Archive for April, 2019

What’s Your Secret to Sleeping Well?

What's Your Secret to Sleeping Well?

I have a consistent bedtime routine that ensures I fall asleep each night and wake up fairly well-rested: At 10:00 each night, I turn on my heated blanket at the foot of my bed so my cold feet can be toasty warm. It turns off automatically after a few hours. I try to get into […]


What’s the Last Thing That Made You Truly Laugh Out Loud?

What's the Last Thing That Made You Truly Laugh Out Loud?

This is actually an odd question for me, as I’m an easy laugher–I laugh out loud all the time. I laughed while watching Veep today, I laughed while playing a board game tonight, and I laughed a number of times during Avengers: Endgame. But today on Twitter I saw an image completely out of context […]


My Top 10 Favorite Things About Avengers: Endgame [SPOILERS]

My Top 10 Favorite Things About Avengers: Endgame [SPOILERS]

On Friday night, I saw a movie that I’ve been hoping for ever since I read the Infinity War comic book series as a kid. At least, I think I hoped for it–at the time I may not have been able to conceive that movies of this size and scope would ever be possible. I […]


Have You Tried Bumble?

Have You Tried Bumble?

My online dating days ended many years ago when I made my company my greatest love, but I enjoyed my experiences with Match and OkCupid. This was before Tinder was a thing (or at least before I was aware of it). In recent years, I had heard of Tinder’s competitor, Bumble, but I wasn’t aware […]


What Did You Think About “Ralph Breaks the Internet”?

What Did You Think About "Ralph Breaks the Internet"?

Even after enjoying the first Wreck-It Ralph movie, I had tepid expectations going into the sequel. I think I may have a little bit of fatigue from movies like this and the Lego series where they mix a ton of pop-culture references on the screen. Yet, even more surprisingly, that’s exactly one of the things […]


My Top 10 Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

My Top 10 Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

It’s finally happening! This Friday, I will watch the 22nd film in the MCU, Avengers: Endgame. I’m so excited that I’m trying not to think about it, lest I lose sleep. I’m incredibly curious as to how it will play out–I’ve avoided all trailers and information about it, so I really have no idea what […]


Who Is Your Doppleganger?

Who Is Your Doppleganger?

I walked into an Easter brunch gathering today, and the first thing my best friend’s dad–a man who’s known me since I was 4 years old–said was, “You’re on The Code!” It took a few minutes to figure out what he was talking about. Apparently there is a TV show called The Code (a show […]


Why Do I Like This Genre of Movie/TV So Much?

Why Do I Like This Genre of Movie/TV So Much?

Have you watched the TV show Schitts Creek? A number of episodes are available on Netflix, so I watched through them a month or so ago. I really enjoyed it. The premise of the show is that a very rich family gets scammed out of their money and is forced to move to a small […]


Top 10 Games I Want to Play at Geekway 2019

Top 10 Games I Want to Play at Geekway 2019

In a few weeks I’ll have the pleasure of attending my favorite game convention, Geekway to the West, here in St. Louis. It’s basically 4 days of playing tons of different board games with people I’ve never met or rarely get to game with. I’ve been keeping a list of games I want to try out for […]


Tinder for Food

Tinder for Food

My online dating days preceded Tinder, so I’ve never actually swiped right and left as so many millennial have. However, that didn’t stop me from recently wondering: Why isn’t there a Tinder for food? Here’s the idea: The app–we’ll call it Taest–would be geared towards helping you find interesting, delicious dishes in your area. You’re […]


How Often Is Your Hair the Perfect Length?

How Often Is Your Hair the Perfect Length?

I’ve spent a significant portion of my life waiting for things to be the right length, and I’ve recently decided to make a change. I have two examples of this, one of which I solved a while ago. The first is that when I was growing up, my parents would often obtain clothes (lots of […]


Do You Want to Own a Vacation Home?

Do You Want to Own a Vacation Home?

In a random conversation a few days ago, I realized that I have absolutely no interest in owning a vacation home. A few reasons came to mind right away, some kind of unique to me, and some more general: Vacations aren’t important to me, as I do what I love for a living. At any […]


Did You Ever Have a Crush on a Teacher?

Did You Ever Have a Crush on a Teacher?

One of my favorite shows, AP Bio, is back on air, and there was a funny bit a few weeks ago about a student who had a crush on his teacher. It made me think about the teachers of my past, and as it turns out, I had crushes on quite a few of them. […]


The “Crazy Rich Asians” Dilemma

The "Crazy Rich Asians" Dilemma

When I watched Crazy Rich Asians last year, something happened at the beginning of the movie that made me pause. It didn’t quite make sense, but I realized if I thought too much about it, I wouldn’t enjoy the rest of the movie. So I just let it go (and proceeded to be entertained). I […]


When Was the Last Time You Climbed a Tree?

When Was the Last Time You Climbed a Tree?

My answer: A few hours ago! If you had asked me yesterday, though, I would have struggled to think of the last time I climbed a tree. Probably when I was around 9 years old–there were a few trees in our yard that I could shimmy up. But then yesterday a friend went to the […]


My Top 10 Favorite Brandon Sanderson Novels

My Top 10 Favorite Brandon Sanderson Novels

It’s rare that I find an author whose novels I consume so voraciously as those of Brandon Sanderson, and even rarer that the author has enough published books to populate a top 10 list. Off the top of my head, John Scalzi may be the only other author I actively and continually read who would […]


How Much Tupperware Do You Own?

How Much Tupperware Do You Own?

For the purposes of this article, I’m using the generic term “tupperware” to mean all plastic containers used for storing food even though the Tupperware brand is its own specific thing. Until this weekend, I had a tupperware problem. Though even I didn’t know how bad it was. My parents were in town for a […]


What Was Your Favorite April Fools’ Prank of the Day?

What Was Your Favorite April Fools' Prank of the Day?

Usually I get really excited about April Fools’ Day, but a series of events kept me away from the fun today: I actually thought yesterday was April 1 for half of the day, making today feel anticlimactic. I honestly couldn’t think of a prank post to write last night, so I went to bed blogless. […]