A to Z Challenge – Easy A

Easy A 2010 Directed by Will Gluck Quick Synopsis... Ambitious student Olive decides to boost her popularity by pretending to be the school slut. As the swirling rumor mill increases both her notoriety and her finances, Olive enjoys her newfound status but eventually must decide if it's all worth it. I'm not sure I like how … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Easy A

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The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Well, this has now become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. This is the post where I take a look at the statistics provided by WordPress to see which of the posts that went up throughout the year were the most popular among visitors to the site. Much to my surprise, most of the … Continue reading The Confusing Middle’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

My Favorite Movies #69 – The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club 1985 Directed by John Hughes Netflix says... In writer-director John Hughes's seminal 1980s Brat Pack film, the athlete (Emilio Estevez), the brain (Anthony Michael Hall), the criminal (Judd Nelson), the princess (Molly Ringwald) and the basket case (Ally Sheedy) break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention. The disparate group … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #69 – The Breakfast Club

My Favorite Movies #85 – Mean Girls

Mean Girls 2004 Directed by Mark Waters Netflix says... After growing up abroad, brainy teen Cady Heron moves to Chicago and haphazardly joins her new high school's most powerful clique. But there's hell to pay when the ex-boyfriend of the clique's menacing leader shows interest in being Cady's guy. To see Mean Girls is to have a … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #85 – Mean Girls

It Really Has Been 20 Years…

In the days leading up to my 20-Year High School Reunion, I found myself asking some friends about their own high school experiences. Would they want to relive any of it? Would they do anything different? Not once did I get a yes. I'm genuinely curious about the statistic on how many people actually enjoyed … Continue reading It Really Has Been 20 Years…

Has it Really Been 20 Years?

Kids, next weekend is my 20-Year High School Reunion. That's right. I graduated from high school way back in 1998. That's the 20th century, y'all. Am I really old enough to have a 20-year reunion? Sadly, yes. Being 38, I'm the perfect age for a 20-year reunion. Ugh... How did this happen? I'd swear I … Continue reading Has it Really Been 20 Years?

Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II

Well kids, Teacher Appreciation Week continues. Yesterday I spent time focusing on my favorite teacher from the elementary years. It would make sense, now, to move into my middle school years. But I'm pretty sure that I made it clear yesterday that middle school sucked. I'm of the belief that anyone who didn't hate middle … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week – Part II