Five Shows You Should Be Watching But Probably Aren’t [Friday 5er]

For many years I didn’t have TV – not just a lack of cable but no basic channels either. I would catch up on network programs on my computer at lunch, but there were so many shows I didn’t even know existed at the time. I’ve since embraced satellite television, and although I’m not one to argue that there is certainly a lot of terrible, mindless crap on the boob tube, there are also some really impressive endeavors I’ve run across lately. Some are well known cultural successes and some I don’t really hear about besides the internal monologue playing in my brain. These are a few: 1. My Mother’s Ravioli Much to my delight, I discovered...

5 Things I Just Don’t Trust [Friday 5er]

1. Crepes I know some people are crazy about these dubious offerings, but every time I see one I tend to get the feeling I’m in the presence of food with an identity crisis. Are you an omelette? Are you a pancake? Are you a savory main dish or a dessert?!? Make up your mind, man! For the time being, I’ll just stick with my benedict, thankyouverymuch.   2. Cross Walk Buttons I have the sneaking suspicion that the entire system of the well known green walking person vs. red hand is a perfect example of appeasing people by making them feel like they have some sort of control. I am one of the minority of Angelenos who actually walks a fair...

Five Things I Wish Were Still Around [Friday 5er] Jun07

Five Things I Wish Were Still Around [Friday 5er]

1. Showbiz Pizza Screw Chuck E. Cheese! In my youth it was all about Billy Bob the Bear and the kick ass animatronic band *The Rock-afire Explosion convincing my young mind that if you had pizza and game tickets, all was right with the world (and that there was definitely not pee in the ball room). *Now THAT is a band name. Anyone want to start The New Rock-afire Explosion with me? Coachella, here we come! Image Credit: Geekologie 2. MTV I know that this channel technically still exists but I’m talking about actual Music Television. Many more generations have grown up without this societal boon than have but I was one of the lucky ones who...

Best Of Daily News Brief [Friday 5er]

Due to a busy week, I didn’t have time to put together an all new Friday 5er. I probably should’ve saved the M. Night Shyamalan article for that but hey, as my wife knows all too well, I’m not that bright. So instead of an original post, I thought it would be fun to take a brief look back at the best of everyone’s favorite second-rate Onion ripoff. Below are the five top viewed articles, which means they’re chosen by you – the public. I’m nothing if not a man of the people:   5. Mime Cokes To Death During Performance; Receives Thunderous Applause. Amidst what was called a tour-de-force by...

5 Television Show Crossovers I Want To See Right Now [Friday 5er] May24

5 Television Show Crossovers I Want To See Right Now [Friday 5er]

1. Chopped – The McLaughlin Group Edition A very special episode of everyone’s favorite quick thinking cooking show. In this episode, John McLaughlin and 3 members of his weekly discussion panel open up their mystery baskets in an effort to please three renowned chefs using unusual food combinations in a way that doesn’t immediately make you want to vomit. Things take a unique turn when the contestants cannot come to a consensus as to the best way to open their baskets and spend the duration of air time in a heated debate about picnic etiquette and basket making.   2. The Daily Show: Guest Host Ryan Lochte If The Daily Show tends...

Five Rejected New Reality Shows For The Fall Season [Friday 5er] May17

Five Rejected New Reality Shows For The Fall Season [Friday 5er]

1. The Pole Package Live audience vote-in competition to find the best exotic dancer in the country. Ex-Playboy playmate and reality television superstar Kendra Wilkinson, famed dancer turned actor Mikhail Baryshnikov and zany comedic personality Rosie O’Donnell bring multiple viewpoints and a range of show business experience to the judges’ table. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll spend $10 for a Diet Coke! Image Credit: Pole Fitness Congleton Cheshire   2. A Pole Lotta Love A concurrently airing spin-off of The Pole Package following a former/current contestant’s search for true love. Each...

Five Kickstarter Campaigns That Aren’t Too Far Away [Friday 5er] May10

Five Kickstarter Campaigns That Aren’t Too Far Away [Friday 5er]

1. Supermodel Fallen On Hard Times International Model Adriana Verladelia needs your help! As a widely sought after supermodel she does not get out of bed for less than $5000 a day. However, with the recent economic downturn and companies cutting back in various ways, Adriana is in desperate...

May 3-5, 2013 [Procrastinate on This!]

Before we get into this weekend’s procrastination, I’d like to bid a very fond farewell to our top nerd, Amy Robinson. Our Blogumnist Editor is stepping back from FaN to concentrate on finishing her book, but she will still be with us in spirit, comments, and her own blogumn, “Tall Drink of Nerd.” Thank you so very much, dearest Amy, for the last two years. We will miss you terribly. And, please extend a hearty welcome to our new Blogumnist Editor, Joshua Mauldin. Josh is awesome in every way, and we’re beyond happy to have him on the team. And, one last change, I’ve got a second fiction book, THE AWESOME...

April 26-28, 2013 [Procrastinate on This!]

Well, your first nominee for the worst day of the  year has to happen sometime, and that time was this past Tuesday for me. It started out with me getting into a costly early morning, insurance-raising car accident with an egg truck (yes, seriously, I managed to get hit by a truck carrying eggs), and ended with my MIL getting taken to the hospital for what turned out to be congestive heart failure. Everyone’s safe and back at home now, but man, what a sucky week. So since we can’t share a drink, let’s share some procrastination balm. 1. The screen grabs of what happened after a popular comedian sent out this tweet are...

Ryan Reynolds, Day Jobs, and Squares!

Heyo! If you’re coming to this page from our home site, you’ll notice that we’re working on a new look for Fierce and Nerdy. So if you see something, you absolutely love, can’t stand, or feel is missing, please let us know. We hope to have the new design all firmed up...

Procrastinate on This! [Friday Edition]

“No one ever erected a statue in honor of a critic.” Whenever I hear that quote from now on, I’ll think of Roger Ebert, who finished this lifetime yesterday and should definitely have a statue put up in honor of his brilliant, brilliant mind. I wish he could have stayed with...

Dreamers, Kick-Assers, and Zafty Bookwrights “Like” to Pro...

Whatta week! I’ve been cleared for exercise and I’m doing a No Sugar Detox until April, so I’ve been ping-ponging between lots of energy and focus and … well, something akin to non-specific rage. Basically, it’s like going through withdrawal, but meanwhile...

Mulan, Rejected Writers, and the Bacterial Life Inside Your Body Like ...

I can’t believe my first week back from maternity leave has already passed! Today I’m finishing up the first copyedit of my second book, THE AWESOME GIRL’S GUIDE TO DATING EXTRAORDINARY MEN: a novel (click through to pre-order), and I’m also gearing up for my first...

Ernessa T. Carter Likes to Procrastinate on This!

Heyo! I’m back! I’m back! And so very happy to be so. Reading nerdy tidbits just ain’t the same without you, dearest readers, and numerical aggregation. Also, I’m back just in time for Woman’s History Month, so a whole lot of fun is about to be had — if...

Procrastinate on This! [Friday Edition]

Hello! Hello, Wonderful People! If I sound a bit more chipper than usual, that’s because I’ll most likely be getting my sitting up privileges back on Monday, when I’ll be 36 weeks pregnant. Huzzah! The only nice thing about being forced to lie down almost 24/7 is gaining...

Procrastinate on This! [Holiday Edition]

We are soooo excited about presenting our Best of/Worst of 2012 lists over the next couple of weeks, but until then, here’s a whole bunch of holiday procrastination. Happy Holidays! 1. Religious folks rejoice and non-religious folks frown. As it turns out, writing Xmas doesn’t...

People with Better Than Good Hair Love to Procrastinate on This!

So this week, there’s awesome news and bad news. The bad news is that I’m on modified bed rest and hating every moment of it. Last night I had a dream about walking around the mall. I was so happy, then I woke up. 9 more weeks, ya’ll… But the AWESOME news is that not...

