True Antipathy: Cooking & Me

It's a Sunday afternoon and right now, I know I should be meal prepping. I have this gnawing feeling that I should be making or assembling a salad, soup, veggie bowl, or some other prepared meal that is both healthy and balanced and yields multiple servings. This on top of something that will satisfy my… Continue reading True Antipathy: Cooking & Me

The Allure of Tragic People

Some of my favorite books, stories, films, and histories are about tragic people. You know those individuals whose stars shine so brightly and flashes across the sky so quickly, it either burns out or comes to an abrupt halt? Well, I loved reading novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Virgin Suicides, etc. I still… Continue reading The Allure of Tragic People

Trixie Mattel: Now With Moving Parts

Normally on a Tuesday night, you can find me in bed, with Forensic Files blaring on in the background while playing Rollercoaster Tycoon on my cell phone, writing a blog post, or doing some other relatively inane activity. Usually my pants are way above my waist at this point. Well, this Tuesday, I did something different.… Continue reading Trixie Mattel: Now With Moving Parts

Smörgåsbord II

Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer's new movie, I Feel Pretty. I'd seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I'm all for a bawdy sense of humor à… Continue reading Smörgåsbord II

The Golden State Killer

Many of you have seen the news and my god was this a doozy! The Golden State Killer, aka the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, and other monikers, was actually identified, arrested, and brought into police custody yesterday! Now, I don't want to pretend I've heavily studied this case, because I haven't. That said,… Continue reading The Golden State Killer

Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture

I didn't wake up one morning and decide that I wanted to devote time, energy and money on elaborate skincare and makeup routines and products. Much of my interest has stemmed from certain iconic moments in film, literature, and pop culture. I've compiled some of these pivotal moments that have left an indelible impression on my perception of… Continue reading Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture

The Pursuit of Balance

I can be extremely productive, engaged, and motivated. Whether it's closing a deal at work, having a lightening bolt of creative inspiration for this very blog, or even doing laundry, it feels good to experience the positive payoffs for exerting time and energy on something. Achieving goals literally releases a rush of dopamine and you… Continue reading The Pursuit of Balance

Whimsically Volatile

New podcast alert! And surprise; it isn't true crime related. "Whimsically Volatile" is a podcast hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Katya Zamolodchikova (Brian McCook) and Craig MacNeil, his longtime friend from Boston as well as director, producer, DJ, etc. I discovered Katya not from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 or All Stars 2, which made… Continue reading Whimsically Volatile

Orcas

Did you like Free Willy? Neither did I. In retrospect, the concept I agree with, but Orcinus orca, also known as the killer whale, is truly the stuff of nightmares. It's the stuff of my regular nightmares. It all started with watching the award-winning documentary Blackfish, on Netflix a few years ago. I've always enjoyed nature related documentaries,… Continue reading Orcas