Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival – Food & Beverage Sampler Review

The Food & Wine Festival at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of my favorite times at the park (second only to the pure MAGIC that is ChristmasTown), and I was so excited to get to experiences the YUMS this year too. I give you a rundown of the new kiosks (Mediterranean and India) and my... Continue Reading →

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life // A Non-Spoiler Review

Are you on the fence about watching the Gilmore Girls Revival? Looking for a review that will ease your mind on which way to go without spoiling the whole experience for you?  Then you’ve come to right place!  I made a SPOILER-heavy review on my YouTube channel which you can watch at the end of... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes at Howl-O-Scream 2016: Dolls, Clowns, and My Worst Nightmares

It’s that time of year again! I’m so excited to bring you what’s new and scary at Howl-O-Scream in Busch Gardens Williamsburg this fall!  If you have a fear of creepy dolls (thanks Chucky and Pretty Little Liars), clowns, and carnivals, you’re in for some scream-inducing mayhem! Busch Gardens added several new features to the... Continue Reading →

What Will Happen in the World of Fall 2016 TV? // Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, Jane the Virgin, The Mindy Project

It’s that time of year again! We’ve waited months to find out what happens to our favorite characters. Will they make it through whatever awful trauma the writers put them through back in the spring? Will contract renewals and/or budget cuts factor into the story that we all know should happen but fear won’t? Well,... Continue Reading →

Star Wars, George Lucas, and the Problem of the All-Powerful Auteur

So if you haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, you’re missing out. Even if you’ve only been vaguely aware of the Star Wars universe, I’d recommend it because it’s a great start to a new arc of Force awesomeness. And one of the many reasons I’d recommend this new Star Wars is because... Continue Reading →

Selfish Girls Shouldn’t Be Heroes (AKA Why Elena Doesn’t Deserve Damon)

In Episode 602 of “The Vampire Diaries” titled “Yellow Ledbetter,” having finally admitted to herself that her boyfriend, Damon Salvatore, is dead (but mostly not wanting to be a witch drug-addict anymore), Elena Gilbert decides to reenact “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and erase her relationship with Damon from her memory because she’s come... Continue Reading →

Soul vs. Body: Thoughts on David Levithan’s “Every Day”

  I recently finished a very thought-provoking young adult novel by David Levithan called “Every Day.”  It’s about a person named “A” who has no body of his own and every day for as long as he can remember he wakes up in the body of another person, has access to their memories, and must... Continue Reading →

The Reality of “Running For Your Life” in Movies

  I was watching the movie “How I Live Now” starring Saoirse Ronan recently—incidentally a lovely Netflix find—which chronicles the experiences of an American girl who’s decided to stay in England with her young cousins and lover as World War III breaks out all around them.  (Why you would even send your child to spend... Continue Reading →

My Unanswered TFIOS Question

 MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read the book or seen the movie, do not continue reading! I don’t want to ruin your TFIOS experience. You need to deal with all the feels first. I read John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” back in the summer of 2012 when it first hit bookshelves.... Continue Reading →

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