Why Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables” is a game-changer.

20 September, 2012

I still remember the day that I found out that no one was really singing in the movie version of West Side Story (and learned about dubbing) — not going to lie, my five-year-old heart broke a little bit. Eventually I got over it. After a while, I was able to still watch and enjoy […]

things that inspire me to move

16 September, 2012

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about movement. I’ve been attempting to retrain myself to think about my own body in terms of what is possible to learn or to become strong enough to do, instead of focusing on it’s limitations and problems. I’m working hard to move towards action, doing, feeling and away from […]

What I Did on My Summer Vacation: Exploring Boston on Foot

2 September, 2012

I learned a long time ago that the best travel experiences come from exploring your new surroundings on foot. The plain truth is, if I just drive or get shuttled around, I don’t completely feel that I truly “get” a place.  Walking forces me to be in the moment better and notice many things I […]

What I Did on My Summer Vacation (So Far): Camping!

28 July, 2012

Last summer, I went on my very first camping trip for my birthday. This summer we planned another trip to the same park in Ithaca, NY and had a marvelous time.   This year was another really beautiful trip. We prepared a bit better and relaxed a lot more – spending a lot time just […]

the shitlist: NBC’s Olympics Coverage.

28 July, 2012

I’m a total Olympics fangirl. I also have a longstanding crush on London. Needless to say, I’ve been looking forward to the opening ceremonies and these events for weeks. I thought Danny Boyle did an extraordinary job with the opening ceremonies and there was a lot that I loved about it. That is going to […]

What I Did On My Summer Vacation (So Far) – My First Metal Concert

21 July, 2012

Wow, how are we closing in on the end of July already? I moved up to the Boston metro area, then Summer started and it’s been a blur. I’m going to recap some of the highlights. And no, unfortunately, I am not on vacation for the Summer. I’ve been very much working. However, summer continues […]

a moving checklist

15 May, 2012

This is not a “to-do” moving list. This is a list of what actually happens, what you will find yourself doing regardless of best plans. In the weeks before the big move: – Start out slowly. If you do a couple boxes a night leading up to the move, you will still have way more […]

Things I’m afraid to tell you.

3 May, 2012

Recently I saw a tweet by Ez of Creature Comforts, mentioning a blogging challenge with this topic and asking other bloggers to participate. Without knowing much about it, I replied that I wanted to do it. As I approach it, it doesn’t feel as simple as it was to sign on to in a moment. […]

a crush on California

25 April, 2012

I’ve been back from our mini-vacation in San Diego for a little over a week now. I can’t get it out of my head.  I never had any particular aspiration to live in Southern California. Never could see myself there, until I could. Being there felt long even though it was very short as traveling […]

Seven thoughts about “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

19 February, 2012

I just watched this movie and then was sitting down to write a different blog post, and all of this was stuck in my brain. A movie is never just a movie. These are the type of things I think about.

See also: times when I wish I could turn off my “critical analysis” mechanism.

resolve.

31 January, 2012

Happy last day of January. It’s around now when people are making their jokes about how only a few short weeks ago, they made resolutions that are now getting abandoned, forgotten or given up. This year, just for fun on New Year’s Day, I tweeted random resolutions off the top of my head. My goals […]

Two Minute Review: Crazy Stupid Love

25 January, 2012

Waste of talent. Waste of time. Terrible movie. It might have been salvageable and decently fun, had the entire movie been about Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s characters. Maybe not. Maybe I could just watch Ryan Gosling do anything The directing alternated between boring and weird. The writing was way too trite to take itself […]

House Crush: the “Revenge” Beach House

21 January, 2012

I love the show Revenge. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a dishy night-time (melo)drama that is actually incredibly well produced, directed, acted and written. I think the difference between Revenge and other soap-dramas that have come and go over the years is that this one knows itself and delivers the right balance of cleverness, […]

the list of now’s favorites: 2011

15 January, 2012

Oh hi, middle of January. It was time to do this 3 weeks ago. Alas, I had some priority issues over the past month – this blog being one of the things that had to go hang out on the back burner for a while. So here’s my list of highlights from 2011: Books Music […]

the list of january 15, 2012

15 January, 2012

loving right now: -chai – music by Ólafur Arnalds – scavenging people’s “best of ” lists for 2011 for great music, movies, and books that I missed. – the books The Wave by Susan Casey, Graceling by Kristin Cashore – watching American Pickers with Darcy and scheming to go roadtripping/antiquing/flea market scrounging sometime – the […]