CHARLIE’S ANGELS, PERSON OF INTEREST, PRIME SUSPECT Reviews: Fal...

Can you say more drama for your mama? Due to a recording conflict at my BFF’s house (I spent the night there before heading to upstate New York for a wedding in a field), I wasn’t able to see  NBC’s much-hyped sitcom, WHITNEY. But all the new fall dramas that popped off...

THE SECRET CIRCLE Review: Fall TV 2011 [Worth Watching?]

Last night, I channeled my inner-teenager to watch the latest series in CW’s popular YA-book-to-TV-show formula. How did it go? Well, teen me didn’t exactly squee. Here’s my report on the THE SECRET CIRCLE: Overview A newly orphaned Cassie, returns to her mother’s...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [April 29, 2011]

Friendly Reminder, if you haven’t yet answered the 5 simple questions in the 32 CANDLES Marketing survey, I’d be muy grateful if you got on that now. That all solicited, let’s get into our terrific week at FaN: 1. I thought I had given up most to all of my slightly southern...

No FaN Notes [Hello Friday]

Ugh! After my triumphant comeback last week, I find myself w/o time to write a proper  FaN Note and still get the thousand things done that I need to get done this weekend, including a Hollywood meeting, teaching a Writing Pad Class, getting my life in order before I have to go on bedrest for...

Not Pregnant [No Hello Friday Again]

So we found out on Wednesday that our transfer did not succeed. I’m not pregnant and we’re down to our two last eggs. My hopes are not high, but they reman alive and in some situations that’s the most one can ask for. I am beginning to see bizarre silver linings in the...

Good News and Bad News [Hello Friday]

So the bad news is that there will be no FaN Notes today, b/c I’m swamped, with the last round of copy edits for my second novel. The good news is that I won’t be swamped next week, because I’m sending the second novel off to my agent today. The even better news is that...

IVF Part Tres Update [No Hello Friday]

So instead of getting “Hello Friday” in last night, I went to see a private screening of YOUR HIGHNESS with the hubby. And, woo hoo, we’re going to to see SUCKER PUNCH this afternoon. As you might have surmised by the two date movies in a row (wild behavior for parents!),...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [Week 11 of 2011]

Oh guys, I am just exhausted. Finishing up this side project and looking forward to going into copy edits on the second novel next week. Getting closer to multiple finish lines, and it’s really beginning to feel like I’m typing this while coming up on the last leg of a marathon....

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [Week 10 of 2011]

I’m still behind on my big secret side project, which I can’t tell you about yet. But I promise, I will start hacking away at these emails as soon as I can. Meanwhile check out my thoughts on this (rather fantastic) week at FaN. 1. Kelli, I’m actually really good at keeping...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [Week 8 of 2011]

Can I ask you this? How are we already two months into 2011? Isn’t that the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever heard? It seriously feels like I was just making my New Year’s resolutions like a week ago. But then again, I’m already regretting not putting “keep your...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [Week 7 of 2011]

Hi Guys, Finally bringing this feature back this week, so Happy Belated Valentine. 1. I love that Eric Sims loves love. A lot of people complain about married people being smug, but I agree with Eric that love is actually a great equalizer. We all have access to it and we all have the ability...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes and Writing Pad Event [Week 2 of 2011]

Hello Dearest! Before we get into our fantastic week at Fierce and Nerdy, I just wanted to reminded you that I’ll be talking AND signing books TONIGHT at this Writing Pad event, along with Janelle Brown (ALL WE EVER WANTED IS EVERYTHING), Attica Locke (BLACK WATER RISING) and Ron...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes & Programming Message

So we’ve come to the time of the year, when my husband gets not one, but two whole weeks off and we spend that time doing stuff that doesn’t involve the internet. But not to worry. Last year when I went to Hawaii for two weeks as opposed to feeding the content dragon, we got a few...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [December 10, 2010]

What a heckuva week. I finally got back to writing and oh um … I cut off all my hair again. “How short?” you ask? Well, did you know me in college?  Yeah, that short. I know, I know, “Why did you cut off all your hair???” But I’m sure you already know what...

