O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Christmas, like Thanksgiving, is a holiday that has always been centered on tradition for me. We have my mom’s lasagna for Christmas Eve dinner (we realized this year was the silver anniversary of that meal), we go to the 9:00 p.m. service at church (it was the one I always sang in during my timeContinue reading “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree”

The Hills are Alive…

Last Thursday, I joined the 18.5 million other people who watched NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!”  Since I seemed to go into it with different expectations from some of my friends (it was the Broadway version, and no one will ever be as amazing as Julie Andrews), I found it rather enjoyable.  Yes, theContinue reading “The Hills are Alive…”

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Disclaimer: I am a huge Hunger Games fan, and have been ever since I read the first book as an Advanced Reader Copy in 2008 when I was working at Barnes&Noble. I also own the entire China Glaze Hunger Games nail polish line (nail polish is a particular weakness of mine) and I’ve dressed up asContinue reading “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Happy Thanksgivukkah!!

Even though I am *ahem* 28 years old, my childhood traditions are still extremely important to me, especially around the holidays.  Since the Mysterious Mr. C and I are starting to split the holidays between our families, I have gotten a little less obstinate about certain things – like having cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving morning andContinue reading “Happy Thanksgivukkah!!”

Thor: The Dark World

While I cut my geekynerdy teeth on the X-Men animated series in the 90s, I have been a relative latecomer to the films of the Marvel Universe. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen most of the movies, though likely not in the order Stan Lee would have preferred. Thus far, while I have enjoyed allContinue reading “Thor: The Dark World”