It’s Thanksgiving, Shouldn’t You Be Procrastinating on Thi...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Technically we’re off, getting our tummy and shopping gobble gobble on until next Monday, but you know I couldn’t leave you without some form of procrastination to get you through the long holiday weekends. I love you too much for that, boo! 1. Here’s a...

Book Nerds Just Love to Procrastinate on This! [BOOK WEEK II]

Alas, we’ve reached the end of another BOOK WEEK. It’s been oh-so-fun and I can’t  wait to do it again next spring when my own book comes out. Also, we’re off next week for Thanksgiving, but will be back in the brightest of nerdy holiday spirit when we return on...

Before BOOK WEEK II, We Like to Procrastinate on This!

Super quick because 1) I’m on deadline, or as I’ve been calling it while turning down invites, writer prison, and 2) Book Week II starts next Monday, and you know how chatty I get during Book Week — aka my favorite two times of the year here at Fierce and Nerdy. 1. I would...

Happy Socialist Moms, Midnight’s Children, and People Who Drink ...

Whatta week! Whatta week! Election! Deadlines! And one whammy of a Hurricane! Dude, I think we all could use a big chunk of procrastination right now. 1. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. If you’re a parent, especially one who prefers to work outside of the home,...

Procrastinate on This! [Halloween 2012 Edition]

Oh guys, before we tackle the scary stuff, let me just thank you profusely for the outpouring of love and comments since yesterday’s pregnancy announcement. I’m very lucky to know all of you online and off, and you’ve truly made my entire month. But enough about that. Did...

DeLorean Watches, Payday Loan Sharks, and Cloned Dinosaurs Were All Sp...

So after saying over and over again that I wasn’t going to dress up this Halloween … I’m dressing up. I’m just hoping my daughter won’t be too freaked out by my bearded Lady fortune teller ensemble. We’ll see. But what are you dressing up as this Halloween?...

Ampersands, Autonomous Cars, and Awkward Black Girls Much Prefer Procr...

1. No, I could not be more excited about Issa Rae from MISADVENTURES OF AN AWKWARD BLACK GIRL and Shonda Rhimes getting together to make a TV show called, I HATE LA DUDES. Why can’t it be Fall 2013 now???? Squee!!!! [Jezebel] 2. THE COLOR PURPLE, aka my favorite book of all time is now...

Daleks, McRib Lovers, and Both Tegan and Sara Prefer to Procrastinate ...

1. The trailer for the erotic Lithuanian film, VANISHING WAVES is both NSFW and mind blowing. I haven’t gone to see a film just to look it at for quite a while, but this strange little story just might qualify for the honor. [i09] 2. Why is there a Fifty Shades magazine? Apparently...

Solar System Lollipops, Black Heathcliff, and Compatible Daters All Li...

1. The founders of Paragraph, a membership writing space in NYC are considering opening a branch out here. Yes, please, please, please do! And fellow L.A. writers, take this short survey, so the founders can know what L.A. Writers are looking for. [GalleyCat] 2. Apparently the Carnegie Mellon...

This Labor Day Weekend Why Not Procrastinate on This?

Happy Labor Day Weekend, all! In celebration, we will be … well, not working. So until next Tuesday, here’s a bunch of stuff to procrastinate on while you’re also hopefully not working. 1. This advice for fixing your novel seems like it would really work, especially for a...

The Kardashian Calculator, Florissant Missouri, Fall TV and Precocious...

1. A “Kardashian” is a unit of measure representing 72 days of marriage. So I’ve been married 26.13 Kardashians! Click through to see how many Kardashians you’ve been married. [Kardashian Calculator] 2. Delia Hauser, who planned my baby shower (which was called the “best...

Sexy Writing, Fall Movies, and Piranha Scissors All Have Been Sighted ...

1. Who doesn’t love a nerdy fall movie preview? Myself — well, I’m most looking forward to LOOPER, CLOUD ATLAS, LIFE OF PI, RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, THE MASTER, BRANDED, and yes, I’ll admit it, TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PT. 2. Check out the full list and let us know what...

Procrastinate on This — Halloween Edition [BEST OF FaN]

It was so amazing to see my home team win the World Series while surrounded by family. Also, I’m still a little fearful of swimming pools since watching the video for DYE’s “Fantasy,” so being the lovely person that I am, I figured it would be a great idea to re-run it...

