Spoiler-Free Section. Here’s the main adjective I would use to describe Arrival: Heavy. IS IT “GOOD?” Yes. How much $$ is it worth? – $8 movie ticket. What’s good about it? – Linguistics are cool. What about the acting? – Amy Adams carries this movie on her back and does it well. Jeremy Renner and … More Arrival: A Good Movie That Makes Me Miss Independence Day
Originally posted on life and love and why:
I’m not very good at hope. I’m a worst-case-scenario kind of girl. (I can tell you 100 ways I’ve imagined getting a flat tire. I don’t need WebMD to tell me how the mysterious pain will kill me. I can sabotage a relationship before I even say…
As I write this, I’ve set TweetDeck to deliver tweets regarding the Standing Rock / #NoDAPL protests. I did this in response to reports that protesters were being water cannoned in sub-freezing temperatures. And that’s probably the most important thing going on right now. But a lot’s happened since the last time I wrote here, … More In the Face of Water Cannons
This is Phil – the Pill – updating from one of the meeting rooms at the office. (It’s weird, it’s “the office” when it’s the whole part of the building your company owns, but it’s never “my office.” “My office” would imply I have my own personal space to make these calls or whatever, but … More Sure. Why not?
Originally posted on Historical Junk:
Ancestry Week 1- Teething as a cause of death ? The topic of the week is teething, but first y’all are going to get some background information on my Ancestry journey. I’ve always been fascinated by genealogy. I frequently tell myself that I’m going to spend half an hour on…
I woke up reasonably early in the morning. It wasn’t three or four in the morning. That was the Last Phil, the Nocturnal Phil. The one who couldn’t sleep in past sunrise for fear that he’d missed his work shift. But, this was still early by many people’s standards. I decided I was in the … More Brooklyn: A Non-Review. Plus, Phil Drives Distractedly
The only way to beat 9 to 5 is to not work 9 to 5. I’d rather work 6 to 8. I’ll avoid traffic in both directions that way. But the last thing I want. Is to work 9 to 5.
Christopher and I met at Pita Vera sometime before he went to law school with Whitney. Alexander and I met at Champ’s where he gave me the phrase, “the anthropology of your life.” I apologized to Kristen for fighting with her at a party at that Italian place on Main Street – what was it … More Whatever Happened To the Faceback Project?
Okay. So what the hell happened? We can start at the part where I deactivated my first Facebook under the ludicrous pretense that I would meet face-to-face with most of the friends who mattered to me. Nah. We can start at the part where I finally decided I needed to leave Blacksburg, Virginia in order … More
This is my worst fear, come to think of it. There are multiples, you know Those I’m about to face As I submit myself to the cold scrutinization Of a pulsing, merciless scanner And then there are multiples That we choose I can live in the dark. But I can’t write in the dark. And … More