The Week in Florida

Kids, you won't read this until Thursday afternoon at the very earliest (because that's when I'm gonna schedule the post to go live). But I'm writing it on Wednesday night. As I type these words, I am three and a half days into a week-long training conference. I won't say what the training is for … Continue reading The Week in Florida

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My 10 Favorite Movies of 2016

I've mentioned Flickchart on here before, right? Well, the quick sales pitch is that it's a way to rank your favorite movies. The site gives you two movies and you pick the one you like better. From that, you can eventually develop a pretty good ranking of all the movies you've seen. I've seen a … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Movies of 2016

101 Things That Make Me Happy

I'm stealing this blog post from Jess over at You're Fine. But it's okay. I told her I was gonna steal it. That makes it not stealing. It makes it an homage. Lunches with my coworkers Weird dreams Christmas Teddy Grahams Tuesday movies for only $6.00 The cool side of the pillow The sound of … Continue reading 101 Things That Make Me Happy

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Authors: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne Published: 2016 I've purposely waited a couple weeks to write this. I actually finished reading this play some time ago. I wanted to make sure I was not just making a rash review of the thing. I really wanted to … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

So Many Questions, Part V

Last one, I promise... 81. Have you ever risked a friendship by telling someone you liked them? So many times. And, as you can tell, it worked out great. Each and every time. 82. Would you rather be alone doing something you enjoy or doing something you don't like with your best friends? Doing something … Continue reading So Many Questions, Part V

10 Things I Want for My Birthday

I guess I don't need to explain what this post will be about. The title is fairly self explanatory. But, if you haven't been able to surmise from my most recent Question of the Week or yesterday's ranking of previous birthday parties, my birthday is this Sunday. And while there have been some friends who … Continue reading 10 Things I Want for My Birthday

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Author: J.K. Rowling Published: 2007 I knew what was going to happen. I had that vague recollection of all the events that would unfold over the course of these 759 pages. But as with books 5 and 6 before it, I devoured this book the first time I … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Author: J.K. Rowling Published: 2005 Before re-reading book six, it was probably the installment that I was least familiar with in the Harry Potter series. As with books four and five, I only read through this one once. And that was back in 2005 when it first came … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Author: J.K. Rowling Published: 2003 As I've mentioned in my previous posts about the Harry Potter series of books, I've attempted to read through the series a few times. But for some reason, I would get to the end of book 3 and just give up. … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Author: J.K. Rowling Published: 2000 Wow. I had not even picked up this book to begin reading it since it was first published 15 years ago. Sure, there have been times when I've said that I was going to go back and re-read the entire series, usually … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire