• Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
  • Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Messy by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  • The Associate by John Grisham
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • A Lost Lady by Willa Cather
  • Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
jan 3 2012 ∞
dec 29 2012 +
  • Black Swan
  • Craigslist Killer
  • Hall Pass
  • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
  • I Love You, Man
  • The King's Speech
  • Source Code
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Zombieland
  • Vampires Suck
  • Your Highness
  • Gamer
  • Stardust
  • Resident Evil
  • Thor
  • Something Borrowed
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Water for Elephants
  • American Pie 2
  • High Fidelity
jan 1 2011 ∞
jan 6 2012 +
  • I Never Fancied Him Anyway by Claudia Carroll
  • Menaechmi by Plautus
  • The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Love's Labor's Lost by William Shakespeare
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
  • The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
jan 4 2010 ∞
apr 3 2011 +
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Preschool (Charlotte)

  • Playing in the sprinklers was a really big deal, but they would never let us swim in the big pool. We only got to use the small flower sprinkler.
  • I used to grab objects and sing into them as if they were microphones (sticks,dolls, blocks) all the time as if I were giving private concerts. One day Laura's boyfriend Jeffrey stole my stick as I was singing into it and threw it over the railing. I never liked him after that.
  • Laura's boyfriend Jeffrey used to call himself Captain Hook and he would stumble over introducing himself when he would proclaim his name to others. I think he used to wear some sort of hat when he would say this but I could be making that up.
  • Drawing all over the wall of the apartment with lipstick with Laura's help. There are pictures of us sitting with Mama and ...
jun 18 2009 ∞
jan 5 2010 +
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Since I've been watching this Every Degrassi Ever marathon I thought I would start this now. Even though I've seen some of the new seasons we would be in the same year as Emma.

  • Who our friends would be
    • Manny
    • Emma
    • J.T.
    • Spinner (when he has to repeat a year)
    • Paige-we'd become friends through Spinner
    • Marco
    • Liberty
    • Ashley
    • Terri
    • Craig
    • Jimmy
  • Who we would wish we could be friends with but we probably wouldn't be in the same...
jan 4 2010 ∞
jan 5 2010 +
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  • Reality Bites
  • Valley Girl
  • He's Just Not That Into You
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Twilight
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Happy Go Lucky
  • W
  • Adventureland
  • 17 Again
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • The Soloist
  • Rent
  • Miss March (worst movie I've seen in a long time, and a waste of the snow day)
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie (I still can't stand Miley Cyrus, but I thought Lucas Till was cute and thought the cinematography was beautiful)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Annie Hall
may 20 2009 ∞
jan 5 2010 +
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Blogs

Websites (and my favorite features)

jun 24 2009 ∞
mar 1 2010 +
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From Movies/Broadway

  • The Way We Were
  • On My Own
  • I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  • Romeo & Juliet Theme
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Brian's Song
  • Estella's Theme
  • Edelweiss
  • Hello Young Lovers
  • Kiss Me Again
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Exodus Theme
  • Love Theme from The Godfather
  • Hedwig's Theme/Family Portrait

