-compassion has also been a chronic issue for me for many years. I'd be remiss if I didn't thank my therapist for sending me some resources to explore this subject, in particular a blog post by Dr. Kristin Neff, "Why We Need… Continue reading Self-Compassion
The inspiration for this post all started from the movie I watched this weekend. A fairly weak "thriller" film, The Phantom in the Theatre, was something I picked on Netflix because many Asian thriller/horror films are awesome. Though this one was rather corny, I finished it because the cast was so attractive and I loved… Continue reading Asian Beauty
Time for another Smörgåsbord and we're on round III! Enjoy the charcuterie board of topics this week. Shopping The past few weeks were pretty major in terms of sales. I already covered the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The other "major" one barely deserves mention. Amazon's Prime Day. What a massive dumpster fire! In addition to the… Continue reading Smörgåsbord III
Truth be told, I'm not one for resolutions or steep goal setting. I don't like to set myself up for feeling like a POS if I deviate from a plan. So the less rigid the plan or intention, the better! Still, I think now that half of 2018 has passed, it's a good time to… Continue reading Mid-Year “Resolutions”
*Before I get into today's post, I just want to thank friends and readers for their positive feedback and encouragement. If ever I had doubts about this blog, I certainly cannot now. So, again, thank you so very much.* Today's post includes some fun outfit ideas for the 4th of July! Now, I know it's… Continue reading Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!
Oh friends. It has been a week! Spring fever has melted into some kind of weird suspended reality where dating now requires an Olympic sized pool of patience and a complete lack of expectations. Absolutely no expectations. Specifically in regard to general etiquette. Some of you saw my Instagram story and reached out with words… Continue reading Single in The Windy City: Part III
For all of you true crime fiends, armchair detectives, Wikipedia mongers, and amateur researches, I wanted to start a series presenting a "Crime of the Century" that you maybe haven't heard of. Even though I find "mainstream" cases like Jack the Ripper, the Lingbergh baby, Ted Bundy, the Manson Family Murders, the Valentine's Day Massacre, the Unabomber,… Continue reading Forgotten Crime of the Century: Part I
Hello chickens! I finally have a podcast that is not only active, but is only three episodes in that I can share and heartily recommend to you! You don't have to be a true crime lover like me to enjoy and immediately subscribe to The Wonderland Murders! This is produced by Wonderly and Hollywood & Crime. I was… Continue reading The Wonderland Murders