Bipolar Women: The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me (and Catherine Zeta-Jo...

For a while, there was this Facebook thing going around where you were supposed to post your “doppelganger” as your profile pic – some famous person you physically resemble in some obvious-to-vague way. I was conflicted about whom to post as mine (as you can read here in my article Sarah...

Part Two: Why New Year’s Eve is Amateur Night (and I’m the...

With 3 couples visiting from out of town over the holidays, I felt  a singular pressure to show them the kind of Entourage-themed New Year’s Eve they’d seen on HBO, the flash and money of it all, the outrageous L.A.-ness of it all. This pressure was somehow made worse because they were...

Why New Year’s Eve is Amateur Night (and I’m the Amateur) [Bewitched, ...

I freely admit I’ve never been much of a New Year’s Eve reveler. To date, my most memorable and successful New Year’s Eve was probably in Columbus, Ohio circa 1989: we made tacos for a midnight dinner (crazy!) and did a conga line to “Walk Like an Egyptian,” as the Bangles’ performed on TV...

Best of 2011: TV! [FaN Cheers]

Amy says: Can a remake of a BBC show be considered new? If so, then PRIME SUSPECT is my pick for the best new TV of the year. Maria Bello is awesome in everything I’ve ever seen her in. Detective procedurals aren’t normally my thing, but I love the complexity of the characters...

Has the Popcorn Bucket Kicked the Bucket? [Bewitched, Bothered & B...

There are a lot of things to complain about these days. Rising health care costs. Corporate greed. That stunt Netflix pulled earlier this year. But, few trends have aroused the wrath, frustration, the unbridled ire in my otherwise serene sensibility than this: the replacement of the...

Pop (corn) Psychology [Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered]

If you haven’t read Part 1 of the Popcorn Series, you can do so here Psychoanalysis of Friends & Family Based on PES (Popcorn Eating Styles) HOARDER:  The hoarder, anticipating a shortage of popcorn, uses a section of a coat, skirt or shirt corner as a makeshift bundle, protecting...

Defending Popcorn: A Traditionalist Speaks Out [Bewitched, Bothered an...

Popcorn is an American original. Tried and true, part of its charm is the unmistakable scent as one walks into the movies theatre- invisible, aromatic oils rising above glass counters. The scent of popcorn can throw even the most well-intentioned Adkins dieter, or any holier-than-thou “I...

My Kindle vs. My Conscience: The Final Chaper (Part 4: God of Carnage,...

This is part 4 in a 4 part series. To read parts 1, 2 and/or 3 click on this link  My Kindle vs. My Conscience: Parts 1, 2, and 3 The iPad had landed. I hardly missed my Kindle at all. After losing it during a bungled airport layover in Phoenix, (see part 3) I discovered the free Kindle app...

My Kindle vs. My Conscience: Part 3 – My Kindle Karma [Bewitched...

This is the 3rd in a 4 part series. If you haven’t read the first 2 parts, you can read them HERE. PART 3 I knew what I must do: Frodo had to get rid of the ring. I had to get rid of the Kindle. But how?     I’d sell it on eBay, of course. I let the page load while I got myself a nice...