Cass County – Don Henley

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Wow. How to begin with an album that just blew me away? Don Henley’s latest is a straight-up country album, and to be honest I had misgivings when I first heard of its… Continue reading

“Looking Up” – SafetySuit

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This is my newest feel-good jam. I’m a firm believer that songs, movies, or books come to us when we need them most. Even if it’s just because we’re having a bad day,… Continue reading

“A nasty, jealous, scheming b*tch!” – Downton Abbey 6×08

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I put off writing about the final regular episode of Downton Abbey because I did not like it. At all. I hated it. It all boils down to the two sisters. Edith finally… Continue reading

Rise Up! – Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording

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Alexander Hamilton. Hip-hop. Broadway. Three words that you would never expect to see together in a sentence, much less brought together on the stage. But guess what? That’s just what Lin-Manuel Miranda did!… Continue reading

“Christmas in L.A.” – The Killers feat. Dawes

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As if Christmas weren’t depressing enough, with its unrelenting pressure to find only the perfect gifts for everyone and its tendency to make you look back at the year that was and your… Continue reading

“I’m quite a tough nutcracker.” – Downton Abbey 6×07

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The penultimate episode of Downton Abbey didn’t leave much of an impression on me when I first watched it. In fact I forgot most of it right after. Watching it back, I realized… Continue reading

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

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After rereading Pride and Prejudice this year, I decided to start my Jane Austen project: I would finally read all of her novels. I was riding the high of my yearly Austen fix, and… Continue reading

Holiday Wishes – Idina Menzel

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…when we get to listen to holiday music! Idina Menzel is not only my woman-crush. She is my spirit animal. I squeeed for joy when I… Continue reading

“If I could choose between principle and logic, I’d take principle every time!” – Downton Abbey 6×06

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Downton Abbey opens its doors to the public for charity. The Downton ladies act as guides to the visitors, and they don’t know anything about the history of their own home. The hospital merger… Continue reading

Working From Home: What I’ve Learned So Far

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A year ago I joined a company that lets me work exclusively from home. It was a major career change after working for 13 years in the IT and contact center industry.  I’m celebrating my… Continue reading

“Are they allowed to have that much blood?” – Downton Abbey 6×05

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Okay, let’s talk about THAT scene. Did anything else even happen this episode? Because that is all I can remember. Mary and Henry blah blah blah, Yay Edith, Daisy whatever. But that scene!… Continue reading

“Are you here to help or irritate?” – Downton Abbey 6×04

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And it’s classic Violet again, giving us the title of this week’s blog post. I’ve been watching Downton Abbey since the beginning, and I only just noticed how elegant its opening titles are.… Continue reading

Easter Parade (1948)

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I can’t believe I’ve never seen Easter Parade before! For Classic Movies, I usually write about my favorites, which means movies I’ve seen so many times. So this is a first. The movie… Continue reading

“Did you drink at luncheon?” – Downton Abbey 6×03

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Episode 3 turned out be a squeee-filled episode, though it started out inauspiciously. Mrs. Hughes resigning herself to the fact that she won’t be getting the reception she really wanted, and then the… Continue reading

Why Do I Hate Coldplay?

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It has now come to this. I am actually defending Coldplay to my sister! Oh help. Before you take away my Coldplay-hating creds, let me explain. A Coldplay song came up while I… Continue reading

Register and Vote!

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Calling my Filipino kababayans… it’s time to register to vote! The Presidential elections are set for next year, and with the deadline on October 31st, there are only 26 days left to register.… Continue reading

“I don’t need to be stirred or squashed.” – Downton Abbey 6×02

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This episode left me with more questions than answers. First of all, Anna, don’t you think it’s about time to stop moping about life and just lighten up a bit? It’s like you… Continue reading

[Podcast] U Talkin’ U2 To Me?

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How have I never heard of this podcast before? I’ll tell you why. I’ve never really felt compelled to listen to podcasts, because who has the time really? I listen to the Patcast… Continue reading

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