My Trip to Cali (Again!)

I’m lucky enough to have family out in California, which means CALIFORNIA ALLLLLL THE TIME! (Ish.) Yay! This trip, sadly, was pretty short but still awesome, because have I mentioned California!? AKA my second favorite state?  Continue reading “My Trip to Cali (Again!)”


The Story of a 5′ 1 1/4″ -er and her Cereal

“Daaaaaaaad! Where is the cereal!? Mom? Is anyone awake?”

It’s an average late-start morning before school. I finally have time to eat breakfast…and everything is out of reach and no one is awake to help me. 

 As I stand on my tippy toes, I think I can see the box of the delicious Cinnamon Toast Crunch on the very top shelf of the pantry. (Seriously…why?) I try jumping, and stretching until I can’t stretch any more, but to no avail. Dragging a chair over to stand on seems like a lot of work… and still might not be high enough, so I proceed to The Climbing Strategy. Continue reading “The Story of a 5′ 1 1/4″ -er and her Cereal”

Resolutions shmesolutions

NEW YEARS EVEEEEEEEEEEE! WHOOP WHOOP! TURN UP FOR 2015! (I’ve yet to figure out what Turn Up means…. Do you want someone to arrive somewhere? Do you want me to fix a box that says “this side up” and some doofus put it that side down? What? Help me out?)

As always, I feel obligated to make some New Years resolutions! (And as always, I will never follow through with them. But shhhh you’re not supposed to know that!) Continue reading “Resolutions shmesolutions”

A Trip to the Pandorica Restaurant

Please excuse me while I freak out and jump on the next plane to New York.


Many Whovian fans from across the globe have heard the news – a Doctor Who themed restaurant has opened up in Beacon, NY. At only about an hour from Geekritique’s headquarters, my betrothed and I chose to finally visit the Pandorica. I had made a cursory visit a few days before my engagement, but didn’t have the time to stop in and grab a bite. My experience was rather pleasant, but not exactly perfect.
Originally called The Cup and Saucer Restaurant and Tea Room – it was nothing but that. Although it still bears that name on the storefront, the new management has different plans for the establishment. Entitled The Pandorica, it’s become a haven for Doctor Who fans of all backgrounds. A large wallpaper of Vincent Van Gogh’s exploding TARDIS in the background, a TARDIS bathroom, a glowing crack in the wall, and the constant playback of fan-favorite…

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So I pulled out one of my writing assignments from AP Lang last year. We had to imitate Nature by Emerson. I don’t know how good of a job I didn’t imitating it…and I don’t know how much sense I made…but it did give me a good laugh. So, enjoy. 😉

To go into a state of solitude, a person needs to retire as much from his couch as from society. I am not alone while I watch the television, though no one is with me. But when a person is alone, let him watch Netflix. But this will not be any ordinary solitude. The amazing words and astonishing sights that come from this magical realm will separate him from the rest of his world. One may think that this glorious creation was given to us so that man could feel as though he was constantly surrounded by magnificence. If it were only to be given to us once every 1000 years, then imagine how people would value it, would cherish it, would love it, and speak of it throughout generations. But it is available to mankind, day and night, every moment of very year, and light up the living rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms of people all over the world.

To be completely truthful, I must say that not all people can truly see and understand the power of Netflix. Most people do not see it for what it truly is. Many, such as parents, see it as only a waste of time, time that should be better spent doing one’s English paper earlier than three am the day it is due. Others, at most, see it as a form of entertainment. And others yet, see it in the greediest way possible. They see it as only a form of money, or rather, the cause of their lack of money. People, like the ones at the head of AT&T want to block it, stop others from gaining access to it, just so they can gain more money. But Netflix is so much more than this. In the eyes and hearts of those who truly love it, it is another world. It is a way to escape the stampeding troubles of this world and fall into the excitement, the danger, the mystery, the joy, of another. It is a way to forget about the Calculus test you have tomorrow that you know you will fail. It is a way to forget about the fact that you’re never going to get into a good university and are going to be forced to work at a Starbucks in Idaho for the rest of your sad, sad life. It is a way to forget that your life will never get any more interesting than it is now, and instead vicariously have that of another. In the presence of Netflix, man becomes joyful, in spite of stress.

I have enjoyed many different worlds. I have traveled through time with The Doctor, defeated demons and much more with the Winchesters, saved Terra Nova with Jim Shannon and Commander Taylor, and saved the world with the Avengers. These worlds are so different from mine, yet now they are a part of mine. Those who love Netflix, those who understand it’s true power can understand this. They can understand that it has the power to move you, to grasp you and take you to a different place in the blink of an eye, with just a push of a button (and $8.99 a month).


I am the Doctor

Guys, omg. I finally found the Doctor Who theme song I was looking for. It’s Eleven’s song. Wow. That took me far too long. (Guess what my new ringtone is by the way….)



Oh yes. You read that right. I am a proud owner of a brand new TARDIS! (Courtesy of my aunt.)


Think it’s small? Oh ho ho. It’s much bigger on the inside. 😉 (I really couldn’t resist.)

It now occupies the worthy shelf spot next to the Harry Potter books.


Doctor Who Season Eight Premiere

Ohhhhh, my god. So I just watched the season eight premiere! Ahhh!

So this was a pretty good first episode! Couple of thoughts on it though….

Okay so first of all, I know everyone was saying this, but I’m still going to say it too…jeez was Clara annoying or what. Ugh. Like, you can’t complain about it just because he’s old. Calm down.

Second, the whole Scottish thing is just hilarious! He’s all like, this means I can complain now! Yes! Hahahaha I died oh, my god. And he’s like, what’s wrong with all of your accents?! Oh jeez, Doctor. Ahaha.

And finally, Missy? Whoa. What’s up with that…. And she’s like, “my boyfriend.” Whaa…. Weird….

Any thoughts on this? Can’t wait to see Into The Dalek!


My California Trip

Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted in a little while, but that’s because I finally went on vacation to…Californiaaaa! Whoo! I love Cali. Chicago is my favorite place, but California has to be my second. The only issue is that it’s too hot. Chicago has every weather possible. And I do mean every.

Here’s what I did, and you should totally do as well if you go to California.

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