Hello Friday: 10 DAYS TO MORE CONFIDENT PUBLIC SPEAKING by Lenny Lasko...

So I thought I’d end BOOK WEEK 2 with the book that —  let’s face it — has probably helped me more than any other in my book promotion journey. It’s a plain little volume and doesn’t take long to read. So here are my thoughts on 10 DAYS TO MORE CONFIDENT...

Hello Friday: November 15-19, 2010 [FaN Notes]

I’ve had a pretty amazing week in that I gave my last book event speech of 2010, finished the second draft of THE AWESOME GIRLS GUIDE TO DATING EXTRAORDINARY MEN, received fantastic baby news from my copy editor/friend, began a new project (which I’ll tell you about after...

Hello Friday: Blame Delia Hauser for No Hello Friday

I ain’t going lie, ya’ll. We got to running our mouths in the Apartment Therapy-featured living room below. So now no time for Hello Friday, before I head off for my radio interview. But if you have any interest in what will probably be the coolest DIY wedding in the history of...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes November 5, 2010

Whatta week! I’m jetlagged, sick (more about that next week), and waaaaay behind. Basically my beloved FaN was the only thing that went right this week. So let’s talk about that, shall we? 1.  Like, my writing exchange partner, Gudrun, I’ve been in a funk all week. Wondering...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [Halloween Weekend 2010]

By the time you read this I’ll be on my way to NYC for Saturday’s Circle of Sisters Book Club. So hoping to see a bunch of you there. Meanwhile here are my thoughts about our super-terrific week at Fierce and Nerdy. 1. Like Michael Kass, I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. But...

Hello Friday: You Say Hello, I Say Goodbye

Sorry sweetlings, had to run home quick like a bunny to St. Louis unexpectedly. Will be back on Monday, but no Hello Friday or Procrastinate on This! today. Meanwhile, do, do, do avail yourself of FIERCE ANTICIPATION and “Kicking Back With Jersey Joe” which are both coming up...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [October 1, 2010]

Guys, guys, guys, sorry I’ve been so out-of-pocket this week. I have not had dependable internet access on my laptop since last Wednesday. CH found me in the fetal position yesterday when he came home from work and pulled a fix out of nowhere. Thank the deity, b/c I’m still not...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [Sept. 17, 2010]

Hey, hey, hey! Back from DC, and resting up for a bit before I hit the road again, starting with Pittsburgh on Sept. 22. Oh, Pittsburgh, it’s been six years too long. Can’t wait to see you again. But that all plugged, let’s talk about the good stuff — that’s...

Hello Friday: Merry Nerdy Christmas Betty… [FaN Favorites]

I still consider this post of my best moments of parenting so far… From December 25, 2009 Dearest Betty, Sometimes I wonder if you might want to be even a little bit cool when you grow up, and then I feel sorry for you because I know that you’ll be afraid to bring your popular-kid...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [August 20, 2010] [BEST OF FaN]

So first up, as I’ve been alluding to ever since we booked the trip back in June, the fam is headed down to Hawaii for some much-needed R&R for the next two weeks. But never fear, we’re not abandoning you. We’ll actually be having two weeks of re-runs with our FaN...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [August 13, 2010]

Hey-oh, unless things go terribly (which let’s face it, they totally could) I plan to debut a rad new dye job the next time I see you in this space. Ah, who am I kidding? Even if things go terribly, I’m still going to show you the results, so either way, definitely come back on...

Hello Friday: Highlights from the Road [FaN Notes]

I had what I’m fairly sure is going to be my last on-the-road book event of the summer at Artworks in Trenton last night. What a fantastic night of local art, food, and books (provided by the local independent bookstore, Classics Used & Rare Books). A ton of fun was also had at the...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes [July 16, 2010]

It was the best of weeks and the worst of weeks. No, seriously. A few of you have noticed that 32 CANDLES is not available in eBook form any longer. Why? Well, long story short, folks messed up and sent in the e-version without the last chapter. Yes, you read that right. I didn’t find...

