Book Review: Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music by Greg Kot

I remember when I first found out I could download music from the internet. I remember how easy it was to search for “song title download” and just have that song. And then when Napster became wide spread, how amazing it was that it was even easier. And how scary it was


Press Release: PDX Broadsides Set Release Date for “Aim To Misbehave”

The PDX Broadsides, a “nerd folk” band from Portland OR, have announced May 26 as the release date for their second album, Aim To Misbehave. On that day, fans will be able to purchase the CD of geeky songs on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Aim To Misbehave covers a wide range of


Review: Last Man On Earth (Spoilers)

I’ve been meaning to review Last Man On Earth for a while now.  It’s a good thing I did not though, as every episode that airs, my opinion changes of it.  It is a very flawed show that finds funny moments here and there. To start off with, the name of the


The Funniest Cartoon You’ve Never Heard Of

In July of 2013, I wrote a review of FOX ADHD (Animation Domination High-Def).  A year and half later, this block of cartoons is nothing short of a complete failure.  It’s switched networks from FOX to FXX, and is still practically never advertised (Hulu runs ads that it is still on FOX actually).


Great Power, Great Responsibility

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about reinvention and rethinking how I approach life. It’s always amazed me how one seemingly insignificant decision can so completely change your course in life. Too often we ignore the fact that we have great power over our lives, letting the whims of society blow us


I’ve Been: Mod Podging All The Things!

Yup, yet another post about making things. You’ll probably keep seeing more of these for a while (added bonus, I feel way less guilty binge watching Netflix if I’m working on something). Lately I’ve been doing a more traditionally crafty thing of playing around with Mod Podge. I didn’t realize some glue


I Built an Ottoman!

After refinishing a piece of furniture my husband made, I started getting confidence in my ability to work on things. I wanted to build something, on my own. So I started looking at blogs and on Pinterest to find stuff to make. And when I saw this ottoman I thought it’d be


Dear Dream Builders…Listen to Dan Pallota

Dan Pallota is calling us out. Not on environmentalism, or food habits, or our country’s ridiculous obsession with the Kardashians (guilty!), but on our philanthropy. He wants us to start changing the way we think about changing the world. If you look on Facebook, charitable pages and posts are rife with complaints about


iTunes Killed The Full Length Album

Remember a time when an album was a piece of art?  When the order of the songs on album mattered?  When people actually bought and LISTENED to entire albums?  I feel like those days are sadly long gone, and I primarily blame iTunes. When iTunes launched in the spring of 2003, it


I’ve Been: Refinishing Furniture

I’ve not been blogging a lot lately. It’s not been a conscious decision, so much as I’ve just been finding other ways to occupy my time. So I thought I’d let you in on what I’ve been doing instead. And really this happens enough that I’m going to go ahead and give this