Feb 29, 2012  •  In Entertainment, Personal

“Why do we continue to watch this?”

Being the parents of two young girls, J and I have very little time to watch TV. So when we do get the time to catch up on our favorite shows, it is not uncommon for one of us to ask the other, “Why do we continue to watch this show again?” Let me explain. […]

Feb 28, 2012  •  In Entertainment, Infographics, Movies

The “Memento” Timeline, Visualized

I was first introduced to the genius of writer and director Christopher Nolan through his 2000 film Memento. A man suffering from anterograde amnesia who must take Polaroids of everything just to get by. An unsolved murder. And two timelines, one playing chronologically while the other presents backwards, eventually meeting in the middle at the end of the […]

Feb 27, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Cute, Entertainment, Geek, Star Wars

‘Star Wars’ + ‘Up’ = WIN

This mashup by illustrator James Hance (previously featured on this blog for his Wookie the Pooh pieces) is too adorable not to share. Titled “Someone Who Loves You,” this sweet painting features Up‘s Carl Fredricksen and his wife Ellie as Han and Leia from Star Wars. Prints will be available Tuesday on Hance’s website. Via io9. You may […]

Feb 27, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Parenting, Personal

Hibachi FAIL

Yesterday, J suggested that we take both girls and — with the help of his parents — go have lunch at a Hibachi Steakhouse. Before I go on, I should state that I do not particularly like taking my kids to “adult” places. If the locale is specifically marketed as a family-friendly establishment? Sure, let’s […]

Feb 25, 2012  •  In Aerin, Claire, Motherhood, Personal

Motherhood, Summed Up in a Dream

Last night, I dreamt that J and I were childless. We dined out often. We frequently entertained, hosting epic game nights just like we used to. We traveled to places we have always wanted to visit together, but never got a chance to: Mexico, Hawaii, France, Italy, Germany…even Hong Kong and Korea! (Yes, we have […]

Feb 22, 2012  •  In Blogging, Personal

Sick, Sick, Sick!

The past few days have been utterly exhausting: My father being in the hospital (Fortunately, he is now discharged and surgery is not required. Thank you for your thoughts and support!) Claire got a throat infection I’m sick too Aerin is being extra, extra clingy towards me Blogging will resume when my life returns to a […]

Feb 20, 2012  •  In Personal

Asking for Some Prayers and Support…

Last night, my father was admitted to the hospital with severe abdominal pain. It turns out that the walls of his gall bladder have thickened and hardened from his Hepatitis B. The doctors are still not sure if he will need surgery. They have given him some pain meds but he is still in some […]

Feb 18, 2012  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Toys, Web

Monopoly: Web Lover’s Edition

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the classic board game Monopoly. So how could I not share this Web Lover’s Edition with my readers? Via the Behance Network. Just in case you’re interested (or really bored this Saturday evening), here are the other Monopoly editions I have written about in the […]