My identity was formed at a young age in a dark community center room, with music blaring loudly through amps and speakers. I went to my first arena concert at age 7 (Billy Joel), my first GA concert at 12 (Sum 41), and my first local show at 13 (I honestly couldn't tell you who … Continue reading after all, it was rock ‘n’ roll.
THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS FILM YET* AND DON'T WANT THINGS RUINED FOR YOURSELF THEN STOP READING THIS. *if you haven't seen this yet what is wrong with you, why do you hate perfect films? THINGS I NOTICED IN RELATION TO SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE FILM: When the title … Continue reading Things I’ve noticed after seeing Baby Driver six times
In late August 2016, we adopted a 2.5 month old puppy from North Shore Animal League. We named him David Mitchell, after the English comedian, and love him very much. He even has his own instagram where we document his cuteness daily. So when he turned one in June, I decided he needed a birthday … Continue reading I threw my dog a birthday party
Anyone who has mistakenly got me talking about favorite films knows who my favorite director is. It's Edgar Wright. This is no secret. And it was obvious from the start I was going to enjoy his latest project, Baby Driver, but what was not obvious from the start was just how much I would enjoy it. … Continue reading I have seen Baby Driver four times, so far.
I never thought I would be a vinyl person. Growing up, they were things we had in the house that we never used. Our record player cabinet was a shelf for other things, and I'm pretty sure the player inside it was broken anyway. As an adult I didn't really have particular interest in vinyl, … Continue reading I collect records. I am obsessed with them.
I haven't written anything in a while. Not because I didn't want to, but because I've been so busy, and any time I get some free time I instantly can't think of what to write. It's very annoying. I was busy finishing up my undergraduate degree. that's right, I graduated. Finally! this was a decade in the … Continue reading But I’ll do it at my pace…
I worked Frank Turner's Lost Evenings Festival in Camden last week. Despite chronic pain, chronic fatigue, jet lag, and seasonal allergies from hell - I somehow survived. There's too much to process still. Too much to smile about, and remember. I can't believe this is my life, and this is my job. I can't believe I … Continue reading God damn, it nearly killed us.
I often try to stop and reflect on my life - where I am, what I'm doing, etc. I think part of the reason I do this is because I'm frequently ill, so it's a way to remind myself of all the progress I've made and see the work I've done. I also do this, … Continue reading It’s All Happening
2016 was the year of Hamilton: An American Musical. Sure, the love affair began in 2015 - but the following year was when things really got out of hand. I saw the musical three times on Broadway, including once with the original cast. I traveled around the North East stalking the real people who made up … Continue reading How Lucky We Are To Be Alive Right Now
Most people who know me, know I have chronic illnesses. I'm eleven years deep with them, and explaining them - and living with them - is complicated. I currently have some diagnoses, but even those I question at times, because they're for things that have no tests. You get these dx by process of elimination, … Continue reading I’m not admitting defeat, I’m defying it.