Procrastinate on This! – The End of Summer Edition [BEST OF FaN]

My supposed break from Procrastinate on This (I think I lasted three whole months before I took it back over), some great advice for living your life well, a Chipolte ad which nearly turned me vegetarian, and yes, I’m still obsessed with the idea of Tayari Jones writing her next novel...

MFA Grads with Business Sense, People Who Can’t See Typos, and B...

1. Though, I really enjoyed my experience getting an MFA, this is a very good argument about why MFA programs shouldn’t be only about craft. Learning the business of writing is just as important as craft. Actually it’s more important. There are only a handful of authors who manage...

George Lucas, Marathon Runners, and Jem and the Holograms Will Certain...

About to head out on a road trip, so I’ll have to make this super-quick. But just wanted to say that like many of my fellow writers, I was devastated to hear about the passing of Nora Ephron. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY remains my favorite romantic comedy of all time, and I consider her a...

The Next Generation Dream Reboot Cast, Carly Rae Jepson, and Black Dyn...

1. I love that Helena Andrews is trying to set up her 60yo mom, with another writer’s mom. I’ve said it before, but writers are the best. Or the worst. Really, it depends on the situation. But in this case, it’s absolutely the best. [xoJane] 2. Today in your moment of NSFW...

Oh, Do Fathers Love to Procrastinate on This!

Heyo! Happy Father’s Day to all the nerd dads. Keep on doing that geeky thing you do. Your kids might not appreciate it now … or ever, but just keep in mind the most important part of parenting is being as embarrassing as possible, especially around their friends and potential...

Django, M.A.C. Press-On Nails, Baby Cells, and Curly Bangs Have All Be...

1. Of all the things I’ve had to overcome, dealing with the “noise in my head” has been my greatest obstacle. No wonder this Seth Godin post particularly resonated with me: It’s not all in your head But part of it is. We spend an enormous amount of time trying to get...

Fathers, Corn Syrup, Camp NaNoWriMo, and Unbeatable Evil Overlords All...

So, I’m headed out to see SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMEN this weekend, and that’s about it. Is anyone else feeling like we might have already seen the best movie of the summer in THE AVENGERS? Ah well, at least we have this big batch of procrastination to get us through another...

D’Angelo, Loki, Couture Stationary, “Not-So-Nice” Ni...

Soooo much procrastination today, so let’s get right to it! 1. An interesting reminder that it’s not fun to get objectified — even if you’re a man. Apparently, this is part of the reason for D’Angelo’s decline — that along with substance abuse issues,...

Momtagonists, Mindy Kaling, and the Eye of Horus All Procrastinate on ...

Wassup-wassup-wassup! Just wanted to say Happy Mother’s Day to all the nerdy moms out there, before I open up this big ol’ batch of procrastination for ya. 1. Just in time for Mother’s Day, The Mary Sue is celebrating “Momtagonists,” including Elastigirl from THE...

Steampunk Optimus Prime, Alfred E. Neuman, Married Folks on the Brink ...

1. I loved this round-up of the 30 Nerdiest MAD Magazine Covers from the last sixty years. As one might imagine, there have been quite a few. It was hard for me to pick just one for the featured image. But in the end my enduring love for STAR TREK IV won out. [Topless Robot] 2. This Steampunk...

Time-Travelers, 2012′s Biggest Sci-fi Movies, Asteroid Miners, a...

1. Oh my dear gosh, summer is looking bleak TV-wise for sci-fi and fantasy. We can look forward to the return of shows like TRUE BLOOD, WILFRED, BREAKING BAD, and WAREHOUSE 13; and make do with FALLING SKIES and ALPHAS; but everything else looks truly suck-tacular. [i09's Ultimate Guide to...

Elizabeth Bennet, the Jeffersons, and the World’s Most Downloade...

