Saturday, March 6, 2021
I tend to avoid teen shows like the plague, except for Glee, Glee is amazing (well the first three seasons were at least). You can chalk it up to the fact that my teen years weren’t cute (both literally and figuratively). Or that I work in a high school, so teen angst is how I pay my bills. But since bootlegging Netflix, I’ve been watching more teen shows. And I’ve noticed something interesting, the rise of the hot Asian boy. In shows like Never Have I Ever and Ginny and Georgia and the movie Moxie, cute Asian boys have ruled. I love that teen Prince Charming doesn’t have to be blonde, blue eyed and white anymore. Instead he can be an ethnicity that, in my day, was not associated with hot. As a matter of fact Long Duck Dong from Sixteen Candles is the only Asian guy I can remember from my era’s teen movies. And hot he was not (though horrible stereotype he was). But times are changing luckily. I’m thrilled that the powers that be are re-imagining what’s desirable and Asian boys are now part of the hot equation. And I’m loving that.
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Sunday, December 6, 2020
One of my most favorite things about Christmas are Advent Calendars. Which is kind of odd considering that I didn't even know they existed until my freshman year of college. My non-religious college roommate from France received one from her parents. It was like a care package to last a month and I was fascinated by the idea of getting a new surprise every day. I loved the intricacy of hers and I love the variety that you can find today. Beauty calendars, beer calendars and you can't ignore the chocolate ones, the list really does go on and on. I even bought a wooden one of a manger scene a few years ago that I can fill with whatever I want, though usually I'm too lazy. But it's still my favorite Christmas decoration, I just love the promise of it. This year I purchased McCrea's caramel calendar that my wife and I are enjoying everyday. It's just a wonderful way to bring a little bit of joy into the Christmas season. So do you love Advent Calendars as much as me? What's your favorite kind? Extra points if you can recommmend one for me to try next year. Have a wonderful Christmas y'all, I'll see you in the new year.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Do you ever notice that moms are missing from romance novels? Many times dads are left off the page too, but it is the lack of a mother's love I notice most when reading a romance. I think it is because writers know if heroines had moms, their lives wouldn't be so empty, they'd have a home to go to when times are tough and there would be somebody to talk them out of those bad decisions they make. I've always said there's no one who loves you more than your mama. With that kind of love screaming off the page, it could be tough competition for romantic love. And since romance novels are about romantic love, them mamas have to go. So, although we are nowhere close to Mother's Day, kiss your mom for me. By staying out of romances, she's made the lives of all romance writers just a little bit easier!