Archives for March 2010

April 1st.

April 1st, starts in a little under two hours here. And tomorrow, I start on something exciting. Something big. Something called Script Frenzy. The little brother of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Script Frenzy has writers churn out 100 pages of script in just 30 days. While November’s always been a daunting month for me to attempt NaNo (Attempts: 4, Completions: 0), April is a much kinder month to me. No birthdays and only one holiday this year. That is workable. You can write anything that requires a script- movie, play, graphic novel. I’ll be working on a project that…

Bravo, is it time we part ways?

When my parents finally got cable when I was in high school, my favorite network was Bravo. They showed operas and Broadway shows on the weekend! I admit, I didn’t always watch the operas (though a someone who was learning opera, I probably should have), but I watched all the musicals. Sunday in the Park With George, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods… I watched them all. Over the summers, my mom, my sister and I watched Twin Peaks! We enjoyed every bizarre episode, even in the last part of the series when things took a turn for the ‘let’s wrap…

Sloppy Writing: E! Online.

I spend much of my day reading entertainment sites. When I’m not facebooking or procrastinating trying out a new recipe, I’m looking for the latest news (and sometimes gossip). Admittedly, I’ve become dissatisfied with the quality level. As is true across the board in journalism, most sites want to get stories up before someone else, so they don’t particularly take the time to edit them thoroughly. Typos are common, as are grammatical errors, and well as some factual errors. Today, I was browsing past E!Online. They have a number of bloggers who tend to make a number of errors with…

Frankly, I’m confused.

Health Care Reform passed yesterday, and yet, I’m seeing so many people saying that this is the “death” of America and liberty. People who clearly have swallowed the Fox News Flavor Aid. (I have nothing against a conservative news channel- however, Fox News doesn’t offer news. They offer spin, hype and lots of sound bytes… most of which turn out to be inaccurate) The United States is the only major nation that allowed health care to be a corporation just like any corporation. Most of the European countries offer an inexpensive public option, but affordable private options as well. They…

Food Network – why the hate?

I read a lot of food blogs, and typically all the reviews on recipes that I think I might make. And well, I’ve noticed a lot of people who are angry at Food Network. Once upon a time, there was a woman who revolutionized food television- indeed, she basically created it. Julia Child. A woman who showed us you can debone a duck at home and make beautiful French cuisine. Most people complain that now food television has devolved into celebrichefs like Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee who make their money off of being the anti-Julia. This is true. What…