Archive for May, 2019

If You Need a Good Laugh…

Earlier today I watched a segment on The Daily Show that made me laugh and laugh, so I wanted to share it with you. Before I share this, I want to be clear in saying that this isn’t a political statement at all. I would find this just as amusing if this footage were of […]


Basepaws or Crown & Paw: Indulging a Proud Pet Parent

Basepaws or Crown & Paw: Indulging a Proud Pet Parent

I try to share a lot of love with my two cats, Biddy and Walter. Sometimes this comes in the form of tummy time, snuggle time, or balcony time (lots of “times”). Other times it’s more out of necessity–Biddy has diabetes, so I give him twice-daily shots of insulin and only eats wet food; Walter […]


What Did You Think of Season 2 of The OA?

What Did You Think of Season 2 of The OA?

A few years ago, I was transfixed by the first season of a Netflix show called The OA. It was weird, a little trippy, and it told two interesting stories: One about a group of people who were being studied against their will based on their near-death experiences and another about a group of high […]


My Fingers Hurt!

My Fingers Hurt!

One of my favorite lines in any movie (and one of the few movie quotes I remember) is “my fingers hurt” from Happy Gilmore. That’s how I feel today after my second-ever attempt at indoor rock climbing yesterday. My first attempt was a few years ago, a 2-hour class that mostly focused on climbing safety […]


A Survivor Loved-Ones Episode Idea

A Survivor Loved-Ones Episode Idea

Fair warning: This will probably be boring if you don’t watch Survivor. And if you do watch Survivor, there might be very minor spoilers regarding last week’s episode. One of the milestones in each season of Survivor is the “loved-ones episode.” Usually it happens when there are between 6 and 8 contestants remaining. There’s a […]


My Top 3 Saturday Night Live Sketches from Adam Sandler’s Return

This Saturday, Adam Sandler appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time in something like 24 years. I’m more of a fan of Sandler’s movies (Happy Gilmore in particular) than of his SNL sketches, so I was curious how I’d enjoy him as a host. Overall, I thought it was a solid episode. There’s […]


How Would You Design a Cooking Show?

How Would You Design a Cooking Show?

I enjoy cooking, and I also enjoy cooking shows like Top Chef, Final Table, and–most recently–The Great British Baking Show. As entertaining as all of those shows are, they all have a few common elements that bug me. So I thought I’d try to improve upon the cooking show formula with a few tweaks. Issue […]


Where Do You Draw the Line with Movie Recommendations to Your Parents?

Where Do You Draw the Line with Movie Recommendations to Your Parents?

Today I was having my weekly phone call with my parents, and I mentioned that I was going to see a new romantic comedy called Long Shot. To my surprise, they had heard of it–apparently they recently read an article that compared it to a role-reversal Pretty Woman, a movie they really enjoy. So as […]


I Did Something Silly at 4:00 am Today

I Did Something Silly at 4:00 am Today

Last night I did something rather silly at 4:00 am, though at the time I felt quite responsible and mature. Here’s what I thought happened: At 4:00 am, I woke up to the sound of one of my cats heaving up a hairball on the floor near the foot of my bed. I briefly considered […]