Orange Is the New Black

OITNBAuthor: Piper Kerman

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (2010)

When the TV show incarnation of this book was released last summer on Netflix, this became my new obsession. The first episode was okay but the ensemble cast kept me invested. Piper Chapman was this privileged white chick in low security prison who was seduced by money and everything that came with it. All of her choices on the show made me want to punch her. Continue reading “Orange Is the New Black”


Screen Free Week – Day Five and Day Six

It’s been a doozy for me recently. Friday night, I was so tired from work and reading my book club selection, I didn’t do anything I intended to do and fell asleep at 8 pm. And you know what? I slept so well. My body needed the rest. On Saturday, I had quite the day. Because I had slept so much the night before, I woke up at 6 am, read for most of the morning, put away my groceries (I get Safeway home delivery because I don’t have the time to do the physical shopping during the week), made some breakfast, and went to SF for a Lit Crawl committee meeting (more to come on that another post). Continue reading “Screen Free Week – Day Five and Day Six”

A Life in the Movies

I stumbled upon Andy’s blog post on Fandango Groovers Movie Blog that invites fellow bloggers to choose their favorite movie for all the years they have been alive on the planet. Without further adieu, I will include my 29 favorite pictures (with a few runner ups mentioned). Continue reading “A Life in the Movies”

Script Reading

Remember when I interned at a literary agency last year? Now I’m a Script Reader (again). I did it awhile back when I first started in film production for Goldcrest Post Productions. What’s the difference? I’m still a gatekeeper in the creative world but in another medium. I’d say a difference is I’m a barrier […]

Screen Free Week – Day 6

Saturday’s Screen Free day started and ended smoothly. Because I was attending a birthday party in the evening, I baked cookies and vegan brownies all morning. I didn’t even eat lunch until three in the afternoon. The baking was easy, fun, and dangerous; I kept eating cookies with each batch I made. I was scheduled […]

Screen Free Week – Day 1

On Monday, April 18th, I received a one day assignment which was nice (money in my pocket!) Working definitely filled my time and was a less likely way for me to partake in visual media consumption. At work, I read the news online, read the Metro New York paper, read a screenplay while providing coverage […]

NaNoWriMo and things…

Sunday afternoon after a night of celebrating my single pad living situation (yes, I had an “I Live Alone” party and I’m so not looking for a roommate), I nursed a mild hangover and forced myself to trek into Manhattan to write with a fellow writer (one of the co-workers I befriended who’s also a writer) at Union Square’s Barnes and Noble. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo and things…”