in anticipation of dumbo, with love and something like hope

After 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, I considered myself pretty much done with regards to two categories: Tim Burton and live-action Disney remakes. Yeah, I caved and saw Big Eyes in 2014, but… eh. And, as I’ve written about before, I used to be a Tim Burton maniac. I was with Tim all the way, evenContinue reading “in anticipation of dumbo, with love and something like hope”

in which our intrepid heroine rambles on about theatre and running. again.

Good news, nerds! runDisney just published the Digital Event Guide for the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend. SOMETHING NEW TO MEMORIZE YAY. The fact that’s the most deeply burned into my brain regarding logistics for the Sunday morning half marathon? The fact that runners are encouraged to be bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and all-aboard official event transportationContinue reading “in which our intrepid heroine rambles on about theatre and running. again.”

i still don’t know what “turn off the dark” means, though

You can change your mind But you cannot change your heart Your heart knows what you’re hiding Your heart knows where you are I was in about one of the darkest places mentally that I’ve ever been in the night that I saw Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark on Broadway. First of all: oh, that’sContinue reading “i still don’t know what “turn off the dark” means, though”

more adventures in running: dealing with anxiety and remembering my star wars motivations

We still don’t know anything about my partner’s grad school situation, and I’m living in a worry-bubble. If you know me in real life, you’ve probably noticed that I only ever talk about two things lately: worrying about grad school or training for my half-marathon. Obsessing over the half-marathon is absolutely more pleasant than frettingContinue reading “more adventures in running: dealing with anxiety and remembering my star wars motivations”

oh, snap. am i kind of in love with running?

Guys, I know that running is awful, but I super recommend training for a half-marathon. I’m pretty depressed and anxious right now, and my brain is very nearly drowning in worries about money, food, my job, whether or not we’re moving to Pittsburgh, whether or not anyone can tell that my pants are falling offContinue reading “oh, snap. am i kind of in love with running?”

are you ready, kids? NO. or: maybe the krusty krab pizza IS the pizza for you and me

According to Spotify, the very first song I listened to in 2018 was “Bikini Bottom Day” from the SpongeBob SquarePants musical. Jump out of bed Mix up a breakfast for my favorite pet snail Full steam ahead The S.S. I Am Ready is about to set sail Once upon a time in college, I went with myContinue reading “are you ready, kids? NO. or: maybe the krusty krab pizza IS the pizza for you and me”

running and rocking and rolling

Well, I’m running down the road Trying to loosen my load In 2019, I’m running a half-marathon. Alongside my parents and one of my best friends, I am officially signed up for April’s Star Wars Rival Run at Walt Disney World. I’m so excited I can barely stand it. I haven’t been to Disney WorldContinue reading “running and rocking and rolling”

the 2018 holiday movie guide, or what to see on christmas when your dad isn’t into nerd stuff

THE TIME IS NEARLY UPON US. Once again, the December multiplexes promise to be a (in some cases) literal ocean of superheroes and Transformers this year, but your Dad is. NOT. INTO IT. Moreover, he did not care for the movie you all picked last year, so he’s feeling extra wary of your tricky, secretContinue reading “the 2018 holiday movie guide, or what to see on christmas when your dad isn’t into nerd stuff”

chasing that hogwarts high, or: okay, FINE, fantastic beasts, you disaster

Sometimes the logistics of the thing is the real joy of the thing. For example, I was so happy this past Wednesday to look up movie times, bundle up in my coat and scarf, and walk a mile and a half in the chilly sunshine to get to the movie theatre. I was equally happyContinue reading “chasing that hogwarts high, or: okay, FINE, fantastic beasts, you disaster”

on the verge of my 30’s, what i learned at sesame street live

The Muppets are mine and my Dads’ love language. And it’s weird, because I’m not even sure how much my Dad really likes The Muppets. If you mention Sesame Street, he’ll just start going on about Roosevelt Franklin, which, to be fair, is a slightly deeper cut than Bert or Ernie. Maybe my Dad’s dorkier thanContinue reading “on the verge of my 30’s, what i learned at sesame street live”

of chainsaw massacres & basement dates

The story which you are about to hear is an account of the tragedy which befell one awkward, horny dork. It is all the more tragic that she was young. But, even as an adult, she could not have expected nor would she have wished to see as much of the mad and macabre asContinue reading “of chainsaw massacres & basement dates”