2015 Aussie Open Roundup

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The Monday after a Grand Slam always brings me a huge letdown. It’s like for two weeks my schedule becomes pretty set around the match schedules, and then after two weeks of non-stop… Continue reading

Nadal: “If” doesn’t exist in sport.

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This was my favorite part of Rafa’s post-match interview. This was his answer when a reporter asked him, “if” he had won the third set, would he have had a chance to win… Continue reading

Jim Courier Brings Some Laughs to the Australian Open

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I’ve been glued to the Australian Open lately, and one of the best parts has been Jim Courier’s post-match interviews with the players. (Aside from Rafa still being in it, of course.) It’s… Continue reading

Care to go on a yoga retreat?

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Guys. Did you know that there was such a thing as yoga retreats? I may have just announced to the world that I live under a rock, but in the interest of full… Continue reading

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

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I have two words for The Battle of the Five Armies: E. PIC. Yes, it was so epic that it took me almost a month to put down my thoughts and feelings (of… Continue reading

“Only One” – Kanye West & Paul McCartney

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I am surprised by how much I love this new track by Kanye. True, I was expecting to actually hear Paul, but apparently he just co-wrote the song. Which is probably why I… Continue reading

A Filipino Christmas

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Every year at Christmas I alternate between a full-on Scrooge mode where I hate everything about the holiday, and a Tiny Tim persona where I love everything and everyone and all I want… Continue reading

White Christmas (1954)

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Is there a better Christmas musical than this? I think not. It stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, along with Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. It again features the songs of Irving Berlin,… Continue reading

Holiday Inn (1942)

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My Classic Movie Monday is a bit late this week, but I couldn’t let this week pass without writing about “Holiday Inn”! This is my third favorite Christmas movie of all time. And… Continue reading

Amazing Tennis Weekend with the IPTL

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I want to begin this post by saying I love my camera! I’ve had it for four years and I never realized that the sport setting is pretty awesome. And now that that’s… Continue reading

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

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Is it St. Loui-ee or St. Loui-s? The movie makes it a point to answer the question from the beginning, though it is hard to say St. Loui-s (which they teach us is… Continue reading

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

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I saw this movie on TCM while doing my usual channel-surfing, and because I saw that James Stewart was in it, I just had to watch. He plays Alfred Kralik, a salesman in… Continue reading

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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Our Christmas moviefest continues with David Niven, Cary Grant and Loretta Young. Can we just stop for a moment and try to wrap our heads around the fact that David Niven and Cary… Continue reading

Going My Way / The Bells of St. Mary’s (1944/1945)

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You guys, do you realize we only have seven Mondays left before Christmas? Seven! Where did the time go? That means only seven Classic Movie Mondays for my holiday films. I am such… Continue reading

Homemade Bruschetta

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We all need something to munch on when we’re binge-watching, right? I’m not a big fan of chips because they make me nauseous. I don’t like popcorn either, because it makes me cough… Continue reading

A Doggie Birthday

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My baby had a birthday last week! I guess you can call me one of those crazy dog ladies who celebrates their dogs’ birthdays. Only fellow pet parents will understand. But from the… Continue reading

Sylvia Plath

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Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand. – Sylvia Plath

And Then There Were None (1945)

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It’s Halloween week! So for Classic Movie Monday, I decided to feature And Then There Were None.  This is the 1945 film adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery novel and stars Barry Fitzgerald.… Continue reading

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