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Heather Watches The Blacklist

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It was an unusual day this Saturday in that I had nothing at all to do; most of my weekends are totally booked up and the few weekends that I don’t have much going on are the result of a concerted effort to give myself a break. That wasn’t the case this last Saturday; I had kept my calendar open, but it was in the hopes of having plans to do something to celebrate my birthday. I was going to be…

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Lip Sync Battle – The Voice Edition

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photo from NBC.com

There’s no other way to say it – yesterday was a tremendously shitty day for me. I had one of those days where nothing really seems to go your way and you wind up questioning your abilities and judgment. It was simply not a great 24 hours and by the time I got home from work last night I was truly and utterly defeated. A pep talk from a friend helped restore some of my…

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – The Roosevelts Edition

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Is anyone else out there watching the new Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelts this week? The film does an interesting job of intertwining the stories of Teddy, Eleanor and Fraklin and I’m learning a lot about historical figures that I already knew a lot about, but the run-time for this thing is killing me.  The film is a total of 14 hours long and is showing every night this week in two hour…

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Pumpkin insisted that he be the cover photo for a blog about pets. Such a diva.

This weekend, I received the sad news that dog of one on my dear friends had passed away. It wasn’t necessarily completely unexpected, but that didn’t lesson the sting of the announcement. Losing a family pet is a traumatic event, a concept that I’ve only really been able to understand since I’ve become a pet owner…

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Alice Cooper and Motley Crüe – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY), 8/26/14

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Earlier this year, I wrote about how bummed out that I was that the band Motley Crüe had decided to call it quits after over 30 years in the music business. Motley Crüe was a big part of my tween years and while I hadn’t really kept up with the bad as I got older, I always enjoyed hearing a classic Crüe song when it pooped up on my iPod or when it was inevitably played at one of the bars I…

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The End of Pop Candy

Photograph by Chris Leaman

Photograph by Chris Leaman

One of my former responsibilities at my job was to oversee the updating of our media contact’s list. It was a job that I didn’t really enjoy, not only because it was tedious but also because it was really depressing. With circulation of print newspapers rapidly declining, many organizations have been forced to lay off staff in order to stay profitable. Every time we…

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – Festival Recovery Edition

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Sigh. I’m getting old.

Last weekend I was in Boston for a music festival – more on that to come – and while it was a really fun time, it completely threw my entire schedule out of whack. I used to bounce back much more quickly, but this minor disruption in my sleep and eating patterns has really messed me up. I got home from the festival very early Monday morning and here it is Wednesday and I’m…

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Oh man. The hits just keep on comin’.

Less than a month after we had to unexpectedly say goodbye to Robin Williams, we lost another comedy legend with the passing of Joan Rivers. It’s hard to believe that a woman that was so full of life is gone; I have no idea what whatever higher power above us is up to, but he/she is obviously putting together one hell of a show in heaven. There’s no other…

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Pop Culture Odds and Ends – September’s Here Edition

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I legitimately cannot believe that it is September already. On the one hand, I am psyched since autumn is my favorite season and turning the calendar page means that Fall is right around the corner, bringing with it so many awesome things – football, playoff baseball, cider donuts, apple picking, new TV season, changing leaves, pumpkin flavored everything. On the other hand, even though I had a…

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Some Thoughts On The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story

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If you watched last night’s Lifetime movie on the 90’s Saturday morning show Saved by the Bell, you’d be forgiven if you were confused on what exactly was so unauthorized about this behind-the-scenes look at the program. If anyone was tuning in hoping for some of the salacious accusations that Dustin Diamond (Screech) leveled in his now disavowed memoir about his time on the show, you would be…

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