October 21, 2009

I’m back for more posting.  A lot has happened since I last posted.  Instead of a corporate job, I’m now working at a bread/pastry/coffee shop in Providence.  I’ll spare you the recap for the meantime and get right back into cataloging the glorious links of the interweb!


You can make your own character that could be cast on THE SIMPSONS!

Pop Candy blogger, Whitney Matheson, posted a recap of her experience at Inside The Actor’s Studio.  Now I want to go!


Just watched The Room, and wow, it’s worse than anything I’ve ever watched.  The dubbing is monumental, but I hear that it’s awesome to see it shown at a theater.  Just for kicks, check out this excerpt a friend was so kind to link to on Facebook.

Before we screened The Room, we watched A Tale of Two Sisters, a Korean thriller.  I thought it was really good, but I really like Japanese horror and Korean revenge movies.


I just started playing Katamari on XBox, and it’s good. I guess I missed it when it first hit the scene, but that seems to happen a lot in game-world for me.  I’ve also been playing quite a bit of Rock Band, and I really want to get the Beatles game for it!

japanese holiday

April 17, 2009

** NSFW **

the world <3s susan boyle

April 17, 2009

i saw a link to this you tube video on myspace.  zack braff had a post of it on the bulletin board and wow, i am floored.  the intro is touching and personal and makes the performance so fulfilling.


April 12, 2009

What do YOU think about this?  I think it’s interesting.  I think it’s a shame because we (the USA) are known as the country of the free.   The hypocrisy of book burning is resounding in this new Amazon Policy.  

Check out the LA Times blog here: Jacket Copy.

You know what they say though, bad press is good press.  It just sucks because I feel obligated to boycott.  Grr.  Hiss.  Boo…

yum, vinegar

April 12, 2009

Thank you Facebook, other than wasting my time, you’ve exposed me to a new recipe.  Thanks to MC too, it was on his little “what’s on your mind” update.  Check out the NYT Style Mag article: Case Study.

a week of resolution.

April 11, 2009

I, mo, do hereby resolve to do the following this week:

1) Select my roller derby name.

I’m narrowed down at this point to “Black Eyed Abby,” “Jenna Tonic,” and “Little Miss Stunshine.”  Black Eyed Abby was originally Blackeyed Bea, but after more thought, and an interest in using the initials exclusively at times, I pulled it apart.  See, now even the initials spell out B… sweet!  Then Jenna Tonic, well, I’m also really into the incorporation of a real first name in the Derby Name, i.e. Maul E. Crue (Molly) and Alice Rumbledore.  Just cute all around.  Finally, thanks to my generally sunny disposition, I got the suggestion for Stunshine from a friend over drinks.  She thought it needed to be a little more rough around the edges so we went from Sunny or Sunshine to Stunshine and then it all fell into place.

2) Attend all three roller derby practices this week.

I will not let work get in the way of my fun.  I need the money from picking up all those extra shifts, but missing all of these practices has really pulled down my mood.  I didn’t realize how much it would effect me to miss the practices, so here it is.  I will go to all three practices this week.

3) Post photos of the delicious chocolates that A & M got me whilst they were in Florida.

I’ve had two of the 12 chocolates and they have been great so far.  “Florida Orange” was so delicious with a white-chocolate-orange-infused center wrapped in milk chocolate.  Then today the “Cinnamon Roll” was buttery-cinnamonny goodness inside a milk chocolate shell.  YUM!  It’s taking me some time to really enjoy these masterpieces because everytime I get home I seem to be starving and I want to appreciate these flavors instead of scarfing them down.  So… the delay has occurred.  I am here, now, committing to chronicling the flavors this week though.  I want to make sure I taste the chocolates before they are past their prime.

4) Sort out my schedule to allow for a second part-time job.  

I got the call today from Seven Stars and they’ve decided to hire me to work part time at their Hope Street location.  I anticipate starting the 20th, but they might wait to put me through the orientation after I get back from Florida, the 29th and 30th.

5) Finish Everything Is More by David Foster Wallace.

