The Sound of Hope and Fear (and Music)

Okay, so maybe the title for this post is too dramatic.  It’s just that I’ve been a fan of The Sound of Music for years and years.  It was one of my all-time favorites as a kid, which is saying something for a movie that required a kid to switch from one VHS tape to…

Dark Knight (Cookies!)

Tonight is Batman night.  If you’ve watched TV lately, you might have seen a trillion ads for The Dark Knight Rises, which technically comes out tomorrow.  But Scott and I are going to the midnight premier tonight with a few friends.  Not only that, we’re going to an IMAX marathon of all three Batman movies that…

Scenery Time

It’s one of those days/weeks that requires a whole lot of nothing when you get home.  Except that I’ve got a whole lot of something to do that I’ve been avoiding for a while.  I think the week before Thanksgiving was the last time I truly cleaned the house.  Yuck. Anyway, as I’ve been figuring…

Homemade Goodness and Pecan Spinwheels

Yesterday was Christmas baking day, but I didn’t factor in time for the dough to do its thing and for the oven to preheat and bake and bake some more, and for me to then take care of the trillion dishes that baking produced.  My kitchen looks like a disaster area or an example of…

Napping Soundtracks

I called it a day at noon.  It was necessary.  I did manage to get lots of good tech-ish stuff done in the morning, and nobody wanted my tired face around the library anymore. On my way out the door, I thought I would look up a list of movies that are known for their…

It’s about a movie and a blog (not mine).

Okay, I love chick flicks.  This is a long-established fact that my friends and family have learned to deal with.  Most of the time, I don’t inflict my problem on them, so it’s no big deal. I also love Design*Sponge.  I think it’s one of the greatest blogs in existence. Both of those loves are…

It was a dark and stormy night…

Christmas in July came to my house last night.  First, there was a giant storm–thunder and downpour and everything, which left Peanut scrambling for cover and me totally content. If that wasn’t enough to make my night, my DVR now contains Step Up 2: The Streets.  Oh yeah!  Step Up 2 is one of those…