Lessons in Frenglish

Let me explain my relationship with the French language. In 7th grade, I was in a class called International Foreign Language, where we were basically given a smorgasbord of different languages and cultures to learn about. French, Spanish, German. Needless to say, I quickly fell in love with French. Can't really explain it; maybe it [...]

Thank you, Afrikan Butterfly!

I was nominated for two blog awards!! *That's me in the corner, attempting a cartwheel. Note that I was distracted in tumbling class* Thanks to Ms. Afrikan Butterfly, This Square Peg was nominated for the Sunshine and Shine awards, for bloggers "who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere." The coolness of that knows no [...]

Oscar.

I've been faithfully and giddily watching the Oscars since I was fifteen years old. Through a million dresses, intriguing speeches and weird hosts (Anne Hathaway and James Franco?), you'll find me right in front of the television and in for the 4-hour long haul every year. (Really, with a genetic love for old-time Hollywood--I think [...]

About a Boy.

As I stood in line at the café at work and watched one of the employees step over to the espresso machine to whip up a latte for a customer, I thought of him. It was such an interesting time in my life, really, all of it, and he was, by far, the most significant [...]

Fabu Fashion…Monday.

You'll recall that the Fabu Fashion feature started on a Thursday...then next occurred on a Friday. Ah, well. I run this, right? So, sharing what I wore a few weeks ago to a dance party in Connecticut. Don't want to brag, but This Square Peg was all gussied up and she liked it. What whaaat? [...]

real talk (gratitude).

Something a bit different this Gratitude Friday. I'll start by telling you that I wasn't the kind of girl that the boys ran after. Those kind of girls were a different set; far removed from my small group of funny, wisecracking nerds who liked to correct your grammar and spout critiques about books and independent films. We were silly, goofy, [...]

PSH.

Really sad, the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. If you read the tributes about him, the theme is clear: his talent was incredible. There are two films in which PSH did nothing short of take my breath away: Doubt, and--believe it or not, his performance was chilling and compelling--Mission Impossible: 3. Watch them if you [...]

Herculean.

Oh, hi there. It's been a while, huh? In short, I loathe winter and with all the polar vortexes and all that, my writing has been suspended by a lack of desire, inspiration, and general movement in my hands. But here we are. Hi, again. This will be brief. I'm here to post a song that I find [...]