Grunting, Pushing, And Sweating

I stepped under the bar without added weight, the thing alone weighs 45 pounds. (I confirmed it.) The bar rests across my shoulders, muscles begin to complain about its use thanks to sudden aches stretching from my shoulders and down my lat. (What!? Why are we being used!?) I take two steps back and begin …

When Something Turns So Many Cranks

What project does he want to shout from the rooftops? I thought as I read Richard Armitage's Christmas message about a project he couldn't mention yet. Inevitably, come fangirls will sigh it will fall short of some standard they set for him. There are some Armitage projects I don't own like Pilgrimage (note to self: …

Book Talk: Burgling The Hobbit

People make inferences all the time, sometimes tinged with past experiences they miss something major, others times things give off a set of wordless vibes, tucked at the back of your mind until later. For instance, I knew my grade 7 Language Arts class, now called English Language Arts (ELA), had a different makeup of …

November Begins Its Good Bye

Everyone I talked to either online or in real life says the same thing: Where did the time go? No clue on this one except life did feel lived on fast forward this year. After hoping for a challenge in my library job, I got it, in spades. Hence the radio silence/sporadic writing. Again, I …

Bearded Guys With Swords

The Last Kingdom just released their new season en masse instead of weekly like they did last year. I suspect the algorithm discovered people bided their time and binged a few at a time or all of it. The show, in nutshell, deals with a Saxon-turned-Dane named Uthred as he walks between two worlds at …

Music Monday: This Is Me by Keala Settle

Last year, I listened to this song on repeat. To this day, I still haven't seen The Greatest Showman and  the way they portray PT Barnum; Hugh Jackman can't sing and dance his way around them. But this song, this song sung by Keala Settle...holy cow. https://youtu.be/wEJd2RyGm8Q For Keala Settle, even with Broadway experience, she …