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An Imagination Exercise

Explanations for what that weird noise I heard in the middle of the night could have possibly been, arranged in order from least likely to most likely: Continue reading

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Kelcie Counts Down Her Favorite Concerts – Guest Post

In considering potential guest post topics for A Multitude of Drops, I sought a subject that would meet three qualifications that I feel are important:

1. It must match and make sense in the context of Cory’s previous blog topics
2. It must be an expression of something that I care about and blog about
3. It must somehow reflect my friendship with Cory

In light of these requirements, I have chosen to create a list of my favorite concert experiences. This matches the content of A Multitude of Drops in both its subject (pop culture/entertainment) and its form (a list). Music is a big part of my life and I love attending concerts, so it meets my second qualification; and Cory and I (along with our friend Dut) have rocked out at many concerts together, so the third requirement is also fulfilled. Continue reading

Talkin’ Bout T. Swift – Guest Post

As part of official Blog Wars 2012 rules, each competitor must do at least one guest post on each of their fellow competitor’s blogs, and as such, I’d like to extend a hearty welcome to Erin of Act IV. I met Erin last year when she moved in with fellow blog warrior Kelcie. Since Erin is sarcastic, intelligent, a literature lover and the owner of a delightfully dry & wry sense of humor, I knew we’d get along excellently. Here, she waxes poetic on everyone’s favorite pop-country starlet, Taylor Swift. And props to you, Erin: we all should just like what we like. Continue reading

2012: My Favorites, So Far

This year, I decided to take my well-documented desire for organization and order one step further and keep a catalog of all the books, movies, music and TV I consume. I typically develop grand plans like this, adhere to them for a week or two, and then laziness sets in and the plans just fall by the wayside. But this year has been pleasantly different, and my catalog of consumables stands long and proud on that menu bar above.

As of June 30th, I have read 29 books, listened to 34 new albums, watched 51 movies and viewed 15 seasons of television this year alone. (Those figures are a little unsettling, but I promise I am also a productive member of society in addition to being a pop culture fiend. Also, most of those TV shows were not full 22-episode seasons.) I figured it would be a worthwhile exercise to whittle down the list to a few favorites in each medium, and what list would be complete with an honorable mention to the worst entry as well?

(I should note that the lists below are not made up of books, movies, shows and albums that have necessarily been released in 2012; rather, they are simply the books, movies, shows and albums I’ve read/watched/listened to in 2012.) Continue reading

Fringe-y List-Mania!

Yesterday, I had the privilege of guest-posting on my friend Kelcie’s blog, On The Fringes, and I wrote a whole bunch of mini-lists outlining some random opinions I hold. For the sake of keeping all my online ramblings in one place, I have recreated the post here as well, minus a paragraph or three targeted at the Fringe fanatics, as I like to call readers of her blog. Here’s the original post, and check out the rest of that Fringe-y wonderland for Kelc’s thoughts on fashion, music and all sorts of things.

But here’s the meat of the post: Cory’s Cascading Cavalcade of Cogitation Collections. I make no claims of objectivity in my opinion catalog below. Continue reading

"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind."

-Virginia Woolf, "A Room of One's Own"

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