May 2, 2019 1:53 pm

Buffy Merch Roundup

Yesterday was the final episode of Season 4 for the Buffering the Vampire Slayer podcast, and I now that I will have a hole in my life on Wednesdays until they come back in September, I wanted to do a roundup of the Buffy merch hanging out on my wishlist. Girl Gang Tee I live… Read more > Comments Off on Buffy Merch Roundup

January 15, 2019 7:12 pm

A Life in the Day

I started watching The Magicians before Season three came out on Netflix, and now that it’s here I have a LOT to say about it, specifically S3E5, “A Life in the Day.” (Spoilers lie ahead!) In the episode, there’s a storyline where Quentin and Eliot travel to Fillory in the past and have to solve… Read more > 2 Comments >

November 27, 2013 6:25 pm


One of Daniel’s co-workers took my advice to start reading The Name of the Wind, and he TOTALLY LOVED IT. He sped through it and then waited for days to borrow The Wise Man’s Fear from us so he could keep going. He said he was going to spend all of Thanksgiving reading it. I… Read more > Comments Off on Evangelist

November 15, 2013 4:55 pm


I was listening to a holiday station on Pandora today when a Josh Groban song came on. Wesley took one look at the album cover and asked me, in all seriousness, “Is that guy a llama?” The background of the photo did sort of make it look like he had llama ears coming out of… Read more > Comments Off on Llama

November 14, 2013 11:45 pm


Tonight I watched a semi-ridiculous number of episodes and caught up on a bunch of shows I’ve been neglecting. Aaaaaand, I got myself hooked on Reign. I really like it so far, but any scene with Clarissa the bag-faced girl is like 3000x creepier than it needs to be. Yikes! Fun fact: the actor who… Read more > Comments Off on Reign

January 31, 2013 9:52 pm


Things I have been doing that were not writing on my website: Watching BBC’s Merlin I accidentally became obsessed with this show (and Colin Morgan/Bradley James) and I’m still not over it. I’ve only seen up through the end of season 4 though, because that’s all Netflix has and I don’t know where to watch… Read more > 3 Comments >

November 20, 2012 11:46 pm

FLDS Escape Books

I was so busy reading Stolen Innocence that I didn’t realize what time it was and now I only have 15 minutes to publish this! It’s the true story of a girl escaping from the FLDS movement led by Warren Jeffs – she was part of the suit brought against him that’s mentioned in the… Read more > Comments Off on FLDS Escape Books

November 18, 2012 8:41 pm

Books, Avengers, Decluttering

We spent the morning at Daniel’s mom’s house organizing little-kid books. They were all in storage and she wanted them out for Wesley to be able to read, so we went through a bunch of boxes and got them all out and on the shelves. We found the first book Daniel learned to read (“Tip”… Read more > 2 Comments >

November 17, 2012 11:40 pm

Police Box

I’m currently watching an episode of Doctor Who with Anthony Head (Giles from Buffy) in it. He’s legitimately terrifying in this role. I’d seen many of the episodes with Ten (David Tennant), and nearly all with Eleven (Matt Smith), but I hadn’t seen very much of Nine (Christopher Eccleston) even though Daniel had – I… Read more > Comments Off on Police Box

November 5, 2012 7:46 pm


You know how sometimes you discover something (a movie, a new food) that totally resets your whole personal rating system? Like out of five stars, either the new thing needs to be a six or everything you’ve ever rated needs to be brought down a notch? Patrick Rothfuss’s books did that for me. I read… Read more > Comments Off on Kvothe

November 2, 2012 9:40 pm


Last month at work we were asked what we’d found inspiring recently. I came up with my answer immediately, because I had just gotten a Land of Nod catalog in the mail and they have such fantastic styling for their catalogs – I couldn’t stop thinking about all the neat projects I could make based… Read more > Comments Off on Inspiring

August 15, 2012 8:48 pm

Whining about Netflix again

After stumbling across this “Post-Play” entry on the Netflix blog, I was compelled to write another whiny entry regarding the Netflix interface on the Xbox. According to the Netflix blog, here’s what Post-Play is: When you finish watching an episode of a TV show, we’ll minimize the credits and tee-up the next episode. If you… Read more > Comments Off on Whining about Netflix again

July 30, 2012 9:16 pm

More Buffy, HP Birthday, Hi-Kid, Computer, Life

More Buffy (Follow-up to my Buffy post) I’ve now read through Season 8 and (what’s been released of) Season 9 of the comics (though… I read S9 first and want to go back and re-read now that I’ve finished S8) and if you are a Buffy fan, I’d recommend them. They’re totally outlandish but it’s… Read more > 2 Comments >

June 1, 2012 4:42 pm

Thoughts on Buffy

A while ago, I was searching for a new TV series to watch and I impulsively settled on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Because I was familiar with the characters despite having never seen an episode (being subscribed to Seventeen magazine while Buffy was airing probably didn’t hurt) and because everyone is all big on Joss… Read more > 5 Comments >

December 7, 2011 3:48 pm

Netflix Update Gripes

I have a few complaints regarding the new Netflix Streaming interface on Xbox Live: 1. The clicky “bip-bip” noise every time you shift to a new selection. Whyyyyy, Netflix, WHY? Why would you do this? It’s practically the first thing everyone shuts off of any kind of interface (iPod, cell phone) and you can’t shut… Read more > 2 Comments >