Over the past two weeks, I’ve binged two seasons of a delightfully fresh and fun britcom that I found on Netflix. Detectorists is the story of two hobbyist metal detectorists (don’t call them metal detectors… those are the machines!) in a small rural community in England. By times, laugh-out-loud funny, and by others lovingly tender and sweet, it is a true tour de force put together by writer/director/star Mackenzie Crook. While the two seasons on Netflix ares only 6 episodes in length each, they are all of high quality. Continue reading “Detectorists – a review”
2018 marks a big year for me on multiple fronts. The first and most obvious is that I will be celebrating my 40th birthday on August 22. I share this birthday with Mr. James Corden (we are birthday twins – both born August 22, 1978). I’m hoping for an epic birthday extravaganza, but I’ll save that for another blog post. Continue reading “2018: A Trinity of Celebrations”
About an hour after posting my last blog, I came back to WordPress for some reason or other and something caught my eye. When I sign in, I see an analytics dashboard showing how many views you’ve had, comments, likes, etc. One of the fun little features is a map showing from which countries your blog has been viewed. This is what caught my eye on that fateful day. Continue reading ““You Think You Know Me…””
While podcasts are not new, I’ve only somewhat recently jumped on the bandwagon. I’ve now found a handful of podcasts that I enjoy, but have been struggling with keeping up. This leads to my question for you today:
Where and when do you listen to podcasts? Continue reading “A Different Kind of Pod Challenge”
Just about a year ago, I wrote a post about taking on a reading challenge for 2017 in an attempt to boost my somewhat waning reading habits. Now that nearly a year has passed, I’m quite satisfied with my overall results.
Over the better part of a year, I managed to read a total of 26 books (granted, some were plays/screenplays, but I’m counting them!) Although I haven’t checked off each of the categories in the original list, I did manage to cross off a number of them.
For anyone interested, here’s what I read in 2017: Continue reading “A Year of Reading”
We’ve reached the big day! I hope you all had a magical holiday season, and that your Christmas was full of love, laughter and joy. I know mine was. I thought this would be the ideal time to finish up my Christmas Spirit recap for the year.
I realized recently that I had still not done any of my Christmas shopping, and was quickly approaching the big day. This is very unlike me, since I’m usually mostly done by the first week of December. This realization caused my Christmas spirit to dip. Considerably. Continue reading “Shopping Up A Storm”
It’s been a week or so since I last updated on my Christmas Spirit boosting activities. So I thought it would be time to give an update. Continue reading “On the Holiday Road”
It’s been a few days since I decided to try to elevate my Christmas spirit for the year. In that time, I’ve done a few things to try to not only raise my spirits, but also to spread a little holiday cheer to those around me. Continue reading “(Christmas) Spirited Away”
Today marks the turning of another page on the calendar. Goodbye November, hello December. And with December comes all of that holiday bliss that is Christmas. I should be clear that I am a confirmed Christmas junkie. Or more aptly, I was a Christmas junkie. Continue reading “I’ll show YOU my Christmas spirit!”