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August 13, 2012


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Oh snap! We’re back for another installment of Rewind << so let’s take a little look back at the haute stories circulating the old interwebs this past week. << The Olympics are O.V.E.R. I know, I know it hurts but dry your tears you lovely little doves. This is the week that McKayla Maroney’s screw face went viral aka the scowl seen around the world.  It has since turned into a glorious meme where McKayla is not impressed with anything and I mean anything. Yes, she should definitely be a better sport. I know we’re not supposed to be sore losers but it was one moment of an honest reaction to her own performance – she wanted that gold medal. It’s the Olympics after all. What I love the most about it is that it’s...


June 11, 2012


Trust me, as a writer, picking a name for your characters is something that we take seriously. Sometimes, the name comes easily, almost as if the character named themselves. Other times, it can be an agonizing decision – going back and forth. What sounds better? Is this character a Zadie or an Ann? Paul or Paula? Think about it, would Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz have been better as a Susan? It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? Scarlett O’Hara as a Clementine doesn’t have the same magic. Some character names are forever ingrained in our consciousness. Now, what do you think when you hear the name Summer? There have been a few Summers in our pop culture. Would a Summer by any other name still be as likable, or unlikable,...


February 19, 2010


Hey guys! It’s about that time of the year that I start to get a little antsy. Winter is taking its toll on me. I’ve avoided getting sick thus far and I am determined to not have a cold this season. That is until I woke up yesterday morning with what felt like the beginning of a scratchy throat. Oh hell no!  Theraflu, Vitamin C and rest has been my friend and I pretty sure that it will not progress any further. In order to celebrate this success, I’ve decided that what we need around here is another GIF party. In case, you’ve missed it. A GIF party is where a whole bunch of moving images get together in one space for both yours and mine entertainment. Below is an...