“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

When I was in college, I took a 10 week course on the British Romantics. It ended up being one of my favorite classes, and it instilled a love of Samuel Taylor Coleridge that no man shall ever pull asunder. I mean, who doesn’t love a little willing suspension of disbelief? (That’s a nerdy joke … Continue reading

Reason #2002

Reason #2002 Why I am a Geek/Dork: I have a framed picture of the Golden Girls posing with a stuffed alligator sitting on my mantle. Don’t be jealous.

New Year Story Mindset

I read a lot (despite my use of “a lot” when there are many other more interesting ways to say it).  So it’s sort of inevitable that stories and characters I love tend to invade my life. I know “invade” tends to have a negative connotation, but I mean it in the best possible way. … Continue reading

Crappy Christmas Movies

It’s that time of year when channels like Lifetime, Hallmark, and ABC Family provide the world with a very special gift—crappy made-for-tv Christmas movies. This sharing of awful awesomeness only comes once a year, so it’s imperative to take advantage and overindulge. Movies about pets falling in love and then helping their owners fall in love? … Continue reading

My First NaNoWriMo

On October 31st, I signed up for my first National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I’m notoriously bad about not finishing creative writing projects I start, but I do work well when I have a deadline. So, I thought NaNoWriMo would be an excellent way for me to feel forced into actually finishing something. In order … Continue reading

Getting to Know You

I think I will always be slightly angry that my grandma died before I was ready for her to go. I mean, I never would have been ready for her to go, but I’m angry at questions I never got to ask and at moments in my life I didn’t get to share. I’m sure … Continue reading


The film adaptation of Shannon Hale’s Austenland is soon to hit theaters, and I will confess that I’ve possibly run out of fingers for counting the amount of times I’ve watched the trailer (JJ Feild—phwoar). If you haven’t read Hale’s book or watched the trailer, the setting of the story is a vacation resort that immerses … Continue reading

Words of Wisdomosity

I hate it when the fortunes in fortune cookies aren’t actually fortunes. So when I opened up my cookie last week and saw a proverb I raised my fist and cursed the fortune cookie gods for their cruelty (I was desperately seeking guidance, you see, and everyone knows those little white slips of paper sometimes … Continue reading

Reason #99

Reason #99 Why I am a Geek/Dork: Sometimes I have dance parties during which I am the only participant. Well, sometimes my dogs dance with me. I think they often love the parties more than I do. Or the one I hold and dance with just likes gloating smugly over the other one left on … Continue reading

Storytime with Sophie

My three-year-old niece, Sophie, likes to tell me stories. They’re generally this hilarious mix of plots and characters from various books she’s been read and movies she’s been shown. I love listening to her tales because it’s fascinating to watch her learn how stories work. Phrases such as “once upon a time” and “next time” … Continue reading