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Apr 28 2011 6:00pm

Of Sparkly Crowns and Pretty Gowns: The (Disney) Princess Experience

Pink tiaraIn honor of the Royal Wedding coverage, I have been asked to share my princess experience story. If you have been to Disney World recently with a young girl between the age of 4 and 11 or a slightly ahem...obsessed Disney princess fanatic, then you too have visited Cinderella’s Royal Table dinner:
A complete three meal course provided with live entertainment from Cinderella herself and her troupe of royal companions.

In the weeks leading up to this treat (which occurred just last year), I was overly excited. I mean, I am an adult, after all. But many years ago, when I had visited the park as a child, Cinderella’s castle was only for show. You could walk up and through the castle that was covered with these beautifully mosaic titled walls, and of course truly believing that Cinderella and her prince lived inside.

Now I finally had the chance to go INSIDE and meet the Queen Bee herself!

[Step within...]

Mar 12 2011 3:00pm

Obsession Confession: My Twilight Addiction is Disney’s Fault

Twilight posterThe question that enters my mind as I go into Duane Reade (a New York drugstore chain) to purchase earplugs before getting in line to wait at least an hour and a half before the premiere of the new Twilight movie is always “Why?”

What is it about this series that always keeps me coming back for more? I’m a 20-something female who, along with millions of fans, is drawn to this one story, and to me it doesn’t make much sense.

The plot is thin, the dialogue between the characters is sophomoric, and don’t even get me started on the acting abilities of Kristen Stewart or, more appropriately, the lack thereof.

[So what's the draw? Other than a hero who sparkles in the sun, that is. . . .]

Feb 28 2011 10:00am

For Love Of The Glove: On the Waterfront

Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint as Terry Malloy and Edie Doyle in On The Waterfront

Oh, how I wish I were Edie's Glove!  

If you are a true romantic (which I expect you are, since you've managed to find your way here!) and haven’t seen On the Waterfront, I implore you to run out right now and rent it.  A phrase that is tired but true: It is one of the best movies of all time! Combine the talents of Marlon Brando—newly famous then for his Method acting, Elia Kazan, the equally-lauded director of A Street Car Named Desire, and the exceptional music of Leonard Bernstein, the original composer of West Side Story, and you have one timeless classic to enjoy.

Enough namedropping, I’ve come here to reveal one of my favorite scenes throughout the whole movie: The glove scene.

[Who needs lingerie when you have gloves? . . .]

Feb 13 2011 6:02am

I (Don’t) Heart You: Carnation Hate Mail

Here we are again. February 14th, and every drug store is puking pink, red, and chocolate. Where, you ask, does my overwhelming hatred of this greeting card-inspired holiday come from? Middle school. Let's all take a journey back in time. Valentine's Day, as a young child, was always fun.

The day began with a pink dress and stacks of valentine cards in your backpack. The school activity involved decorating your cards and distributing your sparkle-tastrophe to everyone in the class. When you returned home with sticky hands, thanks to those Necco hearts you kept shoving in your face, there would be a million valentine-themed cartoons, movies, and tv shows waiting to greet you. It was a nice, safe time in childhood that, unfortunately, does not last forever. Did anyone stop that little girl and warn her what was coming? Nope, she was completely unaware of the dangers that were in store. For the lucky few of you who have never experienced this, let me give you a brief rundown of this torment.

[This can't be good...]

Feb 8 2011 9:33am

The Exciting Story of How the Admin Works

The exciting story of how the admin works, by Ian



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