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The Summer I Grew Half My Own Food
One frequent question I get asked is whether or not gardening helps save me money. I would say yes and in more ways than one. Gardening is similar to a CSA: you pay for everything upfront and then enjoy the food for the season.
7 ways locals know you’re not from LA
1. You reference things in distance instead of drive time. When I visited the east coast everyone referred to distance in terms of blocks. Here in LA, drive time is the standard unit of measurement. You’d say “I’m 30 minutes away,” which could be anything from 5 miles to 30 miles in actual distance. So yes, drive time and actual distance have no correlation in LA.
Girls and Race on Youtube
Monday's episode of Becoming Youtube caused quite a stir online. Becoming Youtube is a 12 part documentary series about this new phenomena of online vloggers. This weeks episode discussed women on youtube and whether or not gender affected your success. I really appreciate the episode trying to approach such an important but hot button topic.
This Star Won’t Go Out
I just finished reading This Star Won't Go Out by Esther Earl. It's a posthumously published book full of diary entries and guest posts dealing with the last few years in Esther Earl's life as she battled terminal cancer. Like The Fault in Our Stars, it's not a cancer book, it's a book about hope and love. Although there were sad moments I never pitied Esther and her struggle. I finished the booking feeling encouraged to tell the people I love that I love them. And that it's okay to enthusiastically love something.
Film Review: Gone Girl (SPOILERS)
I went to see Gone Girl last night and just Wow. I have so many thoughts that I cannot fathom into constellations. See what I did there. A not so subtle John Green reference. Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher and based off of the 2012 book written by Gillian Flynn. This film really reminded me of Fatal Attraction. Both women go crazy in such an unexpected and profound way.
Thoughts on HBO's Girls
I fell in love with season 1 of Girls. The pilot episode epitomized my life as a 20 something recent graduate struggling to find her way. The female characters were fully fleshed characters that made mistakes but weren't bad people. They all had goals and none of them solely focused on finding a boyfriend. They had a complicated yet loving friendship with each other. I found truth and universality in each episode. I found the show refreshing.
The Fault in Our Stars
The theater drowned in tears but also floated with laughter and joy. The audience was extremely vocal by clapping and cheering in all of the right moments. It really was a communal experience more akin to seeing a play than being at the movies. Many people had okay, okay shirts on and brought there copies of the book with them. There were no car crashes, no explosions and yet everyone was enthralled by and connected to this very human story.
Hello Gilmore Girls fans! I realized we don’t have a witty group name like the Whovians or the Sherlockians. Oh well. I still have great news, our beloved GG is currently on Netflix. Let the marathoning begin!