Okay, I’m on deadline (yes, again), so I’m going to have to make this super-quick like a bunny. 1. By most accounts, I’m a pretty happy (if insanely chatty) drunk. So while I found this explanation of what makes some people happy and some people belligerent drunks...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

1. This writing advice from C.S. Lewis (who wrote the very first book that ever sent me into a complete book thrall, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE), is both excellent and still “write” on-point. [io9] a. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

Greetings from Charlottesville, VA, where I’m taking part in the VA Festival of the Book, but mostly ensconcing myself in a hotel room for five days, so that I can finally catch up. Other than missing my family terribly, it is awesome. Especially the part where I subsist on packaged...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

1. WARNING: Do not, not, NOT look at this SeaWorld penguin cam unless you want to lose at least 20 minutes. We made the mistake of showing it to our daughter right before bedtime, and immediately got sucked into a group thrall, from which we weren’t released until a penguin accidentally...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

In lieu of an apology for not being around much online or off the last three weeks, I’ll just post this (slightly edited) email that I sent our co-editor, Amy Robinson, this morning: My inbox is currently FUBAR [...] Last big deadline of the season is on Saturday and then, I’m...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition

1. If you ever wanted to see vaginas dressed up as superheroes, go’on ahead and click through. I’d say NSFW, but if anyone’s looking at your computer screen closely enough to actually tell what these are, they deserve to see what they see. [The Mary Sue] 2. “Do you...

Procrastinate on This! [Valentine's Day Edition]

So I’m coming out from underneath a crushing February 15th deadline (seriously, who contractually obligates somebody to turn in a project on the day after Valentine’s Day — and what sucker writer agrees to it??? Me, that’s who. [sad face]), to bring you this special,...

Procrastinate on This! [Friday Edition]

Happy Super Bowl Weekend! We’re all cheering for the N.Y. Giants, right? Tebow crushing aside, I just can’t see myself cheering for the Patriots. But either way, I hope you all have lots of french onion dip, chicken wings, and beer while watching all the clever ads on Sunday,...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

1. Trying to figure out how I could love this Spanish short, which deals with two gay Stormtroopers forced to hide their relationship, more. But I’ve got nothing. [i09] 2. My first cry of the week came courtesy of this less than 7-minute short, which documents the history of the Gay...

Procrastinate on This! [Martin Luther King Edition]

1. So next Monday is my birthday. It’s also the day we celebrate Martin Luther King’s Birthday, which is technically January 15th, but celebrated as a federal holiday the third Monday of every January come rain or come shine. Maybe once every four years or so, our birthdays...

Procrastinate on This! [Friday Edition]

Hulloo, Party People! First of all, did you miss us or are we doing something super-right? Because we’re having one of our best hits weeks ever here at dear old FaN. So thank you, thank you, thank you for all the love. 2012 is already off to a fantastic start. Other than that, I just...

Procrastinate on This! [Happy Holidays!]

Oh guys, I miss you SO bad already! Two whole weeks. What am I going to do without you? But no worries, we won’t be completely gone. We’ll be doing year-end round-ups all the way 1. Well, I’ve been very vocal about how I feel in regards to rodentia of any kind. This...

Procrastinate on This! [Friday Edition]

1. Amazing writing advice from Tayari Jones: “Here is an easy suggestion to amp up the language in your story.  Use your “find” function on your word processor and look for the following words– NEVER, ALWAYS, EVERYBODY, NOBODY, NO ONE, EVERYBODY, NOTHING, EVERYTHING.  You think you are...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

1. Got a few nerds on your holiday gift list? Well we’re going to be featuring a of ton of gift ideas in the month to come. But if you want to get all your shopping down like right now, then check out this one. [i09's Ultimate Futuristic Gift Guide for 2011] 2. I love, love, love these...

Procrastinate on This! [BOOK WEEK 2 Edition]

First, thanks so much for celebrating our 4th super-fierce-and-nerdy BOOK WEEK! We can’t wait to do this again next summer. Til then, here’s a ton of bookish procrastination to tide you over… 1. Salon did a great article on African-American fantasy writers, which includes,...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

1. 10 (fairly easy) zen habits that will make parenting easier for you. [The Rules of Effortless Parenting] 2. If you want to get a better night sleep, consider putting your smart phone in another room. I’m going to try this next week, but truth be told, I’m already starting to...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition

Hello Friends, I know you’ve been waiting all week for this, so I won’t dilly-dally. Ahem, you’re Friday chunk of procrastination… 1. God, I wish I’d had the mammaries to do something like this during my Sunday School days. [FailBlog] 2. Don’t be afraid of...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition .

Hey-o, Before I break out this big ol’ batch of procrastination that I made especially for you, friendly reminder that if you’re in the L.A. area, we’d love you to see you at our Fierce and Nerdy Happy Hour tonight. Get all the deets HERE. 1. People who believe they are...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [T.E.'s Back]

Hello, hello again. I’m back!  I know you must have missed me in this space terribly this summer. What was that? You didn’t even notice I’d left? And did somebody just yell, “Bring back ETC?” Why, I’ve never… Seriously though, here’s your weekly...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

Hello, hello, from Sunny St. Louis! I’m soooo excited about tomorrow’s book event, but not so excited, that I don’t have a big old batch of procrastination for you today. Good priorities — I has them. 1. Apparently the more educated you are, the more you spend on...

Procrastinate on This! [Friday Edition]

Hey Guys, About to rush over for my #litchat on Twitter, but I didn’t want to leave you hanging without any procrastination for the work day. So if you can’t make the #litchat, here’s something else to do while you’re not doing something else: 1. Just in case you...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

As you’re reading this, I’m recording a sure-to-be-awesome debut novel podcast with Ryan Dixon for ScriptShark. So do stay tuned for details about that, as we’ll be giving away a few copies of the 32 CANDLES paperback to some lucky listeners. Meanwhile, please enjoy this big...

Procrastinate on This [Friday Edition]

Hey-o, By the time you read this, I’ll be up in the air, hurtling toward the National Book Club Conference in Atlanta. So many authors that I’ve book reported on are going to be there, including Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Carleen Brice, Helena Andrews, and just yesterday, Tayari Jones....

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition: March 4, 2011 [BEST OF FaN]

Heya, I’ve gotta bounce for a weekend of … well, nothing much. But ya’ll don’t want hear me, ya’ll just want to dance … with this weekend’s chunk of procrastination. So here you go: 1. I was just complaining the other day that we don’t roll...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition: February 4, 2011 [BEST OF FaN]]

I think there might be some type of gaming event on this weekend. I’m not sure what it is, since no one’s really been talking about it this week. I might go do a deep internet search on the topic to see if I can dig up any information on this mostly ignored event, but first...

Procrastinate on This: July 4th Weekend Edition

Hello Dearest, Just wanted to get a few things out of the way, before we get into this week’s big batch of procrastination. Our last for a while, since the blog is going on vacation for the next couple of weeks. 1) On July 15th, we’ll be naming the 14 winners of a $25 32 CANDLES...

Procrastinate on This! BOOK WEEK Edition

Hey-o, It’s me, Ernessa. I’m taking PoT! Friday back over for most of the summer — you know why, right? Right? Of course you do. It’s because the 32 CANDLES paperback releases next week, so that means you have to put up with me schilling again. So… I’ll be...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [Week 24 of 2011]

Well, obviously I’m going to go see GREEN LANTERN this weekend, but other than that, I’m also putting together all of my posts for BOOK WEEK 1, which pops off next Monday. So do join us for that, as it’s going to be a whole container of awesome sauce. Meanwhile, here’s...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [Week 23 of 2011]

You know, I have have no idea what SUPER 8 is about other than a train derailment and a mysterious predator (from outer space?), but I’m excited to see it. Mainly, because I feel Kyle Chandler would want me to and I’ve watched a little too much FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS to abandon him...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [June 3, 2011]

Before we get into the good stuff, can I just say that X-MEN: FIRST CLASS has been receiving excellent reviews (88% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing), and that has me excited. Because let’s face it, the only really good movie that’s come out this summer so far is...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [May 27, 2011]