Hello Friday: Time, Time, Time…

Thanks to the beauty of having a large family that has no problem with showing up to a book event shockingly late, I ended up giving my 20 minute reading speech not once but twice, last night. At first I was furious that the majority of my family wasn’t there when I started my speech,...

Hello Friday: 32 CANDLES Edition Pt. 1 [This Week's 32 CANDLES ASK]

Mark this date on your calendar: July 5. That’s when things will go back to normal here at Fierce and Nerdy. We’ll bring back your daily Procrastinate on This!, Thought Chuck, and One More Thing, and everything will be back to normal. Til then, whatta week, whatta week! 1. Thanks...

Hello Friday: THE KARMA CLUB by Jessica Brody [Book 23 of 2010]

So obviously I’m still behind on my goal of 25 books before my own book comes out, but I’m going to make it, so come back this weekend, to see two more book reviews before we launch our new THEN and NOW series next week. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this series....

Hello Friday: Fierce Thoughts

Big congrats to our last T-shirt winner of the week, Nina Feldman. Now, if you want a t-shirt, then you definitely want to pre-order a book NOW. We’re only giving away six more t-shirts before June 22nd, so if you want to get entered to win. Pre-order the book and let me know that you...

Hello Friday: FaN’s Biggest Fan [Fierce Thoughts]

Well, well, well, after a week of winners as far flung as Boston, St. Louis, New Jersey, and even China, we finally bring it home to good ole LA with today’s winner, Debra Barlow from “Two Cats and a Baby.” Friendly reminder to pre-order my book and let me know that you did,...

Hello Friday: FaN Notes

Big Congrats to today’s T-shirt winner, JaniceZ from “Sew Girly.” She pre-ordered 32 CANDLES, let me know that she did, and now she’s going to be rocking her own 32 CANDLES t-shirt this summer. What! Other than that, here are my thoughts for the week. 1. I agree with...

Hello Friday: FaN Thoughts [T-32 DAYS]

So as you might have noticed by looking at our current mood pic, there are now only 32 Days left until the official release of 32 CANDLES. I’ve got a butterfly pavillion installation going up in in my stomach and it will probably stay there until the end of summer. But I’m also so...

Hello Friday: Random Thoughts and Thursday’s T-Shirt Winner!

Oh, hey lookee here. We’ve got out first male T-Shirt winner in Howard Leder from Los Angeles. Congrats, Howard! Jealous? No need to be. If you want to win your own 32 CANDLES T-shirt, just pre-order my book from any online or offline vendor, let me know (in comments, by Facebook, or...

Hello Friday: Fierce Thoughts [FaN Review]

Well, four days into my week without childcare, my MIL came home early due to a serious gaffe with her Cher tickets on Harrah’s part. So boo that she didn’t get to see the legendary Cher in concert, but yay, that she’s already back. That all cheered, here are my thoughts for...

Hello Friday: Fierce Thoughts [FaN Review]

Before I get into the rest of my thoughts for the week, I want to point out that I’ve asked you deeply philosophical questions, I’ve poured my heart out to you about worries that keep me up at night, I’ve written about writing in ways meant to be bother thought-provoking and...

Hello Friday: Fierce Thoughts [FaN Review]

Oh guys, whatta wonderful week to be a fierce nerd. Here are my thoughts. 1.  I literally had to drop Betty, poopie diaper and all, into her crib and run for the bathroom a couple of days ago, yet it never occurred to me to clear my bladder as soon as I heard Betty crying until our...

Hello Friday: Fierce Thoughts [FaN in Review]

Hey guys, for those of you who have asked offline about the current mood status, I’m anxious and still have trouble sleeping because I’m completing the last third of my rough draft and worried about the upcoming release of my novel. If I were being truthful, I’d leave the...

Hello Friday: Fierce Thoughts [Week in Random Thoughts]

I love that it’s getting warmer, but my sinuses are off-the-chain. It’s ridiculous and annoying to have all the symptoms of being sick: running nose, itchy throat, constant sneezing w/o actually being sick. But at least I have this awesome blog to keep me company. 1. I know that...

