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

10 Female Celebrities I Hate The Most

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Hate, dislike, loathe, and despise are very strong words. But they aptly describe my feelings for all the women on this list. I know what you’re thinking, “All she does with her time… 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

Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) – 4 out of 10, but in a good way.

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Spoilers. What would you expect from old school Ashton Kutcher and the creepy guy from American Pie? (Sandy: Crap.) The film is about two guys, Jesse and Chester (played by Kutcher and Sean… 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

Cold Mountain (2003)- “All we can do is learn from the past and make peace with it.”

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Spoilers! The movie stars Nicole Kidman as Ada Monroe whose father, Reverend Monroe (portrayed by Donald Sutherland) moves them from their home to Cold Mountain for his health. That’s where she meets Inman (Jude… 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

U2 (Rogers Centre, 11.07.11)

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Hollow Man (2000) – The movie somehow made the idea of turning invisible seem boring and unappealing.

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I watched X-Men: First Class the other day and after seeing Kevin Bacon as the bad guy I suddenly remembered this movie. I remember being terrified of an invisible Kevin Bacon stalking me.… Continue reading

U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Adventures: Of Shuttles and Ubers

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I naively thought that stadiums in the US are like the ones here in the Philippines: located in the middle of a commercial center, surrounded by malls, shops and restaurants. In other words,… Continue reading

My Mom’s Top 15 Home Free Videos

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Home Free is a country a cappella group made up of Austin Brown (a.k.a. scarf wearing cutie patootie pie), Rob Lundquist (a.k.a. chubby cutie patootie pie), Tim Foust (a.k.a. deep voiced cutie patootie… Continue reading

“Carry On Wayward Son” – Kansas

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This has to be one of the most well known songs ever. I mean, c’mon, who hasn’t heard this song at least once in their life? You may have heard it from your… Continue reading

My Meal Plan Experience with Plan:Eat

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No, I’m not on a diet. I did not try a meal plan delivery service to lose weight. I literally just needed something to eat. I don’t cook, and since my mom’s favorite… Continue reading

Adam Clayton’s MusiCares Honor: “Thank you for letting me be in your band.”

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Adam Clayton usually doesn’t get much solo recognition. Most of the attention is focused on Bono, so Adam’s recent Stevie Ray Vaughan Award from MusiCares is such a welcome (and well-deserved!) tribute. I… Continue reading

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