Category Archives: Movies

Popcorn and Pinot

People love to talk about movies – the talent, the writing, the singing skills of what’s-her-name. They will tweet it, blog it, and small-talk it over drinks. But ask someone to tell you their favorite movie and they’ll freeze up … Continue reading

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10 Greatest Holiday Movie Moments

I get sentimental every year Linus uses his blanket as a tree skirt for Charlie Brown’s sad sad tree, I’m on the edge of my seat when Frosty gets stuck inside the hot green house in Frosty the Snowman and … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Counting Sheep

To toot my own horn, I’m an amazing sleeper. Eight hours is just half-assing it – when I’m really on my game, I get a solid nine and a half. I snooze happily through long flights, uncomfortable nights in random … Continue reading

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The Way the Music Died

I’ve always had an inexplicable aversion to Chianti. If someone were to just fill up my glass without my knowledge I’d drink it and love it; but I won’t order it, I don’t want to talk about it, and even … Continue reading

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Fifteen Minutes of Food Fame

  The first time I ever encountered red velvet cake was in Steel Magnolias when they serve a red velvet armadillo groom’s cake at a wedding of surprisingly un-squeamish guests. The road kill-inspired delicacy turned me off to the concept … Continue reading

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Don’t Ride the Sea Turtles: A Lesson in Scuba Diving

Thanks to my mother’s 1980s crush on Harry Hamlin, I spent my early childhood on Clash of the Titans overkill – resulting in both a mistrust of men with really long beards and a healthy fear of the sea. But … Continue reading

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White Elephant

As you can infer by the title of my blog, I’m fascinated by the concept of the white elephant. Once upon a time it referred to possessions too valuable to part with, but also too burdensome for their worth (as … Continue reading

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