Hello Friday: Fierce (Yet Random) Thoughts for the Week

Well, I have all sorts of lovely plans for today, including venturing out to get some fancy grown-up business cards. But before that let’s look back on our very fierce, incredibly nerdy week. 1. I’ve been thinking about Michael Kass’s “moments of grace” theory...

Hello Friday: Random Thoughts for the Week

Hey Guys, so many changes this week. So good friends are leaving town for two years — one of the hazards of living in LA, it seems like friends move away all the time. Also, my husband’s work schedule has changed, for the better, since it means that he’ll have Fridays (as...

Hello Friday: Random Thoughts [Fierce Inspiration]

Hello there. Guess who finally figured out what to write about in this here spot? Moi. I wasn’t quite satisfied with Random Thoughts, but I don’t have the time to do Best Of Comments anymore, so I decided to combine the two, and do Random Thoughts on this week’s blogs....

Hello Friday: Five Random Thoughts for January 22, 2010

1. I am having the WORST week. Betty has a terrible head cold, our basement is flooding, my sinuses are acting up, and my weight has totally plateaued, which makes me really unmotivated to exercise. 2. I haven’t finished this week’s book yet for the reasons listed above. 3. I also...

Hello Friday: a,b,c,d,etc [Random Thoughts for the Week]

a. I finally found a blazer at The Lucky Brand store. It’s clever, b/c it’s made of sweatshirt material. I plan to wear it everywhere. b. CH asked me to pick the top 10 movies I would like to see for my birthday, and I could only come up with eight that I had any interest...

Hello Friday: Random Thoughts As We Go Into the Weekend

Sorry, guys, I’m going to have to abandon “Fiercest Nerds on the Block” b/c it was a little too time-consuming. I’m looking for something else to put in this space, so if you have any suggestions, let me have them. For now I’ll just go with some random thoughts...

Hello Friday: Merry Nerdy Christmas Betty…

Dearest Betty, Sometimes I wonder if you might want to be even a little bit cool when you grow up, and then I feel sorry for you because I know that you’ll be afraid to bring your popular-kid friends home for fear of them finding out about your nerdy lineage when they meet you’re...

Hello Friday: Rewriting and Drinking Lots of (Kona) Coffee

So you know I find it nigh near impossible to quit you guys for any real length of time. But alas, I’m going away for the holidays this year, and I have got to finish this rewrite of my novel, plus the hubby mentioned something about actually wanting our family to spend some time...

Guess the Random Lyric: You=3; Me=1

WonderfullyAwflRobin from “Wonderfully Awful” guessed correctly that yesterday’s lyric was from “Christmas in Hollis” by Run DMC. Apparently you people are Christmas freaks, b/c you’ve already won the week. But let’s finish this up anyway with 70s or...

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block [Nov. 13-19]

What an awesome week! Sami got her baby back on Days of Our Lives and Al Gore was on 30 Rock. Plus I’m in the middle of a really good book. Seriously could life be any better? HELLO FRIDAY re: FIERCE ANTICIPATION: November 13-15, in which Ryan Dixon dissed both 2012 and Cincinnati....

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block [November 9-12]

Wow, I’m not trying to say that I should flake more often, but this week’s numbers were WAY up. So big thanks for everybody who stopped by and chatted. Here are our Best ofs: PHILOSOPHICAL MONDAY re: Single White Nerd: A Nerd in Cougarland, in which Michael Kass near bout blinds...

Hello Friday: Gone Fishin!

And by fishing, I mean to the art museum. This is Liz’s and my last sister day b/f the hubby gets here, so we’re taking advantage of it with a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum and then Steak & Shake for lunch. Perfect, right? Sorry for the two-week skip, but we’ll...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block [October 9-15]

Wowzers! I’m not saying that I should have gotten my act together and blogged about Interracial Relationships a long time ago, but we did have our best week since I liveblogged my labor and delivery back in June. Go here to check out this week’s topic in our Month of Minefields...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block [Oct. 2-8]

Is it just me or was this a really crazy week at (1-year) ole Fierce and Nerdy. We had placenta bears, religion, and cemeteries and it ain’t even Halloween yet! But here are the best of the best comments from the week. HELLO FRIDAY re: Guess the Random Lyric [Friday], in which guest...

