The Weekly Roundup, Volume II

FYI: You may encounter affiliate links in these or other posts of mine. Clicking on these or joining services that they link to can benefit me or Almost Epic directly. But no worries: Absolutely all opinions and thoughts are genuine and my own! #1. Hoosier Hospitality Everyone knows that I love animals. But what you might not know is that underneath my gruff, “I hate people” persona, I actually love when people do the right thing. I […] Read More

About That Buffy Reboot…

For anyone reading that might not already know, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was my show. Which is saying a lot, because I’ve got a lot of shows that people might think that about. But Buffy was “the one.” It’s the one that I grew up with, the one that I connected with the most, the one that inspired me in a lot of ways, and the one that sticks with me today. I’ve written about my […] Read More

Birthday Blogging

Once again, I’ve done a little bit of a disappearing act from these pages. If you’re one of my small handful of readers, I greatly apologize! While I always hesitate to describe my life as “hectic” (because there’s always someone way busier than I am), it hasn’t exactly been a slow couple of months. Recently, thanks to a link that I followed from Ma.tt that turned into a link that turned into another link, I’ve opted […] Read More

The Netflix Book Club

Data is beautiful. Not only do I subscribe to a subreddit with that title in which users literally share graphs and beautiful images of data that they have collected in really neat ways, but I’ve also been learning more about the concept of data gathering, mining, warehousing, and so much more in my Database Management & Design course that I’m taking at school this semester. It’s been really fascinating for me to go into Microsoft Access […] Read More

The Mix Tape, Volume II

Back in September, I put together a post listing fifteen songs that are dear to my heart. I thought of maybe doing a regular #MusicMonday segment weekly if it proved popular, but the list never really seemed to resonate with anyone other than myself. That’s totally okay though: the entire idea was to share music that makes my own heart sing. Today I’ve decided to give the list a little bit of a follow-up. I’ve […] Read More

The Thief of Joy

I feel like I’ve lived my entire life comparing myself to other people. In fact, one of my personal theme songs from my mid-twenties was a pop-punk ballad from emo-centric band Fall Out Boy that contains the prominent lyric, “Half dead from comparing myself to everyone else around me” (oooooh, so much ANGST!). And Mondays are the start of it all. On Monday morning, I’m usually struggling to wake up. It’s already much later than I should […] Read More

April Update

It has almost been a month since my last post. I’m aware of that and I apologize. I also apologize that this first post you’re about to read after such a good length of time is bullet-style if you’re not into that kind of thing. I’ve actually tried writing a few different times and actually still have half a dozen unpublished drafts of blog posts still hanging out in my Evernote account. Life has just […] Read More

New Year Review: 2016 Has No Chill!

By now, it goes without saying that 2016 was a pretty chaotic year. We endured what was arguably the most insane election in United States history. Elsewhere in the world, Britain has officially become divided while atrocities in places like Aleppo are at an almost apocalyptic level. There were a lot of other events that made this past year one of the worst on a global scale. And yes, we even lost an unbelievably lengthy list […] Read More

The ‘Gilmore Girls’ Are Gorgeous As Ever

The Gilmore Girls are back! The world was finally invited back to the charming town of Stars Hollow yesterday as we marked the premiere of Netflix’s latest revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the follow-up to the WB Network’s quirky dramedy that aired from 2000-2007. It has been nearly a decade since the original series went off the air with a less-than-stellar seventh season that left fans wondering about those “final four words” that […] Read More

My Thanksgiving Top Ten!

Ahhh… Thanksgiving. One of my favorite holidays (if not my absolute favorite holiday) is fast approaching. Can you really blame me? I’m one of those people who firmly believes that getting to enjoy good food is one of the best experiences life has to offer! Anyone could probably tell just by taking one look at me! And Thanksgiving is a day that totally encourages Americans around the country to indulge. Take the time off from work, […] Read More