September Book Discussion: Dumplin’


Hello, hello, and welcome to the September book discussion! For this edition, I brought in one of my very best friends and one of the most intelligent people I know, Alex Luterbach. Several notes:

  • The sound is, once again, not fantastic. I am still working on figuring out another way to record these conversations.
  • There are two (gasp!) swears, including an f-bomb. So be aware of that if you are listening at work or around children.
  • If you are interested in doing one of these book chats with me in the future, let me know!
  • When you leave a comment, make sure that you check the box to have a notification email sent to you when someone else comments on the post. That way, you can come back to the post to respond to other people’s thoughts. 🙂

Without further ado, our discussion about Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.


Vote for October’s book selection here. I will announce the result Thursday morning.

September Book Discussion: Dumplin’


I am taking some time over the holidays to unplug, spend time with my loved ones, and appreciate the little things in life. I am hoping to do a bunch of creative stuff, a lot of reading, and writing, and long walks in the snow. I hope that I will come back to you all in the new year rejuvenated and ready to tackle new projects.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in January. 🙂


Current Obsessions: May 9, 2014


Printstagram. Obsessed with the prints that I got from them. Even better, when I was having issues, they offered me excellent customer service. I was using the app, ordering about 160 photos, and it was consistently crashing in the middle of the upload. I contacted customer service and Jenny gave me a few tips as to what I could do to make it work better. I tried them all, and it was still doing the same thing, so I asked if it was possible to make two orders and only pay shipping once. Jenny was extremely accommodating of my request, and immediately made that happen for me. Less than a week later, I got my prints in the mail, and I’m so pleased! If you are looking for prints of your Instagram photos, I definitely recommend Printstagram. Just remember that Instagram’s render quality can be pretty low, so if your photos come out grainy or whatever, that’s why.

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Taylor Swift.

Related to the above, I’ve been rediscovering Taylor Swift’s Red album. It has been playing non-stop in my car to and from work, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Does anyone else remember this?


Current Obsessions: May 9, 2014

Current Obsessions: April 25, 2014

A weekly series? A bi-weekly series? I’m not sure yet, we’ll see how it plays out. 


I’m rewatching The OC. The magic never fades. It’s still as funny, poignant, and melodramatic as it ever was. With the very best soundtrack.

And Frozen. We rewatched it over the Easter long weekend with Bryan’s mom, and I was charmed all over again.



Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I love young adult books. I particularly love supernatural young adult books, and this is a book that has sucked me right into the center of it and won’t let go.


Clive Burger on 17th Ave. Oh. My. God. a) All of their packaging is compostable. Environmentalism is sexy. b) Their custard milkshakes are the most delicious milkshakes I’ve ever tasted. c) Their large fries are $4 and SO HUGE that Bryan and I couldn’t even finish them between the two of us. Incredible. The next time you are craving a burger, fries, or a milkshake, take your ass down to this great place.

Current Obsessions: April 25, 2014