Thoughts on a Thursday

January 17, 2013

Why yes, I know the title is tacky; however, I have a few brief bullets — some personal, some general — that weren’t quite worthy of their own dedicated post and decided this was the best method of sharing that commentary. Enough introductory babble. Onto the mostly worthless tidbits of knowledge: Leggings: I still don’t [...]

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Tuneage Tuesday — “Make It Happen”

January 15, 2013

As morning dawned, Mariah Carey was not the route I planned to take for this week’s “Tuneage Tuesday.” Then the pieces of my day started to fall together and I found myself singing it COMPLETELY out of nowhere — mind you, with a full-on shit-eating grin intact. Between the ridiculously optimistic lyrics and memories of [...]

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Natasha Bedingfield, invading your ears one Rom-Com at a time.

January 9, 2013

I may have noticed Natasha Bedingfield’s presence in a few — or many — romantic comedies and felt the need to share this knowledge with readers of my “Intown Rundown” entertainment column, to be published in the Statesville Record & Landmark on 1.10.13: To say I have indulged in a few romantic comedies over the [...]

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Standing on the edge of a steep, steep fiscal cliff.

December 19, 2012

A few months ago, I never would have imagined the words “fiscal” and “cliff” would escape my lips on the same day, let alone as a compound phrase within one sentence. However, thanks to my six-month state of unemployment and the lingering uncertainty of our elected officials, I find myself uttering those terms — not [...]

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Christmas… Give Thanksgiving a chance, will ya?

November 14, 2012

A little complaining — yep, complaining — from my “Intown Rundown” entertainment column, to be published in the R&L on 11.15.12: Halloween’s haunts had hardly faded to dust this year before “Here Comes Santa Claus” began to invade retail airwaves. Ghosts and goblins were quickly traded for garland and green ornaments with many of us [...]

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You mean… I had my dog’s birthday wrong?

November 13, 2012

TODAY IS SOPHIE’S 5TH BIRTHDAY!!! Let me repeat that… TODAY, Nov. 13, is Sophie’s birthday. Why must I say that statement a second time? Because I, the doting puppy-mother that I actually am, got it wrong the first four years. You read that correctly. Birthdays #1, #2, #3 and #4 were all mis-celebrated on Dec. [...]

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But, but I can’t look away…

September 19, 2012

Another gem from my “Intown Rundown” entertainment column, to be published in the R&L on 9.20.12: Reality television is not my genre of choice. Despite dabbling here and there throughout the years – after all, who did not succumb to “Jersey Shore” for at least a few episodes? – I prefer to steer clear of [...]

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Hope amidst tragedy on 9/11/12

September 11, 2012

I look at today’s date and, try as I might to not recognize it, the day feels different. Eleven years ago, September 11 changed from a 24-hour marker on the calendar to a significant moment in American history. I want to ignore it, pretend it is simply a date like any other — a July [...]

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Tuneage Tuesday — “Too Close”

August 29, 2012

Most of us are familiar with the Internet Explorer 9 commercial that first put Alex Clare’s tune into the airwaves. Now that it has hit the radio — and more importantly, my Spotify playlist — I cannot stop listening. If you have yet to hear it, now is the time. Share This Hide Sites $$(‘div.d2417′).each( [...]

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An Olympic-sized withdrawal.

August 15, 2012

Every Thursday, the Statesville Record & Landmark — a newspaper published in Statesville, NC — runs my entertainment column, “Intown Rundown.” From coverage of local bands to events and bar festivities, I write about a variety of happenings throughout Iredell County. However, thanks to an awesome and lenient editor, I’m allowed a little leeway to [...]

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