The Lasting Power of Harry Potter

IMG_1501I have the most exciting news to share! My trip to Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida became official this week! It has been a dream of mine to visit, and I’m so glad to finally have this opportunity to live out some more of my childhood fantasies. In preparation, I bought this wonderful evil wizards t-shirt from The Colorful Geek. I invite you all to take a gander at their wonderful shop on Etsy. Continue reading “The Lasting Power of Harry Potter”

Top 20 Pop Culture Females

I didn’t write yesterday, but that’s okay because instead I get the opportunity to write on International Women’s Day! And I thought, why not celebrate? So without further ado, here are some of the most awesome, bad-a, butt-kicking, powerful females in renowned literature, film, tv, and music! In my humble opinion and in no particular order: Continue reading “Top 20 Pop Culture Females”

My First World Boss: The Story of How I Became a Gamer

It’s a good day. I got my bangs trimmed, my roots recolored, I’m hanging out in my new Star Wars Yoga pants, Oliver’s yoda costume came. Yeah, I’m pretty much over the moon right now.

The Force is strong in our family. And to top things off, while I was at the salon, Taylor caught up to my Jedi on SWTOR! Continue reading “My First World Boss: The Story of How I Became a Gamer”

In Memoriam

This week we’ve lost two legends to cancer. My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. I hope to see their names commemorated at this year’s Academy Awards.

These two talented people were prominent members of my childhood, and I’m sure many others of my generation can relate. I feel it’s only right to pay my respects and tribute.

tumblr_nj1z40ylkj1soplvbo2_r1_400Labyrinth was always a childhood favorite, and I watch it at least once a year. It’s that weird movie that I tell my friends is so awesome, and then they watch it and just don’t get it because their childhood was deprived. As I grew up, I grew more in love with Jareth. I’ve always said David Bowie is a god for pulling off pants that tight, hair that long, and make-up that bright all the while still looking incredibly hot. His music and subsequent music videos also were revolutionary, paving the way for modern pop artists, such as Lady Gaga. He’s been an icon in every respect. See you waiting among the stars, Starman.


in memoriumAs for Alan Rickman, I don’t know where to begin. Today was kind of an ironic day for him to pass for me personally. My Slytherin outfit that I’m wearing to a Yule Ball on Saturday showed up in the mail today. I woke up this morning, eager to check and see if my package had arrived, when everyone told me to check the news. A melodramatic, Luke-Skywaler-esque “NO!” involuntarily erupted from my lips. I’m so sad, but glad that his suffering is over.

Alan Rickman was a figure in my life from a young age as well. I grew up watching him, pre-Harry Potter era, from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves to Galaxy Quest to Sense and Sensibility. He seemed to always steal the show in my opinion, and I long awaited the day when he would win an Oscar; he is more than deserving in my opinion. Then, when I saw Harry Potter, I was not disappointed with his brilliant portrayal of Professor Severus Snape, the unlikely hero. He captured fans’ hearts around the world and left us a beautiful legacy. Alan Rickman, thank you for your brilliance and the joy you’ve spread. You’ll be in our hearts always.