The year is half over. For me, the season of gifting begins now. The geeks in my life have birthdays beginning in mid-August and continuing each month right up until Christmas, when it’s time to give them each a completely different gift. As a geek myself, and also a lover of geeks, I’ve had to make myself an expert on giving gifts to these very special people.
Today, I’m sharing my tips and tricks with you. Hopefully, they’ll come in handy the next time you need to find that special something for a special someone in your life. Or perhaps you’re the geek and need to forward this article to someone else who hasn’t quite figured out how to find the right item for you in the past. Either way, I hope this these tips are handy and dandy to make your life and the life of your loved ones a little better and brighter during your own gift-giving season. Continue reading →
It’s summertime, kids! That means there’s extra time in the television schedule during the regular season hiatus. What should we do with all this extra time on our hands? Why, watch more television, of course!
This is the time to find fun and fabulous new shows. As your friend, I’m here to help guide you to a few that might be just what you didn’t know you always wanted! Continue reading →
It’s Summer! The regular television season is on hiatus and that means there is plenty of time to stretch your proverbial legs and try something new and different for your viewing pleasure. Be adventurous. Dip your toe into the waters and find something new to love.
Come back Friday to check out my Summer Watch List. Find out my top picks for what you definitely shouldn’t miss out on this Summer. In the meantime, check out this trailer for one I hope you’ve already watched. If you haven’t, you’re definitely missing out. You should fix that situation post haste, my friend!
Many of my friends enjoy watching films and television shows that engage the fear center of their brains. They enjoy being scared, creeped out, and terrified by the the images and suggestions on the screen. From It and Halloween to American Horror Story and The Haunting of Hill House, these folks enjoy the adrenaline rush that fear brings. They actually get irritated if the film or TV show doesn’t scare them as sufficiently as they hoped it would when it began. For the record, I am not one of those wacky, fear-chasing people. Continue reading →
This is Us finished its third season on NBC just a few weeks ago. Earlier this month, the network renewed the series for another three years! While this kind of renewal is not totally unprecedented, it is a bit unusual for a series as young as this one. It’s also not necessarily typical for an hour-long drama. Usually, we see multi-year renewals like this given to half-hour shows that have had very long life-spans. Think The Simpsons, South Park, or Big BangTheory. Even when these types of renewals go to lengthier, hour-long shows, they are typically those that have been around for many years, proving their staying power and longevity over the long haul. Consider shows like Law & Order and CSI. This kind of renewal this early in the series’ life shows NBC’s absolute confidence in this show.
Though unusual, this news is definitely good news for fans of the show. It means they can look forward to at least three more seasons of emotional angst and teary Tuesday nights. If you haven’t yet checked out This is Us, now seems like the perfect time to jump on the hype train and find out what all the fuss is about. Apparently, you can rest assured that if you love it, you’ve got at least three more years to strap in and enjoy the ride.
During the Summer of 2008, my husband and I, along with our friends, had a strict schedule. Each week in May, June, and July, there was a new film release for us to see. We were all young and childless with what now feels like endless expendable income and boundless hours of unencumbered time. I made a chart and each Friday night, we met up for dinner and a show. It was a glorious summer. And it all began on May 2, 2008 with an iffy little venture starring an alcoholic star looking to make a comeback. Continue reading →