Hey there, Depending on how well you know me, you may have a general idea about my love and obsession for Ernest Hemingway. Here's the strange thing, though; it extends beyond an appreciation for his texts. It gets into literary husband territory. What's literary husband you ask? It's like when someone "fangirls" about a celebrity … Continue reading Oh, How This Heart Leaps for Hemingway
Hey there, I saw La La Land for the second time last night because, yes, it was that good. It was right up my alley; a movie about following dreams, romanticizing life, and it was tied all together with a nostalgic, vintage feel of an old-school Gene Kelly movie. And there were a lot of … Continue reading A Commentary on La La Land and Dreamers
Hey there, Don't you love that click-bait title? Oh yes, such mystery... This morning I went to sign my mortgage renewal. Yes, I can't believe it either; four years ago, on February 1st 2013, a day before my 25th birthday, I signed on the dotted line and purchased myself a home. Me. All by my … Continue reading When Adult Choices Mean Putting Dreams on Hold – or do They?
Hey there, The year is almost up - just a few more weeks to go - but I thought I would get working on my wrap-up. I don't anticipate I will finish many more books before January first. Once work ends, we jump right into Christmas celebrations and then Boxing Day and there are a … Continue reading Yearly Wrap-Up — Books Read in 2016
Hey there, I'm a Star Wars fanatic. I'm probably one of the biggest you know. My usernames across the board are 'Darth Claudia'. I have a Mandalorian symbol tattooed on me (among other Star Wars references scattered about). I own enough Star Wars themed clothing to wear a different outfit every day. My bookshelves are … Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — a Short Review
Hey there, I'm not one of those people who can just sit still. That just isn't me. And one of the many things that keeps me going is the idea of escape. And the fact that I'm immersing myself in Tolkien as of late fits perfectly with this wanderlust urge of mine. 'Not all those who … Continue reading Wanderlust – my Drive to Succeed Fueled by Thoughts of Escape
Hey there, Two weeks to go until Christmas (and also Hanukkah!) and I bet you're still looking for that last little something that's unique and perfect for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list -- am I right!? Well, for my Hamiltonians (or GTA-ers), here are the best last-minute stops in the city to make sure … Continue reading Last Minute Shopping – Local (Hamilton, Ontario) Shops to Check off the Last Things on Your List!