Archives for June 2012

Happy Accidents

Since I went teal in January, I’ve had a lot to learn about vivid color. Since it fades really quickly, I could go in to the salon for toner refreshes every couple weeks, or I could fuss with the color at home. (Sorry E—-, I’d go broke trying to keep it up at the salon all the time!) My hair had faded to this really neat blondish pale blue color. My mom described it as an icy tone. But it wasn’t my turquoise. My stylist had explained that I could cut the dark blue color that you see in my…

Brave. See it.

Here there be spoilers. This is both my review of Brave as well as a discussion about the movie- while I tried not to get too in depth with the movie, it’s hard to address some of the criticism the movie’s received without discussing the movie. If you want to remain spoiler free, the title of this piece and the paragraph is my opinion. I saw Brave on Sunday morning with my boys. It was their first movie theater movie- and despite the fact that it was a much more intense movie than advertised, they survived. While it wasn’t quite…

Really, Facebook?

As I’ve said here many times, one of the things that frustrates me to no end is Facebook’s policy of changing your settings without telling you. They’ve done it many times already (I tend to do a check of my settings around the first of the month, even though I don’t really post much of anything there anymore). And they’ve done it again. Facebook is putting your facebook email address on your profile/timeline. I know, Facebook has email? Sort of. Facebook has assigned everyone an email address based on their username, and if someone emails it, it will go into…

People are funny.

Adam Carolla has a book out. In an interview promoting that book, he said that women aren’t funny. Yes, it wasn’t a coincidence. He trolled us all, knowing that that his name alone isn’t going to sell his book. Unfortunately, the notion that women aren’t funny is everywhere. Don’t like a particular female comedian? Just say that she shows that women aren’t funny. I hear/read this all the time. When the show Whitney debuted, the most common comment I saw online wasn’t wondering if the scripts were generated from a computer compiling every bad sitcom of the 90s- it was…

Giving the Pirate Princess a new look.

We watch a lot of Disney Channel, and in particular “Jake and the Neverland Pirates.” Pirate isn’t up there in the header for my blog for no reason- I’ve been a fan of pirates since I was little, and obviously, I’ve passed on that interest to my boys. Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about how annoyed I was about the Pirate Princess. Voiced by Tori Spelling, she was rescued from a curse by Izzy (go Izzy!) and needs to be bailed out by the kids at every turn. Not exactly pirate legend. Granted, every “legendary pirate”…

Boosting the Signal

There is another guy in my life, and he’s a dad- though definitely not a father figure for me. It’s Roby, the man behind Imagination Situation– a webseries for the whole family. We worked together back in our Disney days, and I’m thrilled to work with him again. I even blog over at Imagination Situation from time to time. Over the weekend he posted an update about the series and fundraising efforts- we ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund a full “season” of episodes, which fell short of our goal. So he’s been taking direct donations and getting closer to…

To the men in my life.

Happy Father’s Day! I have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by some wonderful men. First, thanks to my father. He worked very hard to provide for our family, and really enjoyed being able to take the time for the little things- like teaching me to use a circular saw. He’s always been there for me, whether it was just to offer a shoulder to cry on and a roll of lifesavers (Butter Rum) or some great advice. He had the patience to sit in a parking lot and not only teach me to drive, but then to teach me…

The Old, the New and the Unknown.

We’ve reached another fork in the road for my little family. First, the old. School came to a close, and now the Little Kidlet is headed off to summer school/camp. The Oldest Kidlet just finished kindergarten, and will be a first grader next year. Where has the time gone? I admit, I’ve been sad about the end of this school year- but it has nothing to do with feeling old. OK has been fortunate to have a truly wonderful teacher. She’s smart, kind, patient, and encouraging. Always encouraging. Just the sort of person you want to introduce your child to…

Catwoman, why are you bending like that?

For some reason DC thought it’d be smart to reboot their universe, and then issue a series of #0 issues to explain how the characters got to be who they were in the reboot. This is the cover of Catwoman #0 (I know, it says #1- but the zero covers all have the characters busting through their #1 cover art). Ow. Ow. Ow. Bodies do not bend that way unless there aren’t any bones in the torso. And the internet is pretty annoyed. Somewhere out there, I saw that DC thought that the internet outrage would sell issues (I went…

Why I won’t be playing the new Lara Croft game.

Note: This post still gets a fair amount of traffic, so I wanted to note that at the end of this post (and the related posts) there’s an update. Back when I was in college, everyone had Tomb Raider. I was no exception. Not to mention- I liked Lara Croft. I am a huge Indiana Jones fan, and here was a female counterpart who had it all. She knew the history, could handle the weapons, and was clever enough to outwit the bad guys time and time again- even if it meant making a difficult choice along the way. Frankly,…