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block Sept. 14 – Oct. 1

Well, you might have noticed a change in my mood (picture) and yes, that means that I’ve finally finished my big HarperCollins rewrite. I could not be happier about this, and I’m super-excited to get back to the second novel, even if I’m not sure it will sell, since...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block [Sept. 18-24]

Good Gawd, mama’s tired. Miss Betty is calling herself trying to cut a tooth, and she has been letting us know that she’s not happy about this situation at various times in the morning for like two nights now. Not cool, man. Not cool. But at least the comments did us right this...

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block [Sept. 11-17]

So Patrick Swayze died this week and the new Jay Leno show started and Kanye West dissed Taylor Swift, therefore guaranteeing that he will continue to get invited to the VMA’s b/c he is act-a-fool ratings gold a great performer. We also had some awesome comments and quotes. Check...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block [Sept. 4 - 10]

Whatta week! We celebrated our 1-year blogoversary and as it turns out it now takes me more than a week to clean up real good for a big event, like this weekend’s Technical Emmys. But enough about that, let’s get into the best comments of the week: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block [August 31 - Sept. 3]

Wildfires, Beans, and Burning Man. Whatta week! And check out these comments: PHILOSOPHICAL MONDAY Go Stillers! in which we put forth a searing expose about grooming practices that produced dogs like the one featured above. Raoul: Wow, Polamalu really let himself go post season! OH,...

Procrastinate on This! Remembering John Hughes

Since the original title of my upcoming book was A Molly Ringwald Ending, it might be easy to guess that I was a huge — I mean HUGE fan of the John Hughes movies of the 80s. And I was just extremely sad when CH emailed me yesterday with the news of his untimely passing, due to a heart...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block July 31-August 6

Having written a book that somewhat revolves around the movie, Sixteen Candles, I’m still reeling from John Hughes death, but at least I have this week’s comments to give me comfort. HELLO FRIDAY re: FIERCE ANTICIPATION: July 31-August 2, in which Ryan Dixon confesses to cheating...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Blocks July 23-30

Just what is in Sauce Americaine and how should one properly spell “yay?” We’ve learned a lot this week at good ole Fierce and Nerdy. Check it out: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce Anticipation: July 24-26, in which Ryan Dixon told us the worst guinea pig story in the history of...

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block July 17-23

Hey guys! Whatta a week. And of course the comments were wonderful as usual. Check out our best of… HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy: Aliens vs. Ghosts, in which slpc asked us to compare the scariness and sexiness of ghosts and aliens. JessicaH: Not so scared of ghosts – not so...

Hello Friday: Fiercest Nerds on the Block July 10-16

Whatta week. CH got an Emmy nomination, and of course the comments were off the hook. Check ‘em out: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce Anticipation: July 10-12, in which Ryan Dixon made a case for Sheetz being the best convenience store in the history of ever. One reader/former employee agreed:...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block: June 26th – July ...

Cars for Hamsters, Jack v. Jill Jock Stats, Fame, and a Traveling Geek Show! That’s a pretty nerdy sampling of the week. And here’s more: HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy, in which slpc asked us to choose between Up and Down or Around… Justin_Time: Teacups = Upchucks. Give...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block: June 19-25

It’s been an epic week to be a guest editor: Star Wars, LOTR, 4th of July Embarrassments, and Baby Betty was born! A truly momentous week for FaN. HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy, in which slpc asked us to choose between Cupcakes and Brownies. AlysiaNichole: In my opinion, blondies are...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on The Block June 12-18

Oh, man, I’m leaving you in the more than capable hands of slpc next week, but I’m like already missing you guys super big time. But let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk about all these awesome comments. HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce Anticipation: June 12-14, in which Ryan...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block: May 29-June 4

Chinese English-speakers! North Korea! Pregnant Fish! And that’s just the stuff that didn’t make our “best of” comments. What a crazy week… HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy, in which slpc asked us to choose between movie soldiers and movie dinosaurs. (Thought)...

