Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2010«

Yes, I know who you are. No, I won’t acknowledge that.

January 29, 2010


Allow me to illustrate an image for you. One with which, in all likelihood, you are all too familiar. Pretend you’re a freshman girl who frequents the downtown scene on the weekends. You’re traveling (i.e. trekking… thanks, UGA) around campus from class to class, distracted in part by the throngs of students in front of you […]

And the maintenance man said, “Let there be light!”

January 26, 2010


Last week, after two consecutive nights of cooking dinner  in the dark (which was, not surprisingly, an extremely challenging experience), the maintenance man finally came to fix the kitchen light in my apartment. His arrival was unexpected–I had no idea my roommates had even addressed the kitchen light issue, nor did I know the maintenance […]

What broslikethissite missed

January 20, 2010


Well, not exactly. But let me explain. Last night, while on a recon mission in the Kroger bread aisle, I stood near a group of three guys. They joked among each other, saying things like “How you doin’, slam piece?” They proceeded to yell the words “SLAM PIECE!” repeatedly as I far-too-often stood within earshot. […]

A hot reel of 35 mm stock… black and white emulsion…

January 19, 2010


Sunday night’s Golden Globes left me with a few conclusions. First, the obvious. Yes, Na’vi sex is hilarious. And wearing technologically outdated 3D glasses for 2.5 hours is fun and painless, of course. But really, James Cameron, REALLY, AVATAR, did you REALLY deserve Golden Globes? Disgraceful. Kathryn Bigelow–unless the esteemed Academy is on crack-cocaine, you […]

This I can guarantee.

January 18, 2010


If everything else that I love in life decides to abandon me, I will always have my Freaks and Geeks DVD collection. No, it is not natural to become so emotionally attached to a one season-long TV show shot in 1999, but you would understand if you’ve seen it. It is brilliant. It might be […]

Are you there, blogosphere? It’s me, Melissa.

January 18, 2010


Today begins an era. A new page in my life. Another conformity to e-trends to add to my list. As of today, I am a blogger–a voluntary one. Yes, I’ve tread lightly in the blogosphere for my journalism classes, but today marks my first attempt to blog because I want to. But why? Well, the […]