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As some of you may have seen, I posted an excerpt from/link to a Hellogiggles article concerned Chris Brown performing at the Grammys (which you should definitely go and read if you haven’t already – here!). Thanks to that little post I got a record 220 pages views on the 13th! Wow. Obviously for the most part these weren’t people drawn in by my content [ 😦 ], but still, that’s a lot of page views! My viewership statistics will definitely be off kilter for a while… Anyway, hopefully at least a few of those people looked at other parts of the blog- maybe saw something they like and will visit again… A girl can dream!

I’ve been quite busy with classes and actually participating in life (it’s quite a concept), so I haven’t had much time for posting lately. I do have plenty of things I’d like to say, so hopefully I will create some time in the future to sit down and do that (not this weekend though, because my family is coming to visit!). I did just got on a rant earlier about one of my pet peeves (people who always need to be in a relationship- or at least act that way), so perhaps I’ll create some content around that.

Semi-related to my life and classes: I’m in two film courses this semester- Film Narratives and Philosophy Goes to the Movies. Belen (who is in both classes with me) and I have been having our own little Movie Mondays, as well as recreational film watching outside of class, and from that A BLOG WAS BORN! I give you 2 Girls and a Movie (or as I’ve affectionately nicknamed it 2G&M). We just set the site up, so it’s pretty empty right now, but it does have our ‘Required Viewing List,’ which are the films we’ll be watching for class, plus a few recreational additions. The basic plans is for us to review/critique/offer commentary on the various movies, plus some insight from our classes and our personal post-class discussions. I’ll let you know when we’ve got more content up, but hopefully you’ll check it out and maybe give it a follow. We’re funny, I promise.

Keep the Faith,

CB

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In honor of my 100th post, I wanted to make a list of recommendations for books, movies, e.t.c. What I discovered is that when you make a list of recommendations that long, it really just becomes a list of things that you like (which is not always the same as a recommendations list).

At any rate, here it is (in no order other than the one I thought of them in. Since WordPress hates me, you’ll just have to take my word for it that there are 100) :

100 Recommendations (AKA Things I Like)

TV Shows:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Lost
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Veronica Mars
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Prime Suspect (US)
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Young Americans
  • Parks and Recreation
  •  White Collar
  •  Revenge
  •  New Girl
  •  Everwood
  •  The OC
  •  (Early) Grey’s Anatomy
  •  True Blood
  •  Firefly
  •  Psych
  •  Gilmore Girls
  •  Bones (The last season or so is iffy)
  •  Roswell (Seasons 1&2)
  •  Dead Like Me
  •  Dollhouse
  •  My So-Called Life
  •  Party Down
  •  Kitchen Confidential
  •  Pushing Daisies

Books

  •  A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  •  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  •  This is Where I Leave You
  •  The Abhorsen Trilogy (particularly Lirael)
  •  The Feminine Mystique
  •  The Road
  •  Good Omens
  •  The Crucible
  •  You Shall Know Our Velocity
  •  The Catcher in the Rye
  •  Fahrenheit 451
  •  Julius Caesar
  •  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
  •  Negotiating with the Dead
  •  Picnic Lightening

Movies

  •  The Dark Night
  •  Easy A
  •  Atonement
  •  An Education
  •  Serenity (after you watch Firefly)
  •  500 Days of Summer
  •  Citizen Kane
  •  Good Will Hunting
  •  TiMER
  •  The Life Before Her Eyes
  •  Moulin Rouge
  •  Exit Through the Gift Shop
  •  Elizabethtown
  •  Tales from the Script
  •  Momento

Musical Artists

  •  The Fray
  •  She Keeps Bees
  •  Young the Giant
  •  Gregory and the Hawk
  •  Rilo Kiley
  •  Neko Case
  •  Death Cab for Cutie
  •  Adele
  •  Ingrid Michaelson
  •  The Pierces
  •  The Hush Sound
  •  Stars
  •  Regina Spektor
  •  The Weekend
  •  Florence + The Machine
  •  The Morning Benders
  •  Sleigh Bells
  •  Girls
  •  Nada Surf
  •  Imogen Heap
  •  Sufjan Stevens

Foods

  •  German Potato Salad
  •  Cafe Rio Salad
  •  Cafe Rio Salad with Pork (Yes, it gets two numbers depending on if it has meat or not)
  •  Mediterranean Pizza
  •  Pasta Salad (My mother’s, obviously)
  •  Kidney Beans (in a dish of some kind)
  •  Chips & Salsa (so underrated)
  •  In’n’Out Fries
  •  Quiche
  •  Tatter Tots
  •  Hash browns
  •  Criss-Cross Fries (Do you have a problem with five of these items being potato products? Blame my mother- that and steak are all she ate when I was in the womb)
  •  Mango Spinach Salad with Tangerine Balsamic (a dish of my own creation)
  •  Artichoke Hearts
  •  Crunchy Rice and Red Beans
  •  Macaroni and Cheese
  •  Chicken Fingers (when I’m eating meat)
  •  Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches
  •  Peanut Butter Cookies (best when made by Molly Rautenstrauch)
  •  Shrimp and Corn Salsa Quesadillas
  •  Hummus and crackers (or hummus and pretty much anything)
  •  Falafels