Category: Pop Culture Shenanigans

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What I’ve Been Reading

I started and almost finished Beauty Queens on my trip home from Denver last week. I had been told by dozens of people that I needed to read it, which is probably why I had been putting it off. I always get nervous when more than one person recommends a book to me because I feel like it raises my expectations too high. But it didn’t happen this time. No one really gave me any details about what it was about so I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it. It’s hysterical. I don’t even know how to...

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Things Making Me Happy This Holiday Season…

…that have nothing to do with the actual holidays. Behold! The first trailer for the new Star Trek movie! Where Benedict Cumberbatch might be playing Khan! (For some reason no one will officially announce who he is playing but we are going to go with the popular thought and just go ahead and get excited about him being Khan.) I think Wrath of Khan may have been my favorite Star Trek creation as a child. I watched the scene below probably about 25+ years after I last saw it and remembered it EXACTLY. PLEASE LET SHERLOCK BE KHAN. And then,...

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“Grown-Up” TV That I Actually Enjoy

I do not watch what I call “Grown-Up” TV. Shows like Game of Thrones or Walking Dead. Shows that no one who’s not at least high school aged would be allowed to watch. But I do watch Dramas! Just shows that wouldn’t require an R-rating. But it’s not about the explicit material, although I don’t like that stuff. It’s about a note of light-heartedness. I need to have something to counterbalance the seriousness. Some levity to negate the crime. Which is why Castle is one of my favorite television shows. Every episode is about a murder, but they never try...

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New Stuff

TV? Music? Books? Running Fuel? Lots of new things I’d like to share my opinions about. And as you know – THIS IS ALL VERY IMPORTANT IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF LIFE. (Let’s face it. We’re all freakin’ sick of the election right now. Let’s just entertain ourselves with stupid crap for the next 24 hours until we all finally vote and get this damn thing OVER WITH.) I think my new “favorite” show right now is Arrow on the CW. It fulfills my crime-fighting genre interest without filling my life with unnecessary gore. (Hello Bones, Criminal Minds, and C.S.I.)...

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Tumblr Is Both A Blessing And A Curse For Fangirls

I avoided the internet entirely last night. Why? Because of the debate? No! Actually not! (It was a well-welcomed bonus, however.) I avoided it because Glee is tonight and y’all – KLAINE MIGHT BREAK UP. I mean, the episode is call “The Breakup” and it looks like they breakup and I stumbled upon some spoilers – some pointing to a big YES and some pointing to a big NO and I decided I needed to GET OFF THE INTERNET sometime early last night. Are you a Fanboy/Fangirl of anything? I mean – do you have a show you obsess over...