Classical

  • Pachelbel's Canon in D Major
  • Praeludium from The Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Beginning of Clair de Lune (it took me mo...
may 24 2009 ∞
may 29 2009 +
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Campaign
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Warm Bodies
  • Iron Man 3
  • Much Ado about Nothing
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Conjuring
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Trouble with the Curve
  • Gravity
  • Easy A
  • The Heat
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
jan 26 2013 ∞
dec 3 2013 +
  • My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
  • Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers
  • Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal
  • Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Hook, Line, & Sinker by G.P. Guarente
  • Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
mar 26 2011 ∞
sep 18 2011 +
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird- Atticus walks out of the courthouse and Scout is sitting upstairs looking through the bars and this line gets me every time- Rev. Sykes: Jean Louise. Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
  • Beauty and the Beast- when the Beast won't let Belle say goodbye to her father/when the Beast almost dies and Belle lays out over him and professes her love
  • All I Want for Christmas- Ethan watches the home videos of his parents with the "All I Want" song playing in the background and during Ethan's speech about trying to get his parents back together at the end
  • A Walk to Remember- Landon hugs his father whom he barely speaks to after he has gotten Jaimie good doctors; Landon is crying intensely after driving a long way to see his father
may 21 2009 ∞
jul 27 2011 +
  • Need You Now- Lady Antebellum
  • Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
  • Hot 'n' Cold- Katy Perry
  • Teenage Dream- Katy Perry
  • I Want You to Want Me- Cheap Trick
  • Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)- Alicia Keys
  • Froze- Chris Brown
  • Ain't Thinkin' Bout You- Chris Brown
  • Deuces- Chris Brown feat. Tyga and Kevin McCall
  • Find Your Love- Drake
  • Sooner than Later- Drake
  • Best I Ever Had- Drake
  • Whataya Want from Me- Adam Lambert
  • Your Love is My Drug- Ke$ha
  • Break Your Heart- Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris
  • Addicted- Kelly Clarkson
  • Behind These Hazel Eyes- Kelly Clarkson
  • Please Don't Go- Mike Posner
  • Alone- Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morr...
aug 6 2010 ∞
sep 18 2010 +
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Seasons 4-6

  • Season 4
    • 4.1 Coming Home- Dawson has to talk to Joey for the first time since she left with Pacey & everything is very tense- Jen: Look she's doing the official wait for Dawson to come over thing. Dawson: Mmm... it looks to me more like the official wait in vain for Dawson to come over thing. Jen: (Sighs) One more joke like that, and I am really gonna know how hard this is for you. Dawson: It's not hard. Jen: (Disbelievingly) Come on. Dawson: It's not. It's not easy, but it's not hard. Jen: Well whatever it is, why don't you just go get it over with? Dawson: I'll do it, but it's just a highly predictable moment. I'm gonna walk over there, Joey and I are gonna engage in some semi-casual conversation until the awkwardness overwhelms us bot...
jan 6 2010 ∞
aug 2 2010 +
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  • Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle (in my mind I always call this man Kevin Doyle-then I remember that's James Marsden's character in 27 Dresses)
  • Simple Justice by Richard Kluger
  • Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale
  • God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo
  • Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory
  • Day with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
  • Forever Princess by Meg Cabot
  • College Girl by Patricia Weitz
  • The Shiksa Syndrome by Laurie Graff
  • Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
  • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
  • Something Blue by Emily Giffin
  • Sleepwalking in Daylight by Elizabeth Fl...
may 21 2009 ∞
jan 6 2010 +
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  • High School
    • Symphonic Band and Marching Band with Mr. Sumter- all four years
    • Latin 2,3, and AP Virgil with Dr. Seiler- Freshman, sophomore and junior years
    • AP European History with Ms. Washington- Sophomore Year
    • AP English Language with Ms. Tate- Junior Year
    • AP English Literature with Dr. Roof- Senior Year
    • AP Microeconomics with Mr. McCormick-Senior Year
    • AP Psychology with Ms. Olive-Senior Year
  • College
    • Cardio-Kickboxing-Fall Freshman year and Spring Junior Year
    • Group Fitness Overview- Spring Freshman Year and Spring Sophomore Year
jun 12 2009 ∞
feb 22 2010 +
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Preschool

  • Stunt Dogs
  • Peter Pan
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Happy Days (I still love this show but I started watching it at like age 3)
  • Saved by the Bell
  • The Jetsons
  • Muppet Babies
  • David the Gnome
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King (though I liked it better when I was 12)
  • Father Dowling Mysteries
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (my father always claims he watched this show instead of studying while he was in law school)

Early Elementary School (Kindergarten-3rd Grade)