Wassup Kids! So how sad is it that both of this weekends tentpole movies are both sequels I have absolutely no interest in seeing? So this Memorial Day weekend, in between making myself a sad little bratwurst on my George Foreman grill, I’ll probably be heading to the indieplex to take...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [May 20, 2011

Hey Kids, So I’m going to give PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 a chance. I don’t have high hopes, but I also don’t have anything else to watch this weekend, so … yeah, basically I’m just counting down to Memorial Day when I’ll get to enjoy both barbecue and...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [May 13, 2011]

What’s crack-a-lackin’ kids? You know it must be summer movie season, b/c instead of my maybe-one-movie-a-month, I’ve got plans to see both PRIEST and BRIDESMAIDS this weekend. What’s doin, yo? Oh, what’s that you say? You have plans that involve other people and...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [April 29, 2011]

Hey Kids, Nothing much happening this weekend, just kind of waiting for THOR to kick off the official summer movie season. I’m also waiting for five o’clock. Here’s a whole bunch of stuff to procrastinate with while you wait for five o’clock, too. 1. Sally Hogshead...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [April 8, 2011]

So it’s Friday, and I’m super-exciting, so that means I have a very hard decision to make regarding my social plans. Should I go see HANNA by myself or SOURCE CODE by myself? Hmm… Well, while I chew over that, why don’t the rest of you just go on ahead and...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [April 1, 2011]

Do you guys do April Fools Day? Well, Ernessa and I gravely discussed doing something more than changing the current mood photo this year, and well … as you can see, unlike Zack Bunker, we’re way too lazy for April Fools hijinks. But how about you? Are you usually the one pulling...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [March 25, 2011]

Finally SUCKER PUNCH weekend is here. I’m going to go see it this afternoon, so I’ll be procrastinating in the theater as your read this. But the rest of you should feel free to procrastinate on the below, then go see SUCKER PUNCH after you do. Happy Viewing. 1. Friendly reminder,...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [March 18, 2011]

So I might leave the house to catch PAUL this weekend, but other than that, it’ll be another weekend spent indoors. Really March was just one long water tread til SUCKER PUNCH, which won’t be hitting theaters until next week, so let the thumb twiddle continue. Meanwhile I’ll...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [March 11, 2011]

What’s up, weekend rockers? I just got edits back from my agent, so I’m planning to spend the next few months of weekends rewriting my novel. Being a hermit by nature, I’m really excited to have an excuse not to go out. But maybe you’ve got better weekend plans? If so,...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition: February 18, 2011

What’s up everybody. Anybody else got a three-day weekend on the table. If so, how do you plan to spend it. I might watch RuPaul Drag Race, since right now it might be the best sci-fi on television. I kid, I kid … sort of. 1. For the sake of good math is it time to get rid of pi...

Procrastinate on This: Valentine’s Day Weekend Edition [February 11, 2...

Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year, but we’re assuming that you’ll all be celebrating or lamenting this weekend, so here’s a special edition of PoT filled with both pro and anti Valentine’s stuff for you, b/c we’ve drank both the kool-aid and haterade...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [January 28, 2011]

So … anyone else planning to spend the weekend watching Season 1 of HOT IN CLEVELAND, b/c Jersey Joe recommended it so highly? No? Just me? Whatever, here’s your weekend’s worth of proscrastination. 1. Published authors and hope-to-be-published authors (like me) might find...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [January 21, 2011]

Hey, what’s up. T.E. here, finally getting my act together and turning in these special-edition PoTs. It only took three weeks and that’s a personal “getting my act together” record, so yeah, I’m feeling a little proud of myself right now. 1. Good news for all...

Procrastinate on This! Last of 2010

Oh guys, I have had so much fun procrastinating with you this year, and I look forward to doing so again in 2011. Till then here’s one last chunk of procrastination to get you through the weekend. Oh, and do make sure to come back next Monday for our two week round-up of the Best and...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [December 10, 2010]

Sooooo much to do today, but I am side-eyeing a matinee of the new Harry Potter movie, so we’ll see. What are you all up to this weekend? I assume parties, parties, and more parties. Ah, the holidays! But before you move on to your fabulous weekends, do procrastinate on the below…...

