Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cheap but Good (an E-book review)

Best $2.99 I've ever spent on a book. If you enjoy fiction that borders the fringes of medieval/fantasy, then you might enjoy The Hedgewitch Queen by Lilith Saintcrow. Although I haven't yet finished it, I can already admit that for three bucks, it's definitely an amusing read. Far better then you would expect for something so cheap. I was just looking for a quick download and couldn't turn down the price, but now I'm glad my e-reader recommended it to me (yes, it speaks to me. It sounds kinda like John Cleese).

I will make note that if you have an issue with magic and witch-like practices, don't bother. While I'm sick to death of people boycotting particular books because of "evil" (puh-lease) stuff like that, I figure it's my responsibility to at least give a heads up.

And besides... $2.99!!! You can probably find that in your couch cushions!

Mob Wives: Chicago (Coming Soon)

If you're like me, you've thoroughly enjoyed the delicious insanity that is Mob Wives. With each episode, the madness becomes more and more entertaining. The fights get more intense and the women become more diabolical. There are times where you are rooting them on, and times where you are cursing some of the stupid stuff they do. You may even talk about them now like they are some distant family -- the kind everyone is embarrassed of, because let's face it . . . . . these women act like spoiled, bratty little teen girls with daddy issues.

If you aren't getting enough now, perhaps now is a good time to let you know that the crazy is spreading, and this spring television will be airing Mob Wives: Chicago, starring a new group of women dealing with the "burden" of their Mafioso connections (does anyone honestly feel sorry for these whiners?).

Anyone else looking forward to more Mafia whore drama?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Moves That Changed Our Lives

I'm gonna go old school for a moment (definition: things that were kickass during a younger generation). Now that I've leapt over the quarter century mark in my life, I feel I have the right to consider things I experienced and enjoyed as a child to be "old school". Most of you will be able to relate.

Movies are a tremendous part of why I am who I am today. They were the way my mother kept me out of her hair and kept me quiet. (And in the 90's .. it was either become a unique individual or pimp your snap on bracelet & jam to your favorite boy-band. The damage of 90's pop culture is permanent, so don't feel guilty that you have songs on your iPod that you don't want anyone to know about.)

In 1993, I sat in the very front row of the movie theatre with a friend to watch Jurassic Park. It was.. AWESOME. It totally changed my direction in life. From that moment -- I was 100% sure I wanted to be a paleontologist when I grew up. Even started studying more on the subject in my free time. This was the very moment, at 8 years old, when I become a true, full on geek -- because anything that affected me strongly became a subject of study for me, and I have learned everything I possibly could. Less then 20 years later, I get excited when Jurassic Park is on television, and I relive some of the same emotions of wanting to reach out and touch something long gone.

Other movies that impacted my life substantially:
All Tim Burton films (you should see what happens when I doodling and not paying attention. People always say it's like something out of a Tim Burton movie)

How about you? Can you think back to your younger years and pinpoint a movie that specifically affected your life?