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Paseo in Paco Park

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Paseo is Spanish for walk. And Paco Park is the perfect place to take a walk on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  I’d always wanted to go, especially after hearing my parents’ stories about… Continue reading

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949) – The newest addition to our Halloween tradition!

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I thought my Disney education was complete, but I was so wrong! I’d never even heard of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow until this week. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out for… Continue reading

The Books of My Childhood

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I went through a major reading slump recently (damn you, Northanger Abbey!), but now that I’ve recovered, I got to thinking about my favorite books growing up.  I don’t think there’s ever been… Continue reading

[VIDEO] “You’re The Best Thing About Me” – U2

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The official video is here! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Bono this happy. Just look at him!     As if being on a tour bus in New York City is the… Continue reading

The Jane Austen Project is Dead…For Now

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I never thought that Northanger Abbey would be my downfall. I started my Jane Austen project two years ago, to the day! I thought it was a reasonable goal to read all her novels… Continue reading

U2 is The Best Thing About Me

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I am in love with this band. It’s no secret. I love them with all my heart. And hearing a new song that’s this good only makes me happier about how much I… Continue reading

“The Blackout” – U2

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THIS. IS. IT. The long-awaited new music from the best band in the world is finally here. After some genius subtle marketing – where lucky fans (not me! hmph) received letters in actual… Continue reading

Album Review: Freedom Child – The Script

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The Script have finally done what they’ve been threatening to do since their last album, No Sound Without Silence. They’ve turned into a dance pop group. The leadoff single, “Rain”, is catchy with an… Continue reading

“In Poplar they call it arriving ass-first.” – Call the Midwife 1 x 02

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Nurse Lee opens the episode by telling us that she believes night time is for women, to which I say, NOOOO! She’s bicycling through a dark, deserted alley in the East End looking… Continue reading

It’s a Dog’s Life: My Life as a Potato

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Hi everyone! My mama asked me if I can write for her bloggy thing, because today is National Dog Day. Yay! My name is Patches, and I’m a Shih Tzu. I first met… Continue reading

Today in Self-Care: New Books!

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Well, technically they’re new old books, but isn’t this a wonderful haul? I got Alan Jacobs’ The Narnian, a biography of C.S. Lewis; The Complete Illustrated Works of Lewis Carroll; Joseph J. Ellis’ The Founding Brothers; and because I’ve been… Continue reading

A Tennis Ball and Yoga Mat Brought Me Back

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I missed my blog! For the past three weeks I’ve been struggling with terrible shoulder and back pain, and though I want to say that it’s because of a cool reason like a… Continue reading

U2 Joshua Tree 2017 Adventures: How To Survive the GA

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The GA (General Admission or floor section) at U2 shows has always intimidated me. It seemed like a world unto itself, with its own lines, rules and leaders, kind of like a street… Continue reading

Ocean’s 11 (1960) – “The odds are always with the house, with the house!”

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The best part about Ocean’s 11 is the ending. Which is not to say that the movie is bad, but there is a long, slow build-up before anything starts happening. That closing scene of Sinatra… Continue reading

Christmas Trees in July?

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I went to the mall recently and was surprised to see a Christmas setup. Can you believe that? It’s JULY.   What the hell? I cannot handle this pressure!    

“In the Silence” – JP Cooper

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I love the feeling of “discovering” a new old song and connecting with it immediately. Case in point, JP Cooper’s “In The Silence”. He sounds so bluesy and soulful, reminiscent of one Mr.… Continue reading

“Venus and Saturn are now in alignment.” – Call The Midwife 1×01

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I loved Downton Abbey and I loooved recapping it, so when it ended I felt more than a little distressed. Where was I going to get my British comfort binge-watching fix now? Thankfully,… Continue reading

Now Overplaying: “Look Away” – Chicago

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You know how you get obsessed with one song, like a new one you heard for the first time or even an old one that you just discovered, and you play it incessantly,… Continue reading

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