Procrastinate on This! Bye-Bye BOOK WEEK 2! [December 3, 2010]

Oh! I’m so sorry to see BOOK WEEK 2! end. It feels like it went by soooo fast. But there’s always next year. Until then, do enjoy this special BOOK WEEK 2! edition of Procrastinate on This! 1. I loved this list of Worst Television Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books....

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [November 19, 2010]

Ugh, we’re in the process of moving. And I must say that the only thing I dislike about being in a family unit as opposed to single is the moving bit. It used to take me three hours tops to move. Now it takes two weeks and a couple of outside services to get us into a new place. Ah...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [November 12, 2010]

Good news and bad news. Bad news first: Yesterday I had my last non-L.A. book event of 2010. Good news: I’ll no longer be whining about how busy I am like every other blog. Here’s a whole bunch of procrastination to celebrate… 1. Ah, sweet! This couple has been married for...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [November 5, 2010]

Some house business: we’re only 8 reviews away from my 100 review goal. If you want a 32 CANDLES t-shirt, then leave a review on Amazon, and email me your address and size (S,M,L, or XL) at etc at 32candles.com and I’ll send you one out. This is the last batch of 32 CANDLES...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition [Happy Halloween 2010]

So obviously I won’t be procrastinating at all this weekend. Not only do I have my self-imposed deadline to finish the first rewrite of my second women’s fiction novel by November 1, but I’m also gearing up for the Circle of Sisters Book Club tomorrow in good ol’ NYC,...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [October 15, 2010]

I’m looking soooo forward to the 32 CANDLES Q&A at Writing Pad tonight. And I’ve been really good with the Weight Watchers points this week, so salted caramel cupcakes will be eaten without guilt. This I decree! But before all that, let’s get our procrastination on,...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [October 8, 2010]

So I actually don’t have any plans this weekend, which feels weird to say the least … But what are you up to this weekend, I mean other than procrastinating on this: 1. Our own resident sex therapist, Dr. Miro, appears in this month’s Women’s Health Magazine with a...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [Oct. 1, 2010]

Just in case you didn’t know, it’s Banned Book Week, and a bunch of us authors are getting together to read passages from our favorite Banned Books at the Santa Monica Library on Saturday (you know who called dibs on THE COLOR PURPLE, right?). More info can be found HERE. And some...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [Sept. 24, 2010]

I’m at Smith right now, doing a little bit of research and staging a mini writing retreat, so once again, no procrastination for me this week. But do feel free to help yourself when the boss isn’t looking. 1. I have always said that if I had to be an actor, I’d want to be a...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [September 17, 2010]

So I’ve a weekend of catching up to do before I head to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, for the next 32 CANDLES book event on my impromptu book tour (deets HERE). So excited to get back to the Burgh!!! But sadly, no time to procrastinate. So please quaff this extra-big dose of procrastination...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition [Sept. 9, 2010]

I’ve got a ton to do before I head to DC next week for the first stop on my impromptu book tour (deets HERE), so I’ve sadly no time to get a good procrastination on. But please avail yourself of this big batch of procrastination in my stead. 1. I loved Author Tayari Jone’s...

Procrastinate on This! August 20, 2010 [Friday Edition]

So I’ve got a ton of stuff to do before we leave for Hawaii tomorrow, but I’m hoping that you can take some time out of your busy day to procrastinate on this. Cheers! 1. When I saw these dresses made out of balloons, I immediately thought of Katy Perry. [LikeCool] 2. According to...

Procrastinate on This! Friday Edition

I, for one, am trying not to procrastinate too much today, since I have A LOT to do if I want to complete all of my summer time goals by September 1st. But I hate the thought of anyone stuck at work, having to do actual, you know, work, so here’s a big old chunk of procrastination for...

Procrastinate on This: Friday Edition

I have a PACKED Friday. We’re getting AT&T U-verse, running about a thousand errands, on top of my usual writing session. Site note, if you have any suggestions for our upcoming redesign, please let us know. We love our readers and want to improve you’re experience when...