Hello, Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block May 22 – May 28

TGIF. I don’t know about you, but this week has been super-exhausting. Lots of work, lots of worry, and lots of sadness about the court’s decision not to overturn Prop 8. But at least we had great comments to keep us warm at night. HELLO FRIDAY Photo by Ariel Boston re: Fierce...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds On The Block (May 8-15)

Whatta week, whatta week! Spock, Rats, Responsible Procreation — you know, there’s an app for that… HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce OR Nerdy, in which slpc asked you to choose between Fierce (Wolverine) or Nerdy (Spock). cybele: I’m not sure how I feel about sci-fi...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block April 23-30

Hey guys! Make sure to stop in next week when one, possibly two HUGE announcements will be made re: your dedicated FaN editor. Oh, and if you haven’t weighed in on which photo I should get made into Michel Gondry sketch, please do so here, as I’m going by your results and sending...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block – April 9 – ...

I think this week’s FNotB comments can best be described as gross, metaphorical, hypothetical helpful and informative. HELLO FRIDAY re: Procrastinate on This!, in which we directed you to a post about two sisters not only eating placenta, but converting into a panini placenta sandwich...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block April 3 – 10

Wow, what a great week in comments! Sandwich-stealing thespians, awful couple pet names, and I suspect that one of our writers is actually in league with Tyson Anytizers. Investigation pending… HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce Anticipation: April 3-5, in which Ryan Dixon extolled the many...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block – March 27-April 3

Unemployment benefits, lipstick for little girls, and an April Fools Day PSA — it’s been quite a week here at Fierce and Nerdy. HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce Anticipation: March 27-29, in which Ryan Dixon hailed Duplicity as a great film that you all ought to see. Apparently, laura t...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block March 20-26

Man, it was hard to choose the best comments this week. Between America’s Best BBQ, Taylor Hicks’ Grease performance, and one of our bloggers going transcontinental, there were just so many. But here goes: HELLO FRIDAY re: Procrastinate on This! Bye-Bye BSG, Hello Mermen!, in...

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block (March 13-19)

This week we found out that FaN commentators are in hate with three things: mixed messages, AIG, and Baby Bangs. HELLO FRIDAY re: Fierce Anticipation, in which Ryan Dixon says that the Pittsburgh Pirates suck and basically backs it up with their record, which is so bad, they are literally...

Hello Friday: Milan Stitt and The Fiercest Nerds On The Block

My two favorite moments with Milan Stitt, the head of the CMU Dramatic Writing Program: Milan: Is you’re favorite color orange? Me: Yes. Milan: That’s what I thought. A woman’s favorite color is always what looks best on her. Mine is blue. Then he winked. Milan winked a lot....

Hello Friday: The Fiercest Nerds on the Block

Hey Guys! Thanks so much for your awesome responses to my Raising series. As you’ve probably sussed out by now, I kind of excel at worrying, but here’s the good news: when I’m feeling uncertain about raising biracial kids, intelligent girl(s) and confident chidren, I can...

Hello Friday: The End of the Second Trimester Honeymoon

So, I guess I should have been suspicious of the high-energy Tuesday morning that I had upon my return from St. Louis. I bounced to my car and then I had lunch with my husband, and then the fatigue hit. I came home, did a bunch of work, wrote, but by 10 o’clock, I was seriously dragging...

Hello Friday: Your Celebrity Doppelganger

So the weirdest thing has happened. Not one, but BOTH of the celebrities I kind of look alike are in a commercial together. Apparently, Target has decided to go a little deeper and charitable for Black History Month. They cast both India.Arie,  who I often got compared to back when I had...

Hello Friday: An Open Fan

This is a cross-post for Nate Barlow’s sports blog, Deep Into Sports So a friend of mine who attended USC and her fiancé, who attended UPenn got into a bit of an argument the other day. While he enjoys attending USC football games with her, he refuses to wear any USC gear or wave any...

Hello Friday: I Hate the Rain

There’s a certain contingent of Southern Californians that seem to get almost orgasmic when it rains. “I love the rain!” they insist. Or “Ooh, we really needed this rain. I’m so glad it’s here.” I, however, am not with that crowd. I hate rain, even...