It’s a hurdle, but a very interesting and well written hurdle.  I have been reading the book for about 2 and a half weeks now and I’m not quite finished.  Now that I’m done with the first season of The Wire I think I’ll have a little more free time.  That’s at least until the first disc of the second season arrives.

6) Go bowling on Monday night.

It’s been too long and I’ve got a craving, plus it’s less expensive on Mondays and I’m on a budget!  The facebook email invitation has been sent, we’ll see how the schedules align.

7) Pack at least 5 boxes of stuff for moving purposes (if I throw out the equivalent of 5 boxes of stuff, that’s fine too.)

I am meeting a potential roommate tonight, so if all goes well, we’ll have a new place by the beginning of May!  *Fingers Crossed*

another deed, another day

March 19, 2009

i’m drinking a beer and winding down another day.  today was full of reading, volunteering, watching, searching and thinking.  certainly a full day.

mmm. beer (it’s really hitting the spot tonight).  

i finished Kiss Me Judas (KMJ) today at the coffee shop.  i only got it yesterday so i was surprised to finish so quickly, but it was a good one.  along with KMJ i picked up a book that thinks i’ll like – 12 things that don’t make sense.  while there i also picked up a book by david foster wallace, the title escapes me right now, but the excerpts of his that i’ve read have been solid, so i’m looking forward to starting it.  

this afternoon i spent some time getting acquainted with a new project – volunteering.  i got my hands dirty at The Steel Yard, helping clean up the site and their foundry building for an event they’re hosting tomorrow.  it was a great introduction to the site and with all of the construction they’re doing at their site, i might prove to be a valuable asset to their team.

after the volunteering gig, i took a break and started watching Weeds on Netflix.   i was a cautious viewer because i’ve heard quite a bit of hype around the series.  i like it though.  and i’ve already been warned the 4th season turns to crap, but… so far, 4 episodes into it, it’s a good show.  i’m looking forward to starting The Wire this weekend too, should have disc one of season one on Saturday.

the roommate search continues.  i am still looking to move closer to downtown and i’d like to pay less than $500 if that’s possible.  soooo…. if anyone knows anyone looking for a place near providence, or if you know someone that has an extra room to spare and that person doesn’t hate and/or is not deathly allergic to cats, PLEASE, let me know.  i’m also looking for some full-time employment.  not an easy thing to do in this economy.  i’ve been in increased contact with some of my college peers and the economy is rough on a lot of industries right now, but especially construction.  it’s challenging to stay positive, but most days, i can swing it.

all in all, there’s a lot to think about.  it’s a new challenge in my life.

in other news, miller lite tastes so good some days.  this is one of those days.  if only i had more of it; i’m finishing the last one.  it went deliciously with the curry that i made tonight.  i put the sauce with some ‘fiesta veggies’ and chickpeas and it turned out great.

tomorrow will come to early, helping set-up the site at The Steel Yard for the Senator’s visit.

good night.

positively cute.

March 18, 2009

the website’s name says it all and, believe me, they’re not lying.  just fan through a couple pages of this website that will inevitably lift your spirits.


i’m tough…

March 5, 2009



February 27, 2009

I ran this morning and it was humbling.  I may have ran a half marathon last fall, but you wouldn’t know it by my performance today.  I completed approximately 1.9 miles in 16min 50sec.  It’s close to a 9 minute mile, according to it was 8:56min per mile.  That was encouraging since I expected a 12 minute mile going into the run.  It was so nice out, I couldn’t resist though.  

Keeping all of this in mind, while I might not get the time I want for the 5k coming up for St. Patrick’s day, I will be able to finish it =).  I’ve run most of the course before, and I’m only nervous for the hill near the state house, that will be a force to reckon with, but if I can do the hill on River Road and the one on Mineral Spring, it should be cake.  I just have to keep increasing my distance so the 3+ mile race is routine and I can work on my time a bit. 

In other news, I’ve passed my second derby assessment, with a caveat that I reassess my whips in two weeks.  I’m cool with that, but now I NEED my name.  I’ll put a poll up with the names I’ve put together so far… you be the judge, and put in your two cents.

* here it is * 

xo, mo

PS Thanks for lunch Deana =), you know I love me some Jackie’s Galaxie