March 1st – 3rd This weekend was really fun, because I celebrated my 28th birthday. Even though I worked, I still had time to eat Chinese food, open presents, and eat ice cream cake for dessert. That Saturday was my cousin’s birthday, so I sent her a happy birthday text. Saturday I worked, and hadContinue reading “#weekendcoffeeshare: March Edition”
Brief Thoughts on the Massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand
Hello, everyone. Recently, New Zealand has suffered a terrible tragedy: 49 people were murdered in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The news coverage, from the BBC, details the events of the massacre and what has transpired afterwards, including memorial services, flowers and beautiful affirmations of love from the surrounding community, including this picture: OneContinue reading “Brief Thoughts on the Massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand”
Woke Up Lonely
A cult leader. His ex-wife, and his nine-year-old daughter sit atop a radio tower, 210 feet in the air. They are having a last picnic. In fact, you’re watching the three of them on your TV screen.
I recently just finished this comedy about women in the workplace. It takes place in Toronto. One thing I was immediately jealous of was the amount of time that these women–from all walks of life–were able to take off. One women, Kate, took off nine months.
Going home shouldn’t feel nerve-wracking. Gillian Flynn’s psychological thriller Sharp Objects focuses on one woman’s innermost demons as she investigates the murders of two preteen girls in her small hometown. It’s in Windgap, she must confront her mother, her father, and her half-sister she hardly knows. As the clock ticks, as the evidence slowly un-spoolsContinue reading “Sharp Objects”
The Book of Strange New Things
What if you were hand-picked for a mission of a lifetime, but your spouse couldn’t go with you? You’d be working among real aliens–beings from a far-distant planet named Oasis. Would you be able to stay in contact with your significant other you ask? Why yes, of course! You passed the tests with flying colors,Continue reading “The Book of Strange New Things”
My Favorite Band in the Whole Wide World
My life was forever changed on September 18th, 2008. This was the day that I heard the Texas alternative/art rock group called Blue October for the first time.
Farewell, my Furry Friend
Dear Bogan, When we picked you up, you were long and tiny. You were so cute as a puppy! You’d flown all the way from New York to Minnesota, in a light pink kennel. Mom and Dad cried in the car, because you reminded them of the day they picked up Liesel–our previous dachshund–and surprisedContinue reading “Farewell, my Furry Friend”
I don’t want to be an American Idiot
Hello, readers! Normally, I don’t want to get too political on the internet. But I’ll let these two well-placed songs speak for themselves in regards to Trump and immigration. Green Day’s “American Idiot” Trump went to Canada and not only insulted the Prime Minister, but set off some pretty major protests. Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” Continue reading “I don’t want to be an American Idiot”
My Hero Academia
Hello, dear readers! My boyfriend Rory and I are watching a really cool Japanese anime at the moment. It’s about young superheroes. Awesome, right?! My Hero Academia is a show about young hopeful superheroes. It blends high school drama with the action and training involved in becoming a real pro-hero at UA High. It feels fresh, notContinue reading “My Hero Academia”