  • Captain Planet
  • Reading Rainbow (watched on Fridays at sc...
jun 25 2009 ∞
jul 7 2009 +
  • Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
  • Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  • The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck
  • This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Man of My Dreams by Curtis Sittenfeld
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  • A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz
  • About a Boy by Nick Hornby
  • Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
  • The List by Siobhan Vivian
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  • A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
jan 26 2013 ∞
nov 11 2013 +
  • Unstoppable
  • The A-Team
  • The Ides of March
  • The Town
  • The Vow
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • The Bank Job
  • The Descendants
  • Black Narcissus
  • Inside Man
  • Out of Time
  • The Help
  • I Was a Male War Bride
  • The Hunger Games
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Long, Long Trailer
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • American Reunion
  • Love is a Many Splendored Thing
  • The Five-Year Engagement
  • The Avengers
jan 3 2012 ∞
dec 29 2012 +
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  • American Dreams
    • 1.5 The Fighting Irish- Meg cries because Jimmy Riley didn't actually like her and it's so realistic and heartbreaking
    • 1.22 Secrets and Lies- Beth couldn't wear the prom dress she bought with her mother because she wasn't with JJ, and JJ leaves Colleen to run to the prom in his jeans and t-shirt and break up Beth and her date because he loves her and upon seeing her he knows she loves him too
  • Bones
    • 1.8 The Girl in the Fridge- When Booth tells the prosecutor to ask Bones why she became a forensic anthropologist,this whole scene makes me cry:Dr. Brennan: How I feel doesn't matter, my job doesn't depend on it. D.A. Levitt: But it's informed by it. Or are you as cold and unfeeling as ...
may 21 2009 ∞
jan 24 2012 +
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  • The Good Girl
  • Persuasion (1995)
  • The Lovely Bones
  • A Single Man
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Native Son (1986)
  • Native Son (1950)
  • Valentine's Day
  • Leap Year
  • Malcolm X
  • Shutter Island
  • The Color Purple
  • Up in the Air
  • Beloved
  • Clearing Waters
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • A Lesson Before Dying
  • Hot Tub Time Machine
  • Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
jan 1 2010 ∞
jan 1 2011 +
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Seasons 1-3: Unfortunately this show has angst in almost every episode, and at the beginning, I really like most of it!

  • Season 1
    • 1.1 Pilot- Joey tells Dawson she's not sure they can be friends anymore; she says, "It's not that I wanted to be holding your hand; I just didn't want her holding it." (liar!); Pacey tells Tamara she blew it and says, "I'm the best sex you'll never have!" (Overconfident for a 15 year old) Tamara acts kind of sketchy with Pacey considering she is a teacher
    • 1.3 Kiss- Dawson's dad is telling him how to kiss and Joey pretends that Dawson is kissing her; it's kind of sketchy though because Dawson is holding a bust of Joey's head that he uses in his movie when her head gets knocked off by the swamp creature played by Pacey; Joey won't kiss the...
jan 5 2010 ∞
aug 2 2010 +
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Books

In thinking over my favorite books, I was surprised that there weren't more couples that I really liked given my propensity for chick lit and romance novels in general

  • Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy (Pride & Prejudice) Elizabeth gets what she wants and she's hilarious; Mr. Darcy is a prideful man, but Elizabeth works her way into his heart and breaks down the walls he has put up
  • Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth (Persuasion) I love all the angst in their relationship and the fact that neither one of them got over each other after 7 years; his letter to her is the most romantic prose I have read in literature
  • Sheridan Drake and Olympia (Seize the Fire) Sheridan suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is super tortured and ...
may 29 2009 ∞
sep 18 2011 +
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  • Jensen Ackles
  • Joshua Jackson
  • Ed Westwick
  • John Krasinski
  • Jason Dohring
  • Shane Kippel (Spinner on Degrassi)
  • David Boreanaz
  • James Marsden
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Taylor Kitsch
  • Zach Gilford
  • James Marsters
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Benjamin McKenzie
  • Adam Brody
  • Chris Pratt (Bright on Everwood)
  • Francis Capra (Weevil on Veronica Mars)
  • Jared Leto
  • Scott Foley
  • Scott M. Foster (Cappie makes me happy!)
jun 12 2009 ∞
jan 4 2010 +